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Sports talk radio never will be the same again

newsday.com — Jim Baumbach Jim Baumbach is an investigative / enterprise sports reporter for Newsday. A Long Island native, he started working In sifting through the rubble after the divorce of WFAN's Mike and the Mad Dog, it's clear there really is only one loser here. Us. The hundreds of thousands of long-time-listeners, first-time-callers everywhere.
Jul 23, 2015

@OrdioMongo I totally underestimated Francesa's staying power. But they were a power couple together. newsday.com/sports/columni…

Yankees score six runs in first inning in 8-2 victory over Angels

newsday.com — Yankees fans were rewarded for arriving early Saturday night. The Yankees aired a live showing of American Pharoah's Triple Crown victory on the scoreboard a few minutes before their game against the Angels began. Then the Yankees saw to it that Garrett Richards' time on the mound lasted only slightly longer than the horse's historic jaunt around Belmont's track.
Jun 06, 2015

Yankees score six runs in first inning in 8-2 victory over Angels nwsdy.li/1G3006V

Joe Girardi marvels at Alex Rodriguez's accomplishment

newsday.com — With Alex Rodriguez on the verge of reaching the 3,000-hit plateau, manager Joe Girardi isn't thinking about the number being tainted by A-Rod's performance-enhancing drug use. "To me, it's an accomplishment," Girardi said. "People want to say, is it a milestone? I don't know. But 3,000 hits is a lot of hits."

Esmil Rogers continues to struggle

newsday.com — The ninth-inning meltdown Friday night in which the Yankees almost blew a seven-run lead started with Esmil Rogers, who allowed all five hitters he faced to reach base (although one got there because of a miscommunication on a pop-up). It was the latest in a string of rough outings this season for Rogers, which Joe Girardi attributed to inconsistent use.

Nassau Coliseum groundbreaking awaits a lengthy to-do list

newsday.com — Developer Bruce Ratner wants to break ground in less than four months on a $261 million renovation of Nassau Coliseum and the plaza around it. But before anyone sees hard hats and shovels at the site, there's a lengthy to-do list that involves everyone from county officials and labor negotiators to minor-league hockey team owners and the issuers of town building permits.

Scuffle scuttled quickly by extra police presence at Coliseum

newsday.com — What began as some taunting between two guys in Washington Capitals jerseys and a handful of Islanders fans Saturday quickly began to escalate, and it soon appeared that a fight on the Nassau Coliseum concourse was on the horizon.
Apr 25, 2015

Scuffle scuttled quickly by extra police presence at Coliseum nwsdy.li/1E6jJBU

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says not fair to give Islanders fans 'any hope' of return to Long Island

newsday.com — NHL commissioner Gary Bettman on Friday downplayed any thought of the Islanders returning to Long Island because, in his view, Nassau County's track record of trying to upgrade Nassau Coliseum is "terrible."
Apr 24, 2015

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says not fair to give Islanders fans 'any hope' of return to Long Island nwsdy.li/1DZVsgK

Apr 24, 2015

RT @NewsdaySports: NHL commissioner: Not fair to give #Isles fans "any hope" that the team will return to LI nwsdy.li/1GrEJXv pic.twitter.com/tWo6eqJhe1

Apr 24, 2015

RT @NewsdaySports: NHL commissioner: Not fair to give #Isles fans "any hope" that the team will return to LI nwsdy.li/1GrEJXv pic.twitter.com/tWo6eqJhe1

Apr 24, 2015

RT @NewsdaySports: NHL commissioner: Not fair to give #Isles fans "any hope" that the team will return to LI nwsdy.li/1GrEJXv pic.twitter.com/tWo6eqJhe1

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Bettman: NHL working with Nassau Coliseum and county to increase Game 6 security

newsday.com — IslandersSports * Hockey The NHL is working with the Nassau Coliseum and Nassau County to increase security in the wake of fans stealing a "handful" of seats and reports of aggressive behavior toward the opposing fans, commissioner Gary Bettman said. The Islanders play the Washington Capitals at 3 p.m.
Apr 24, 2015

Bettman: NHL working with Nassau Coliseum and county to increase Game 6 security nwsdy.li/1PvJFM8

Apr 24, 2015

RT @jimbaumbach: Bettman: NHL working with Nassau Coliseum and county to increase Game 6 security nwsdy.li/1PvJFM8

Mark Emmert, NCAA president, concerned about salary rise of college football coaches

newsday.com — NCAA president Mark Emmert said Thursday that the rapid rise in compensation for top-tier college football coaches is "clearly not sustainable." Emmert, speaking in Manhattan at a Q&A with Associated Press Sports Editors, also said he's concerned the increase in salaries could lead to universities dropping non-revenue sports programs. "I worry about on the expenditure side the decisions that universities will make in order to support the high profile sports," Emmert said.
Apr 23, 2015

Mark Emmert, NCAA president, concerned about salary rise of college football coaches nwsdy.li/1HsbF2c

Apr 23, 2015

RT @jimbaumbach: Mark Emmert, NCAA president, concerned about salary rise of college football coaches nwsdy.li/1HsbF2c

Apr 23, 2015

Mark Emmert, NCAA president, concerned about salary rise of college football coaches via @Newsday nwsdy.li/1yTEba1

The Horn Identity: Islanders fans bond through parking-lot tradition at Coliseum

newsday.com — At the end of the day, all Islanders fans really want to do is honk. In a tradition that might be as old as the Islanders, fans celebrate each victory at Nassau Coliseum by honking their car horns to the beat of the "Let's go, Is-land-ers!" chant.
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Aug 24, 2015

RT @TomBruneDC: Inbox: CFI analysis finds 56 donors gave 31% of all presidential funding; 474 donors accounted for half of it. goo.gl/JYtEVz

Aug 23, 2015

County gave $9.5M in contracts just under $25G limit nwsdy.li/1U1jKla via @newsday

Aug 09, 2015

Prominent restaurateur/government contractor arranged and paid for trips for Nassau Exec Ed Mangano, other officials nwsdy.li/1UxV0xM

Jul 31, 2015

RT @ynscspds: Thanks to the @tigers organization, my teammates & of course, the fans for your support this season…NYC, see you soon!

Jul 23, 2015

@OrdioMongo I just watched that clip of their October 2009 reunion. Sigh indeed.

Jul 23, 2015

@OrdioMongo I totally underestimated Francesa's staying power. But they were a power couple together. newsday.com/sports/columni…

Jul 23, 2015

@OrdioMongo @MikeFrancesaNY I miss the days when they'd go through the Yankees and mets schedules. July 14 in Atlanta. That's a loss.

Jul 23, 2015

RT @SPLC: .@USATODAY: Cosby case highlights need to rethink routine sealing of documents filed in civil cases. usatoday.com/story/opinion/…


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