Vavel

VAVEL is an international sporting newspaper that works as a social platform to connect authors, journalists and bloggers with readers. With 13 international editions available in 7 languages, the website currently one of the 250 most visited pages of Spain and the third-top digital sports newspaper across the country.

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Danny Maiorca

Soon-to-graduate Sports Journalism student and freelance journalist - currently at Southampton Solent University.

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Specialisms: Sports, Journalism

Adam Stenning

I am a Sports Journalism graduate with a plethora of experience writing for different sites and companies. This …

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Joe Citrone

Sports journalist. 21 years-old.

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Skills: Reporter, Feature Writer, Blogger
Specialisms: Sports

Conor de Smith

Journalism student at De Montfort University. Editor for VAVEL, writer for FutbolPulse and contribute to JournoPortfolio's blog. Talk …

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Skills: Editor
Specialisms: Journalism

Matthew Niksa

I am a member of Boston University's Class of 2019, majoring in journalism and minoring in economics. I …

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Skills: Reporter, Proofreader, Editor
Specialisms: Sports, News, Journalism

Pete Hernandez III

Maximizer | Relator | Arranger | Empathy | Learner Staff Writer, versed in Digital Marketing and on the …

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Latest Articles

2019 Cricket World Cup: Finch century sends Australia top of table

Australia continued their impressive start to the Cricket World Cup (CWC) with a win over Sri Lanka. David Warner and Aaron Finch got The Aussies off to a great start putting on 80 runs before Warner was bowled by Dhananjaya de Silva. Dhananjaya struck again with the scoreboard on 100, picking up the wicket of Usman Khawaja. Finch and Steve Smith then put on a massive partnership of 173 runs, before Finch then went for 153, hitting 15 fours and five sixes in his innings. Smith went just five
By Adam Stenning
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Murray: We got our just rewards

Brighton striker and top goalscorer, Glenn Murray felt they got their just rewards after their 1-1 draw to Newcastle. Albion had gone behind after a early striker by Azoye Perez. Murray was then involved in the goal to head it across to Pascal Gross to equalise. Murray gave his verdict on the game: “Yeah going behind in the game, it felt as though in the circumstances that a lot of teams and groups may have given in and concede more and go under. “I felt as though at half-time we had a word w
By Adam Stenning
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Ambitious Doncaster Belles "want to compete with the best," Courtney Sweetman-Kirk tells UK

It's April 2013 and the FA have just announced the restructuring of the FAWSL, changing it from one eight team division to two tiers, the top - WSL 1 - consisting of eight teams and the second - WSL 2 - consisting of 10. It's a move that has been made to increase competition - coming at a time when Arsenal are in complete control of the game in England - and to generally improve the sport in the country. The Gunners will compete in the top tier alongside Birmingham City, Bristol Academy, Chelse
By Ameé Ruszkai
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Opinion: Kyle Naughton is not a Swansea super sub

Substitutes are always a key factor when assessing a manager's decision-making. They are also always hotly disputed in the aftermath of a result, particularly if that result was a defeat. On Saturday, with the scores still goalless between Swansea City and Southampton, Francesco Guidolin turned to his bench, looking for a game-changer. First up; Modou Barrow. The Gambian winger is introduced at the expense of Wayne Routledge with 29 minutes remaining. Next up? Guidolin sees Ki Sung-Yueng, Lero
By Ameé Ruszkai
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Attack, attack, attack: Why it's the perfect time for Sunderland to swap Jones for Yedlin

It's been the same old struggling season for Sunderland, which has led to many calling for a reshuffle in the squad in the summer. With so many players in the team simply not good enough to be playing at a level higher than a relegation dogfight in the Premier League, it is no wonder why the Black Cats find themselves down there come this time of every year. Jordi Gomez, Liam Bridcutt, Danny Graham and Will Buckley have all been shipped out on loan to Championship sides - a level which matches
By Ameé Ruszkai
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From a back three to the Christmas tree: The development of Sunderland's shape under Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce has made a lot of changes since taking over on Wearside in November. One of his most significant and immediate alterations was one of formation. Whilst Dick Advocaat preferred and insisted on a 4-2-3-1 that, most of the time, simply did not work, Allardyce has taken into consideration the personnel at his disposal and tailored the shape to suit them. He gave the 4-2-3-1 a go to start, but soon found similar problems that Advocaat did not do much about - with the isolation of Steve
By Ameé Ruszkai
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Pacific Division Rivals Clash As Los Angeles Clippers Face Golden State Warriors

