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John Eisenberg

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  • NFL showing cold heart as retirees issue heats up

    The NFL wants you to pay attention to a lot of things - its regular season and playoffs, the free agency soap opera and every aspect of the draft, to name a few. But there are also things the league would prefer you not pay attention to, and high on that list right now is a swelling chorus of dismay...

  • So far, Orioles right on money with their revamped bullpen

    While it's still too soon to make a definitive judgment, things are looking up for the Orioles' bullpen. It has a 3.35 ERA after last night's game in St. Petersburg, Fla., as opposed to last season's 5.25 figure. Throw out the April 7 fiasco in New York and this year's number is really low. For...

  • It's about winning - the fans back

    A year ago this week, an ignominious Camden Yards record was set when the Orioles drew 16,083 fans to a Wednesday night game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. It was the smallest crowd in the history of the ballpark, which opened in 1992. The shelf life of the record was, to say the least, brief....

  • Strange thing happened on way to Woods' certain victory

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  • Roars lost in pines of a longer, tougher and harder course

    AUGUSTA, Ga.-- --Much as the American public is split into political parties, the golfing nation is split into rival factions: those who prefer the Masters to the U.S. Open, and those who prefer the Open. Casual fans might not be able to distinguish between majors, but there are differences. The...

  • Masters script being rewritten

    AUGUSTA, Ga.-- As the Masters began Thursday, some long-held truths were deemed indisputable. Experience is critical. Long hitters have the advantage. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson should dominate. But the tally on those notions is wrong, wrong and wrong after 36 holes. Welcome to the Sretsam - the...

  • Woods' toughest challenge may prove to be parenthood

    AUGUSTA, Ga.-- --To get a glimpse of his future, Tiger Woods just had to glance behind him during the first round of the Masters yesterday at Augusta National. Playing in the group behind him was Brett Quigley, a 37-year-old from Jupiter, Fla., who had qualified for the Masters for the first time...

  • Masters is unkind to its newcomers

    AUGUSTA, Ga. -- -- Some sports events have Cinderella in their DNA. They're predisposed to long shots. The history of the NCAA men's basketball tournament includes Villanova, George Mason and others. The Kentucky Derby has been won by a handful of horses carrying odds of at least 50-1. Your two...

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