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Sports Archive

January 6, 2013
The A-Rod E-Mails

The slugger and the suit: a baseball bromantic tragedy.

October 8, 2012
The Yankees Are Dead. Long Live the Yankees.

Age, injuries, and cost-cutting were supposed to have doomed them. So all they’ve done is steamroll toward the World Series again.

July 16, 2012
This Could Be Amazin’

For the Mets, 2012 was supposed to be a lost year. Now another miracle seems possible.

March 12, 2012
Wait Until Next Year. Or Next.

Thanks to the Wilpon-Madoff mess, Mets fans could be in for an ugly drought.

October 8, 2007
The Closer

As the aging Mets limped to the finish and the Yankees burst through, Billy Wagner, 36 and hurting, dreamed of getting to the big stage.

January 12, 2004
Book of Isiah

With a bloated payroll, an injured superstar, notoriously clueless management, and a perpetually hangdog look, the Knicks were basketball's walking dead. Then Isiah Thomas arrived, and a sudden quickening occurred. What's behind that smile?

November 8, 1999
Yankees Family Values

This year (since nobody entertained the idea that the mighty Yankees wouldn't go all the way), the best baseball stories were off the field.

October 25, 1999
Life's a Pitch

The Yankees (think invincible) and the Mets (think Rodney Dangerfield) vamp through the playoffs, and suddenly October is one wild emotional roller-coaster ride.

October 11, 1999
The Real Subway Series

On the field, the Mets have been a bitter disappointment. But they're on the verge of a TV play that will give George Steinbrenner's Yankees fits.

May 3, 1999
Free Darryl

Sportswriters have exploited Darryl Strawberry as a symbol of baseball's rebirth and as a harbinger of the game's imminent decline -- maybe it's time to leave the man alone.