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Mets look to translate strong play into late-season playoff push
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Mets look to translate strong play into late-season playoff push

    The New York Mets limped into the All-Star break after three straight losses against the Washington Nationals and failed to inspire hope with a 20-23 record ever since. Trying to tap into last season’s trade deadline magic, they dealt minor league infielder Dilson Herrera and pitching prospect Max Wotell to the Cincinnati Reds…

A-Rod ends career after 22 seasons
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A-Rod ends career after 22 seasons

Alex Rodriguez played his final game in pinstripes on Aug. 12, one week after he announced his retirement from baseball. Despite being the subject of many harsh critiques about his play as of late, the New York Yankees allowed him to quietly leave the team midseason on mutually-agreed terms. The 41-year-old three-time American League MVP…

U.S. Olympic team dominates Rio 2016 with total of 121 medals
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U.S. Olympic team dominates Rio 2016 with total of 121 medals

The achievements of the U.S. team at the 2016 Rio Olympics has led some to conclude that these  athletes have been the best ever assembled for the Olympics. The United States has earned over 1,000 gold medals throughout Summer Olympic history, a feat accomplished by no other nation. Rio 2016 saw many U.S. Olympians excel…

McGregor beats Diaz after five rounds during non-title rematch
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McGregor beats Diaz after five rounds during non-title rematch

During their first fight, Nate Diaz shocked the world by tapping out the well-built Conor “The Notorious” McGregor in UFC 196. The unexpected win infuriated McGregor who yearned for a second fight to prove to himself and his fans that his career was not yet over. “I’ve flown in specific body types to replicate Nate’s…

Warriors bench erupts in Finals for two-game lead on Cavs
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Warriors bench erupts in Finals for two-game lead on Cavs

In the first two games of the NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors surprised the basketball world with their landslide wins against the Cleveland Cavaliers. In both games, they brought the Cavaliers to their surrender, even with little contribution from Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, the Warriors stars known for their tremendous shooting…

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Muhammad Ali dies unexpectedly after 32 years of Parkinson’s

Shock waves were felt across the world after the recent death of Muhammad Ali on Saturday, June 3. The three-time boxing heavyweight champion died at the age of 74 in Phoenix Arizona from septic shock due to natural causes. In his final hours, Ali was surrounded by his close family members, including his daughter Laila…

Curry unanimously takes second MVP
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Curry unanimously takes second MVP

  On Tuesday, May 10, NBA poster boy Stephen Curry rewrote the record books when he earned the league’s Most Valuable Player award in a unanimous decision, the first player in history to boast such a feat. Achieving MVP accolades for the second consecutive year, “Chef Curry,” as he is nicknamed, is stirring discussion over…

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