Sports Columns Archive

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 […]

WINDSOR: Tigers’ Smyly belongs in rotation

It’s easy to forget because of the grand slam and the elated Boston police officer and the tumbling Torii Hunter. But three batters before David Ortiz lifted that gut-bomb over the rightfield wall last year in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, Drew Smyly issued a walk. To a lefty. He was asked […]

SEIDEL: Swing change propels J.D. Martinez

By JEFF SEIDEL MCT Columnist You know what they say: One man’s suspension can be another man’s inspiration. OK, maybe they don’t say that, but it starts to explain why J.D. Martinez is ripping the cover off the ball for the Tigers. And it starts with Ryan Braun. Almost a year ago, Braun was suspended […]