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A Grand Slam is possible, and we’re still talking about the greens

June 27, 2015 When American Pharoah won the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, no one was talking about the track surface. more »»

More unfavorable consequences expected in FIFA corruption scandal

June 24, 2015 Why was there even a shroud of doubt that Sepp Blatter wouldn’t step down as president of the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) amidst the evidence of long standing bribery and... more »»

Charlie Hustle story no longer surprising, but sad

June 23, 2015 ESPN broke it like it was huge new. more »»

Some musings on the US Open at Chambers Bay —after Round 2

June 21, 2015 All golf fans will tune in later today to watch the final round of the 2015 U.S. Open. While I have no idea what happened in round three, I’m betting that today will be both interesting and excitin. more »»

A bit of good in another awful day for Tiger Woods

June 20, 2015 UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) — Something good finally happened to Tiger Woods at the U.S. Open on Friday. He found a golf ball. It took some digging, but Woods is getting used to that. more »»

The road to the US Open begins with local and sectional qualifying

June 14, 2015 The U.S. Open, the second major in golf, begins this coming week. The event will be played at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington. more »»

Battling a slippery slope of the golf course takes touch and luck

June 7, 2015 We’ve all been there. You face a putt that is steeply downhill and the penalty for going long could mean a chip back to the green. more »»

Peterson changes course at just the right time

June 3, 2015 Adrian Peterson made his point, only to find out no one was in any mood to listen. more »»

Cavaliers keep defying perceptions, expectations

May 31, 2015 A few weeks ago, with the Cavaliers losing by 11 to the Bulls in the second half of a conference semifinal game, I made a phone call to an old friend. more »»

Spouses golfing together: Sometimes it works, other times, well ...

May 31, 2015 Most of my golfing buddies do not play golf with their spouses. To be fair, many of them are not married, therefore they do not have the opportunity to tee it up with the Missus. more »»

Island Green at Sawgrass provides another week of memories

May 24, 2015 There are a lot of famous golf holes in the world. The 18th at Pebble Beach would top my list. more »»

NFL punisher Vincent demonstrates compassion, sometimes

May 19, 2015 Troy Vincent, senior executive vice president of football operation for the NFL, once told students at Calvert High School and Tiffin University that determination and discipline were two key... more »»

The second annual Tim Grine Memorial Golf Outing is May 30

May 17, 2015 Folks, if you are looking for a golf outing to play in for all the right reasons, put May 30 on your calendar. more »»

Taking on ‘The Shot’

May 12, 2015 Sometimes the legend means more than the event itself. That comes to mind every time I see Michael Jordan remaining in the air as Craig Ehlo goes flying by for what has become known as “The Shot. more »»

From the PGA Tour: A new star, a near fight and some disturbing odds

May 10, 2015 While local golfers have been able to get out and chase the little white ball around for some three weeks now, the professionals on the PGA Tour have been playing for, well, forever. more »»

A salute to the champions and a thought for a fun day at the lanes

May 3, 2015 The bowling season has come to an end. Every league has crowned a champion and that’s my cue to wrap up my bowling columns. It has become a tradition to salute the league champions in this writing. more »»

Do you think sports have chased advertising dollars a little too far?

April 19, 2015 My hobby, which still is ongoing, is to visit Major League Baseball stadiums. I’m at 55 and counting. Atlanta will be my next visit when the Braves open their new stadium north of the city. more »»

Meyer gets exten$ion

April 14, 2015 COLUMBUS (AP) — Urban Meyer keeps winning big. Meyer can pair Ohio State’s national championship with a hefty contract extension that will make him the second-highest paid coach in college footba. more »»

Whatever happened to all those matching team bowling shirts?

April 12, 2015 It has been nearly 40 years since I started bowling in a league. Much has remained constant in those years. The four point scoring system is still the method used to measure success. more »»

A typical Opening Day in Cleveland

April 12, 2015 There’s a difference between what you think and what you know you’re supposed to think. This becomes an issue for me every April, when the Cleveland Indians have their home opener. more »»



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