Sports Columns

Still time for a big Bucs’ run

No matter what you hear on sports talk radio or see on social media sites, the Pittsburgh Pirates season isn't over yet.Look at the crowd at PNC Park and there's more than 27,000 fans there on a nightly basis to show that there is still plenty of baseball to be played.Right now, even after ...

Competitive nature is there 9 years later

The 2007 Steubenville Post 33 state championship team hated to lose then and still hates to lose.That was evident Sunday afternoon at Vaccaro Field."I thought when we went down in the seventh that there were still three innings left and I don't think anybody in that dugout wasn't ready to win," ...

USGA made a double bogey Sunday

The rules fiasco with eventual winner Dustin Johnson during Sunday's 116th U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club was not good then, was not good yesterday and will not be good for some time.It will take the USGA a while to get over this one.The USGA was Ali leaning on the ropes taking shots from ...

I have failed as a father, and will do so again

Happy Father's Day, a day late.I have said for many years that my goal as a father was to be a million times a better father than my father, and I pray my son is 2 million times a better father than I.I rarely understood my father, which is why he and I didn't talk for more than a year before ...

Father’s Day can be shared every day

At the end of every present-opening session of a birthday party or Christmas celebration as a child, I can distinctly remember my grandfather letting me know I spoiled I was.All the Game Boys, action figures, model trains, comic books and Tamagotchis added up over the years and were slowly ...

Which is it?

Accident: A sudden event (such as a crash) that is not planned or intended and that causes damage or injury; An event that is not planned or intended: An event that occurs by chance;Decision: A choice that you make about something after thinking about it: The result of deciding; The ability to ...

Football coach talks failure and recruiting

Being in this business, I tend to peruse and read a lot of things.That includes many things I know I won't necessarily agree with. But, that's how you learn and get varying opinions.You can't always ready only stuff you know you will agree with and use in your daily life.I do read a lot of ...

’Cutch must learn from blunders in field, clubhouse

It's one thing for a disgruntled baseball fan to call for the head of a hapless manager.It's another thing for a star baseball player to call for the head of a gameday employee he doesn't even know.Following Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew ...

Oakmont: Fast greens, great scenery

To take in Oakmont Country Club from the first tee is breathtaking.I cannot imagine looking at the 1994 Oakmont.Actually, really don't want to.All those trees are gone and the views are spectacular."I think Oakmont has a fascinating history and certainly culture," USGA Executive Director Mike ...

Life continues around the wide world of sports

"Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, ...