Published May 18, 2013
No doubt about it, the Warriors had an exciting, dramatic, inspiring and, it must be said, terrifically overachieving playoff run. It was all kind of reminiscent of the Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets. Talk about your overachievers.
Published May 11, 2013
There isn't enough space in a standard-size newspaper column for a thorough Mother's Day tribute to current or recent world-class athletes who are moms. There are so many mothers in so many different sports who are extraordinary athletes, each with...
Published May 4, 2013
It will be another six months before we know whether former Stanford basketball star Jason Collins is a sports pioneer in reality and not merely in theory. It's another six months before the next NBA regular season opens.
Published April 20, 2013
As past president of the Strictly Unofficial Press Democrat Sports Department Don Nelson Fan Club (OK, there was only one member), a few things need to be pointed out to Warriors owners, coaches, players and fans.
Published April 13, 2013
As a primer to Jackie Robinson's role in baseball history, you could do worse than “42.” But if you want a deeper, more comprehensive portrait of Robinson and a fuller context of the times in which he lived, we offer other suggestions.
Published April 6, 2013
An open letter to Yu Darvish, the Texas Rangers' right-hander whose bid for a perfect game on Tuesday night was spoiled when Houston's Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-out single in the ninth inning ...
Published March 30, 2013
This baseball prognosticator doesn't need no stinking crystal ball, inside info or clubhouse access. This baseball prognosticator is, in all modesty, fearless, using only his wits and his guts.
Published March 16, 2013
Here are the top 10 reasons to root for Liberty University in the upcoming 68-team NCAA men's basketball tournament.Reason No. 10: Liberty is America's team. Well, its latest underdog team, anyway.
Published March 9, 2013
Most years, baseball's spring training is mild and peaceful, predictable and soothing and, of course, blooming with overgrown optimism. There have been some spring trainings, though, that have been historic, phenomenal, explosive and even...
Published February 23, 2013
Sports fans, and particularly NFL fans, owe it to themselves to have a rooting interest in tonight's Academy Awards. After all, it's rare, indeed, when the portrayal of one of their own is nominated in one of the major categories. So, let's gather...