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Championship-bound Chapecoense faces tragic blow, Brazil mourns
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Championship-bound Chapecoense faces tragic blow, Brazil mourns

The soccer world has been left devastated following a plane crash that killed nearly everyone on board the aircraft, including the majority of the Brazilian soccer club Assosiacao Chapecoense de Futebol. Members of Chapecoense, an up-and-coming soccer club that had seen little success until recently, had taken off from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, on LaMia Flight…

Woodward breaks silence on U.K. soccer sexual abuse scandal
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Woodward breaks silence on U.K. soccer sexual abuse scandal

Andy Woodward is a renowned soccer player who put together an exceptional career through stints at Bury Football Club, Crewe Alexandra Football Club and Sheffield United Football Club, all in the English Football League. Now retired, Woodward confessed to having been the victim of child molestation in his initial years as a soccer player, sparking…

Men’s basketball shines as women’s team looks to build steam
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Men’s basketball shines as women’s team looks to build steam

Baruch College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams have experienced the highs and lows of competition this season. For the men, a positive start to this season has bred confidence in the young squad with post-season aspirations. As for the women, poor performance early on has mounted on pressure to turn the tide as wins become…

Big-men become sharp-shooters in three-pointer-happy NBA
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Big-men become sharp-shooters in three-pointer-happy NBA

The three-point line has captured the hearts of coaches and general managers alike in the National Basketball Association. Ten years ago, the Golden State Warriors led the league in three-point attempts with 24.8 per game. Today, that number ranks 20th. The impetus for this three-point trend is basic mathematics—three points is more than two. In…

Strong play from Anthony, Porzingis and Rose provide Knicks edge
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Strong play from Anthony, Porzingis and Rose provide Knicks edge

Like he has many times before, Carmelo Anthony hit the game-winning shot in the dying seconds of an overtime shootout with the Charlotte Bobcats. With a veteran’s confidence, Anthony received a pass and immediately broke into a post-up against Charlotte’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. No. 7 spun around and arched a shot above Kidd-Gilchrist’s outstretched arms that…

Massive upsets in top five headline wild college football week
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Massive upsets in top five headline wild college football week

Chaos and volatility are two of the many reasons college football is so popular. Losing one game could spell doom for a team’s championship aspirations. With the talent so highly concentrated in Power Five conference schools, navigating through a season with a spotless record is a high-wire act. The circus that was Week 11 saw…

Prescott to remain Cowboys’ starter after league-best 8-1 start
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Prescott to remain Cowboys’ starter after league-best 8-1 start

Throughout this NFL season, one of the biggest dilemmas has been the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback controversy. The Cowboys’ fourth-round pick Dak Prescott shined during the preseason after veteran field general Tony Romo broke a bone in his back. Many thought Prescott’s performance would decline as he went up against starting defenses in the regular season….

Bearcats edge Birmingham-Southern in heated home-opener
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Bearcats edge Birmingham-Southern in heated home-opener

Season openers relieve months of pent-up anticipation and spark excitement for the future. When it comes to drawing enthusiasm from its fans, Baruch College’s men’s basketball team is second to none. It kicked off its 2016-17 campaign against Birmingham-Southern College, a private liberal arts college with just over 1,300 enrolled undergraduates. Its team, the Panthers,…

Warriors off to shaky start despite historic Durant acquisition
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Warriors off to shaky start despite historic Durant acquisition

With the 2016-17 NBA season only a few weeks old, lack of chemistry has become an issue for numerous teams across the league. Take none other than the Association’s newest villains, the Golden State Warriors. Last year, Golden State began the season by winning 24 consecutive games before losing their first game on Dec. 12….

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