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Part of the charm of going to a professional sporting event is watching the insane antics of the team mascot. With so many crazy and unique mascots out there, I decided to put together a list of what I felt are among the best North American sports mascots. For this list, I stuck with profess…

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The 23rd annual AHSAA summer conference is upon us this week as administrators, coaches and players converge in Montgomery for practices, games and other events across nine different sports. Eight of those sports focus on upcoming seniors, giving them an extra opportunity for exposure to col…

Ever since the final whistle of Sunday’s World Cup final, I don’t think I have stopped being in a good mood. Despite the U.S. men’s soccer team losing to Mexico in the Gold Cup final that same night, the feeling of seeing the women’s national team win back-to-back world titles is something t…

I can still remember that moment as a little kid in El Paso, Texas. We took the field against our opponents, the Red Raiders, a team from a different league. As I chased down a Red Raider who was looking to score, I noticed something unusual — it was a girl. She eventually passed the ball to…

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As the 2004 Major League Baseball season was winding down, the league officially announced the Montreal Expos would be relocating in the offseason, becoming the Washington Nationals. That brought baseball back to the nation’s capital for the first since the second incarnation of the Senators…

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One year. 365 days. 8,760 hours. 525,600 minutes. Too many seconds to count.

Some of the best high school sports teams have something very similar in common, and that’s a strong feeder program. If you look at the powerhouses around the state and even into other states, you’ll notice all of them have good youth programs and usually the high school coaches are involved…

As some of you may remember from a column I wrote last summer for The Outlook’s sports pages, I consider myself to be a pretty big fan of the Canadian Football League. With its wide open passing attacks and multitude of rules that make it different from American football, like the rouge and …

Last week, a video I have seen hundreds of times was making its way around social media again. Sunday marked the ninth anniversary of Landon Donovan’s 91st minute winner against Algeria during the 2010 World Cup, which I consider my favorite sports moment of all time.

I left Auburn University as a student in 1998. Five men have served as president from that time until now — William Muse, William Walker, Ed Richardson, Jay Gogue and Steven Leath. That might sound like a lot, but it’s actually pretty typical among other major universities. 

There are two ways to tell it is mid-June in the South: One way is it’s so hot I don’t blame people for barely wearing clothes at Walmart and the other is most of the college football preview magazines are out. (Of course, you could just look at the calendar, too, but where’s the fun in that?)

For some draft days are full of disappointment. There’s a time when the final pick is called and your name was never heard. In some ways, that’s actually not so bad.

This past offseason, it was hard to argue the two biggest names on the MLB free agency block were Manny Machado and Bryce Harper. Predictions abounded San Diego, which landed Machado, would make a serious run for the western division of the National League, while Harper would be key in turni…

It is very rare for me to get excited about the end of a sports season. You have to start mentally preparing for how you will survive the entire offseason, whether that’s three months or eight months, without one of your daily activities.

It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a multifaceted column, so I’m going to take advantage of a slow week and drive around the neighborhood a little.

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Both the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs and the NBA Finals wrapped up this week, and with them brought a pair of new champions.

There has never been a time where I have regretted being a part of the sports world, whether it was as a journalist or just as a fan. There are too many beautiful things about sports between the walk-off homers, the Game 7s, the comebacks and all the personal stories for any athlete willing …

Some of this year’s most exciting baseball starts this weekend, as the final eight teams left standing take the field in Omaha, Nebraska for the NCAA College World Series. Over the course of nearly two weeks, college baseball fans will be treated to some of the most spectacular matchups in t…

While Auburn University competes in 12 different sports that are sanctioned by the NCAA, the three major sports that make the most money and have the greatest following are football, basketball and baseball. I’m sure there are individuals who love track and field or tennis or even equestrian…

Somehow it has been almost four years since the last Women’s World Cup match was played but I can still vividly remember every moment of that day. I was getting ready to watch the USA women’s national soccer team play in the final against Japan as we looked for revenge from the loss in the 2…

The Southeastern Conference is finally allowing alcohol sales in its member schools’ stadiums. Although the drinks will include only beer and wine under very strict conditions, some people think the conference has gone too far. I don’t think it has gone far enough.

As another Memorial Day weekend has wrapped up, it has been a little bit harder for me to focus on what is going on in the sports world as instead I’ve been thinking of those who answered our country’s call. With this in mind, I hope you all will forgive me for writing a column that is not 1…

There has been a long list of powerhouse college football games announced for future seasons — Oklahoma versus Nebraska, LSU taking on Clemson and Alabama against Notre Dame, just to name a few — all in beloved, traditional home-and-home series.

As the spring sports schedule started winding down, I have to admit I got a little bit excited knowing I was going to have some nights to myself without work for a while. Between baseball, softball and soccer, there was very little time for rest.

You know how in the old Scooby-Doo cartoons when the gang was chasing the ghost/monster, it almost always ended up in a hallway with a bunch of doors, running in and out of them like crazy and never coming out of the same door they went in? That’s what it looks like in my mind all the time. …

After suffering through approximately an hour and a half of the horribly disappointing finale of “Game of Thrones” series, I spent some time wondering how on God’s green Westeros would I be able to tie this show in with some type of sports article.

I’ve been in Alexander City for more than two years and spent two great summers here, but there’s still so much I haven’t done. The life of a sports editor is a busy one; I’m constantly running from one event to another, trying to cover all our area sports as best as possible and attempting …

Whenever a team wins a championship, the expectations placed upon it grow higher when the next season rolls around. At the same time, some teams experience championship hangover, where the start of said next season sees the defending champion playing rather sluggishly, seemingly still coming…

If you haven’t realized it by now, I exhausted my allotment of creativity about three years ago. If it weren’t for blatantly obvious current events and the constant rehashing of old ideas, my column would conspicuously resemble blank paper.

Vegas put out its incredibly early over-under win totals for most of college football for 2019 recently.

If the Major League Baseball season were to end today, the best record in all of baseball would belong not to any of the teams experts believed would have held this honor, but instead would go to the Tampa Bay Rays.