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An Era of Superteams

Bram Mansbach, Sports

August 22, 2017

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Comment These days in sports, we are no longer in the age of the franchise players. Now is the day of the superteams. With teams like the Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, the Oklahoma City Thunder...

Cavaliers will benefit from Kyrie Irving Trade

Jack Rafferty

August 21, 2017

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Comment In a 2010 post game presser, then Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah said, “I've never heard anybody say 'I'm going to Cleveland on vacation.’ What's so good about Cleveland?”.  Apparently, Kyrie Irving agrees, as he form...

Braves; Keep or Trade?

Reid Barry

August 21, 2017

Filed under Sports Commentary

  The Braves’ first season at SunTrust Park is almost over, and they are still a long way from making the playoffs. However, there were some important storylines this year that will affect the Braves’ future.  ...

APS Knights cannon-ball into the new season

Morgan Watkins, writer

August 21, 2017

Filed under SPORTS, Water Polo

The APS Knights water polo team, comprised of athletes from Grady, North Atlanta and students from several private schools, started a season of redemption after a winless regular season a year ago. APS faced Collins Hill and Great...

Girls soccer overcomes losing streak

The Southerner

May 24, 2017

Filed under SPORTS

By Jack Hudson The girls soccer team finished the 2016-2017 season with an overall record of 12-7-1, making it to the third round of the state playoffs where they lost 2-0 to McIntosh. Despite struggles early  in the season,...

Falcons focus on defense in NFL Draft

Braden Pressman

May 23, 2017

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The Atlanta Falcons prioritized their explosive young defense over offense in the 2017 NFL Draft, drafting defensive end Takkarist McKinley in the first round and linebacker Duke Riley in the third round. McKinley recorded 99...

Falcons upgrade defense after Super Bowl loss

Ben Bizot

May 23, 2017

Filed under SPORTS

The Falcons young and exciting defense was one of the talking points of the NFL last season, and one of the driving forces behind their run to the Super Bowl, and it is still getting better. In addition to retaining their you...

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