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  • Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:15 PM
    CHICAGO – Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, appeared on the outside as just another night on the North side of Chicago. The bars around Wrigleyville were packed, and there were people milling around the ballpark and neighborhood streets.
    However on the inside there was a sense of nervousness and anticipation that their beloved Chicago Cubs - the lovable losers - were on the brink of having done something that neither they, nor the North side of Chicago, have seen able to do since 1908 . . . and that’s win a World Series title.
    My son Connor and I made the trek from Crawfordsville in hopes that we could watch the game somewhere and just be in the presence of a couple hundred thousand Cubs fans should our team pull off the impossible, which is come back from a 3-1 deficit to win the Series, and win the last two on the road.
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  • Friday, November 04, 2016 4:00 AM
    By the time this story is published, the world will already know who the 2016 World Series champion will be! Will it be Matt Rogers’ Cleveland Indians, who haven’t won a title since 1948, or my beloved Chicago Cubs, who we all know have gone 108-years since their last championship. See, I wrote this just hours after the Cubs 9-3, game six win to send it to the seventh game.
    I know you’re asking yourself why, and I have a great answer . . . OK, I couldn’t sleep in anticipation of Wednesday!
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  • Friday, September 02, 2016 10:00 AM
    This weekend marks the opening weekend of one of favorite sports seasons, college football. If you read my friend John Marlowe’s column yesterday, you know the Little Giants battle the Albion Britons tomorrow night at 6:00.
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  • SMITH: Rio, or bust
    Thursday, August 04, 2016 11:43 PM

    All eyes will be on Rio today with the official start of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, and the Opening Ceremonies.

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  • SMITH: Colts open training camp
    Friday, July 29, 2016 12:21 AM

    Coming off of last year’s dismal 8-8 season, the Indianapolis Colts will look to get back to their winning ways as they opened training camp Wednesday at Anderson University.

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  • SMITH: Balk that
    Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:08 PM

    There are two meanings of the word “balk” pertaining to baseball according to Webster’s Dictionary.

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  • SMITH: Is Luck worth it?
    Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:38 PM
    Andrew Luck signed the largest contract in NFL history yesterday, easily making him the highest paid player in the league. The “franchise” as I so kindly refer to him, will make more money than former Super Bowl winning quarterbacks Tom Brady, Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Russell Wilson.
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  • SMITH: WTH NHL
    Thursday, June 23, 2016 11:09 PM
    What are National Hockey League commissioners Gary Bettman and the Board of Governor’s thinking? I’m sure not many of you saw the news this week, but the NHL announced the expansion of their 31st team to the city of Las Vegas, over the bid of Quebec City.
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  • SMITH: Victory, at last
    Thursday, June 16, 2016 10:57 PM
    The Indiana High School baseball season officially comes to a close this weekend with the IHSAA crowning four state champions in baseball in Indianapolis at beautiful Victory Field. There aren’t any local teams still alive in the tournament, but there are teams whose tournament run either came through Montgomery County, or they played a county team or two.
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  • SMITH: The passing of another legend
    Friday, June 10, 2016 11:42 PM
    They always say that bad news and deaths come in threes.  Well, nothing could be truer than two of the iconic sports legends that we’ve lost just a week apart. With Muhammad Ali’s passing last Friday another legend passed away Friday in Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe, who was 88-years young.
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  • SMITH: Baseball continues
    Friday, June 03, 2016 10:15 PM
    Who would’ve thought entering into Regional weekend for the IHSAA State baseball tournament that all three county schools would be home?  I was looking forward to a Charger and Athenian championship at North Montgomery Monday evening, however, neither team made it that far.
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  • SCOTT SMITH: Its tour of duty is over
    Friday, May 27, 2016 11:40 PM
    The bus that Jack built has finished its tour of duty, this time, in the state where basketball is still king. The bus from the movie “Hoosiers” has been most everywhere in the state where Hoosier Hysteria matters. It’s been to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in New Castle, Hoosier Gym in Knightstown and its biggest venue, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, to help the Indiana Pacers celebrate their Hickory days to honor the movie’s 30-year release.
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  • Vogel mis-firing
    Friday, May 20, 2016 10:00 PM
    The Pacers firing of Frank Vogel didn’t sit well on the Indianapolis sports talk radio stations and many fans of the organization. I also didn’t like the decision by the Pacers front office to fire a head coach with a .580 regular season winning percentage and a .508 playoff winning percentage.
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  • Shout out to Mom’s
    Friday, May 06, 2016 11:33 PM
    Where would be without our mothers? How many times during the day do you catch yourself doing something or saying something that reminds you of one of the most special women in your life? I can say there aren’t many days go by that I don’t do, think, or say something that my mother had once told me.
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  • Midseason County baseball report
    Friday, April 22, 2016 10:54 PM
    With the middle of the high school baseball season upon us, let’s look back at the first half of the season.
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