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  • 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......
  • 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......
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • Big Brown blows $50 million by finishing last in Belmont

     
    Interesting stuff today from Darren (Roslyn) Rovell of CNBC about the AFL, the UFL and how much Big Brown cost its owners by losing the Belmont (a lot).......
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sports offered plenty of distractions in a difficult 2008

    Sports offered plenty of distractions in a difficult 2008
    It was a sports year that often seemed blissfully out of touch with the times, with Beijing staging an opulent Olympics amid the backdrop of an earthquake that killed tens of thousands and the New York Yankees' spending hundreds of millions on free agents...
  • 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,...