Leisure reading is one of my main hobbies, and here are a few articles that I enjoyed in the past few weeks.

Tommy Tomlinson’s portrait of North Carolina coaching legend Dean Smith, who’s battling dementia.


Denis Hamill’s inspirational column on a UMass basketball player’s return to his hometown, New York City, for the Atlantic 10 tournament.


The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir’s obituary of Carmen Berra, Yankee legend Yogi’s wife.

VIctory Journal had this in-depth look at the life of former MLB pitcher Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez.

El Duque – “La Gran Fuga”

Steve Serby’s Q&A with St. John’s men’s basketball coach Steve Lavin in the New York Post.
Terry Pluto pens this heartfelt look at Cleveland Cavaliers fan favorite Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ number retirement ceremony.