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MLB: National League playoff preview

MLB: National League playoff preview

Megan Diskin

September 30, 2013

It is officially October and to baseball fans everywhere that means it’s the start of an anxiety-filled postseason. It all starts tonight when the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates play each other for the wild card spot. Cincinnati Reds vs Pittsburgh Pirates - Led by star outfielder Andrew M...

MLB: American League playoff preview

MLB: American League playoff preview

Andrew Martinez

September 30, 2013

The road to the World Series will go through Boston, as the top-seeded Red Sox surprised everyone and dominated the American League. Boston will await the winner of the Wild Card, as the Cleveland Indians will battle the Tampa Bay Rays for the last playoff spot. In the second Division Series, the Oakland At...

Dodgers looking to make a deep postseason run

Dodgers looking to make a deep postseason run

Megan Diskin

September 15, 2013

When a group publicly led by legendary L.A. Laker Magic Johnson bought the Los Angeles Dodgers last March for over $2 billion, fans all around the world rejoiced. A team that just months before had filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy became the most expensive sports franchise that had ever been bought. And after exte...

2012 World Series Predictions: Detroit will sweep S.F. for title

Casey Delich

October 15, 2012

In what was probably the wildest divisional series ever, with all four series decided by a fifth game for the first time, picking a World Series winner seems infinitely harder. St. Louis survived after being down 6 runs early in Game 5 and down to their last strike twice against the Washington Nationals,...

Column: Cy Young and MVP award predictions

Casey Delich

October 2, 2012

With the end of the season approaching, the only thing some players have to look forward to is the end of the year awards and a long offseason.  Nearly all professional players would trade any amount of individual hardware for a chance in the postseason.These are my picks for Major League Baseball’s indi...

Dodgers need a Cuban presence

Raul Magana

May 3, 2011

For the Los Angeles Dodgers, a storied franchise and iconic sports organization, it seems like the only two things worth celebrating lately is outfielder Andre Ethier’s hitting streak and the Major League Baseball’s takeover of day-to-day operations from owner Frank McCourt. “The Dodgers have ...

Arizona is no place for All-Star Game

Gilberto Manzano

April 27, 2011

With 15 of 30 Major League Baseball teams having their spring training in Arizona, the state that passed a bill last year that allows police officers who have stopped somebody for an infraction to ask for proof of legal residence if there is reasonable suspicion the person is an illegal immigran...

Bonds, McGwire should be in the Hall of Fame

Brandon Henson

March 22, 2011

Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire. What can I say about the two? Lets see… legends, leaders and phenomenal players? It’s funny to even say these words because both are the two most scrutinized players for alleged steroid use over the past several years. Reading about Bonds’ perjury trial that began on Monday and McGwire’s recent return for anothe...

Swifter, higher, stronger with an unfair advantage

Pam Tapper

February 8, 2010

Pamela Tapper Contributing reporter In 1896, Baron Pierre de Coupertin initiated the motto, Swifter, Higher, Stronger for the Olympics. In his vision of the modern Olympics, I don’t think he had performance enhancing drugs in mind.  Unfortunately some athletes have chosen to use performance enhancing dru...

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