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Professional athletes playing for the pay

Graphic by Brian Hwu,

May 7, 2012

By Jay Carroll Staff Writer Most people watch sports, whether its baseball, basketball, football or even hockey. These sports are meant for entertainment, and just like any other job, the players should get paid. But do they ask for too much money? Most major sports have been through a lockout, ...

Rangers look for repeat season as AL enters battle stations

The Texas Rangers celebrate after a convincing 15-5 win over the Detroit Tigers in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, October 15, 2011. The triumph returns the Rangers to the World Series for the second year in a row. (Ron T. Ennis/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)

March 30, 2012

By Ben Cowlishaw Online Copy Editor In 2011, the Texas Rangers proved their first World Series appearance was no fluke. They came back better than ever and were a single strike away, twice, from their first World Series title. As the American League gets even more threatening with players like...

Rangers’ franchise history relies on the arm of Cliff Lee

October 12, 2010

By Adam Bremner Staff Writer The Texas Rangers left Tampa, St. Pete last week with spirits high, grasping a 2-0 lead heading back to Arlington where the series was expected to reach its conclusion. Nothing could have been farther from the truth as the Rangers, who once looked to be in complete c...

Rangers host Yankees in possible October preview

September 10, 2010

By Peter Sblendorio Sports Editor While it’s the Coppell homecoming that has the town buzzing, another significant event will be taking place this weekend in the DFW area.  Two first place MLB teams, the hometown Rangers and the New York Yankees, will be taking the field against each other in a ...

Unfamiliar faces lead National League races

September 3, 2010

By Peter Sblendorio By rule, baseball is an unpredictable sport. That said, this season has been even more surprising than ever, as many of the division leaders in the National League are teams that were never predicted to even finish above .500. Look at the National League. The three division...

Interleague play kicks off in MLB

May 22, 2010

By Peter Sblendorio For the first time in 2010 MLB season, American League teams matched up against National League teams on Friday in the start of Interleague play. While most teams did not play their cross town rivals, there was still a number of intriguing series matchups that kicked off on...

Jackie Robinson honored by MLB with 6th annual Jackie Robinson Day

April 15, 2010

By Peter Sblendorio Staff Writer Major League Baseball honored one of its most important ancestors today, deeming April 15 as “Jackie Robinson Day” across the leaguge. The Jackie Robinson Day tradition began on April 15, 2004 to commemorate the career of Robinson, who integrated the MLB...

MLB season off to fast start

April 11, 2010

By Peter Sblendorio The 2010 MLB season is only a week old, but that has been sufficient time for a quite a bit to happen. Roy Halladay has excelled in two starts thus far for his new team, the Phillies. People questioned why Philadelphia would trade their ace, Cliff Lee, along with prospects...

Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training

February 19, 2010

By Peter Sblendorio Although the MLB season opener is more than a month away, pitchers and catchers have already reported to Arizona and Florida for Spring Training.  While the position players are several weeks away from reporting, a number of storylines highlight the start to Spring Training....

No offseason in busy MLB free agent period

December 4, 2009

By Peter Sblendorio Staff Writer Today marks the one-month anniversary of the last game of the World Series. While the actual season has wrapped up for the winter, the off season in Major League Baseball is almost as eventful. Free agency started two weeks ago, and players are just now starting...

Why 27th Championship is not good for the Yankees

November 6, 2009

I hate the New York Yankees. I hate them with a burning passion in my heart and soul. Obviously the Yankees won their 27th World Series title on Wednesday night. But could the Yankees moment of fame be their overall defeat? I’m not much of a baseball guy. I cringe when I have to watch highlights...

What to do on Halloween

October 30, 2009

by Ashley Attanucci Staff Writer It's time again to celebrate America's scary-sweet night time holiday. Fun dress-up, pumpkin carving and sugary chocolates and candies are only a few trademarks of this late October festivity. Yes, Cowboys and Cowgirls, Halloween is right around the corner! This year the...