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    published September 8, 2009

    Now that Eli Manning is the highest-paid quarterback in football, he’d better start playing like it—and this would be a good time to... More >>


    published September 1, 2009

    With the Bombers closing in on a big playoff season, the tickets are going to get even pricier and hard to come by, so this is a good series to... More >>

  • Jockbeat: It Must Be September in Queens

    published Aug 31, 2009

    ​Back on February 25, Philadelphia's City Paper declared war on our National League team in an article entitled "An Incomplete List of Reasons Mets Fans are Douchebags." (Grudgingly, we admit to our... More >>

  • Jockbeat: Judge says Feds Improperly Obtained Steroid Data, Just As We've Been Saying All Along

    published Aug 27, 2009

    ​   Though it was related to page 70 in this morning's Daily News, Wednesday's decision by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is going to have a huge impact on future reporting of per... More >>

  • Jockbeat: Yankees Looking at a Tough Joba Ahead

    published Aug 26, 2009

    ​If Yankee fans thought the team's post All-Star game run -- 27-10, best in the major leagues -- and overall performance -- .624 W-L, best in the majors -- is too good to be true, they might be righ... More >>


    published August 25, 2009

    The hype builds as the one and only U.S. Open progresses, so we recommend going out early in the proceedings to see great tennis up... More >>

  • Jockbeat: Maybe Favre's New Gig is Really About the Merch

    published Aug 20, 2009

    Don't know if you've heard the story, but they're saying that if you're traveling down Nicaragua way, you can see bunches of kids wearing "21-0" shirts - those were the ones printed up for New England... More >>


    published August 18, 2009

    The EmblemHealth Bronx Open is an International Tennis Federation sanctioned with a $100,000 purse and featuring women tennis pros from... More >>

  • Jockbeat: How About Teixeira for MVP?

    published Aug 18, 2009

    Everybody knows that Albert Pujols is the favorite to win the 2009 National League Most Valuable Player award, but who in the American League? We took an informal poll this week of newspaper and onli... More >>

  • The Baseball Strike, 15 Years Later: What Was That About?

    published Aug 14, 2009

    We all know what Lord Acton said about being doomed to repeat history, so while the fifteenth anniversary of the 1994 MLB Strike (August 12) is still fresh in everyone's mind, let's do some reviewin... More >>

  • Jockbeat: Baseball's Striking Anniversary

    published Aug 12, 2009

    ​Do you remember where you were 15 years ago today?  Wherever you were, you probably woke up, like me, to the startling revelation that "There's no baseball today!"In fact, as we'll never forge... More >>


    published August 11, 2009

    New York has a long and colorful history with chess, and today, one of the most active chess organizations in the world, the New York Chess... More >>

  • Jockbeat: Yanks With Best MLB Record, So They're The Best Team in Baseball, Right?

    Jockbeat: Yanks With Best MLB Record, So They're The Best Team in Baseball, Right?

    published Aug 10, 2009

    ​After sweeping the big four-game series with the Red Sox, are the Yankees now favorites to win the AL East -- and to go on and win the World Series?  You betcha, but let's not print those World Se... More >>


    published August 4, 2009

    Dubbed "Chicks on Speed," the Gotham Girls are a flat-track roller derby league founded in 2003 and now composed of seven teams, including... More >>

  • Jockbeat: Lupica's Precious Sox Juicing? He Blames the Union, Naturally

    published Aug 02, 2009

    ​Since Selena Roberts's February 7 Sports Illustrated story broke the news that Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids in 2003, we've maintained that there's no mystery as to how and why these ... More >>

  • Jockbeat: What Is It with the New York Times and the Yankees?

    published Jul 31, 2009

    Every few weeks, in this age of big-money, drug-riddled sports, comes a piece that is so mind-numbing irresponsible that it takes a while to know how to properly respond to it. Such a review ran i... More >>


    published July 28, 2009

    If you've caught the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Smackdown competitions on television (March marked the 500th episode, and the premiere in... More >>

  • Jockbeat: Barra Bemoans Shrinking (Print) Sports Sections; Ortega Tells Him To Stop Whining

    published Jul 27, 2009

    ​For many years, there's been a feeling that SportsBusiness Journal is a publication only for insiders. Well, the web has changed the definition of "insiders," expanding it to heretofore unthought o... More >>

  • Jockbeat: French Liking Lance Armstrong More This Time

    published Jul 24, 2009

     Are the French finally softening towards Lance Armstrong? Our correspondent in Paris, Bill Strickland, editor-at-large of Bicycling Magazine and co-author  of We Might as Well Win (which ch... More >>

  • Jockbeat: Another Roger Clemens Bait-and-Switch in the Daily News

    published Jul 21, 2009

    Last Thursday the Daily News' back cover told us in huge letters that the "Heat Is On" Roger Clemens and "Pressure on Rocket grows as grand jury subpoenas Houston gym owner, others." This was the... More >>


    published July 22, 2009

    Though it's too late to register for the rigorous Nautica New York City Triathlon (not to mention start training), it's a whole lot of fun... More >>

  • Jockbeat: The Mets at Midseason

    published Jul 17, 2009

    The Mets aren't going to win anything this year. That's what you really want to know, so we'll give it to you right off.  They're only four games under .500, but the problem now isn't just that t... More >>

  • Jockbeat: The Yankees at Midseason

    published Jul 15, 2009

    Let's start with the obvious -- or at least what should be obvious:  the new Yankee Stadium is not helping the Yankees. While the Yanks lead MLB in home runs at home with 79 and are on track to b... More >>

  • Jockbeat: Can the Yanks Get Halladay? Of Course They Can

    published Jul 14, 2009

    Can the Yankees get Roy Halladay? Of course they can.  Toronto GM J.P. Ricciardi says, "We're not inclined to move him, but we're going to see what's out there." That means: "Yes, we're willing t... More >>


    published July 8, 2009

    Who says you need a gym to get in shape? The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation has put together an amazing lineup of morning fitness... More >>

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