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The Curious Case of Nick Young

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June 1, 1985. A date that should be forever engrained in history. No, I’m not referring to the death of Richard Greene, the beloved English composer and actor. No, I’m not referring to “Weird Al” Yankovich releasing Dare To Be Stupid, nor am I referring to country singer Merle Haggard marrying his fourth wife. I’m […]

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Shaquille Harrison: A Journey from Obscurity to Eminence

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By Mason Kern It was 2012 and Shaquille Harrison had a decision to make. He could either play Division I college football at the University of Kansas or go a different route toward Division I basketball at Tulsa University. He opted for the latter, which was a pinnacle decision that has wholly defined his life […]

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Los Angeles Dodgers Lose Justin Turner to Injury

By Mason Kern The Los Angeles Dodgers lost their offensive leader from last season to injury in this past Monday night’s spring training game in which the team achieved a 3-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics. Justin Turner, third baseman for last season’s World Series runner-ups, reportedly sustained a non-displaced fracture in his left wrist […]

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First Class: Cricket Fever Ignites in America on Hotstar

New York, N.Y. On a cold, rainy and dreary Saturday afternoon during the end of February, I schlepped out to Brooklyn from Roosevelt Island to learn more about a sport I had only heard and seen images of in my life – cricket. The New York/New Jersey area is home to the most active cricket […]

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Will Loss of J.D. Martinez Impact Diamondbacks World Series Dreams?

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By Mason Kern After going 93-69 a year ago, the Arizona Diamondbacks have the tools to make another successful playoff push in the 2018-19 MLB season. Fans should expect power swings and strikeouts galore from their two superstars: perennial National League MVP candidate (and first baseman) Paul Goldschmidt and ace pitcher Zack Greinke. Despite getting […]

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Cleveland Cavaliers Contenders Once More?

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After a flurry of trade deadline shipments and acquisitions, the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers have sights set on this year’s NBA Playoffs By Mason Kern Cleveland has a new look. The organization had a busy trade deadline in early February in which it made several moves that wholly reshaped the face of the team. And necessary […]

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Tensions Run High as NBA Altercations Escalate

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Multiple physical incidents prompt ejections and suspensions league-wide   What a wild week it has been in the NBA, quite literally. Tensions clearly ran high across the entire league this week as fans bore witness to unsavory NBA behavior similar to past unbecoming incidents like the infamous “Malice in the Palace” melee. To kick off […]

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AUDIO INTERVIEW: NBA Pro Turned MedDevice Developer Jonathan Bender on Career Rebound

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After entering the NBA in 1999 as the number five overall draft pick, Jonathan Bender soon realized that a painful growth spurt he suffered during childhood was haunting him. Desperate to take pressure off his knees, he engineered his own apparatus using a few supplies he picked up at a drugstore. Through trial and error, […]

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