| Aug 24, 2013
| 1:30 PM
OAKLAND, Calif — Ten thoughts after the Chicago Bears scored 27 points with the starters in the first half Friday night against the Raiders en route to a 34-26 preseason victory at O.co Coliseum.
1. Tom Flores, the distinguished former coach of...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 2:25 PM
VCU versus Michigan in suburban Detroit. North Carolina against Kansas in Kansas City. A Duke-Louisville rematch in Indianapolis. North Carolina State encountering preseason No. 1 Indiana.
Much of the regional contingent in the NCAA basketball...
| Mar 25, 2013
My dream of a West Regional foursome of Wichita State, La Salle, Harvard and Iowa State came only half true.
Los Angeles fell two underdogs short from hitting for the Cinderella cycle.
The disappointment abated when, in Philadelphia, the hallucination...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 9:30 PM
The losers this week: 99 percent of all brackets, Gonzaga alumni, Big East brainiacs (Georgetown and Notre Dame).
The winners this week: paper shredders, the Big Ten, Florida Gulf Coast's marketing department and Marshall Henderson's future agent....
| Mar 18, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Middle Tennessee State has one top-100 victory. Virginia boasts eight. The Blue Raiders defeated two teams that made the NCAA tournament. The Cavaliers bested four.
Yet when the NCAA unveiled its 68-team bracket Sunday, Middle...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Long, rangy wings who lead the break and make contested threes; clever, slightly undersized point guards who pass unselfishly but score when needed; a power forward who rebounds more than he shoots.
So appeared the ACC’s future during last...
| Apr 10, 2013
The notion is preposterous: Luke Hancock astride a horse in the Kentucky Derby. He weighs two bills, for goodness sakes, and stands 6-foot-6. He's as much a jockey as I am an NFL left tackle.
But given Rick Pitino's recent roll, does anyone doubt that...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 6:42 PM
The Bears appear to have received excellent value in acquiring Brandon Marshall for two third-round draft picks and there's little doubt he can make the Bears offense more dynamic and proficient.
But it's not all sunshine and seashells with this import...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 8:39 AM
Football never has an offseason, and there’s always a way to make it about the Bears, whether the news comes from drugs, fashion or potential litigation.
F’rinstance, Bill Parcells coming to the NFC North.
That was the story from the New...
| May 2, 2012
James Johnson didn't act like the ACC's youngest, least-experienced and probably lowest-paid head basketball coach Tuesday.
Conversely, Virginia Tech's new boss appeared comfortable during his introductory news conference. Comfortable in the spotlight,...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 2:09 PM
We've got this condition that's been affecting portions of the NFL community for the past nine years. I think it's called Owenesia.
Now, I'm no doctor. But I do want to go over a few symptoms with you because, while the condition appears to be dormant, I...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 12:40 PM
With pitching so hard to acquire why do the Cubs insist on trading established pitchers like Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza for unproven players? Is pitching the name of the game? My idea is build around a good pitching staff. -- John Romano, Springfield,...