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Finalists from LSU, Oklahoma and OSU vie for the 2019 Heisman Trophy

Finalists from LSU, Oklahoma and OSU vie for the 2019 Heisman Trophy

The most outstanding player in college football will be awarded the 2019 Heisman Trophy on Saturday night. The four finalists for the trophy are LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts and Ohio State defensive end Chase Young. The name of the winner will be revealed in an ESPN…MORE

Hit by a bullet, boxer Terence Crawford vowed to change his life

Hit by a bullet, boxer Terence Crawford vowed to change his life

His was a tumultuous childhood with a largely absent father and a “crazy relationship” with his mother, but it was when Terence Crawford got shot in the head he realized he had to turn his life around. The fledgling professional boxer was sitting in his car in the early hours of the morning after a…MORE

Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen denies sexual assault charge

Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen denies sexual assault charge

Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault, being drunk on an airplane and assault by beating. Olesen, 29, of Chelsea, southwest London, was arrested upon arrival at Heathrow Airport on July 29 after a flight from Nashville following his participation in a World Golf Championships event in Memphis, PA Media news…MORE

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp signs new deal until 2024

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp signs new deal until 2024

Christmas came early for Liverpool fans on Friday as manager Jurgen Klopp signed a new deal which will see the German extend his stay at the club for four-and-a-half years until 2024. The 52-year-old joined Liverpool from Borussia Dortmund in October 2015 and has enjoyed plenty of success in his current role. He won the…MORE

Tiger Woods wins again as USA stages late rally in Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods wins again as USA stages late rally in Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods won again, but his United States team had to battle back from a “bleak” position to stay within three points of the International side after day two of the Presidents Cup in Australia. The Internationals led 4-1 after Thursday’s first fourball session and were ahead in all five foursomes matches Friday before the…MORE

Sonny Bill Williams: ‘We’ve been taught to be embarrassed of Islam’

Sonny Bill Williams: ‘We’ve been taught to be embarrassed of Islam’

After the Christchurch terror attacks, Sonny Bill Williams knew he had to speak out. The 34-year-old felt the responsibility not only because of his status as an All Black — a star of New Zealand’s esteemed rugby team — but also as one of the country’s most recognized Muslims. Over 50 people were killed in…MORE

Tiger Woods wins match but US team struggles in Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods wins match but US team struggles in Presidents Cup

US team captain Tiger Woods promised his side is still “ready to go” despite falling 4-1 behind on the opening day of the Presidents Cup. Partnered with Justin Thomas, Woods secured his team’s only victory in the fourballs session as the International team established a healthy lead at Royal Melbourne, Australia. However, the 15-time major…MORE

How moment of ‘madness’ led to the launch of ‘Spanish Royal Ascot’

How moment of ‘madness’ led to the launch of ‘Spanish Royal Ascot’

It might lack the history of its namesake, but the “Spanish Royal Ascot” is adding a touch of English culture to the Balearic Islands. While pomp and pageantry has been associated with Ascot racecourse since 1711, fledgling Mallorcan spectacle Hats and Horses features similar scenes of high fashion and immaculately groomed racegoers. The event, now…MORE

Steve Kerr: Golden State Warriors were ‘wiped out’ after NBA Finals

Steve Kerr: Golden State Warriors were ‘wiped out’ after NBA Finals

The Golden State Warriors have made five straight NBA Finals, but they’re now bottom of the table with the worst record in the league. But head coach Steve Kerr thinks that, in a way, it might be a good thing. Since 2014, the Warriors have been the poster-child among NBA franchises. They built their team…MORE

Blogs

When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…