Knowing of my love of baseball, including the college game, a friend kindly sent me a clip from the Gainesville Sun, a story about a new baseball yard being built on the campus of the University of Florida. The shocking datum in…

Full disclosure: I am a lifelong sports fan/junkie/obsessive. The kind of guy who takes his teams’ losses personally, as if something bad had happened in the family. My daughter is a college athlete, so they actually are a part of…

Naomi Osaka held her nerve, shook the frustration of blowing match points, and beat Petra Kvitova in three sets to win the Australian Open. Both played hard-hitting baseline tennis that stretched their physical and mental stamina. It was exhausting —…

My sources in New Orleans tell me, with justified bitterness and not entirely tongue-in-cheek, that the sign on the door of the officials’ dressing room at the Superdome next year will be in braille. It was pass interference. It was…

The University of Alabama will play a football game tonight and the winner will be declared the unambiguous number one team in all of college football. Alabama fans expect nothing less. It sometimes seems that in these times, the Crimson…

The improbabilities keep piling up for Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles who are playing in Chicago on Sunday against the Bears. A month or so back it appeared that the Eagles, who are the reigning Super Bowl champions, would…

It’s not just me. My impression has been confirmed. There has been a flag-storm in the NFL this year where a record number of flags were thrown and penalties assessed over the regular season just ended. The new record is somewhere between 3,447…

The Louisiana Superdome was rocking Monday night as only a New Orleans venue can rock, celebrating not just a 43-19 slaughter of the Washington Redskins but the epic accomplishment of quarterback Drew Brees setting the all-time NFL passing yardage record….

Las Vegas Some of the initial Raiders fervor has died down. A Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino gift shop that last summer sold more gear for the future NFL team than the city’s current NHL team, the Golden Knights, says…

States that are entering the sport betting market are establishing fair tax rates on the wagers, but critics would have them set rates that would kill the golden goose before it could lay any eggs. New Jersey, the leader in…

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