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WatchdogCharles Wang to WFAN regarding the trials and tribulations of owning the Isles: "If I had to do it again, I wouldn't do it." Not surprising, since he said the team is losing $25 to $30 million a year. He......
The Swampby Mark Silva President Barack Obama already knew one of the finalists for the Supreme Court whom he was considering: federal Judge Diane Wood of Chicago, a fellow teacher of constitutional law at the University of Chicago. But the president......
The Swampby Mark Silva Retired Army Gen. Colin Powell, who also once served as the chief diplomat for the United States, says Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. could have averted the famed confrontation with the Cambridge, Mass., Police Department at......
WatchdogAs you know, I reached out to Alvin Dark to discuss my column of last Sunday revisiting the controversial column(s) written about him in 1964 by Newsday's Stan Isaacs (left). Mr. Dark declined to comment, but I did dig up......
Tags: Dan Klores, Orlando Cepeda, Sports
The SwampMuch has been made of the fact that tonight's scheduled acceptance speech by Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama falls on the same date as Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Our Baltimore Sun colleague David Steele also reminds readers...
Boom. And just like that, history is made. Just that quickly, a barrier becomes rubble. Just that fast, everything changes. "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center," writes Jason Collins in the May 6 edition of Sports Illustrated. "I'm black. And I'm gay."...
El sur de Florida, con todo su glamour y eclecticismo, recibió un duro golpe esta semana cuando los dueños de equipos de la NFL hicieron pedazos el sueño de Miami de convertirse nuevamente en sede de un Super Bowl. En una votación que resultó en...
Jason Collins did the right thing. He did the courageous thing. And he should be applauded and accepted for what he did this week. But do not for a second believe that the uniform message of approval flooding in about Collins being the first openly gay...
The Hartford CourantHe is smart. He is a Stanford man. He is strong and he is aggressive. At 7 feet, 255 pounds, he led the NBA in personal fouls in 2004-2005. He is a veteran of 12 seasons, six teams, two NBA Finals, a teammate known for his commitment to his group's...
The Hartford CourantYears ago, sportscaster Howard Cosell was asked to name his all-time favorite athlete. Obviously, the most prominent sports journalist of his era would name the man who made Cosell famous: Ali. Wrong. "That's an easy one,'' Cosell said, spacing...
Tags: Arts and Culture, 42 (movie), Barack Obama, Movies, Sociology
SAN FRANCISCO — Roberto Clemente was baseball royalty long before dying on a relief mission at the height of his Hall of Fame career. Ernie Banks knew the kid had something as soon as he saw the young Puerto Rican play right field for the Pirates....
The letter arrived in July of 1974. My writing clips had been reviewed, my references approved and interview completed. I was hired by the Chicago Tribune, even though the signature at the end of the letter sounded more like one of those fictitious...
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