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Buddy Carlyle
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By Steven Simineri On Monday, August 18th, 2014
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Journeyman Carlyle Finds a Home in Mets Bullpen

Buddy Carlyle may sound more like the name of a 1950’s era lounge singer, as Jon Heyman of CBS Sports recently pointed out on twitter, or an old vaudeville star, as another put it. However, Carlyle is a middling More...

Michael Pineda
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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Friday, August 15th, 2014
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Pineda Strong in Return, but Yankees Drop Two Straight in Baltimore

It seems like all season long the Yankees have been waiting for a hero, that hypothetical missing piece that will propel them to a playoff berth. How many conversations among Yankee fans this season began with “Once More...

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By Steven Bassin On Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
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Patriots Set Franchise Record for First Half Wins

This past week, the Somerset Patriots made history.  In a makeup game from the first half of the season against the Lancaster Brainstormers, the Patriots won 7-0, and set a team record for the most wins in the More...

Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon
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By Guy Kipp On Sunday, July 27th, 2014
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Mets Need to Hold on to Bartolo Colon

The Mets made it known last week that pitcher Bartolo Colon was available for a trade before the July 31 trading deadline. Now, the Mets should make sure they pull the hefty veteran off the market at once. Mets More...

Trainer Steve Asmussen (left) with jockey Rosie Napravnik and filly Untapable 
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By Diane Quail On Sunday, July 27th, 2014
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The 2014 Haskell Invitational: Will Untapable be the 4th Filly to Win The Haskell?

2014 has been Untapable’s year. The 3-year-old filly is looking for her 5th straight grade steaks victory. Untapable arrived to Monmouth Thursday morning from her Saratoga stable. Trainer Steve Asmussen (left) More...

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By Guest On Sunday, July 20th, 2014
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Athlete’s Voices: Dina Parise Episode 11, You’ve Come a Long Way, Ladies!

If you have been paying attention to earlier blogs, you have been reading the term ‘Door Slammer.’ A Pro Mod is referred to as a Door Slammer because it is a powerful racecar with doors, and the driver More...

Jon Matlack
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By Guy Kipp On Saturday, July 19th, 2014
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Jon Matlack Should be in Mets Hall of Fame

During a telecast on the Mets’ most recent homestand, Gary Cohen conducted a live, in-game interview via phone with Jon Matlack. Matlack spent seven seasons with the Mets from 1971-1977, but has been conspicuous More...

Amy Zimmer
By Guest On Friday, July 18th, 2014
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Athlete’s Voices: Amy Zimmer, Episode 4. St. John’s Volleyball

Volleyball season is underway and things have been picking up here at St. John’s. The locker room is getting a little crowded once again as girls return for the season. With open gyms, team work outs, coaching More...

Jeter surrounded by the media on his final All-Star appearance.  Photo Credit: Angela Jiminez
By Elizabeth DiPietro On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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Jeter All-Star Fanfare Evokes Nostalgia and Uncertainty for Yankee Fans

There was no shortage of emotional moments during Derek Jeter’s final All-Star Game Tuesday night. Standing ovations during both at-bats. A riotous swan song when Alexi Ramirez replaced him in the field in the More...

Buckeyes Head Coach Urban Meyer
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By Sal Soothsayer On Sunday, July 13th, 2014
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Ranking the Big Ten Positional Groups: The Coaches

There are three things that today’s college coach has to be able to do: understand and teach X’s and O’s, recruit, and motivate. These three factors were the measurables used in evaluating coaching More...

Michael Bradley, left, and Aron Johansson
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By Daniel Steele On Sunday, June 1st, 2014
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USMNT: Azerbaijan Review and Turkey Preview

It was fine; it was nothing inspiring, but the first game against Azerbaijan was a decent way to get the send-off series started. Quite honestly, the game itself was perplexing. One would assume that Azerbaijan, More...

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By Philip Mathew On Sunday, May 25th, 2014
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Random Musings from New Egypt

Last Tuesday, the stars of the World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car Series made their annual stop at New Egypt Speedway. The half-mile dirt oval hosts local weekly races with small and big-block modifieds, street stocks, More...