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Roger Maris

Overcoming Failure and Disappointment

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.15.2014 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

Abraham Lincoln did not let failure or defeat stand in his way. He continued to try again.

Know Who Died?

Charlie Carillo | Posted 07.07.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Growing up in my family, the most suspenseful words any of us could hear were, "Know who died?" Whoever spoke those words had the drop on the rest of...

Jim Oberstar: Another of Minnesota's Iconic Figures

Al Eisele | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Al Eisele

Oberstar, 79, who died in his sleep May 3 at his home in Potomac, Maryland, joins a long line of Minnesotans who left their mark on the world.

What is Mickey Mantle's Signature Worth?

Robert Miraldi | Posted 04.13.2014 | Sports
Robert Miraldi

I was 10 years old as I stood in front of Mantle. I sheepishly walked up to him, did not say a word, and just handed him the ball. Now, as pitchers and catchers get ready to report to spring training, I ponder.

How Babe Ruth Helped Me Get This Job

Al Eisele | Posted 12.03.2011 | Sports
Al Eisele

This is a personal story about me and baseball, so if you don't care about me or baseball, you might want to read something else.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 11.22.2011 | New York
Len Berman

The NFL has sent a memo to all the teams to warn them about faking injuries. Teams could face disciplinary action. What? There's faking in football?

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.31.2011 | New York
Len Berman

How are NFL players spending all their locked-out free time? Working out on their own and studying the legal issues involved in the standoff? Well, some are involved in the legal system.

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Len Berman | Posted 05.30.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Major League Baseball has joined the effort to deal with head injuries. They've created a seven-day disabled list just for concussions.

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

The Dallas Cowboys are ranked the most popular team in the NFL. The St. Louis Rams come in last.

Exclusive: Author Danny Peary Tells the Story Behind the Story of an Under-Sung Baseball Hero

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brad Balfour

Maris always thought that Rudy was the better athlete and would have hit 62 homers if given the chance. He was wrong

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

According to a Marist Poll, the most annoying Super Bowl sportscaster cliche is, "it's too bad somebody has to lose."

Apologizing Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

The death last week of Erich Segal reminded the world of Love Story, his 1969 mega-selling book, and the blockbuster 1970 movie of the same name, for which he wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay.

Don't Stalinize Baseball

Simon Maxwell Apter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Simon Maxwell Apter

History is a natural thing. The "winners" may write it, sometimes with considerable bias, but we've always allowed - and even begged for - baseball to be represented by statistics and shorthand.

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Will McGwire's mea culpa help him get into the Hall of Fame? Sportswriters will have to speculate what a player might have accomplished going juiceless.

Here We Go Again?

Andrew Brill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brill

Mr. McGwire, thank you for opening up a sore that just seemed to be healing.