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Roberto Clemente
Roberto Clemente Deserves His Number 21 to be Retired Across the MLB
Nate Freeman - Dec 4, 2020

When Jackie Robinson‘s number 42 was retired for all MLB teams, it was an unprecedented and awesome symbol of respect for the man who broke the color barrier for the sport. Robinson’s courage was not only an important step in the advancement of the MLB, but also for the civil rights of black people. His play […]



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Kobe Bryant
One Year Later: Remembering Kobe Bryant
Last Word Staff - Jan 26, 2021

A year later, it still doesn’t feel real. Kobe Bryant. Gianna Bryant. Payton Chester. Sarah Chester. Alyssa Altobelli. Keri Altobelli. John Altobelli. Christina Mauser. Ara Zobayan. All nine died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas one year ago today. They’ll be remembered forever. Remembering Kobe Bryant; A Year of Reflection Last Word Staff Remember Kobe Bryant To commemorate the […]

Jameson Taillon trade
Jameson Taillon Trade Brings New York Yankees Cautious Optimism

There are few starting pitchers in MLB that are consistently healthy, high end performers. The New York Yankees have one of them leading their rotation in Gerrit Cole. There are others with the potential of a top-of-the-rotation pitcher, but for one or even several reasons, they don’t find the consistency to do so. Organizations love […]

Summer workout: Super Rugby 2021
Summer workout: Super Rugby 2021

All the time fans are spending on holidays, they can rest assured that Super Rugby 2021 sides are not. Working off the extra pounds is a player’s annual tradition and some haven’t even rested, as they feel the heat of their summer workout. The evidence is there for many, the delayed provincial rugby season has […]

mcgregor poirier
McGregor v Poirier II: The Build to the Second Installment
Last Word Staff - Jan 23, 2021

This weekend’s UFC 257 headliner features a rematch six and a half years in the making. A lot has changed since Conor McGregor quickly took out Dustin Poirier during their featherweight bout at UFC 178. Although the two fighters have taken a vastly different route to get to this point, they each find themselves in […]

Toronto Maple Leafs Play
Examining if the Toronto Maple Leafs Play is Inconsistent
Chace McCallum - Jan 22, 2021

It’s game night and the Toronto Maple Leafs lost again. Fans are angry and Twitter is on fire. Sure their overall record is alright, but this loss is unacceptable because “other teams just don’t lose like that”. Admittedly, the way they lose can be difficult to watch. Sometimes it honestly looks like half the team […]

Novak Djokovic US Open
The Unfair Criticism of Novak Djokovic
Aldo Ostreicher - Jan 21, 2021

This week we witnessed continued unfair criticism of Novak Djokovic. Another chapter full of nonsense from those who like to criticize everything Djokovic says or does. It seems they are waiting for World #1 to do something to seize their moment and keep vilifying Djokovic. This time, the Australian Open quarantine conditions were the trigger […]

Tyler Chatwood contract
Tyler Chatwood Contract Brings Untapped Potential To Toronto Blue Jays
Andrew Brown - Jan 19, 2021

Tyler Chatwood Contract Adds Potential It may not be a blockbuster move, but the Toronto Blue Jays took a step forward as they signed Tyler Chatwood. The 31-year old veteran will be teaming up with the Blue Jays on a one-year contract worth $3 million. That also includes a potential for $2.5 million in incentives. […]

tampa bay lightning cup
The Rise of the Tampa Bay Lightning: Their Road To the Cup

The Tampa Bay Lightning enter this unique NHL season as the defending Stanley Cup champions. The Tampa Bay Lightning’s rise wasn’t something that happened overnight. 2020 Stanley Cup was a culmination of ten years of work and expert planning that could’ve gone wrong at any time. The remaining years of the 2000s, saw the Lightning […]