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  • Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz, Bob Costas chat

     
    Click below for a transcript of Bob Costas' joint interview with Michael Phelps and Mark Spitz last night.......
  • 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......
  • Branch Rickey discusses a new baseball league

     
    Looking forward to reading Michael Shapiro's new book, "Bottom of the Ninth," about the pivotal period between the departures from New York of the Dodgers and Giants and the arrival of the Mets, including the attempt to launch a......
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Did Adidas get its name from the acronym "All Day I Dream About Soccer"?

     
    SOCCER/FOOTBALL LEGEND: The sport apparel company Adidas got its name from the acronym "All Day I Dream About Soccer" (or, in the alternative, "All Day I Dream About Sport"). STATUS: Both false. In the world of product names, quite often......
  • A belated salute to Bud Greenspan

     
    Between a holiday vacation and total immersion in a story to be published later this winter, I have been absent from this space for several weeks. That means it's time to catch up. There were a number of things worth......
  • HE WAS ROBBED: JESSE OWENS NO. 3 ON BIG TEN COUNTDOWN

     
    The Big Ten Network will name track and field star Jesse Owens as its No. 3 Big Ten Icon next weekend, the network said today in a news release. Which leads to these questions: Is God ranked No. 1? Is......
  • MAGIC IS NO. 2 BIG TEN ICON

     
    Magic Johnson has been named Big Ten icon No. 2 by the Big Ten Network, which means that Illinois running back legend Red Grange will be icon No. 1. It also reaffirms my belief that Jesse Owens was robbed and......
  • AS WE ALL KNEW: RED GRANGE NAMED NO. 1 BIG TEN ICON

     
    We all knew it would be the case: Red Grange, the legendary Illinois running back in the 1920s, today was named the Big Ten Conference's No. 1 icon by the Big Ten Network. But that doesn't make him No. 1......
  • Sports Legend Revealed: Was a hockey player arrested for trying to switch to another military team during World War II?

     
    HOCKEY LEGEND: A hockey player was arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for trying to switch to another military hockey team during World War II. STATUS: I'm Going With True. On Oct. 13, 1943, 29-year-old Walter "Turk" Broda was......
  • Ohio State to honor military with camo-helmets

     
    Ohio State to honor military with camo-helmets In a move to honor the men and women serving in the military, Ohio State football players will wear special camouflaged helmets for spring practice and for the April 23....
  • Phelps wins major award for '03 feats

    NEW YORK - North Baltimore Aquatic Club swimming star Michael Phelps has added the American International Trophy to his portfolio of major honors, outpolling an array of global sports celebrities. Phelps was announced yesterday as the 24th winner of...