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It probably has not taken long for anyone who reads my writing to know I prefer basketball to football. And yes, I know football season is still kicking with some major games but with the season starting on the hardwood this week, I thought it would be a good time to encourage all high schoo…

Sadly, we are at the halfway point of the NFL season and there are several teams in both conferences fighting for that coveted first overall seed and a bye week the first round of the playoffs along with home-field advantage throughout the postseason

In case you haven’t heard, there was a high school coach in New York who was suspended for his team defeating an opponent, 61-13.

The Cleveland Browns’ season has not gone according to plan. The team is a 2-6 disaster and the end doesn’t seem to be in sight. Prior to the 2019 NFL season the Cleveland Browns did a complete 180 as a franchise, trading and signing supreme talent to their roster with names like Odell Beckh…

I spend most of my life in the sports world whether covering football, playing basketball or watching soccer. And as much as I love sports, there are some instances in all that time that can make me cringe.

Many people would agree their years in high school were some of the best years of their lives — particularly those individuals who were members of a sports team or participated in other activities such as the marching band or debate team.

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The trade deadline for the NFL has come and gone, leaving most fans like me scratching our heads wondering what just happened. Up until the Tuesday deadline, the NFL offseason and six weeks of the season experienced blockbuster trades the NFL has yet to see up to date. Odell Beckham Jr., Jal…

The disappointment of Auburn losing to LSU for the 10th straight time in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was magnified Saturday by the incredible performance of Kevin Steele’s defense.

Auburn versus LSU — there is no match up in college football that produces the drama, craziness and overall tomfoolery as this game. Most years this contest is a barnburner (and in 1996 there was even a literal burning barn backdrop).

The New England Patriots are 7-0 again. Tom Brady has been solid — but not perfect, but he usually never is this early. Brady has somewhat of a pass though. With Rob Gronkowski retiring, Josh Gordon injured and Antonio Brown governing Crazyville, the Patriots have had to rely on their runnin…

The last two seasons for the Wetumpka football have been two of the most successful seasons in the program’s history. But despite being one of the best teams in Class 6A across the state, there were some clear gaps between Wetumpka and the other top-tier programs.

The second-quarter play seemed rather innocuous at the time. When Alabama’s Tua Tagvailoa was sacked for a minor loss, there was no writhing in pain from the star quarterback. In fact, he actually took another snap.

“This is a major problem for the NCAA,” California Gov. Gavin Newsom said. “It’s going to initiate other states to introduce similar legislation. And it’s going to change college sports for the better by having now the interests of the athletes on par with the interests of the universities.”

The Carolina Panthers drafted Cam Newton with the first overall pick of the 2011 NFL draft. Newton has been a standout talent since his youth. A three-sport athlete as a youngster, Newton gave up baseball and basketball at 14 to pursue a career in football.

We are at the halfway mark of the college football season, so what better time to re-evaluate my preseason prognostications?

 The NFL season is officially a quarter of the way over (sadly) and with a new season comes new household names that pop up out of nowhere and also familiar names that add to their legacies or bring them down.

I hear plenty of reasons on why people do not like watching baseball. It’s too slow. The baseballs are juiced. The season is too long. Pitchers shouldn’t be hitting. (That last one is courtesy of me and all of my American League fans.)

Last Saturday, Alabama flexed its offensive muscles in a way that would make the Hulk blush. Tua Tagovailoa was deadly accurate and Devonta Smith was extraordinarily X-Box-ish. Those two made records fall like an earthquake in Motown.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is becoming a household name faster than anyone not named Odell Beckham Jr. and he’s on his way to being the greatest quarterback the game of football has ever seen on any level.

During a ho-hum preseason game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears, ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted, “Andrew Luck just made it official — he’s retiring, and emotional about it.”

Over the last two weeks, Friday nights filled with fantastic football games were overshadowed by some strong disagreement of calls. A week after Dadeville thought it made a game-winning field goal at the last second, Wetumpka did not get the benefit of a flag thrown when a deep ball fell inc…

Over the weekend, Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger — the most accomplished quarterback of the 2000s who isn’t named Tom Brady — went down for the season with an elbow tear, killing any hope of a Steelers Super Bowl for 2019.

The No. 8 Auburn Tigers (3-0) will travel to College Station, Texas, this weekend and take on the No. 17 Texas A&M Aggies (2-1). It will be the eighth meeting between the two teams since A&M joined the conference in 2012.

Antonio Brown has been in the new cycle constantly for the past month and periodically over the past year for his antics on and off the football field. He has committed acts of selfishness whether it consists of temper tantrums, frostbite on his feet or calling out coaches and teammates on s…

The Auburn Tigers are 2-0 on the season and ranked No. 8 in the country by the Associated Press. They are also one of only six teams in the nation with a quality win over a top-25 opponent. 

As a diehard Philadelphia Eagles fan, it gives me physical pain talking about the Dallas Cowboys, mainly from gritting my teeth when I have to use their name or the heartbreak they cause me once — sometimes twice — a year. However, my job is to be unbiased when it comes to the NFL and I am a…

The lexicon of sports is full of wonderfully awful clichés like: “We have to play them one game at a time,” and “We must win the line of scrimmage” and “That guy really gives 110%.”