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 By Joe Kazmar    Sports 

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Last week’s All-Star Game, which was won by the American League 5-2 without any help from the four missing Houston Astros players, created a lull in the regular season for most... — Updated 7/20/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

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Last month the big news about last night's All-Star Game was that the Houston Astros had seven players nominated, which led the major league teams. After the ballots were compiled... — Updated 7/13/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

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When all nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court acted unanimously last week to decide that the NCAA's $5,000 limit on the education-related benefits that athletes can receive... — Updated 7/6/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

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Here it is the final day of June, which over the past few decades has been a month when our Houston Astros have had problems winning baseball games. That wasn’t Houston’s... — Updated 6/29/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

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“Black Monday” two days ago began a new era for many major league pitchers when the new rule on the “use of sticky substances” was enacted by Major League Baseball whereby... — Updated 6/22/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

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A great performer is one who can step on any sized stage and have a successful show (or game in this instance). Orange native Chad Dallas has had that kind of success throughout... — Updated 6/15/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

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New England Patriots head coach and general manager Bill Belichick is one of a kind. Many assistants who have worked under his guidance have been or still are successful National... — Updated 6/8/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

One of the first things I learned to do in baseball as a Little Leaguer after hitting, throwing and catching the ball was how to properly slide gracefully into a base on my bottom.... — Updated 6/1/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

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I was able to watch a plethora of sporting events on the tube last weekend and either saw or heard about some weird scenarios that ended some of these contests. Locally, we had the... — Updated 5/25/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

Although major league baseball is well into its second month of play and high and college teams are focused on their respective playoffs and the NBA also is set for its long... — Updated 5/18/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

Major League Baseball continues to make changes that will take some of the dominance away from the pitchers and assist the hitters to bring more offense that fans demand into the... — Updated 5/11/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

Most of the country's sports journalists were right on the money when their mock drafts indicated that as many as four quarterbacks would be selected in the first 10 picks of last... — Updated 5/4/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

The National Football League’s annual draft which begins tomorrow should have a heavy emphasis on quarterbacks, with as many as five expected to be selected with the first 10... — Updated 4/27/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

There are probably no more ardent professional sports fans than those in the Houston area. These fans show up in droves at the stadiums and sports complexes to watch their heroes in... — Updated 4/20/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

Playing a 60-game schedule without any fans appears to have hurt interest in the major leagues due mainly to the excessive length of the contests believed to be caused by home... — Updated 4/13/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

The Houston Astros must be mad!! They are upset over the fact the Oakland A's won the American League West Division title last season. They are angry over the catcalls the A's fans... — Updated 4/6/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

It was a couple of days after Christmas in 2018 when my grandson Logan Smith and his family were visiting Orange for the holidays. Logan was home in Lufkin from West Point on the... — Updated 3/30/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

While most of the sports fans around the country were paying attention to the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament and how they were doing on their personal bracket, fans in t... — Updated 3/23/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

Major League Baseball has been trying to speed up the game for the past few decades, but unfortunately with very little success. Last year’s shortened 60-game season saw a couple... — Updated 3/16/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

Last week’s column about the possibilities of where J.J. Watt would end up was already in the paper ready to be printed to hit the streets when the blockbuster news he had signed... — Updated 3/9/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

To no one’s surprise, when the final gun sounded and ended a 4-12 season for the Houston Texans, it would be the last game J.J. Watt would play in a Texans uniform. The 10-year... — Updated 3/2/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

The unusual blast of wintry weather prevented our newspaper from hitting the streets last week, although my column got to those I e-mail and the others appearing on our website.... — Updated 2/23/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

I’ve been writing this column for more than a half century, and today (Monday) is the first time in my career that I’m doing it with several inches of snow on the ground,... — Updated 2/17/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

I was one of the perhaps 90 per cent of sports analysts who picked the Kansas City Chiefs to successfully defend their world championship in Super Bowl LV Sunday night incorrectly,... — Updated 2/9/2021

 
 By Joe Kazmar    Sports

Kaz's Korner

Sunday's Super Bowl LV at Tampa Bay will feature several historic firsts when the hosting Buccaneers meet the defending world champion Kansas City Chiefs in a game that kicks off a... — Updated 2/2/2021

 

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