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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 »»

Sampsell: Sports ushering in the new year

December 29, 2013 When it comes to TV and sports, most fans just want to know what time to watch and which channel to select to watch their favorite team play from game to game or week to week. more »»

Wrestling adds to PSU exposure

December 15, 2013 Penn State wrestling matches against Ohio State this afternoon (noon, BTN) and at Iowa on Saturday (9 p.m. more »»

Pens on TV a good thing

November 3, 2013 Baseball season has ended, and the NBA might not rank as a first-option for many fans who watch sports on TV in the region. more »»

Pirates fans fuel storyline

October 6, 2013 With the Pirates ready for their first home game in the National League Division Series today, fans planning to watch from home probably still need some help finding the right channel on their TV... more »»

Michaels appreciates Steelers

September 22, 2013 When “Sunday Night Football” kicks off tonight with the Bears visiting the Steelers at Heinz Field, it will mark the 25th prime-time game play-by-play man Al Michaels has worked in Pittsburgh. more »»

Sanchez becomes fan favorite

September 15, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez was drafted with the fourth overall pick in the 2009 draft. more »»

‘Mini-Remembering Titans experience’

August 25, 2013 I’ve always believed that some of the most important lessons taught in schools were through extra-curricular activities — particularly athletics. more »»

ESPN brings out best in PSU

August 25, 2013 Last week’s “ESPN All-Access Training Days: Penn State” — which aired on ESPN and on ESPNU — left everyone associated with the project happy. more »»

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