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Sharapova scrutinized for doping, tests positive for meldonium

On Sunday, March 6, when Maria Sharapova’s agent said that Sharapova would hold a press conference the next day to make a major announcement, most people speculated that she would announce her retirement. This was a likely assumption given her numerous career injuries, recent lack of success on the court and age. But she shocked…

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College basketball gears up as March Madness gets underway

March Madness is upon us. No, it is not an illness caused by midterms. It is the moniker given to the NCAA Division I basketball tournament where 68 teams engage in a battle royal for the championship. In the ongoing struggle against the tyranny of commercial breaks, a two-hour broadcast that trickled through the names…

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Weighing Durant’s options

One of the biggest names in the free agency market this season is Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant. While the 6-foot-9 superstar attempted to dismiss all rumors surrounding his future, Durant has found little success avoiding the attention as his current contract nears expiration. Recently, there has been a lot of talk in the media…

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Fredette struggles to find a fit in the NBA

Imagine that you are back in the year 2011. March Madness is around the corner, and Jimmer Fredette is all the jazz in the college basketball world. “Jimmermania,” as it was referred to by the media, had college basketball fans across the nation salivating over the Brigham Young University sharpshooter who was having a season…

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FIFA elects Infantino to rebuild its image

Back on June 2, 2015, Sepp Blatter, the ex-FIFA president whose morality matches his beauty, resigned from his post when U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch lifted the veil off the deeply embedded corruption under his 18-year reign. His announcement came at the heels of being re-elected for the fourth time. Days earlier, FIFA officials were…

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Chapman suspended 30 games on domestic violence charges

The New York Yankees’ closer Aroldis Chapman has been suspended for the first 30 games of the 2016 MLB season by commissioner Rob Manfred for violating the league’s new domestic violence policy. This new policy was created by way of an agreement between the MLB and the players’ union last season in an attempt to…

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Manning retires, addresses his troubling past in farewell speech

“The Sheriff” has officially ridden off into the sunset. Peyton Manning announced his retirement at a press conference in Denver on Monday, March 7. Choking up from the first word, his speech was as immaculately prepared as Manning was for Sunday. Manning went through his progression: from being the prodigal son of Archie Manning, former…

Cardinals hand Bearcats first postseason lost in nine seasons
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Cardinals hand Bearcats first postseason lost in nine seasons

Feb. 19, 2016 marked the end of an era for the Baruch College women’s basketball program. After playing in a league of its own for the majority of the past decade, the eight-time defending CUNYAC-champion Bearcats were dethroned by the eighth seed York College Cardinals in the first round of the tournament. While knocking down…

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Del Potro makes return at Delray Beach

After waiting 11 months, Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina finally made his comeback to professional men’s tennis. Before his resurgence last week at the Delray Beach Open in Delray Beach, Florida, where he reached the semifinals, it seemed unclear whether he would ever return after four wrist surgeries debilitated his career. When he was…

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