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Rich Strike Gets Major Upset in 2022 Kentucky Derby

This year’s Kentucky Derby had a record $179 million in the pool, but had a just roughly $500,000 bet on the actual winner of the race — Rich Strike. Rich Strike, a 3-year-old Thoroughbred, was th...
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New Champions Are Crowned, While Others Look On

In a highly anticipated boxing match between the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter Canelo Álvarez and the undefeated Dmitry Bivol. In an attempt to gain the 175-pound title after securing all four world ...
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NBA Underdogs Don’t Fare Well in Round One

The defending champion Milwaukee Bucks took care of the newly constructed Chicago Bulls team in 5 games. Antetokounmpo showed his playoff experience taking over the series game by game, while co-star ...
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The Impacts of Baseball’s Turn to Analytics at All Levels: An Era of Efficiency

The new era of front office scouts and general managers is seeing a movement toward using “new” stats that more efficiently help players succeed. In the game of baseball, stealing bases, hitting t...
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UCSB vs. Chapman Men's Lacrosse
UCSB vs. Chapman Men's Lacrosse

UCSB Men’s Lacrosse Gears Up for Tournament Play

A win on Saturday meant first place in the Western Collegiate Lacrosse League (WSLL) Southern Division, but unfortunately the Gauchos could not get the job done. Despite this, there were good signs fo...
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NBA Playoffs Are Upon Us

The newly made Play-In Tournament first occurred in the National Basketball Association (NBA) back when they had to implement a community bubble in Florida due to COVID-19 protocols. The NBA has since...
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FIFA World Cup Draw Held as USA Is Grouped With England and Iran

The favorite of Group B is the No. 5 team in the world, England, who have world-class players like forward Harry Kane and midfielders Phil Foden and Jack Grealish in attack. The United States, the No....
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Five Years Later, USA Women’s Soccer Wins Equal Pay

Yet, the U.S. women’s national team persisted, filing an appeal in 2021 that eventually found its way back to court. Despite years of denial, the U.S. Soccer Federation agreed last week to pay $24 m...
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The Sports World Rallies in Support of Ukraine

From the likes of the NBA teams condemning violence against Ukraine, such as the Sacramento Kings and Denver Nuggets uniting for a moment of solidarity before their game, to FC Barcelona and S.S.C. Na...
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UCSB’s Major League Baseball Legacies

While putting in solid years for the Gauchos, Johnson was drafted in the 27th round of the 1986 MLB June Amateur Draft by the New York Yankees. However, Johnson stayed in college for another year to i...
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UCSB’s Black Alumni Are Thriving in the NBA

Coming into UCSB out of Stockton, California, Vincent was stellar as a freshman, winning the 2015 Big West Freshman of the Year while averaging 10 points per game and shooting 42% from the field. The ...
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National Football League and NCAA Quarter Recap

This week’s college football slate was, on paper, supposed to involve instant classics and somewhat tightly contested games. That proved not to be the case as the higher-ranked teams dominated the l...
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2021 MLB Award Predictions

As the Major League Baseball (MLB) regular season is coming to an end, there are many candidates to take home the best awards the MLB has to offer. Some awards are more certain than others, but with a...
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Powerhouses Collide This Weekend, Alabama and Georgia Remain Unscaved

Year in year out there are powerhouse college football teams expected to be in the Top 25 college football rankings. The first that comes to mind is the dominant University of Alabama Sooners, coached...
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Week 2 NFL Recap

At the end of the first week of this young NFL season, half of the teams in the league were tied for first place, as they were undefeated at 1-0. However, after Week 2, only seven undefeated teams rem...
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