| May 31, 2011
If you want to win an arms race, minor escalation is not the way to go. Only after President Ronald Reagan started developing a wildly expensive and impractical system to shoot down enemy missiles did the Soviet Union give up the Cold War.
| Mar 13, 2011
| 6:32 PM
Virginia Tech's previous NCAA tournament snubs were debatable. Sunday's was outrageous.
UAB and Clemson instead of the Hokies? Please.
The 10 selection committee members are supposed to know basketball. They're athletic directors and conference...
| Dec 22, 2010
Tina Charles flew in from Russia. Kemba Walker, Randy Edsall, Richard Blumenthal — the who's who of Connecticut — descended from all parts Nutmeg. In the middle of Geno Auriemma's postgame press conference on this historic night, even the...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 6:48 PM
The inevitable cannibalization within Colonial Athletic Association basketball began Wednesday night.
Inevitable because with five teams among the nation's top 100 according to CollegeRPI.com, and a sixth at No. 110, the league's bullies had to start...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 3:05 PM
Enduring a prolonged shooting slump and off to its worst ACC start in six years, Virginia Tech faces the conference's most talented team Thursday night at Cassell Coliseum.
Not what you would call ideal timing.
But this game against eighth-ranked...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 1:11 PM
Jeremy Lin took the inbounds pass from under the opponent's basket, raced upcourt and elevated for a contested 3-pointer. He absorbed significant contact, surely a foul, and launched a one-handed shot from about 25 feet.
Money. Game-winner. Bedlam....
| Jul 24, 2011
I am at the intersection of 8th Avenue and 33rd Street -- the intersection of glory and possibility -- in search of Gary McGhee's ankles. It has been four months now and still no sign.
Not a talocrural joint to be found anywhere.
After agonizing over...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 12:42 PM
There is no doubt Frank Shorter is the greatest U.S. men's marathoner ever.
And what better time than now to think about his stature - and that of all U.S. marathoners - with the U.S. Olympic marathon trials coming up Saturday in Houston?
So here is...
| Nov 20, 2011
| 4:49 PM
Anthony Santos used to work out at his gym in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood relatively unrecognized. Other than the gym’s Latino staff members, few ever noticed the Bronx native. That changed three years ago when ads featuring Santos —...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 8:26 AM
The day after Lockport native CM Punk won the WWE Championship at the Allstate Arena in mid-July, there were photos on TMZ of Punk celebrating with the title on the streets of Chicago. Not long after that, Punk was appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live&...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 6:42 AM
Here are some of the more notable box sets of the season in rock and pop:
Beatles, “Stereo Vinyl Box Set” (Capitol, $319): The Beatles’ core 14 albums are repackaged again, this time with vinyl connoisseurs in mind. Each remastered...