- Tom Lindley Sports
Mountain biking, rollerblading edge out baseball, football for some athletes
High-profile teams - in sports like basketball, baseball and football - face declining membership among the youngest players. At the same time overall participation in youth sports is growing. The nature of youth athletics is changing.
Public apologies the newest addition to the playbook
Dumb comments uttered by sports figures aren't new. Dumb comments blasted instantly to mass audiences, on the other hand, are a gift of technology.
Big changes in NCAA will affect future of college sports
In case you missed it, the NCAA officially cried "Uncle" last week and handled over certain decision making authority to officials with the five major conferences – the ones with the true power, clout and deep pockets.
What will happen in NFL draft? No one really knows
Despite the hours spent interviewing coaches, watching film and developing well-reasoned mock draft lists, the truth about the 2014 NFL draft remains a mystery, well-guarded by teams that have nothing to gain by publicly sharing their innermost thoughts.
Basketball stars may linger on campus a while longer
The NBA seems serious about raising its minimum age, which could signal the end of the one-and-done era in college basketball.
Golf turns into snooze-fest without celebrities like Tiger and Phil
The Masters lumbered on last week without two of pro golf's biggest names, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, and fans changed the channel. The PGA needs someone with star power if it's going to lure people back to the game.
Wildcats aren't champs but we're all still watching Calipari
Kentucky coach John Calipari is a college basketball phenom for his ability to knit together championship-caliber teams of freshmen. How long will Calipari's success last as other coaches catch on?
Too much of a good thing at UConn?
The Connecticut Huskies dominate women's college basketball - which makes for a boring game.
Taking someone out to the ballgame gets expensive
Families in big-league cities like Boston and New York pay steep prices to catch a baseball game. It's not so expensive everywhere - especially if you're frugal.
As Final Four tips off, all eyes are on the refs
Whistles have changed the course of the NCAA tournament. Let's just hope one doesn't decide college basketball's next national champion.
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