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The resurging prospect of NBA superteams is not new and makes the league enjoyable to watch

(10/24/17 10:00am)

On July 8, 2010, the entire basketball world was watching ESPN, where superstar free agent forward LeBron James was about to announce where he would spend the next chapter of his career. Instead of returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers, James famously declared he would be taking his talents to South Beach, joining forces with guard Dwyane Wade and forward Chris Bosh in the hopes of bringing a title to the Miami Heat. James and Bosh each could have been paid more to play elsewhere, but they sacrificed some money in order to win a ring. This was the creation of the first modern superteam and it took the National Basketball Association by storm. Many argue that this new fad of creating superteams in order to win championships has “ruined” basketball. But how new is this phenomenon in reality?

Team finishes its week strong against Emory

(10/17/17 10:04am)

The men's soccer team continued its impressive season, splitting this weekend's games against two solid opponents from its conference. The No. 15 Judges dropped Friday’s game 1-0 to the University of Rochester before winning an exciting double-overtime marathon against Emory University on Sunday. This left the team with an impressive 10-3 record, good for second in the conference, and with four regular season games left, the squad looks to finish strong and march deep into the postseason. However, the Judges cannot afford to lose too many more matches. The team has the necessary unity, talent and depth to thrive as the temperature drops for playoffs, but it will need to maintain its winning ways for the remainder of the regular season. Sporadic losses will only hurt their chances as they will need to maintain consistency.

Judges finish the weekend 10-2-2

(10/17/17 10:03am)

The women’s soccer team had some tough luck against Emory University after winning its first game of the week against the University of Rochester.  The Judges defeated their University Athletic Association foe this past Friday, downing Rochester in shutout fashion 1-0.  However, an injury-plagued game against Emory on Sunday led to a 3-0 defeat, which snapped the squad’s 12-match unbeaten streak.

Although most of Boston hoped for John Farrell’s departure, his feats must still be remembered

(10/17/17 10:00am)

When news broke that the Boston Red Sox had parted ways with manager John Farrell, the general consensus among fans was relief. Despite winning back-to-back American League East titles in 2016 and 2017, the Sox failed to make it past the divisional round, losing all but one game in the two postseason appearances. Farrell’s every move seemed to be under scrutiny, as his team with such high expectations continually underperformed. But it wasn’t always this way — John Farrell once was a symbol of hope.

Judges have won seven of last eight matches

(10/10/17 10:04am)

The men’s soccer team continued to steamroll its way to the postseason this past week, picking up two big wins against the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Carnegie Mellon University. The squad opened its week with a 3-1 beat-down of cross-town rival MIT and followed that impressive victory with a Homecoming triumph against No. 11 Carnegie Mellon.

Team refuses to lose to Tartans

(10/10/17 10:03am)

The women’s soccer team has successfully made it through its last 11 games without a loss, increasing its odds for a second National Collegiate Athletic Association playoff berth in two years. The Judges fought ferociously in a 1-1 tie against conference rival Carnegie Mellon University this past Saturday after hosting a shot clinic against Lesley College in a dominant 3-0 thrashing last Tuesday.

Tanking and resulting criticism are on the rise

(10/10/17 10:02am)

Tanking. The word carries with it much controversy. Some view it as taboo, a despicable strategy that should not even be spoken of out loud, while others view it as the new “normal” in attempting to cobble together a championship roster. Tanking is the art of intentionally building a team of below-average, usually young, players in the hopes that a miserable season will land the team high draft picks in the next season’s amateur draft.

With their season on the line, the Boston Red Sox finally come alive for a thrilling game 3 of the ALDS

(10/10/17 10:00am)

After dismal, and borderline embarrassing, performances in games 1 and 2 of the American League Division Series, the Boston Red Sox exploded for 10 runs on 15 hits Sunday afternoon, avoiding a sweep for the second straight year and forcing a pivotal game 4 at Fenway Park.