Tag: sports

There’s more to gain from sports than diagramming a play or learning the proper way to throw a curveball, Jarred Latta notes. Take failure, for example. “Failure is inevitable, in sports and in life,” Latta…

LOS ANGELES — Kenny Smith got the idea while watching his son in the backyard. It happened earlier this summer, when the two-time NBA champion and TNT broadcaster saw his son, K.J., a senior guard…

Dear Carolyn: My 8-year-old shared that his teammate told the team he “only plays baseball so his dad will like him.” When you watch the kid play, it is clear he is desperate for his…

The spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has put a damper on Iola Recreation Department’s spring activities. All activities are currently postponed until April 1, and no decision has been made for the summer activities.  Iola…

Sports isn’t just a diversion for Americans. It’s a connection. It binds us as lovers of the double steal, the buzzer-beating three-pointer, the slap shot off the crossbar and into the back of the net.…

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Roger Federer arrives for his interview at the precise appointed time, steering his white sedan into a parking spot in an industrial area dotted by art galleries about 15…

The inspiring victory of our Women’s World Cup soccer team took me back to my days coaching girls’ 13-16 softball in the late 1970s. I coached some tremendous athletes. However, the opportunity to maximize their…

Legalizing sports gambling in Kansas seemed like a safe bet earlier this year. It’s a new source of tax dollars and enjoys bipartisan support. Yet so far, attempts to advance a sports gambling bill have…

Next week marks the kickoff of the 2019 spring sports season and after a very successful 2018 which brought a state championship for Iola baseball, a state tournament appearance for Humboldt baseball and multiple state…

Due to ongoing cold and icy conditions, all area schools canceled school on Friday which also led to the cancelation of all sports and events that evening. Below is a list of the postponements and…