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In the last 3 decades in professional sports, there arguably has never been a team as good at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory as Mexican Futbol Club Cruz Azul.

Perhaps one could make a case for the Atlanta Falcons of recent years, who consistently find creative and embarrassing ways to lose games. …


Khabib submits Poirier to retain the lightweight championship. Credit- Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC- Getty

For a few seconds in the 3rd round, Khabib Nurmagomedov appeared, for the first time in his career, vulnerable and on the verge of defeat. Dustin Poirier, a black belt Jiu Jitsu practitioner, held a guillotine on the undefeated Dagestani, squeezing the oxygen out of the lungs of both Nurmagomedov and the crowd of 13,000 at The Arena in Abu Dhabi.

But that slight opening and glimmer of hope quickly slipped away.

Khabib, fighting in front of his father as a UFC fighter for the first time in his career, remained calm amidst his precarious position. …


Djokovic lifts his 5th Wimbledon Trophy. Credit: Sky News

Intense. Resilient. Composed chaos.

In a match that surpassed the 2008 Wimbledon Final as the longest ever singles final in Wimbledon’s storied history, Novak Djokovic eclipsed Roger Federer 7–6 1–6 7–6 4–6 12–12 (7–3) to win his 16th major and 5th Wimbledon Crown.

And just like in that 2008 final, Roger Federer was left on the losing end.

There was no necessity to wait for the tense drama that usually follows these titanic clashes between two of the top 3 players of all time. …


Vai is a tour de force as he entertained the Riverside crowd. Photo Credit: Steverosephotos.com

The crowd was patiently waiting and eager to see Yngwie Malmsteen, Guitarist of the band Alcatrazz.

“Yyngwie, Yngwie,” they chanted almost obsessively.

Suddenly, a tall, skinny guitarist straight from Long Island appeared on stage. He did not look like Yngwie.

“Where’s Yngwie!” shouted the crowd.

Steve Vai was the man tasked with quenching the crowd’s insatiable thirst for Yngwie that night. 32 years later, Vai finally returned to Riverside, and this time, the crowd came to see him.

Alot has happened since that night in 1984. Steve Vai has gone on to become the marquee guitarist of his generation, surpassing…


Neymar becomes the biggest transfer in futbol history

In the end, the late football genius Johan Cruyff was partially right about the situation between Neymar and his beloved Barcelona.

When Neymar first arrived at the Nou Camp in May of 2013, the Dutch maestro was surprisingly a skeptic, uttering two phrases that now seem prophetic.

““Messi and Neymar? Two captains on one boat doesn’t work.”

“With Neymar on board, I would have planned for the possibility of selling Messi”

Many will argue that history proved otherwise. Messi and Neymar accomplished quite a bit during their 4 years together. …


Andre Ward defeats Sergey Kovalev via 8th round TKO to retain the WBA, IBF and WBO Light Heavyweight Titles. Credit @HBOboxing

In the prelude to the long awaited main event between Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward, Guillermo Rigondeaux knocked out Moises Flores with a controversial left handed punch, one that was clearly after the bell.

If there was any foreshadowing of what was yet to come, that was it.

Shortly after, Ward and Kovalev stepped into the ring to settle their much anticipated rematch to last year’s fight of the year, in which Kovalev appeared to do enough to eke a victory, only to be dethroned of his titles via a controversial split-decision.

Kovalev, already wary of the judges, vowed that…


The aroma of barbecue smoke fills the air, enticing every person to try out some of the savory cuisines. Fried frog legs, fried Oreos, whole turkey legs, you name it. Every imaginable concoction mankind can think of is here.

Past the food section lie the games of chance and roller coasters. Male’s attempt to win prized stuffed animals for their significant others. Kid’s scream at the top of their lungs every time the roller coaster makes a swift turn.

When one thinks of a county fair, these are the things that come to mind. …


“I never heal from the scars in time/ but ima tell a great story with my Scars and Rhymes”

“I’m not a corporate friendly artist.” says 25 year-old Adil Omar.

The obstacle of breaking into the music scene without being market friendly does not faze Adil. Not after all that he has overcome.

Adil Omar was born May 17, 1991 in London, but his roots are in Islamabad, Pakistan. A Pakistan native since he was a toddler, he acknowledges that his beginnings were what sparked the creativity and knowledge (that is present )in his music today.

“My childhood was unique, interesting, and rough in parts,” Adil said. “A lot of death and pain.”

At age 10, Adil experienced his…


Tennis coach Carlos Vazquez teaches students the values of hard work and never giving up.

The bull staggers to his feet, a stream of blood dripping from his back. A banderilla is tearing at the wound, making it deeper and deeper. The bull senses his time is up. The inevitable end to the fight, to his life is in the hands of the bullfighter.

As the bull maneuvers to his left, a sword is inserted into the back of his neck, and then ejected. Air bubbles begin to fill the blood stream, and the adrenaline can no longer keep the bull erect.

El torero approaches the subdued bull one last time, hoping to end its…


Alexis Valenzuela during the Big West Conference Championship at Indian Wells.

The score reads 6–4, 6–4, 6–7, 6–7, 8–7. Rafael Nadal is exhausted.

Every backhand return and chase to the ball further depletes him. It hurts to move. This is the Wimbledon final, however, and Nadal, who lost the previous two finals to Roger Federer, does not want to lose again.

All his hard work, the long nights practicing in Mallorca with his uncle, prepared him for this.

He serves. Federer returns weakly and Nadal sends the ball back, but Federer’s return hits the net. Nadal crumbles to the ground in agony and joy. 9–7. Champion.

He never gave up.

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Victor Gallegos

Current Freelance Assignment Desk Editor for Univision Ch.34 in Los Angeles. My passions include the composition of music and sports.

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