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MLB did disservice to Pirates, Phils Why did Major League Baseball take the Pirates away from their home division many years ago (1994) and ship them to the National League Central? Some of the greatest games I witnessed in the 1960-70s took place within the Keystone State in both ...

Scoring an error on Kapler

By Jim Caltagirone For the Mirror Gabe Kapler has been described as an analytics fanatic, and it’s hard to argue with his approach to managing. Last season, he directed the San Francisco Giants to 107 wins and the best record in baseball. In some quarters, however, the logic that is ...

Storm clouds on horizon for transgenders

By Paul Newberry The Associated Press Swimming has fired the first major salvo against transgender women athletes, which will surely clear the way for other sports to impose similar bans ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics. Hopefully, that won’t bring an end to thoughtful, intelligent ...

PSU fans paying for average program

This is about Neil Rudel’s column last weekend that James Franklin’s message is falling on deaf ears. How about empty pockets for a team that in the majority of Franklin’s eight years has been at best an average Big Ten team as well as nationally ranked team? Without a doubt, the NIL ...

A special tribute on Father’s Day

By Jim Lane sports@altoonamirror.com (Editor’s note: Retired Mirror sports editor Jim Lane wrote this column after his dad, Kermit Lane, 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 ...

Suarez victory delivers Mexican Cup winner

By Jenna Fryer The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Here are some things to know about Daniel Suarez’s long journey before becoming the first Mexico-born winner at the top level of NASCAR: n When he decided as a child in Monterrey to seriously pursue a career as a racecar driver, ...