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Jim Litke

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Past articles by Jim:

The half-dozen times sports made you smile in 2018

Sports contributed plenty of the same old agita this year — bad bets, empty boasts, taunts, tiffs and scuffles, plus the occasional riot — but its fair share of wry → Read More

The half-dozen times sports made you smile in 2018

Sports contributed plenty of the same old agita this year — bad bets, empty boasts, taunts, tiffs and scuffles, plus the occasional riot — but its fair share of wry smiles, too. There were courageous losers, random acts of kindness and a handful of wins handled with such grace it made you want to get up and dance. Whoever called March mad never dreamed a 98-year-old nun would steal the show at… → Read More

The half-dozen times sports made you smile in 2018

Sports had its usual agita in 2018, but also its moments when you couldn't help but smile. → Read More

The half-dozen times sports made you smile in 2018

Sports contributed plenty of the same old agita this year — bad bets, empty boasts, taunts, tiffs and scuffles, plus the occasional riot — but its fair share of wry smiles, too. There were courageous losers, random acts of kindness and a handful of wins handled with such grace it made you... → Read More

Sports in 2018: Long on hype, short on new faces, suspense

If you liked the spectacle that was Mayweather-McGregor, you're going to love 2018. The coming year in sports will be long on hype, short on fresh faces, and just like Floyd Mayweather Jr. taking his sweet time to dismantle Conor McGregor, shorter still on suspense by the end. We'll see a few favorites do what they do well: Alabama, Serena Williams, the New England Patriots, Golden State… → Read More

Sports in 2018: Long on hype, short on new faces, suspense

If you liked the spectacle that was Mayweather-McGregor, you're going to love 2018. The coming year in sports will be long on hype, short on fresh faces, and just like Floyd Mayweather Jr. taking his sweet time to dismantle Conor McGregor, shorter still on suspense by the end. We'll see... → Read More

Column: Russia's Olympic ban in name only: No flag for you!

Russia has been banned from Pyeongchang Olympics in name only, despite most audacious state-sponsored doping scheme since the heyday of the former East Germany → Read More

Umpire admits he missed controversial foul tip call in Game 4

Cubs manager Joe Maddon turned out to be right. Even the umpire said so, later. → Read More

Cubs' Maddon tossed again in NLCS; ump admits he missed call

Cubs manager Joe Maddon turned out to be right. Even the umpire said so, later. Maddon's prize? He got ejected for the second time in the NL Championship Series. At least he'll get one more day in the dugout. Chicago reliever Wade Davis struck out Curtis Granderson on the next pitch... → Read More

Texans' chance to show Houston was knocked down but not out

HOUSTON (AP) - Memories won't feed a family or rebuild their house, which is why the first thing J.J. Watt brought back to his adopted hometown in the wake of Hurricane Harvey was $28 million in contributions. A week earlier, the Texans' All-Pro defender stood at the head of a line miles-long stretch of cars, handing out food and emergency supplies to families that lost everything. Scenes like… → Read More

Texans' chance to show Houston was knocked down but not out

HOUSTON (AP) - Memories won't feed a family or rebuild their house, which is why the first thing J.J. Watt brought back to his adopted hometown in the wake of Hurricane Harvey was $28 million in contributions. A week earlier, the Texans' All-Pro defender stood at the head of a line miles-long stretch of cars, handing out food and emergency supplies to families that lost everything. Scenes like… → Read More

Texans' chance to show Houston was knocked down but not out

Memories won't feed a family or rebuild their house, which is why the first thing J.J. Watt brought back to his adopted hometown in the wake of Hurricane Harvey was $28 million in contributions. A week earlier, the Texans' All-Pro defender stood at the head of a line miles-long stretch of... → Read More

Texans’ chance to show Houston was knocked down but not out

Memories won’t feed a family or rebuild their house, which is why the first thing J.J. Watt brought back to his adopted hometown in the wake of Hurricane Harvey was $28 million in contributions. → Read More

MLS All-Stars get chance to make statement vs Real Madrid

The MLS All-Stars won seven of their last dozen matches against world soccer's top-tier clubs, yet they'll be decided underdogs against Real Madrid. → Read More

PSU coach Franklin has one eye on present, other on future

After restoring Penn State football's reputation, coach James Franklin casts a long glance down the road → Read More

Meyer has Ohio State running like Fortune 500 juggernaut

Urban Meyer looks like the CEO of a Fortune 500 juggernaut for good reason → Read More

Meyer has Ohio State running like Fortune 500 juggernaut

Urban Meyer looks like the CEO of a Fortune 500 juggernaut for good reason. → Read More

Kang zeroes in on first pro win _ and it would be major

Danielle Kang won back-to-back majors as an amateur yet she's never cracked the winner's circle in her half-dozen years as a pro. The 24-year-old Californian took a big step in the right direction, grabbing a share of the second-round lead in the morning wave Friday at the KPMG Women's PGA... → Read More

Kang zeroes in on first pro win — and it would be major

Danielle Kang won back-to-back majors as an amateur yet she’s never cracked the winner’s circle in her half-dozen years as a pro. → Read More

Kang leads in hunt for first pro win — and it would be major

Danielle Kang won back-to-back majors as an amateur yet she’s never cracked the winner’s circle in her half-dozen years as a pro. → Read More