Athletic Awards

  • Voice Choices

    June 19, 2013


    NBA players challenge soccer pros

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    "Bullet" Bob Turley, R.I.P.

    It seems to be that discussion of the career of Bob Turley, who died Saturday morning at age 82, came and went all too quickly. Turley was very nearly a great pitcher. Between 1955 and 1958 he won 59 games for the Yankees and lost only 20, mostly starting but often, in Casey Stengel's wacky in-and-o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Revis, Don't Leave Us -- Don't Be the Next New York Star Out the Door

    As of this morning, Jets owner Woody Johnson, new GM John Idzik, and coach Rex Ryan are in Indianapolis evaluating draft prospects. Also in Indiana was agent Neil Schwartz, who represents several players, most notably the Jets' All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis. Yes, the Jets brass has a great deal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

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

    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 sticking points? Bo says, "We've got a difference in terms of the actual dollars per season." In other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    The Sleazy Mets

    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 would be a little unusual to trade Cy Young winner " - everyone is assuming, rightfully so I think, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Is Eli Frontrunner For The MVP?

    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 Parker and Eric Mangini. The main attraction of the show, of course, is usually Stephen A. vs. Bayles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Should Health Insurance Providers Pay For Sex-Change Operations?

    Yesterday, the group Transgender Legal Defense & Education announced that an insurance company has agreed to a settlement that will require it to pay for a sex-change operation for a transgender person.Ida Hammer, 34, was born a man but has been living as a woman for the past several years. Acco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2012

    C.C. Sabathia Back With A Vengeance. Jeter For MVP?

    Yankees fans breathed a little easier last night with C.C. Sabathia's return. He went 7 1/3 innings in the Yanks' 3-1 victory over Cleveland, gave up four hits and a walk, and, best of all, struck out nine. His ERA has now dropped below 3.50 for the season. Then again, he was pitching against the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    New York Olympians In London 2012 Summer Games: Shooting and Soccer

    We're not too sure if shooting and soccer are pastimes that go well together, but it seems to work fine for our Olympic duo in today's spotlight both hailing from Rochester, NY. While one is already a two-time Olympian the other should get a gold medal just for showing off their chiseled bod. Name: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    How Does The Mets 1962-2012 All-time Team Stack Up to The Yankees?

    Last night, SNY broadcast the Mets All-time Team 1962-2012 from the 92nd Street Y. I love programs like this -- the video clips, the debates on old ballplayers, et al. The voting panel of the Daily News' John Harper and Mike Lupica, the Post's Mike Vaccaro,'s Marty Noble, and Mets broadcast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    In Mets-Rays Match, Will R.A. Dickey Reach MVP Status?

    I'm trying to remember -- was last night the first time ever that Yankees fans rooted for the Mets and vice versa? The two teams helped each other out by whipping the others' division rivals, and in doing so, I think, helped give good definition of their teams' respective character. The Mets, beati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    The Knicks Take Their Talents To South Beach This Saturday--And Other Playoff Storylines

    The NBA playoff bracket is set, and the Knicks will take their talents to South Beach this Saturday to play LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and the Miami Heat. It's a matchup that will garner more buzz than a typical two-seed-vs-seven-seed series, due of a myriad of subplots. First, these two teams ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Ryan Braun: No MVP If Guilty

    ​I haven't said anything about the Ryan Braun performance-enhancing drug controversy because I don't want to rush to judgment. I'll do my rushing after all analysis, arguments, and counterarguments are in. Meanwhile, there's another issue to consider. Yesterday,'s Jayson Stark argue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Heisman Goes to a Player in a Second-Rate Conference Who Played a Cheesecloth Schedule

    ​Do you remember Troy Smith, Chris Weinke, Ty Detmer, or Andre Ware? Do you switch on the TV when Matt Leinart's team is playing -- do you remember what team he plays for? Does your heart beat faster when you think of the pro careers of Danny Wuerffel, Ron Dane, Eric Crouch, Jason White, Gino ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 28, 2011

    GO LONG!

    Take a day trip to West Point

  • Voice Choices

    September 14, 2011

    LET'S GO!

    Yankees host Red Sox one more time

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    C.C. Sabathia: Just How Big a Problem?

    Sabathia: Weighty issue.​Everything about C.C. Sabathia is big, so I guess it's natural that his flaws are also big. After Saturday's disastrous outing with a 10-4 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway, Yankees fans must be worrying that C.C.'s big flaw could be fatal. You may have thought that Sunda ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 15, 2011


    New York Liberty take on the L.A. Sparks

  • Voice Choices

    March 23, 2011


    New York Yankees host the Detroit Tigers

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Yankees Fans, Are You Worried Yet?

    ​Be afraid, Yankees fans -- be very afraid. Though some are dismissing the Yankees' late-season slide saying, "After all, they're still going to make the playoffs," there's nothing good to be said about their performance over the last 10 games. On September 4, the Yankees were on an eight-g ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 15, 2010

    LET'S GO!

