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A day to celebrate with your dad

June 15, 2014 Editor’s note: Retired Mirror sports editor Jim Lane wrote this column after his dad, Kermit Lane, passed away in 1987. It’s reprinted every Father’s Day. Today is Father’s Day. more »»

BTN preparing regional strategies

June 8, 2014 When the Big Ten Conference added Maryland and Rutgers, part of the spin was that the conference was adding some eastern partners for Penn Stat. more »»

For ‘SportsCenter,’ more bells, whistles

May 25, 2014 During a busy and fairly high-profile sports weekend, with the Indy 500 getting the green flag and the NBA playoffs continuing, the place many sports fans call home for highlights will move. more »»

Sterling can't be saved from himself

May 18, 2014 Commissioner Adam Silver barely waited until Anderson Cooper had signed off when he issued an apology for the owner his predecessor should have run out of the NBA years ago. more »»

Farabaugh: Sterling lacked lesson from Twyman

May 4, 2014 I feel badly for Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. more »»

Pro football Hall went too far west

April 27, 2014 Pittsburgh, Latrobe were considered before Canton The success of this past weekend’s Blair County Sports Hall of Fame festivities prompted me to think about sports hall of fames in general. more »»

Steelers still a popular TV draw

April 27, 2014 Know this Steelers fans: Your team remains relevant. more »»

Can Bubba be more than local hero?

April 20, 2014 AUGUSTA, Ga. more »»

When, or if, will Woods end drought?

April 6, 2014 Maybe we were just focused on the wrong body part. Ever since Tiger Woods’ SUV veered off course at the end of his driveway in Florida nearly six years ago, the questions have been about his head. more »»

Only six holes in Bucs' TV schedule

March 30, 2014 After a cold and seemingly longer-than-usual winter, baseball season brings hope for fans and hope for warmer temperatures. Opening Day also brings a bit more interest in the Pittsburgh Pirates. more »»

Claysburg man once faced Kiner

March 23, 2014 Bob Gordon, 81, of Claysburg read my Mirror memoir about Ralph Kiner last month and had his own memory of actually pitching to Kiner. more »»

Spring a perfect time for youth

March 9, 2014 As we approach spring, the childhood memories start flowing, the trees blowing in the wind next to the roller rink, the smell of fresh grass on the baseball field and the layer of fog coming off the... more »»

Olympic coverage has reality feel

March 2, 2014 A week removed from the end of the Winter Olympics, some moments remain vivid, but that poor-performing fifth ring during the Opening Ceremony, those overdone storylines about speedskaters’ uniforms... more »»

NASCAR?changing for the better

February 23, 2014 Entering the 2013 NASCAR season, the car was the main focus of changes. These changes proved to be subtle, yet correct. more »»

NCAA must start sharing the wealth

February 16, 2014 For those that still deem college athletics as a pure bastion of amateur sports, I would suggest that you put your Gremlin in park, put your 8-track down and adjust the rabbit ears on your television. more »»

WJAC juggles Olympics coverage

February 16, 2014 With as many as 25 million viewers watching every night, the Winter Olympics mean a lot for NBC — and for its affiliates such as WJAC-TV (Channel 6). more »»

Kiner was a hero to many Pirate fans

February 9, 2014 Ralph Kiner, who died Thursday at the age of 91, was my boyhood hero. At the age of 12, I became aware of him as a Pittsburgh Pirate when I began reading the sports pages of the Altoona Mirro. more »»

Weather or not, nation is ready

February 2, 2014 With weather as a primary concern for the first Super Bowl contested at a traditionally cold-weather site outdoors, percentages have been a big part of the pre-game discussion about the matchup... more »»

Championship Sunday is NFL dream

January 19, 2014 It’s two weeks before the Super Bowl, but NFL officials and the league’s broadcast partners have something else on their mind this afternoon — a pair of conference championship games with sure-fire... more »»

NBA fan meets NBA (Jam) legend

January 5, 2014 ALBUQUERQUE — My morning began inauspiciously, when I drove to the Denver airport, printed my boarding pass and went through security for my 10:09 flight … only then realizing the flight was 10:09 p. more »»

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