Here is a look at a few of the media columns from around the country since last Friday.

Richard Sandomir has a look at Harold Reynolds getting back into the broadcast biz with his new gig with MLB. He also says that this year’s coverage of the Belmont Stakes was much better than last year’s edition.

Neil Best has a look at the poor NBA ratings for ABC this weekend.

Bob Raissman has a look at the fawning over Roger Clemens by Yankees announcers in his return to the club this weekend.

Chris Zelkovich has a look at Dan Marino’s new movie venture…this time he’s got a message.

Michael Hiestand has a look at Johnny Miller preparing to return to the site of one of the greatest moments of his playing career, “Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club, where he shot one of golf’s greatest rounds with a final-day 63 to win the 1973 U.S. Open.”

Dan Caesar looks at the dismal ratings that the NHL received for the Stanley Cup Finals.

Leonard Shapiro leads off his weekly Sports Waves column with boxing promoter Bob Arum trying to steal a page from the playbook of Ultimate Fighting when it comes to the presentation and promotion of boxing.

Jim Williams has the Mid Atlantic Sports Network scoring big with the “Battle of the Beltway” – the interleague matchup of the Nationals and Orioles.

Barry Horn offers an initial reaction and a more thought out reaction to a number of sports media events.

David Barron has more on the grim ratings for the NBA finals.