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UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

Paul Newberry: A suspension is the least of Myles Garrett’s concerns

Myles Garrett will surely spend the rest of his career – maybe even the rest of his life – trying to live down his helmet-swinging assault on Mason Rudolph.

Paul Newberry: Colin Kaepernick’s tryout sounds more like a setup

Colin Kaepernick’s NFL tryout sounds more like a setup. A PR stunt to former teammate Eric Reid, one that comes with all sorts of take-it-or leave-it conditions.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Paul Newberry: Astros have shown disdain for media over and over

There’s no cheering – or jeering – in the press box. Impartiality should be the guiding tenet of any journalist. Yet, the Houston Astros are making it really, really tough …

Paul Newberry: Guys in stripes getting plenty of NFL face time

In the early weeks of the NFL season, the biggest stars are the guys in the stripes. They’re certainly getting the most face time. The league is awash in yellow …

Paul Newberry: MLB needs to protect its fans at every ballpark

There’s always a surge of excitement when a foul ball comes your way, mixed with a sense of dread. It’s a thrilling souvenir to take home from the ballpark. Yet …

Paul Newberry: Jay-Z sells out Colin Kaepernick, grabs big money from NFL

Remember when Jay-Z was a dynamic hip-hop artist whose stark lyrics gave voice to the oppressed and downtrodden? Well, those days are over. He may have 99 Problems – but …

Paul Newberry: ‘Field of Dreams’ and more bad baseball on film

Major League Baseball is heading to the “Field of Dreams” next season to pay homage to a terrible flick.

Paul Newberry: Baseball is doomed on Florida’s Gulf Coast

As the Tampa Bay Rays look into the idea of playing games north of the border, it’s clear that baseball is doomed on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Paul Newberry: Plenty of worries heading into Run for the Roses

After a grim year in horse racing, let’s just hope everyone makes it back alive at the Kentucky Derby.

Paul Newberry: Welcome to the world of performance-reducing drugs

Ignoring the genetic gifts that are in the makeup of all elite athletes, the top court for world sport issues a shameful verdict against South African champion Caster Semenya.

Paul Newberry: In the NFL, it always comes down to the bottom line

With the NFL – and, really, everything in life – it always comes down to the bottom line.

Paul Newberry: In retrospect, ‘Field of Dreams’ is a terrible film

“If you build it, he will come.” Puh-lease. Thirty years after the release of “Field of Dreams,” it’s time for a major reassessment.

Paul Newberry: Golf’s most endearing charm: Fending off Father Time

Phil Mickelson flashed the faraway look of a man approaching a half-century of life, clearly pondering where the time went. “It goes by fast,” he reminisced, glancing toward the rolling …

Paul Newberry: Warts and all, Patrick Reed returns as a Masters champion

Call him The Imperfect Champion. Warts and all, Patrick Reed enters the Masters as the reigning holder of the green jacket.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019

Paul Newberry: NBA trade deadline provides best reality show around

There’s no better reality show than the NBA’s off-the-court drama, which was at its peak leading up to the trade deadline and returns again this summer as soon as the …

Paul Newberry: How will brash Rams cope with wily ol’ Patriots?

The guys from LA seemed to enjoy the spectacle. The silly questions. The ridiculous antics. The carnival-like atmosphere. Why wouldn’t they? It’s all new to most of them.

Paul Newberry: Booba’s in France, a place he really, really loves!

Bubba Watson – or “Boo-ba,” as he’s known in these parts – is trying hard to shed his image as the Ugly American. He doesn’t just like France. He LOVES …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

Paul Newberry: After Larry Nassar, still a battle to protect athletes

The testimony out of Michigan is horrific and heart-wrenching. One by one, dozens of gymnasts have bravely recounted the sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of disgraced doctor Larry …

Paul Newberry: IOC must consider serious reforms to save Olympics

The International Olympic Committee, no stranger to embarrassing predicaments, has devised an unprecedented strategy to avoid – or, at least, put off – the indignity of having an empty queue …

Paul Newberry: Baseball should get serious about speeding up games

There are all sorts of ways to give baseball a much-needed boost of speed. Unfortunately, those in charge of the game are going about it all the wrong way.

Newberry: Olympic champion Allison Schmitt struggles away from pool

Allison Schmitt seemed like the happiest person at the pool. Always laughing. Always telling a corny joke.

Commentary: Boxing needed this fight 5-10 years ago

We’ve been told this is one of the greatest sporting events of all time. Maybe five to 10 years ago, but not now.