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Not even bump-and-run generates good vibes in NASCAR

April 26, 2016 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Racing doesn’t get much better than a bump-and-run on the final lap for the victory. more »»

What’s the deal with Browns drafts?

April 24, 2016 To those who have complained that the Browns' organization has lacked continuity the last decade and a half, the team now has a rebuttal. more »»

Do you know where these words and phrases happen to come from?

April 24, 2016 While reading a Ralph Compton western paperback novel recently, I ran across a phrase I had never heard before. A woman was asking an outlaw if he had any remorse for being a bad person. more »»

Playoffs or rolloffs — if you are off your game, you will not triumph

April 16, 2016 Basketball has been a sport that I’ve always enjoyed. From playing in high school and college to watching on TV, the game has a certain allure. more »»

NASCAR is clouding its image with politics

April 12, 2016 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There are Democrats who enjoy NASCAR. Jews and atheists and women, too. more »»

As winter ends and spring arrives, the sports seasons begin to overlap

April 10, 2016 When I ran into a friend this week, he encouraged me to keep writing my column. I said I would if he had any bowling stories for me. more »»

Martinsville gives new stars a chance to shine

April 5, 2016 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It’s been all the usual suspects in victory lane through the first six NASCAR races this season. more »»

As Tiger fades away, let’s not forget his greatness

April 2, 2016 The azaleas are blooming, the pollen is swirling, and green sport coats are about to be in vogue for one whole week. Yet something is missing at this dawning of spring. Tiger Woods. more »»

The sport of bowling back in the day as Laverne takes on Shirley

April 2, 2016 From time to time I like to get on YouTube and watch videos. Music videos tend to top my list, but I will punch up anything that looks interesting. more »»

March madness apparent in Brazil before Olympic Games

March 31, 2016 Baseball, softball, golf, and a host of new sports are swinging into spring in Tiffin as a local university celebrates a national championship. Congratulations coach Jeremy Croy and Lamar Hargrove, U. more »»

Take it from me: New Columbian coach Lutz can make you better

March 27, 2016 Judd Lutz went from an all-state football player for Columbian to its head coach in less than a decade. It's been a remarkable story to follow. more »»

The good doctor stops in to divulge recent top bowling efforts

March 27, 2016 Ol’ Doc Stephenson dropped by this week. He was here to fill me in as to what I missed — bowling wise — while on vacation. more »»

After a step forward on concussions, NFL steps back

March 26, 2016 Few things better sum up the NFL’s self-serving past efforts on concussion research than a scene from the movie “Thank You for Smokin. more »»

Orange rally to knock off Gonzaga

March 26, 2016 CHICAGO (AP) — Michael Gbinije made a go-ahead layup with 22 seconds left, sending Syracuse to a 63-60 victory over Gonzaga on Friday night and a spot in the Elite Eight. more »»

Vacation Week 2: Spring Training, NASCAR racing and little kids

March 20, 2016 Nary a one! On the second week of my vacation I searched for a bowling alley and I saw none — as in zero, zip or zilch! I’m sure there are a few in Phoenix, but I did not locate one. more »»

Briefs

March 15, 2016 TIFFIN AREA BABE RUTH LEAGUE: There will be a coaches meeting at 1 p.m. Sunday in the basement of the Tiffin Police Department. The league seeks coaches for the Junior Division (13-16). more »»

Taking a closer look at TU track’s national title

March 13, 2016 Jeremy Croy was getting condolences Saturday from members of opposing teams. more »»

St. Wendelin’s heart triumphs over odds

March 13, 2016 No one believed in them. Not the general public. Not the media. Heck, even the St. Wendelin coaching staff admits they thought they were done. But what most people overlook when looking at the St. more »»

On vacation and looking for that somewhat elusive column

March 13, 2016 The first line on the T-shirt I saw last weekend read: “An Irishman Walked Out of a Bar. The second line said: “No seriously. It could happen. more »»

FIFA meet North Korea: Justifying rank on a sport corruption index

February 29, 2016 Corruption is manifested predominantly from an abuse of power and influence. It is apparent in politics (Watergate and Benghazi), boardrooms (Enron) and in plenty of sport scandals. more »»

 
 
 

 

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