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Conor McGregor has ended some fights almost too fast to believe, like when he knocked out Patrick Doherty four seconds into their bout back in 2011.

G.O.A.T?: The case for Conor McGregor

March 17, 2019

Conor McGregor is the best mixed martial fighter of all time especially if the UFC community still measures greatness by risk and multiplies it by accomplishment. McGregor is the only UFC fighter that has held world titles in two different weight ca...

D'Angelo Russell, in his fourth-year in the NBA and his second with the Nets, has increased his play in nearly every stat category.

Thank You, Magic: the Lakers gave away a superstar

March 9, 2019

D’Angelo Russell’s career season with the Nets has the NBA community questioning if  Magic Johnson and the rest of the Lakers’ management gave up on the 23-year-old combo-guard prematurely, especially following Los Angeles’ recent struggles thi...

The Golden State Warriors emotional leader is currently tied for first with 14 technical fouls with Russell Westbrook and Andre Drummond.

Draymond Green: the forgotten modern-era pioneer

March 1, 2019

Draymond Green’s recent decline in productivity has the NBA community rethinking his value to the Golden State Warriors, which is unwarranted after evaluating how Green has revolutionized the power forward position in modern basketball. Green has...

Be like Mike? Nah, be like Bron

Be like Mike? Nah, be like Bron

November 8, 2018

More often than not Michael Jordan takes the cake in the Greatest of all Time (GOAT) debate. Most people arguing in favor of this are those that have a strong knowledge in sports analytics. But most saying that Michael Jordan is the GOAT have one fau...

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Sailing the Fantasy: Bench Stashes and League Winners

September 9, 2018

Top Bench Stashes:   James Conner: Stop reading this article and pick up James Conner in your league. Got him? Good. The ongoing contract dispute between Steelers brass and Le'veon Bell has spilled over into the regular season. Bell is sitting out week 1 against the Browns, and there is no ligh...

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Oak Leaf’s College Football Top-25 Rankings

August 30, 2018

Welcome to the Oak Leaf's College Football Top-25 Rankings. Check back each week to find which teams rise and fall in the rankings over the course of the college football season.  The rankings are a collaborative article between our staff writer Isa...

The Cleveland Cavaliers' odds of a return trip to the NBA Finals are far from a slam dunk.

The End of an Era: No More Fun in The Land

January 31, 2018

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been heavily scrutinized since the return of LeBron James after his four-year stint in Miami from 2010-2014. The Cavs have enjoyed a lot of success, including three consecutive NBA finals and a championship in 2016–a ...

Donald Trump continues to stick his nose in sports, probably because he wishes he owned an NFL team.

Trump vs. sports

December 12, 2017

President Donald J. Trump should be focused on politics instead of always thrusting himself into the sports world. Most businesses he has owned or been involved with haven’t done well, like Trump University or the New Jersey Generals. The Generals ...

Jimmy Garoppolo is all smiles following his trade to San Francisco.

Tackling the NFL’s blockbuster trades

November 14, 2017

Well you guessed it: this year’s trade deadline was insane. It has been one of biggest up-and-down years in the NFL. Star athletes are dropping like flies with injuries, and players who are usually fantasy studs have been fantasy duds headin...

Liangelo Ball was arrested after allegedly stealing from a Louis Vuitton store in Hangzhou, China.

Big Baller crooks

November 14, 2017

Bad break for the Ball family as the middle son, LiAngelo Ball, and two other UCLA basketball players were caught shoplifting inside a Luis Vuitton store in Hangzhou, China before a Nov. 7th exhibition game. Hangszhou police caught Ball, Cody Riley and...

May 13, 1959: After having their homes destroyed by bulldozers, Chavez Ravine residents Manuel Augustine, left, Ivy Augustine (sweeping), Ira Augustine (baby), Victoria Augustine (woman in doorway) and Abrana Arechiga lived in a trailer.

Dodger blues

October 24, 2017

Congratulations Los Angeles. Your Dodgers finally made it back to the World Series after a 29-year hiatus from Major League Baseball’s fall classic. The same Dodgers franchise that jettisoned their Brooklyn home in 1957 in favor of La La Land; en...

Stafford made highest paid player in NFL history despite no playoff wins

September 2, 2017

The Detroit Lions just made a terrible mistake and grossly overpaid Matthew Stafford. Stafford signed a five-year $151 million contract extension on Aug. 28 which puts him at $27 million a year roughly, making him the highest paid player in NFL history. Don’t...

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