Fierce rivals go head to head for the final time this regular season as the Golden State Warriors welcome the Los Angeles Clippers to Oracle Arena. The Warriors and Clippers have battled three times prior this regular season with Golden State coming away each instant with a close victory of less than ten points. Make no mistake, despite their respective conference standings regular season records, these two teams have matched up well with each other - resulting in hard fought battles for 48 minu
By Pete Hernandez III
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Oakland Raiders Improve Secondary By Signing Sean Smith

The Oakland Raiders are indeed putting their cap space to good use, as they agreed to a four-year, $40 million deal with $20 million guaranteed up front, as reported by Ian Rapoport. After investing in their offensive and defensive front with the signings of Kelechi Osemele and Bruce Irvin respectively, Oakland sought to fill the much evident gap in their secondary by snatching away cornerback Sean Smith from their AFC West rival Kansas City Chiefs. Despite having a few standouts such as Khalil
By Pete Hernandez III
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Oakland Raiders Show True Commitment To Excellence With Early Free Agent Signings

To put it simply, if the beginning of the NFL free agency period is any indication, this Oakland Raiders franchise is not the same one we’re used to witnessing. In the days leading up to the official signing period for free agents, the Raiders managed to snag two high-caliber football players off the market in former Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele and Seattle Seahawks pass rusher Bruce Irvin. With a group of talented young play makers on defense and a promising foundation on
By Pete Hernandez III
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Historic Home Winning Streak On The Line As Golden State Warriors Face Utah Jazz

The Golden State Warriors shattered another historic record as they earned their 45th straight home victory in their 119-113 win over the Orlando Magic Monday night. The Warriors’ newly earned record will be put on the line as they welcome the Utah Jazz to Oracle Arena Wednesday night. The Jazz will look for a win Wednesday not only to help them in the race for the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference, but also as an opportunity to get their first win against Golden State as the current
By Pete Hernandez III
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Golden State Warriors Must Bounce Back With Season Sweep Over Orlando Magic

In a final score that perhaps no one could have foreseen, the defending champion Golden State Warriors suffered their sixth loss of the regular season to the lowly Los Angeles Lakers 112-95, with the Lakers earning just their 13th win in commanding fashion. As the splash brothers of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for just 1-18 from behind the three-point line, ultimately the Warriors were outplayed and outmatched. With a poor shooting outing from Curry and Thompson and a 20 turnover pe
By Pete Hernandez III
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Oklahoma City Thunder Set For Revenge Against Golden State Warriors

It seems like it was yesterday when the reigning MVP Stephen Curry converted a 32-foot three-pointer to stun the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 121-118 win in overtime. The Golden State Warriors completed the incredible comeback that left the league in awe for the next 24 hours. Fast forward to today, and the rematch is set when these two Western Conference foes go head-to-head at Oracle Arena. Since their last meeting, these two teams could not have had more different experiences, with the Warrio
By Pete Hernandez III
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Golden State Warriors Welcome Atlanta Hawks To Oracle Arena In Search For Sixth Straight Win

For Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, Saturday night was historic as they came away with a 121-118 overtime win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Curry poured in 46 points as he broke his previous record for most threes made in a season, tied the record for most threes made in a game with 12, and hit the clutch 32-foot game winning three in spectacular fashion. But it’s back to the regular season grind as Golden State looks for their sixth straight win on their home floor when they face
By Pete Hernandez III
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Los Angeles Clippers Travel North For Final Regular Season Matchup With Sacramento Kings

