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Entries by Len Berman from 01/2010

Top 5 Sports Stories

| Posted 01.04.2010 | New York

47-year-old Evander Holyfield will battle 41-year-old Francois Botha in Uganda on January 16. Nothing says competitive sports like 88 years worth of boxers.

Top 5 Sports Stories

| Posted 01.05.2010 | New York

This just in, the Giants finally register a sack... defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan is fired.

Top 5 Sports Stories

| Posted 01.06.2010 | New York

Dr. Ira Casson told a House committee that there still isn't enough scientific evidence to prove that repeated head injuries result in long term brain damage. Is this guy kidding?

Top 5 Sports Stories

| Posted 01.07.2010 | New York

Boxing promoter Bob Arum says the big fight in March between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather is off. Then again, boxing promoters say lots of things.

Top 5 Sports Stories

| Posted 01.08.2010 | New York

Normally students go wild on campus celebrating championships. At Alabama it's also the professors.

Top 5 Sports Stories

| Posted 01.11.2010 | New York

Maybe Rex Ryan was right... maybe the Jets are the favorites. Or maybe get back to me after the San Diego game.

Top 5 Sports Stories

| Posted 01.12.2010 | New York

Will McGwire's mea culpa help him get into the Hall of Fame? Sportswriters will have to speculate what a player might have accomplished going juiceless.

Top 5 Sports Stories

| Posted 01.13.2010 | New York

Most fans dismissed Canseco as a quack when he wrote his book Juiced. Now he seems to be the pillar of truth when it comes to roids. Is this a wacky sports world or what?

Top 5 Sports Stories

| Posted 01.14.2010 | New York

Crushing news. The Daily News is reporting that Derek Jeter and Minka aren't engaged, and they won't be getting married November 5th. How can I face the rest of the day?

Top 5 Sports Stories

| Posted 01.15.2010 | New York

The NFL Playoffs resume this weekend. Three of the four games will be played in domes, the other in San Diego. So no "cold weather" football. Too bad.

Top 5 Sports Stories

| Posted 01.18.2010 | New York

The Jets were the only road team to win this weekend. Improbably, they are just one win away from Super Bowl XLIV. Plenty of subplots.

Top 5 Sports Stories

| Posted 01.19.2010 | New York

The Colts are 7 1/2 point favorites over the Jets. They were 18 point favorites over the Jets in Super Bowl III.

Top 5 Sports Stories

| Posted 01.20.2010 | New York

Shaq becomes the 5th NBA player to reach 28,000 points. Shaq said if he didn't miss so many free throws he'd be at 30,000 by now.

Top 5 Sports Stories

| Posted 01.21.2010 | New York

Congratulations, New Jersey Nets. They have reached the halfway point of the NBA season with exactly 3 wins. They are on track for the all time futility record.

Top 5 Sports Stories

| Posted 01.22.2010 | New York

NASCAR, in an effort to bring back the sizzle, is relaxing its rules. NASCAR president Mike Helton said, "If you ain't rubbing, you ain't racing." Words to live by.

Top 5 Sports Stories

| Posted 01.25.2010 | New York

With the Vikings losing, we are immediately subjected to speculation over the future of Brett Favre. Will his career end with that costly interception?

Top 5 Sports Stories

| Posted 01.26.2010 | New York

Is every bounce going New Orleans' way? Chris Paul hit a jumper with 3.8 seconds left to give the Hornets a 98-97 win in Portland.

Top 5 Sports Stories

| Posted 01.27.2010 | Sports

A Brown University study concluded that baseball outfielders catch fly balls by keeping their eye on the ball. They don't call it the Ivy League for nothing.

Top 5 Sports Stories

| Posted 01.28.2010 | New York

Another loss for the Cubbies. Andre Dawson will enter the Baseball Hall of Fame as a Montreal Expo, not a Chicago Cub, which is what he preferred.

Top 5 Sports Stories

| Posted 01.29.2010 | New York

Arizona quarterback Kurt Warner is expected to announce his retirement today. Brett Favre is expected to drag it out interminably.