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  • Baseball, booze and a send-off

    SO THE Blue Jay Sluggers cap their undefeated season -- no wins, no losses, 14 ties -- with a party in the park. It's a lavish display befitting today's modern athlete: food, gifts and groupies (in this case, the boys' moms). "Want some lemonade?" one of...
  • Summer Bird Flies to Victory at Belmont Stakes

    Summer Bird Flies to Victory at Belmont Stakes
    NEW YORK -- This was a Belmont for the Birds. It was Summer Bird, not Mine That Bird and jockey Calvin Borel, who came roaring down the long stretch and won the final jewel of the Triple Crown on Saturday. For a brief moment on the turn for home,...
  • Belmont Stakes patrons brave long lines, alcohol abuse

     
    I am embarrassed to admit it took 40 years as a New York sports fan and 25 as a New York sportswriter for me to set foot in Belmont Park. But I got there Saturday, and wrote a column about......
  • 'Sopranos' are gone, but their trivia lives on . . .

     
    Remind me never again to get tangled up in stuff I know too little about, such as "Sopranos" trivia. (Yes, I watched every episode; no, I don't remember Drea de Matteo as a waitress in an early episode.) After I......
  • Red Sox pound White Sox again

    Red Sox pound White Sox again
    A waiting game has turned into varying degrees of anguish for the White Sox. Though reinforcements will arrive Monday, trying to hold on to first place in the American League Central has become more difficult. Subpar pitching, a lack of clutch hitting...
  • Big Brown can't deliver the goods in Belmont Stakes

    Big Brown can't deliver the goods in Belmont Stakes
    ELMONT, N.Y. -- It didn't happen, big time. Big Brown not only failed to win the Triple Crown, he finished ninth and last in Saturday's Belmont Stakes. Trying to become horse racing's first Triple Crown winner in 30 years, Big Brown instead became...
  • There's some gambling going on re: the Belmont Stakes

     
    Usually I feel a little guilty when I post betting odds from our off-shore gambling friends at Bodog. But when it comes to the Belmont Stakes . . . First of all, given my editors' obsession with the topic, I......
  • Boston fans are displeased with an L.A. columnist

     
    Bill Plaschke, my Tribune teammate (for now), did something dangerous when he questioned the severity of Paul Pierce's Game 1 injury. Then he did something more dangerous when he responded to the Celtics fans who ripped him for it. Thank......
  • Big Brown now has a more interesting sponsor than UPS

     
    Click below for the story by Terry Lefton of the Sports Business Journal about Hooters signing on as a sponsor of Big Brown. (This picture was taken before the sponsorship deal was signed, hence the fact none of the women......
  • Michael Strahan, Ben Hogan, Johnny Miller, Big Brown

     
    Here is my Tuesday newspaper column, in which I meander aimlessly from serving as Michael Strahan's TV agent (for free!), to mini-reviewing HBO's new documentary on the 1960 U.S. Open, to alerting golf fans that this year's Open will finish......
  • Celtics, Lakers, MMA, Big Brown, Rocky Lockridge

     
    Here is my Tuesday newspaper column, in which I provide thousands of dollars of free publicity to ABC/ESPN for its NBA Finals coverage, offer a bland, fence-sitting critique of CBS' MMA card and lazily quote someone else's story about Big......
  • Nassau assessor: Differing IDA takes fiscal, not political

     
    Nassau Assessor Harvey Levinson, a Democrat, has publicly railed against Republican-controlled Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency projects, complaining that wealthy businessmen and successful companies are getting unnecessary tax breaks...