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Women’s Cross Country

Women’s Cross Country

November 14, 2019

By EDWARD SOPER, CONTRIBUTOR The California State University, East Bay women’s cross country team placed third in the National Collegiate Athletics Association West Regionals in Monmouth, Oregon on Nov. 9. This race proved to be a historic one for CSUEB, as sophomore Angie Ronquillo set a new pro...

Coach, student and community member

Coach, student and community member

By Will Barnett, CONTRIBUTOR

November 7, 2019

Life as a student for many involves working and studying at the same time. For Mario Castellanos, it involves being an NCAA coach, graduate student, and pillar of his church in his local community in Union City, Calif. This season, Castellanos will enter his tenth year as the assistant coach of the Calif...

Golden State Warriors losing their edge

Golden State Warriors losing their edge

By Edward Soper, SPORTS EDITOR

November 7, 2019

Coming into the season, the Golden State Warriors knew that this season would be tougher than most. After an injury in last season’s NBA Finals, the team would be without their all-star shooting guard Klay Thompson until at least February. In an effort to remedy this situation, Golden State completed a ...

Raiders roster churning continues

Raiders roster churning continues

By TJ Porreca, CONTRIBUTOR

October 24, 2019

The Oakland Raiders opted to trade another young player this week, as 2017 first-round draft pick Gareon Conley was dealt to the Houston Texans on Monday. The decision to trade Conley falls in line with what has become a trend of Jon Gruden’s second tenure with the Raiders. Since coming back to Oak...

How do the new look Golden State Warriors stack up against the rest of the league?

How do the new look Golden State Warriors stack up against the rest of the league?

October 17, 2019

The Golden State Warriors look to bounce back this coming 2019-20 NBA season from a disappointing and injury plagued playoff run that ended in 4-2 finals loss to the Toronto Raptors, led by now Los Angeles Clipper, Kawhi Leonard. The Warriors face challenges that they have not faced in recent years. ...

San Jose welcomes back Sharks legend

San Jose welcomes back Sharks legend

October 17, 2019

Patrick Marleau returns to guide San Jose Sharks The San Jose Sharks made waves this offseason when they opted to let team captain Joe Pavelski walk in free agency. Coming off an impressive 38 goal campaign, Pavelski will take his talents to an already potent Dallas Stars team that looks to make anoth...

Chase Center revamps SF sports culture

Chase Center revamps SF sports culture

By Dylan Lazaga, CONTRIBUTOR

October 10, 2019

Ever since the new Chase Center in San Francisco had its grand opening with rock band Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony, it feels like the Golden State Warriors are wrestling with other acts for best performance. Before the Warriors’ first preseason game on Oct. 5, Chase Center hosted two ...

Pro wrestling’s return to prime time television

Pro wrestling’s return to prime time television

By Dylan Lazaga, CONTRIBUTOR

October 3, 2019

Professional wrestling has been a staple in the sports world for a long time. The sports genre is now about to take its next big step with wrestling companies World Wrestling Entertainment and All Elite Wrestling by taking the national television stage. Whether professional wrestling is ready for “pr...

Judge grants order barring county from selling its Coliseum share

Judge grants order barring county from selling its Coliseum share

By Jeff Shuttleworth, BAY CITY NEWS SERVICE

October 3, 2019

A judge on Tuesday granted the city of Oakland's request for a temporary restraining order barring Alameda County from immediately selling its half ownership of the 155-acre Coliseum complex to the Oakland A's baseball team for $85 million. However, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch said ...

Earthquakes look to shake up the MLS playoffs

Earthquakes look to shake up the MLS playoffs

By Edward Soper, SPORTS EDITOR

October 3, 2019

The San Jose Earthquakes have had an intense season with more than their fair share of ups and downs. The arrival and emergence of players such as Magnus Erikkson, Christian Espinoza, Carlos Fierro, and Daniel Vega, as well as new manager Matías Almeyda have completely turned the team around, takin...

The holdout crisis in the National Football League

The holdout crisis in the National Football League

By Edward Soper, SPORTS EDITOR

September 18, 2019

The NFL has entered an era that the league simply cannot afford to enable. Prominent players have recently decided that, rather than play out the final year of their contracts, they would rather sit out and force the team to give them a lucrative extension. It all began with former Pittsburgh Steeler...

Raiders beat Broncos in season opener

Raiders beat Broncos in season opener

By TJ Porreca, MANAGING EDITOR

September 12, 2019

When the Oakland Raiders took the field on Monday night in the final season-opening game in Oakland, the team did so without star receiver Antonio Brown. The Raiders took on division-rival Denver Broncos in the NFL’s primetime slot on Monday night football with a different look on offense than th...

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