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Derek Jeter's Endless Farewell Tour

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.16.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The overstatement of Jeter's intangible contributions, efforts to make him into a paragon of integrity and honor when he is essentially a great ballplayer who managed to stay out of trouble and not say anything stupid to the media in 20 years, all make it increasingly difficult to either like Jeter or take his farewell tour seriously.

Man Dies In Tragic Accident After Raising $100,000 For Friend Who Started ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

Associated Press | Posted 08.21.2014 | Impact

BOSTON (AP) — A 27-year-old man died in a Nantucket diving accident, hours after he raised $100,000 for a Lou Gehrig's disease charity in honor of h...

75 Years Later, Lou Gehrig's "Luckiest Man on the Face of Earth" Speech, Remains the Greatest Speech in Sports History

Dave Kreissman | Posted 09.07.2014 | Sports
Dave Kreissman

On July 4, 1939 a frail Henry Louis Gehrig stepped in front of a packed crowd at Yankee Stadium. The Manhattan-native knew he was sick, but he was unaware that his illness (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS) would soon claim his life.

75 Years Later, Gehrig's Still the Man

Ken Reed | Posted 08.09.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

Gehrig was not only a great baseball player, he was a great man. Not only did he set a standard that all baseball players can aspire to, as Landis pointed out, he also set a standard that all human beings can aim for, whatever role they play in life.

Commemorating Derek Jeter, Forgetting Bernie Willams

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.07.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Every mention of a core four, the alleged true Yankees at the heart of their 1996-2009 run, is a reminder of how another great Yankee, Bernie Williams, has become increasingly overlooked over time.

Why the New York Yankees Are America's Team

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 05.03.2014 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

As baseball season is about to commence, the annual ritual of Yankee vilification is in full throttle. The complaints are by now well rehearsed: The N...

First Nighter: 'Bronx Bombers' Fields Yogi Berra Well Enough

David Finkle | Posted 04.08.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Eric Simonson, who gets his kicks writing plays about sports figures, is jumping the gun on Valentine's Day by sending a lavish Broadway card to now 88-year-old Yogi Berra.

WATCH: A-Rod Breaks Lou Gehrig's Record

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 09.20.2013 | Sports

Move over Lou Gehrig, A-Rod is coming through. With his 24th career grand slam, the New York Yankees' PED pariah broke the MLB record for career b...

'A-Rod,' What Would Lou Gehrig Say?

Randy Pipkin | Posted 10.06.2013 | Sports
Randy Pipkin

Dear Mr. Rodriquez, I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge your recent comments about "fighting for your life." I would like you to understand what that profound, emotional claim truly means.

11 Essential New York City Movies

John Farr | Posted 07.26.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

It's a point of pride that no other city has so many good movies set in it as New York. Even a cursory Google search yields literally hundreds of titles shot here.

Have We Seen the Last of the Greatest Yankee Infield

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.16.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

This foursome was the more or less regular Yankee infield from 2009-2012, leading the Yankees to one World Series victory and three other post-season appearances. This raises the question of where this infield fits among the greatest infields in Yankee history.

Susan Spencer-Wendel Has ALS: Lou Gehrig's Disease. But She's Dying on Her Own Terms: Joyously

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.14.2013 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Muscles weaken. Walking becomes impossible. Then swallowing becomes a challenge. Then breathing. In the end, the patient finds herself trapped in a non-functioning body, waiting to die.

The Next Yankee World Series Team

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.08.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The Yankees are in sufficiently bad shape that even a great year by Rivera will not bring them back to the World Series. Moreover, Rivera is not the only aging Yankee seeking to recover from an injury.

Lawmakers Want Lou Gehrig's Medical Records

AP | STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 10.05.2012 | Sports

MINNEAPOLIS -- Some Minnesota lawmakers hope to force the release of Lou Gehrig's medical records, saying they might provide insight into whether the ...

Do You Remember These Wheaties Champs?

Posted 07.26.2012 | Celebrity

It's the breakfast of champions, or the champion of breakfasts: Ever since we can remember, Wheaties cereal boxes have been synonymous with celebrity ...

PHOTOS: Famous Athletes Who Came From Ivy League Schools

Posted 02.08.2012 | College

Jeremy Lin is making waves as a point guard for the New York Knicks, but people have also noticed he has an unlikely background who scored 25 points...

2011's Doomsday Cinema, Part I: Melancholia @ 49th NYFF plus Gainsbourg on Von Trier & Lars' NYFF 47 Press Conference (VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 03.14.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

In anticipation of 12/21/12, this past year saw a return of the doomsday film. Melancholia was an okay end-of-the-world movie, but for this fan, it was not a very good Lars Von Trier film. Perhaps a third viewing is in order.

Abortion, Lou Gehrig, and Research for Cure

Don C. Reed | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Today, a company is targeting Lou Gehrig's disease. Their approach is undergoing clinical trials in America, right now. But in Wisconsin, the home of stem cell research? If Republican lawmakers get their way, the research which might end Lou Gehrig's disease could be criminalized.

ALS and Living: Mike Winston's Story

Talya Minsberg | Posted 06.11.2011 | Impact
Talya Minsberg

At first glance, Winston is a typical twenty-something man. But Winston isn't typical. Two and a half years ago he was handed a death sentence: Lou Gehrig's disease.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

The hottest team in baseball? None other than your 2010 New York Mets, who are now officially winners with a 10-9 record.

Negro League Strat-O-Fantastic

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Robert David Jaffee

Baseball fans everywhere can now rejoice. There is a new Negro League version of Strat-O-Matic, a board game that preceded all of the rotisserie leagues that have proliferated in recent years.

Anatomy Of Isolation: ALS Sufferer Tony Judt's Experience Of Night

The New York Review of Books | Tony Judt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The following piece, from the current issue of The New York Review of Books, is by Tony Judt, director of the Remarque Institute at NYU. It is the fir...

New Yankee Stadium Prepares for October

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

The game was about more than just Derek's hit. It was a baptism for a new stadium, for the new home of the most historic franchise in sports

Jeter Tops Gehrig, Sets Yankees Hit Record

AP | MIKE FITZPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Puddles soaked the warning track and ponchos dotted the stands when Derek Jeter stepped to the plate in the third inning, hoping to g...

Jeter Ties Lou Gehrig For Yankees Hit Record

AP | MIKE FITZPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Derek Jeter and Lou Gehrig are tied at the top. Jeter matched the New York Yankees record for hits with a seventh-inning single Wedn...