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NFL Week 7 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Oct. 25, 2015, 1:25 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

The race is heating up between our prediction squad as Lauren has posted the best record in three consecutive weeks. Charlie's upset calls continue to backfire, and send him deeper into last place. While Bobby and Sandeep are in tight competition with one another for the top spot.

SCO Fantasy Football Picks Week 7

By Charles Lott, Benjamin Yokoyama | Oct. 22, 2015, 2:17 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Once a week SCO staff writers Ben Yokoyama and Charlie Lott will post their fantasy football predictions alongside those of a special guest teacher and one student from the general Blair population.

NFL Week 6 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Oct. 16, 2015, 1:49 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Bobby holds a slim lead over the pack, and Lauren is charging her way up from the bottom of the standings. With a number of big, decisive games this week, there should definitely be a shift in the standings coming soon.

NFL Week 5 Predictions

By Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott, Robert Pfefferle | Oct. 11, 2015, 2:44 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Standings: 1. Bobby: 42-21 2. Sandeep: 40-23 3. Charlie: 37-26 4. Lauren: 37-26

Manchester United poised for a top four finish

By Nicholas Shereikis | Dec. 10, 2014, 12:47 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

After placing seventh in the English Premier League (EPL), Manchester United is coming off of one of its worst seasons in years. Under new management and with the addition of a few key players, however, United's prospects of finishing in the top four are improving.

Smaller tournaments outshone by the grand slams

By Divya Rajagopal | Aug. 28, 2014, 4:13 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

What makes a smaller tennis tournament different? Is it the low-key culture behind these smaller WTA and ATP tournaments, or the lack of substantial ranking points and prize money?

What you need to know about the World Cup

By Rohan Oprisko | June 12, 2014, 1:09 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

SCO is here to offer you a complete guide for the upcoming World Cup, featuring all the teams, the history and some predictions that will turn anyone from a soccer nube into an football phenom.

Even strength woes plaguing Capitals early on

By Jacob Popper | Oct. 27, 2013, 7:36 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

The Washington Capitals had high expectations coming into the 2013-2014 season. Second year coach Adam Oates would get his first full training camp, and before a disappointing seven game playoff loss to the Rangers last year, the Capitals surged in the last 19 games of last season, through which they went 15-2-2.

Sideline Report: Where the Washington Nationals must improve

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | July 21, 2013, 2:01 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

For a Washington Nationals team that many projected to win the World Series, the first 95 games have been a disappointment. General Manager (GM) Mike Rizzo can tackle some of these weaknesses through trades, but the current group of players will have to fix the others.

Sideline Report: A long-term look at the Spurs and Heat

By Abel Chanyalew | June 23, 2013, 1:24 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

The Miami Heat have just barely begun their summer long championship celebration. While they're all out clubbing, however, the rest of us should reevaluate the aftermath of the 2013 NBA Finals.

Sideline Report: NHL conference finals predictions

By Samuel Popper | June 2, 2013, 10 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

The Los Angeles Kings will take on the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference, while the Boston Bruins play the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference.

Who can beat the Heat?

By Michael Gerbasi | May 7, 2013, 8:07 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Since day one of the NBA season it has been a foregone conclusion that the Miami Heat is the best team in the league. Now that the second round of the playoffs are beginning and the Heat has already manhandled the Bucks, one must ask who can beat the Heat?

Women take the wheel

By Mimi Verdonk | Feb. 26, 2013, 6:21 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

In a world where the punch line of jokes about bad driving often end with a woman behind the wheel, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick's eighth place finish in Sunday's Daytona 500 speaks volumes.

Ray Lewis: football star or criminal?

By Jack Estrin | Feb. 8, 2013, 12:36 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

When Ray Lewis took the field for the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Baltimore Ravens this Sunday in the Super Bowl, many saw a hall of fame middle linebacker, famous for his motivational speeches and hard hits.

Steroids in Cooperstown

By Michael Gerbasi | Dec. 20, 2012, 10:22 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Who really owns Major League Baseball (MLB)? The owners? The players? No. The game of baseball belongs to the fans. What the fans say goes.

Sideline Report: The case for Mike Trout

By Jack Estrin | Oct. 25, 2012, 4:51 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Last time I checked, the MVP award went to the player who contributed most to his team's success. Judging by this rubric, Angels' rookie outfielder Mike Trout should be a runaway for this year's American League (AL) MVP award.

Sideline Report: In New York, it's Tebow Time

By Jack Estrin | Oct. 2, 2012, 4:50 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

The New York Jets' offense hit rock bottom this past week when they were shutout 34-0 by the San Francisco 49ers. Quarterback Mark Sanchez posted a dismal 2.8 quarterback rating and completed less than half of his passes.

Sideline Report: The hunt for October heats up

By Michael Gerbasi | Sept. 25, 2012, 8:23 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

A breakdown of MLB's wild-card hunt: only the Braves, Cards, Dodgers, Brewers, Phillies and Diamondbacks fight for the National League while all 14 teams vie for the American League.

For the Nationals, the time is now

By Jack Estrin | Sept. 11, 2012, 3:16 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Sept. 7 marked Stephen Strasburg's last start of the season because of the Nationals' self-imposed innings limit. From day one, the team has said that they will shut down Strasburg after around 160 to 180 innings.

Harper brings the "Natitude"

By Jacob Buchholz | May 7, 2012, 6:10 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Big things are happening in DC. The Nationals are in first place in the tough National League (NL) East, their marketing department has brought in "#Natitude" amidst the "Take Back the Park" series with the Phillies and super prospect Bryce Harper is finally here.

Bobby Petrino got fired, but Jessica Dorrell got wrecked

By Janvi Raichura | April 18, 2012, 10:20 a.m. | In Sports Blog »

Last Wednesday, University of Arkansas's head football coach Bobby Petrino was fired due to his fling with 25-year-old, Jessica Dorrell, Arkansas's Student Athlete Development Coordinator. The two were caught in a motorcycle accident on March 31st, which left Petrino completely damaged. Not only did Petrino suffer from a broken rib and cracked vertebra, he also lost the $24.92 million he was set to earn during his 7-year contract with Arkansas, and, of course, his mistress.

What a "knockout" coach

By Brittany Cheng | March 11, 2012, 11:26 a.m. | In Sports Blog »

It's easy to point your finger at former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and say, "Suspend him!"

Baseball is back

By Jacob Buchholz | March 2, 2012, 9:23 a.m. | In Sports Blog »

All is calm in the baseball world. But the tranquility will be short lived as the frenzy of the first games will begin later this week.

Lin Diesel

By Eli Schwadron | Feb. 15, 2012, 12:03 p.m. | In Sports Blog »

Unless you're an avid basketball fan, it's safe to say you didn't know who Jeremy Lin was prior to this past week. Sorry, world: you can't ignore him any longer. 136 points, 48 assists, Eastern Conference player of the week, a Sports Illustrated cover and, most importantly, six Knick wins later, you'd be foolish to ignore him any longer. In the span of nine days, Linsanity has taken the world by storm.

Ready for take-off

By Langston Taylor | Feb. 4, 2012, 11:08 a.m. | In Sports Blog »

The "Wow!!" experienced by James was felt around the world as high school students and television pundits alike freaked out over the slam.

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