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Ann Liguori

Entries by Ann Liguori

Should We Follow the Lead of Ancient Greece When It Comes to Punishing Cheaters in sports? Thoughts on the Lance Armstrong Debacle

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 6:47 PM

Having just returned from Greece and a tour of the incredible ruins of Olympia, the site in western Greece that hosted the Olympic Games from 776 BC and continued until AD 393 -- (1,169 years during which 293 Olympiads were held), one of the many things I learned about the...

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Thanks to Greg Schiano for Brightening Up NFL News

(0) Comments | Posted May 3, 2012 | 7:00 PM

Everyday we're besieged with headlines that are so depressing that it makes you want to turn off the news and shake your head in sadness, disgust or disappointment. The latest is the tragic apparent suicide of 43-year-old Junior Seau. This horrible news, coupled with former Chicago Bear Dave Duerson's suicide...

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Vintage Tiger (With a New Swing) Peaking Just in Time for The Masters

(2) Comments | Posted March 29, 2012 | 3:53 PM

Tiger's stunning crescendo of play so far this season, winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational last week by five strokes, makes this upcoming Masters one of the most anticipated majors ever!

Tiger hasn't won a major in three years and 10 months. There's a lot on the line...

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Looking Back on 2011's Top Golf Stories

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2011 | 12:35 PM

Looking back on the year in sports, golf again provided thrilling moments and heart-warming stories.

It is a true pleasure to cover golf and to be on location at the Majors and other tournaments throughout the year to share with listeners and readers, the updates, the drama and information...

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Controversial Film You've Been Trumped Garners Sharp Criticism From Trump Organization

(1) Comments | Posted October 20, 2011 | 12:55 PM

You've Been Trumped, a film that has become a voice for Scottish locals opposed to Donald Trump's development of a golf course and resort north of Aberdeen, Scotland, an area described as 'special scientific interest' for its environmentally-sensitive dunes, won the Victor Rabinowitz and Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice...

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Steve Jobs' Innovations Greatly Impacted the World of Sports

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2011 | 6:07 PM

Steve Jobs changed the world, and his genius, vision and innovations greatly impacted and inspired our world of sports. The Leonardo da Vinci of our time had such a profound impact on society in so many ways. And the sports world greatly benefited.

Information is such a vital part...

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Our National Treasures -- Yogi and Carmen Berra

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2011 | 3:17 PM

Yogi Berra never ceases to amaze me. As I headed into Montclair Golf Club to play in The Yogi Berra Museum Celebrity Golf Classic this past Monday, there was Yogi in the doorway of the pro shop, signing autographs, joking with golfers and smiling that big, warm, loveable Yogi smile....

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Tiger's Physical Woes Taking Toll

(3) Comments | Posted May 13, 2011 | 11:43 AM

With the start of the U.S. Open at Congressional only five weeks away, questions about Tiger's physical health and his overall state of mind escalate. And questions about whether he'll ever regain his championship form continue.

Tiger withdrew from the Players Championship Thursday after shooting a 'six over par' 42...

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Grete Waitz Was a Hero and a True Inspiration

(2) Comments | Posted April 19, 2011 | 4:25 PM

Grete Waitz was the NYC Marathon! And all of New York embraced this most humble, talented marathoner from Norway.

How sad to hear that the 57-year-old succumbed to cancer, a disease she battled since 2005.

Grete, in her own quiet and unassuming way, grabbed the hearts of...

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It's Not Officially Spring Until the Masters

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2011 | 5:07 PM

As April has come in with a growl in New York and the Northeast, with winter-weather-like conditions, who can utter the word "spring"? Not even the start of baseball season puts you in the mood. The official start to spring every year for me begins the first Monday of every...

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Wrestling With a Tough Decision

(7) Comments | Posted February 24, 2011 | 9:59 AM

Should boys and girls compete against each other in wrestling?

And I thought it was tough playing number one singles on the boy's high school tennis team! But tennis is not a contact sport. Should girls and boys compete against each other in a contact sport? That is the...

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No Respect for Golden Retrievers at the Westminster Dog Show

(5) Comments | Posted February 16, 2011 | 9:26 AM

Skye was watching the Westminster Dog Show with me last evening and was not fazed. The Scottish Deerhound who took home the Best in Show honors looks like a nice dog, but my three-and-a-half-year old golden retriever did not get overly excited as he normally does when he sees a...

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The Blue Collar Bowl- full of tradition, nostalgia and substance

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2011 | 11:54 AM

Football fans who appreciate the game's tradition will savor this year's Super Bowl match-up between two of the most legendary teams in the NFL: the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

When you think of the Green Bay Packers, you think of their icon, Vince Lombardi. You...

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Bob Hope Classic is a Sponsor's Dream & Mecca for Corporate Hospitality

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2011 | 11:47 AM

Attention passionate golfers and corporate America. There is no better corporate hospitality and sponsorship experience than the Bob Hope Classic.

A week's worth of playing four of the top golf courses in the Coachella Valley with the top PGA Tour professionals in the world and enjoying all the...

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No Joy in Sports World this past weekend despite exciting NFL Games

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2011 | 7:27 AM

The Jet's win this past weekend over the Colts and the improbable victory by the Seattle Seahawks over the Saints punctuated by Marshawn Lynch's electrifying run, provided, perhaps, a bit of joy in a weekend dominated by the tragic loss of six people in Arizona, 14 others who were injured...

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Brett Favre's Legacy Tarnished

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2010 | 8:46 AM

What a way to go out, not that Brett Favre has or will make any kind of retirement announcement anytime soon. But in hindsight, had he retired before the beginning of this season, perhaps the 'sex texts' would not have been released and if so, with Brett not playing, perhaps...

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Fashion Faux Pas for Female Sports Reporter

(66) Comments | Posted September 14, 2010 | 12:20 PM

Having just spent fifteen days covering the US Open championships for WFAN Radio, this space should be devoted to Rafael Nadal, the determined, gracious champion who won his first U.S. Open title and 9th Grand Slam championship by beating Novak Djokovic in four sets last evening. Instead, this...

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Tiger & Roger Clemens: Egos That Self-Destruct

(1) Comments | Posted August 24, 2010 | 3:32 PM

The law caught up with two sports icons this week. Tiger Woods' divorce became finalized on Monday and last week, Roger Clemens was indicted by a U.S. Grand Jury on charges that he lied to Congress about his use of performance enhancing drugs during his baseball career.

Yes, they...

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Another Side of George Steinbrenner

(6) Comments | Posted July 14, 2010 | 9:20 AM

It's an end of an era with the passing of George Steinbrenner, one of the most renowned sports owners of our time and a New York Yankee, through and through.

Many personalities who were connected to George Steinbrenner professionally and personally will come forth to share their memories of this...

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Camilo Villegas and Golf in Colombia: The Only Risk is Wanting to Stay!

(4) Comments | Posted March 9, 2010 | 7:06 PM

Bogota, Colombia: Camilo Villegas, Colombia, South America's poster child for golf, won the Honda Classic in Florida on Sunday, his third PGA Tour victory. He beat Anthony Kim by five shots. Literally minutes before, in his home country, American veteran golfer Steve Pate won the first Nationwide Tour event in...

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