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Going For Two: The Chicago Cubs are reversing 100-plus years worth of heartbreak

Going For Two: The Chicago Cubs are reversing 100-plus years worth of heartbreak

The remaining four teams in the MLB postseason are all without a title since at least 1993. So it appears as if one team’s long drought will finally come to an end in the coming weeks. No other team has had a longer drought nor has suffered more baseball gloom than the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs’ last world championship came […]

By David Souza· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
The Blue Line: The Chase Utley slide

The Blue Line: The Chase Utley slide

In the seventh inning of Game 2 of the National League Division Series this past Saturday night, Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley slid hard into second base in an attempt to disrupt a double play. While he did successfully break up the play at the bag, he also broke the leg of New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada, […]

By Mike Benedykciuk· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Fish And Chipps: Leonard Fournette shouldn’t play another down of college football

Fish And Chipps: Leonard Fournette shouldn’t play another down of college football

Leonard Fournette knows his football history. He pays homage to the running back legends. He never takes credit for his personal success and always pays tribute to his teammates, who pave the way for his incredible touchdown runs. He’s humble and gives back to his community. He runs so beautifully that he makes football, a sport so violent in nature […]

By Isaac Chipps· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
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Indirect Kick: It’s the Cubs’ time to shine

1908 … what a year it was! The ball dropped for the first time at Times Square, legendary cricketer Jack Hobbs made his Test debut, a long distance radio message was sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time, the first U.S. postage stamp rolls were issued, Mount Erebus in Antarctica was climbed for the first time, the first […]

By Dan Shulman· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Fish And Chipps: A proper, gangsta breakdown of the FIFA scandal

Fish And Chipps: A proper, gangsta breakdown of the FIFA scandal

When I say that Bob Ley is an OG, that’s not an opinion — that’s a factual statement. Ley is one of the hardest hitting broadcast journalists in the business, whose dogged reporting for ESPN’s “Outside The Lines” has earned him worldwide respect and applause. This summer, Ley, investigative reporter Jeremy Schaap and “Outside The Lines” were front and center covering the […]

By Isaac Chipps· · 2 comments · Columnists, Sports
Indirect Kick: Is U.S. Men’s Soccer heading for disaster?

Indirect Kick: Is U.S. Men’s Soccer heading for disaster?

This summer, I had the privilege of attending a United States Men’s National Team soccer match at Gillette Stadium for the first time. The game was a match in the group stage of the CONCACAF Gold Cup against Haiti. It was, by far, the most patriotic experience of my entire life. The United States won the match 1-0, and clinched […]

By Dan Shulman· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
The Blue Line: Boston, Titletown no longer?

The Blue Line: Boston, Titletown no longer?

Boston has produced some of the most iconic sports figures in history. Since 2001, all four of Boston’s major sports teams have won a national title: the Celtics in 2008; the Bruins in 2011; the Red Sox in 2004, 2007 and 2013; and the Patriots in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2014. Boston’s nine championships since the start of the new […]

By Mike Benedykciuk· · 3 comments · Columnists, Sports
Two-Minute Drill: Tom Brady further cements legacy with 400th TD

Two-Minute Drill: Tom Brady further cements legacy with 400th TD

On Sunday, Tom Brady’s patented play-action pump fake at the goal line resulted in the 400th passing touchdown of his career, becoming just the fourth player in NFL history to tally as many. Brady joins the elite company of Peyton Manning, Brett Favre and Dan Marino as the only players to eclipse the milestone. The seemingly ageless 38-year-old looks as […]

By Chris Picher· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
The Blue Line: Are the Buffalo Sabres ready for the playoffs?

The Blue Line: Are the Buffalo Sabres ready for the playoffs?

The Buffalo Bills stormed into south Florida Sept. 27 and thrashed the favored Miami Dolphins 41-14. Buffalo fans always have high hopes for their Bills, and with new head coach Rex Ryan at the helm and new quarterback Tyrod Taylor under center, their hopes are now higher than ever. However, the Bills aren’t the only team Buffalo fans should be […]

By Mike Benedykciuk· · 0 comments · Columnists, Sports
Fish And Chipps: Things I’d rather do than watch BU hockey

Fish And Chipps: Things I’d rather do than watch BU hockey

The first Boston University men’s hockey game is Saturday, and as usual, I won’t be there. Where will I be? Literally anywhere but inside Agganis Arena. I might be as close as 103 steps away — measured with my size-nine feet — performing some form of physical exercise at the Fitness and Recreation Center. I could be half way across the […]

By Isaac Chipps· · 13 comments · Columnists, Sports