The drought is over: The Utes beat the Aztecs 7-2 to secure their first College World Series berth since 1994

Estimated reading time: 4-5 minutes Salt Lake City – A lot has changed in 29 years. But for Utah softball, at least one thing remains constant. Then a member of the WAC, the 1994 softball team was the last team from Utah to appear in the College World Series—and the only one in four game … Read more

‘Where’s the needle?’

NEW YORK – The first pitch hasn’t even been rolled out yet, yet Fernando Tatis Jr. was already shining. The Padres right fielder—tall and lanky with braids and a gold chain bouncing on his beige-striped jersey—was briskly hopping into right field. When he finally turned his attention toward home plate, the fans in the bleacher … Read more

What is the value of the final match of the tournament? Coventry and Luton vie for ‘football’s biggest prize money’

Coventry City will play Luton Town in the final game of the season on Saturday. The two sides meet knowing that a place in the Premier League is up for grabs, with a place in England’s top flight holding the potential to dramatically change either team’s fortunes both on and off the field. Promoting by … Read more

After a bad week and good talk, the Celtics bounced back to life again heading into Game Six

BOSTON — When the Boston Celtics finished a movie shoot Tuesday morning in Miami, an unexpected sound came out. The season sat on the brink of destruction after three straight losses to start the Eastern Conference Finals. Matt Reynolds began, as Derek White explained, “I have something to say.” the athlete. Reynolds, who joined the … Read more

Sarris: What’s up with that guy, PT. 2 – Checking seven struggling hitters

Hey, it worked last week with pitchers, so let’s do it again this week with hitters. Go where the people are. Here are bats ranked in the top 100 by Yahoo in the preseason who are healthy, have managed 150 bats, and are currently ranked worse than 200 by Yahoo’s algorithm. They have been struggling. … Read more

K-State football coach Chris Kleiman defends the Big 12 title

Kansas State football coach Chris Kleiman took a swing through the Kansas City metro Wednesday night, meeting the KC Catbackers at Shawnee Mission Park. Ben Quinn USA Today Sports Chris Kleiman was hired as head football coach at Kansas State largely because of his ability to win championships. At North Dakota State, his teams have … Read more

Football or lacrosse? Henry Hasselbeck sorts through ‘strange’ recruitment process

State College, Pennsylvania – Henry Hasselbeck jogs down the names of the schools he attended, 10 in total. There were early years in Seattle, where he was born and lived for six years. I had two separate stints at Tennessee for another three years, one of which included his freshman season in high school when … Read more