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The team to beat Toronto Raptors

posted Dec 17, 2018, 6:55 AM by PHS Warrior Beat   [ updated Dec 17, 2018, 7:48 AM ]


The Toronto Raptors are having a great season they are currently sitting at the top of the east with a 23-7 record. they have beat great teams and are doing perfect with their star that they traded for this summer Kawhi Leonard.

Kawhi Leonard is having a great season and is in the run for the MVP. He is leading this Raptor team in Points with 26ppg, steals at 1.9 a game and also rebounds 8.3 a game. Kyle Lowry is leading the team with 10 assist per game and Serge Ibaka leads the team with 1.4 blocks a game. The Golden State Warriors the back to back champions and favorites to win the championship for a third straight year has been beaten by the Raptors two times this season one of the time which were the Raptors didn’t have their star player kawhi Leonard.

The Raptors are having a great season this year sitting number one in the east, they seem like they are ready to make a big run in the playoffs. Even with 2-time champ and Back to back finals mvp Kevin Durant saying “They’re not an up and coming team. They’re here”.

http://www.espn.com/nba/team/schedule/_/name/tor/toronto-raptors

http://www.sportingnews.com/us/nba/news/golden-state-warriors-kevin-durant-stephen-curry-toronto-raptors-react-second-loss-nba-news/1hr3ul2xllt9417ih7zidmsd97

12-17-18 J.R

MLB American League East Trades and Rumors

posted Dec 14, 2018, 7:46 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Colby Speta

    The offseason is when different teams around Major League Baseball and especially the AL East look to rebuild or strengthen their team.

    The Boston Red Soxs are coming off a World Series win, don’t have much happening in the offseason, mostly resigning former players from last year like: Tony Renda, Brock Holt, Dustin Pedroia, and more to come when we closer to spring training.      

    The Yankees in the off season has signed J.A. Hap for two years for 34 million dollars per MLB Trade Rumors.com. After a mid-season trade for Manny Machado to the Dodgers, the Yankees want to pursue the Shortstop. Brian Cashman: The Yankees are exploring every middle infield option, including Manny Machado according to NJ.com. Brian Cashman has also “been dowsing water on speculation that Harper could end up in the Bronx — at one point telling reporters he was surprised they keep asking Cashman about Harper.” which was reported by NJ.com.

    The Orioles have made serious moves this off season after an embarrassing 47-115 record. They fired Buck Showalter and Dan Duquette. They are now in search for a new General Manager and Manager. One person in the running for manager is Brandon Hyde the former Cubs bench Coach per Joel Sherman’s Twitter. The Orioles have made moves in the infield with receiving Rio Ruiz from the Braves reported by MLB trade Rumors.com.

    The Blue Jays and the Rays are both need to rebuild, but both have failed to pull in any of the big fish in the market right now. But the Rays re-signed so players like Charlie Morton and Edwin Encarnacion. The Blue Jays are showing interest in Yusei Kikuchi, Sonny Gray, Corey Kluber,and Marcus Stroman. They are failing to pull in these players to Toronto.


10/13/18

Edited By: JT

Sources:


https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2018/12/quick-hits-angels-giants-braves.html

https://www.nj.com/expo/sports/erry-2018/12/9d5a983e168445/latest-yankees-rumors-news-bry.html

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/baltimore-orioles

https://twitter.com/Joelsherman1/status/1072656564442578944

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/tampa-bay-rays




Boston's Playoff Triumph

posted Dec 10, 2018, 7:13 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

Boston's Playoff Triumph

By: Noah Speta

    Image result for boston red sox world series 2018

On October 28th the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers would play the fifth game of the 2018 World Series. Los Angeles and Boston would play in the World series for the first time since the Dodgers had moved to the LA area and the first time the Dodgers and the Red Sox have played each other in a World Series game since the 1916 World Series which Boston also won.

    Boston on their 2018 World Series run were dominate, as they ended their regular season with a 108 win season only failing to win 54 times. Boston left the regular season with not only the best record in their division, the AL East but also the best record for every single team this year, with there closest competition being the Houston Astro's with 103 wins and their divisional rivals the New York Yankees with 100 wins.

