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The fans poured into the new Yankee Stadium hours early on Thursday, eager to witness the historic first regular-season game at the new ballpark. One 40-ish man said as he crossed 161st St.: "I haven't been this excited since I was a little kid." The...
Tags: Baseball, Chicago Cubs, Coca-Cola, Jorge Posada, Yogi Berra
Tribune staff reporterAfter their dismal April, who would have thought the Cubs would be a game over .500 -- and only 4 1/2 games behind the Brewers in the National League Central standings -- at the All-Star break? A lot has happened since the Cubs opened their season with...
Tags: Casey Stengel, Defense, Bars and Clubs, Baseball, Chicago Cubs
Sun ReporterA spectacular day of racing turned catastrophic when Barbaro, a 3-year-old colt with a seemingly clear path to the Triple Crown, broke down in the first furlong of the 131st Preakness Stakes yesterday and was fighting for his life last night. Instead...
Sun reporterOn a perfect summer evening for baseball, in the sport's most venerable cathedral, with nearly 50 of its all-time greats looking on, the 79th All-Star Game simply didn't want the good times to end. The longest midsummer classic, time-wise, in history...
Associated PressLou Saban, who coached O.J. Simpson in the NFL and ran the New York Yankees for George Steinbrenner during a well-traveled career as a coach and administrator that spanned five decades, died Sunday. He was 87. Saban died at his home in North Myrtle...
Last week, as the controversy over Joe Torre and Tom Verducci's "The Yankee Years" was ratcheting up, I got an e-mail from my brother, who, like me, is a lifelong New York Yankees fan. "As I understand it," he wrote, "Torre is saying NYY is a tough...
Zap2It.comThe year was 1977: "Annie" opened on Broadway, "Star Wars" hit the big screen with what none of us knew at the time was, in fact, its fourth installment and Elvis Presley launched from a porcelain bowl into the great hereafter. But for sports fans, 1977...
The Associated PressBaseball's All-Stars came to say goodbye to Yankee Stadium -- and what a long, long goodbye it was. In a game that started Tuesday night and faded well into Wednesday, Justin Morneau slid home just in time on Michael Young's sacrifice fly in the 15th...
Johnny Blanchard Pinch-hit specialist Johnny Blanchard, 76, who played on five World Series- winning teams with the New York Yankees and was nicknamed "Super-Sub" for his versatility, died Wednesday of a heart attack at North Memorial Medical Center...
Zap2It.comThe 1977 New York Yankees were more than a baseball team -- they were a phenomenon, the pinstriped personification of their flamboyant owner and one of the most tumultuous summers in Gotham's history. That's what ESPN's eight-episode limited series...
Tags: John Turturro, Baseball, Bella Abzug, Spike Lee, Ed Koch
Zap2It.comMultiple Emmy nominee Oliver Platt and "Veronica Mars" actor Chris Lowell have joined a pair of fairly high-profile projects in development at ABC. Platt, who had a recurring part on "The West Wing," will return to the political realm in the Alphabet's...
Zap2It.comThree-time Emmy nominee Oliver Platt and model-actress Lauren Hutton will be featured on "Nip/Tuck" in the coming season. The pair have signed on for multi-episode guest arcs on the FX series, and both will be playing showbiz types in Los Angeles, the...
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