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Remember the days of really ‘playing’?

MISSOURI, June 25, 2014 — Do you remember cork ball at the corner tavern? Or playing step ball? Do you remember playing bottle caps? Skipping rope? What about the gymnastic teams that were in school? Playing marbles was very competitive. So was mum-ble-the-peg, a game in which players try to throw a knife from various positions ...

Georgia Southern travels to UGA, West Virginia in 2015

ATLANTA, April 11, 2014 — Georgia Southern will travel to Georgia and West Virginia and welcome The Citadel and Western Michigan during the 2015 season, the school announced this week. Georgia Southern is set to open its 2015 season at West Virginia on September 5. The contest marks the Eagles’ first-ever match-up against a Big ...

Georgia State spring quarterback competition to determine starter

ATLANTA, April 6, 2014 — Four quarterbacks are vying for the starting job at Georgia State this fall.  In the running are juniors Ronnie Bell and Ben McLane, sophomore Clay Chastain and junior college transfer Nick Arbuckle. Last season, Ronnie Bell completed 188 of 375 passes, throwing 11 interceptions and 15 touchdowns while McLane completed ...

Olympig!: Children’s book review

SILVER SPRING, Md, February 21, 2014 – Boomer was the first pig to participate in the animal Olympics. His mother was proud of him, but everyone else was sure he was going to fail. Boomer was confident and said, “If your practice and try your best, you can do anything!” Before the first event, a ...

Boxer Timothy Bradley

Top fights of 2013: Bradley vs. Provodnikov number one

SAN DIEGO, December 30, 2013 – Like many other media at year’s end, boxing writers are compelled to take stock of the prior 12 months and call out their top fights of the year. Who am I to buck the trend? Despite certain critics who have insisted for years that “boxing is dead,” boxing enjoyed ...

Bernard Hopkins' training routine would wear out a fighter half his age. He says he does less sparring and more cross training including work in a swimming pool. Photo: Tom Casino

Boxing preview: Bernard Hopkins KOs Father Time Saturday, Showtime, 9 p.m.

SAN DIEGO, October 26, 2013 – Bernard Hopkins admits he’s a freak, like something from another planet. How else to explain that he is still going strong in one of the toughest sports on Earth at age 48? His new nickname is fitting: Hopkins is now calling himself “The Alien,” setting aside his longtime moniker ...