By Stephanie Woodward |Staff Writer| Domestic violence in professional sports is becoming a troubling trend that we as a society, and most importantly sports fans, should not tolerate. I believe that we have been letting our athletes off too easy and not enforcing strict punishment for their actions for too long. I believe that all our professional sports leagues need to start being more assertive with all domestic violence crimes, and create strict policies for all leagues. Domestic violence cases in professional sports have been an ongoing occurrence, but are just recently being publicized in the media. In July 2012, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was arrested … [Read more...] about Pro athletes take their aggression home
By Greg Avetisyan |Managing Editor| Domestic violence has taken the sports world by storm the last three months, as athletes across many professional sports leagues are facing charges. Los Angeles King’s defenseman Slava Voynov was arrested last Monday Oct. 20 at 12:45 a.m. under suspicion of domestic violence against his girlfriend. Officers arrived at the Redondo Beach residence after a neighbor called the police saying, “a woman was screaming for the past 20 minutes and could now be heard crying,” according to a news release from the Redondo Beach Police Department. The NHL responded quickly to the issue and released a statement shortly after the arrest, “Los Angeles Kings … [Read more...] about Black eyes on and off the ice
By Elizabethiz Piraino |Staff Writer| No matter who wins the series, fans will remember the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks match up for years to come. One of the biggest highlights in the postseason playoffs was when the Kings came from behind to score six unanswered goals in game two of the Stanley Cup Playoff’s Western Conference Finals. The winner of this series will go on to play in the National Hockey League (NHL) finals. The 6-2 loss was the first time the Blackhawks have lost on home ice at the United Center during the Playoffs this year. The win was especially sweet for the Kings, who were eliminated by Chicago in the 2013 Playoffs. The Kings had not been able … [Read more...] about Kings slap back
By Hector Gama |Staff Writer| The time has arrived! After a grueling regular season, 16 out of 30 teams managed to make the playoffs, earning a right to battle it out for the opportunity to hoist up the Stanley Cup! Yeah, I know, who cares, right? While for some the thrills and the playoff beard of the NHL playoffs is undeniable, most will agree that around this time of the year, the only playoffs worth mentioning are the NBA. At CSUSB, there is a big buzz going around on whether or not the Los Angeles Lakers can repeat once again as NBA champions. Many students wonder if the Miami Heat’s three big superstars will be able to dethrone the defending champions, or if Derrick … [Read more...] about What the puck is on T.V.?
By Steve Brown Special to the Chronicle With the ever-growing trend of social media in professional sports, athletes are beginning to show their personalities in ways they aren’t able to through other mediums. Twitter has become a household name in the realm of professional athletes, and a number of players in the National Hockey League (NHL) are beginning to follow in the footsteps of their counterparts. Among the throng of personalities around the league, one stands above the rest in Paul Bissonnette, a forward for the Phoenix Coyotes. Bissonnette, known as BizNasty2point0 on Twitter, is the most active and also one of the most followed among NHL players on Twitter, a … [Read more...] about Twitter on ice