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When someone who can easily knock my head off with one punch suggests something, I tend to listen.
If there was ever a shiny, polished trophy designated for Northwest Indiana's greatest "wrestling family," it would go to the Petrov clan of Cedar Lake.
Josh Crouch has some advice for anyone who buys a ticket to Friday's One In A Million Boxing Inc. show at the Hammond Civic Center.
Miguel "Macho" Hernandez might have some Brett Favre in him.
CHICAGO | Save the Heimlich maneuver for another team. The Blackhawks clutched their throats, but it was a false alarm.
Tyree Ortiz has ducked under the proverbial yellow tape and entered dangerous territory.
More and more these days professional athletes are invading your TV, and their intrusion is no longer limited to game days.
CHICAGO | The Swingin' Seniors aren't ready to hang up their dancing shoes just yet.
INDIANAPOLIS | Brad Stevens is the LeBron James of college basketball coaches.
INDIANAPOLIS | It's the end of March Madness as we know it, and I don't feel fine.
INDIANAPOLIS | Some people tried to label Butler as a Cinderella story earlier in the NCAA tournament, but the slipper didn't fit.
INDIANAPOLIS | Entering the NCAA tournament's national semifinal game between Butler and Michigan State, many of the coaches and players involved warned reporters not to believe the hype.
INDIANAPOLIS | Here's a question you might see on a standardized test for college basketball fans:
A couple weeks ago, TV network Animal Planet announced former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson will star in a new reality show about the sport of pigeon racing.
No longer will a stinkin' coin flip be the all-important factor in an NFL playoff game.
College basketball's madness will be in full swing starting today, but Purdue fans have been pacing back and forth, yanking their hair out and muttering obscenities to themselves since this past Sunday night.
MICHIGAN CITY | There's a reason the Munster boys basketball team advanced to its second consecutive regional championship game Saturday night, and it has less to do with talent than you might think.
Schererville resident Ed Reising feels as if he's been stood up by his favorite professional sports franchise.
Before I forget about high school wrestling until next winter, there's still some news from the 2009-10 season begging to be discussed.
GREENWOOD | Crown Point's wrestlers didn't hang their heads.
I couldn't help but think of a memorable scene from "The Karate Kid" this past week when I received a slew of e-mails and phone calls about a notable scheduling change to One In A Million Boxing Inc.'s "Fight Night 2010."
If you've had enough of Danica Patrick lately, Tony Raines feels your pain.
Since taking over as One In A Million Boxing Inc.'s new president and CEO in August, Tyree Ortiz has vowed to elevate his fighters' careers by testing them against quality competition.
The NCAA is akin to a character in a horror movie who's on the verge of turning the wrong corner and encountering a bogeyman with a bad attitude.
If the Colts defeat the New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl XLIV on Sunday, I know of at least two grown men who'll be bawling like infants.
INDIANAPOLIS | With a Haitian flag draped around his shoulder pads, Pierre Garcon resembled a caped superhero as he ran off the field at Lucas Oil Stadium.
INDIANAPOLIS | The frustration, anger and hatred still exists.
Danny Johnson made the most of his opportunity when he was inserted into Munster's lineup this past Saturday at the ninth annual Lake County Wrestling Championship.
Standing 6-foot-10 with a dirty-blond mullet and a thick mustache that stretched across his often-scowling face, Randy Johnson was not someone you'd ever want to encounter in a dark alley.
So the Colts won't finish this season with a perfect record.
Professional basketball has changed quite a bit since Lew Wallace graduate Tellis Frank was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the first round of the 1987 NBA draft.
I'm 25 years old, and I'm already turning into a grumpy old man.
Whew. The 2009 prep football season was quite a ride.
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick's risky decision this past Sunday night became the hottest topic of sports-related discussion seemingly everywhere the following day.
LOWELL | With Lowell senior running back Brandon Grubbe setting records this season like it's his job, it's easy to overlook one of the main sources of the Red Devils' success this decade.
When you hear chatter about the Purdue men's basketball team, most of it's centered around junior forward Robbie Hummel.
Lowell's an old-school football program with old-school fans.
LOWELL | If your nickname is "Grandpa," it's probably safe to assume you're an old-school guy.
ROSEMONT | There are more reasons to "Boiler Up" if you're a Purdue men's basketball fan than there are reasons to get a flu shot if you're someone with a pulse.
If you've been to a local cross country meet during the past few years, you've noticed Lake Central senior Dana Payonk. After all, how could you possibly miss her?
A WNBA biography page of 1994 Lew Wallace graduate Angela Hamblin-Blakely was bookmarked in an Internet browser on my laptop.
When One In A Million Inc. boxing promoter Octavius James died unexpectedly on July 24, he left this world with some unfinished business.
The Crown Point girls cross country team stole the show last weekend by winning its first Duneland Athletic Conference title.
Hammond native Eric Jakubowski has been involved with boxing for most of his life, so it's not difficult for him to identity the favorite and underdog in a particular fight.
During her first month of college, recent Munster graduate Mary Hill has had a unique chance to unleash some timely bragging rights.
Ask anyone what's the first thing that comes to mind when he or she hears "Gary football."
It's not uncommon for high school coaches to proclaim their teams have been blessed with the presence of "the hardest working kid."
As Mickey Morandini plopped down to watch TV Sunday night, his name instantly became the answer to a new trivia question.
The only people who usually stay up as late as sportswriters are college students and vampires.
The local boxing scene took a devastating blow when noted promoter Octavius James died on July 24, and the sport's future in Northwest Indiana has been in doubt ever since.
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