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5 teams passed on ‘young colt’ Derek Jeter before Yankees

- In this Sept. 14, 1994 file photo, New York Yankees shortstop prospect Derek Jeter poses on the dugout steps at Yankee Stadium in New York after he was named Baseball America's minor league player of the year. The 20-year-old from Kalamazoo, Mich., finished the season at Triple-A in Columbus, Ohio. A five-time World Series champion and sixth on the career hits list, Jeter, now 40, is set to retire after this season after spending two decades as the shortstop for the Yankees. AP

As a 17-year-old kid from Kalamazoo, Derek Jeter drew all sorts of raves from scouts.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Superal tabs US Am berth

PRINCESS Superal matched par-71 to finish tied for second in the US Women’s Amateur Qualifier and nail a berth in the tournament proper set in August in New York.

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Warriors, Raptors even series with foes; Wizards up 3-1 vs Bulls

Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after blocking a shot as Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin (32) walks past during the second half in Game 4 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State won 118-97. Curry made a career playoff-high seven 3-pointers and scored 33 points. Griffin had 21 points and six rebounds. AP

Stephen Curry made a career playoff-high seven 3-pointers and scored 33 points, leading the Golden State Warriors past the Los Angeles 118-97 on Sunday to even a first-round series that has been pulled into a race-related scandal involving the Clippers’ owner.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Pacquiao receives signed game ball from Carmelo Anthony

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Manny Pacquiao from the Philippines wears the champion's belt after defeating Brandon Rios of the United States in their WBO international welterweight title fight in Macau. AP FILE PHOTO

Pacman meets the Meloman, and more. Manny Pacquiao, eight-division world champion and basketball fanatic, received a signed game ball from New York Knicks main man Carmelo Anthony.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Even if no snow, players prep for cold Super Bowl

A football with the Super Bowl XLVIII logo is set on a mound of snow as an for an NFL photographer to make photos of it as workers shovel snow off the seating area at MetLife Stadium as crews removed snow ahead of Super Bowl XLVIII following a snow storm, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. Super Bowl XLVIII, which will be played between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 2, will be the first NFL title game held outdoors in a city where it snows. AP

So much for all the hand-wringing about a snowed-in Super Bowl. How would freezing spectators deal with the cold at MetLife Stadium?

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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