Ian M

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I am passionate about sports, travel, and food. I’ve visited over 20 different countries, have seen 6 professional sports leagues in person, and have a love for cuisine.

Seeding to Determine Home-Field Advantage in MLB Playoffs

In yet another twist to the upcoming MLB Postseason in an atypical season, this year, teams' seeding in the playoffs will be more important than ever after the league agreed to make seeds the base for home-field advantage. The agreement with the MLB Players' Association, which includes an eight-team playoff for the first time...

Rays Clinch First AL East Division Crown Since 2010

The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the New York Mets by an 8-5 final score on Wednesday night, clinching the franchise's first AL East pennant since 2010 and only the third in the team's history. https://twitter.com/RaysBaseball/status/1308950613808553984?s=20 The Rays, who were considered along with the New York Yankees to be the two...

Braves Clinch 3rd Consecutive NL East Title

The Atlanta Braves demolished the Miami Marlins by an 11-1 score on Tuesday night, clinching their third consecutive National League East title in the process. The Braves, who have led their division since August 17th without letting the Miami Marlins or Philadelphia Phillies catch them, will head to the playoffs for the third straight...

Sporting CP Renames Youth Academy After Cristiano Ronaldo

While Cristiano Ronaldo might better be known for his tenures with Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus, the global soccer star got his start at Sporting CP in his native country of Portugal. On Monday, his former club announced that they will change the name of their youth academy in honor of the club's...

Wolves to Sign Barcelona RB Nelson Semedo

FC Barcelona, who set out this summer on a mission to sell some of its key players as it looks to turn the page on a majorly disappointing 2019-20 season, appears to have found a buyer for right-back Nelson Semedo. Semedo, who has featured as one of the team's two main right-backs in recent...

Sampdoria Defender Jeison Murillo Heads Back on Loan to Celta Vigo

Celta Vigo made an important addition to their squad on Wednesday, securing a one-year loan deal for Sampdoria defender Jeison Murillo. https://twitter.com/RCCeltaEN/status/1306321947291197440?s=20 Murillo, who spent the second half of last season playing with the Galician side, joined Celta after teams such as Valencia and Real Sociedad made pushes for the...

Predicting the 2020 NBA Conference Finals

After two thrilling seven-game series wrapped up this week, the NBA Conference Final matchups are set in both conferences and only four teams are left standing in the Orlando bubble. https://twitter.com/NBA/status/1306206217421950982?s=20 Two of the season’s top teams, along with two underdogs who advanced to the Finals in surprising fashion, will...

Washington Capitals Sign Peter Laviolette to Become New Head Coach

The Washington Capitals, who split ways with former head coach Todd Reirden after a disappointing first-round playoff exit last month, have found their new man on the bench. The Washington Capitals hired former Flyers, Predators, Hurricanes, and Islanders lead man Peter Laviolette as the 19th head coach in the franchise's history.

Cubs Hurler Alec Mills Tosses 305th No-Hitter in MLB History

There's just something about the Windy City and no-hitters this MLB season, isn't there? After Lucas Giolito of the cross-town White Sox threw a no-hitter on August 25th, Alec Mills of the Cubs held the Milwaukee Brewers without a hit in Sunday's 12-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers, throwing the 305th no-hit game in...

Reds SP Sonny Gray Heads to IL with Back Strain

The Cincinnati Reds are quickly seeing their playoff hopes fade, and the addition of starting pitcher Sonny Gray to the 10-day injured list is yet another obstacle the team will have to overcome if they want to make a run. Currently 3 games out of the final NL playoff spot, it appears that the...

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