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Grapefruit League, World Baseball Classic highlights 2017 Spring Training

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The World Series ended just over one month ago, but baseball junkies have something for which to look forward. Real junkies are counting the days until pitchers and catchers report to Florida (or Arizona) for spring training. For those counting, it is a little over 70 days, depending on the particular team. When that happens, it is time to look forward to Grapefruit League games spread around the state. The schedule reveals tourists and locals will have more talent than…

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The Martha Karolyi way leaves lasting legacy for USA Gymnastics

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The Martha Karolyi Way is a pinch on the neck. A tilt of the head. A purse of the lips. A nod of approval. A series of directives, most of them blunt, all designed for maximum impact. It is a compound tucked in the Texas woods where the rest of the world slips away so the foundation of a gymnastics dynasty can be laid. For the last 15 years, the U.S. women’s national team coordinator has methodically molded a once…

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