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Sports Columns

NCAA must manage NIL — and fast

Some recent news items in sports worthy of comment while praying for the families in Texas and wishing our nation’s leaders can better protect our children: ITEM: NIL hits home. Pitt standout receiver Jordan Addison, the 2021 recipient of the Fred Biletnikoff award, has officially ...

NHL playoffs filled with drama; NBA a snoozer

If you’re looking for some excitement, forget about the NBA playoffs. They’ve been a total snooze, filled with blowouts and only a handful of must-see moments. The lack of drama has been especially striking when compared to the NHL postseason, which has produced one thrill after ...

Introducing a game of ‘Don’t catch me if you can’

By Cory Giger sports@altoonamirror.com One of the cool things about baseball is that frequently you’ll see something new or at least something worth discussing or debating when you go to a game. One such situation occurred during the Curve’s home game last Saturday against Somerset. It ...

F1’s hyped 1st trip to Miami a money-losing success

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The Miami Grand Prix was hot, from the party scene to the weather, but it faced nearly impossible expectations. The celebrity watching was top level, certainly for a motorsports event. There was Paris Hilton, using a portable fan to cool herself as she danced in front ...

Altoona boys basketball search: Up, up and away

By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror.com There have been special occasions over the years that have merited use of the Mirror helicopter to help me get a better view of the area sports landscape. Sometimes the trips have been to observe high-level coaching searches, mainly involving Altoona ...

Chastain calms down, on surge

TALLADEGA, Ala. — He stood atop the winning Chevrolet at Talladega Superspeedway ready to celebrate in his own signature way. But when Ross Chastain smashed a month-old watermelon onto the track, the crowd roared as if it was an Earnhardt who had just snatched a thrilling, last-lap victory. ...