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One of the best lessons we can learn from our experiences in youth sports is how we can take advantage of second chances.

Parents and coaches can point to the real-life stories in the professional ranks.

02/10/2011 - 14:53
Mike Clark
I am not a big fan of New Year's Resolutions. Mostly because I have set the bar too high in the past and have failed to achieve my lofty goals. But as we begin 2011, let's try to make a simple commitment: to point our children to a healthier lifestyle this year.

For better or for worse, we are the role models for our children. Whether we are parents, aunts and uncles, neighbors, teachers, or youth coaches, kids watch what we do.

01/05/2011 - 19:03
Mike Clark
As Christmas season approaches, let me say thanks to all the parents who read this column -- thanks for your feedback, thanks for your stories and thanks for sharing your love of sports with others.

I try to write this column from a perspective of someone going through the same types of experiences as you are going through, and hearing from you helps me stay on top of things.

12/19/2010 - 17:12
Mike Clark
The game of baseball still makes me feel like a kid. In 1969 I was a six year old boy, growing up on Long Island with my parents and three brothers. I learned that life could be Amazin'.

We all celebrated the Mets' Miracle season.

12/18/2010 - 12:04
Mike Clark
Led by a historic ground campaign, the Panthers humiliated Virginia Tech, running their way to a 52-22 demolition of the Hokies Saturday afternoon at Heinz Field, maintaining first place in the Coastal division.
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CHARLOTTESVILLE — With an opportunity to separate itself in the race for the ACC Coastal title, the Virginia football team failed to overcome myriad mental and physical errors and its depleted defense was unable to hold up in the second half of a 23-13 loss to Pittsburgh on a soggy Friday night.
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Casey DeSmith stopped all 39 shots he faced, while Sidney Crosby racked up a goal and an assist as the Penguins dominated Arizona in a 4-0 shutout win at PPG Paints Arena Saturday night.
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NEW YORK (AP) — After setting a career high for points last season, Josh Bailey has picked up right where he left off. Bailey scored a short-handed goal in the second period and then the only goal in a shootout to lift the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Thursday night.
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