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  • Sandusky Sentenced to 30-60 Years, Will Likely Die in Prison

    by Michael Popke — AB Managing Editor October 2012

    Jerry Sandusky will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for sexually abusing young boys. Centre County (Pa.) Judge John Cleland on Tuesday morning sentenced the 68-year-old former Penn State assistant football coach to 30 to 60 years. In June, a jury found Sandusky guilty of 45 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 young boys from disadvantaged homes, using the Penn State football program and his charity, the Second Mile, to gain access to the victims.

  • USFL Attempts Comeback, Reveals New Logo, Targets Cities

    by Michael Popke — AB Managing Editor July 2012

    If you haven't been paying close attention, you may not have noticed the gradual relaunching of the United States Football League. The organization, headed by San Diego businessman Jaime Cuadra, unveiled its new logo late last week as part of a plan to establish a fresh brand identity. "We are building this league from the ground up, and we believe it is vital to our early success to distinguish ourselves as a new brand of USFL football representing 'Real. Fun. Football,'" Cuadra, USFL president and CEO, said in a statement announcing the stocky powder-blue logo, which is said to incorporate elements that pay homage to the league's roots while also positioning the league as a dynamic and modern version of its predecessors.

  • Live Streaming of Prep Sporting Events Makes Slow But Sure Progress

    by Michael Popke April 2012

    Locals in southeastern Louisiana call it the "Battle on the River," the annual football rivalry between Destrehan and Hahnville high schools.

  • A-11 Football League Takes Major Step Toward Kickoff

    by Paul Steinbach March 2012

    The A-11 Football League took the first big step toward kicking off a spring 2013 season when it began last week to formally engage with more than 20 interested city groups (including both municipal governments and sports authorities) in nearly as many states.

  • Remembering the Voice of Summer

    by Nicholas Brown May 2010

    During home games, when a player would hit a foul ball into the Tiger Stadium stands, Detroit Tigers radio broadcaster Ernie Harwell would, in his characteristic light Southern drawl and easygoing delivery, say "a man from Livonia with the catch," or "that ball was caught by a young lady from Saginaw."

  • Spectacular, If Not Miraculous

    by Paul Steinbach February 2010

    The Americans were handily out shot. They relied on spectacular goaltending. They got some bounces. And, facing intense pressure late, they held on to pull off the upset. I'm not recounting the Miracle on Ice, the U.S. Olympic hockey team's improbable 4-3 victory over the vaunted Soviets in Lake Placid 30 years ago today. I'm talking about Team USA's win over Canada last night in Vancouver. The score of the two games would have been identical, too, if not for a late empty-net goal by the current Americans.

  • Money Has Always - Always - Bought Championships

    by Andrew Cohen November 2009

    I'm about to make myself sick.

  • Chicago Goes First, Is Out First

    by Andrew Cohen October 2009

    It's definitely better to give the last presentation, isn't it? The Chicago Olympic bid committee went first today in Denmark, fielding questions from 106 IOC delegates, including a particularly pointed one from a Pakistani delegate about foreign athletes' ability to enter the United States freely. But even the star power of the President and First Lady were unable to sway the 97 eligible first-round voters, as the Windy City was eliminated in the first round.

  • You Haven't Come as Long a Way as We All Thought...Baby

    by Andrew Cohen September 2009

    The beach volleyball doesn't go by the name, "Beachwear Volleyball."

  • High School Officials Debating the Merits of Instant Replay

    by Michael Popke April 2008

    Two close calls have high school officials debating the merits of instant replay -- again.