| Apr 10, 2013

NFL combine, pro days pointless


It’s time once more for NFL personnel honchos to play “Pin the Tail on the Donkey.” In other words, the pro football draft will be taking place shortly. And much like 8-year olds at a birthday party playing that ageless blindfold game, team mucky-mucks ...

| Mar 27, 2013

Dodgers gone, but memories remain


The Dodgers MLB franchise sure has a way of breaking the hearts of towns that love them. First, back in 1957, “Dem Bums” — as they were then-affectionately known — jilted Brooklyn and split for the riches of Los Angeles. To this day, Brooklynites ...

| Mar 22, 2013

Montenegro a challenge for England


It is a moment Jonathan Pearce will never forget. Pearce, who now has a leading role in the BBC’s football commentating team, was covering the 1994 World Cup qualifying game between San Marino and England for the commercial radio station Capital Gold in November ...

| Mar 20, 2013

Nuggets may be changing the game


The Denver Nuggets are trying to do what the conventional wisdom says in the NBA cannot be done. Twice. And they may actually be on the way. You are supposed to lose the trade when you give up the All-Star and all-NBA player, though ...

Germany hands Japan second defeat

Mar 10, 2013

Germany hands Japan second defeat

Teen striker Mina Tanaka scored in her senior national team debut, but women’s world champion Japan was condemned to its second straight defeat at the Algarve Cup on Friday after going down 2-1 to title holder Germany in a rerun of last year’s final. ...

| Mar 6, 2013

Pacers best placed to challenge Heat


Donnie Walsh wasn’t impressed. The former and longtime Indiana Pacers general manager had returned to his Indianapolis home for the 2011-12 NBA season. He still was on the payroll of the New York Knicks, but they were going in that famous other direction — ...

| Feb 27, 2013

Time for Jordan to get on with life


The American media recently made a big to-do over Michael Jordan turning 50. Among noted outlets, Sports Illustrated devoted the greater part of an issue to His Airness. And ESPN the Magazine likewise allocated huge space to the beginning of Mike’s sixth decade on ...