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During this season's spring training, the Houston Astros had been hit by more pitches than any other MLB team, coincidentally after the MLB discovered that the Astors illegally stole signs during their 2017 World Series championship and the 2018 season. The Astors manager Dusty Baker asked the MLB to help protect his players.

The Astros handled their cheating scandal all wrong

March 25, 2020

Cheating is never tolerated in any professional sport, let alone the Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series. The Houston Astros 2017 championship team, ...

Sports teams are unsure whether or not they will be returning to the field this year due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Additionally, spring sports have already been hit hard this semester because of the constant rain leading to many canceled games and practices.

Sports on hold as weather and coronavirus tends to worsen

March 24, 2020

During January and February, I would look outside and see nothing but rain, rain, rain. Being on the varsity soccer team, this meant that our practices w...

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Nike pushes sport technology to its brink

February 24, 2020

Wearing them is essentially cheating. When the Nike Zoom Vaporfly was created, many assumed it was another big-money advertising campaign for a shoe that made p...

Senior Bram Mansbach (left) races Eli Hoffenfeld of Riverwood (right) to a 5th place finish and All-State honors in the Class 5A state cross country meet on Nov. 1 in Carrollton. Grady's boys cross country team finished 3rd overall.

Cross country, athletics bring growth, teach life lessons

November 19, 2019

My first day of high school did not start in August much like everyone else’s. My first day started June 1st. We met at the Candler Park pool around...

In a photo taken at a cross country morning practice in 2018, then juniors Ben Giersch and Keven Dorcinville run 400m repeats. Morning practices can be both beneficial and exhausting.

Morning practices must have balance

October 24, 2019

There’s nothing like it. The feeling of your alarm going off at 5:45 a.m. and waking to your pre-packed backpack and lunch made from the night befor...

Parents across the country are feeling the rising price of sports as seen in a recent drop in participation.

As cost of playing sports rises, participation drops

September 4, 2019

For many, the constant shouting from the sidelines, the sleepy carpools, the postgame meals, were an essential part of childhoods across the country. ...

Sports staff questions lack of clarity in staff turnover

April 23, 2019

There is a lack of clarity surrounding the appointment of new athletic director, Patrick Johnson, and the removal of current athletic director John Lambert...

LeBron James speaks to a crowd at the grand opening of his 'I Promise' School in Akron, Ohio. The school is meant to give formerly unprecedented resources and opportunity to children in the area where James grew up.

African American athletes use platform to speak out

February 8, 2019

Today, athletes are put on the biggest stage, under the biggest microscope and scrutinized whenever they make the most simple mistakes. The spotlight ...

Former New York Giants kicker Josh Brown was physically violent with his ex-wife more than 20 times. He was charged with domestic assault and violence in 2015 but only suspended for one NFL game.

NFL lacks punishment for domestic abusers

January 8, 2019

During the National Football League’s regular season, the Seattle Seahawks played the Los Angeles Rams. Both Seahawks player Tyler Lockett and Rams p...

Football has a deep connection to American life.

Impact of football in society undeniable

December 5, 2018

It's O.K. to watch football. That one simple statement has started countless arguments over a staple of American entertainment. Football is a brutal and potent...

Striker Josef Martinez screams in celebration for his goal against the New York Red Bulls in the 32nd minute. In the match at home in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta United won 3-0 on Nov. 25.

Atlanta United sets high expectations in second year

December 3, 2018

Atlanta United’s inaugural season last year gave the team the start it needed to become one of the best clubs in the country this year. Eastern Conf...

After much controversy, the NFL has put in place new rules to protect players and quarterbacks on the field. These rules have not sat well with defenders and fans.

New NFL rules are making the game worse

November 27, 2018

We now live in a sports era of safety. Evolving knowledge of sports related injuries has produced new rules and regulations. My mom would never let me play ...

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