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Some golf holes are fun, others will keep you from sleeping at night

August 24, 2014 When I found out where my traveling circus was going to play this week, I started thinking about the various holes that would confront me. more »»

Someone who shouldn’t take the field

August 18, 2014 If a student-athlete gets bad grades, they’re likely to become academically ineligible and not be allowed to play sports. more »»

Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?

August 17, 2014 Because the word “ironic” frequently is misused, I usually go out of my way to not use it in stories, blogs, columns, headlines, greeting cards and the occasional Facebook status. more »»

Aces, school records and some more birdie stories

August 17, 2014 To suggest that this past week was an interesting one for the sport of golf would be an understatement in my opinion. It began last Sunday with a rousing finish in the PGA Championship. more »»

Here we go again with the Browns

August 10, 2014 In 1998, when the Cleveland Browns were nearing the end of a three-year hiatus as an active team in the NFL, Ohio-born rock musician Michael Stanley got together with a number of prominent performer... more »»

A look at this year’s final major tournament on the PGA Tour

August 10, 2014 When it comes to a sports fan’s choices in any given athletic activity, our options are usually threefold. First we can participate in the sport. more »»

Nathan loses lead, Tigers lose game

August 10, 2014 TORONTO (AP) — Max Scherzer tossed eight strong innings to put himself on the brink of an AL-leading 14th win, but Detroit’s bullpen couldn’t seal the dea. more »»

Tigers’ GM proves master of the trade

August 3, 2014 It’s unfair to judge a general manager’s career while it still is going on. Had you talked to me in 1996, I’d have told you that then-Cleveland Indians GM John Hart was one of the best in the game. more »»

Where do you get most of your birdies, on a par 3’s, 4’s or 5’s?

August 3, 2014 The answer to the above question is what I have been searching for this past week. I was wondering out loud (yes, I do talk to myself) if more birdies are scored on par 3’s, par 4’s or par 5’s. more »»

Tigers blast three homers, club Colorado

August 3, 2014 DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez homered and the Detroit Tigers beat the Colorado Rockies 11-5 on Saturday night. more »»

Will the Saints keep marching in Tiffin?

July 30, 2014 Independent Minor League baseball has a rich history in America since 1902 — a history of quick start-ups and a history of quick foreclosures. more »»

A list of golf terms that makes you say ‘I know what that means’

July 27, 2014 Constantly looking for an edge when it comes to the game of golf, I turned to the Internet for help. One can find an inordinate amount of information on the web. more »»

Taking in the opening round of the Marathon Classic in Toledo

July 19, 2014 We have made this trip before, my buddies and I. Highland Meadows Golf Club hosts the best the LPGA has to offer in a tournament that used to be known as The Jamie Farr Classic. Cpl. more »»

I was wrong

July 13, 2014 Usually, it’s hard to admit when you’re wrong. Several times in this space over the past year, the topic of LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers came up. When it did, I dismissed it. more »»

Joy, comedy, frustration, obsession — we must be talking about golf

July 13, 2014 A neighbor recently stopped by to give me a book he thought I might like. It was titled “Golf In The Comic Strips” and it included a “Fore” word by Bob Hope. more »»

Links golf presents a lot of challenges to the truly average golfer

July 5, 2014 My traveling group decided to head north this week. Our destination was the Maumee Bay State Park and its links golf course. more »»

Back-to-back U.S. Opens at Pinehurst No. 2 prove very interesting

June 29, 2014 When the idea of playing the men’s U.S. Open and the women’s U. S. Open in back-to-back weeks at the same venue was first suggested, skeptics were plentiful. more »»

Latest Slam loss for Serena Williams comes at Wimbledon

June 29, 2014 LONDON (AP) — As Serena Williams began to fall behind in what would become her earliest Wimbledon exit in nearly a decade, her coach could tell something was awry. Not the so-so serving. more »»

World Cup and the NBA’s Sterling put sizzle in summer sports

June 24, 2014 The LA Kings winning the NHL Stanley Cup and LeBron’s Miami Heat being dethroned by the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals typifies the run-of-the mill, ordinary sports headlines in the month of... more »»

A complete loss

June 22, 2014 Many years ago, Major League Baseball put out a videotape that chronicled the events of the just-completed 1980s. more »»



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