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Slam Poetry: Murray wins second Wimbledon title

(07/21/16 9:31pm)

On a sunny Sunday afternoon, Andy Murray, the scruffy haired Scott from Dunblane, lifted the Wimbledon Trophy for the second time. This gives him a total of three Grand slam titles. Impressive? Yes. Upsetting that he only has three? YES. Why? Here are a few facts you may not know about Mr. Murray — he has made it to 11 Grand Slam finals. He has been to the final at every single Grand Slam: Wimbledon, Roland Garros, US Open and Australian Open. He has given every concession speech there is to give. He has lost with smiles and he has lost with tears. He has thanked his team and he has cursed his mum.

Home and Away: NBA draft experience requirement

(07/21/16 9:30pm)

Each week Sam and Vikram will tackle a controversial issue in the sports world. Much like the home field rule in baseball, one of the writers will take their stance first (“away”), allowing the other to respond with an argument of their own (“home”). This week they will be debating the merits of the NBA’s policy that requires athletes to be at least one year removed from high school before entering the draft.

Seven Dartmouth alumni qualify for the Olympics in Rio

(07/14/16 10:30pm)

Despite Dartmouth’s small size and relatively isolated location, the College will be well represented by seven alumni at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this August. During their time at Dartmouth, the seven Olympians competed for the Big Green in varsity and club sports. There are three representatives from the women’s track and field and cross country teams, two from men’s lightweight rowing, one from women’s tennis and one from the men’s rugby team. In preparation for this historic summer, The Dartmouth will be profiling each of these athletes individually and their journey to Rio in greater depth, but for now, meet the seven athletes who will be representing the United States and Greece as well as the quaint College on the Hill.

Whitehorn ’16 places fifth at U.S. Olympic Trials

(07/07/16 9:30pm)

Kaitlin Whitehorn ’16 turned in her best performance in her young career on Sunday, July 3, finishing fifth in the women’s high jump at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. Although Whitehorn failed to finish in the top three and qualify for the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro later this year, she set both a new school and personal record of 6 feet 2-1/4 inches in her final competition in a Big Green uniform.

Giordano ’16 and Whitehorn ’16 named All-Americans

(06/30/16 9:30pm)

Dana Giordano ’16 and Kaitlin Whitehorn ’16 ended their collegiate careers with a whirlwind finish. Both seniors placed third and earned First-Team All-American honors in their respective events at the NCAA Track and Field Outdoor National Championships in Eugene, Ore., on June 11. Giordano completed the 1500-meter race in a school-record 4 minutes, 11.86 seconds, and Whitehorn cleared a height of 5 feet 11 1/2 inches in the high jump.

First Team: Erasable Memories with Ray Lu '18

(06/30/16 9:30pm)

Sophomore summer is too easy. As the summer staff at The D rotates through editor positions under the careful and trained eye of editor-in-chief Rebecca “A-Side” Asoulin ’17, I’ve enjoyed the week off to lounge on the Green and hand in “First Team” five hours late to this week’s sports editor Vikram Bodas ’18 — who turned his own articles in on-time a grand total of zero times in the spring. Revenge is like the sweetest joy next to “getting money,” or so the saying goes.

Dartmouth's football team looks to analytics to gain an edge

(05/22/16 10:21pm)

It’s no question that last season was a landmark one for Dartmouth football. The Big Green reached the FCS Top 25 rankings, had nationally acclaimed offensive and defensive play, eventually had players sign with or try out for professional teams and, above all else, secured a share of the Ivy League championship for the first time in 19 years. But at a more technical and even philosophical level, the team also took an innovative step.

Just a Bit Outside: Why the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Should Trade the Best Player in the Major Leagues

(05/22/16 10:20pm)

The Angels aren’t terrible. No one is going to mistake them for the streaking Chicago Cubs, but they aren’t the woefully bad Atlanta Braves either. To put things into perspective, going into May 16, the Cubs run differential was +109, and the Braves had scored 109 runs. To be sure, the season was still young, and both teams’ fortunes could easily change. But at this point, those two franchises represent the poles of the MLB. The Angels are somewhere in between. For the Braves, who as of May 16 had yet to win 10 games (the last team in the League that still hadn’t done so), there is reason for optimism. Atlanta boasts a farm system that ESPN’s Keith Law recently rated baseball’s best. They may be laughable now, but Atlanta has studs like shortstop Dansby Swanson or pitcher Sean Newcomb waiting in the wings. Compare that to the Angels. On Law’s list, the Angels were proclaimed to have the dead worst farm system in baseball, going as far as saying that it was the worst he’d ever seen since he began evaluating farm systems.

One-on-one with Vernon Harris '16

(05/18/16 10:15pm)

This week, The Dartmouth had a chance to talk with standout cornerback Vernon Harris ’16. The 6-foot-2-inch Fort Lauderdale, Florida native was recently signed by the Kansas City Chiefs. Harris left school early to participate in the Chiefs’ rookie mini-camp and is now preparing himself for training camp at which he will fight to make the 53-man regular season roster. In total, eight Dartmouth seniors have earned professional opportunities this year.