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Islanders, lease partner owe Nassau $3.6M, records show

newsday.com — The New York Islanders and the hockey team's lease partner, SMG, owe Nassau County more than $3.6 million in unpaid rent, utilities and revenue payments for the Nassau Coliseum. Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos is recommending "collection action and legal action" to get the debts paid. As recently as Dec.

Knicks' castoffs make Lebron James' return to Garden a delight

newsday.com — These days, LeBron James is feeling bullish about a lot of things, with good reason. He's healthy, playing top-notch basketball and his Cavaliers are the NBA's hottest team. Excited to play in his favorite arena for the second time in eight days, James made the most of the Sunday afternoon matinee against the Knicks.

Life after Derek Jeter: Yankees to open spring training without The Captain

newsday.com — A few weeks ago, Derek Jeter appeared in one of those quick-hit 10-second TMZ videos in which, you know, a celebrity is surprised on the street by a guy with a camera and a random question. That Jeter responded in his typically flawless, comfortable and innocuous way is not the least bit shocking.

Life after football: A Newsday special report and survey of former NFL players

newsday.com — Wesley Walker says he is in constant pain, can't sleep without medication and has suffered so much nerve damage and muscle loss that he needs help to remove the cap from a bottle of water. Walker, 59, was one of the NFL's most athletic players during his 13 years as a Jets wide receiver.

Life after football - Newsday

data.newsday.com — Football players face a difficult and harsh reality when their playing days stop. The violence of the game takes its toll on their bodies, and the abrupt end can lead to financial and emotional struggles for which they are not prepared.

Pete Rose a 'signature' part to Hall of Fame weekend

newsday.com — COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - As Pete Rose's baseball suspension approaches its 20th anniversary next month, the game's all-time hit king returned here as a visitor this weekend to do what he does best these days. Sign autographs.

Lawyer: Roger Clemens shouldn't be held in contempt of court

newsday.com — Former MLB pitcher Roger Clemens pauses as he speaks to the media outside federal court in Washington, Monday, June 18, 2012, after he was acquitted on all charges by a jury that decided that he didn't lie to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs.

MLB asked U.S. Attorney to grant Anthony Bosch leniency in Biogenesis case

newsday.com — A law firm retained by Major League Baseball sent a letter highlighting Anthony Bosch's cooperation with the league to the U.S. Attorney investigating Biogenesis in hopes of gaining some leniency for Bosch, who was the league's star witness against Alex Rodriguez. The letter, dated Jan.

Knicks lose Andrea Bargnani again, then lose to Pistons

newsday.com — In only his second game of the season, Andrea Bargnani lasted less than two minutes. Bargnani reinjured his right calf during the first quarter of the Knicks' 97-81 loss to the Pistons Friday night at the Garden and did not return, rejoining the Knicks' growing-by-the-day cast of injured players on the sideline.

Carmelo Anthony sits out vs. Pistons; could a decision be coming soon?

newsday.com — Carmelo Anthony missed another game Friday night because of his bothersome left knee, and coach Derek Fisher said "there definitely will come a time" when the Knicks discuss shutting him down. Anthony's knee has been bothering him for nearly two months and has shown no signs of improvement.
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Feb 27, 2015

Anyway, moral of this very random story. You never know what you're going to find in what's considered a public record.

Feb 27, 2015

A spokesman for the Mets called back to say that they didn't have an answer because it was a long ago. Which it was.

Feb 27, 2015

I reached out to Jeff Wilpon today to see if (a) Jeb was able to help the Mets get state funding in PSL, and, (b) who the mystery team was.

Feb 27, 2015

Anyway, obviously no team ever joined the Mets in PSL...and in 2004 the Mets unveiled a reported $9 million in stadium renovations.

Feb 27, 2015

My guess on the team: the Orioles. They used to train in Fort Lauderdale and I think their major- and minor-league complexes were apart.

Feb 27, 2015

Pam to Jeb: "I will check into whether we can assist. I am not sure of how many stadiums I have left (if any) to certify for renovation."

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