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WatchdogI wrote an item for my Friday newspaper column about (Commack) Bob Costas' prolific willingness to read sports books, then provide jacket blurbs for the authors. Click below to read a sampling from the large pile at SportsWatch / WatchDog......
WatchdogLooking forward to reading Michael Shapiro's new book, "Bottom of the Ninth," about the pivotal period between the departures from New York of the Dodgers and Giants and the arrival of the Mets, including the attempt to launch a......
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The Swampby Mark Silva Retired Army Gen. Colin Powell, who also once served as the chief diplomat for the United States, says Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. could have averted the famed confrontation with the Cambridge, Mass., Police Department at......
The SwampMuch has been made of the fact that tonight's scheduled acceptance speech by Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama falls on the same date as Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Our Baltimore Sun colleague David Steele also reminds readers...
If getting reamed by the notoriously grumpy Harrison Ford is a rite of passage for entertainment reporters, you could say I was finally initiated into the club March 18. In fact, you could say a few Chicago reporters were initiated that night. The actor...
There are some things that can be bought. A space flight. The chance to be cryogenically frozen. Or maybe just some of the simpler things, like a 12-cylinder Ferrari Testarossa, beachfront property in Turks and Caicos or one of the socks Curt...
"We had reversed the recession, avoided a depression, got the economy moving again. … But over the last six months, we've had a run of bad luck." President Barack Obama, Aug. 15 WASHINGTON — A troubled nation wonders: How did we get mired in...
If you want to understand what the Ravens have been doing over the past week — other than dismantling a Super Bowl champion — it might be instructive to look back at the final week of the regular season. The Ravens had a longshot opportunity...
Everyone wondered what a team like Oregon would do if it met Alabama on a field that could also serve as a laboratory beaker. Would Oregon's up-tempo offense fizzle when mixed with Alabama's bone-crushing defense, or explode like Mentos combined with...
No. 3 Rangers: 28th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Yankees. One pitch away from a World Series parade in October. Tens of thousands to go in February, and that doesn't count those thrown on the back fields and in the batting cages....
If Theo Epstein is Tom Ricketts’ top choice as Cubs general manager, then fine. Epstein presided over Boston’s historic collapse this year, which makes him very Cub, but he also has a couple World Series titles, which makes him a god around...
Will Lamb should be an open-and-shut case for Major League scouts. He is 6-foot-6, left-handed and throws 90 mph. So you need not be fluent in sabermetrics or a descendent of Branch Rickey to project Lamb's baseball future. He's a pitcher. Or so he,...
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Nov 10, 2012 |Column| Los Angeles Times
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Jun 4, 2011 |Column| Hampton Roads Daily Press
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