Being better starts with being able to see beyond color
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Being better starts with being able to see beyond color

Andy Douglas is black. Does that matter to you? It certainly has never mattered to me. So you might be asking, "If it doesn't matter to you, why bring it up?" Because it matters to somebody. It might be one person. It might be 100. I'm not sure...

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MLB's reduction of draft will start to kill dreams
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MLB's reduction of draft will start to kill dreams

Since taking over as the Quincy University baseball coach in 2010, Josh Rabe has been able to use his professional experience and his draft stories as recruiting tools. If you're a high school senior with pro baseball aspirations and sitting across...

News continues to circulate even without games being played
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News continues to circulate even without games being played

Despite the lack of games and live sports to entertain us, news continues to circulate. So let's do some catching up ... º Chandler Bevans, the 6-foot-7 All-American forward from John Wood Community College, announced he will continue his career...

Birthday celebration bright spot during tough spring
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Birthday celebration bright spot during tough spring

Tuesday night's bus ride home from Rock Island -- had there been such a thing -- might have ended up a little more raucous than Quincy High School girls soccer coach Travis Dinkheller preferred. Much of that would have depended on any homework...

Thought-provoking Pinkston poured everything into coaching
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Thought-provoking Pinkston poured everything into coaching

Time obviously escaped everyone. The beads of condensation running down the sides of the beer cans because of the summer humidity had pooled or evaporated entirely. The pizza boxes were nearly empty, aside from a couple of pieces that had dried out...

Need to go on living exists for all of us
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Need to go on living exists for all of us

Something about the discussion of the coronavirus pandemic struck Butch Barnes as odd when he listened to one of the major network news anchors list some of the necessary precautions. He kept hearing the term "social distancing" used over and over.

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Hoops season filled with highlights even without championship finish

Basketball season lacked a proper ending -- its one shining moment if you must -- but it doesn't diminish the plays, characters and games that made the past four months enjoyable and at times unforgettable. Throw in a few head-scratching calls...

Numbers turn college basketball's coaching carousel
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Numbers turn college basketball's coaching carousel

Steve Hawkins ended up getting swept away by a perfect storm. Billy Wright could never escape a sinking ship. And Rick Pitino waited around long enough to become a viable option once again. There will be other college basketball coaches facing...

A brother's love of basketball and family is never ending
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A brother's love of basketball and family is never ending

The caller ID wasn't necessary. Neither was the voicemail. I knew who was calling. No one else was going to bother me on a Saturday afternoon during basketball season. Yet, each and every Saturday, my phone rang and I let it go to voicemail.

Champion's character reveals itself in Trail Blazers
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Champion's character reveals itself in Trail Blazers

They bared their heart and soul for all to see, showing their frustration when shots refused to fall and imploring the crowd to get involved when the shots finally did. They shared their laughter and love, embracing the pregame rituals and time...