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Athletics season hits halfway point

Athletics season hits halfway point

Matthew Carrera,
Contributor

August 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

Baseball season has reached its halfway point and the Oakland Athletics should feel good about where they stand. They have had an interesting first half with several storylines, most importantly ending it by winning 17 of their last 22 games and now are 10 games above .500. This first half of th...

New Zealand makes history at Rugby 7s World Cup

New Zealand makes history at Rugby 7s World Cup

Allison Weseman,
Photographer

August 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

The New Zealand men’s and women’s All Blacks team made history on Saturday and Sunday by becoming the first teams to win back-to-back World Rugby Cup Championships. The men’s side defeated England 33-12 on Sunday while the women retained the title they won back in 2013 in Moscow by shutting out ...

Youth football participation on the decline

Youth football participation on the decline

Andrew Cooper,
Staff Writer

July 3, 2018


Filed under Metro, Sports

The future for tackle youth football does not look promising thanks to recent scientific studies regarding the relationship between the sport and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) conducted by Boston University. CTE has prominently come to light over the past decade, with football being a major...

San Jose finally snaps losing streak

San Jose finally snaps losing streak

Christian Martinez,
Staff Writer

July 3, 2018


Filed under Sports

The San Jose Earthquakes snapped out of a four-game losing streak with a tie at home against the New England Revolution on June 13. The game at Avaya Stadium marked the first meeting between the two teams this season. The Quakes were able to take control of the game early on with Danny Hoesen having...

Raiders offseason off to great start

Raiders offseason off to great start

Matthew Carrera,
Contributor

July 3, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Oakland Raiders had a disappointing season last season and failed to make the playoffs. Now that we are in the offseason, the Raiders have their chance to gain some ground in the AFC West. So far, the Raiders are having a very successful offseason. It all started by rehiring Jon Gruden. Jon Gruden, who ...

NBA Finals rematch good for league

NBA Finals rematch good for league

Matthew Carrera,
Contributor

July 3, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Golden State Warriors faced the Cleveland Cavaliers for a fourth consecutive year in the NBA finals, and the Dubs captured their third NBA title in four years. It was a tough task getting past LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, but it was one they accomplished superbly. Some people may...

Rugby World Cup comes to San Francisco

Rugby World Cup comes to San Francisco

Allison Weseman,
Photographer

July 3, 2018


Filed under Sports

In less than one month, AT&T Park in San Francisco will play host to the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens. Previously held in Moscow, Russia, the Rugby World Cup Sevens serves as the pinnacle of achievement for rugby teams around the world. The World Rugby Organization awarded San Francisco and the...

Wrestling is fake, but who really cares?

Wrestling is fake, but who really cares?

Austin Teegarden,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

When I was growing up, I was not allowed to watch wrestling on the big TV in our house. My mom called it “Crap TV.” Ten years later, I’m still not allowed to watch it at my parents’ house unless she is not home or goes to bed early. People like my mother hate professional wrestling and will spend...

San Jose Earthquakes lose 3-1 to D.C. United

San Jose Earthquakes lose 3-1 to D.C. United

Christian Martinez,
Staff Writer

May 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

Following a win on the road against Minnesota United FC and a tie against the Vancouver Whitecaps last week, the San Jose Earthquakes lost at home on Saturday. The Earthquakes played D.C. United at Avaya Stadium for the first time this season and lost 3-1. Danny Hoesen scored the only San Jose goal t...

Oakland still needs more defenders

Oakland still needs more defenders

Matthew Carrera,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

The NFL draft concluded on April 28, and the Oakland Raiders came out with an average draft. There is a lot more they could have done, and they made some moves that made fans scratch their heads. Oakland needed to secure their defense, and they failed to do that. The Raiders left a lot of good pl...

Women’s water polo season wraps up

Women’s water polo season wraps up

Austin Teegarden,
Contributor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Cal State East Bay women’s water polo team finished second in the Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) conference final, losing to 12-2 to UC San Diego on April 29. This wrapped up their season, finishing 18-9 overall on the year. The Pioneers fought hard all weekend, going 2-1 overall. They be...

Pioneers earn All-CCAA honors for baseball, softball

Pioneers earn All-CCAA honors for baseball, softball

Marissa Marshall,
Sports Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

Despite not qualifying for the playoffs, the California State East Bay baseball and softball teams had seven players earn All-CCAA honors, an award that recognized the best players of the 2018 season The softball team was 19-36 overall this season and 13-22 in California Collegiate Athletic Associ...

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