Sports Columns

Bucs have uphill battle

The recent decline in youth baseball players might be directly linked to the Pittsburgh Pirates' offense.While numbers in all sports have dropped off considerably as today's children have greater access to technology and other activities, baseball has taken the biggest hit. According to a story ...

See what you CAN do

Charlotte Brown finished third at the Texas State Track and Field Championships in the pole vault.She cleared 11-6.She finished fourth as a junior at 11-feet and eighth as a sophomore at 10-6.Charlotte Brown is blind.Legally blind.Brown developed cataracts when she was about four months old. ...

Where is your great?

Sometimes our great is really great.Sometimes our great is really terrible.And, most days, we have a little bit of both.Where is your great?Every day for me is a great day.Some, though, are greater than others for varying reasons.I can let my great day turn south because someone couldn't say ...

Baseball will always remain a child’s game at its roots

Baseball has got to be the most quotable of the major sports. From Yogi Berra to Bing Crosby, anyone involved with the game can say something classic or notable that will stand the test of time.Something said by Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella in the late 1940s will always resonate with ...

Opening Day is special wherever you are

CINCINNATI - It doesn't get much better than a vacation to Disney World or celebrating Christmas morning by opening presents.I had my version of both on Monday.Though the setting was Great American Ballpark instead of my beloved PNC Park, Opening Day in Cincinnati was the perfect day trip and a ...

Read the words, live the words

College is hard.It is also the best four or five years of a person's life.You meet people from all over the nation and, maybe, the world.You learn how to figure out life as you grow up.Teenagers quickly learn that high school, for the most part, was probably the easiest four years of their ...

’Eers have ability to pull off another upset

West Virginia gets another boundary rival in the same border state.The Big 12 is for the birds. Conference play doesn't matter anymore, as the Mountaineers are dominating the postseason in their home region.Playing less than three hours away from Morgantown, West Virginia has handled Buffalo ...

Cavs set for strong stretch

That headline has to be the most obvious statement made this year. Along with, "I'm ready for spring" and, "There's potholes everywhere."The Cavaliers were the hottest topic in the NBA even before the season started when LeBron James announced he was coming back to join his former team. Now as ...

More proof not to hit send

Curt Schilling, with the blessing of his daughter, went off Sunday on his blog, 38pitches.wordpress.com.The former Major League pitcher congratulated his daughter on Twitter on Feb. 25 after she was accepted into Salve Regina University, where she will continue her academic and athletic ...

Miami ruins Pitt’s chance

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Sheldon McClellan spent most of Wednesday afternoon trying to get his troublesome groin to loosen up. At one point, Miami's leading scorer wasn't even sure he would be able to play against Pittsburgh.For a half, it looked like sitting out wouldn't have been a bad idea. ...