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Ex-player sues Ohio St. for using image in marketing program

Ex-player sues Ohio St. for using image in marketing program

COLUMBUS (AP) — One of Ohio State's most famous football stars sued the university recently over a marketing program he says used athletes' images without permission and robbed them of compensation.
Linebacker Chris Spielman filed the class-action lawsuit in federal court in Columbus on behalf of current and former Ohio Sta ... (full story)


Location, tax rates can have big impact on contract's value

Location, tax rates can have big impact on contract's value

With the mind-boggling money being doled out in NBA contracts, players don't seem to be overly concerned about state taxes — or the lack of them.
Stephen Curry signed a $201 million deal with Golden State and Blake Griffin got a $175 million from the Los Angeles Clippers. The rub: In California, the top tax rate of 13.3 per ... (full story)


Tour de Farce

Call me a purist, call me a cynic, heck, call me a Debbie Downer, call me whatever you want when I tell you I just don’t give a damn anymore about the Tour De France.
Haven’t cared about bicycle racing’s premier event for the past seven years.
And despite the fact that it’s cycling’s version of ... (full story)


Hardaway ready for 2nd chance in New York with Knicks

Hardaway ready for 2nd chance in New York with Knicks

NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Hardaway Jr. thought that with Phil Jackson gone, maybe there was a chance someday he could come back to New York.
Even he was surprised it was this soon.
With Jackson and his triangle offense gone, the Knicks reached back to their past to sign Hardaway, a former first-round pick who didn't fit under ... (full story)


Black Forest Trail backpacking trip

If you've had the itch lately to get out there into the backcountry to try something that’s definitely on the wild and adventurous side, well, I have just the ticket. And it just so happens to be in the very place I featured in this column back on 8/29/16: Little Grand Canyon Escape. So get that dusty backpack out of the close ... (full story)