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Guest Columns

Elliott thinking NASCAR playoffs only

By Dave Skretta The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Chase Elliott wasn’t around to see the fireworks at the end of last weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington. Or, for that matter, the fire coming from Kevin Harvick’s car. Elliott’s playoff opener was over early ...

Bills failed on drafting of Araiza

By Rob Maaddi The Associated Press The Buffalo Bills decided releasing Matt Araiza was the “right thing” to do, two days after the rookie punter was accused of gang-raping a teenager in a civil lawsuit. The only surprise is that it took this long. “Our culture in Buffalo is more ...

Defending champs not worried about defending

By Paul Newberry The Associated Press ATLANTA — A significant chunk of Georgia’s defense for the ages has moved on to the NFL. Can we expect a major drop-off in 2022? Don’t count on it. The reigning national champions still have plenty of talent on that side of the line, led by ...

Cowboys should put aside feud

By Jim Caltagirone For the Mirror One of the nation’s longest-running soap operas continues to hold an audience. It has been 28 years since Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson announced a “transition” that ended Johnson’s tenure as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, but the status of ...

More discontent ahead for golf

By Paul Newberry The Associated Press ATLANTA — Golf’s season of discontent reaches its official stopping point this weekend at the Tour Championship. Predicting where the sport goes from here is sort of like trying to hole a shot from the fairway. The PGA Tour was woefully slow in ...

No limit to college football movement

By Bill Contz For the Mirror Most movie-goers my age recognize Godzilla as the skyscraper-toppling terror who routinely wreaked havoc on unsuspecting citizens of Tokyo. Sci-fi enthusiasts condoning this carnage as wholesome entertainment have anointed this spike-backed behemoth as ...