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JIM LITKE

Jim Litke is a sports columnist for the Associated Press.

Articles by JIM LITKE

Commentary: NHL All-star voters get last laugh Commentary: NHL All-star voters get last laugh
2 weeks ago - - JIM LITKE
In a 1955 comedy titled “The Mouse That Roared,” the tiny, fictional Duchy of Grand Fenwick invades the United States led by actor Peter Sellers and armed with just bows and arrows. After much hilarity, they improbably win the war. [Read More]
Commentary: Cubs now know how to win Commentary: Cubs now know how to win
15 weeks ago - - JIM LITKE
CHICAGO — Most years, a night this warm this late in October would feel like a gift. This year, because of a young Cubs team that fought off hibernation until the next-to-last possible moment, it turned out to be more of a mixed blessing. [Read More]
Commentary: Golf has a new great rivalry Commentary: Golf has a new great rivalry
25 weeks ago - - JIM LITKE
When Rory McIlroy won the PGA Championship a year ago, he was already the runaway favorite to dominate golf in the post-Tiger era. He was just 25, with four majors already under his belt, and barely two weeks into a stretch at No. 1 in the world ranking that continues today. [Read More]
Commentary: NFL needs to get this right Commentary: NFL needs to get this right
39 weeks ago - - JIM LITKE
The NFL moves heaven and earth a dozen times every Sunday of the season to get calls on the field exactly right. [Read More]
Commentary: Pats likely to find a fall guy Commentary: Pats likely to find a fall guy
54 weeks ago - - JIM LITKE
The most wanted rule-breaker in America today is a New England Patriots ball boy. [Read More]
Commentary: Emmert is at control of a runaway train Commentary: Emmert is at control of a runaway train
55 weeks ago - - JIM LITKE
Feckless, arrogant, self-aggrandizing, inept — if you needed just one episode to illustrate everything wrong about Mark Emmert’s tenure as NCAA boss, he just handed it over, tied up with a bow. [Read More]
JIM LITKE: U.S.-Cuba thaw warms up MLB JIM LITKE: U.S.-Cuba thaw warms up MLB
59 weeks ago - - JIM LITKE
If one ripple from the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations means baseball prospects get off the island and into the major leagues without payoffs to smugglers and threats from kidnappers, it’s hard to see the downside. [Read More]
Commentary: Earnhardt Jr. finally having breakout season Commentary: Earnhardt Jr. finally having breakout season
73 weeks ago - - JIM LITKE
Dale Earnhardt Jr. turns 40 in a month, and much of his adult life is still a blur. [Read More]
Commentary: Goodell will face tough questions Commentary: Goodell will face tough questions
73 weeks ago - - JIM LITKE
Roger Goodell likes to boast about “protecting the shield.” For all the high-minded talk, let’s see how good he is at covering his butt. [Read More]
Commentary: Should Little League stars be paid? Commentary: Should Little League stars be paid?
76 weeks ago - - JIM LITKE
Like just about every other organized youth sports program, the Little League World Series is being played mostly for the benefit of grown-ups. [Read More]
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