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First Time Champions, Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant

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EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – I set up late last night to type this piece and totally fell asleep. So I got up early this morning to write up a piece. Fresh of the presses,  today’s piece will be a scatter shot of news that has occurred during the week. The topics?  First Time Champions, […]

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Puck Heads Prep for Hockey World Cup, Yankees Lose, Jets Win

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MOOSE JAW, SASKATACHEWAN – We’ve waited a long time for meaningful hockey since the Stanley Cup Finals. It’s been an even longer wait for those of us in New York with the Rangers and Isles making early exits from the playoffs. But hockey is finally back! The World Cup of Hockey starts tomorrow afternoon when […]

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Punched In Face: Joey Bats Bautista, Mets Out West, Kevin Durant

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MOOSE JAW, SK – Something fishy overcomes you when you cross the Rainbow Bridge and enter Her Majesty’s Government. Yes, part of that may well be the “gentlemen’s clubs” that dot the beautiful streets of Windsor, Brantford and Niagara Falls like Dunkin’ Donuts and CVS do here in the States where we’re not all afraid […]

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Noh Canada!, USSWNT, NFL Retirements and NBA Playoffs

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EL BARRIO, EL BRONX – I don’t do windows and I don’t do deadlines. That is my response to Different Matt‘s piece yesterday.  I didn’t have the busiest week but it was busy enough and thankfully I picked up pieces of news along the way to make sure I was ready to fire when it […]

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MY DADDY CAN BEAT UP YOUR DADDY

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by Rex O’Rourke TOBACCO ROAD, NC – So last night I’m watching Duke throttle North Carolina and I ask myself: “Self, what is the biggest rivalry in sports?” Is it Duke/UNC? They certainly rank up there. The Cameron Crazies alone are worth the price of admission. Multiple national championships on both sides and a dust […]

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STAND ON GUARD, OH CANADA

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by West Coast Craig THE 49TH PARALLEL – I wanted to stay away from the Olympics… wouldn’t it be great not to mention them at all on the day after they’re over? I wanted to write about something else today, like baseball. A new tell-all book by Mark McGuire’s brother Jay, a betrayal of Cain […]

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WREX'S WRAP-UP

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By Rex O’Rourke NEW YORK, NY – OK, I got into the spirit of the proceedings and watched and DVR’ed a ton of Olympic coverage and I enjoyed most of it. Some of it was kind of goofy, though. A Few highlights and low-lights for you. The Canadian speed skating uniforms with the saran/crotch wrap […]

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ICE OR EYESORE

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“I used to have a wild time with 3 women until 5 a.m., but I am getting older. In the Olympic Village here, I will live it up with 5 women, but only until 3 a.m.” – Alberto Tomba 1960: Last time Team USA beat Canada by West Coast Craig HOLLAND HOUSE, OLYMPIC VILLAGE – […]

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WHO WILL WIN IN TWENTY TIN???

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Moose Jaw “Bravest” earning the name. MOOSE JAW, CANADA – We’re up here, in the land of Moose Javians (look it up) and moose – not meese or mooses – preparing for the latest big NHL news and news of Robbie Alomar’s Hall Of Fame fate. Jacques Demers, current Sénateur after being appointed in August, […]

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