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Hang Time
By Steve Stockmar
Daily Courier sports editor Steve Stockmar gives you the cheat sheet for today’s top sports stories.
Silver's ban of Sterling is pure gold
Banned for life.

Other such punishments in sports have been left open for speculation. Should Pete Rose have been banned or shouldn't? Were all Black Sox players really in on a scheme to throw the 1919 World Series?

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Best matchups, sleepers to madden your Madness
Each region in this week's NCAA Tournament has something for everybody. Great matchups. Potential upsets. Sleepers.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Arizona will keep the Super Bowl, but that's the 2nd prize
Remember the old days, when the most controversial part of a Super Bowl host city was whether or not snow would impact play in a cold-weather market? You know, 24 days ago?
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Baseball Hall voters get it unanimously wrong again
Congrats to Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas on being voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday. An immortal class.

Maddux was the sure-fire pick to be the first player in history to receive a unanimous vote for enshrinement.

But, no.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Are you ready for Super Bowl Tuesday??
Listen up, NFL. It's bad enough you messed with my Super Bowl. Now you're messing with messing with it.

In words never before uttered by Roger Goodell: Just stop already.

Thursday, December 19, 2013
The obstruction attempt was valiant, but the call was correct
It was the right call. Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks knew what he was doing. The call was correct.

But I still love the play by Middlebrooks.

Sunday, October 27, 2013
NCAA is morally bankrupt; now they can afford to pay student-athletes
One thing is certain about the NCAA's absurd "punishment" handed down Tuesday for the University of Miami football program's transgressions.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
1 championship or 10 second-place finishes? Hmmmm.
A handful of baseball teams get to enjoy the splendor of playoff ball in October.

For everyone else, it's back to the drawing board. Even for the so-called good teams.

Anything less than a playoff berth is, for most teams, unacceptable.

Thursday, October 03, 2013
Super Bowl pick is in. What's yours?
What good is the day before the start of the NFL season without Super Bowl picks?

Let's first look at who Vegas likes.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013
The Super Bowl's road from snow to ... London
By now you've already seen the countdown for shopping days left until Christmas. On Monday, talk turned instead to anticipating how many days are left until Super Bowl XLVIII this coming February in New Jersey.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Admit it, Dempster speaks for all of us
Ryan Dempster's actions on Sunday at Fenway Park were, in all truth, worthy of the five-game suspension he just received a couple hours ago from MLB.

But, come on. Admit it. You loved what he did.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
The biggest villain in MLB's doping scandal is ...
The biggest villain in MLB's doping scandal isn't who you think it is.
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Are preseason sports polls all smoke, or is there some fire?
Pop quiz: Name the easiest way to tell that fall sports are fast approaching ...
Saturday, August 03, 2013
Eagles' Cooper deserves the harshest penalty possible
Riley Cooper. Riley Freaking Cooper.

What a beaut.

Of course, by 'beaut' I mean complete waste.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Tonight's rodeo is the most important in 126 years
After 125 previous years, tonight's Opening Night at the Prescott Frontier Days' World's Oldest Rodeo is the most important in the city's long and fascinating history with its rodeo.
Monday, July 01, 2013
3 great things about the Diamondbacks-Dodgers brawl
Major League Baseball's jury spoke on Friday. In the wake of Tuesday's wild brawl between the Diamondbacks and Dodgers, eight suspensions and a dozen fines resulted from the bench-clearing melee.
Friday, June 14, 2013
It's a title or nothing for Rose, IF he returns
Well now, we definitely won't be seeing Derrick Rose this year.

The Chicago Bulls' guard has been a Tebow-like distraction to his team - like Tebow - by his not playing. Very strange.

Monday, May 13, 2013
3 straight wins soothes some Cubs therapy
We're one month into baseball season, and I'm reaching out to my support group. Cub fans, look lively.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
So, are young athletes ready for prime time or not?
Tianlang Guan, a 14-year-old from China, who would otherwise be more worried about homework today, is battling to make the cut in the second round of the Masters at Augusta. Already, he's become the youngest competitor ever to play the Masters.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Penn State's world of ill-defined victims
Accident-scene gawkers will love the fact that NBC's "Today Show" will present a new interview with Jerry Sandusky this Monday. The network announced the interview on Friday.

"He'll describe in his own words what he says happened on the Penn State campus," Matt Lauer said of the interview.

Friday, March 22, 2013
Time for the Redskins to change their name
Let's be real. There are debatable examples of what constitutes PC patrol, and then there's simply what's right or wrong.

The Washington 'Redskins' name?

Yeah, that's just wrong.

Thursday, January 10, 2013
Cardinals are closing in on the right choice for coach
Andy Reid - who one NFL source told ESPN Tuesday is "95 percent" close to becoming head coach - would be a great fit with the Arizona Cardinals. Kevin Kolb as his QB? Meh.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Are there signs of NHL lockout progress in our own CHL?
Hard to tell what to make of the Coyote exodus from the Sundogs, the double-A affiliate of the parent club that reached the NHL's Western Conference Finals a year ago - back when the NHL actually played games. That was so 2011.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Playing politics with the new Vikings stadium
Is it me or is Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton playing politics? (I know, I know. Say it ain't so, right?)

AP reported Tuesday night that Gov. Dayton went public that he does not believe that the Minnesota Vikings should consider imposing extra fees on season-ticket holders as a way to help cover the team's share of a new $975 million stadium.

Sounds great. Man-of-the-people stuff on the part of Dayton.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Could Schlemko be coming back to the Sundogs?
The Arizona Sundogs issued a news release on Wednesday about their press conference this Friday, Oct. 5, in Prescott Valley. According to the release, the team will make a special announcement regarding their newest signed player for the 2012-13 season, which opens Oct. 20.
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Just what is 'good' for the NFL anyway?
The real referees are back for tonight's Browns-Ravens NFL game, and there is certainly joy in Mudville.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Interleague play increasing because it's working
Interleague play in MLB is more mainstream than ever. Actually, scratch that. It becomes even more mainstream next season.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Foreign NFL expansion is a no-no; plus my Super Bowl pick
With the NFL opening in earnest on Sunday, here's the question du jour:

Should the NFL be expanding into Europe and other countries?

Saturday, September 08, 2012
Blog: Some Penn State backers big on denial
Former Penn State faculty leaders blasted the NCAA and former FBI director Louis Freeh today over their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal.

Yeah, right.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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