Sports Columns Archive

SHARP: Dantonio keeps MSU hungry for more

By DREW SHARP MCT Columnist The script is flipped. Michigan State is now the measured, calming voice in the state. Football expectations are high for the Spartans, but coach Mark Dantonio’s cadence hasn’t changed. He still emphasizes the basic tenets of his standard stump speech from the previous seven years — conviction, confidence and accountability. […]

SHARP: Tigers’ Price adds psychological edge

The buzz still lingers five days later, the remnants of what basically amounted to a baseball B12 injection. David Price walked to his car in the players’ parking lot Saturday, and waiting fans exploded into loud cheers. “It was like a carnival,” he said Sunday. “There’s definitely a lot of excitement and energy about what […]

SHARP: With Suh’s future in doubt, Lions’ time is now

By DREW SHARP MCT Columnist Isn’t the time usually “now” in the NFL? It’s a league of planned obsolescence. Windows of opportunity already are closing immediately after they’re opened. Competitive shelf lives have steadily decreasing expiration dates due to the financial constraints of a hard salary cap or the inevitable physical erosion of players through […]