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Instant replay system needs to be fixed

April 12, 2015 It’s time to trash instant replay for televised sports. It’s past time, actually. more »»

Some baseball trivia ... don't Google

April 12, 2015 WASHINGTON — Visiting a struggling pitcher on the mound, Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver advised, “If you know how to cheat, start now. more »»

Giger’s show deserves a pinch-hitter

March 29, 2015 Thanks for nothing — at least nothing local. This past week, with its namesake host on assignment, “Sports Central with Cory Giger” was absent from the local airwaves. more »»

Runners start by honoring Brumbaugh

March 22, 2015 The late North Carolina State basketball coach, Jim Valvano, said after he found out that he had cancer, “Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up!” Ken Brumbaugh was one who never gave u. more »»

Newbill all-league snub stirs reactions

March 15, 2015 Kudos to members of the regional sports media, all of whom had the back of their home team and railed against an apparent injustice foisted upon a Penn State men’s basketball all-conference selectio... more »»

European 'football' needs replay, too

March 15, 2015 PARIS — Referees, hang in there. Help may be on its way. more »»

‘Leadoff’ role has fit well for Shuta

March 1, 2015 It’s been 16 years, and the secret to success for “Leading Off with Joe Shuta” remains rooted in two things: people and preparation. Shuta has made the hour-long show that airs at 6 p.m. more »»

Expect Gordon at front of Chase

February 22, 2015 Heading into the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, many were skeptical of the new Chase for the Championship format. more »»

Tark fought the law and Tark won

February 15, 2015 By Chris Dufresne Los Angeles Times There was a time when you might have thought Jerry Tarkanian could not live long enough to get his justice and due. Well, he did. more »»

Raftery gets deserved Final Four call

February 15, 2015 Everybody knows college basketball is a young man’s game on the court. more »»

For NBC, bar is raised super high

February 1, 2015 It’s the big game, but if NBC Sports wants to deliver on its coverage of the Super Bowl it needs to treat it as just another game — albeit one that ranks as the most-viewed television event of the... more »»

Gordon will leave huge NASCAR void

February 1, 2015 Few drivers are great in racing. Less are champions. A select few become legends. This year, a legend is stepping out of the driver’s sea. more »»

Deflategate should signline Belichick

January 25, 2015 Not so long ago, we came to praise the New England Patriots. Now, it’s time to bury them. more »»

Fox crew sets the highest standard

January 17, 2015 Conference championship games move the NFL season closer toward completion this afternoon and evening, with Packers-Seahawks at 3:05 p.m. on Fox and Colts-Patriots at 6:40 p.m. on CBS. more »»

A special neighborhood for sports

January 11, 2015 In the 1950s, when I played for 10th Ward in the Kelley Federation, my manager was former major league player Bob Ramazzotti. more »»

Big Ten levels playing field

January 4, 2015 NEW ORLEANS — Ezekiel Elliott sprinted down the field, nothing between him and the end zone. Cardale Jones was right on his heels, eager to join the celebration. They can keep right on runnin. more »»

Sampsell: Win-win for fans of Steelers, PSU

December 28, 2014 It’s a wonderful night for football fans in the region who have a handle on technology — whether they digitally record shows, utilize a picture-in-picture TV or just have a superfast finger on the... more »»

Mayweather can't duck Pacquiao

December 21, 2014 LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. built a career — and made a fortune — by using deception to confuse and outwit his opponents. Playing the same game outside the ring has also paid off for Money Ma. more »»

Fantasy season reaches crunch time

December 7, 2014 By Sam Sky The fantasy playoffs are the most important part of your fantasy season. The rest of the season was just working to make it, and if you did, this is what counts. more »»

Sampsell: Iron Bowl offers glimpse of future

November 30, 2014 If you missed the Iron Bowl on Saturday night, you missed the future. more »»

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