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March 25

The home run that launched the myth of Mickey Mantle: Sixty years ago in an exhibition game against USC, a young Mickey Mantle hit a home run that became baseball legend and spawned a mystery: Just how far did it go?

posted by cjets to baseball at 07:04 PM - 1 comment

February 18

High School Wrestler Refuses to Face Female: A high school wrestler in Iowa forfeited a state tournament match Thursday because he refuses to compete against a female opponent. Joel Northrup would not wrestle Cassy Herkelman and released a statement: "As a matter of conscience and my faith, I do not believe that it is appropriate for a boy to engage a girl in this manner," he said in a written statement.

posted by cjets to other at 07:26 AM - 52 comments

February 09

Carmelo to the Lakers for Bynum?: The L.A. Times on why they should. And why they shouldn't.

posted by cjets to basketball at 10:39 AM - 5 comments

December 21

UConn Women own the longest streak: With a 93-62 defeat of Florida State at sold-out XL Center, UConn won its 89th consecutive game, a Division I record surpassing the 88 won by the U.C.L.A. men, coached by John Wooden, from 1971 to 1974.

posted by cjets to basketball at 10:14 PM - 5 comments

June 30

A Gift From the Game: Part of the beauty of sport is that it can be transformative on any scale, large or small. It can draw a nation of millions closer together—how many of us high-fived a stranger after the U.S. World Cup win over Algeria last week?—and it can change one boy's life in a small Canadian town.

posted by cjets to golf at 09:38 PM - 4 comments

May 30

Kobe leads the Lakers to the Finals: With L.A. nursing a five-point lead with 35 seconds left Bryant, wearing Grant Hill as a sweater, canned a 23-foot turnaround from almost the same spot. As Alvin Gentry stepped onto the floor to call a timeout, he patted Hill on the back and told his frustrated star good defense. Bryant stopped and fired back at Gentry, "Not quite good enough." Now it's Lakers v. Celtics in the 12th edition of one of the great rivalries in sports.

posted by cjets to basketball at 11:03 AM - 3 comments

May 09

Athletics' Dallas Braden throws perfect game against Tampa Bay Rays: Perhaps Dallas Braden is the type of guy who just needs to rile himself up in order to succeed.

posted by cjets to baseball at 06:29 PM - 60 comments

May 08

Red Sox Nation Grumbles Like an Entitled Empire: Has "creeping Yankeeosis has spread to Red Sox Nation?"

posted by cjets to baseball at 12:42 PM - 10 comments

May 05

The Hangover: Roethlisberger: AN NFL SUPERSTAR'S REPULSIVE BEHAVIOR, THE ULTIMATE EXPRESSION OF ATHLETIC ENTITLEMENT RUN AMOK, HAS FORCED EVEN THE MOST DIEHARD FANS TO QUESTION THEIR TEAM AND THEIR FOOTBALL FAITH—AND MADE A SMALL TOWN IN GEORGIA WISH HE'D NEVER PAID A VISIT

posted by cjets to football at 11:46 AM - 9 comments

February 24

Figure Skater Joannie Rochette places third in the short program: Two days after the sudden death of her mom. NBC video here. Excerpt of NBC Video on Mediaite here.

posted by cjets to olympics at 08:31 PM - 1 comment

February 06

The virtues of big-time college sports:: According to columnist David Brooks at the New York Times.

posted by cjets to general at 01:51 PM - 4 comments

November 09

Mark Cuban says he'd be interested in buying the Dodgers.: So say the L.A. Times and NBC Los Angeles. But the Dallas Morning News doesn't think so. No word from Blog Maverick

posted by cjets to baseball at 11:52 PM - 6 comments

October 15

Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and his wife Jamie, the team's chief executive, have separated: raising questions about the potential effect of their rift on the ownership of the franchise as the Dodgers prepare to start the National League Championship Series against the Philadelphia Phillies today at Dodger Stadium.

posted by cjets to baseball at 10:25 AM - 15 comments

October 08

Babe Ruth the way you've never seen him before: MLB productions releases film of Babe Ruth never publicly seen.

posted by cjets to baseball at 08:27 PM - 7 comments

May 28

$50 grand buys a playoff win: According to Mark Kiszla and an unidentified member of the Denver Nuggets.

posted by cjets to basketball at 08:16 PM - 11 comments

April 16

Garnett expected to miss entire playoffs: If the Celtics are to fulfill their quest for a second consecutive NBA championship, it appears they will have to go the distance without star forward and emotional leader Kevin Garnett.

posted by cjets to basketball at 01:16 PM - 19 comments

March 12

With Nine Mouths to Feed, Travis Henry Says He’s Broke: Travis Henry was rattling off his children’s ages, which range from 3 to 11. He paused and took a breath before finishing.This was no simple task. Henry, 30, a former N.F.L. running back who played for three teams from 2001 to 2007, has nine children — each by a different mother, some born as closely as a few months apart.

posted by cjets to football at 07:57 PM - 25 comments

January 26

Joe Torre's final days with the Yankees: Ex Yankee Manager Joe Torre gives a revealing account of his last days with the Yankees in his new book. The Daily News, the New York Post and the New York Times weigh in as well. Co-Author Tom Verducci responds to criticism of Torre.

posted by cjets to baseball at 03:02 PM - 15 comments

July 24

The Yankees ban sunblock at the stadium.....to fight terrorism: From the article: Yankee fans are seeing - and turning - red over a ban on sunscreen, which Stadium security guards say was widely expanded in the last few weeks. (via Boing Boing)

posted by cjets to baseball at 01:48 PM - 18 comments

July 09

The Day Cool Died: Phil Taylor's essay on the demise of Cool in sports.

posted by cjets to general at 02:52 PM - 35 comments

February 13

The NY Times real time blog of the Clemens hearings.: The NY times blogs today's hearings. A follow up story from the Times is here.

posted by cjets to baseball at 03:24 PM - 103 comments

January 27

Redskins and Gregg Williams part ways: Gregg Williams goes from Head Coaching candidate to unemployed. And in Oakland, Al Davis is trying to force Lane Kiffin to resign.

posted by cjets to football at 09:29 PM - 17 comments

September 05

The Business of Football: Not the easiest site to navigate (and beware the two ads you need to click through) but some interesting stats. Has Baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey and tennis as well. Salon's King Kaufman also discusses the article here.

posted by cjets to football at 11:51 PM - 1 comment