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  • Baseball lacking in product pitchmen

    PHILADELPHIA — There are no baseball players with $80 million shoe contracts, and to Major League Baseball officials, that's a big problem.


  • Conspiracy talk makes no sense

    The Kevin Garnett trade has pushed Tim Donaghy out of the news cycle, the Celtics are poised to claim the 3-on-3 NBA championship next June and David Stern, of course, is employing his old bag of manipulative tricks while standing behind a screen of deniable plausibility.


  • Wizards to open season on road

    The Washington Wizards will begin next season with two road games — including one at retooled Boston — before their Verizon Center opener against Orlando on Nov. 3.


  • Another green party possible in the East

    With Kevin Garnett joining Ray Allen and Paul Pierce, the previously moribund Celtics have advanced their cause in the junior varsity circuit known as the Eastern Conference.


  • Assignment: Everything

    Mere hours after helping report on the dramatic finish to the British Open golf tournament in Scotland, Associated Press reporter Paul Newberry arrived at his home in Atlanta on Sunday evening only to get another assignment from his sports editor, Terry Taylor.


  • Assignment: Everything

    Mere hours after helping report on the dramatic finish to the British Open golf tournament in Scotland, Associated Press reporter Paul Newberry arrived at his home in Atlanta on Sunday evening only to get another assignment from his sports editor, Terry Taylor.


  • Referee made bad calls with his neighbors, too

    In addition to being the mob's conduit to the NBA, Tim Donaghy had what is euphemistically known as anger management issues.


  • Stern: 'I feel betrayed'

    NEW YORK — David Stern blamed a "rogue, isolated criminal" yesterday for a betting scandal that has devastated the league and threatened the credibility of every referee.


  • American sports, Laundry Day

    After a snoozefest NBA Finals, David Stern was looking for ways to keep his league in the news during the offseason. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell likely would've welcolmed any news that didn't involve guns or Tank Johnson.


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