Opinion

Opinion

My hero of spring training showed courage, resilience

During the last weekend of March, I went to spring training in Arizona for the first time in my life. I had tickets for both a Cubs game and a Giants game. Upon considerable reflection, the person I have chosen as my spring training hero is not Buster Posey, Anthony Rizzo or Madison Bumgarner, but my wife, Sandy.

Opinion

Sports fans’ fanaticism is hard to explain

This Sunday, a large number of Americans will devote their day to the Super Bowl. For some, the game will be a temporary diversion. But for many loyal fans of the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots, the day will be filled with anxiety.

Opinion

The spirit of Christmas endures

Have no fear, my friends, old-fashioned, warm and fuzzy Christmases with close families passionate with tradition still exist! How do I know? Because I am one of millions of television viewers addicted to the Hallmark Christmas channels.

Videos

Los Banos dramatically defeats El Dorado

The Tigers scored with 28 seconds left to pull out a 23-20 playoff victory over El Dorado. (Sean Lynch/slynch@mercedsunstar.com)
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Los Banos dramatically defeats El Dorado 2:31

Los Banos dramatically defeats El Dorado

Daniel Guerrero on LB's dramatic playoff win 2:01

Daniel Guerrero on LB's dramatic playoff win

Baby bandit’s alleged theft of phone caught on camera in Los Banos 1:35

Baby bandit’s alleged theft of phone caught on camera in Los Banos

Los Banos celebrates new Buffalo Soldier mural 1:09

Los Banos celebrates new Buffalo Soldier mural