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Fighting adds spark to NASCAR

November 16, 2014 The 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup may be the most exciting championship battle in NASCAR since Alan Kulwicki shocked everyone in 1992 when he beat out Davey Allison and Bill Elliott for the title. more »»

 
 
 
Shake a hand, make a friend

November 9, 2014 As both a Penn State (2006) and Maryland (1994) graduate, I had a keen interest in last Saturday’s football game (for the record, I rooted for PSU). more »»

Conspiracy theories don't hold

November 2, 2014 In case anyone’s still confused, it’s time to clear the air regarding two silly conspiracy theories that got too much attention this past week. more »»

Chicago heat melting Cutler

October 26, 2014 CHICAGO — There’s no truth to the rumor Jay Cutler is about to be charged with starting the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. more »»

Everyone must safeguard students

October 19, 2014 As reported in the media, the current allegations regarding Sayreville War Memorial High School are jarring, and based on what we know, the school district’s administration took swift, decisive... more »»

Monday nights remain special

October 19, 2014 “Monday Night Football” celebrated its 700th game last week, but No. 701 might prompt a bit more interest in our region this week. more »»

Great game of baseball needs fix

October 12, 2014 Opening night of the baseball playoffs provided some great theater, assuming you could stay awake long enough to watch. more »»

Sampsell: Separating fans from media

October 5, 2014 There’s a big difference between sports fans and members of the sports media, and that huge divide can be lost on many people — even a college football coach who considers himself a branding and... more »»

Rozelle could have taught Goodell

September 28, 2014 What a difference a commissioner makes. Pete Rozelle hadn’t been on the job long enough to find the executive washroom when he faced a gambling scandal a half-century ago that could have sunk the NFL. more »»

Women's sports talk show to debut

September 21, 2014 It’s a sports-talk show with unrivaled timing and arguably an A-list group of potential panelists, but “We Need to Talk,” set to debut on CBS Sports Network later this month, faces an uphill battle... more »»

Rec League star combined skill, grace

September 14, 2014 “First and foremost, Hank was always a gentleman.” Henry “Hank” Lee’s obituary appeared in the Mirror on Sunday, Aug. 31. I read it three times. more »»

Optimism returns for 2014 Steelers

September 7, 2014 Just four short seasons ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers were playing in their eighth Super Bowl. What has transpired since has been an erosion of talent due to age. more »»

Approach varies to Skins’ nickname

September 7, 2014 In the weeks leading up to the start of the NFL season, the media has spent an over abundance of its time conducting an informal poll — nickname or no nickname. more »»

Racing learns some tough lessons

August 24, 2014 Two weeks ago, on Aug. 9, Kevin Ward Jr. lost his life in an on-track incident at Canandaigua Motorsports Park that also involved former IndyCar and NASCAR champion Tony Stewart. more »»

Weston triggers Forever's juggle

August 24, 2014 Football season means many things to many peopl. more »»

Dahlberg: O’Bannon case shakes NCAA

August 17, 2014 LAS VEGAS — Ed O’Bannon knows it’s not over, far from it. He’s ready for the appeals and welcomes a challenge to the ruling that could change big-time college sports forever. more »»

Sampsell: PSU tweaking video info flow

August 10, 2014 Some diehard Penn State fans probably anticipate seeing two huge scoreboards in use for the team’s first home game Sept. 6 at Beaver Stadium. They’ll get more than two scoreboards, though. more »»

Baseball, family go together

August 3, 2014 This is a story about baseball, a mother’s never-ending love, a soldier’s search for healing after being wounded in Afghanistan, a VA Hospital social worker’s calling and a little boy by the name of... more »»

Slow time for sports talk radio

July 27, 2014 This week kicks off college football season in Big Ten country as administrators, coaches and players from across the conference converge on Chicago for the conference’s media days and related... more »»

World Cup left plenty of memories

July 20, 2014 By Brian Showalter The 2014 World Cup was the 11th that I’ve watched since 1974, and it was the best by far. more »»

Introducing the new Cleveland

July 20, 2014 Greetings from Cleveland, the birthplace of Superman. You knew that, right? Please say yes. Like so many here in this fine city, Superman was a complicated soul. more »»

 
 
 

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November 23, 2014 If you need something non-football to watch over the long holiday weekend, I recommend two movies with a Thanksgiving theme: "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" with Steve Martin and John C. more »

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