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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – Magnolia Lane awaits—a dream come true

Matai Naqica will compete in Drive, Chip & Putt finals In his dreams, Matai Naqica (pronounced nuh-GEE-thuh—with a hard “G”) is headed down Magnolia Lane, about to compete at fabled Augusta National Golf Club, home of The Masters. Magnolia Lane: the route traveled by the immortals—Jones, Hogan, Snead . . . Arnie, Nicklaus, Tiger—and every …

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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – Looking back, looking ahead as Rockies’ 2021 season ends

“Wait ‘til next year” time has officially arrived for the Rockies.  So, what might all those fans of purple pinstripes watch for in the coming months? What might they expect come next April? And what should we make of the 2021 season? After starting 15-31, the young Rockies won more than they lost (59-56) from …

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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – Broncos’ 3-0 start lifts playoff hopes, but it’s early

Three games down, 14 more to go. Can the unbeaten Broncos keep winning? Will they make the playoffs? How far above .500 will they finish? These are among the questions on the minds of hopeful but anxious Orange-and-Blue diehards following Sunday’s dominating 26-0 victory over the Jets—the team’s 20th shutout in its long history (14th …

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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – All signs point to Schmidt shedding “interim” tag

When Bill Schmidt was named “interim” General Manager of the Colorado Rockies in early May and, at the same time, the ballclub talked of a far-reaching search to find the baseball genius who could build a consistent winner in the mile-high altitude, my immediate thought was that he had just been given the worst job …

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UNDER FURTHER REVIEW – The ‘rainy season’ is here, and the storm is building

What I’m calling the rainy season begins next week. That’s when the National Football League—sports betting’s biggest attraction—commences its first 17-game season in history. According to The Wall Street Journal, Caesars Entertainment Inc., DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Group are the NFL’s official sportsbook partners in a five-year, $1 billion (billion, with a B) deal that …

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