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Ozzie: White Sox Not Giving Up On Season After Thome, Contreras Deals

AP | DAVE CAMPBELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

MINNEAPOLIS — Over the last month, the Chicago White Sox committed to more than $100 million in future money by adding an elite starting pitcher...

Yankee Stadium Opens Fruit Stand

nytimes.com | MANNY FERNANDEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The new stadiums for the Yankees and the Mets have been quietly offering fans an unlikely concept in ballpark cuisine: fresh produce....

For Team Obama, A Refresher on Jack Johnson and "The Great White Hope"

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Zirin

In 1918, the first black heavyweight boxing champion defeated a racist "great white hope." But when the Obama Administration takes a right hook to the face, it just smiles through bloodied teeth.

Beware of Federer Fatigue

New York Observer | John Koblin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Last year, when Roger Federer came to Queens without a Slam, New Yorkers did everything they could to pick him up. He became a sentimental favorite. H...

Post-Game Interview With a Texas Streetball Legend

Josh Rosenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Josh Rosenblatt

And now we're going to send you out to Austin, Texas, where Chuck Lovell is with veteran swingman and fan-favorite Josh Rosenblatt

Zambrano Tired Of Scrutiny But Doesn't Blame Fans For Booing

Chicago Tribune | Paul Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Carlos Zambrano is not going to let Milton Bradley have all the fun....

Not Your Regular 21-Year-Old Snowboarder: A Q&A with Kevin Pearce

Erica Boeke | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Erica Boeke

There are a dozens of up-and-coming athletes who are looking to go for the gold and the glory in 2010 -- but one rising young snowboarding star is also looking to change the face of his sport.

Serena Williams Hates Her Thighs, Mourns Her Sister

people.com | Steve Helling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

There were a lot of comments about your size. Was that strange? Yes. For some reason, everyone is obsessed with weight. Are you bigger? Are you smalle...

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Roger Federer and Dinara Safina are the #1 seeds for next week's U.S. Open. So I guess everybody doesn't know who the real # 1 is, Serena.

Mark Sanchez, Jets Lose To Baltimore Ravens

AP | DAVID GINSBURG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

BALTIMORE — Once he gains experience, New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez will probably become more comfortable and confident in the pocket. ...

Caster Semenya Receives Huge Welcome Home, Winnie Mandela: We Are Proud Of "Our Little Girl"

AP | CELEAN JACOBSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — Mobbed by a singing, dancing and horn-blowing crowd of supporters at Johannesburg's airport, South African runner Caster Semenya ...

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

The video screens at the new Cowboys Stadium are the 8th wonder of the world. They are 60 yards long and stretch from 20-yard line to 20-yard line. Cost? $40-million.

Caster Semenya, South Africa Runner In Gender Controversy, To Receive Big Welcome

AP | DONNA BRYSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — South African runner Caster Semenya, who is undergoing gender testing after questions arose about her muscular build and deep voi...

All Hail the Felonious Ex-Con -- Michael Vick

Paul Mecurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Mecurio

Vick has paid his debt to society. Yes, he practiced killing and torture and violated the code of conduct he was sworn to uphold. That doesn't make him a monster. That makes him Dick Cheney.

Boston Herald: Obama, Tiger Woods May Golf Together In Martha's Vineyard

Boston Herald | By Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Word here on the Vineyard is that the Secret Service has scoped out the oh-so-exclusive Vineyard Golf Club to prepare for a possible golf outing bet...

The Secret Lives of Football Referees? (VIDEO)

Paul Mecurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Mecurio

In this latest episode of, I reveal once and for all what REALLY goes on in a ref's replay booth, it's quite unexpected.

If Caster Were Your Child

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcia DeSanctis

The parents of Caster Semenya themselves deserve gold medals. If it were my daughter, I would be inconsolable.

Cubs Sale To Ricketts Family Finalized

AP | DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Media conglomerate Tribune Co. announced a definitive agreement Friday to sell all but a 5 percent stake in the Chicago Cubs and Wrigl...

Caster Semenya Gender Testing Murkier Than It Sounds

AP | JIM LITKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A learning curve this steep is always going to cause suspicion. A South African teen named Caster Semenya outran her competition in the women's 800 m...

Memphis Forced To Vacate Wins From Final Four Season With Derrick Rose

AP | TERESA M. WALKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis has lost every one of the 38 victories it piled up in a basketball season that ended with John Calipari's Tigers just m...

Cubs Sale To Ricketts Family 'Imminent': Tribune

Chicago Tribune | Ameet Sachdev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The sale of the Cubs to the Ricketts family is "imminent," sources said Thursday....

America's Greenest Colleges: Did Your School Make the Grade?

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

While the good folks at U.S. News and World Report ascribe certain measurements of prestige to their college rankings, we rated schools based on what matters most to us.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Happy Thursday everyone, here's my Top 5 for August 20, 2009 from www.LenBermanSports.com

Patrick Kane Pleads Not Guilty, Free Without Bail

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Blackhawks star forward Patrick Kane and his cousin have pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges that they beat up a cab driver over a fare....

Sports Leagues Crack Down On Bloggers, Fans, Citizen Journalists

New York Times | KEN BELSON and TIM ARANGO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Southeastern Conference, home to some of the nation's most prominent and lucrative university athletic programs, has issued rules in the past week...