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Dwight Gooden says he’s not using drugs

newsday.com — Dwight Gooden insisted Tuesday that he's drug-free, despite the outcry of support sparked by Darryl Strawberry's repeated public statements of concern for his life. The former Mets and Yankees pitcher, whose career was dogged by repeated drug problems, told Newsday he hasn't used cocaine since March 11, 2012.

Gooden: I do not use cocaine

poconorecord.com — Dwight Gooden refuted Darryl Strawberry's concerns for his life Monday night, saying, "I do not use cocaine and have not for many years." Gooden released his statement to Newsday late Monday night, hours after Strawberry - for the third straight day - reiterated his fears that his former Mets and Yankees teammate had relapsed.

Dwight Gooden: Darryl Strawberry is wrong, I don’t use cocaine

newsday.com — Dwight Gooden refuted Darryl Strawberry's concerns for his life Monday night, saying, "I do not use cocaine and have not for many years." Gooden released his statement to Newsday late Monday night, hours after Strawberry - for the third straight day - reiterated his fears that his former Mets and Yankees teammate had relapsed.

Darryl Strawberry: I can’t cover for Dwight Gooden any longer

newsday.com — Darryl Strawberry said Monday that he "knew" Dwight Gooden had a drug problem during the taping of their ESPN 30-for-30 documentary last year, but "I kept it quiet." But Strawberry, speaking in a telephone interview, said he decided last week that he would no longer cover for his longtime former teammate after Gooden failed to show for a WFAN appearance, prompting Strawberry to go public about his fear for Gooden's life.

Chris Lentine is the answer to a great John Sterling trivia question

newsday.com — Only one person can say they have filled in for John Sterling during his 28-year tenure in the Yankees radio booth. You likely never have heard of him. His name is Chris Lentine.

Yankees broadcaster John Sterling has an amazing streak going

newsday.com — John Sterling has called 4,453 consecutive Yankees games on the radio. It's a streak that spans 28 baseball seasons and has remained intact through the birth of four children, bouts with food poisoning and countless colds.

Dwight Gooden says he is ‘well’ after Darryl Strawberry expresses concern

newsday.com — Dwight Gooden said "I am well" in a text message with Newsday on Saturday afternoon, but the former Mets and Yankees star pitcher declined to elaborate any further on anything else in the wake of Darryl Strawberry's recent comments expressing concern for his former teammate's three-decade-long fight with drug addiction.

Islanders eye Belmont Park as site for possible new arena

amny.com — The New York Islanders are in discussions with state officials about building a new hockey arena at Belmont Park in Elmont, a move that would bring the team back to Nassau after they left to play in Brooklyn last year, according to sources familiar with the negotiations.

Islanders eye Belmont Park as site for possible new arena

newsday.com — The New York Islanders are in discussions with state officials about building a new hockey arena at Belmont Park in Elmont, a move that would bring the team back to Nassau after they left to play in Brooklyn last year, according to sources familiar with the negotiations.

Islanders spoke to Mets about new arena next to Citi Field, source says

newsday.com — The new controlling owners of the Islanders have had conversations with the Wilpon family, majority owners of the Mets, about building an arena for the hockey team next to Citi Field, a person familiar with the situation said.
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Aug 24, 2016

Dwight Gooden explains why he's skinny--and why he says that doesn't mean he's on drugs  http://nwsdy.li/2bfcHE0  via @newsday

Aug 23, 2016

Being at Roosevelt Field Mall, Gooden also said he used to come there in his young 20s wearing his Mets coat hoping to be noticed by women.

Aug 23, 2016

Gooden still has his sense of humor, though, despite a very weird week. When I asked about his weight, he said he thought skinny was in.

Aug 23, 2016

Gooden said what he needed to about Strawberry yesterday. Today he said he's only bothered he has to explain this to his 11-year-old son.

Aug 23, 2016

Yankees said they offered help through others. (Gooden said news to him.) He said Jeff Wilpon called, too. Appreciates support; not needed.

Aug 23, 2016

Gooden said stress and depression over his mother's poor health (she died last month) and embarrassment over his weight led to weight loss.


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