AL EAST SPRING TRAINING NEWS

American League East News Rob Bradford writes about the Craig Kimbrel Conundrum. Kimbrel walked into spring training Saturday giving a great bulletin board quote, “It’s a pretty stat but at the end of the day it’s about winning and losing games.” Christopher Smith writes the Red Sox inked Eduardo Nunez to a two-year contract today with an … Read moreAL EAST SPRING TRAINING NEWS

PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT

National League West San Diego Padres manager Andy Green discusses slowing down the pace and moving away from the accelerated pitching schedule of previous seasons. Zack Greinke takes wait-and-see attitude to Chase Field humidor. The 34-year-old pitcher is entering his 15th major league season, is in the third year of the six-year, $206.5 million contract … Read morePITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT

Italy Misses World Cup for First Time Since 1958

What Italy will miss the World Cup?! Italy for the first time since 1958 will miss the World Cup after a 0–0 draw to Sweden in front of a home crowd at San Siro. Italy had qualified for 14 consecutive World Cups since 1962. Sweden advanced for the first time since 2006. Italy’s legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon … Read moreItaly Misses World Cup for First Time Since 1958

JOE CURLEY VENTURA COUNTY STAR

Joe Curley has been covering college, soccer and prep sports for the Star since 2000. In addition to the Los Angeles Rams, local college, lacrosse and soccer beats, he contributes to the Star’s education and feature coverage. Curley has covered 11 Rose Bowls and four BCS national championship games and four NCAA Division I  basketball … Read moreJOE CURLEY VENTURA COUNTY STAR

LINCOLN KENNEDY TALKS NFL FOOTBALL

Lincoln Kennedy, Jr.is a former professional football player in the National Football League for eleven seasons. A first-round draft pick in the 1993 NFL Draft, he played professionally for the Atlanta Falcons and Oakland Raiders and now is currently a broadcaster for Fox Sports and Premiere Radio Networks. Kennedy was born in York, Pennsylvania and … Read moreLINCOLN KENNEDY TALKS NFL FOOTBALL

CHARLIE NEAL PLAY-BY-PLAY ANNOUNCER, ESPNU

Charlie Neal joined ESPN in 2005, primarily serving as play-by-play announcer for Historically Black College/University football and basketball (HBCU) telecasts on ESPNU. Neal started his broadcasting career over 30 years ago as a radio disc jockey before turning to television as a sportscaster working for several affiliates in the Detroit, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, … Read moreCHARLIE NEAL PLAY-BY-PLAY ANNOUNCER, ESPNU

TAREK FATTAL SPORTS WRITER LA DAILY NEWS

Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles), athletics have always come natural to Tarek. From the age of four he cannot remember finishing a day of school and NOT having practice in the afternoon. Soccer, basketball and flag football engulfed his youth and it was from the elementary age that he knew sports … Read moreTAREK FATTAL SPORTS WRITER LA DAILY NEWS

COLLEGE BASKETBALL CORRUPTION

Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Joon H. Kim revealed coaches at some of the nations top programs solicited and accepted cash bribes from managers and financial advisors in exchange for directing families and players to the universities and bribers. An overview of the complaints states: “Since 2005, the FBI and … Read moreCOLLEGE BASKETBALL CORRUPTION

JEFF HORCHAK MORNING ANCHOR KLFY LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA

Jeff joined KLFY’s long-running Morning Show Passe’ Partout as a Co-Anchor and reporter in June of 2014. Previous to jumping to the News Department, Jeff was a Sports Anchor and reporter in Tyler, TX , Alexandria, LA and at KLFY. Covering his favorite NFL Team the New Orleans Saints, during their Championship run to Super … Read moreJEFF HORCHAK MORNING ANCHOR KLFY LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA

JAMY BECHLER LEADERSHIP & MOTIVATIONAL EXPERT

After a very successful career as a college basketball coach and high school athletic director, Jamy Bechler transitioned into full-time leadership training and motivational speaking in June of 2016.  He received his in March of 2016. In addition to five eBooks, Bechler is a published author of The Leadership Playbook: Become Your Team’s Most Valuable Leader. He … Read moreJAMY BECHLER LEADERSHIP & MOTIVATIONAL EXPERT