1. Why Phil Coke Is the Yankees' X-Factor Against the Phillies This Weekend

    It seems appropriate that Sunday is Umbrella Day at Yankee Stadium, as the forecast for the weekend series between the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies calls for raining baseballs...

    Andrew Zercie Written by Andrew Zercie about 5 years ago 247 reads 7 comments

  2. New York Yankees Walk Off with Fifth Straight

    For the first time since 1972, the New York Yankees have won three straight games in walk-off fashion and, for the second straight day, the fans went home happy via a home run in extra innings...

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  3. Federer-Nadal Rivalry Takes a New Turn

    I am not a huge tennis fan, but I have always been fascinated by the rivalries that the sport has spawned over the years...

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  4. This Is Manny Ramirez...This Is Manny Ramirez on Drugs...

    ...Any questions? With the announcement today that Major League Baseball has suspended Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder and franchise player Manny Ramirez for 50 games for the use of an illegal ...

    Andrew Zercie Written by Andrew Zercie about 5 years ago 774 reads 47 comments

  5. New York Yankees Ride the Joba Wave

    Aces are not born overnight. For Yankees fans to expect Joba Chamberlain’s transition from the bullpen to the rotation to be smooth and seamless would be asking quite a bit...

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  6. Stephen Strasburg Should Hold Out For His Own Good

    In most seasons, the MLB Draft is a footnote that draws minimal attention when it takes place every June. Few top picks make immediate impacts on their MLB clubs Stephen Strasburg is supposed to an exception to the norm...

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  7. New York Yankees and Alex Rodriguez Need Each Other

    2009 was supposed to be a “Return to Glory” for the New York Yankees. They were opening a grand new ballpark...

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  8. Momentum Brewing in the Bronx?

    So far this season, the New York Yankees pitching staff could be described as baseball’s spaghetti western: they’re “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly...

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  9. Phil Hughes and Mark Melancon: The Yankees' Bailout Plan

    The trend for the Yankees in recent seasons has gone like this: Put together a team filled with 30-somethings, get off to a slow start, call up young players for an “infusion of youth,” and play better baseball...

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  10. Pet Peeve: Meaningless Walk-Off Celebrations

    Kevin Youkilis just hit a home run over the Green Monster seats in the 11th inning to win the game for the Red Sox over the Yankees, 5-4...

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  11. New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox: Baseball's Regional Rumble Resumes

    Just 15 games into the 2009 season, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox renew their rivalry with a three-game series at Fenway Park in glorious summer-like weather beginning on Friday...

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  12. Things To Do in Denver When You Draft

    With the NFL draft just days away, there are thousands of “mock drafts” out there for public consumption. What the Denver Broncos do with their 10 picks this weekend will shape the course of the franchise for years to come, that much is known.

    Andrew Zercie Written by Andrew Zercie about 5 years ago 469 reads 6 comments

  13. Memorable Performance: Jimmy Connors at the 1991 U.S. Open

    Jimmy Connors didn't win the 1991 U.S. Open. He didn't have to. What he did was bigger than that, though. At the start of the 1991 U.S. Open Jimmy Connors was ranked No. 174 in the world and was a 38-year old "living legend...

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  14. Think Twice Before Moving Derek Jeter

    Many believe the New York Yankees have a problem on their hands in regards to Derek Jeter. Many believe he is regressing at the plate and in the field. His legendary 10-year, $189M contract expires at the end of the 2010 season...

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  15. Latest Job Loss Victim in Detroit: Gary Sheffield

    The economic downturn has struck again in Detroit, and the latest addition to the unemployment line is Gary Sheffield, one HR short of 500 for his career...

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  16. The 2009 Tourney Gets Its Signature Moment

    Finally! We waited until there were five seconds left in the 58th game of the 2009 NCAA Men’s Division 1 Basketball Tournament, but the fans watching in the TD Banknorth Garden ...

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  17. John Calipari to Kentucky?

    I understand the disappointment many in the Bluegrass State are feeling. The SEC was the weakest major conference this season, and Kentucky had to stand out in order to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament this year...

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  18. Where Are the Curt Schilling Skeptics?

    Let me preface what I am about to write with the following disclaimer: Curt Schilling is one of the best pitchers of his era. Unfortunately, Schilling’s era was the Steroids Era...

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  19. Deep in Bracketville: West Region

    My last preview for the Tournament, which starts Thursday afternoon, is a look at the West Region. Everything points to UConn coming out of the West at first glance. Taking a deeper look shows us it won’t be the cakewalk many expect for the Huskies.

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  20. Deep in Bracketville: Midwest Region Preview

    In my view, the Midwest Region is the toughest. So much for Louisville gaining some measure of advantage for being the No. 1 overall seed. First Round Upset(s) on Everyone’s Radar No...

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  21. NCAA Basketball: Deep in Bracketville's East Region

    Staying on the right half of the bracket, here’s a breakdown of the East Region, or as I’m calling it, the Pittsburgh Invitational. Why call it the Pittsburgh Invitational, you might wonder? Read on...

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  22. Deep in Bracketville: South Region

    I promised a further look at the brackets, and I am a man of my word. First up, a peek at the South Region, headlined by the pre-season favorite, the North Carolina Tar Heels...

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