The Advertiser-Tribune Columnsen-usThu, 18 Dec 2014 10:27:54 EDTThu, 18 Dec 2014 10:27:54 EDT sports-minded Christmas gift ideas Claus is coming to town! A.K.A. Ol' Saint Nick, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle or Papa Noel (Brazil's affectionate label), he is as much a global phenomenon as the Olympics or World Cup soccer.Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTLegacy left by Lyle Alzado this day, I'm still not sure what the booklet was doing on my brother's desk. But it was there, with a frail man in a bandanna on its cover. When I looked more closely at the picture, the face was more recognizable. It was Lyle Alzado.Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDT17 in a row is not too shabby for a night at the bowling alley you remember the rubber ball attached to the wooden paddle with an elongated rubber band? That toy brought a lot of kids plenty of enjoyment in my younger days as the purpose of the game was to see how many times you could bounce the ball off th...Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTI think you will give a thumbs up to this pertinent bowling advice those of you who have seen me bowl, you may be a little surprised that I would actually try to pass on any advice about this marvelous sport.Sun, 7 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTDo as you say: AD Hackett says all the right things in firing of Hoke wasn't just the right thing to do. It was the only thing to do. The firing of University of Michigan football coach Brady Hoke Tuesday was something that could be seen as far back as a 31-0 loss to Notre Dame Sept. .Thu, 4 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDT