AARON JUDGE: THE SHINING STAR IN A SLUMPING LINEUP

AARON JUDGE: THE SHINING STAR IN A SLUMPING LINEUP

By Marc Auker

New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge has taken the baseball world by storm this season. As a rookie, Judge has put himself into the All-Star and Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award conversation – spearheaded by his league-leading 26 home runs. Led by Judge, the Yankees went into their June 24 matchup against the Texas Rangers leading Major League Baseball (MLB) in runs per game and homeruns per game. Judge was up to performing to those standards, as he scored the sole run for the Yankees in a loss to the Rangers 8-1. Continue reading

KEVIN DURANT: THE NBA’S NEWEST LOVE-TO-HATE PLAYER WINS BIG | KEVIN DURANT: THE NBA’S NEWEST LOVE-TO-HATE PLAYER WINS BIG

kevin durantKEVIN DURANT: THE NBA’S NEWEST LOVE-TO-HATE PLAYER WINS BIG

By Marc Auker

The Golden State Warriors are the 2017 National Basketball Association (NBA) champions. Spearheading the squad’s historic championship season was small forward Kevin Durant, who took home Most Valuable Player (MVP) honors for his performance in the 2017 NBA Finals. There was a wave of backlash against Durant at the beginning of this season for his decision to join the Warriors, and that backlash has seemingly quadrupled since winning it all this season. Continue reading

TV IN HIGH HEELS: THE OLYMPIC CHANNEL | TV IN HIGH HEELS: THE OLYMPIC CHANNEL

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STAMFORD, Conn. – June 15, 2017 The International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee, and NBCUniversal announced today that the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will launch in one month — on Saturday, July 15 — in more than 35 million homes, allowing Olympic fans to connect to Olympic Sports, athletes, and stories all year round. The new linear cable channel will be available to most subscribers of Altice, AT&T DirecTV, Comcast, Spectrum, and Verizon at launch. The linear channel will also be also be available at launch on streaming services, including DirecTV Now, Fubo, Hulu, Sony PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV. Continue reading

TV IN HIGH HEELS: MICHAEL PHELPS TO BE HONORED | TV IN HIGH HEELS: MICHAEL PHELPS TO BE HONORED

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Burbank, Calif.,–June 14, 2017American competitive swimmer and most decorated Olympian of all time Michael Phelps has been chosen by Nickelodeon to receive the Legend Award at this year’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2017. Phelps, who has garnered 28 total medals, will receive the award in recognition of his world record-breaking achievements, unrivaled talent and outstanding sportsmanship in and out of the pool.

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PITTSBURGH ROLLS PAST NASHVILLE IN GAME 5 OF STANLEY CUP FINAL | PITTSBURGH ROLLS PAST NASHVILLE IN GAME 5 OF STANLEY CUP FINAL

stanley cup 2017PITTSBURGH ROLLS PAST NASHVILLE IN GAME 5 OF STANLEY CUP FINAL

By Marc Auker

This one wasn’t even close. The Pittsburgh Penguins put on a show Thursday night as they dominated the Nashville Predators 6-0. The PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania housed a sold-out crowd that hoped for a home-ice win. The Penguins gave the fans what they wanted by way of a dominant win and a lead in the best-of-seven series, 3-2. Continue reading