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Pro Sports Column: Isiah Thomas trade proves Celtics’ future looks bright

Pro Sports Column: Isiah Thomas trade proves Celtics’ future looks bright

Jeremy Hayes
February 25, 2015
Filed under Basketball, Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

Following the NBA trade deadline, the Celtics now have a true scorer in point guard Isiah Thomas. Thomas won’t just replace Rajon Rondo, but can top the former Celtic as a shooter. The Celtics traded bench player Marcus Thornton and a first-round pick they acquired from the Cleveland Cavaliers...

Benson Henderson proves again technique beats size

Benson Henderson proves again technique beats size

Sammy Hurwitz
February 18, 2015
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

By Sammy Hurwitz Benson Henderson was furious after a controversial decision against Donald Cerrone on Jan. 18 at UFC Fight Night 59. Using anger as fuel, Henderson impressively proved technique is far more important than strength and size in mixed martial arts. The loss was Henderson’s second...

Russell Wilson not worth destroying Seattle Seahawks organization

Russell Wilson not worth destroying Seattle Seahawks organization

Jeremy Hayes
February 12, 2015
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column

The New England Patriots are still celebrating their incredible Super Bowl victory against the Seattle Seahawks. But focus in Seattle has shifted to making Russell Wilson one of the highest paid quarterbacks in the NFL. Bad idea. There is no doubt Wilson will re-sign with the team, as he has said...

WWE Review: Royal Rumble a royal disappointment

WWE Review: Royal Rumble a royal disappointment

Jeremy Hayes
January 27, 2015
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

At the Royal Rumble pay-per-view, the WWE had an opportunity to follow the momentum Survivor Series and TLC had. Unfortunately for the company, and more importantly its fans, they chose a different route. They chose to disgust the live audience and people sitting in their homes by letting Roman Reigns...

Bill Belichick defends Patriots in ‘Deflategate’ accusations

Bill Belichick defends Patriots in ‘Deflategate’ accusations

Sammy Hurwitz
January 27, 2015
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

By Sammy Hurwitz New England Patriots’ fans have come to expect the unexpected when it comes to head coach Bill Belichick. Saturday afternoon was no different. Belichick—in a very “un-Belichick” fashion—summonsed the media to an impromptu press conference. He led with a rather lengthy des...

UFC Fight Night 59: The Octagon thrills Boston

UFC Fight Night 59: The Octagon thrills Boston

January 19, 2015
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

UFC Fight Night 59 came almost exactly as advertised. The fight card was stacked with Irish, Irish-American and local fighters from the Boston area. The night was capped off with Conor McGregor’s beatdown of the veteran Dennis Siver. After his victory, the Irishman followed up with a swift leap over the...

A closer look at the Rajon Rondo trade

A closer look at the Rajon Rondo trade

Jeremy Hayes
December 19, 2014
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

It is official: Rajon Rondo has been traded to the  Dallas Mavericks. Rumors swirled the Internet late Wednesday about Boston Celtics’ President and General Manager Danny Ainge listening to potential trade offers. ESPN writer Marc Stein broke the official news on Thursday of the two teams finalizing a...

WWE stars entertain troops during annual holiday show

Will Senar
December 18, 2014
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

Since the holiday season in 2003, the WWE and its performers have held a show for members of United States Military. The entertainment company have always shown gratitude to the military, and previously have traveled to the troops in the Middle East for their performance. This year, WWE held their show at ...

WWE Survivor Series Recap: Dolph Ziggler dominates

WWE Survivor Series Recap: Dolph Ziggler dominates

Will Senar
November 25, 2014
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

By Will Señar The World Wrestling Entertainment’s latest pay-per-view show, Survivor Series, gave fans quite a treat; perhaps their best pay-per-view since Wrestlemania 30. The event started with chairman Vince McMahon walking down the ramp and promising that this Survivor Series would be one...

Raw Review: The Rock returns to WWE

Raw Review: The Rock returns to WWE

Jeremy Hayes
October 9, 2014
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

By Will Señar Monday Night Raw kicks off with Seth Rollins walking down the ramp. It was a usual opening segment where a wrestler talks about what happened in past shows. John Cena and Dean Ambrose came bursting into the Barclay's Center to attack Rollins. Rollins gets away, Triple H and Ste...

Offended by New England Patriots offensive line

Offended by New England Patriots offensive line

Jeremy Hayes
September 28, 2014
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

By Ian Kea The key to winning a Super Bowl: keep Tom Brady off his back. It is plain and simple, yet the Patriots offensive line can’t do it. Brady is already the sixth most sacked quarterback in the league, according to ESPN. The quarterback has been sacked seven times over three games and has h...

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