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Samurai proves he can hit fastball

October
18
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2015
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In July 2011, someone asked New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick about NFLer Chad Johnson being on social media. Belichick’s response: “I don’t Twitter, I don’t MyFace, I don’t Yearbook . . . so I’d...

Yes, Hitchcock thinks Drake is Hall of Famer

October
12
,
2015
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The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees were playing on July 11 and Fox Sports was showing the game. Analyst Harold Reynolds went on at some length about how he was convinced that the Red Sox, to that point having an abysmal season, were about to...

Kamloops-area burglar 'marriage material'?

October
4
,
2015
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Mike Babcock is through his first exhibition season as the head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, who finished the show-me schedule with five straight losses. As Steve Simmons wrote in the Toronto Sun: “Do you get the feeling Randy Carlyle and...

Now that's a real boo-boo!

September
27
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2015
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After Yogi Berra died on Tuesday night, The Associated Press sent out a news alert announcing that “Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Bear has died.” Mike McLaughlin, a lecturer at Washington State U, pointed out: “They made a...

Wrong time for Cleveland fireworks

September
20
,
2015
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The opening weekend of the NFL season brought with it some controversy over the frequency of commercials hyping fantasy sports sites during telecasts. Frank Pallone Jr., a New Jersey congressman, wants an investigation into whether these sites are...

OK, now that's a really big hot dog!

September
13
,
2015
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Here’s Cam Hutchinson of the Saskatoon Express after the Saskatchewan Roughriders fired head coach Corey Chamblin: “Another good thing about the Chamblin firing? We won’t have to listen to goofs calling him Chamberlain on post-game...

Chiefs coach knows taste of perfect play

September
6
,
2015
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If you’ve watched the Chicago Cubs this season, you will have noticed the youth on their roster. How young are the Cubbies? Reggie Hayes of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes: “These Cubs are so young, they think manager Joe Maddon...

What's that about sliced bread?

August
30
,
2015
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Mercedes-Benz has purchased naming rights to the facility in Atlanta that is to be the new home of the NFL’s Falcons. It’s a 27-year deal said to be worth US$12 million a year. . . . That is believed to be a bit more than the City of...

Only two bacon dishes?

August
23
,
2015
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Someone from the London Telegraph asked South Korea’s Chung Mong-joon — he wants Sepp Blatter’s job atop FIFA — about Blatter’s attempts to keep clear of the scandal that has enveloped soccer. The response:...

Roughriders' season full of bad numbers

August
15
,
2015
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OK, here’s the deal on gasoline prices, as I see it. Gasoline is a commodity. With oil somewhere below $50 a barrel, big oil is losing money. Lots of it. (Well, actually, they aren’t losing money; profits just aren’t in the...