Paul Clegg

Paul Clegg I have played basketball from the streets of New York City to the playgrounds of Berkeley and the athletic clubs of Sacramento. I was a longtime copy editor and writer at The Sacramento Bee.

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A tie for victory in hockey state championship game

Mar 9, 2014
A tie for victory in hockey state championship game

  First, let me extend congratulations to my great-nephew Dylan McKeon, a sophomore at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland. Dylan is the goalie on the school’s hockey team, which yesterday tied for victory in the Ohio state championship game. … Continue reading

Ranadive’s ‘creative tension’ adds to divisiveness among losing Kings

Mar 5, 2014

The Kings’ problems aren’t a matter of differing philosophies about how to play the game of basketball. The choice isn’t between coach Michael Malone’s emphasis on defense and team executives’ embrace of offense, or some balancing of opposites. Strong defense … Continue reading

In Kings arena fight, journalistic credibility took a dive

Mar 3, 2014

If you’re angry that you didn’t get to vote on subsidizing a new Kings arena downtown, don’t blame City Hall, says the Sacramento Bee. Blame the taxpayer groups that drew up the faulty petitions a judge found fatally flawed.  “In … Continue reading

Beneath all the PR, Cousins in a bully

Feb 28, 2014

Pretty soon, the apologists and enablers of DeMarcus Cousins are going to run out of spin material on the 6-foot-1l, 270-pound Kings center and have to deal with an unpleasant reality: the surly malcontent is a bully. He beats up … Continue reading

For bad behavior, Kings’ Cousins meets his match

Feb 26, 2014

Who’s the bigger bum of the past week – DeMarcus Cousins, the Sacramento Kings’ chronic malcontent, or Jim Boeheim, the Syracuse University coach whose flew into a rage and assured defeat for his team? While the 6-foot-11 Cousins was  whining … Continue reading

On arena issue, fair play trumped by minutiae

Feb 24, 2014

“The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.” — French writer Anatole France. As seasoned societal observers well know, those with … Continue reading

Replenishing one’s sense of wonder

Feb 23, 2014
Replenishing one’s sense of wonder

  The engaging creature I am holding at top is an Australian walking stick. It is about 4 inches long with a thick curled tail. This stick is a female and its tail is filled with eggs, said Matan Shelomi, a … Continue reading

Winning through whining on the basketball court

Feb 19, 2014

I don’t like whiners. I’m sure this comes from my father. He had a low tolerance for whining, coupled with an expansive view of what constituted the offense. A mere assertion of children’s rights was usually enough to elicit the … Continue reading

Longtime winning coach stressed importance of college

Feb 17, 2014
Longtime winning coach stressed importance of college

  The New York Times article caught my attention. Charles Granby, the 79-year-old coach of Campus Magnet High School in Queens, was retiring after 45 years at the school. His teams had racked up 722 victories, the most for any … Continue reading

Bring on the burned toast, hold the Fig Newtons

Feb 11, 2014

Burned toast isn’t good for me. That’s what the health tip said. Avoid the charcoal crunch and strive for toast that is honey-colored. I can still see my father sitting at the table with two slices of honey-colored toast and … Continue reading

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