    New York Yankees host Tampa Bay

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Reggie Bush More Scorned than OJ Simpson, Somehow

    You must forget this image -- it's the rules!​So now, it appears, Reggie Bush's fabulous stint at the University of Southern California never happened. As reported on ESPN, the Heisman Trophy Trust will strip Bush of his 2005 Heisman Trophy and leave the award "vacant." The Trust's own inve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Derek Jeter's Future: Here's An Idea Out of Left Field

    ​Yankees announcer Michael Kay, speaking on ESPN 1050 yesterday, said what is on every New York baseball fan's mind. Not "Will the Yankees win the pennant?" -- with a favorable schedule and the return of Alex Rodriguez and Andy Pettitte imminent, the odds are in their favor. Not "Will C.C. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Robinson Cano For MVP? The Drumbeat Begins

    ​Robinson Cano for American League MVP? Cano's grand-slammer against the Seattle Mariners on August 22, a game in which he drove in 6 runs, awakened quite a few to the possibility. His performance last night against the Oakland A's -- three for four with three RBIs, including his 26th home run ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 6, 2010


    The Yankees host the Angels (and our beloved Matsui. Sniff.)

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Where's the Suspense in Picking New York's All-Time Baseball Lineup?

    ​We just watched the second episode of MSG's The Lineup, which airs Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. and repeats throughout the week, and aside from the fun of watching clips of old ballplayers, we're kind of wondering what the point is. The Lineup's panel -- former players Gary Carter and Sparky Lyle ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 3, 2009


    Not if the 'Dynamic Duo' have anything to say about it

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Eminem Can Still Rap, World. (So Can Black Thought.)

    Every year, the BET Hip-Hop Awards--the 2009 edition of which aired last night--round up three or four different rapper cyphers, taped off-site and with somewhat counterintuitive gangs of MCs going in with what are ostensibly freestyles. Last year, Jadakiss, Fabolous, Juelz Santana, and Ace Hood t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Jockbeat: Yankees' MVP? Allen Barra Ranks Jeter Fifth

    With all the talk of Derek Jeter as the possible MVP winner for 2009, an important question has been overlooked: who is the Yankees MVP? Bill Madden inadvertently weighed in on the issue last Sunday with a piece headlined "Ring In The Old -- Yanks rediscover formula for success: more Jeter, less A ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 4, 2009


    Patitucci has elegant strings for hire

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Jockbeat: Why is Jerry Crowe Such an Asshole?

    First off, anything written about St. Louis Cardinals' first baseman Albert Pujols should begin with a sentence along the lines of "He's the greatest player in the game today, and the best player so far in the 20th century. And, probably, one of the 20 greatest players of all time." He didn't do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Jockbeat: A Look at Mets Pitching for 2009

    Here's an incredible thought. If the 2009 Mets play like they did through 145 games in each of the last two seasons, they could win the National League's Eastern Division title -- or at least make the playoffs -- by simply going 9-8 over their last 17 games. That would be a two-game improvement over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Jockbeat: The Real MVP of Baseball, Going by Stats

    Who's the most complete player in baseball?  According to baseball writer Dave Fleming, he's the only guy of the 2008 season who batted above .275, hit for power, drew at least 60-70 walks a year, stole more than 20 bases (and was successful at least 75 percent of the time), was a good fielder ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Reggie Miller Swats Knick Fans Who Cheered Kobe

    As Mets fans, we expressed confusion that that Knicks fans at the Garden, and even Spike Lee, would cheer Kobe Bryant of the Lakers throughout Monday's game against their own team. Former Indiana Pacers great Reggie Miller, who was frequently abused by the same fair-weather fans, goes further: "I wa ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    June 17, 2008
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    August 22, 2006

    Atlas Slugged

    Alex Rodriguez is one of the greatest Yankees ever. And the whole world is on his back?

  • News

    April 29, 2003
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    October 29, 2002
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    April 30, 2002

    Gorillas in Our Midst

    They're All Going to Cooperstown. Which Ones Will Have to Pay Admission?

  • News

    March 12, 2002

    Beauty and the East

    Can the Nets Survive a Bashing by the Ugly Stick of Playoff Ball?

  • News

    February 5, 2002

    M.J. vs. Kobe: The Verdict

    Here's a Hint: It's Not Really Close

  • News

    November 27, 2001
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    October 30, 2001

    Pitching Machines

    The Hamstring’s Connected to the . . . Fastball

  • News

    July 31, 2001

    From the Cradle to the Court

    Lots of Pounding on Souls at This Prep Basketball Showcase

  • News

    March 7, 2000

    The City Game

    New York’s Greatest High School Hoops Stars

  • News

    February 15, 2000


    Lamar Odom Returns for a Garden Party

  • News

    October 12, 1999

    The New Whitey Ford

    But Is It the End of the Line for David Cone, the New Chairman of the Board?

  • News

    April 27, 1999

    Dream Makers, Heartbreakers

    Strawberry and Other Star Athletes Who've Suffered Self-Inflicted Tragedy

  • News

    November 3, 1998

    Wait Till Next Year!

    Will The Yankee Juggernaut Crash In '99?

  • News

    September 22, 1998

    Swinging Sixties

    An Analysis of an Exclusive Baseball Club

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