    The Sox went on confidently into play offs as the number one seed, they were to face the winner of the wild card game, the Oakland A’s or the New York Yankees in which the Yankees won. Here the Red Sox would win 3 of the 4 games played against the Yankees including a murder fest in a 16-1 win on the 8th of October. Again Boston repeated in the next round of playoffs taking on Houston another AL powerhouse in which they won 4-1 as well.

    Now in the World Series Championship, the Red Sox would face NL winners the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers would go onto to their world series pattern to win the World Series 4-1.  The Red Sox players dominated in the world series with Steve Pearce and batting .333 and wacking in a solid 3 home runs.

Uploaded 12/10/2018

Edited: CS


https://www.mlb.com/scores/2018-10-28


Washington Capitals are the winners of the 2018 Stanley Cup

posted Jun 13, 2018, 7:14 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Jordan Croswell


    “The word emblazoned across the chests of thousands of Washington Capitals fans had eluded them for over 40 years. But on Tuesday, it was worn with pride: champions.”

    The Capitals celebrate their victory against the Las Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday. Not only did it give the Capitals their first championship in 44 years, but it also ended the city's 26- year stretch without a major sports title.

    President Trump tweeted hours after their victory last Thursday saying, “D.C. is popping, in many ways. What a time!”

    Fans flooded the street for the team's victory parade.From handmade signs littered with “jubilant expletives” to cutouts of their favorite players’ faces. Many people even carried their own version of the Stanley Cup. Some were inflatable and some were creative. One fan created his cup with a dozen of Natural Light beer cans and topped it with a colander.

    The most visible fan was probably Ronnie Poland, a lifelong Washington resident who was dressed as Uncle Sam. Mr. Poland wore a beard, flag-printed pants and a flag-printed top hat.

    “It’s a godsend,” he said. “We’ve been waiting for too long.”

    Parents carried their kids while they were holding vuvuzelas as big as their bodies. Teens hugged and danced with their parents, and grandparents pushed strollers.

    “I woke up my 2-year-old daughter,” said Carlos Guerra, a Washington resident. “She had no idea what was going on, but I just hugged her and cried.”

    “It feels incredible,” Ms. Feldman said. “I have no words — I want to cry.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/12/sports/hockey/washington-capitals-stanley-cup-parade.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FStanley%20Cup&action=click&contentCollection=timestopics&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=collection


Uploaded By:6/13/18

Edited By: ST


Lebron loses half his salary this season

posted Jun 13, 2018, 7:09 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Jordan Croswell


    The number in contracts are enormous, after taxes and agent fees are taken out, athletes are usually taking home close to half of their base salary. Lebron James is the second-highest paid player in the NBA this season, with $33 million. Based on Darren Rovell’s estimate, it’s less than half of that.

    According to Rovell, James was docked $11.9 million in federal taxes, $2.1 million in state and city taxes, $950,000 in agent fees and $18,000 in his 401(k). James also lost about $3.3 million to the NBA escrow. A 10% fee players pay to balance the basketball-related income split between themselves and the owners. He received some money back last year because revenues exceeded the forecast.

    In total, Rovell estimated that James made about $16.7 million this year. Luckily for James he makes money off the court. It’s estimated that he makes about $55 million in endorsements.

    Other professional athletes believe that their salary should be cut from the get-go because of taxes. Los Angeles Rams defensive end Ndamukong Suh told Business insider that the average person doesn't understand what athletes make and what expenses they have.

    This summer, James has a chance to become a free agent and the highest- paid player in the NBA.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nba/lebron-james-got-less-than-half-of-his-dollar33-million-salary-this-season-%e2%80%94-heres-what-happened-to-the-rest/ar-AAydkUS?li=BBnb7Kz


Uploaded By: 6/13/18

Edited By: ST

MLB’s great free agent class is limping towards the finish line

posted Jun 13, 2018, 7:01 AM by PHS Warrior Beat


By: Shawn Taylor


   This years free agent class of 2018 in the MLB was thought to be the mother of all free agent classes.

    “The one leaving baseball executives salivating.” said by usa today.com.

    These executives know that a checkbook can turn around their teams season with adding just one of these free agents to their team if not more.

