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WatchdogESPN'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......
Tags: Joe Namath, John Thompson, Cycling, Ivan Rodriguez, Greg Maddux
WatchdogWe lost to Pennsylvania again! New York finished fourth in the final voting for ESPN's "Mt. Rushmore of Sports" feature, which was won by Illinois (Michael Jordan, Walter Payton, Ernie Banks, Mike Ditka) with 28.6 percent of the vote. Pennsylvania......
Yutaka Shimizu, who became a quiet institution among high school basketball coaches in Los Angeles during a career that began in 1959 and lasted the rest of his life, has died. He was 84. Shimizu, who had a lung ailment, died Sunday at a Lakewood...
Tuesday's visit to Milan was easily the most anticipated of the 11 scheduled stops on the IHSAA Town Hall tour. After all, the 1954 State Championship won by Milan is often referred to as a reason Indiana had the greatest basketball tournament in the...
Only his number is retired — 33, in the Lakers' purple and gold that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wore to glory on the basketball court. The rest of him is still working away, most recently on his latest book. At UCLA, in blue and gold, Abdul-Jabbar was a...
A Fort Wayne native was honored with the state's highest honor Wednesday. Ian Rolland received the Sachem Award at the Indiana Statehouse. Rolland was honored for not only creating jobs at Lincoln National Life over the years, but also for tackling...
Old hoopsters never die. We are old, gray, battered and beaten, but we are cagey. In that caginess is our value. Parents and coaches of some high school basketball players bring their young charges, usually boys but sometimes girls, to the Jacques...
Tags: Sprained Ankle, Health, Sports, Injuries and Wounds, Basketball
These days, when he puts on his suit and tie, he goes to work before a deafening throng of more than 20,000 paying customers, not to mention hundreds of thousands more following on TV and radio. His performance and that of those under him invite enough...
Marty Biegel, who took over as Fairfax High School's head basketball coach in 1969 at a time of racial tension in Los Angeles and united players and students both in the classroom and on the court, died Tuesday. He was 90. Biegel, who taught history in...
Old Dominion's early-February loss at George Mason hardly merited breaking-news alerts or a flurry of on-site tweets. The Monarchs' seniors are 0-4 at Mason, with an average deficit of 18.5 points. But this 62-45 flogging was different. Never to be...
HOUSTON — Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun lost his sister-in-law and college roommate this basketball season. Recruiting violations tarnished his Hall of Fame resume. His players were his refuge, and Monday night they provided the ultimate comfort:...
The Hartford CourantCoaches, players, Cinderellas, old New England turf rivals, they were all at a banquet to honor their Final Four achievement Thursday night when Jim Calhoun decided the time was ripe to play the "My Three Sons" card. "I said, 'I feel like Fred MacMurray,...
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