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Guest Columns

Changes abounding in MLB

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com In Major League Baseball, as the old saying goes, “The times, they are a changin.’’’ Several significant changes have been implemented in the game this season and during the recent past, and several more could be on the immediate ...

Everybody loves the underdog

A few days after the film “American Underdog” was released, I was able to work with Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner in what was Ben Roethlisberger’s final game at Heinz Field. Warner was color analyst for Westwood One’s national broadcast, working alongside Kevin Harlan. Not ...

Baseball providing timely release

By Jim Caltagirone For the Mirror Americans are well aware that the cost of everything continues to rise. Depending on the source, the factors that are cited for runaway inflation vary. The specific reason why all but three MLB teams enjoyed an increase in average attendance through the ...

Pac-12 going the way of the former SWC

By Paul Newberry The Associated Press Kyle Kallander has a unique perspective on the latest round of chaos in college athletics. As the final commissioner of the late, great Southwest Conference, he knows nothing is sacred. Certainly not these days, when everyone is chasing the almighty ...

Steelers’ best bet must be Trubisky

By Bill Contz For the Mirror With July here, spirited debate will soon rage as to when Kenneth Shane Pickett should be formally installed as the heir to Ben Roethlisberger’s throne. With veteran Mitch Trubisky in the same locker room, I contend that this debate would be a tad ...

Age may be catching up with Nadal

By Howard Fendrich The Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England — It was impossible not to think ahead, to what awaits Rafael Nadal, while watching him sigh as he discussed how “very sad” he was about pulling out of the Wimbledon semifinals because of a torn abdominal muscle. It was ...