    “You had CY Young winners, MVP’s and a plethora of all stars, and a pair of 26 year old generational players”. The sudden free agent group is looking at little barren.

    Manny Machado and Bryce harper are both 25 years of age and have been healthy all of this year, they have both put up numbers in the past years leading up to this year but within a year these two could possibly be free agents or sign with a team, they each could sign contracts worth at least $350 million, $400 million or even $500 million dollars for a certain amount of years, record setting deals.

    “There hasn't been a young record commodity since Alex Rodriguez in 2000 when he signed a record setting deal for 10 years worth $252 million with the texas rangers as a 25 year old”.

    Bryce Harper and Manny Machado could both double A- Rod’s deal, the Nationals, Phillies and Yankees are the priority suitors and the Phillies and Cubs are the primary suitors for Machado.

    But once all that money flows both Harper’s and Machado’s way that could eliminate anymore big contract deals. A free agent class that was looking so beautiful a couple of years go is now looking scarred bc of power pitching and power hitting.

    The starting pitching market has gone through a drop in starting pitching both Clayton Kershaw and David Price. Both could be on the free agent market as pitchers. Clayton Kershaw who is on the disabled list still is owed 65 million by the LA Dodgers for two more years and David Price is owed 127 million by the red sox.


Edited By:JC

Uploaded:6/13/18

Sources:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/columnist/bob-nightengale/2018/06/11/mlb-free-agents-class-2018-bryce-harper-manny-machado/690691002/


Floyd Mayweather regains title as world's top earning athlete

posted Jun 13, 2018, 6:39 AM by PHS Warrior Beat


By: Shawn Taylor


    Everybody enjoys watching pro sports and there are all kinds but people especially like watching boxing and more importantly they like watching Floyd Mayweather. Floyd “Money” Mayweather has now regained his title has as the highest paid athlete in the history of sports.

    He regained his title in the Forbes rankings of the world's top 100 earning athletes.

    “Mayweather earned a total of $275 million in his fight vs UFC fighter Conor McGregor who is number 4 on the US business magazine list.”

     Cristiano Ronaldo who has been at the top spot for the last two years and he dropped to third on the list, Lionel Messi edges him out for second place on the list. There are no women athletes on the list after Serena Williams dropped out of it.

    The top 100 list of athletes earned a total of $3.8 bn, up to 23% from the previous year, Forbes said, according to bbc.com. F1 driver Lewis Hamilton is the top Briton at number 12 with 51 million  

    Mayweather has the nickname of “Money” for a lot of reasons, but his sport earnings added up and it was about 10 million dollars in endorsements.

    “Boxing's biggest night helped Mayweather and McGregor earn about 400 million combined” said by Kurt Badenhausen, senior editor at Forbes Media.

    “But basketball players dominate the top 100 overall thanks to the soaring salary cap triggered by the NBA’s $24 bn TV contract.” He also added that Forbes list of top earning athletes was full of people being testosterone heavy. But there has always been at least one female athlete that was present on the list but as many as three in the past years.

    “Floyd Mayweather, Cristiano Ronaldo and tiger woods at number 16 this year are the only 3 athletes to be on top of the best paid list in the last 18 years in professional sports.


Edited By:JC

Uploaded:6/13/18

Sources

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44368151


Kevin Durant offers reason for signing with the Warriors

posted Jun 13, 2018, 6:35 AM by PHS Warrior Beat


By: Shawn Taylor


    A lot of people watch the game of basketball and love to see a good game. Many people love to watch LeBron James play, Steph Curry and many more. But a lot of people like to watch the star Kevin Durant play.

    Just last year Kevin Durant chose to sign with the Golden State Warriors, which had altered the course of the NBA more than any move in the past seasons according to cbssports.com.

     “ It’s not hard to see why, as one of the leagues 3 best players joining the league's best team is a very big deal” said by cbssports.com.

    People have discussed Durant’s choice as to why he did it and wa it a good move or a bad one.

     “Tim Kawakami dropped a massive oral history of free agent meetings in the Hamptons in the summer of 2016, in his story he got a few key players to open up and explain about the few days especially Kevin Durant, he said that in the summer he needed “ validation from my peers”. The majority of the warriors cleared their schedules to go to the hamptons and convince Kevin to sign with the warriors.”

