Monthly Archives: December 2015

If you could make your sports wish come true

If you could have any sports-related wish come true, what would it be? That was a question the New York Times asked readers recently, and it drew a huge response. Among my favorite responses were these: Reader David Rodriguez recalled … Continue reading

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Alligators, burglars and a fired football coach’s strange claim

Things are strange out there, folks. In Florida, a burglary suspect hid in a lake to evade police and was killed by an alligator. Police investigators found the hand and foot of 22-year-old Matthew Riggins inside an 11-foot-long alligator after … Continue reading

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Looking the other way while others suffer

“If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to abuse one.” That’s a line spoken by one of the characters in the deeply moving film “Spotlight.” The film depicts how a team of Boston Globe … Continue reading

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Downtown Sacramento needs housing before a soccer stadium

Given the prospect of  sucking up $46 million in public money, the promoters of a soccer stadium at the old railyard site would have us believe they will use their own money for the remaining $180 million cost. Does any … Continue reading

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When you’re the old guy on the court

I asked an aging basketball pal how things were going in the B league. He shrugged and said, with a touch of hesitation, that he wasn’t getting much playing time. “They see me as the old guy,” he said. “I … Continue reading

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