Ralph Morrow

Veteran sports columnist Ralph Morrow says the only sport he doesn’t follow is cricket. That leaves plenty of others to fill his time.

SPORTS & MORE: MORE MEMORIES OF A NEWSPAPER CAREER

Last week, I wrote a column recalling some people I’ve met, interviewed and/or written about in my 65 years as a journalist, mainly as a newspaper sports writer or other. This is the second “chapter” of those memories, which come from a speech I gave several months ago to...

SPORTS & MORE: MEMORIES OF A SPORTS REPORTER & EDITOR

Several months ago, I was asked to speak to the Sunrise Rotary Club about people I've met in my 65 years as a sports journalist. As I thought about it, I realized I’ve met a lot of noteworthy people, but not necessarily for news stories or even sports personalities.  This...

SPORTS & MORE: DOLPHINS IN GREAT SHAPE WITH TAGOVAILOA AT HELM

As the chant went up from the crowd — slowly, but steadily intensifying during Sunday’s 39-17 victory over the Cleveland Browns at Hard Rock Stadium — there was no question what the people thought. “MVP! MVP! MVP!” Tua Tagovailoa said he heard it, admitted it’s a possibility, but the Miami Dolphins quarterback,...

SPORTS & MORE: 4 PITCHERS, 0 HITS, 9 INNINGS — IS IT STILL A NO-HITTER?

I wonder what Don Larsen would have thought about the World Series game on Nov. 2. It was the fourth game of this year’s Series, won by the Houston Astros in six games. It’s the game that will go down as a no-hitter, albeit one in which Houston’s Cristian Javier...

SPORTS & MORE: SCHUMAKER NEXT IN LINE OF MIAMI MARLINS MANAGERS

Skip Schumaker is the new manager of the Miami Marlins, the team’s 16th manager, replacing Don Mattingly, who lasted seven years in the job before he, principal owner Bruce Sherman and general manager Kim Ng met and decided that Mattingly’s time with the team had come to an end. Schumaker...

SPORTS & MORE: TUA RETURNS FOR THE MIAMI DOLPHINS

First, the big news: As far as I know, Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa made it through his return to action on Oct. 16 without being injured. Oh, he didn’t do it without testing the sport. Late in the first quarter, with the score 7-0 in the Dolphins’ favor, Tua took...

SPORTS & MORE: WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, WATCH SPORTS

Settling in to watch sports on a weekend doesn’t just happen. You have to make it happen. Last weekend was one of the big ones – great college football plus super baseball playoffs that could monopolize every minute if you were so inclined. And I was. Thank God for allowing...

SPORTS & MORE: NEW HOMER KING AARON JUDGE SURPASSES ROGER MARIS

There were times I thought Aaron Judge would never make it to 62 home runs. Then I heard from a friend who texted that she, a New York Yankees fan, was crying along with Judge’s mother. Yes, Judge had hit 62. I, too, was happy for Judge’s accomplishment. I was...

SPORTS & MORE: DOLPHINS’ TEDDY BRIDGEWATER IN FOR TUA

In the wake of Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa being removed from play twice under the NFL’s concussion protocol, the league saw 12 more players, including several quarterbacks, being set down on Oct. 2. Something has to be done. Should all those injured players be dropped for their seasons, for...

SPORTS & MORE: MATTINGLY IS OUT AS MIAMI MARLINS MANAGER

On Sept. 25, Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly met with the team’s principal owner Bruce Sherman and general manager Kim Ng. We don’t know who spoke first. But the result was clear: Mattingly is out as Miami manager, as of the end of the baseball season, which is next...

SPORTS & MORE: ALL IN FOR TUA

Tua! Tua!! Tua!!! I’m a believer. Put me on the bandwagon. Can you believe it? Down 35-14 at the start of the fourth quarter. No one could recover from that. Is there another game to watch? What a bunch of bums! And then Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa exploded. Touchdown pass...

SPORTS & MORE: DOLPHINS COACH SHOWS NO FEAR ON 4TH DOWN

There’s still a question of who is calling the plays for the New England Patriots. The best speculation is that it’s head coach Bill Belichick, not one of his coordinators. But there’s no question about the Miami Dolphins. In the second quarter Sunday with Miami up, 10-0, but looking at...