Sports Columns

Sports Columns
  • Tom Lindley: Time has come to forgive, if not forget Rose

    It would be simple to study Pete Rose’s record as a player with the Cincinnati Reds, Montreal Expos and Philadelphia Phillies and determine whether he should be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Certainly. Absolutely. Without a doubt.

    July 10, 2014

  • Loran Smith: Perry's honors matched by his stories

    Gaylord Perry is everything you expect a small-town, retired big leaguer to be. Hospitable, entertaining and without any trace of arrogance, Perry is a guy who has been honored about as much as any dominating pitcher who played the game.

    July 9, 2014

  • Murray vs Farmerstown softball 2 mlh.jpg A Look Ahead: Slowing down

    Softball is for girls. And slow-pitch softball is for factory workers with a cooler of cold beer and bellies hanging over their shorts.
    OK, maybe that isn’t really true.
    And to prove it, Dalton and Heritage Point Park will once again serve as the host location for the Southern Softball Association of America’s 2014 Boys World Series beginning on Thursday. This will be the second year in a row that Heritage Point has hosted the event as 59 teams played in the tournament last year.

    July 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tom Lindley: US soccer pushed by its fanbase

    The 2014 World Cup is over for America after the United States was knocked out in the Round of 16 by Belgium, 2-1, in a match with extra time that was intoxicating and crushing.
    The U.S. team was oh so close. That’s how sports go: One day you’re fighting for victory, the next you belong to history.
    But, despite goalkeeper Tim Howard’s remarkable performance, the game perhaps will be remembered not so much as a loss but for what it did for the future of the sport back home.

    July 6, 2014

  • Larry Case: Get up or you'll get left behind

    The lone fisherman stood and looked down the hill. There was a path that cut through the brush and rocks that lay between the road and the stream. He did not remember that it was this steep.

    July 4, 2014

  • Jamie Jones: WWE retains Diva Emma

    Here are the notes and news items from the week in pro wrestling: Emma was gone. Now she’s back. WWE released Emma this week after she was arrested for shoplifting at a Wal-Mart in Hartford Conn.

    July 4, 2014

  • Devin Golden: ‘Dead Week’ gives athletes summer rest

    This column, which is published each Monday in The Daily Citizen, used to be called “What’s Going On.” The premise is to let all sports fans — high school, college and community — know everything happening during the upcoming week.
    This week, however, is different — in that there’s very little happening.

    June 29, 2014

  • Doug Hawley: My battery is still charged up

    Yes, I am still alive! After laying low by some people’s standards, I am starting to surface.
    Actually, I never have stopped running. Granted, it has been the almost obscene low of two miles daily.
    Back in early May, it was disclosed that I had suffered seizures. This apparently came through low sodium.

    June 29, 2014

  • Tom Lindley: Spurrier gives us something to talk about

    Some would never admit this, but thanks must go to University of South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier for returning everyone’s attention to the 2014 college football season. It’s official — class is back in session.

    June 29, 2014

  • Brazil US WCup Soccer_Chan.jpg A Look Ahead: ‘Sick’ days are supposed to be used

    The first week of March Madness for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is often accompanied with a few “sick” days for the nation’s basketball fans.
    With games beginning in the middle of the day, your more dedicated bracket maniacs will skip both Thursday and Friday for the start of the tournament with 32 games being played on Thursday and Friday.
    I wonder how many “sick” days area employers are getting during the 2014 World Cup?

    June 23, 2014 1 Photo