As the Sacramento Kings prepare to defend their home court against the Los Angeles Clippers, both teams will have equal motivation for coming out of this matchup with the victory. Tonight’s game will be the fourth and final regular season matchup between these two franchises, with the current season series record standing at 2-1 in favor of the Clippers. Los Angeles will look to this game as a potential catalyst for gaining momentum as they finish the second-half of the regular season. For Sacra
By Pete Hernandez III
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Sacramento Kings Look To Continue Winning Streak, Prep For Fight With San Antonio Spurs

DeMarcus Cousins’ 39-point performance led the Sacramento Kings to a close win over the Denver Nuggets last night, but there won’t be much time for celebration. The Kings are back in action tonight against the second-place San Antonio Spurs. Sacramento will be taking on the Spurs at Sleep Train Arena, and they’ll surely be hoping for a better outing then their previous matchup where they were dismantled by San Antonio, 106-88. With an opponent like the San Antonio Spurs placed in front of them,
By Pete Hernandez III
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Golden State Warriors Seek Third-Straight Win, Season Sweep Over Miami Heat

In the midst of their six-game road trip since the All-Star break, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors will take on Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Arena. Golden State, with a league-best 50-5 record, will face a tough challenge against Miami, who are currently riding a three-game winning streak and sitting at third place amongst the Eastern Conference Standings. In their first matchup, Golden State came away with the win in a hard-fought battle at Oracle Arena. L
By Pete Hernandez III
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Golden State Warriors Continue Road Trip With Matchup Versus Atlanta Hawks

The Golden State Warriors will travel to the east coast for their first regular season matchup against the Atlanta Hawks. Coming off a close win agaisnst the Los Angeles Clippers Saturday night, the Warriors will continue to chase history as they look to become the first team this season to reach 50 wins. For Atlanta, they’ll look to knock off the defending champs and add to the win column after a double overtime loss to the Milwaukee Bucks at home. Golden State’s focus throughout this road tri
By Pete Hernandez III
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Golden State Warriors Sign Anderson Varejao

Anderson Varejao has found a new home with the Golden State Warriors for the rest of the NBA season. After being dealt in a trade between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Portland Trailblazers, Varejao was released by Portland. While waiting to clear waivers, multiple teams were eyeing to add the 12-year big man, including the defending champs and the San Antonio Spurs, with the former reportedly being the front-runner. After clearing waivers and officially becoming a free agent, Varejao chose to
By Pete Hernandez III
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Golden State Warriors Get Much Needed Wake-Up Call With Blowout Loss To Portland Trail Blazers

The Golden State Warriors rode an 11-game winning streak heading into the All-Star break, with an NBA best 48-4 record. The Dubs were well represented in Toronto with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green participating in numerous All-Star festivities. In short, the Warriors were on top of the world heading into tonight’s matchup. And subsequently, they were brought back down to earth at the Moda Center. Damian Lillard had a career night as he single-handedly lead the Portland Trail
By Pete Hernandez III
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Houston Rockets Deal Donatas Motiejunas, Marcus Thornton To Detroit Pistons

The Houston Rockets are the first team to be active on trade deadline day, as they have dealt Donatas Motiejunas and Marcus Thornton to the Detroit Pistons. In exchange, Houston will receive Joel Anthony and a protected 2016 first-round draft pick, according to sources told to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com tweeted that the draft pick will be a top eight selection this year and subsequently a top 10 pick for the next two years. For the Pistons, ac
By Pete Hernandez III
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La Liga round-up: Atleti and Real rampant, Barcelona labour and Athletic despondant

Atletico Madrid sent out a serious signal of intent to their rivals with an eye-opening 3-0 victory at Europa League holders Sevilla on Sunday night. Midfielder Koke gave his side the lead in the first half, poking home Antoine Griezmann’s pass after Daniel Carrico had bundled the Frenchman to the floor. Captain Gabi doubled Los Coloncheros’ lead with 12 minutes to go via a deflection from range, before summer signing Jackson Martinez got his first goal since his transfer from Porto. The impr
By Danny Maiorca
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