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Voice of the Fan

Addressing MLB draft, shift

Editor’s note: Jim Krug has followed the ups and downs of the Pittsburgh Pirates since the late 1980s. He wrote over 150 articles about the Pirates from 2010-16 for online sports site isportsweb.com. This is the second in a three-part series examining the challenges of Major League ...

Atmosphere at Auburn, SEC like no other

The atmosphere was electric for the Penn-State Auburn game in Auburn, Alabama. It was the first time that a Big Ten team ever played in Auburn. Penn State played great and won 41-12, but the campus was just as impressive as Penn State’s victory. I have never seen tailgating like that ...

MLB continues hurting itself

By Jim Krug For the Mirror Editor’s note: Jim Krug has followed the ups and downs of the Pittsburgh Pirates since the late 1980s. He wrote over 150 articles about the Pirates from 2010-16 for online sports site isportsweb.com. This is the first in a three-part series examining the ...

An appreciation for the career possessed by Roger Federer

By Howard Fendrich The Associated Press Roger Federer never let ’em see him sweat. He played tennis with a style that only rarely betrayed the effort behind the masterful serving, the rare-in-its-day attacking and the flawless footwork. He was not one to grunt loudly on shots or ...

Serena’s sendoff like no other

By Ira Kaufman For the Mirror Serena Williams’ epic final run at the U.S. Open captured the eyes of the world. Sports legends typically retire with a press conference after the season stating that, upon reflection, they are moving on to other things. There may be rumors during ...

How soon until professional golf outprices itself?

I feel terrible for professional golfers. Listening to the testimonials from the guys who are joining the LIV Tour makes it sound like we need to start a Go Fund Me page to help out these poor souls. “You want us to play four rounds of golf and not just three to earn money?” ...