Lexi Thompson: LPGA Rising Star

It’s been quite the last two months for Lexi Thompson, the 22-year-old star of the LPGA Tour. After being robbed of a major championship, she bounced back last week to dominate the field. She shoots for a second straight victory this weekend and is primed to become an even bigger attraction.

Excelle Sports: Lexi Thomson: the Next LPGA Poster Girl

Michigan Softball Academy

The Michigan Softball Academy, held for the eighth straight year last week, allows adults to take the field and learn from the sport’s all-time winningest coach and her players, all while raising more than $130,000 for breast cancer research.

Excelle Sports: Michigan Softball Academy

MLB Column: April Analysis

The Blue Jays aren’t making the playoffs. Eric Thames looks legit. Pitchers are going to keep getting hurt. These are a few of my observations—I promise the analysis itself is more intriguing than the premise—from the first month of the baseball season.

CBS Local: Buy/Sell from Baseball’s First Month

MLB Column: Kids Baseball Movies

Hollywood has produced very little in the way of sports movies for the kids in the last 20 years. This is especially true of baseball movies. The SandlotRookie of the Year, Little Big League, and Angels in the Outfield hit theaters over a 15-month span in the mid-90s. What changed? I talked to the writer/director of The Sandlot, among others, to get to the bottom of this unfortunate trend.

CBS Local: What Happened to Kids Baseball Movies?

MLB Column: Marte the Latest Cheater

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte is the latest MLB player to get caught taking a performance-enhancing drug. Marte has begun serving an 80-game suspension. His “apology” was predictably dishonest. Until the punishments for cheaters change, expect this cycle to repeat itself a couple of times every season.

CBS Local: Starling Marte and the PED Cycle

MLB Column: Mount Rushmores

It’s a fun debate: Which four players belong on baseball’s all-time “Mount Rushmore”? Which four pitchers? The four ballpark foods? Mascots? Find out my choices in my latest MLB column for CBS Local.

CBS Local: Baseball’s Mount Rushmores

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