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NASCAR faces decline in fans, has no answers

NASCAR faces decline in fans, has no answers

From empty seats at the tracks to dwindling numbers watching at home, NASCAR has a popularity problem.
That’s undeniable.
What’s not so clear is why this sport, which was supposed to be America’s next big thing, has stalled in recent years. Oh sure, plenty of explanations have been floated, from tedious races ... (full story)


Blockbuster arrests not shocking to college hoops followers

Blockbuster arrests not shocking to college hoops followers

PHOENIX (AP) — Top-level basketball recruits played in gyms across Las Vegas over the summer, their final shot to impress college coaches during a live-recruiting period.
Around the same time in July, an undercover FBI agent was in a Sin City hotel room where more than $12,000 changed hands, money earmarked for influencing ... (full story)


Three favorite Buckeye Trail hikes

To me, autumn has always been the time to slow down, take a step back, reflect on life, to change lanes so to speak. It’s just the perfect point in the year to reinvigorate both mind and body with something that’s soul soothing. For me that means hiking.
Which brings me to this week’s column, my three favorite h ... (full story)


Suspended Gordon details drug use, hopes for NFL comeback

Suspended Gordon details drug use, hopes for NFL comeback

CLEVELAND (AP) — Revealing he was scared for his life amid another drug relapse, suspended Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is making his case to be reinstated by the NFL.
Gordon detailed years of substance use, the depths of his addiction and his determination to turn his life around during a 13-minute video released last ... (full story)


Basketball probe casts harsh light on college game

Rick Pitino accomplished at least one thing before being unceremoniously dumped by the University of Louisville.
He set the going market rate for five-star prospects in college basketball.
Turns out it’s a cool $100,000, doled out through your favorite shoe company in four convenient payments. A bargain, really, consider ... (full story)