Willie’s Staying

Written by Jason Singer on . Posted in Posts, Sports

New York Mets manager Willie Randolph did a lot of losing the last month of the season, but one thing he won’t lose is his job. Mets general manager Omar Minaya announced yesterday that New York will retain Randolph, despite the team’s historic September collapse. “I do believe that Willie is going to continue to [&hellip
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Jury Rules Against Isiah

Written by Jason Singer on . Posted in Posts, Sports

The NBA regular season doesn’t begin for another month, but New York Knicks head coach Isiah Thomas has already started losing. A jury decided this morning that Thomas sexually harassed a former team executive by refusing to cease unwanted advances and verbally abusing her, and subsequently they found both Thomas and Madison Square Garden guilty [&hellip
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Gold Medalist Oerter Dead At 71

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After the New York Mets completed the biggest collapse in baseball history yesterday, New Yorkers really needed something to celebrate. Al Oerter, the discus thrower who won gold medals in four straight Olympics and who died this morning, is someone well worth the city’s remembrance and applause. Oerter, who was born in Astoria, New York [&hellip
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Did You Osi That?!?!

Written by Jason Singer on . Posted in Posts, Sports

Who says British people don’t do anything but snack on tea and crumpets and speak in funny accents? Last night, Osi Umenyiora (pictured)—the New York Giants defensive end born in London to Nigerian parents—set a franchise record with six sacks against the Philadelphia Eagles, as the G-Men grabbed their second straight win, 16-3. New York’s [&hellip
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The Verdict Is In

Written by Elie Mystal on . Posted in Posts, Sports

The jury could reach a verdict in the Isiah Thomas sexual harassment trial as early as today, but one judgment is already available:  James Dolan, CEO of Madison Square Garden and owner of the New York Knicks and New York Rangers, is one of the worst executives in New York City.  To paraphrase The Big [&hellip
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Not Done Yet

Written by Jason Singer on . Posted in Posts, Sports

After celebrating their 13th consecutive postseason berth late into the night on Wednesday, The New York Yankees rested many of their (hungover?) stars on Thursday. Even with a depleted lineup that lacked Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada, however, the Pinstripers still defeated Tampa Bay 3-1 and kept their slim hopes of capturing the [&hellip
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Met Malaise

Written by Jason Singer on . Posted in Posts, Sports

Sickening. Embarrassing. Frustrating. Painful. There aren’t enough words in the English language to describe how the New York Mets and their fans feel today, with the Mets on the brink of the worst collapse in baseball history. New York fell to St. Louis 3-0 last night—their fourth straight loss—and their division lead, which they’ve had [&hellip
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Champagne Showers

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After arguably their most tumultuous season in a decade, the New York Yankees clinched their 13th straight postseason berth last night, clobbering the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 12-4 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. “This is what it was about. It was a lot of unselfishness,” Manager Joe Torre said, as he guzzled champagne and [&hellip
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