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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Fairways and Greens: Storm alters local course’s appearance
Golf course superintendents and course designers make changes to their layouts all of the time.
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.
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.
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.
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