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Pujols steps to the plate for at bat for the Angels. Photo credits: Kevin Ward is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Los Angeles Angels star Albert Pujols released after nine seasons with the team

Jacob Milligan, Reporter // May 18, 2021

The Angels have released 10-time all-star Albert Pujols after nine seasons with the team.  Pujols signed with the Angels as a free agent in December 2011. His contract was for 10 seasons, and...

Carlos Rodon starts to head for home plate with his delivery.

Carlos Rodon throws 20th no-hitter in White Sox history

Jacob Milligan, Reporter // April 28, 2021

On April 14, Chicago White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon threw a no-hitter in an 8-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians. The no-hitter marks the first of his career for the 28 year old southpaw pitcher.  Chico...

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Yadier Molina makes baseball history

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // April 25, 2021

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina made baseball history on April 14, by becoming the first catcher to catch 2000 games with one organization. Sara Mitrano, a current member of the Chico State...

Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer throws a pitch for the Cleveland Indians. Bauer was recently acquired by the Dodgers in free agency. 
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Dodgers, Padres favorites in NL West; A’s, Angels still chasing Astros in AL West

Connor McPherson, Reporter // February 17, 2021

Major League Baseball will be returning to a 162-game season on April 1. A limited number of fans will be allowed to attend MLB games without showing proof of a negative COVID-19 test or vaccination....

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Chico State baseball reflects on Hank Aaron’s death

Alex Martin, Sports Editor // February 11, 2021

Hall of Fall baseball legend Hank Aaron passed away on Jan. 22 in Atlanta, Georgia. Chico State baseball coaches and players will not soon forget his trailblazing legacy. “Hank Aaron was a tremendous...

Robinson Cano: a 16-year veteran caught cheating for the second time in his career

Robinson Cano: a 16-year veteran caught cheating for the second time in his career

Alex Martin, Reporter // December 2, 2020

Robinson Cano, a current baseball player in the majors for the New York Mets tested positive for the performance enhancing drug known as stanozolol. Due to getting caught, he is suspended for the entire...

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Freeman, Abreu awarded MVPs in respected leagues.

Nick Despotakis, Reporter // November 15, 2020

Atlanta Braves’ first baseman, Freddie Freeman and Chicago White Sox’s first baseman, Jose Abreu took home the MVP trophies in a shortened 60 game season. Freeman demolished his competition in...

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More fans means more COVID-19 cases

Nick Despotakis, Reporter // October 20, 2020

COVID-19 has already killed over 200,000 people in the United States and the death toll will continue to rise if fans are allowed at sporting events. With cases continuing to rise throughout the country,...

Ricardo Tovar and Matthew Ferreira discuss the MLB playoffs and NFL seasons. Photo credit: Claire Bang

The Wildcat Rumble: MLB Divisional round breakdown and NFL week 6 preview

Ricardo Tovar and Matthew Ferreira // October 12, 2019

The Wildcat Rumble returns for the first episode this fall with Ricardo Tovar and Matthew Ferreira! They speak on the MLB playoffs, NFL season and much more! Agree or disagree with anything? Share...

Ricardo Tovar and Matthew Ferreira discuss the MLB and NFL seasons. Photo credit: Claire Bang

The Wildcat Rumble: fall debut spotlight MLB and NFL seasons

Ricardo Tovar // September 15, 2019

The Wildcat Rumble returns for the first episode this fall with Ricardo Tovar and Matthew Ferreira! They speak on the MLB season, NFL season and much more! Agree or disagree with anything? Share...

Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets pitches against the Washington Nationals during the second inning at Nationals Park on September 21, 2018 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

2019 MLB playoffs will feature rebuilt teams

Brandon Downs // April 6, 2019

A week into this MLB season, there is a lot to be excited about; especially old faces in new uniforms and top prospects beginning their career in the pros. It's too early to predict anything, but let's...

Money is not fully guaranteed in the NFL despite the increased link of CTE with the sport. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

The hard-hitting reality of salaries in the NFL

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava // April 2, 2019

The NFL made history in March of 2018 when they paid quarterback Kirk Cousins of the Minnesota Vikings a fully-guaranteed three-year contract. Unlike NBA, MLB and NHL athletes, NFL players are not...

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