'Safety' rule is perfect... for catchers
Professional sports are a physical and often brutal gladatorial spectacle for fans. There's a reason the professional players are paid the big bucks. Before the start of the 2014 MLB season, the league instituted a new rule on home plate collisions, designed to reduce the potential injury to players at home plate...
Pros get rich as we have fun
It always amazes me when I search the Internet and see how much money professional athletes make. As we all know, professional sports is a big business -- but it's still amazing what top athletes earn playing a game they first loved as a child. When I cover the young athletes in our community of all ages, I often step back and wonder if any of then will one day make it to the professional level like Rex Brothers, now a pitcher for the Colorado Rockies...
'Superman' helps build Team USA
For 120 minutes on Tuesday afternoon, Tim Howard was Superman for the US Men's National Team. But Superman could only bear the weight of a nation for so long. Howard had a record setting game for Team USA, setting the new standard for saves in a World Cup match at 16...
Class acts deserving of national crown
With one swing of the bat, Vanderbilt now has a national championship in a men's sport. John Norwood blasted a high and tight 97mph fastball ball over the left field fence to give the Commodores a 3-2 lead over Virginia. The only other national championship that Vanderbilt has won over the years is a women's bowling national title...