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America’s Pastime Returns: Baseball in the Time of COVID-19

Image Courtesy of WUSA9  By Garrett Farrell On Thursday, July 23, Major League Baseball returned to a thunderous lack of applause, after concerns over coronavirus caused the league to postpone the beginning of the 2020 season by almost four months. The Washington Nationals, the reigning world champions, hosted the New York Yankees, the most successful Read More …

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MLS is Back Tournament Coverage

Image courtesy of mlssoccer.com By Garrett Farrell On July 8, the MLS is Back Tournament kicked off, and became the first major sporting event to be held in the United States since mid-March when concerns over COVID-19 caused all major sports leagues to put a hold on their activities. The tournament is being held in Read More …

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Redskins Owner Announces Plans to Review the Team’s Name Due to Pressure from Sponsors

Photo Courtesy of Sporting News By Garrett Farrell On July 3, Daniel Snyder, the majority owner of the Washington Redskins announced that the organization would launch a review of the controversial name. The announcement came a day after FedEx, the corporate sponsor that owns the naming rights to the team’s home stadium, asked the team Read More …

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Vanessa Bryant Lobbies Congress to Pass a Helicopter Safety Bill

Courtesy of Inside Edition By Garrett Farrell In the aftermath of the tragic death of her husband and daughter, Kobe and Gianna Bryant, Vanessa Bryant is asking Congress to pass a bill mandating stricter security standards for helicopters. This bill, called the “Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant Helicopter Safety Act,” was introduced by Democratic lawmakers Read More …

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Major League Baseball Announces Plan to Begin “Post”-Coronavirus Season

Image Courtesy of The Philadelphia Inquirer By Garrett Farrell Last week, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the league’s plan to begin games in the form of a 60-game season, and the MLB Players Association approved the measure, clearing the way for a return to play.  The plan covers everything from testing procedures to Read More …

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Professional Athletes Diagnosed with COVID-19 Amid National Rise in Cases

Image courtesy of The Washington Post By Garrett Farrell As new cases of the coronavirus rise in all but a few states, many professional sports teams are reporting that standout players have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The alarming rise in cases among some of the world’s most prominent athletes may throw a wrench in the Read More …

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NFL Commissioner Apologizes for His Response to Player Protests Amid National Racial Tension

Photo Courtesy of Fox News By Garrett Farrell In the midst of the protests stemming from the death of George Floyd, a national dialogue on race in America has grown more prominent, and American public opinion on the matter has shifted drastically. A strong indicator of the change in the mindset of the people is Read More …

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Professional Sports Leagues Announce Plans to Resume Play

By Garrett Farrell In recent weeks three major sports leagues—the National Hockey League (NHL), the National Basketball Association (NBA), and Major League Soccer (MLS)—have all announced plans to resume and finish their seasons. Activity in each league has been suspended since mid-March, when concerns over the coronavirus caused a near-blackout of all sporting activities. MLS Read More …

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CUA Athletes Find Alternative Ways to Stay Active

By Katie Hoban  COVID-19 has affected everyone across the world, especially in the United States. With the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases globally, the United States has shut down non-essential businesses, in-office work hours, and in-person classes at universities. The virus also led to the NCAA cancelling the rest of the winter season and Read More …

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Track and Field Competes in Landmark Championships

By: Renee Rasmussen Saturday morning started early for the track and field team, as it loaded the bus and made its way to Susquehanna, Pennsylvania for the 2020 Landmark Indoor Championships. The team has been working hard for this meet all season.  Overall, Catholic’s Track and Field team had a great showing, breaking six school Read More …

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