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Harrington looks incapable of developing fully

Harrington looks incapable of developing fully Dan Pompei My eyes always have seen a Joey Harrington who can be good enough. A Harrington who, at the least, won’t screw it up if everyone else around him is pitching in. A Harrington who is athletic. A Harrington who avoids pressure. A Harrington who makes all the […]

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Midseason report

Midseason report – professional football As the second half kicks off, we distribute our halftime awards and identify the pivotal players and spoiler teams that will shape the finish of the season It’s tough coming up with a summation of the 2000 season at the midway point. This parity thing the league has been striving […]

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N.L. West

N.L. West – team-by-team analysis of National League West baseball Be like Kevin The $105 million man is rounding into shape. But his team hasn’t been getting its money’s worth from a lot of other players. Kevin Brown, whose rich contract signing by the Dodgers last winter supposedly took baseball’s economics over the edge, has […]

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Breaking out of oblivion: UConn quarterback Dan Orlovsky, the unknown player most worth knowing, has arrived, His team is a winner, and his NFL stock is high

Breaking out of oblivion: UConn quarterback Dan Orlovsky, the unknown player most worth knowing, has arrived, His team is a winner, and his NFL stock is high Tom Dienhart GET THE GHOST. The pursuit consumes Connecticut’s Dan Orlovsky. The words tease him from a sign that hangs in his locker. They taunt him from a […]

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Only in America – Latrell Sprewell arbitrator ruling

Only in America – Latrell Sprewell arbitrator ruling – Column Dave Kindred Arbitrator John D. Feerick’s ruling on Latrell Sprewell’s grievance against the Warriors and the NBA has left pundits of the sweaty arts with a treasure trove. As the mosquitoes said when they flew over the nudist colony fence, where do we start? I […]

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A.L. scouting reports

A.L. scouting reports – A.L. Insider ANAHEIM ANGELS C Bengie Molina won his first Gold Glove, ending the 10-yeas run of Rangers C Ivan Rodriguez. Molina threw out 32 of 75 baserunners trying to steal, and he also improved his ability to work with pitchers and call a game. As a result, the Angels’ 3.69 […]

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This week’s spotlight: Heisman sleepers for 2002 – College Football/Insider

This week’s spotlight: Heisman sleepers for 2002 – College Football/Insider – Brief Article BIG EAST CONFERENCE West Virginia RB Avon Cobourne. Once the Mountaineers get used to coach Rich Rodriguez’s spread offense, Cobourne’s skills will become evident. How many backs can say they got 100 yards against Miami? CONFERENCE USA Louisville QB Dave Ragone. He […]

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observations and opinions from two NFL scouts, one from each conference

Scouts views: observations and opinions from two NFL scouts, one from each conference The best weapon in the red zone still is Randy Moss. He gives you everything you want: size, burst off the line, jumping ability and the ability to adjust in the air and control his body when he lands…. The way the […]

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Putting it in writing

Putting it in writing – college football recruiting Kevin Haskin A look at how the majors fared in this year’s recruiting battles How did your school do on National Signing Day? Well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but here’s how our national panel of experts (Bill Buchalter, Bobby Burton, Phil Grosz, Rick […]

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Where it all happens – My Turn

Where it all happens – My Turn – Column Josh Lewin If you’re at all like me, you’re in your mid-30s and about 5-6, and you have a nose too big for your face. Wait, too specific. Let me start over. If you’re at all like me, you were captivated by last October’s baseball drama […]