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Joseph Barile

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Champions League continues through semi-finals

The UEFA Champions League Tournament has been whittled down to four remaining teams. Coincidentally, these four teams all hail from different domestic leagues in Europe. There’s Real Madrid, the two-time defending winners of the tournament from Spain’s La Liga. There’s Bayern Munich, who have won the German Bundesliga in 10 of the last 14 seasons.… Keep Reading

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Champions League Quarterfinals Continues

The Champions League, the world’s most esteemed club football tournament, has started up again after a short, 3-week hiatus between the Round of 16 and quarterfinals. Looking back on my previous Champions League projections I can confidently say that my predictive ability is abysmal. P.S.G., my favorite to win the tournament, did not stage the… Keep Reading

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Loyola Chicago storms its way to the Final Four

Every March, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament captures the attention of sports fans. Millions make brackets, attempting to correctly predict the outcomes of 67 games, or at least come close to that number. No one ever does. After all, it is called March Madness. At the end of the day, nobody has any… Keep Reading

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Swarthmore men’s basketball advances to the Sweet 16

The Swarthmore men’s basketball team has been on the rise for years now. In fact, in the 2015-2016 season, the team had its first winning season since the 1996-1997 season. Much of the recent success enjoyed by Swarthmore men’s team has been due to its coach, Landry Kosmalski. In only five years at Swarthmore, Kosmalski… Keep Reading

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Champions League round of 16 begins

European football’s most prestigious tournament, the Champions League, is in its most exciting stage, the Knockout Round of 16. There are 16 teams in this round, each playing another team in a two-legged matchup, one game at home and one game away. Matchups were randomly selected from a pool of eight winners from the group… Keep Reading

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European soccer transfer window ends

The month of January is one of the most exciting in European football, but not because of anything that occurs on the pitch. January is the month of a “transfer window,” the period in which football clubs around Europe can sign players from the transfer market and make deals with opposing teams. It is essentially,… Keep Reading

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NFL Season Update and Potential Playoff Picture

The 2017 season has been full of twists and turns, from the entire kneeling saga, to the recent benching of New York Giants franchise quarterback Eli Manning, to the issues concerning head injuries. There was also the stellar play of rookie Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans, whose season was tragically cut short by a… Keep Reading

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Checking in on the Champions League

Europe’s top soccer tournament, the UEFA Champions League, is well under way. The Champions League puts the best teams from a multitude of different European soccer leagues (England, Italy, Spain, Germany, France, etc.) against each other in one tournament. There are several stages to the Champions League. Teams must first qualify by either winning their… Keep Reading

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