Sports Columns

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, ...

It all clicks for Bucs early on

It's only been three games for the Pittsburgh Pirates, but it feels like Buctober again.This time around, the Bucs have downed the Cards.The opening series sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals has brought some confidence back to weary fans who may have felt the team was in for an uphill climb after ...

Heads up at the old ballgame

There are signs all over the lower level of PNC Park and in professional ballparks across the country.Heck, you are even warned at area high school and little league games about the dangers of foul balls and flying objects leaving the playing field.On April 20, 2015, Wendy Camlin bought a ...

Chemistry: A little bit of this, a little bit of that

A pinch of this.A dash of that.A drop of this.A sprinkle of that.A hint of this.A tinge of that.Take something from any one of the 118 atomic numbers - from hydrogen to ununoctium - from any of the periods, from any of the groups, and see what you come up with.It's, you know, chemistry.And, ...