John Stravinsky

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  • 15 years ago

    The underlying spirit of Michael Mann's current biopic Ali is by now so familiar that it's ushered in the dreaded realm of cliché, and that's a shame. Over the 10 years covered by the film, Muhammad Ali, now America's No. 1 sports icon, win...

  • 15 years ago

    "Shoot if you must at this old gray head, but spare your country's flags," says street peddler Tommy O., glancing around 34th Street at all the fellow hawkers. I've known the wiry and wily Tommy since the late '70s, and for an old gray head who'll...

  • 16 years ago

    On a day not fit for man or beast, Sadie Is a Lady is looking good in the Big A paddock. So are the other nine maiden three-year-old fillies, snorting and prancing through a chilling rain as their owners huddle about and mumble hopefully on their ...

  • 16 years ago

    With all due respect to what turned out to be a damned good slugfest Saturday night, one sobering thought: Where would the fight world be right now if Felix Trinidad's whipcrack left hook—a mere 23 seconds after the opening bell—had caug...

  • 16 years ago

    Midway through Wylia Slade's first year as owner-coach of the New York Panthers, a rival coach screamed at his players to go out and "beat that bitch!" After her team won, word of the slur got back to Slade, who hugged her losing counterpart at mi...

  • 17 years ago

    "You're goin' for a ride, baby," drawls Chris Doody, waggling a 5-wood at an obstinate little spheroid. The tall, 41-year-old North Carolinian takes a healthy cut, but his good leg slips out a bit on the follow through. The sliced shot leaves him ...


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