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article March 22, 2017

Angel At Gates For Dallas Green

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Dallas Green is gone at the age of 82 after a wonderful baseball life. We should celebrate his love of the game. But we should also take a moment to remember the unspeakable grief he endured when his young granddaughter was shot and killed in 2011. More»
USATSI_9766921 article March 22, 2017

Kap-sized: Throw QB a Life Raft

Colin Kaepernick isn't just without an NFL team right now: He's getting called out by the president. NFL teams, unsurprisingly, likely won't take a chance on the free agent QB, because above everything else, they lack the courage. More»
GleyberTorres1 article March 20, 2017

New Yanks: House That Youth Built

It's safe to say New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi isn't used to a Spring Training where all the talk is about the team's young guys. But he has high hopes that Gleyber Torres, Tyler Wade and others can help bring the Yanks' glory days back. More»
DannyBobbyHurley article March 18, 2017

King of the Rhode? A Hurley

The Hurley family is back on the board for the NCAA Tournament now, after Danny coached his Rhode Island team to a win on Friday. The irony, of course, is that the game was in Sacramento, where brother Bobby's life nearly ended 24 years ago. More»
GettyImages-649619712 article March 14, 2017

Yo Man: Frozen Ropes, High Hopes

Most of those who pay close attention to the New York Mets always start talking about their pitching when it comes to their playoff chances. But we should always be talking about Yoenis Cespedes, the most exciting at-bat the Mets have ever had. More»
SteveKerr-1 article March 12, 2017

Sitting, Bull: Stars Belong On Floor

Steve Kerr is a great coach, but the idea that the grind of the season, and all the back-to-back games, are a justification for sitting Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala on Saturday night against the Spurs is a lame one. More»
ChrisSaleSpring article March 6, 2017

Boston's Love For Sale? Priceless

As the Red Sox breathed a sigh of relief over news that David Price's elbow issue wasn't as bad as initially feared, Chris Sale made his first start of Spring Training. Boston acquired him to fill one of the most important jobs in all of baseball: a true ace. More»
GettyImages-585116044 article March 2, 2017

Mint 2B: Altuve Second to None

He might be listed at 5-foot-6, but Houston's All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve has become one of the biggest stars in the Major Leagues. And make no mistake: Altuve absolutely belongs in the same conversation with Mike Trout. More»
USATSI_9907698 article March 1, 2017

Golden Fate? KD Injury Opens Door

Sometimes there's just nothing you can do when sports hit you the way Kevin Durant and the Warriors were hit on Tuesday. Now, Durant will be out for weeks, making the rest of the NBA and the upcoming postseason that much more interesting. More»
GettyImages-598965558 article February 28, 2017

Murphy's Awe: Sky's The Limit For Nat

Not too long ago, Daniel Murphy became the story of MLB's postseason, hitting homer after homer for the New York Mets. Now, coming off an All-Star '16 season with the Nationals, Murph has it figured out: Get the ball in the air. More»
StickballScreenshot article February 24, 2017

Pick-Up Sticks: Let's Play Ball

At the Palm Beach County Senior Stickball League in Wellington, Fla., age is all relative. The pavement turns into the streets of Brooklyn and the Bronx and Queens, where players remember their NYC youth -- and take their cuts with joy. More»
MetsCollins article February 22, 2017

Terry Talk: Hope Springs For Mets

Perhaps no team dealt with as much adversity as Terry Collins and the Mets did in 2016. But that didn't phase them. Now that Spring Training is here, Collins is more than ready for another long season, because it never gets old. More»
LeBronJordan article February 19, 2017

All the Bus About LeBron vs. Michael

This is a basketball weekend, so maybe it figured that a basketball conversation would start up out of nowhere on Saturday afternoon at LaGuardia Airport, where a bus driver and his passengers talk passionately about two NBA legends. More»
OakleyArrested article February 10, 2017

Knicks Laughable; Oak No Joke

Just when you thought the it couldn't get worse for the Knicks, Wednesday night happens: Charles Oakley gets dragged out of the stands and arrested. It doesn't seem like anyone can stop the Knicks from being an embarrassment. More»
BallparkPalmBeaches article February 8, 2017

New Ballpark: Beauty & The Beach

Just like that, professional baseball will soon be back. Spring Training is just a few weeks away, and the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros will have a new facility to play in. That wasn't too long of a wait, was it? Let's play ball. More»
GettyImages-633959284 article February 7, 2017

Coin Injury: The Birds Got Flipped

We just witnessed something historic ... in a bad way. A flip of a coin started the overtime period of Super Bowl 51. The team that won the coin toss got the ball first, scored and won, with the other team never touching the ball. This needs to end. More»
GettyImages-633956272 article February 6, 2017

Undeflated: Tom, Pats Miraculous

In the biggest moment on the biggest stage trying complete the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history, the Patriots were simply the Patriots. It wasn't all Tom Brady. It was all of them. And that is why the Pats are champions once again. More»
GettyImages-633958840 article February 6, 2017

Air to the Throne: Brady, Pats Rule

Nobody will ever forget Super Bowl 51. Tom Brady, the best player in NFL history, led the Patriots to the greatest comeback win in Super Bowl history, in the same year he was suspended by the Commissioner. It doesn't get bigger than that. More»
BradySB article February 4, 2017

Here's the Glory, a Man Named Brady

The Super Bowl is pro football's Game 7 every year. No other way to think about it. And, while there have been plenty of sports legends in the past who've known such big moments, few have embraced them like Tom Brady. More»
NRG-Stadium article February 3, 2017

Bowling Grin: Super > Politics

There's a reason why the World Series captured the nation and had such high TV ratings. People need an escape from what's happening in Washington D.C. right now, more than ever. That's why Super Bowl 51 couldn't have come at a more perfect time. More»

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