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Hideki Matsui

'Godzilla' Retires

AP | By HOWIE RUMBERG | Posted 02.26.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent slugger Hideki Matsui retired Thursday from professional baseball, saying he is no longer able to perform at the level th...

Top Banana

Arn Tellem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Arn Tellem

When it comes to second bananas in professional sports, my client Pau Gasol is second to none.

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

In Monday night football, the Giants awaken and roll over Washington 45-12. Where was this team all season?

Matsui and Rivera: Behavioral Models for TV

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

They didn't jump up, pump their fists, look to the heavens, or even smile. They just did their jobs in a non-demonstrative, professional manner -- with a dignity rarely seen on commercial television.

At Season's End, Withering Thoughts on November Baseball, Interleague Play and the Designated Hitter

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Robert E. Murphy

The temperature in New York is 48 degrees as I begin to write this, three hours before the start of the sixth game of the World Series at Yankee Stadi...

Matsui Named First Japanese-Born World Series MVP

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Hideki Matsui took a meaty cut, watched the ball fly and winced when it hooked a foot foul. That's about all that went wrong for him....

Report: Matsui, Angels Closing In On Deal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Hideki Matsui may soon be a member of the Los Angeles Angels. ESPN reports that the two parties are in "serious discussions" at this time. Buster Oln...

Hideki Matsui, Johnny Damon Become Free Agents

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — World Series MVP Hideki Matsui became a free agent Monday along with New York Yankees teammates Johnny Damon, Eric Hinske, Jose Molin...

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

And this year's Plaxie goes to Dodger pitcher Vicente Padilla. Stealing a page from Plaxico Burress, Padilla accidentally shot himself in the leg while hunting in Nicaragua.

World Series Game 2: Yankees Vs. Phillies

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Mark Teixeira and Hideki Matsui shook the New York Yankees from their lumber slumber and sent the World Series to Philadelphia all ti...

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

The great Ty Cobb was born on this date in 1886. Against today's pitchers he'd probably bat only .280 or so. Then again, he'd be 123 years old.

Canyon of Haircuts

Billy Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Billy Altman

How long "Empire State of Mind" -- the unofficial anthem of the World Series Champion Yankees -- stays in the minds of Yankees' fans depends on how soon they start worrying about next year.

Yankee-Hating Is Sooo 20th Century

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Martin Nolan

Pinstripe paranoia, a seasonal ailment, has plagued many of us since 1949. Then, in 2004, came deliverance, along with reduction of sorrow and a fresh perspective.


AP | MIKE FITZPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

PHILADELPHIA — Derek Jeter almost seems to delight in the way this World Series is playing out. Forget all those power hitters. Pitching is pri...

Christmas Comes Early for Yankees

Eugene Michael Santiago | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Eugene Michael Santiago

As of the day before Santa hops into his sleigh to deliver all the treats to the good little boys and girls of the world, the Yankees have been hard at work filling empty space under the tree.

Yankees' Payroll Mocked In Faux MasterCard "Priceless" Ad (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

The Yankees may have won the world series, but they had a little help along the way. One enterprising video editor detailed the more than 201 million ...

Hideki Matsui: An Ageless Talent

Arn Tellem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Arn Tellem

Matsui is one of those rare superstars who recognize the unique role his astonishing talent has given him and the good he can do for others.

Millions In Japan Watch Matsui Accept Historic MVP

AP | JIM ARMSTRONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

TOKYO — Japan nearly came to a standstill as millions watched on TV while Hideki Matsui, the man they know as Godzilla, stomped around New York ...

Godzilla Rocks Southern California

Arn Tellem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Arn Tellem

Hideki Matsui will be coming to the Angels next season. The decision to leave the Bronx was a difficult one for Hideki, who had hoped to finish his career in pinstripes.

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Sammy Sosa's skin looks lighter in recent photographs, and some are wondering if he's "going Michael Jackson on us?" A friend says he's merely going through a skin rejuvenation process.

The World Series and Barry Sanders

Chris Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Campbell

The Yankees clearly have many, many great years ahead of them, and likely will for generations to come. But the game just doesn't feel the same anymore.

Hideki Matsui

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Click HERE to follow experts and fans from New York and Philadelphia LIVE on Twitter (AP) NEW YORK — Hideki Matsui and Mark Teixeira homered of...

Concussions Aren't Just for Football Players

Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano

When one talks about concussions during sports, football and hockey are the typical talking points. Unfortunately, baseball players aren't immune to suffering head injuries.

Matsui, Posada Power Yankees Past Blue Jays, 7-5

AP | JAY COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Hideki Matsui and Jorge Posada hit back-to-back homers leading off the eighth inning and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue J...