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  • SHAPE UP!

    published December 26, 2012

    Maybe you want to ring in the New Year doing something healthy and fun? Yes, you can do both. At Central Park, the New York Road Runners host a... More >>

  • DECEMBER MADNESS

    published December 12, 2012

    We’ll say it again: It seems like since the fabulous Barclays Center opened, New York sports fans have better choices and a lot more of... More >>

  • Giants Fans: Start Planning That Super Bowl Party Now

    published Dec 17, 2012

    You may think that the Giants hit a new low yesterday with a 34-0 thrashing at the hands of the Atlanta Falcons. But not so, I think. I think the Giants are testing a new strategy, one they worked t... More >>

  • Mets Front Office to Team: Don't be Too Good

    published Dec 16, 2012

    I've been waiting for someone in the New York press to suck up to the Mets front office by building an anti-R.A. Dickey case. I found it in Saturday's New York Post in a column by Ken Davidoff. Appa... More >>

  • SLAM DUNK

    published December 5, 2012

    Named for the West Point women’s basketball coach who died at age 28 of an undiagnosed heart condition, the Maggie Dixon Classic honors the... More >>

  • Bob Costas, Jovan Belcher, and the Fear of Talking About Gun Control

    published Dec 11, 2012

    In case you missed it, during the second half of December 2nd's Eagles-Cowboys game, NBC ran a story about the Kansas City Chiefs' victory over the Carolina Panthers and how the team had dealt with th... More >>

  • David Wilson: A Star Is Born For The Giants

    published Dec 10, 2012

    I've followed the Giants all season, and I can't recall the name of running back David Wilson being called on an important play even one time. I've been waiting for Wilson to explode ever since his s... More >>

  • KNOCKOUT

    published November 28, 2012

    Although top-flight boxers want to meet the true champion Manny Pacquiáo in the ring for both the exposure and the prize money, the Miguel... More >>

  • Jon Stewart on R.A. Dickey: How Will the Mets Screw This Up?

    published Dec 05, 2012

    According to R.A. Dickey's agent, Bo McKinnis, negotiations between his client and the New York Mets are solid in terms of "a series of potential structures and lengths." What, then, are the stick... More >>

  • Can RG3 Make the Skins Into the Giants of 2012?

    published Dec 04, 2012

    The Giants ended last night's game with the Washington Redskins in sole possession of first place in the NFC East but somehow it didn't feel that way. Unless you just want to believe that the Giants a... More >>

  • Bye, Bye, Russell Martin: The Yanks' Old-Age Movement

    published Nov 30, 2012

    It's official: the policy of the Yankees' front office is to start Opening Day with the oldest roster in the history of Major League Baseball. And this must be the policy because nothing else the Ya... More >>

  • Marvin Miller: One of the Most Important Men in Sports

    published Nov 28, 2012

    Marvin Miller, who died early yesterday of cancer at age 95, was more than what Red Barber once called him: "along with Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson, one of the three most important men in baseball h... More >>

  • Will The Real New York Giants Please Show Up?

    published Nov 26, 2012

    I don't know where Eli Manning ranks this morning in the NFL's byzantine passer rating system. I know where he ranked before the kickoff of last night's New York Giants-Green Bay Packers game: he was... More >>

  • The Jets Can Make The Playoffs (Is What I Keep Telling Myself)

    published Nov 22, 2012

    Do the Jets really have a chance to overtake the Patriots? Look at it this way: the Jets are coming off their best game of the year and they're playing at home. As for the Patriots, not only is Aaron ... More >>

  • The NFL's Dirty Little Secret

    published Nov 19, 2012

    Pssssst. Wanna buy some football tickets? I got some good deals for you. Jets and Patriots Thanksgiving night at MetLife? How's this for a deal? 9,069 tickets available as low as $24. What's that... More >>

  • R.A. Dickey Wins the Cy Young: Mets Ultimate Fan Shaft Is on the Way

    published Nov 15, 2012

    R. A. Dickey becomes the first Mets pitcher in 22 years to win more than 20 games and the first since Dwight Gooden in 1985 to win the Cy Young. The only question on this memorable day, which is bein... More >>

  • Giants Problems: Defense First

    published Nov 12, 2012

    What's wrong with the Giants? This is only two consecutive losses, which is no reason to panic, but when you consider that the two previous games were won by miracles - Dez Bryant's finger out of the... More >>

  • The Sleazy Mets

    published Nov 09, 2012

    Last month, Mets GM Sandy Alderson called R.A. Dickey "one of our two core players" in the Mets organization - the other, of course, being David Wright. On Thursday, Alderson changed his tone: "It wo... More >>

  • SLAM DUNK

    published October 31, 2012

    This is already being called the East River Rivalry and for good reason. When the Nets were in New Jersey, it just wasn’t the same as... More >>

  • HELL ON WHEELS

    published October 24, 2012

    The environmental group Times Up has being doing great things for more than 20 years to promote a less toxic New York City by educating people... More >>

  • G-Men Need To Keep An Eye On RG3

    published Oct 26, 2012

    What will the Giants be doing in the locker room before their Sunday revenge match with the Cowboys in Dallas? My guess is their eyes will be glued to the TV watching Robert Griffin III leading the R... More >>

  • Is Eli Frontrunner for the MVP?

    published Oct 24, 2012

    You may have missed it, but there was a stimulating back-and-forth on ESPN on whether Eli Manning should be the frontrunner for this year's MVP. The debaters were Stephen A. Smith, Skip Bayless, Rob P... More >>

  • Jets Coaching Staff Chokes Again

    published Oct 22, 2012

    You Jets fans out there - how did you feel when, after dominating the 4th quarter and tying the Patriots 23-23 with two minutes left to play, the Jets recovered a fumble at the New England 18-yard lin... More >>

  • Yanks Lose. Here's All the Baseball I Want to Talk About This Year.

    published Oct 19, 2012

    Speculation on what caused the train wreck that ended last night with the Yankee's 8-1 loss to Detroit is useless, so I'm going to empty out all the notes I took during this year's ALCS and see what s... More >>

  • The Yankees' Last Gasp

    published Oct 17, 2012

    Regardless of what happens tonight, while watching the Yankees 2-1 loss to the Tigers last night in the third game of the ALCS, you had the feeling that it was the end of an era. They brought Nick Sw... More >>

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