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Little League's second 75 years may be more challenging than its first

Little League's second 75 years may be more challenging than its first

This Friday was the 75th anniversary of the first Little League game ever played. To put that in greater perspective, that's only 38 years removed from the last Cubs World Series title.

June 06, 2014 10:00 pm
‘Hands up’ has a different meaning for Mulder in startling comeback try

‘Hands up’ has a different meaning for Mulder in startling comeback try

While baseball is typically a game of inches, Mark Mulder has discovered it’s more like two feet, or the distance between his mid-section and his face.

January 12, 2014 6:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: 1955 hoops game made history for U.S., Indiana

GUEST COMMENTARY: 1955 hoops game made history for U.S., Indiana

The weekend of Nov. 29 was a watershed moment for celebrating great high school basketball in the Hoosier state.

January 07, 2014 12:00 am

JOHN DOHERTY: Uneven RTP after ACL in NBA

Contrary to what the talking heads on ESPN said over the weekend, Derrick Rose did not suffer another torn “ligament” or a torn “medical” meniscus.

November 25, 2013 5:45 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Crucial for coaches to care for selves

It's just more than three years since I last wrote about this topic, but with the circumstances of the last two weeks, it demands attention again.

November 11, 2013 9:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: No denying Frontline's concussion concern

This column was supposed to be a follow-up to last week's regarding mental health issues among collegiate athletes. However, recent events sometimes have a way of taking over one's best laid plans.

October 07, 2013 9:00 pm
QBs: In pocket or on the move?

QBs: In pocket or on the move?

Safety is in the pocket.

September 01, 2013 6:00 pm
Offensive advances change middle linebacker mold

Offensive advances change middle linebacker mold

Butkus. Nitschke. Lambert. Singletary.

September 01, 2013 6:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: No capping the football season at its start

Late last month the Times received a press release from the Atlanta manufacturer of Guardian Cap, “a device that was invented to reduce helmet collision momentum transfer.”

August 05, 2013 5:45 pm
Twitter takes on McGary

Twitter takes on McGary

The Twitterverse caught region fever Monday afternoon, exploding with the hashtag #mcgarysonofnorris.

April 08, 2013 4:30 pm Photos

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Crusaders take a day to relax after clinching NCAA tournament berth

Crusaders take a day to relax after clinching NCAA tournament berth

VALPARAISO | The lights were out, doors were locked and all was quiet at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Wednesday afternoon.

March 13, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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Crusaders net another ESPN appearance

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso men’s basketball has gotten to the point where a nationally televised game doesn’t move the needle quite as much as it used to.

February 04, 2013 7:29 pm
Te'o provides answers, but more may be asked

Te'o provides answers, but more may be asked

NEW YORK | Manti Te'o tried to put one of the strangest sports stories in memory behind him, insisting he was the target of an elaborate online hoax in which he fell for a fake woman created by pranksters, then admitting his own lies made the bizarre ordeal worse.

January 19, 2013 9:30 pm
Dr. Lou examines how Irish, Crimson Tide match up

Dr. Lou examines how Irish, Crimson Tide match up

The statistic — the one that proclaims Notre Dame's defense the stingiest in the country with its 10.3 points per-game average — makes a strong case standing on its own.

January 06, 2013 11:00 pm
ESPN’s Pollack: Notre Dame not yet among elite

ESPN’s Pollack: Notre Dame not yet among elite

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. | David Pollack isn't a naysayer when it comes to Notre Dame and whether the football program should expect to be in the conversation of the nation's best teams over the next few years.

January 04, 2013 9:45 pm
A year later, some like Christmas NBA start better

A year later, some like Christmas NBA start better

NEW YORK | Doc Rivers left home for the holiday, lost the game, and loved every minute of it.

December 26, 2012 7:15 pm

NFL INSIDER: Bears in do-or-die territory

It's the time of year when the men are separated from the boys in the NFL.

December 06, 2012 6:00 pm

Inspiring ESPN documentary filmed at region's Pinnacle Hospital

CROWN POINT | Local viewers watching an ESPN documentary about the inspiring story of injured former Rutgers’ football player Eric LeGrand today may recognize some familiar surroundings.

October 07, 2012 12:00 am

JOHN DOHERTY: ESPN football series a puzzle whose pieces don't fit

Last week, ESPN presented a “cross-platform” series entitled “Football at a Crossroads.” Using its broadcasts, webpage, and magazines, the sports media giant attempted to examine health issues at all levels of the sport.

September 03, 2012 7:16 pm

Valparaiso to host Northern Illinois on ESPN at 7 a.m.

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso basketball fans will have a decision to make in mid-November: set the alarm clocks or pull an all-nighter.

July 11, 2012 6:50 pm
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