Editor’s note: Retired Mirror sports editor Jim Lane wrote this column after his dad, Kermit, passed away in 1987. It’s reprinted every Father’s Day.
Today is Father’s Day.
It’s a chance to tell your favorite guy thanks for all he’s been and done for you over the years. It’s ...
By Stephen Whyno
The Associated Press
BOSTON — Ryan O’Reilly should expect another email from his 99-year-old grandmother pretty soon.
Congratulations from Deirdre O’Reilly are certainly in order after her grandson won the Stanley Cup and the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable ...
Women’s soccer season — specifically, the once-every-four-years “season” that coincides with the Women’s World Cup — has started and games will air on Fox, Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2 through the conclusion of the tournament on July 7.
Team USA, the perennial tournament favorite ...
Over the years, the fast food industry, Las Vegas casinos and all things Disney have successfully adapted to technological innovations, fluctuating economic forces and trending consumer interests.
So, too, has Major League Baseball. At an increasingly sophisticated level, MLB organizations ...
With so many different story lines headlining this tournament, the biggest may be made by a player who has not played at the French Open since 2015.
Much has changed for Roger Federer since his last match in Paris. He had surgery, changed the paint job on his racquet and even switched ...
Hyzdu still focal point of team’s early days
May 10 marked the 20th anniversary of the Pittsburgh Pirates signing Adam Hyzdu and assigning him to the Altoona Curve.
That simple transaction left an indelible impact on the Curve, the city of Altoona, and from a personal standpoint, my own ...
For those who have not seen Penn State’s top-ranked men’s lacrosse team in action, there’s no better time than the present — and the team’s march toward a potential national championship will play out on TV beginning this afternoon.
First-round play for the 14-1 Nittany Lions begins ...
Name: Christian Strawmier
High schooL: Altoona Area
My favorite sport: Track and field
I usually attend games with: My friends
Favorite high school team: Altoona Area
Favorite college team: Penn State
Favorite pro team: Pittsburgh Pirates
My favorite ...
After two centuries, the game is still a thing of beauty
In America today and in its capital city of Washington, D.C., we see, sadly, that with enough money and influence, the fix can be put in.
A widely used passenger plane model — whose safety standards were certified by the ...
It’s time to give up. It’s time for a lawless society.
The rules aren’t working and there are a zillion ways to bend them without getting caught. And if you get caught, you get canned and land somewhere else.
I’m talking about paying our young athletes — and I’m not just ...
Name: Paul Good
High school: Hollidaysburg, class of 1988
College: Penn State
My favorite sport: Penn State men’s basketball
I usually attend games with: Friends
Favorite high school team: Altoona
Favorite college team: Penn State
Skateboarding, climbing among new sports for 2020
It’s hard to imagine legendary American decathletes Jim Thorpe and Bob Mathias busting a move as part of an official competition at the Olympics, where they both ascended the victory podium as gold medalists.
Unofficially, the winner ...
Urgency needed for PIAA changes
When analyzing the PIAA winter sports season, the popular French expression comes to mind, “Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose.”
Loosely translated, it means that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
Last summer, ...
Some people thought it was a bit much when both ESPN and the NFL Network covered the NFL Draft, but later this month coverage of the event that has morphed into almost perfect sports television will expand even farther.
A broadcast network, ABC, plans to cover the NFL’s player selection ...
Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels recently agreed to a 12-year, $426.5 million contract extension that averages to an annual salary of $35.5 million.
The contract establishes a new record for professional sports in North America. The annual salary is another record.
The announcement of ...
It’s one of the most visible times of the year for veteran sports broadcaster Jim Nantz — and it might be the best time of the year for fans who consume his work.
On Monday night, Nantz serves as the play-by-play voice for the championship game of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. ...
WASHINGTON — When umpire Dutch Rennert blew a call at first base, then-St. Louis Cardinals manager Joe Torre trotted out and asked, “How come you’re such a good ball-strike umpire and such [expletive] on the bases?”
Rennert, equally puzzled, amiably replied, “Isn’t that ...
The Saint Francis Red Flash returned to the NIT for the first time in over 60 years this March, playing a solid game against one of the most storied programs in college basketball.
It may prompt old time Flash fans to recall the near misses a decade after their last appearance in ...
CBS plans to utilize a little common sense when it reveals the NCAA Tournament field at 6 p.m. tonight.
The televised special will unveil the 68-team field by showing where teams fit in the tournament’s ubiquitous bracket. Of course, that makes all the sense in the world.
Last year, TBS, ...
The good people at Miriam Webster have a very broad definition of the word “pride.”
Among the many descriptions one stands out: “delight or elation arising from some act, possession, or relationship.”
For those that needed to see this definition with their own eyes, the 2,610 people ...