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Winners and Losers. The big winners in Week 16 were the Saints , Patriots, Cowboys , Seahawks and Ravens. The big losers were the Steelers, Dolphins, Chiefs and Texans.

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer December 24, 2018

Santa is arriving soon and hopefully if you wanted something bad enough and expressed it in a pleasing manner it appeared.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist December 23, 2018

A live mouse in your Cracker Jack. Mouse droppings in a bag of cookies. Cockroaches in food storage rooms. Welcome to Coors Field in Denver, home of the Colorado Rockies.

You know life has been pretty dog gone good to you when you get near Christmas and you’re asked what you’d like and you really don’t need or really want anything. Well, maybe it’d be fun to be 22 years old and be one of the top tennis players in the world, but that was only a dream then just like it still is today.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist December 17, 2018

After a fitful night’s sleep, we discussed our options.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist December 13, 2018

Cue the violins and pass the hankies, Lance Armstrong is unhappy with his life.

As we prepare for the new 2019 Rules of Golf, I want to discuss four rules with you. The first one, I consider a negative, while the last three, if enforced by the PGA and LPGA Tours will, I am sure, lead to their improved pace of play.

By John Gunby Sr., Courier Columnist December 5, 2018

A second sports league has settled a concussion lawsuit brought by retired players, but that won’t end the litigation or the discussion of health- related issues associated with concussions.

How many of you tennis players have made it through a whole tennis match and not said something that sounded like an excuse?

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist December 3, 2018
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I suppose, if you had no idea that an escaped convict was on the loose where you were planning to hike alone for four days, you might just be considered unlucky when he walked into your wilderness camp. But knowing it and going on as originally planned, makes words like dumb come to mind.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist November 28, 2018

“Warning, warning, escaped convict ahead. Danger, danger, do not proceed. Do not pack, do not collect your gear.”

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist November 28, 2018
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NASCAR wrapped up its 71st season last week and although series winner Joey Logano had reason to celebrate, the same can’t be said for the governing.

What makes a Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Serena Williams, Steffi Graf? An Agassi, Sampras, Evert or Navratilova - all exceptional champions in the world of tennis.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist November 26, 2018

In 2019, there will be a new procedure for dropping a ball. Your ball must be let go from knee height and fall through the air without touching any part of your body or equipment before it hits the ground.

By John Gunby Sr., Courier Columnist November 25, 2018
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The winner between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson might be the least relevant aspect of their Friday night match in Las Vegas.

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer November 20, 2018

Bill James, often referred to as the father of analytics, has made significant contributions to baseball over a period of four decades. Now a senior advisor to the Boston Red Sox, James recently created a Twitter firestorm by saying, “If the players all retired tomorrow, we would replace them, the game would go on; in three years it would make no difference whatsoever. The players are NOT the game, any more than the beer vendors are.”

Ever had to find a doubles partner to play in an event or league match? It’s like asking someone out on a date, a bit scary and uncomfortable.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist November 19, 2018
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Remember John Denver singing, “Leaving on a jet plane …?” I can count the number of times I’ve traveled to a hike via a jet plane on one hand. Perhaps you’ve done so more often. It comes down to what you have more of, time or money.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist November 15, 2018

The United States Olympic Committee has finally responded to the most horrific sex abuse scandal – in terms of the sheer number of victims - in sports history.

People like to be able to depend on what’s going to take place and for some it might even seem a bit repetitive.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist November 12, 2018

I am strongly suggesting that all golf clubs and courses get to work right now on marking their golf courses, having new Rule Books available, educating their players and developing their local rules to coincide with the new Rules of Golf that go in effect on January 1st.

By John Gunby Sr., Courier Columnist November 7, 2018

Embarrassing. Disgraceful. Shameful. Dysfunctional. Pathetic. Those are the words that come to mind when describing the fiasco that unfolded at the University of Maryland last week.

Sometimes you just can’t seem to get the answers for the questions you have and for me I have quite a few in the realm of tennis. A few of these questions may never have answers, while others it’ll just take some time yet to get them.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist November 5, 2018
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Things go bump in the night, right? Perhaps that’s why headlamps were much in use when I got to the trailhead at 5 a.m.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist October 31, 2018

The New York Mets have settled on Brodie Van Wagenen to fill their General Manager position, resurrecting a debate on whether it’s appropriate or ethical for a sports agent to go from representing players to being their boss.

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