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Sun, 19 Jul 2009 21:33:00 -0400Although he spent a few years in the Midwest, coaching in St. Louis and managing the Royals' top farm team in Omaha, Bucky Dent never did meet one of Kansas City's most famous native sons, Tom Watson.
Sat, 18 Jul 2009 20:33:00 -0400Old-Timers' Day at Yankee Stadium Sunday will be well worth watching, and not just to see if Dr. Bobby Brown, 84, can pop one over the right-centerfield fence the way everyone else does.
Sat, 11 Jul 2009 22:13:00 -0400He is in a whole new territory in a completely different situation. He showed some huge promise a few years ago, but lately the results have been very spotty. Halfway into this baseball season, he has something major to prove and his reputation hinges on it.
Wed, 8 Jul 2009 22:23:00 -0400You say "Tav-AIR-us," I say "Tav-ARE-us." And that's from his own family. True story: A snap poll of John Tavares' folks at his first Islanders news conference revealed that his mom, Barbara, pronounces it the first way and his dad, Joe, goes with the latter.
Sat, 4 Jul 2009 21:43:00 -0400It is possible to miscalculate how much of a milestone July 4 really is. Legend has it that on that very date in 1776, King George III of England wrote in his personal journal that nothing of importance happened that day. Oops.
Sat, 4 Jul 2009 19:53:00 -0400Becoming a good friend of a pro golfer who was in the U.S. Open was a big deal for Darryl Garner of Amityville. Garner even played a round with James Kamte, who had played a practice round with Tiger Woods. It just wasn't the greatest thrill of his golf career. Not even close.
Fri, 3 Jul 2009 20:07:00 -0400Lou Gehrig did not stop after he said he considered himself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth. There was much more to that speech, just as there was much more to the Yankees first baseman than the iron-man streak and the tearful, hopeful words of a dying man on July 4, 1939.
Sat, 27 Jun 2009 18:33:00 -0400Pro golfers had never heard the eardrum- rattling cheering they experienced during the U.S. Open at Bethpage, so they started imagining what an amazing chorus that whole throng would make if it chanted "U-S-A!" It is worth thinking about holding the Ryder Cup on the Black Course, top players said, and officials tend to agree with them.
Mon, 22 Jun 2009 22:13:00 -0400Everybody knows that New York golf fans adopted Phil Mickelson in 2002, even though no one knows exactly why.
Mon, 22 Jun 2009 17:07:00 -0400Everybody knows that New York golf fans adopted Phil Mickelson in 2002 even though no one knows exactly why. This time, they seem to have made Ricky Barnes their new man, also inexplicably. Fine. There always is room in the family. The point is, though, that the golfer who was a much better fit all along was Lucas Glover.