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Bryce Harper signs with record $330 million, 13-year contract with Phillies

Bryce Harper signs with record $330 million, 13-year contract with Phillies

Sam Allery, Sports Editor

March 6, 2019


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Outfielder Bryce Harper signed a 13-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies worth $330  million on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Harper’s signing came a week after spring training had already started for his new team. The contract is the largest in American sports history, surpassing Ma...

Robinson Cano suspended for steroid use

Robinson Cano suspended for steroid use

Sam Allery, Section Editor

May 24, 2018


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Another day, another suspension. On Tuesday, May 15th, Robinson Cano, second baseman for the Seattle Mariners, was suspended 80 games for violating the Major League Baseball (MLB) policy on performance enhancing drugs. Cano accepted the suspension rather than appealing it, meaning his suspensi...

Angels Rookie Ohtani Having Historic Start

Angels Rookie Ohtani Having Historic Start

Sam Allery, Sports Editor

April 20, 2018


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Too good to be true? Shohei Ohtani was one of the most talked about players in Major League Baseball’s offseason. His ability to both pitch and hit in the Nippon Professional Baseball League (Japan’s equivalent to Major League Baseball) made him one of the hottest items on the free agent market. ...

Editorial: Retiring Bonds’ Number is a Bad Decision

Editorial: Retiring Bonds’ Number is a Bad Decision

Sam Allery, Sports Section Editor

March 19, 2018


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Cheating is going unpunished. Barry Bonds defined the steroid era. As one of the premier players in the 90s and early 2000s, Bonds became an icon for all baseball fans and players. Little did they know that Bonds was involved in PED (Performance Enhancing Drug) usage deals with BALCO (Bay Area Labo...

Dodgers and Yankees Show Off Phenoms in 2017

Dodgers and Yankees Show Off Phenoms in 2017

Sam Allery, Sports Section Editor

December 11, 2017


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Easy victory for the young studs? The 2017 Rookie of the Year (ROY) awards will be announced soon, and this one could be no contest. The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger and the Yankees’ Aaron Judge both displayed power rarely seen by rookies, and few rival them in any aspect. But it’s not over unti...

MLB Managers to be honored come November

Sam Allery, Sports Editor

November 20, 2017


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Will the Astros win yet again? With another MLB season in the books, another awards season has arrived. All 30 managers are vying for the honor of Manager of the Year. Even though only two get the trophy, many more are deserving. American League Manager of the Year          ...

New York Rookie Makes History Again and Again

New York Rookie Makes History Again and Again

Sam Allery, Sports Section Editor

November 2, 2017


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He’s Judge, jury and executioner. Since his first home run of the year on April 10th, Yankees rookie Aaron Judge has been the talk of baseball. The California native was fighting for his spot on the roster in March, and now he's an MVP candidate. While it had its ups and downs, Judge’s season had more significance than just home runs. Judge was a starter f...

The Secret of Professional Losers

The Secret of Professional Losers

Evan Spinney, Reporter

October 5, 2017


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These pro sports teams just can’t catch a break. Of the 123 Big Four sports teams—football, baseball, basketball, and hockey—some of them appear to not be able to finish the season with a win. No matter how well they do in the regular season, the post-season games do not end how they’re exp...

MLB Playoffs Sure to be Exciting

MLB Playoffs Sure to be Exciting

Sam Allery, Sports Section Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Sports

With one month left, no team is safe. The Major League Baseball (MLB) playoffs start in less than two weeks, many spots are still up for grabs. Three of the six divisions have a guaranteed winner, and all four wild card spots are still open. With over half the league’s teams vying for just 10 spot...

MLB could see new division winners after offseason shakeup

MLB could see new division winners after offseason shakeup

Sam Allery, Reporter

April 24, 2017


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Will the Cubs be able to repeat their victory? For the first time in 108 years, the Cubs will be defending champions this season. After months of offseason trades and signings, many teams look much different than they did at the season’s end. While some teams are aiming to make the playoffs, other...

Yankees’ Star Catcher’s First Two Months have been Historic

Yankees’ Star Catcher’s First Two Months have been Historic

Sam Allery, Reporter

October 24, 2016


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This rookie has had a season for the ages. Gary Sanchez transitioned to Major League Baseball (MLB) in August from the Scranton/Wilkes Barre Railriders. Ever since, he has been batting in the New York Yankees lineup. Sanchez has also become a frontrunner in the American League Rookie of the Yea...

Celebrating the Life of The Sultan of Swat, Babe Ruth

Celebrating the Life of The Sultan of Swat, Babe Ruth

August 16, 2016


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By: Kieran Holley Today marks 68 years since the loss of a baseball legend, Babe Ruth.   The Broadcaster takes a look back at the life of this towering giant of early 20th century sports on the 68th anniversary of his death in 1948. Early Life George Herman “Babe” Ruth was one of the mos...

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