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Rebuilding tradition is a tough job

August 24, 2016 Tradition is one of those things you can't buy, borrow or steal. It takes a long time to build, even longer if you once had it, and are trying to get it back. more »»

Packers, Lions fans begin battle

August 17, 2016 It may be a few weeks away, but the ongoing battle between Upper Peninsula fans of the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers has already begun. more »»

Fans deserved better from NFL at HOF Game

August 10, 2016 CANTON, Ohio — I knew the game was canceled because I saw the updates on my phone. more »»

What else is next in 2016?

August 10, 2016 It has been said in this year of 2016, just about anything can happen. more »»

Thoughts on Twilight League

August 9, 2016 What a long, strange journey it has been. more »»

Favre made memories for everyone throughout career

August 5, 2016 Everyone has a Brett Favre memory. more »»

Blame this Olympics on Rio

August 3, 2016 Of all the Olympic games I've watched in a lifetime, the upcoming Rio Olympics probably has the least amount of interest. Forget that the Zika virus appears to be in full bloom in South America. more »»

Tigers must make some moves ASAP

July 27, 2016 If the Detroit Tigers want to make a serious run at the postseason this year, they must get active in the trading market. more »»

Summer basketball league: Make it happen

July 21, 2016 Baseball? Check. Fast-pitch softball? Yup. Slow-pitch softball? Of course. But you know what summer league is missing from the Copper Country? Basketball. more »»

Just like that, football is here

July 13, 2016 Maybe it's a testimony to advancing age, but it seems like the hockey and basketball seasons just ended. more »»

A legend is remembered

July 6, 2016 The Copper Country Twilight League has had many men who played a key role in its formatio. more »»


July 5, 2016 As I have mentioned in the past, I grew up playing sports. more »»

Is this the year sports jinxes end?

June 29, 2016 The early results, just like a political election, often mean little. But the preliminary indications are that some notable sports jinxes could come to an end this year. more »»

The torch always gets passed

June 22, 2016 At the U.P. All-Star Classic this past weekend, there was a symbolic moment before the boys basketball game began. It came when Gage Kreski of St. more »»

A funny game

June 21, 2016 I know I have said it before here, but I feel the need to say it again: Golf is a funny game. You just plain never know from day to day, week to week, month to month, what is going to happen. more »»

From rivals to friends

June 16, 2016 If you played high school sports, you had a rival. Their fans were the worst, some players riled you up and there was automatically an added electric atmosphere whenever you played them. more »»

Ali, Howe were true sports icons

June 15, 2016 In the past few days, the sports world has lost two true icons in Muhammad Ali and Gordie Howe. more »»

Tough travel takes bite out of Sharks

June 14, 2016 I want to start first by congratulating my favorite National Hockey League club, the San Jose Sharks, for competing in the most successful season in club history. They returned to the playoffs. more »»

Few things I learned my first year in the Copper Country

June 9, 2016 Der-whine.  That is how you pronounce my last name, which — through my first sports season as sports editor at the Daily Mining Gazette — with being in a new area, has led to the N. more »»

Pro sports seasons run too long

June 8, 2016 It's been an argument that I've staged for at least 30 years. Or at least since the National Hockey League and National Basketball League expanded their playoff formats. more »»



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