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Voice of the Fan

Stewart realistic about Cup Series struggles

By Jenna Fryer The Associated Press LEBANON, Tenn. — Tony Stewart tried to do a grid walk at his first Cup Series race since the start of the pandemic. But he’s Tony Stewart and he hasn’t been at the track in almost 16 months. Everybody wants to chat. A long conversation with ...

A day to share with dear old dad

By Jim Lane For the Mirror 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 been and ...

Larson appears unstoppable at the moment

By Jenna Larson The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Everybody knew Kyle Larson was going to win races once he started driving Rick Hendrick’s cars. But this? This looks like a driver capable of chasing down the modern-era record of 13 wins in a season set in 1975 by Richard Petty ...

Farace left his heart at Saint Francis

By Pat Farabaugh For the Mirror Pat Farace, Saint Francis class of 1954, died in Florida at age 88 on April 7. Farace was a team captain on Saint Francis’ 1953-54 men’s basketball team that posted a 20-5 record and made the school’s first appearance in the National Invitation ...

Mailbag

Osaka deserves credit, not shame The ill treatment of 23-year-old Naomi Osaka, professional tennis player was shameful. Once again, as usual, an individual with mental health issues is chastised and shunned rather than shown compassion. Because I have battled mental illnesses for over 35 ...

‘The Kings’ relive their magical era of boxing

By Tim Dahlberg The Associated Press The Superdome in New Orleans was packed, and the buzz carried across the nation. The 1980s were dawning and Sugar Ray Leonard had some unfinished business to resolve with Roberto Duran, who had beaten him in a brutal fight months earlier. As the ...