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ACCESSORY TO A CRIME? NYT: Criminals Like To Wear Yankees Hats

New York Times | MANNY FERNANDEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A curious phenomenon has emerged at the intersection of fashion, sports and crime: dozens of men and women who have robbed, beaten, stabbed and shot a...

Jeter, Posada, Mariano and Pettitte Are My Yankees

Norma Kamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Norma Kamali

I was introduced to baseball by my friend Robert Isabel when I reluctantly agreed to accompany him to a baseball game. He stopped my refusals by anno...

What's Wrong With Baseball?

Stanley H. Teitelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Stanley H. Teitelbaum

There is a widespread chorus shouting about baseball becoming increasingly boring. The reality is that although the contests have acquired more of an entertainment atmosphere, the thrust of excitement has waned because of two primary factors.

WATCH: Matt Damon Campaigns For Working Families Party, Promises To Wear Yankee Hat

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Matt Damon loves the Working Families Party so much, he'll do just about anything to help its cause. The Cambridge-born Red Sox fanatic went on YouT...

Letter From a Spoiled Yankees Fan

Joshua Neuman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joshua Neuman

Unless you grew up with a Texas Rangers pennant hanging over your bed, you have no business reveling about the Yankees elimination last week.

Yankees Fight Back In ALCS

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — Texas has two more chances to reach the World Series for the first time. First, Colby Lewis gets a chance to win the pennant. If he ...

Mickey Mantle's Abusive Childhood

CBS News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The author of "The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood" says the resulting scars probably played a big role in the legendary Ne...

Those Bad Bronx Boys

Chris Norwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Norwood

In New York City, you can just lose 40,000 jobs for poor kids and no reporter will notice. In the Bronx, you can defund orphans trying to work for a few weeks and no one will notice.

Yankees Win ALCS Game 1 After Rangers Suffer 8th Inning MELTDOWN

AP | STEPHEN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Rangers relievers got quick redemption, and Texas finally has won a postseason game at home for the first time in its 50-...

CHART: Yankees, Rangers Payroll Disparity Largest In Playoff History

Gossip Sports | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

When the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees do battle in the ALCS, it will mark the greatest disparity in raw dollars between payrolls in the history ...

Yankee's Parent Company Give $25G To GOP Candidate | DAVID SEIFMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Yankees have entered the fray for state attorney general. Campaign records show that Yankee Global Enterprise LLC, the company that owns the ball...

Yankees Sweep Twins To Return To ALCS

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — Mariano Rivera got the last out, sealing yet another October triumph. Jorge Posada trotted out to mound, and the Yankees came out of ...

Joy Is a Phillies Phanatic

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joan E. Dowlin

Maybe it is because we have a long history of being staunch, die-hard Phillies fans. Maybe it's because we have begun a baseball dynasty that may eventually rival the Yankees and Braves and Red Sox.

PHOTOS: Steinbrenner Monument Unveiled

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - George Steinbrenner is now truly the biggest of the Yankees greats -- as measured in Monument Park. The colorful and co...

Timing George Steinbrenner's Death Could Mean His Heirs Will Dodge Estate Tax

AP | DAVE CARPENTER and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHICAGO — Born on the Fourth of July, George Steinbrenner left the world stage with a great sense of timing too. By dying in 2010, the billiona...

Beanball Anniversary

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The beanball has flourished in baseball ever since pitchers were first allowed to throw overhand in the late 1880s. In an effort to keep batters "unsettled," pitchers would throw inside; if the batter was hit, the benefits outweighed the costs.

Jay-Z, Yankees Partner To Sell Co-Branded Merchandise

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Get your New York Yankees hats here – with a Jay-Z logo. The hip-hop mogul is teaming up with his favorite baseball squad on co-bran...

Today's Front Pages: August 18

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

News you can use. ...

The Steroid Era: Its Lasting Scar; Alex Rodriguez Almost At 600 Home Runs

Eric Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Eric Feldman

It seems like no one really cares. This isn't 756 or 763, but only six other players have reached the big 600.

The George Steinbrenner Leadership Model

Leslie Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Leslie Grossman

I have always been fascinated by George Steinbrenner, owner of the most successful franchise in baseball history. He was a man from which women (and male) leaders can learn a lot about leadership.

Steinbrenner: By George, He Was a Pain!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Rick Horowitz

I'm a born-and-bred New Yorker. A Yankee fan by nature and by nurture -- "Cut me and I bleed pinstripes" and all that. So you'll understand what it...

George Steinbrenner's Split Personality Was Not So Split

Joel Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joel Weinberger

The same personality characteristics that led George Steinbrenner to his angry, firing behavior also led to his kindly, charitable acts. In fact, Mr. Steinbrenner was completely consistent in his behavior.

On George Steinbrenner's Passing: Recalling A Picture, With A Thousand Words (Give Or Take)

Billy Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Billy Altman

Players always talk about leaving everything on the field and moving on. But George Steinbrenner could not and would not accept anything less than being on top, all the time.

A Yankee Fan Remembers the Boss

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jonathan Weiler

I was just seven years old when, in January 1973, George Steinbrenner led a group that purchased the Yankees; but, as it happens, it was the beginning of an epochal tenure in the history of sports ownership.

George Steinbrenner: The Death of 'the Bridge'

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

If anyone ever seemed too big for New York, for better and certainly for worse, it was this man. They will say that his death signals the end of an era. But his life signaled the beginning of one.