Saturday, July 20, 2024
There comes a point in almost every championship dynasty when the team starts to disintegrate. From the inside out, the shots begin to miss, personalities begin to clash and players begin to leave. The early 2000s Lakers endured the constant bickering between stars Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal before the big man was traded to Miami and the franchise...
Let’s clarify something first and foremost, being an overrated coach doesn’t necessarily mean that coach is bad. I personally still think Doc Rivers is a good coach, but shouldn’t be as highly lauded as people make him out to be. Not too long ago, Rivers was being mentioned in the same breath as Gregg Popovich and Phil Jackson when it...
On Friday Oct. 4, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Riot Games hosted a world championship match for their PC game, League of Legends. LoL, as many gamers call it, just so happens to be the most popular game in the entire world with over 70 million registered users. To those unfamiliar, competitive gaming, colloquially known as eSports, has...
Sometimes the entertaining spectacle of sports clashes with the harshness of reality. The trial of Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius fits that bill. Winning the hearts of millions, the South African dubbed "Blade Runner" gained global fame at the London 2012 Olympics as he became the first double amputee to compete against able-bodied athletes. Sixth months ago we saw him...
Buenos días Most tennis fans are familiar with the phrase "no challenges remaining." After a player has used their three allotted objections, the umpire mouths the words that silence any further discussion about a right or wrong call. Well today there are no challenges remaining for UCR tennis as the university announced the decision to remove the program after nearly...
Over the past month or so, the public perception of the National Football League has downward-spiralled into a media circus that shows no signs of slowing down. Multiple star players in major legal trouble? Check. Alleged cover-ups of these situations by high-ranking officials in the league? Check. An inept commissioner who embodies the words “hypocrite” and “power-hungry”? Check. It all...
The landscape of the NBA has certainly changed since the first tip-off all the way back in October. Back then Metta World Peace boldly proclaimed that the newly equipped Lakers would rival the Bulls' record regular season mark of 72-10. Analysts pointed at a healthy Derrick Rose as the only deterrent to the Miami Heat's second go at a...
"I'm better at life than you." Bold, huh? Those were the words Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman hurled at ESPN's "First Take" television host Skip Bayless on one of the show's episodes last week. Following Bayless' comments that the Stanford product wasn't in the "same class" as Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, the Bayless-Sherman on-air debate was circled on the calendar...
February 14, 2013 Warriors 5 – Highlanders 2 The losses continue to pile up for the UC Riverside women’s tennis team as it dropped a 5-2 decision to #65 ranked Hawai’i Thursday afternoon at Andulka Park. Missing from the lineup again was junior Kat Saltarelli, whom coach Mark Henry believes plays a pivotal role on the team. When asked about what is...
"I'm a 34-year-old NBA Center. I'm black. And I'm gay." Simple, poignant and daring words. Jason Collins, a 12-year NBA veteran, became the first man to acknowledge being gay while still active in one of America's four major professional sports. But Collins' statement was much more than words, it was a small shift in American sports popular culture: the...