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Honoring the great MJ

It's time to honor Michael Jordan. The greatest basketball player ever will be enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday. Even Jordan himself couldn't tarnish his own legacy as an old man with bad knees in a game that had evolved since he last laced one of his popular Air Jordans.

September 08, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Sports Columns


The best inspiration comes from strangers

I had just pounded out the opening mile of my first 5K run when a serious dilemma popped in front of my face. Maybe the thought also crossed the minds of the other runners. Well, probably except for those superhumans - also known as the Cal State Stanislaus runners - who do this kind of stuff as warm-up.

August 25, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Sports Columns


A remarkable week in sports

A guilty pleasure of mine is watching VH1's "Best Week Ever." It's an addicting show that offers commentary from no-name comedians and minor celebrities on the week's biggest pop culture news.

August 21, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Sports Columns


Tracy racing family earn top spots in Stockton

The Philpott's, Tracy's leading racing family, continued their season long domination of the Western Late Model ranks at the New Stockton 99 Speedway with a clean sweep of last Saturday night's twin 50-lap features.

August 21, 2009 | Dale Bosowski Motorsports Columnist | Sports Columns


Brandstater is just enjoying the ride

Tom Brandstater, a Turlock High graduate, wants to be the Super Bowl MVP, the one who lifts his index finger in the air to show that he's No. 1 and the one who looks into a camera and tells the world where he wants to go on vacation next.

August 18, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Sports Columns


Better late than never

If you played sports in high school, you have relieved, recounted and regretted what happen years ago.

August 14, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Sports Columns


Format change changes little at Madera

In a bold effort to build up car count and increase the championship drama down the homestretch of the season, Madera Speedway President Kenny Shepherd made a surprise announcement last week that the 2009 Western Late Model championship at the 1/3 mile oval would be determined by the last four races with only the top 10 drivers in the points being eligible.

August 14, 2009 | Dale Bosowski Motorsports Columnist | Sports Columns


Sports junkies lose great sport in AFL

The Arena Football League is dead.

August 07, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Sports Columns


Getting weight off my shoulders

In high school I dreaded the weight room.

July 31, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Sports Columns


Vick gets second chance, now what?

Michael Vick got what he wanted.

July 28, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Sports Columns


Vick deserves a second chance

What Michael Vick did was a terrible, terrible thing. It was inhuman, inexcusable and unbelievable.

July 24, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Sports Columns


Son smokes dad at Stockton Speedway

The Western Late Models were back in action following a week off, but even with that respite, the feature at Stockton 99 Speedway last Saturday produced a small field of just seven cars.

July 24, 2009 | Dale Bosowski Motorsports Columnist | Sports Columns


It’s never too early for Fresno State football

Let's talk about Fresno State football.

July 17, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Sports Columns


Father and son current point leaders

Following the always big 4th of July events, the normal holiday racing hangover kicked in with a much lighter weekend on July 11 and 12.

July 17, 2009 | Dale Bosowski Motorsports Columnist | Sports Columns


Bad boy good for UFC

Brock Lesnar, the biggest name in his sport, is not a cancer.

July 14, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Sports Columns


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Savor the New Giants' golden age

With one out to get for the 2014 World Series title, a colossally bad defensive play threatened to lose the Giants a championship. San Francisco center fielder Gregor Blanco missed a fly ball. Left fielder Juan Perez kicked it. Kansas City's Alex Gordon sprinted to third and the Royals sent Salvador Perez to bat with a chance to win the game.

November 01, 2014 | BY MATT JOHANSON Special to the Journal | Sports Columns


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