    What KD meant by “I needed validation from my peers, teams and GM’s” was so he could have more confidence and feel good about himself so that he could work hard.

    “ So when they all came, and they all put stuff to the side to come to the meeting, I was like, man, this is amazing.” The best team in the league, with some of the best players and accomplished ones want me on their team and want what i do” said by Kevin Durant according to cbssports.com.

    The warriors made KD feel welcome and it made him feel like he had another home because they all wanted him to play.

Edited By:JC

Uploaded:6/13/18

Sources

https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/kevin-durant-offers-reason-for-signing-with-warriors-i-needed-validation-from-my-peers/

   


Stricter rules for the NFL protesting scandal

posted May 25, 2018, 6:47 AM by PHS Warrior Beat   [ updated May 25, 2018, 6:49 AM ]


By; Shawn Taylor


   “NFL players should proudly stand for the national anthem.” President Trump said today after praising the leagues new rule which is banning players from kneeling on the field during the song.” Said by ABC news.com

   Trump criticized any of the leagues players who would kneel for the national anthem and challenge the leagues new rule.Suggesting that “Maybe you shouldn't be in the country”.

    “ I don’t think people should be staying in locker rooms,” Trump said in an interview with Fox and Friends. President trump thinks that NFL player should stand proudly for the anthem and you should but people should be able to do whatever it is that makes them happy some sources say.

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced on Wednesday that all NFL players and team personal “shall stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem” during this upcoming season.

    Athletes that choose not to stand for the national anthem under the new policy will be allowed to stay in the locker room until the national anthem is over in the upcoming season. Any players or personnel who violate this rule and do not stand on field will be fined.

    “ After a season full of controversy over the NFL players protesting peacefully by locking arms, kneeling or staying in the locker room skipping the national anthem, President Trump lauded the NFL’s decision to fine teams who have players that go against the NFL policy.”

    Former San Francisco 49er's Quarterback Colin Kaepernick sparked the protests by kneeling and refusing to stand during the national anthem. As the NFL season went on more and more NFL stars started to join Kaepernick which this would seize the opportunity to bring attention to social justice issues.


Edited By: JC

Uploaded:5/24/18

Sources;

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/nfl-players-stand-nation


Small Earthquake Struck but Only the Camera Noticed

posted May 15, 2018, 7:19 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Samantha Dingus

    People who have spent a lot of time in California tend to build a tolerance for earthquakes. On Monday night, during the first inning of the Reds-Giants game at AT&T Park, a small earthquake occurred causing the cameras perched high atop the stadium to sway a little bit. MLB: Cincinnati Reds at San Francisco Giants

    The small earthquake wasn’t noticed by Giants’ broadcasting crew or the team, at least that’s what they thought. Cincinnati Reds, Joey Votto, didn’t even step out of the batter’s box when the earthquake occurred. After the game was over, Votto jokingly said the earthquake was the reason he was taken out of the game for lower back pain.

    "I was feeling pretty good and then that earthquake hit and all of a sudden everything got thrown off right around 7:18 p.m. in the middle of my first at-bat," Votto said.

    The earthquake was measured at a magnitude of 3.5. As Votto was up to bat with two outs in the top of the first inning, the NBC Sports Bay Area camera shook for about three seconds.

    The earthquake hit at 7:18 p.m. and all the trains in the area were stopped and checked for any damage. However, it didn’t stop the ball game from continuing, but fans at the park definitely felt the quake.

    “It's been 29 years since a major earthquake struck the Bay Area right before the start of Game 3 of the 1989 World Series between the Giants and Oakland Athletics. That earthquake, which had a magnitude of 6.9, caused major damage in San Francisco and Oakland, and forced the postponement of Game 3,” according to USA Today.



Edited: DT

Uploaded: 5/15/18

Sources:

https://www.mlb.com/cut4/small-earthquake-hits-during-reds-giants-game-in-san-francisco/c-276784344

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/giants/2018/05/14/earthquake-takes-place-during-giants-reds-game-san-francisco/610360002/


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