1. Where They Play: Giant Homes Through The Years

    View from the Fox suite: Giants celebrate win over Carolina in first game at new stadium in the Meadowlands, a field they share with the Jets. Back in high school, senior year, I was caught by our English teacher, doodling on a notepad...

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  2. Destination Beaufort: On The Road with The SportsLifer

    The Old Sheldon Church, formerly known as the Prince William Parish Church, has had a tumultuous and eventful history since its first service in 1757. Wow. What a whirlwind couple of weeks...

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  3. The Tragic Side of The 1927 New York Yankees

    The 1927 New York Yankees, a team synonymous with greatness, are still the standard by which all great teams are measured. The Yankees won 110 games and lost 44 for a ...

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  4. Don’t Forget Your Playbook: Recalling NFL, AFL Glory Days

    Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas scrambles against Giants in 1959 NFL championship game at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium. Colts won, 31-16. It was 1959, the caboose of the 1950s, a simpler time in a different world...

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  5. Trey-Rod: Latest in Line of 3 HR Games in Yankee History

    Three is a magic number in baseball. Three strikes and you’re out. Three outs in an inning. Babe Ruth wore #3...

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  6. Dolan's Courting of Isiah Tests Patience of Knick Fans

    It’s only a matter of time before James Dolan and Isiah Thomas are together again. They haven’t been to the playoffs in six years, they tanked the last two seasons in a ...

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  7. Au Revoir: Dawson, Carter May Be Last Expo Hall of Famers

    Ah, those Montreal Expos. Funky red, white and blue hats. Canada’s first baseball team. Les Expos. Although they never won a National League pennant during their 36 seasons in ...

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  8. Who Was The First Third Baseman in Mets History?

    From the Dodgers to Mets, Red Sox to Yankees, he was known as a baseball lifer. Can you name this former baseball player, coach, and manager? 1...

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  9. Working at The Hall — A Baseball Fan's Dream

    Show me a baseball fan who wouldn’t want to work at the Hall of Fame? When I was seven, my father took me to my first game at Yankee Stadium and promised a trip to the Hall of Fame...

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  10. Did the New York Yankees' "Joba Rules" Ruin Joba Chamberlain?

    That Joba bravado has been replaced by inconsistent relief pitching. It’s clear the New York Yankees' constant juggling of roles, responsibilities, and pitch counts have messed with Joba Chamberlain’s head...

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  11. Won for The Boss

    The Yankees do it right Flowers at home plate Bob Sheppard’s silent mike Taps And finally, a walk-off win. A George Tale My old friend Chuck sent me this e-mail the other day...

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  12. Thanks George, for Saving Yankee Baseball

    Never got to meet George Steinbrenner, never got to shake his hand. But like so many other Yankee fans, I wish I had the opportunity to thank The Boss before he passed on...

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  13. World Cup Final 2010: World Cup Runneth Over As Spain Enjoys A Dutch Treat

    Well, Spain lived up to the favorite’s role and won its first World Cup, beating The Netherlands 1-0 in extra time. The Spanish had reached five Cup quarterfinals — in 1934, 50, 86, 94 and 2002 — but never advanced beyond that…...

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  14. LeGone's Move to South Beach Doesn't Guarantee A Ring

    There’s plenty of work to be done before LeBron James and the Miami Heat can claim an NBA Championship ring...

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  15. Another Bronx Tale: 4th of July, Lou Gehrig and The Yankees

    Lou Gehrig making his famous “Luckiest Man” address to a packed house in Yankee Stadium, 71 years ago this Fourth of July. George Steinbrenner, a Yankee Doodle Dandy, was born on The Fourth of July...

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  16. Dodgers-Cubs Was Nearly Perfect Back in 1965

    Sandy Koufax pitched four no-hitters, including a perfect game in 1965. But his mound opponent that night, little-known Bob Hendley, was almost perfect too...

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  17. In The Knick of Time: LeBron Is Made for New York

    Best of The SportsLifer: This blog was originally posted nearly a year and a half ago, in January of 2009. Some of the particulars may have changed, but the words still ring true. LeBron James was made for New York...

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  18. World Cup Report: There Are No .300 Shooters in Soccer

    American fans had plenty to cheer about at the World Cup, but at the end the US came up long on heroics but short on glory — and the quarterfinals. They always say the hardest thing to do in sports is to hit a baseball...

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  19. Imagine — Celtics vs. Lakers, Best of The Best All-Time

    Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, two of the best in the Celtics-Lakers all-time match. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could take the best players in Celtics and Lakers history — in their primes — and square them off in a playoff series...

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  20. Seventh Game: NBA Takes It to The Limit…One More Time

    The Laker girls have done their history lessons and know the score – home court advantage can be overwhelming in Game 7 of the NBA Finals...

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  21. Quick Hitters — Observations from The SportsLifer

    Listening to all those annoying vuvuzela horns at the World Cup in South Africa reminds me of a swarm of bees...

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  22. Can Celtics-Lakers Push The Envelope to Game Seven 7?

    Are the Celtics and Lakers on a collision course to a Game Seven? Maybe so. Incredibly, it’s been 16 years since NBA fans last witnessed a Game Seven...

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  23. 50 Years Ago: Maris, Mantle and Teddy Ballgame

    Boston slugger Ted Williams homers during his final season, 1960. Yeah, it happened 50 years ago this week, yet somehow I remember June 5, 1960, like it was yesterday. A beautiful, sunny Sunday afternoon in the Bronx, glove in hand, ticket in my pocket...

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  24. Almost Perfect: Painting a Mustache on The Mona Lisa

    This play at first base cost Armando Galarraga a chance at baseball immortality. When umpire Jim Joyce blew the call on Armando Galarraga’s bid for a perfect game, he not only ...

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  25. Familiar Foes Fight for Fame and Fortune in Fantastic Finals

    Heated Rivalries: They start ‘em off young in Los Angeles…and in Boston too. When the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers tip off tomorrow night, it will mark the 12th team these two old rivals have met for the NBA championship...

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