The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usThu, 28 May 2015 16:33:38 EDTThu, 28 May 2015 16:33:38 EDT memories of friendship Patrick J. Labriola Like a line from Don McLean's "American Pie" says, "bad news on the doorstep" struck me on a beautiful spring Thursday (May 14) when I learned of the passing of Fran Fisher.Sun, 24 May 2015 00:00:00 EDTArea native making mark with Hawks three other sports radio pros in the nation have a job like his for the next week or so, and Mike Conti frames that as a bit of good luck and some right-time-right-place convergence.Sun, 24 May 2015 00:00:00 EDTPhelps case needs common sense, N.C. - When the world's top swimmers head to Russia this summer for the biggest meet outside the Olympics, one important name will be missing from the U.S. team. Michael Phelps has been relegated to a backup meet in Texas.Sun, 17 May 2015 00:00:00 EDTErnie Johnson shows his class watch sports on TV more for the matchups than the people working the broadcasts, but those viewers do care about the folks on the screen - and one of those talented broadcasters provided another reason for people to care even more this week.Sun, 10 May 2015 00:00:00 EDTSampsell: Big Ten faces decision, or does it? two seasons remain on the Big Ten Conference contract with ESPN that expires after the 2016-17 academic year, and every day until the conference decides whether to remain with ESPN or enter a potentially profitable partnership with another...Sun, 26 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDT