• ‘The Contender’ Ends

    IOWA CITY — “The Contender” concluded with three fights that featured former contenders and young prospects within the Cruiserweight division. These fights reminded me of what the heavyweight division used to...

  • Johnson, Adamek are impressive in wins

    IOWA CITY — Glen Johnson is one of the top five light heavyweights in the world, according to Ring Magazine. The ultimate road warrior, Johnson fought in his backyard for this...

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    Bourn accepts ultimatum

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Michael Bourn would have preferred to spend the winter at his bachelor pad near Oakhurst Golf Course in Porter. If any Astros player had earned a break because...

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    Offering Some Presidential Advice

    CONNECTICUT — By now, everyone knows and understands the important role of basketball in the life of President Barack Obama. That’s been made quite clear in numerous news reports, television segments,...

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    Steph makes immediate impact in debut

    BOSTON — Stephon Marbury made his Celtics debut Friday night as the KG-less Boston Celtics defeated a pesky Indiana Pacers team 104-99 at the TD Banknorth Garden. When Marbury checked into...

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    The United States Vs. Barry Bonds

    NEW YORK — This is a story about garbage. There’s the actual garbage overzealous federal investigators examined in their efforts to prosecute a surly sports celebrity. There’s the shredding of the...

  • Halfway Through The Journey

    NEW YORK — The NBA season much like scalawag space satellites is plunging towards the playoffs in a season where economic equations, individual player excellence, and anything but the habitual paralleling...

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    Falcons Find Vick Trade Talks Moot

    PHILADELPHIA — A week and half after Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff opened the bidding for suspended and imprisoned quarterback Michael Vick by saying, “We feel a trade is the best move...

  • NFL Free Agency 101

    PHILADELPHIA — Remember “Alan Faneca”, all you fans out there with dreams of signing a free agent and moving instantly into Super Bowl contention. Faneca was one of the 2008 free...

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    New York’s Little Big Man

    NEW YORK — That’s right folks, it’s been eons and a day since Knick fans even so much as sniffed a Playoff spot let alone won a Playoff series but thanks...

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