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New York’s finest: Derek Jeter is a true role model

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Mandatory Credit: John Munson/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports Earlier this year, when it was announced that there would be a yearlong tribute for Derek Jeter as he was aiming to retire, some of the national sports talk hosts said it would die down by July.  Many thought it was going to be a bit much.  After all, baseball is a long season, and More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Thursday, September 25th, 2014
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A Yankee Fan’s Response to Keith Olbermann’s Comments About Derek Jeter

Let’s get one thing straight before we begin: I do not, by any stretch of the imagination, consider Derek Jeter to be the best baseball player in history. I am not naive enough to think he was better than players More...

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By Michelle SportsX On Thursday, September 25th, 2014
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Dirty Little Secrets; Dirty Little Lies. From Media to Pro Sports, Do We Ever Get the Full Truth?

Years ago Don Henley released a song called ‘Dirty Laundry’ and it was all about how the media was more focused on the telling of a story than reporting with any compassion or accuracy.  The lyric that More...

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By Michelle SportsX On Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
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Will Ray Rice end up being seen as the victim?

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Lately there has been a lot of focus on the National Football League with regard to how they have been handling domestic violence within the league.  Seems you can’t sign More...

(Jeter Logo to be worn by Yankees Sept 7th.)
By Tom Izzo On Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
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All Jeter Everything. Yankees To Honor Captain Throughout September.

(Jeter Logo to be worn by Yankees Sept 7th.) As if the Derek Jeter showcase/all-star game wasn’t enough drooling over the hall of fame shortstop, the New York Yankees have announced they will be sporting patches More...

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By Tom Izzo On Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
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Mo & Cano Snub Alex Rodriguez

(Alex accepts the challenge, Cano & Rivera decline)   Anyone who’s ever had a face lit up by a smartphone in the past month knows of the infamous ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Anyone who has ever heard the More...

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By Diane Quail On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Remembering Coach Jimmy Mac

Whether you were one of his students, athletes or just someone who simply loved the game, Coach Mac was the person to talk to. Coach Mac and Coach Maria Fagan   Before the pitch was thrown, coaches would yell More...

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By Sal Soothsayer On Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
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Proud Knights: RU Diehards Explain Their Enthusiasm for the Scarlet Knights

In Part One of a two-part series on the future of Rutgers athletics, we take a look at “Rutgers Pride” by looking into the importance of Rutgers athletics to a number of supporters of the Scarlet Knights.  Topics More...

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By Jacque Medina On Friday, May 16th, 2014
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Michael Sam is Oprah’s New Protégé

Michael Sam Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player, will star in his own documentary series (reality show) on Oprah’s OWN network. The series is intended to follow Sam as he prepares to play pro football. More...

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By Jacque Medina On Monday, April 21st, 2014
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Something Gross for your Monday: Delino DeShields Jr Suffers Broken Cheekbone

Delino DeShields Jr., Astros prospect and son of former Expos second baseman Delino DeShields Sr. took a 90 mph fastball to the dome this past Saturday during the seventh inning of a Double-A game. Although DeShields More...