1. The Curious Case of Sam Rice

    As Derek Jeter climbs the all-time hit list , there is only one man that stands between the Yankee captain and the magic 3,000 hit plateau — Sam Rice. With 2,987 hits, Rice has the most of any player not to reach 3,000...

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  2. MLB's 5 Oldest Players: Another Reason for Baby Boomers to Feel Old

    Baby Boomers are always being reminded how old they are. Born in the 50s. Growing up in the 60s. Well, here’s another reminder. Only five active major league players were born in the 60s...

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  3. Hate the Heat: 10 Reasons to Root against Miami

    There are at least 10 reasons to hate the Miami Heat—but this isn’t one of them. My entire life, I’ve rooted against the Boston Celtics...

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  4. 10 Grand Slam Facts to Astound You

    Atlanta’s Tony Cloninger is the only pitcher in baseball history to hit two grand slams in the same game. The First Time 1...

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  5. 10 Things To Know About the Celtics-Knicks Playoff Rivalry

    Earl Monroe shoots over Dave Cowens in 1973 Eastern Conference Finals. Here are 10 things you absolutely had to know about the playoff history between the Boston Celtics ...

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  6. Fred Turner Passes Away, Sun Not Quite As Bright at The Sun Sentinel Today

    They say he died in his sleep, after watching his beloved Red Sox beat the Yankees one last time. Fred Turner, the longtime sports editor of the Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, passed away Monday after a long illness...

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  7. MLB History: Can't Top This—Roger Hornsby's 5-Year Run Is All-Time Best

    Nobody in baseball history—not Cobb, not Ruth, nor Williams or Bonds—ever put together a better five-year run than Rogers Hornsby . Between 1921 and 1925, the St...

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  8. MLB History: 10 Things You Never Knew about Jake Beckley

    Earlier this week, Derek Jeter passed a couple of ball players—Rogers Hornsby and Jake Beckley—to move into 33rd place on Major League Baseball’s all-time hit list...

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  9. NCAA Tournament History: The Top 10 Game-Winning Shots in NCAA Bracket Play

    Somewhere in this vast galaxy, in some alternate universe, Gordon Hayward’s half-court heave went in the basket and Butler beat Duke to win the 2010 NCAA men's basketball national championship...

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  10. New York Knicks Full of Excuses: Gimme a Break

    Melo and the Knicks are missing the point – they’re heading the wrong way. Several weeks back, shortly after the Carmelo Anthony trade, Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni ...

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  11. LOL: Baseball's Funniest Notable Quotables

    The Old Professor, Casey Stengel, gives Mickey Mantle (7) batting tips and tells him he wasn’t born at 70. And that’s a young Yogi Berra (8) sighting at the right...

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  12. The 10 Best Games in College Basketball History

    1. 1992 — Duke 104, Kentucky 103 (OT) — Playing in a regional final and a chance to go to the Final Four, the Blue Devils and Wildcats scored on the final five possessions of the game, trading the lead each time...

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  13. NHL: Joe Malone Is the Only Man To Score Seven Goals in NHL Game

    When Ryan Callahan scored four goals against the Flyers on Sunday, he joined Marian Gaborik as the second New York Ranger to accomplish the feat this year...

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  14. Duke Snider's Passing Recalls a Hot Day with Mets at the Polo Grounds

    Willie, Mickey and the Duke. With the passing of Duke Snider , now only Willie Mays survives from the great triumvirate that patrolled center field in New York in the 1950s—and the Boys of Summer are down a man...

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  15. New York Knicks' Dick Barnett Unsung Hero on Championship Teams of '70s

    (New York Knicks' Dick Barnett guards Milwaukee Bucks' Oscar Robertson in NBA playoff matchup.) Before the Knicks had Clyde and the Pearl in the “Rolls Royce Backcourt,” they had Dick Barnett...

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  16. Melo-Drama Over, Knicks Look to End Long Title Drought

    Carmelo Anthony and the rest of the Knicks face a huge challenge — bringing an NBA Championship back to New York...

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  17. Casting A Hall of Fame Vote for Gil Hodges

    OK. someone’s gotta help his cause. Crunch the numbers, do the math. Gil Hodges should be in the Hall of Fame...

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  18. Top 25 Triumphs: New York over Boston

    New York and Boston have been battling for bragging rights since the early days of America, when the Knickerbockers and the Pilgrims squared off in feats of strength...

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  19. 1927 New York Giants — Forgotten Football Champions

    The 1927 New York Yankees are considered one of the greatest teams in baseball history. Yet New York had another championship team that year, a team long-since forgotten...

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  20. Growing Up on the Super Bowl

    I grew up on the Super Bowl. That’s right, true confessions The SportsLifer is also a Super Bowl lifer. My mind wanders back to those high school daze and Super Bowl I — back when it was called the first AFL-NFL World Championship Game...

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  21. Super Bowl 2011: Steelers Are Super, but Packers Stand as NFL's All-Time Best

    SportsLifer Rewind: I posted this blog two years ago, after the Steelers won their sixth Super Bowl by beating the Arizona Cardinals. Who knew that Super Bowl XLV would pit the Steelers against the Packers...

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  22. Raiders of The Lost Ark: Jets Aim to Rekindle Memories of '68

    New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath avoids Oakland’s Ben Davidson and fires to wide receiver George Sauer Jr., in 1968 AFL Championship game at Shea Stadium...

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  23. 1964: NY World's Fair, the Beatles and the End of a Dynasty

    A few days ago, I was clearing out a few things in my aunt’s basement when I stumbled upon a New York State license plate. Not just any New York license plate—a NY World's Fair 64 plate with orange letters on a black background...

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  24. Bears-Packers Last Playoff—One Week After Pearl Harbor

    In their long, storied and successful histories, the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers have combined for 21 championships and faced one another 181 times—but only once in the playoffs...

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  25. Streaking Through Sports History: The Most Wins in a Row

    The most public form of streaking is running naked at sporting events . The term “streaking” was popularized by a reporter for a local Washington, D.C...

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