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Take 5: Tiger claws back, Sixers are stunned

On Sunday Tiger Woods won the annual Masters tournament at Augusta National Golf Club after not having won a major in 11 years.
April 17, 2019
From major comebacks to major upsets, the past week provided stunning losses for postseason favorites, but also the return of a fan favorite. The Sixers were challenged by the upstart Brooklyn Nets and Tiger Woods made a triumphant return to the Masters. The WWE also showcased some intriguing matchups and a potential title challenger.

WWE needs to let Kofi Kingston fly

Kofi Kingston, pictured here at the September 2016 WWE Raw Tag Team Championship, was a last minute addition to the Elimination Chamber.
February 18, 2019
WWE superstar Kofi Kingston is in his late 30s and still has as much dexterity and agility as an Olympic gymnast, but has yet to hold a world title in WWE.

WWE explores intergender competition in Royal Rumble

Wrestler Becky Lynch began wrestling for WWE in 2013.
January 28, 2019
Even with a separate women’s Royal Rumble, there still isn’t equal opportunity for women in professional wrestling.

Take 5: Kyler Murray is hurting his career, transfer portal is making football fun

Former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts announced he will transfer to Oklahoma.
January 16, 2019
Kyler Murray declared for the NFL Draft and in the end, it’s going to cause more harm than good. He won’t become the high draft selection he hoped for and the Oakland A’s will lose because they wasted their No. 9 pick in the 2018 MLB Draft. This moment in history will be known as “The Oakland Screw Job.”

WWE ‘TLC’ doesn’t take care of McIntyre, Ziggler

Dolph Ziggler on April 21, 2016.
January 8, 2019
A staff-writer takes a look at the WWE, arguing some of its top performers deserve to be treated better.

Rousey takes the belt in WWE’s Survivor Series

Becky Lynch (right) fights Ruby Riot at WWE Wrestlemania 34 in New Orleans on April 8.
November 19, 2018
In a controversial match, Charlotte Flair was ultimately disqualified from the WWE's Survivor Series and Ronda Rousey snatched the belt.

Column: WWE women thrive at ‘Evolution’ despite backstage politics

Ronda Rousey celebrates after a confrontation with Stephanie McMahon in April.
October 28, 2018
WWE’s first all-women pay-per-view — properly dubbed “Evolution” to signify the transformation from divas from superstars — was a success, highlighted by Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch’s electric Last Woman Standing match.

Column: ‘Super Show-Down’ confuses roles of WWE’s top women

Charlotte Flair (right) kicks Bayley during WrestleMania 33 on April 2, 2017, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.
October 7, 2018
The way the WWE has cast the Charlotte Flair - Becky Lynch feud doesn’t make sense to the multi-talented women involved in it.

Hardy, Orton embody “Hell in a Cell”

WWE pay-per-view Extreme Rules event was held at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh July 15.
September 16, 2018
WWE superstars Randy Orton and Jeff Hardy provided one of the greatest Hell in a Cell moments in the history of the sport on Sunday night.

Column: WWE ‘Extreme Rules’ doesn’t bode well for the former Team Xtreme

Asuka (left) takes the opportunity for revenge on James Ellsworth after his interference in a previous match.
July 18, 2018
WWE hosted the Extreme Rules pay-per-view at PPG Paints Arena Sunday, and many fans — myself included — weren’t sure how it would go. With Universal Champion Brock Lesnar not even advertised for the show and the WWE Championship in a seemingly throw-away feud, the title outlooks for the show looked bleak.
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