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NBA Finals

June 1st, 2018   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

If you’re anything like me, basketball season feels like it goes on forever. We’re approaching the NBA finals, and the two teams who will be competing against each other have been announced: the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors! This will be the fourth consecutive year the Cavaliers and the Warriors have competed against each other for the 2018 NBA champion title. Game 1 starts on Thursday, May 31st, and Game 7 ends on Sunday, June 17th, if necessary. Both the Cavaliers and the Warriors played 7 games in their respective conferences, and getting to the finals hasn’t been easy. Last year, the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, but in 2016, the Cavaliers won the title. In 2015, The Golden State Warriors won. If this pattern continues, the Cleveland Cavaliers should win the title this year. We’ll have to wait and see!

 

By: Lauren Dinardo

Saquon Barkley to the Giants: and we couldn’t be happier

May 26th, 2018   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Penn state’s very own Saquon Barkley has been recruited by the Giants, and fans couldn’t be happier. We have to admit we all had a feeling he would put on the Giants due to his multiple Instagram and Snapchat posts with the famous Odell Beckham Jr. but officially hearing it was music to our ears, and rest to our minds. Running back Saquon Barkley coming in at 6’0 and 234 lbs is going to be such a great asset to the team, and we’re all so excited to see him do his thing on the field this upcoming season.

By: Serena Vohra

USADA attempts to end tainted supplement cases

May 10th, 2018   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »


Since the partnership began between the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), there have been several accusations of tainted supplements being the culprit of failed drug tests. The most high profile case was of the former Light Heavyweight Champion, Jon Jones. Jones, and several others, cling to their innocence and blame contaminated products as the reason for their failure. USADA has identified one of the leading performance enhancing drugs, Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators(SARMs), to be the main source of failed drug tests. Most often, this drug SARM, is found contaminating other seemingly harmless products, such as protein powder. This can occur when companies don’t take proper precautions during production. USADA has teamed up with other organizations to try and ban this substance by law of the FDA. They have a long road ahead trying to eliminate the fabricated stories of fighters, who really did take a banned substance and accuse a tainted supplement, and the true accidental contamination, but with this new regulation set in motion, hopefully the innocent will be absolved.

 

By Daniel Sproviero

The Explosive Joke

April 26th, 2018   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Trevor Davis Trevor Davis is an American Wide Receiver for the Green Bay Packers of the NFL. He appeared in 27 career games over the past two seasons with Green Bay, which selected him in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Even though Trevor’s football career is booming (no pun intended), he is in some hot water for making bomb jokes at the airport.

He was arrested on April 8, 2018 for making jokes about packing explosives at the Hawaiian Airlines ticket counter. Those jokes were seen as “criminal threats” which resulted in Trevor getting arrested. For those wondering what happened to Trevor, he was released on bail. Not only was Trevor released on bail, but it seems like he won’t be facing any charges for the bomb jokes. He has no scheduled court appearance and is currently participating in the packers’ offseason program since April 17 2018.

By Monica Legerme

Yankees Manager Joe Girardi Won’t Be Returning in 2018

November 2nd, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

 

As The American League Championship Series came to an end, so did Joe Girardi’s job as the New York Yankees manager. Girardi was the manager for the Yankees for 10 years and during that time the Yankees won one World Series and made the playoffs six times. Unfortunately for Girardi, those numbers weren’t enough for him to keep his job. Instead of having the decision of whether or not he would like to renew his contract, the Yankees made that decision for him. Girardi put a lot of blood, sweat and tears to do the best job he could on managing the team. Girardi states,” With a heavy heart, I come to you because the Yankees have decided not to bring me back”. Through this statement one can only sympathize and feel the pain that Girardi is currently feeling.

 

By: Vicky Estrella

Aaron Hernandez was found dead in his prison cell

April 25th, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Aaron Hernandez

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017 ex- Patriots football star Aaron Hernandez committed suicide. Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr., Massachusetts State Police Superintendent Col. Richard McKeon, and Secretary of Public Safety Daniel Bennett released a joint statement to the press stating Aaron Hernandez “died early Wednesday morning after he hanged himself by a bedsheet in his prison cell, the Massachusetts Department of Correction said. The former tight end for the New England Patriots had been serving a life sentence without parole after being convicted in the June 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd”. He was lock in his cell at 8 pm on Tuesday night and on 3:30 am Wednesday morning a corrections officer went to check on him and they found him hanging from his jail cell. Also, Aaron had carved John 3:16 on his forehead. The corrections facility rushed him to the hospital and he was pronounced dead an hour later after he arrived. At the scene, there showed no signs of a struggle. Hernandez left a note to his prison lover.  He left another note to his fiancé Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez and his four year old daughter. The notes were left next to a bible opened at John 3:16. Aaron’s family donated Aaron’s brain to Boston University’s Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.

By: Emily Fermin

Zlatan Ibrahimovic player for Manchester United is banned from playing in three matches due to violent misconduct

March 9th, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

 

Manchester United Soccer Star Zlatan Ibrahimovic is banned from playing in three matches due to his violent misconduct in this past Saturday’s match. He was charged today March 7, 2017 for his violent misconduct by the Football Association. Ibrahimovic fought last Saturday a couple of times with Tyrone Mings. Tyrone Mings who plays for Bournemouth is also charged with violent misconduct. This altercation started when Ibrahimovic threw Mings on the ground, Mings retaliated by stomping on Ibrahimovic head and then Ibrahimovic elbowed Mings in the face. With Manchester United losing Zlatan Ibrahimovic this has affected them tremendously.

 

By: Emily Fermin

The New England Patriots Win Super Bowl 51

February 6th, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

On Sunday, February 5, 2017 New England Patriots won Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, 34-28. In the first half the Atlanta Falcons had a 18 point lead over the Patriots. The Patriots gained a huge comeback and were able to tie the game 28 to 28. To break tie, Tom Brady and his team operating fast and efficiently scored the final touchdown of the game sealing the New England Patriots win over the Atlanta Falcons. The Patriots have won their 5th Super Bowl win. On Tuesday, February 7, 2017 there will be a parade celebrating the Patriots Victory in Boston, Massachusetts.

By:
Emily Fermin

Two Dominican baseball players died on the same weekend

January 24th, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Picture on the left: Yordano Ventura, Picture on the right: Andy Marte

 

Yordano Ventura a Kansas City Pitcher died at the age of the 25 on January 21, 2017. Yordano Ventura helped the Royals advanced to the 2015 World Series. He died in the Dominican Republic due to a car accident. The accident occurred while he was trying to drive up a foggy mountain road. He died in a town called San Jose de Ocoa in the Dominican Republic. Another former Dominican baseball player, Andy Marte died on January 22, 2017, in a separate car accident in the Dominican Republic. Andy Marte was 33 when he died. He formerly played for the Atlanta Braves and the Cleveland Indians. The baseball community is mourning the death of these two amazing Dominican baseball players.

By:
Emily Fermin

 

Northern Michigan University’s Anthony Herbert Dies at 20

January 18th, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

 

Yesterday, it was announced by school officials that starting left guard Anthony Herbert passed away in his dorm. ESPN reported that Herbert went for a morning workout, had breakfast, and then returned to his room. No word yet on the details of his passing. EMT’s were called into Herbert’s dorm but were unsuccessful in attempting to resuscitate him. “Anthony’s passing is felt deeply by many. He made a positive impact on our campus and was everything we hope for in a student-athlete. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and teammates, and we are focused on supporting them during this difficult time,” stated Forrest Karr, NMU’s athletic director. MYC Tastemakers offers our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and teammates.

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Gerard G