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Honey Thaljieh promotes the face of a new FIFA

Honey Thaljieh promotes the face of a new FIFA

Honey Thaljieh, FIFA’s communications manager, visited UMass Lowell on Thursday to discuss the future of soccer. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Jeffrey Gerson) Alexa Hyde Connector Staff “For the game. For the world,” is FIFA’s current mission statement, which FIFA communication manager Honey Thaljieh came to discuss at UMass Lowell on Thursday, April 14. Honey Thaljieh

Play ball: Opening week produces excitment for season to come

Pablo Sandoval’s belt debacle is one of the many reasons the out of shape third basemen is on the bench. (Courtesy of CBS Sports) Shamus Ricardo Connector Contributor As the weather gets warmer, we change from winter to the magical season of baseball. Opening week is filled with enjoyment for all Major League Baseball fans

The NBA playoffs: The race for second

The NBA playoffs tip-off Saturday at 12:30pm with the Raptors and Pacers. (Courtesy Photo) Kyle Gaudette Connector Editor Way back before this NBA season tipped-off, our sports editor turned campus life editor Shane Foley did a preview of the season in which he predicted the Warriors to become back-to-back champions. While Foley’s seeding order may

Hot Takes with Hannah: The 2016 NHL playoffs

The Washington Capitals head into the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs with 120 points and no intention of falling victim to the Presidents’ Trophy curse. (Photo courtesy of Maddie Meyer/Getty Images). Hannah Manning Connector Editor The 2015-2016 National Hockey League season has been far from predictable. After beginning the season with a 9-0 record, the Montreal

2016 MLB preview: A summer to remember

Anthony Rizzo will be an MVP candidate on a club roster that is looking to claim the World Series (Lisa Blumenfield/Getty Images) Alex Salucco Connector Editor In an opening week where we have seen cancelations, back-to-back-to-back homeruns, and a team with one hit winning a game, the rest of the show will not disappoint. With

The legend of David Ortiz is ending, but is one more title necessary?

Ortiz belted his historic 500th career home run during the 2015 campaign (Max Wildstein/WEBN). Thomas Lydon Connector Staff With the beginning of another Major League Baseball season just around the corner, Red Sox Nation is sure to be somewhere between excited and skeptical on what’s to come. Some think that this is Boston’s rebound year

Open letter to Kobe Bryant: Blame yourself

NBA superstar Kobe Bryant will retire at the end of the 2015-16 season. (Richard Mackson/USA Today Sports) Tom Lydon UML Student ‘Question: “What’s the thing you hate the most about the farewell tour?” Answer: “That we suck.”’ ~Kobe Bryant, when asked about his final season You know what, Kobe? You have a right to believe

Grumpy greats just don’t get it

Curry has heard what some legends have said about him, and he flat out does not care (Photo courtesy of the Canadian Press) Kyle Gaudette Connector Editor There is absolutely nothing more annoying than ignorance. Raise your hand if you have ever been told by a parent, grandparent or just an older relative in generally

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