1. Best of The SportsLifer: Celtics-Lakers Make History Again

    Bill Russell and Red Auerbach of the Boston Celtics combined to win seven NBA Finals against the Lakers. Two years ago, the SportsLifer previewed the 2008 NBA Finals between the Boston ...

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  2. Willie, Mickey and The Duke — Mantle Wins This Battle

    Yankee slugger Mickey Mantle was New York’s best center fielder in the mid 50s. Baseball was king in New York in the early and mid 50s, before the Dodgers and Giants bolted for the West Coast...

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  3. "The Book of Basketball" – Three-Pointer for The Sports Guy

    Bill Simmons, the ESPN Sports Guy, hits a three-pointer with “The Book of Basketball” (Ballantine Books) a wildly entertaining treatise on professional basketball, and the players and teams that make the sport special...

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  4. More Than A Slugger, Ruth Was 5-0 As Yankee Moundsman

    Babe Ruth warms up before a start at the Polo Grounds in New York. Several weeks back, WFAN’s Mike Francesca claimed that Babe Ruth did not have a pitching history with the Yankees...

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  5. Hopewell Is…Well…Hoping to Rise in Fantasy Baseball

    The Hopewell Highlanders landed Yankees’ ace CC Sabathia in a recent trade. April has been a struggle for the up-and-down Hopewell Highlanders of the Nitecap Fantasy League (the real NFL in case you’re wondering)...

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  6. April 23 in History: Yankees, Mets Both Won First Games

    Teddy Ballgame, Ted Williams, hit his first major league homer on April 23, 1939. On this day in 1903, the New York Highlanders — now known as the Yankees – won their ...

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  7. Womack-to-Cox-to-Mantle Was Last Yankee Triple Play

    The Yankees today pulled off their first triple play in nearly 42 years, or 6,632 regular season games ago...

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  8. Final Word: There's Never Been A Hoop/Hockey Double

    The New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup in 1994, but the Knicks couldn’t complete the double as they fell to the Houston Rockets in seven games...

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  9. Sorry T.S., April Is The Best Month for Sports

    The Best of SportsLifer First posted on April 13, 2009 by sportslifer T.S. Eliot knew how to write, but sports wasn’t his strong suit...

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  10. Rangers Need to Dump Sather, Tortorella

    A decade of lousy management is long enough. Goodbye Dr. Evil, Glen Sather. Let’s not let the Rangers inspired run for the final playoff slot these last few weeks cloud the issue...

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  11. Pac-10 Leads With 15 NCAA Titles; ACC Next with 11

    Throughout history, the NCAA basketball tournament has been dominated by teams from the six major conferences — ACC, Big East, Big 10, Big 12, Pac-10 and SEC...

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  12. Four Teams, Four Stories, Only One Will Survive

    West Virginia, led by Jerry West (44), made its last Final Four appearance in 1959. For a while there last weekend, it looked like the NCAAs would have a fresh Final Four, comprised of four teams that had never won the tournament...

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  13. The Butler Did It: “Hoosiers” All Over Again

    Hinkle Field House at Butler University, scene of hoop miracles. There’s a scene in the movie classic “Hoosiers” where Coach Norman Dale, played by Gene Hackman, ...

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  14. Sorry Dorothy, Kansas Loss Latest in Long Line of Upsets

    Northern Iowa’s Ali Farokhmanes hit the shot that stunned Kansas. In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy told her little dog: “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore...

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  15. 96 Tears: Stop The Madness

    There’s an old cliche that goes something like this — if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The decision-makers in the NCAA should take that saying to heart. Cliches are cliches for a reason — because they work...

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  16. Summer of '73: Brawl Ignited Yankee-Red Sox Rivalry

    Carlton Fisk, left, and Red Sox mates mix it up with Yankees Thurman Munson. August 1, 1973, dawned hot and sunny, and the events that took place later that day sparked a long dormant ...

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  17. If Old Ballparks Could Talk, What Tales They Would Tell

    Way back a hundred or so years ago, between 1909 and 1915, no less than 13 new, state-of the-art baseball fields were opened. These classic fields had one defining characteristic — they were fireproof...

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  18. Miracle on Ice: The Game That Shaped A Nation

    This Sports Illustrated cover told it all – there was no need for words. Hard to believe, but it was 30 years ago today that the United States hockey team upset the heavily favored Russians in the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid...

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  19. Wishing Well: 10 Changes We Need in Sports

    Imagine if there really was a playoff system in college football, and that we really knew Alabama was the national champion...

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  20. Winter Olympics Rekindle Memories of Salt Lake City, 2002

    Simon Ammann of Switzerland soars to gold in the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City. There’s something about the Olympics that can capture the imagination of an entire nation, even the world...

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  21. The Power of 7 Pays Off for Big Blue

    For weeks now, the SportsLifer has been living 7, breathing 7 — in waking hours, sleeping hours, all day, all the time, 24X7. The crowning glory came on Monday, when IBM rolled out its new POWER7 servers, smarter systems for a smarter planet...

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  22. Jets Flashback: Memories of Broadway Joe and the Deli Guy

    Rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez is evoking memories of Joe Namath. On a cold Sunday morning more than 40 years ago, a teenager went to the local deli in suburban New York to pick up the Sunday papers and a dozen rolls...

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  23. Rangers Scoring Drought Goes Back to 40s

    Bryan Hextall is the last New York Ranger to lead the NHL in scoring – in 1942. Earlier this week, the New York Rangers were shut out twice in a row, wasting two outstanding efforts by Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundquist...

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  24. NFL Should Do Some Division to Solve Playoff 'Exhibitions'

    Scientests, researchers and other bright minds around the world are working to figure ways to make NFL late-season-playoff-deciding-games more meaningful. Every year, the NFL plays two sets of exhibition games...

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  25. There's No Defense for Giants Embarrassing Collapse

    The missed tackle became a much-too-common sight for Giant fans this year. Back in 1966, the New York Giants suffered through perhaps the worst season in their long and mostly illustrious history...

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