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  1. George Tanber: Challenges nothing new to Powell family

    George J. Tanber

    Bill Powell's family, including daughter Renee, has been overcoming challenges for decades, writes's George J. Tanber.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2010
  2. Augusta National was love at first sight for Billy Casper

    George J. Tanber

    Billy Casper owns 51 career victories, including three majors. So why is one of the 1970 Masters champion's favorite memories at Augusta National of a day when he didn't break 100?'s George J. Tanber explains.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2009
  3. At 52, Fred Funk out to prove he can still play on PGA Tour in 20...

    George J. Tanber

    His birth certificate might prove he's 52, but the spunk that comes with Fred Funk makes him appear years younger. The personality that has drawn fans to the former college coach will serve him well as he takes a shot at playing on the PGA Tour full time in 2009, writes's George J. Tanber.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2008
  4. Golf Hall of Famer Pete Dye truly a landscaping legend

    George J. Tanber

    Pete Dye stumbled upon a profession that led him to induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday. A man who has designed some of the game's most famous holes, Dye is just the fourth course architect to earn the honor, which has even Jack Nicklaus questioning why it didn't happen sooner, writes's George J. Tanber

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2008
  5. Ochoa's lasting legacy may have nothing to do with golf

    George J. Tanber

    Lorena Ochoa's meteoric rise on the LPGA Tour may only be overshadowed by her efforts to change the face of golf in her native Mexico with a goal of bringing the game to the masses, writes's George Tanber.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2008
  6. Zendejas drives kids toward football -- the NFL kind

    George J. Tanber

    As a boy, Luis Zendejas loved soccer. Football seemed boring to him. That changed when Arizona State called and asked him to kick for their football team. Now, the former NFL kicker spreads the word about American-style football.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2008
  7. Family roots set strong foundation for Hall of Famer Rodriguez

    George J. Tanber

    Chi Chi Rodriguez -- who started earning 25 cents a day as a caddie in his native Puerto Rico -- now is part of a $100 million golf project in his homeland. But it's his work away from the game that makes him a legend, writes's George Tanber.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2008
  8. Fernandez was a hit for UCLA and USA softball

    George J. Tanber

    People told Lisa Fernandez she was too short or didn't have the right build to play softball at the highest level. So she went out to prove to the world that not only could she pitch, she also could hit.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2008
  9. Aaron Garcia sees himself in the right place, at the right time

    George J. Tanber

    Despite disappointments and injury, for Aaron Garcia, it's all about playing the game as long as you can, whether it's sandlot football, the Arena Football League or the NFL.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2008
  10. St. Francis AD had a vision for her future

    George J. Tanber

    Irma Garcia is in her second year as athletic director at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., where she's become the country's only female Hispanic AD.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2008
  11. Author Carl Hiaasen discusses golf, nerves and the shanks

    George J. Tanber

    Carl Hiaasen, an author and Miami Herald columnist, has a new book, in which he tells the story of his return to golf after a 32-year hiatus. George J. Tanber talks with him about his comeback odyssey.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2008
  12. African-American sports agents address challenges in the business...

    George J. Tanber

    Depending on whom you talk with, and the sport you're dealing with, the situation for African-American sports agents is bleak, evolving or flourishing, writes George J. Tanber.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2008
  13. Solomon strives to improve African-American connection with MLB

    George J. Tanber

    Jimmie Lee Solomon grew up in small-town Texas, went to an Ivy League school, became an MLB executive and is mentioned as a possible future commissioner. Still, his attention is on building stronger ties between baseball and African-Americans.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2008
  14. As summer ends, heat is on in Toledo point-shaving case

    Mike Fish and George J. Tanber

    As the University of Toledo prepares for its 2007 football season opener on Saturday, the heat is on in the federal probe into point-shaving charges.'s Mike Fish and George Tanber investigate.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2007
  15. Toledo finds missing e-mail in NCAA betting case; feds continue p...

    George J. Tanber and Mike Fish

    Toledo officials released a previously missing e-mail from the NCAA that appeared to clear the athletic program of any wrongdoing.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2007
  16. Toledo point-shaving suspicions surfaced in 2005

    Mike Fish and George J. Tanber

    An investigation into charges of point-shaving at the University of Toledo raises questions about why it took until this spring for the school and the NCAA to take action.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2007