The Altoona Mirror Columnsen-usSat, 30 Apr 2016 08:50:41 EDTSat, 30 Apr 2016 08:50:41 EDT swan song one for the ages had the amazing opportunity to attend Kobe Bryant's final game last week in Los Angeles. Over the years, I have attended a lot of sporting events, but the Bryant celebration was certainly very unique.Sun, 24 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTNeed help with game? See Nicklaus Thomas could sense his expectations getting higher and his game going nowhere. He was coming off a strong rookie year in 2015, contending a half-dozen times before breaking through for his first PGA Tour victory in Malaysia in October.Sun, 24 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTHasson left mark of class on Altoona afternoon in August of 2009, an opportunity was presented to me that changed the way I teach and coach.Sun, 10 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTPirates sniffing more 'national' airtime a difference a few years make. Not long ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates were almost an afterthought, certainly not a team broadcast partners wanted to feature on national broadcasts - let alone on Opening Day.Sun, 3 Apr 2016 00:00:00 EDTSports, politics are often intertwined past Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Rays became the first Major League Baseball team to play in Cuba since the Baltimore Orioles in 1999. The Rays defeated the Cuban National Team, 4-1, in an exhibition game in Havana.Sun, 27 Mar 2016 00:00:00 EDT