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Teams should stop racist names

With our world becoming increasingly progressive, the sports realm is starting to finally get a dose of political correctness, and rightfully so. Recently, the Washington Redskins, D.C.’s NFL team, for those not athletically knowledgeable, has come under a lot of controversy for their admittedly racist name. Although the name has been criticized for a long time, President Obama’s recent remarks... 

Commentary: PEDs change sports world forever

<i>Commentary</i>: PEDs change sports world forever
Julian Mininsohn, Sports Editor It is easy to think that baseball is ruined. From the Alex Rodriguez debacle to Ryan Braun lying to the face of the sports world it is hard to believe that the legacy of America’s favorite pastime is not tarnished. However, “ruined” may not be the correct word. Performance enhancing drugs have changed the lens through which we look at sports. The business of sports... 

Commentary: Dodgers may find new life with new owner

<i>Commentary</i>: Dodgers may find new life with new owner
Lauren Creiman, News Editor They were the words heard around Los Angeles: “Frank McCourt is going to sell the Dodgers.” I think I speak on behalf of most Dodger fans when I say that we have waited for this news for much too long. Suddenly it feels like our luck might change; the Dodgers will be free of the imbecile’s control, and we can get back to playing ball and winning games. However, like... 

Commentary: Leagues need to act to stop violence

<i>Commentary</i>: Leagues need to act to stop violence
Daniel Hargis, Sports Editor Teams taunt one another during games, often through controversial extracurricular activities that result in more resentment between the teams and an act of retaliation that the governing body of the sport must address. No self-respecting team will go down without having the last laugh, taking action so that the opponent knows they will not get pushed around. The most recent... 

Major League baseball season springing into action

Jesse Evans Staff Writer Before the blooming flowers of spring come the scents of fresh leather and pine tar as Major League baseball returns Thursday. With the San Francisco Giants winning their first World Series title since 1954, many would think that they would be the favorite this upcoming season. Some experts think otherwise as many teams will be fighting for playoff spots the entire season after... 

ULV athletes take rituals seriously

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor He does not eat the day of a race, but the day before he has to eat pizza, he only wears a certain pair of shoes and he has to wear rubber wristbands while he runs. This is sophomore Matthew Sustayta’s routine that he follows every time he is going to compete in a cross-country race or in a track meet. Sustayta is not the only athlete at the University of La Verne who takes... 

Commentary:Baseball’s beauty to be shown in October

<i>Commentary</i>:Baseball’s beauty to be shown in October
Elsie Ramos, Sports Editor Last semester I wrote a commentary piece about the 2010 Major League Baseball season, in which I said that most likely it would be the same teams going to the playoffs this year. I was not completely wrong, but there were some teams that took me by surprise. The American League has the usual suspects: the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays fighting for the AL East and... 

Commentary: World Series could be deja vú in 2010

Elsie Ramos Staff Writer The clocks have been turned forward and the temperature has begun to rise which can only mean one thing, spring is here, and with the start of spring comes the start of America’s favorite pastime, baseball. With spring training all but over, all 30 Major League teams are putting together their 25-man rosters, and with opening day comes a clean slate, a chance to forget about... 
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