Premier League enters semi-finals

This week saw the conclusion of the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals. On Tuesday April 24, Liverpool pulled off a convincing 5-2 victory over Roma. The following day, Real Madrid narrowly edged past Bayern 2-1 and is now a match away from makings its third straight Champions League final. Bayern kept Madrid on […]

NBA seedings come down to the wire

There was a lot at stake for NBA teams looking to compete in the playoffs as they went into the final day of the regular season this past Wednesday. Despite fan anticipation, though, none of the eight playoff matchups were secured. The Western Conference game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets had serious playoff […]

NFL teams start to reshuffle with the beginning of free agency

A week has gone by since the start of the free-agency period. Amid a flurry of offseason deals and with each team reshuffling its roster, there is no doubt that effective cap management has become an art. Since 1994, the salary cap has been a marque feature of the NFL. While this financial restriction has […]

Future of the Winter Olympics

Only every four years during the Olympics are we allowed to indulge in obscure sports, human interest stories and even a healthy bit of nationalism. But now that this year’s games in PyeongChang, South Korea, are over, we are now faced with assessing the viability and structure of the Olympics, especially that of the Winter […]

NBA plagued with injuries across the board

This past week saw a rise in the total number of injuries that have impacted this season, which will have a great effect on teams in playoff contention. On Friday, Demarcus Cousins tore his Achilles tendon. The following day, Andre Roberson ruptured the patellar tendon in his left leg. Both players will be sidelined for […]

Vikings edge out Saints in final seconds

The matchup between the Vikings and Saints on Sunday was one for the ages. The game, though it featured four lead changes in the last three minutes, will ultimately be remembered for the 61-yard walk-off touchdown from Keenum to Diggs to give the Vikings a 29-24 victory. The play is being called the “Minneapolis Miracle” […]

Giants bench Eli Manning

It’s the end of an era in New York. Eli Manning, the face of the Giants for 14 years, will not be starting next Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. On Tuesday afternoon, head coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese announced their decision to bench Eli Manning in favor of starting Geno Smith. Manning, […]

The Celtics’ defense strong

The Celtics have shown tremendous resilience after losing Gordon Hayward and a 0-2 start. Through three weeks of play, the team holds the NBA’s best record at 9-2. Their most notable win was over the Thunder in Oklahoma City, when the team rallied after trailing 18 points in the second quarter to win 101-94. The […]

JFAB puts on poetry night centered around Judaism and feminism

The Jewish Feminist Association of Brandeis (JFAB) held its poetry night at Chum’s on Wednesday, Nov. 1. JFAB partnered with Poetic Justice, the Brandeis Slam Poetry Team, which holds open mic nights every Wednesday. By joining in on Poetic Justice’s regularly scheduled nights which run from 6 to 9 p.m., JFAB held its event during […]

Dodgers and Astros face off in World Series

Before the first two games at Dodger Stadium, the storylines surrounding the match-up between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers led many to anticipate an exciting Fall Classic. The series, now tied 1-1, is living up to expectations. The Dodgers were the best regular season team with a record of 104-58. The Astros […]

Nationals, Cubs go to game five in first round

The Washington Nationals avoided elimination in a 5-0 victory against the Cubs at Wrigley Field in Game 4 of the MLB first round playoffs on Wednesday. The first round of playoffs is best of five games, and the Nationals win brings its record to 2-2, forcing the Cubs and the Nationals to play Game 5. […]

Anthem Protests Gain Traction in Pro Sports

President Donald Trump has now turned to sports to stage his divisive rhetoric. In a tweet on Saturday morning, Trump rescinded his invitation to honor the Golden State Warriors at the White House. This came after Stephen Curry said he would not join the team in meeting with the president.   Curry had previously expressed […]

Professional Athletes donate to Hurricane Harvey relief

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the sports world has responded with generous donations, offering hope to the thousands of Southeastern Texans affected by the storm. Last Thursday’s preseason game between the Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys was cancelled due to the hurricane, according to The game was initially relocated from Houston to Arlington. […]

Patriots gear up for new season

This past Saturday, the New England Patriots faced the Houston Texans in week two of preseason. The outcome was 27-23, in favor of Houston. The final score of  these exhibition games, however, have little weight on predicting the Patriots’ season since most teams won’t hit full stride until the regular reasons starts. To get in […]

Cleveland coasts to second round of NBA playoffs

Cleveland should be feeling good about its basketball team now that the Cavaliers have swept the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the NBA playoffs. In this series, the Cavs showed some resemblance to their championship form. In this past Sunday’s game four, the Cleveland team was able to hold off a late-game surge […]

MLB Opening Day sees teams return to the field

The approach of April means one thing in the world of sports: Opening Day is here. The baseball season starts this Sunday, April 2 with the Cubs at the Cardinals, the Yankees at the Rays and the Giants at the Diamondbacks. The Cubs, the defending champions, will try to be the first team to win […]

The drama of March Madness begins

There is nothing in sports that embodies drama like March Madness. Sixty-eight teams will compete. Only one will be crowned the national champion. With so much unpredictability in a single-elimination tournament, perhaps the only semblance of order might be in the seeding. The teams with the top seed have shown their dominance throughout the regular […]

Cleveland among ‘winners’ of NBA trade

With the All-Star break over, the NBA season is more than halfway through. Still, there is a lot of drama to be played out. Feb. 23 marked the NBA trade deadline and did not fail to stir up the league. Many teams used the opportunity to bolster their rosters in time to make a final […]

Patriots and Falcons face off on Super Bowl LI stage

The New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons will battle on the biggest stage in pro sports: the Super Bowl. Houston will host the game on Sunday, Feb. 5 in front of a sold-out crowd and an estimated 100 million TV viewers. In anticipation for the big game, the Patriots are three-point favorites, according to Bleacher […]

Golden State Warriors off to a rocky start

At the start of the season, the Golden State Warriors did not look like the dominant star-studded team everyone had predicted they would be. They came off a record-breaking 24-0 start last season and signed Durant to a two year $54.3 million deal in the off-season, according to Sports Illustrated. However, the Warriors lost their […]