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    published December 22, 2010

    The Georgetown Hoyas and the St. John’s Red Storm have a long-standing rivalry since the 1980s, when John Thompson and Lou Carnesecca... More >>

  • Tom Coughlin Forgot, and Now Giants Fans Never Will

    published Dec 20, 2010

    I've been scrambling — oops, sorry, Giants fans, I'll try to find a word not easily associated with Michael Vick. Let's say I've been searching hard to find an angle on Sunday's debacle that has... More >>


    published December 15, 2010

    We can’t think of a more fun change of pace from productions of The Nutcracker or A Christmas Carol than World Wrestling... More >>

  • Bob Feller, the Greatest Pitcher Ever?

    published Dec 16, 2010

    Robert William Andrew Feller, who died yesterday of leukemia at the age of 92, was the greatest pitcher in baseball history. Well, he might have been. If not, he was damn close, and, if not, he would... More >>

  • Pirates-Yankees 1960 Tonight, Thanks to Bing Crosby

    published Dec 15, 2010

    Bing Crosby didn't know it, but when he took off for Paris on October 12, 1960, he left us all with a wonderful Christmas present. Bing was part owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates and fearful that his Na... More >>


    published December 8, 2010

    Let’s see if we can think of some reasons why this is going to be a hot ticket. First, the Knicks and the Heat are in the same... More >>

  • With Cliff Lee, Will the Phillies Rotation Be the Best Ever?

    published Dec 14, 2010

    Does the acquisition of Cliff Lee give the Philadelphia Phillies the best rotation in baseball history? That's a little premature, but you can certainly make a good argument. Right now, Roy Halli... More >>

  • Jets Still Proving to be the Team of the Future

    published Dec 13, 2010

    When the Jets ended last season by losing to the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC championship game, their fans had at least one big consolation: the Jets, it was assumed, were the team of the future. No... More >>

  • Why Monday's Loss Is Even Worse for the Jets Than It Looked

    published Dec 08, 2010

    It was a field day Tuesday for active verbs in the New York sports press - clobbered, pasted, scorched, romped, buried, thrashed. But our favorite descriptive word was on the back cover of that day's ... More >>


    published December 1, 2010

    The rivalry between the Jets and Dolphins has been one of the fiercest in the NFL since the two teams landed in the AFC East when the AFL... More >>

  • Ron Santo, 1940-2010

    published Dec 03, 2010

    Some guys, when you hear about their death, it makes you feel a little bit older. That's how I felt when I heard that Ron Santo -- one of my first baseball cards -- had died last night in Arizona at a... More >>


    published November 24, 2010

    If your one hockey game a season is "The Battle of New York"—as it has been called since 1972 when the new franchise Islanders had to pay... More >>

  • Derek Jeter: Greedy, Unreasonable, Unrealistic

    published Nov 24, 2010

    "This is the way the Yankees want the conversation about Derek Jeter to go," writes Mike Lupica in today's Daily News. "They have arrived at what they think is a fair contract for Jeter and if he does... More >>


    published November 17, 2010

    The Post–Turkey Day Super Hike is a great antidote for too much stuffing or too much shopping. More than 1,400 acres, Van Cortlandt... More >>

  • Mark Sanchez Puts an Exclamation Point on the Jets Season

    published Nov 21, 2010

    As we suggested Wednesday, Mark Sanchez's NFL passer rating at the time, 80.5, good for only 24th best in the league, didn't begin to reflect how good he is. As Sanchez demonstrated in today's breath... More >>

  • Mark Sanchez or Eli Manning: Who's Best?

    published Nov 17, 2010

    The most fun argument floating around the internet and on talk radio these days - besides whether or not the Yankee are going to get Cliff Lee -- is who is the best quarterback in New York (or should ... More >>


    published November 10, 2010

    Kicking off the 2010–11 college basketball season, the 2K Sports Classic showcases top-notch teams while benefiting a good cause. A... More >>

  • Manny Pacquiao's Easy Victory Leaves Us With Questions

    published Nov 15, 2010

    We scored the Manny Pacquiao-Antonio Margarito super welterweight fight Saturday night a perfect shutout for Manny, 12 rounds to zero for Margarito, and fully agree with Tim Smith of the Daily News, w... More >>

  • Hall of Fame Push for George Steinbrenner and Billy Martin?

    published Nov 09, 2010

    Clearly there's a push to sweep George Steinbrenner and Billy Martin (and possibly Ron Guidry) into the Hall of Fame in one package. We'll deal with Guidry later. In fact, we'll deal with the case f... More >>

  • Why Doesn't Cameron Newton Have a Lock on the Heisman?

    published Nov 09, 2010

    There probably hasn't been a Heisman candidate this decade with such strong credentials for the title of Outstanding College Football Player in The Nation as Auburn quarterback Cameron Newton. Newton'... More >>


    published November 3, 2010

    If you thought Quidditch was played only in the world of Harry Potter with broomsticks and a ball that flies, think again. The earthbound version... More >>

  • Jerry Rice is Now Officially The Greatest Player Ever

    published Nov 05, 2010

    It's official: Jerry Rice is the greatest player in NFL history. So says a so-called blue ribbon panel of football writers and historians -- in the interests of full disclosure, I was one of the panel... More >>

  • Rangers Win Pennant, but 'A-Rod Doomed Them' Myth Lives On

    published Nov 04, 2010

    No sooner did the World Series end than Alex Rodriguez became the answer to the question "Why did it take the Rangers so long to win the pennant?" On Monday, Tyler Kepner of the New York Times specula... More >>

  • Sorting Out Post-Loss Rangers Fans Sensibilities

    published Nov 02, 2010

    We can thank Daily News writer John Harper for staying in top of the Texas Ranger CEO's comments on Yankees fans yesterday on ESPN radio - you know by now, Chuck Greenberg's remarks that fans at Yanke... More >>


    published October 27, 2010

    The New York City Marathon is the most fun event of the year for spectators. Because the course is 26.2 miles along city streets,... More >>

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