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Steroids: From Major Leagues to Little Leagues

EMIN AVAKIAN
El Vaquero Sports Editor

May 20, 2005

A little girl looks up and sees a billboard of her favorite celebrity and promises herself to look like the celebrity one day. Which of these three options is the more likely approach this little girl will choose: eat and drink...

No More High School Players in the Pro Game

EMIN AVAKIAN
El Vaquero Sports Editor

April 22, 2005

Nobody under the age of 20 should be able to play in the National Basketball Association. Sounds cruel, but the benefits outweigh the disadvantages by a mile. Commissioner David Stern will do everything he can to put an age li...

Steroids Scandal is Hurting the Game of Baseball

EMIN AVAKIAN
El Vaquero Staff Writer

April 1, 2005

Baseball fans, let me be the one to officially introduce you all to the Post-Steroids era. In this era, every home run will be looked at with suspicion, bulked up players better have VIP status to a gym, and once star players...

Who Said Girls Can’t Hit Home Runs?

VIOLATA ARRAZOLA
El Vaquero Staff Writer

April 1, 2005

The Vaquero women's softball team improved their record to 7-5 in the Western State Conference last Thursday as they beat Mission College in both games of a doubleheader at Scholl Canyon Park in Glendale. The Vaqueros, who ha...

NBA Superstars Rightfully Concerned Over Games In Athens

RAMTIN JAMSHIDI
El Vaquero Sports Editor

June 4, 2004

There are many things other nations do better than the United States, for example: soccer, boy bands (Beatles), food, monarchies, math, peace, and films. But there is something that belongs to the States exclusively and that is...

Our Baseball God

RAMTIN JAMSHIDI
El Vaquero Sports Editor

May 7, 2004

Sports legends are those figures who transcend time and hang out somewhere between heaven and earth, blessing us by competing with the mere mortals. They seem to function a few seconds ahead of the rest of us. Our generation ne...

No-Fun Football League

RAMTIN JAMSHIDI
El Vaquero Sports Editor

April 23, 2004

Imagine Batman cruising the streets of Gotham City in a minivan, the Academy Awards without the boring speeches, morning cereal without milk, Saturday morning without cartoons. All are scenarios that would cause chaos and send...

Skip the Madness of March For the Glory of the NBA

RAMTIN JAMSHIDI
El Vaquero Staff Writer

April 2, 2004

The nation will soon simmer down from the hoopla of March Madness' Final Four and start to pay attention to the best basketball the hardwood can offer: the NBA. The primary reason college basketball does not offer the level of...

Whatever Happened to the ‘Natural’ Days of Baseball?

EDDIE ALVAREZ
El Vaquero Staff Writer

December 12, 2003

Hitting home runs, breaking Olympic records and making big money are reasons people play sports. Every player strives to be the best they can be, but why not do it naturally, without the help of some type artificial supplement. Wh...

May Sports Live Forever

RAMTIN JAMSHIDI
El Vaquero Staff Writer

December 12, 2003

As an aspiring sports journalist the comment I hear the most is: " Why do sports even matter?" My answer is always the same vague quip: "Sports is life in an abstract way." But that does not always suffice, so in defense of...

Sosa Gets Uncorked

EDDIE ALVAREZ
El Vaquero Staff Writer

June 6, 2003

A 3-2 fastball to Sammy Sosa, hit to left field, a homerun! Sosa has hit another one. How many times have we seen this? Well if you are a Chicago Cub fan, you have seen or heard it 468 times. But how many of times now will you w...

Annika Joins the Boys’ Club

EDDIE ALVAREZ
El Vaquero Staff Writer

June 6, 2003

Two weeks ago, much of America was captivated by the Bank of America Colonial golf tournament, which was a surprise because no one ever watches golf when Tiger Woods isn't playing. But when Annika Sorenstam announced that she wo...

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