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09-10 Steve’s Picks

09-10 Steve’s Picks

Lincoln Joins the Compact SUV Segment

Lincoln Joins the Compact SUV Segment

As Ford’s Lincoln division (excuse me, the “Lincoln Motor Company”) claws its way out of a really ho-hum existence of late, it recently introduced its newest model, the MKC. The current Lincoln nomenclature can be confusing, but the MKC is a compact crossover sport utility to do battle with the likes of the BMW X3, […]

The incredible season that the Baltimore Orioles have had just keeps rolling along

Baltimore went into Tuesday’s games with a 10-game lead over the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays in the American League East, the first time the Orioles have held a double-digit lead since 1979. “Every night you get to take a step toward your goal,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said after his team beat […]


For the second year in a row against Stanford, USC place kicker Andre Heidari saved the Trojans with a game-winning effort, and his career-long 53-yarder with 2:30 left in the fourth quarter proved to be a 13-10 clincher this past Saturday at Stanford Stadium as 50,814 watched in the Pacific 12 Conference opener. “I trusted […]

Hoover Earns Win

Davit Nersisyan and Elijah Augustine didn’t play football last season, but are making the most of their senior year at Hoover High. Last Friday night at Moyse Field, the two running backs accounted for 239 yards, scored three touchdowns and set the tone as the Tornadoes toppled Sotomayor, 26-12, in a nonleague scuffle, and snapped […]


This wasn’t exactly how defending college football national champion Florida State wanted to begin its season last Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, in the Cowboys Classic. Playing brilliant and uneven at times, the Seminoles held on for a 37-31 win against Oklahoma State before 61,521 fans, and tied a school record with 17 […]

Sheiks Level Tornadoes

Hoover High’s football team played without senior Rayvin Tanhueco, its most productive running back who will be sidelined for about five weeks after suffering a hairline fracture of the collarbone which put a significant dent in the offensive output. The Tornadoes’ running attack was held to 71 yards on 33 carries as Hollywood prevailed, 35-7, […]

Rick Assad

Rick Assad

The Washington Nationals came out slugging on Sunday, adding another win and looking like a team that can win a world championship

With home run power coming off the bats of Ian Desmond, Bryce Harper and Danny Espinosa, the Nationals crushed the San Francisco Giants 14-6 for their ninth win in 10 games during their homestand. Washington entered this week with 15 victories in its last 18 games, and an 8-2-1 record in its last 11 series. […]

The Scout

Like many kids growing up during the Great Depression, George Genovese was bitten by the baseball bug, and it’s held firm ever since. So great was the hold on the Staten Island, New York native, that Genovese has been a player, manager, and scout. “From the time I was a little boy, I always wanted […]