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  • 13 years ago

    These days, Tom and Tina Sjogren wake up in the frozen hell they'd always dreamed of. The two New Yorkers, in the early stretch of a 70-day, 700-mile trek to the North Pole, greet the morning already suffering. The cold is searing, and the day...

  • 14 years ago

    Last year all the South Bronx watched the borough's own Rolando Paulino All-Stars make it to the Little League World Series. Some watched in excitement, some with envy. After the team's star pitcher, Danny Almonte, was revealed to be overage and a...

  • 14 years ago

    When Bob Lamm started a one-man boycott of Madison Square Garden after some Knicks players voiced anti-Semitic remarks to reporters last year, he never expected a reply. But now it seems you can add his name to the number of sensitivity checks tha...

  • 14 years ago

    In a warehouse in Seattle stands Abner, a box of gears and wires taller than a man. Sold by a company called Fastball Development Corp., Abner is designed to deliver pitches that mimic anything a big leaguer can throw. A batter scared to face Mari...

  • 14 years ago

    Not everyone in the Bronx neighborhood of the Rolando Paulino All-Stars rallied around the media darlings during their Little League World Series run. And when the "Baby Bombers" fell short, losing to Apopka, Florida, last weekend in the semifinal...