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  • Jesse Owens 1936 Berlin Olympics celebrates 75th anniversary

     
    It was 75 years ago today that Jesse Owens won his fourth gold medal in the 1936 Berlin Olympics and shamed Nazi leader Adolph Hitler....
  • FSU sprinter/jumper Ngoni Makusha earns Bowerman Award

     
    Florida State has some new hardware coming soon to Tallahassee. Sprinter and long-jumper Ngoni Makusha on Wednesday night earned collegiate track's highest individual honor when he was given the Bowerman Award at an event in San Antonio, Texas. Named...
  • Tuesday’s Highlights: 'Unforgettable' on CBS

     
    Tuesday’s Highlights: 'Unforgettable' on CBS...
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: The five things you need to know this morning.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We've been doing some pretty heavy-duty Olympic viewing around Casa de Capitol Ideas these last few days, so as we head into the final furlong before the weekend, it seemed only appropriate to look backward......
  • Champion

     
    Between the blog and my column, I've written several times about poet/playwright/composer/educator Edwin Romond of Wind Gap. I'm no poetry expert, but his themes and his words have touched me, over and over. I had the honor of introducing Romond......
  • 10 things you might not know about the Olympics

    10 things you might not know about the Olympics
    On Friday, the International Olympic Committee will decide whether the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics will be Chicago, Tokyo, Madrid or Rio de Janeiro. Here are 10 facts about the five-ring circus: 1. Olympic sites are chosen by secret ballot, so...
  • Part 1: 10 things you might not know about the South Side

    Part 1: 10 things you might not know about the South Side
    1. Why is the South Side neighborhood southeast of Pershing Road and Halsted Street called Canaryville? According to the "Encyclopedia of Chicago," the name may refer to "sparrows who populated the area at the end of the 19th century, feeding off...
  • 'Sweet Thunder' by Wil Haygood

    'Sweet Thunder' by Wil Haygood
    When I was a young boxing writer, I once was invited to watch historic fight films with a small group that included Sugar Ray Robinson, by then long retired from the ring. Suffice to say, I was -- by several orders of magnitude -- the most ignorant...
  • Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz, Bob Costas chat

     
    Click below for a transcript of Bob Costas' joint interview with Michael Phelps and Mark Spitz last night.......
  • ESPN promotes South Dakota tourism or something

     
    ESPN's latest "Mt. Rushmore of Sports" release doesn't make much more sense to me than the last one. It appears Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Joe Namath and Manhasset's own Jim Brown will represent New York in this feature. I'm not......
  • Branch Rickey discusses a new baseball league

     
    Looking forward to reading Michael Shapiro's new book, "Bottom of the Ninth," about the pivotal period between the departures from New York of the Dodgers and Giants and the arrival of the Mets, including the attempt to launch a......