If you're a Knicks fan (and probably even if you aren't), you remember that fateful day back in 1999 when, in the first round of the draft, the Knicks selected Frederic Weis, a french player who has still yet to see an NBA court. His most infamous moment was being absolutely posterized by Vince Carter during a game between the US and France.
The Knicks have finally exorcized... » more
14-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps was in a pool off Union Square today, charming the lucky kids who got to swim with him.
The photos are great--huge Phelps, helping little kids with the form; and leading them in jumping jacks (in the water of course).
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Ivan Ljubicic, the recently elected European Player Board Representative on the ATP Player Council, was seen in the U.S. Open players dining area Wednesday afternoon meeting with top-ranked Rafael Nadal and a Nadal representative, who was translating for the 22-year-old Spaniard.
The top three mens players Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have been critical... » more
We're less than two weeks away from the start of the NFL season. Hope is high for both local teams; one coming off an improbable Super Bowl run, the other executing a highly productive off-season, capped by landing a Hall of Fame QB.
Here are my predictions for the 2008/09 NFL Season:
1) New England Patriots
2) New York Jets*
3) Buffalo Bills
4) Miami... » more
Beware a new USTA policy. Apparently fearing for plastic explosives stuffed into the tubes of bicycles, U.S. Open officials are working with NYC Parks Department in Flushing Meadows to remove all bikes locked in the vicinity of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
I have this from an NYPD officer who told me this as I unlocked my bike to ride back to the amNewYork office yesterday... » more
Nine year old Jericho Scott has been told he's "too good" to play baseball in New Haven little league because he has a 40 mph fastball. Parents allegedly complained that he was too good, and officials have attempted to disband his team.
UPDATE It's been reported that every single adult in this poor Jericho Scott's life is failing him. His family is officially suing the league that disbanded... » more
LPGA player Ai Miyazato chips onto the green at the seventh hole during the second round of the LPGA Championship at Bulle Rock in Havre de Grace. (Baltimore Sun photo by Lloyd Fox / June 6, 2008)
Our Newsday colleague Mark Herrman posted an excellent column about the LPGA's new "speak-English-or-you're-out policy", which gives its heavily-international golfers two years to learn English,... » more
Ahman Green (Photo by Getty)
This weeks fantasy column is about players you should avoid in your draft. They include Ronnie Brown, Rudi Johnson, D.J. Hackett, Vincent Jackson, Bryant Johnson and Devin Hester.
Read the full article by clicking here.
In addition to those who made the cut in the article, I also have tried to steer clear of these players this season:
All... » more
U.S. Open tennis: Boris Becker, John McEnroe, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Monica Seles back at U.S. Open
Composite photo of Boris Becker, John McEnroe, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Monica Seles back at the U.S. Open tennis tournament made from AP and Getty Images.
Former champs were back in the house for the opening gala of the U.S. Open tennis tournament last night in Flushing, Queens--and it was great to see some familiar faces still looking good.
Tennis royalty were joined by Hollywood... » more
It's actually not that crazy of an idea. With Osi Umenyiora done for the season after suffering a preseason knee injury against the Jets, the defending fluke-of-nature Super Bowl Champs New York Giants need someone to fill that void?
And guess what. For the cheap price of $8 million dollars, some chocolate chip cookies, and a kiss on the forehead, Michael Strahan and all of his madness can... » more