Sports Columns

Sports Columns
  • 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

  • Fairways and Greens: Storm alters local course’s appearance

    Golf course superintendents and course designers make changes to their layouts all of the time.

    June 20, 2014

  • Loran Smith: Kaymer now part of U.S. Open lore

    This past weekend’s U.S. Open at North Carolina’s Pinehurst Resort and Country Club was not the thriller the tournament has often been, but it was a reminder that the best shotmakers are likely to win the national championship of golf.

    June 19, 2014

  • All-star events start today in Chattanooga

    The Riverbend music festival is once a year. You miss the popular Chattanooga event, and you can buy a new calendar and mark the days to prepare for the next.
    All-star professional baseball, however, does not come to Chattanooga nearly as often.

    June 16, 2014

  • Loran Smith: Compton has the heart to win U.S. Open

    PINEHURST, N.C. — Could there be a more heartwarming story than for Erik Compton — a man living with his third heart — to become the United States Open champion? This is a man who knows what’s important in life, and one who got an encouraging word about his game being suited for Pinehurst No. 2 over lunch with Jack Nicklaus last week.

    June 15, 2014