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Mookie and the Dodgers face off against Rays in the Fall Classic

Mookie and the Dodgers face off against Rays in the Fall Classic

Nick Frieburger, Staff Writer

October 22, 2020

The Los Angeles Dodgers are facing off against the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2020 World Series, led by the former Boston Red Sox star Mookie Betts. Boston traded Betts along with pitcher David Price to Los Angeles in February for Alex Verdugo, Jeter Downs and Connor Wong. After not finalizing a contract ...

Lakers tie Celtics for most championships in NBA history

Lakers tie Celtics for most championships in NBA history

Nick Frieburger, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat by a score of 106-93 in Game 6 of the 2020 NBA Finals to clinch their 17th championship.  After missing the playoffs last year, in Lebron James' first year with the team, the Lakers were determined to get back to the playoffs following a five-year drou...

Grading the Bruins’ first week in free agency

Grading the Bruins’ first week in free agency

Jamie Taris, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

With a top tier team and an aging core, it seems that the Bruins aren’t doing much in terms of making another push for the Stanley Cup.  It was only a year ago that the Bruins were in the Stanley Cup Final, and despite being undisputed favorites, they were still upset by the St. Louis Blues. Th...

Finishing the season is still possible, but the NFL should still consider other options for fighting COVID-19

Finishing the season is still possible, but the NFL should still consider other options for fighting COVID-19

Jamie Taris, Staff Writer

October 13, 2020

With more teams receiving positive tests for COVID-19, it has become clear that this problem isn’t going away for the NFL. Besides their rescheduling of games, they seem to be doing a good job at handling the crisis.  Despite the outbreak starting to grow around the NFL, finishing the season is ...

Patriots quarterbacks struggle in loss vs Chiefs, look to rebound vs Denver

Patriots quarterbacks struggle in loss vs Chiefs, look to rebound vs Denver

Jamie Taris, Staff Writer

October 10, 2020

Despite a strong defensive performance, abysmal quarterback play became the Patriots’ downfall in a 26-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Oct. 5.   Early in the week, the entire possibility of this game being played was thrown into question when Patriots quarterback Cam Newton tested positive for...

Celebration sparks in Tampa Bay, the Lightning are Stanley Cup champions

Celebration sparks in Tampa Bay, the Lightning are Stanley Cup champions

Jamie Taris, Staff Writer

October 6, 2020

From laughing stock to this year’s champs, the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars in Game Six of the Stanley Cup Final on Sept. 28 to win their first Stanley Cup since 2004.  Last season, the Lightning seemed to be almost a lock-in to win the Stanley Cup after having a 62-win regular season,...

Pats get back in the win column, will try to continue winning ways against the reigning champs

Pats get back in the win column, will try to continue winning ways against the reigning champs

Nick Frieburger, Journal Contributor

October 5, 2020

After coming off of a last-second loss against the Seattle Seahawks, the Patriots got their second win of the season at home against the Las Vegas Raiders in week three by a score of 36-20. New England was without starting running back James White, who is still taking time off after his  father was ...

Cam Newton tests positive for COVID-19, Patriots Chiefs game postponed

Cam Newton tests positive for COVID-19, Patriots Chiefs game postponed

Nick Frieburger, Journal Contributor

October 3, 2020

Reports surfaced Saturday morning that Patriots Quarterback Cam Newton had tested positive for COVID-19 just one day ahead of the Patriots showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs. Newton and the team reportedly received word of his positive result late Friday night, according to ESPN. Both the Patriot...

Celtics season falls just short of NBA finals birth

Celtics season falls just short of NBA finals birth

Nick Frieburger, Journal Contributor

September 29, 2020

The Boston Celtics lost in game six of the Eastern Conference finals by a score of 125-113, falling just short of an NBA finals appearance against their rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers. The game was constantly back and forth. But in the end when it mattered most, the Miami Heat were the ones who eme...

Red Sox part ways with Roenicke after disastrous season

Red Sox part ways with Roenicke after disastrous season

JD Conte, Sports Editor

September 29, 2020

The Red Sox announced Sunday morning that manager Ron Roenicke’s contract would not be renewed for the 2021 season. Roenicke was promoted from his job as bench coach after the departure of former manager Alex Cora in February of this year.   Chaim Bloom, the Red Sox president of Baseball Operations, infor...

Celtics Fight For Win to Extend Their Season

Celtics player Jayson Tatum.

Nick Frieburger, Journal Contributor

September 27, 2020

The Boston Celtics grinded their way to a 121-108 win over the Miami Heat in Game 5  of the Eastern Conference Finals to keep their season alive, thanks to the magnificent play of Jayson Tatum, with his 31 points and 10 rebounds in the game. Boston found themselves in an early hole after a slow start in t...

Herro’s 37 points leads Miami to dominating series lead, Celtics look to stay alive friday night

Herro’s 37 points leads Miami to dominating series lead, Celtics look to stay alive friday night

Ryan Inchaustegui, Journal Contributor

September 25, 2020

The Boston Celtics could not recreate their Game 3 performance of the Eastern Conference Finals in Game 4. Boston dominated the box Saturday night, scoring 60 points in the paint while controlling the glass by out rebounding the Miami Heat by 12.    The Shamrocks were ready to bring that momen...

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