Morris Dalla Costa, The London Free Press

Been in journalism since 1976 with four different newspapers. Covered just about every sport and actually like most of them. Also spent 10 years writing a news column that expanded my thinking and allowed me to determine that some people take themselves and sports too seriously. Email: Twitter: @MoDaCoatLFPress


Germany's Mario Goetze (right) celebrates his goal against Argentina with teammates (left to right) Mats Hummels, Toni Kroos, Andre Schuerrle, Thomas Mueller and Benedikt Hoewedes during extra time in their World Cup final at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, July 13, 2014. (Dylan Martinez/Reuters)

Super Mario lifts Germany to World Cup title

There will never be a true way to measure which nation can lay claim to being the best in soccer history, but today Germany could stake a true claim to that title.

Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock looks up at the clock during Game 5 of their NHL Western Conference quarterfinal against the Ducks at the Honda Center in Anaheim, May 8, 2013. (MIKE BLAKE/Reuters)

Red Wings' winning era about to end

Sometime in the next few days -- or weeks -- we'll see the end of an era for what has been one of the classiest and most successful hockey organizations over the last 25 years.