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  • Greenlighting a dream Finals

    Twenty-one years later, they meet again. The Boston Celtics nodded in destiny's direction a day after the Lakers did, bringing together two of the most relevant sports franchises for the NBA Finals. It will be intriguing, laden with superstars and heavy...
  • Knicks' Robinson outdunks Howard

    Call him Krypto-Nate. Nate Robinson tugged on Superman's cape — and won. The diminutive New York Knicks guard beat defending champion Dwight Howard of Orlando in an electrifying slam dunk contest on Saturday night, winning 52 percent of fans'...
  • Infield of dreams

    The kid wasn't playing every day, and he wasn't even a kid anymore. The Dodgers didn't trust him in the field, so they stuck him on the bench. He had heard the Montreal Expos might play him every day, if only the Dodgers would trade him. So Steve...
  • The all-time team

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || CATCHER || ++++++++++++++++++++ * Mike Scioscia * Mike Piazza ++++++++++++++++++++ || FIRST BASE || ++++++++++++++++++++ * Steve Garvey * Gil Hodges ++++++++++++++++++++ || SECOND BASE || ++++++++++++++++++++ * Davey Lopes *...
  • NBA Store features Abdul-Jabbar, vintage cards

     
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is scheduled to appear at the NBA Store on Fifth Avenue Thursday, where he will be interviewed on Sirius Satellite Radio at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday also marks the debut at the store of what sounds like a......
  • Kevin Garnett scares Michele Tafoya, rest of America

     
    Look, Kevin Garnett from all accounts is a good guy, a great player and an emotional fellow. Mazel tov and props to him for his big victory Tuesday. But as I watched Michele Tafoya's scary/fascinating post-game interview with Garnett,......
  • Sarah Palin should 'relax': Gingrich

     
    by Frank James I've always heard that feeling nervous before a big performance is all right because it helps provide the edge that helps you deliver the goods. Kind of like NBA great Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics throwing......
  • Charles Barkley says Greg Oden is no Bill Russell yet

     
    Some leftover thoughts from Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith at Monday's preseason TNT media lunch: Smith on the Rockets: "I think Houston is going to win it all this year. I took the curse off them [that I put on]......
  • Jeremy Schaap is covering the Obama Inauguration

     
    That's it for this week. Enjoy the conference title games, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Inauguration Day. Once a week I serve as a writing coach for fifth graders at the local school. This week the talk turned to......
  • ESPN promotes South Dakota tourism or something

     
    ESPN's latest "Mt. Rushmore of Sports" release doesn't make much more sense to me than the last one. It appears Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Joe Namath and Manhasset's own Jim Brown will represent New York in this feature. I'm not......
  • NBA stars critique Barack Obama's game

     
    Embedded video from CNN Video By John McCormick and Stacy St. Clair, updated The morning after a romantic Valentine's Day dinner out, President Barack Obama hit the basketball court Sunday to burn off a few calories and visit with some......