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 By Will Korn    Sports    December 11, 2014

Talking Sports: My farewell to the Sun-Telegraph and to Sidney

“It is simply the nature of the journalism and news industry that requires one to always be prepared for change at any moment.” This is one of the best nuggets of advice my journalism professors always reminded me of when I was an undergrad at UT...

 
 By Will Korn    Sports    December 4, 2014

Talking Sports: College football playoffs need to expand to 16 teams

In the last two years, college football has made tremendous progress by changing the way a national champion is decided. For 15 years, the notorious Bowl Championship Series system had produced several flawed champions – most notably in 2007, when...

 
 By Will Korn    Sports    October 23, 2014

Talking Sports - One man's view: 2014-15 NBA season preview

Here’s how I see the 2014-15 NBA season playing out. For the sake of brevity, I’ve listed only teams that I think will make the playoffs, followed by my playoff predictions. EASTERN CONFERENCE 1. Cleveland Cavaliers: The Cleveland Heat? Might as...

 
 By Will Korn    Sports    October 16, 2014

Talking Sports: Long term, the NBA could benefit from a shortened season

Two future first ballot NBA hall-of-famers – Dirk Nowitzki and LeBron James – are both in favor of a shortened regular season. The NBA has played an 82-game season since 1967, when the San Diego Rockets and Seattle Supersonics joined the league...

 
 By Will Korn    Sports    October 9, 2014

Talking Sports - LCS previews: expect both AL and NL series to go the distance

We just don’t learn, do we? For the last five seasons, Major League Baseball’s postseason has been teaching us the same lesson over and over: talent doesn’t guarantee anything in the playoffs. This October, the biggest boys have fallen. The...

 
 By Will Korn    Sports    October 2, 2014

Talking Sports - Welcome to October: series-by-series predictions

Now that October is here, so are the baseball playoffs. Here’s how I see things shaking out: Detroit Tigers (90-72) vs. Baltimore Orioles (96-66) Prediction: Tigers in 5. Of the two American League divisional series, Detroit-Baltimore seems to be...

 
 By Will Korn    Sports    September 25, 2014

Talking Sports: October contenders reaping rewards of offseason risks

Back track to November of 2013 for a minute. Remember when Nelson Cruz and Jhonny Peralta were considered two of the best free agent bats on the Major League Baseball market? Do you remember how much you heard ESPN and baseball insiders tell you...

 
 By Will Korn    Sports    September 18, 2014

Talking Sports: NFL must put an emphatic end to spread of its players' domestic violence

The Arizona Cardinals’ Jonathan Dwyer was arrested on allegations of aggravated assault on Wednesday. The arrest was reportedly connected to two separate incidents at his Phoenix home back in July involving his 27-year-old wife and an 17-month-old...

 

Talking Sports: Spain out, Lithuania is now Europe's top power; U.S. must be cautious

For the last five or so years, Spain has played second fiddle to the United States as the second-best international basketball team in the world. There have been some memorable dogfights between those two countries, including a couple of...

 
 By Will Korn    Sports    September 4, 2014

Talking Sports: Cowboys keep NFL in public's good graces by adding Sam

Let’s be real here for a moment. Michael Sam, who is now the first openly gay player ever to play in the National Football League, fell to the seventh round and the 249th overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft in May for a reason. Don’t let...

 
 By Will Korn    Sports    August 28, 2014

Talking Sports: Rockies' 2014 season is lost: time to prepare for critical offseason

The Colorado Rockies still have 30 games left to play this season. But with a dismal 53-79 record – hey, it’s still better than my Texas Rangers’ record so Rickies’ fans pat yourselves on the back – the team might start thinking about its p... Full story

 
 By Will Korn    Sports    August 14, 2014

Talking Sports: Youth movement, loss of Durant and George shouldn't deter USA from gold at FIBA

The United States men’s national basketball team’s FIBA roster is getting closer to finalization and the squad will play its first exhibition game against Brazil at the United Center in Chicago on August 16. The U.S will also face off against...

 
 By Will Korn    Sports    August 7, 2014

Talking Sports: The Paul George Injury and Future NBA/IOC Relations

By now almost everyone everywhere has heard about the toe-curling injury Indiana Pacers forward Paul George suffered last week at a USA basketball exhibition in Las Vegas. In the aftermath of Paul snapping the tibia and fibula in his right leg, much...

 
 By Will Korn    Sports    July 31, 2014

Talking Sports: Tulowitzki and CarGo are the foundations of the Rockies, should be untouchable

Since their inception into Major League Baseball in 1993, the Colorado Rockies have always featured one player or a pair of players who have defined the franchise. In the early to mid 90s it was Dante Bichette, who ventured to the Mile High City for...

 
 By Will Korn    Sports    July 24, 2014

Talking Sports: It's time to bring Rose back to baseball

I just completed my first summer—or three weeks I should say—covering Sidney Post 17 legion baseball and I have to say it was a blast. Despite an unfortunately early exit from the district tournaments for both the junior and senior teams,...

 
 By Will Korn    Sports    July 17, 2014

Talking Sports: Sidney Seniors Ready to Defend District Crown

After a taxing but successful run through the "dog days" that is the summer baseball season, the Sidney Post 17 senior team will finally make that all-important trek 79 miles north to Alliance for...

 
 By Will Korn    Sports    July 10, 2014

Talking Sports: Major League Baseball Must Put All-Star Game in Proper Perspective

The 85th edition of Major League Baseball’s All-Star game will take place Tuesday, July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis, home of the Minnesota Twins. As it does every year, the game will feature the cream of baseball’s crop and it is sure to be...

 
 By Will Korn    Sports    July 3, 2014

Talking Sports: From Texas to Sidney-A New Beginning

Just three short weeks ago I was sitting at a computer in Austin, Texas applying for my first full time job in the news industry. I spent hours shelling out application after application to newspapers all over the nation—from Connecticut to...

 

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