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Nelson Mandela Used Sports To Heal a Racially Divided South Africa

The history books seldom, if at all, mention Nelson Mandela with sports. However, Charles P. Korr, a history professor emeritus at the University of Missouri-St....

Hail to the Whippets!

A few weeks ago, I was honored to attend the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Mobile County School’s (MCTS) last undefeated state champion football...

Best all-time players in MLB/Professional Baseball History

Baseball, to me, is still the national pastime because it is a summer game. I feel that almost all Americans are summer people, that...

How Basketball Rule Changes Made the Game Less Violent

Basketball has come a long way from its origins. WELLS -- "It certainly was murder." So speaks James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, in a recently...

International Olympic Committee and FIFA on a collision course?

Could the International Olympic Committee and the governing body of Football's World Cup, FIFA, be on a collision course and schedule both the 2022...

Being on Top isn’t Challenge for Simone Biles, it’s Staying There

A year from the Olympics, she looked not only unbeatable but otherworldly. Margins of victory that bordered on the ridiculous. Tricks so tough they...

Pearl Harbor Attack in 1941 Changed the World and Changed Sports

Pearl Harbor was attacked 75 years ago on December 7, 1941. There are not many around today who can clearly recall the words of...

Bike for Mom: Thailand

I attended the ‘Bike for Mom’ bicycling event in Bangkok, Thailand on August 16th, 2015. Main streets in the city were blocked off for...

Viva Las Vegas? NHL

The question to expand or not to expand for National Hockey League owners will be answered shortly after Pittsburgh or San Jose skates away...

It’s Jim Bouton’s 75th birthday and sports journalism owes him a debt of gratitude

It’s Jim Bouton’s 75th birthday and for old time baseball fans, Jim Bouton presents a bit of a problem. Bouton was so much more...

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