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An Appreciation of the Best Baseball Movie Ever

 

Time does get away from us, doesn’t it? I was jolted Sunday morning to read that Bull Durham, my pick for the best baseball movie ever made, first appeared on the silver screen 30 years ago this week. Can this be true? Now that I’ve gotten over how long-in-the-tooth one of my favorite movies is, please allow […]

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Roger’s Return

 

Roger Federer holds his first serve against Milos Raonic, who held his own first game rather more handily. It is the second set of the Stuttgart Open final, the surface is grass. The top player of the century is back in action following a great start (winning the Australian Open) and a two and a […]

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Tough Going at the U.S. Open

 

Things were looking good for Ian Poulter when he stepped up on the tee with two holes to play at Shinnecock. He was coming off three birdies in the last four holes and was just one stroke behind the leader at the U.S. Open. He was playing lights out and, hitting it the way he […]

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Nadal Wins Again in an Orderly French Open

 

Rafael Nadal won his eleventh French Open on Sunday, and Simona Halep her first. As both champions were seeded No. 1 in their draws, it was an orderly way to mark the 50th edition of the storied Internationaux de France held since 1928 at Paris’s Roland Garros stadium. It is a grand old tournament, in a fine […]

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The NFL: It’s Game Over

 

It’s been almost two years since the Great Cultural Revolution of America began. Do you recall where you were that hot August night when Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem? I don’t either. But we all remember the subsequent news barrage, don’t we? The mainstream media fell all over itself announcing that […]

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That Old Bat Magic — Finn Wins Hearts and Minds

 

My wife and I spent Memorial Week in Las Vegas. That’s right. Sin City, though I don’t suppose Las Vegas city fathers and mothers much like this old designation. They’ve tried to make the place more “family friendly.” This by necessity, as so many states have made so many ways to gamble at home available […]

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The Open Era

 

You see where the line is between a good tennis player and an Immortal in the first round match between former No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Rogerio Dutra-Silva on the Philippe-Chatrier Stade at Paris’s Roland Garros the other day. The Brazilian, a veteran player ranked in the top 100 won some excellent points and broke […]

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NFL Completes Hail Mary to Beat Social-Justice Wreckers

 

Our long national nightmare is over. The National Football League outlawed national anthem kneeling on Wednesday. “This season, all league and team personnel shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell explained in a statement. “Personnel who choose not to stand for the Anthem may stay in the […]

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Supreme Court Hits One Out of the Park

 

The Supreme Court’s (SCOTUS) ruling this week that paves the way for states other than Nevada to legalize sports betting is a victory for states’ rights and should put another nail in the coffin for those attempting to ban all forms of online gaming. SCOTUS voted 6-3 in favor of New Jersey and nearly 20 other […]

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There Is No Licking in Hockey, Eh?

 

I love hockey. I have played the game for much of my life at a variety of different levels, prep school, Division I college hockey, and even semi-pro for several years. I have played throughout the United States and played for several years in Canada, in Windsor and Sarnia, Ontario. I have seen the game […]

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