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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Tag Heuer watches said yesterday they'll continue with Tiger Woods because his personal life isn't their business. Later in the day it apparently became their business.

Joe Mauer: A $300 Million Dollar Man

Michael Pina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Michael Pina

A $300 million dollar perfect storm is brewing. One that will help the rich get richer and keep the poor mucking around their farm systems.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Are the Knicks interested in 34-year old free agent Allen Iverson? His best days are behind him, so the answer is probably yes.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

At Texas Tech the coach has banned all of his players from tweeting after one of his linebackers tweeted that the coach was late for a meeting. Doesn't the First Amendment guarantee freedom of tweech?

Curt Schilling Considering Run For Ted Kennedy's Senate Seat (VIDEO)

AP | GLEN JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — Curt Schilling, the former major league pitcher who won the allegiance of Bostonians by leading the Red Sox to the 2004 World Series, s...

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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.

Yankees Blast Red Sox In 5-HR Outburst, Jeter Homers On First Pitch

AP | HOWARD ULMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

BOSTON — CC Sabathia against Josh Beckett loomed as a low-scoring duel between two of baseball's best pitchers. Neither lived up to the hype, e...

Yankees Beat Red Sox 5-2, Sweep Series

AP | DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Johnny Damon and Mark Teixeira hit back-to-back homers in the eighth inning Sunday night, and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Re...

Yankees (Finally) Beat Red Sox

AP | JAY COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Melky Cabrera and the New York Yankees knocked out John Smoltz early, and soon it was all over: They had finally beaten the Boston Re...

9 Ways for Red Sox Parents to Explain David Ortiz and His PEDs

Patrick Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Patrick Sauer

There's been a lot of "teachable moments" in Beantown this week and the revelation that Ortiz's name is on a list of players that was meant to be confidential with anonymous testing shouldn't be wasted.

It's Time to Realize that Every Baseball Player is a Steroids Suspect

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert E. Murphy

A modern fan can never trust that he or she is watching an honestly competitive game, nor that the statistical records that the baseball fan closely follows are even remotely legitimate.

What Would Theo Do?

Sam Chaltain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Chaltain

I'm wondering if Arne Duncan can do for public schools what Theo Epstein has done for the Red Sox -- take a maligned institution and turn it into a perennial winner.

Brian Anderson-Mark Kotsay Trade: Red Sox And White Sox Swap Outfielders

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

BOSTON — In a swap of outfielders, the Boston Red Sox traded Mark Kotsay and cash to the Chicago White Sox for Brian Anderson on Tuesday. The R...

Adam LaRoche Traded To Red Sox

AP | ALAN ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PITTSBURGH — The Red Sox are hoping this latest trade for Pittsburgh's leading power hitter turns out as well as last season's. The Red Sox acq...

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Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Boston Red Sox's Jonathan Papelbon celebrates after striking out Tampa Bay Rays' Carl Crawford to end the baseball game Sunday, May 10, 2009, in Bosto...

The Best Damn Sports Mom, Period.

Chris Kyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris Kyle

My mom is an unusual sports fan. She doesn't use the word hate and she's never booed a single team or person in her life.

New York Times "Faces An Uphill Battle" In Red Sox Sale, Boston Globe Decision

Financial Times | Kenneth Li, Henny Sender and Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The New York Times faces an uphill battle as it attempts to rid itself of a minority stake in the Boston Red Sox baseball team -- one of the most valu...

What If the Red Sox Buy the Boston Globe?

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

If I were the czar of a major league sport and had the power, I would forbid a media company from owning a sports franchise because I think the temptation for biased reporting is too strong.

John Updike, Hall of Famer

David Margolick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Margolick

Up until the age of 76, Updike never stopped working, turning out a vast body of words. But nothing can top the astonishing piece he wrote on Ted Williams' final game.

Caroline, We Hardly Knew Ye

Denis Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Denis Campbell

We are the poorer for Kennedy's decision, and I wonder how many worthy public servants never consider running because of this environment where every minor gaffe is exploited.

A Red Sox Fan Lovin' Those New Yankees

David Margolick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Margolick

What better way to restore the Yankees' traditional repulsiveness than to spend more than all of the other teams combined this off-season?

NY Times Company Seeking To Sell Stake In The Red Sox

New York Times | Richard Perez-Pena | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The New York Times Company is trying to sell its stake in the Boston Red Sox baseball team, seeking to raise cash and shield its newspaper franchise f...

My Virtual Gift List for This Holiday Season

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Now that you can give crap to people without actually having to give them anything in reality, here is my virtual gift list for this holiday season.

Palin Likens Her Supporters to the Worst Fans in Baseball

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Disgrasian

As if I needed one more reason to loathe Sarah Palin, here's another: she likened the Republican presidential ticket to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Moose Call: The Hard Luck Saga Of Yankees' Pitcher Mike Mussina

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

He may rarely go beyond the high 80s on the speed gun, but Mussina makes hitters look as feeble as if he were blowing 100-MPH fastballs by them.