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Teammates and opponents, coaches and NFL executives, even most fans recognize that Tom Brady has nothing left to prove.

By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer January 6, 2020
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Being the second day of the New Year, many of us have already broken one or more of our resolutions. Here are some (not all) golf resolutions that I think all of us could keep, every day of the year.

Give NBA Commissioner Adam Silver credit. From the day he succeeded David Stern he has been pushing the envelope, proposing one novel idea after another in an effort to keep the league relevant.

It’s the last day of 2019 and yes, it’s winter - but still warm enough to go out in a blaze of glory on the tennis court with a high temperature of around 45 degrees today.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist December 31, 2019

Holidays are filled with memories, good and bad.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist December 25, 2019

Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have reportedly reached an agreement to remove marijuana from the list of banned substances for Minor Leaguers.

“Twas the day before Christmas”... and this time of year certainly brings all kinds of wonderful memories for everyone, not to mention a New Year around the corner and a new decade to enjoy and plan starting 2020.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist December 23, 2019

We have previously discussed some Christmas gift ideas for golfers, mainly adults. Let’s explore how you can give a child a present that lasts a lifetime and will be one of the most beneficial gifts you will ever give them as a parent or coach or mentor.

By John Gunby Sr., Courier Columnist December 18, 2019

Holiday hiking might involve a walk down memory lane. But, for now, let’s consider another holiday experience which is pressing upon us, hustle and bustle.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist December 11, 2019

If the thought of visiting a dentist makes you cringe, you’re not alone.

With only nineteen more shopping days until Christmas, I would like to discuss what a golfer might or might not need and want. That way, Santa can bring the best gifts this year that your favorite golfer (or you) will appreciate.

By John Gunby Sr., Courier Columnist December 4, 2019

During last month’s General Managers meetings, Jeff Luhnow of the Houston Astros was reportedly shunned by his fellow GM’s. For good reason.

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is known for many things. It’s a showcase of exceptional Sonoran Desert flora.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist November 29, 2019

We may have witnessed the nadir in a drama known as Colin Kaepernick vs. the NFL.

Twelve years ago Tournament Director Josh Bates created a money tennis tournament held at the Village Racquet and Health Club on Camelback and 44th Street in Phoenix, that has become a premier tennis event for players in the Southwest and beyond for all levels of play.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist November 25, 2019

It looks like we are mostly done with our warm days and now we face some weather challenges, especially if we love to live here and don’t want to travel to play golf in warmer temperatures (and higher greens fees).

By John Gunby Sr., Courier Columnist November 20, 2019

Baseball’s offseason is referred to as the Hot Stove League, a phrase first used in 1886 in “Spirit of the Times.” It refers to baseball fans gathering around a hot stove during the cold winter months discussing their favorite baseball teams and players.

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist November 13, 2019

The word sportsmanship is synonymous with playing games fairly and treating opponents with respect. Among the unwritten rules is not running up the score on a defenseless or already beaten opponent.

Suggestions on how to shorten the game of tennis from what it’s been in the past is starting to gain more and more traction and it may be warranted.

May I be frank with you? Or Wayne, or Chuck, or Roger? Seriously, we all have an ego. You would love to hit that little golf ball farther than you do.

By John Gunby Sr., Courier Columnist November 6, 2019

“Let’s do Mt. Whitney,” my daughter said. (Another item on her bucket list). Great, but with only two weeks’ notice, a number of challenges presented themselves, like getting permits.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist October 30, 2019

A civil case currently underway in Stockton, California against U.S.A. Swimming clearly shows the “new” governing body is the same as the old governing body.

Recently professional tennis has had an explosion of tennis news that enthusiasts want to hear and keep up with.

By Chris Howard, Courier Columnist October 28, 2019

Most of us learned the traditional method of chipping. I was a very good chipper when I practiced and played a lot. But in the golf management business, I rarely had time to practice or play. And my chipping skills suffered.

By John Gunby Sr., Courier Columnist October 23, 2019

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