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Mandel’s Musings: WFAN’s Francesa Ratings Are Eroding; ESPN’s NYC Affiliate Shows Increases in Audience (AUDIO OF OPIE AND ANTHONY)

Published on: 5th September, 2013

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Francesa recently fell asleep on-air while chatting with Sweeny Murti, Yankees beat reporter for the FAN  | read this item

Mike Francesa, the veteran sports talk host of WFAN sports radio in New York City, did what he usually does this past August. He took the month off. Francesa, the highest-paid radio host in the country in the sports call-in business, may be slipping in his popularity, however, according to the most recent Arbitron ratings. […]

Media Outlets Refusing to Use the “Redskins” Name in Coverage of Washington’s Football Team

Published on: 3rd September, 2013

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Media Outlets Refusing to Use the "Redskins" Name in Coverage of Washington's Football Team  | read this item

They haven’t announced anything in an official fashion but Peter King’s new Sports Illustrated NFL microsite will no longer be referring to Washington’s professional football team as the “Redskins.” “I know that our site, we’ve talked about it, and we’re not going to use Redskins in our writing,” the MMQB’s Robert Klemko said on CBS […]

Here’s the Story on Why Derek Jeter was Pulled From Today’s Game With a Possible Injury

Published on: 11th July, 2013

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Just half a season left to Jeter's great career  | read this item

New York — New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter singled, scored a run and went 1-for-4 with an RBI groundout in his return from a broken ankle as the Yankees beat the Royals 8-4 to salvage a four-game series split. But all was not great in Yankeeland as Jeter was removed early from his long-awaited […]

Knicks Even Series As They Hammer Pacers, 105-79

Published on: 7th May, 2013

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Prigioni Was a Sparkplug For Knicks  | read this item

NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony scored 32 points, 16 during a 30-2 New York onslaught in the second half, as the Knicks beat the Indiana Pacers 105-79 on Tuesday night to even the Eastern Conference semifinals at one game. Iman Shumpert added 15 points, including a sensational follow dunk in the first half, and Raymond […]

Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens in Twitter Cat Fight

Published on: 6th May, 2013

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Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens in Twitter Cat Fight  | read this item

It’s one of the most severe passive-aggressive disses of the social media age. It’s a belittling gesture of another human being’s insignificance. It can lead to introspection, self-doubt and vindictive muttering. We’re speaking, of course, about the Twitter unfollow. And, it turns out, even sports stars are susceptible to the antisocial action’s power to peeve. […]

Seven Big East Schools Vote To Leave Conference

Published on: 15th December, 2012

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Seven Big East Schools Vote To Leave Conference  | read this item

WASHINGTON — The seven Big East schools that don’t play major college football have decided to leave the conference and pursue a new basketball framework. The presidents of the seven, non-FBS schools made the announcement Saturday, saying it was a unanimous vote. The schools: DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall and Villanova. Big […]

Simms Tells Yahoo Eli Manning Not Elite Quarterback

Published on: 16th November, 2012

Simms Tells Yahoo Eli Manning Not Elite Quarterback  | read this item

New York — It’s been well-documented that New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is struggling of late. All sorts of theories as to why have been thrown out there, including the one put forth by our buddy Greg Cosell on last Friday’s Shutdown Corner matchup podcast — Eli has a tired arm, and it’s been […]

Baseball America’s Top Young Players of 2005 – Interesting

Published on: 2nd September, 2011

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Baseball America's Top Young Players of 2005 - Interesting  | read this item

New York – It’s always interesting to take a look at how well prognosticators did what the get paid to do. Of course, it’s easy to judge others when you have the benefit of 20-20 hindsight but that said, following below (scroll way down) is Baseball America’s 2005 top young prospects. For every Joe Mauer (not many of […]

Calhoun Wins Another Big East Title In Thriller

Published on: 13th March, 2011

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Calhoun Wins Another Big East Title In Thriller  | read this item

UConn wins fifth game in five days to earn Big East tournament title  NEW YORK — Kemba Walker capped the best five days an individual and team may have ever had in college basketball, scoring 19 points to lead Connecticut (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today, No. 21 AP) to a 69-66 victory over No. 14 Louisville […]

Mandel’s Musings – Knicks and Nets Have Contrasting Styles and Rosters

Published on: 3rd July, 2010

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Mandel's Musings - Knicks and Nets Have Contrasting Styles and Rosters  | read this item

New York – Interesting that the Knicks believe Mike Miller is a suitable alternative for Joe Johnson. Can he shoot? Sure. Can he do anything else on the court? Uh, not really. Will he score a little more in D’Antoni’s system? Who doesn’t? Does anybody believe David Lee, nice player that he is, will go […]

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