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  • 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.

  • Dispute Over State Tourney Photos Affects Newspaper Coverage of Prep Events in Illinois

    by Michael Popke April 2008

    A dispute over photographs taken at state tournaments is affecting how Illinois newspapers cover interscholastic athletics.

  • Bound For Glory; Giant Insider

    by Michael Popke January 2008

    Reviews of SharedBook Inc. and The GM: The Inside Story of a Dream Job and the Nightmares That Go With It.

  • One On One: Andrew Dillon Campaigns to Bring Major League Soccer to Philadelphia

    by Nicholas Brown August 2007

    Andrew Dillon campaigns to bring a Major League Soccer franchise to Philadelphia.