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Don’t Call Gill Cop-Out

“Hey K,” Gary Payton joked last week with Kendall Gill, “How many more games left in the season? Gill knew. “How many quarters left?”


Game, Fans No Longer So Innocent

They finally agreed to bring back real big-league baseball, at least at the end of April, but can they bring back the poetry they stole from it? It’s up to …


To Revive Itself, Baseball Needs To Find New Blood

People, people who hate people, are the unluckiest people in the world. That’s why major-league baseball - even as it prepares to return to the field after a 232-day strike …


For 1 Million Pebbles, L.T. Wrestles Bam Bam

Lawrence Taylor will walk through a tunnel tonight, his game face intact. He will hear the buzz, the muffled cheers and perhaps he will remember. It has been more than …


‘Real’ Baseball Still Has Real Big Problems

She was commissioner for a day and, in the “best interests of the game” tradition of Fay Vincent, Peter Ueberroth and Bowie Kuhn, the honorable Sonia Sotomayor has apparently delivered …


Roberts, Lovett Hardly Paired Up

We knew it couldn’t last, didn’t we? As odd couples go, Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett eclipsed almost any other celebrity duo you could name. Only the Michael Jackson-LisaMarie Presley …


Teens Still Need Parents In Lives

The news has been filled lately with Republicans taking a pass on running for president. Former Vice-President Dan Quayle, former cabinet members Jack Kemp and Dick Cheney House Speaker Newt …


This Final Four Shapes Up As One For The Ages

And the winner is … Pulp Fiction. Oops, sorry about that. I was just having some Hoop Dreams of my own there for a minute and I forgot the question.


Only Tyson Can Win War For His Soul

1. Tyson 2. Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, wearing a kufi, is escorted into a limousine Saturday by Don King. Photo by Associated Press


Arizona St. Adds Life To Southeast Regional

History and success fairly drip from the basketball traditions at Kentucky, North Carolina and Georgetown. Then there is Arizona State.


Ncaa Pools Breathe Energy Into Workplace

Madness isn’t confined to the basketball court. It’s in office corridors, elevators and cafeterias across the country. It’s a buzz of scores, seeds and stats coupled with an overriding belief …


This Show Looks Great On Its Merit

Wake Forest’s Randolph Childress holds back his dismay after a rare miss. Photo by Associated Press


Comeback Could Be The Start Of Something, Uh, Big?

Just like riding a bicycle. Over Niagara Falls. How could Michael Jordan ever have given up all of this to go 1 for 5?


Family Values Come From Parents

Is there a greater joy than being self-righteous about the lack of family values on TV? Ask Dan Quayle and let the bashing begin. Guess what? An advocacy group for …


To Davis, Ua Is University Of Adversity

Ben Davis did not make it to Dayton for the NCAA Tournament with his Arizona basketball teammates. Three years ago, Ben Davis did come to Dayton for the tournament with …


Take Your Pick In Ncaa

In three weeks, Rick Pitino wouldn’t mind another shower from a tub of Gatorade. Photo by Associated Press


Jordan Milks Comeback For All Its Worth

Michael Jordan know’s he’s in demand. Photo by Associated Press


Bruin Draw: It’s A Bunch Of Bullwhip

Dear Bobby: Leave the bullwhip home. Please. I’m begging you. For once in your life, try to be nice. I know it’s hard. I know it’s against your nature, in …


Finding, Keeping A Good Baby Sitter Certainly No Easy Task

The more years you are a parent, the more you learn about those baby sitters - those bursting-at-the-seams adolescent girls you pay $3 an hour to puppy love your children …


Not Even Grgurich Can Keep Sonics From Disaster

The disheveled looks on the faces of the Seattle SuperSonics after their overtime loss in Phoenix Friday night told the real meaning of the FINE EFFORT. They are unbalanced, confused …


It’s Frightening To Understand Baseball Strike

We stand in clumps outside a hotel ballroom, shifting from foot to foot, waiting for something, someone, to emerge. If Donald Fehr shows up, or Princess Di, we are ready. …


Teamsters Crossing The Line

I’m confused by this Teamsters thing. Blue-collar guys throwing in with millionaires. Teamsters refusing to cross an alleged picket line, opting not to deliver products to Boston’s Fenway Park, and …


Daughter, Too, Adopts The Slimness Hang-Up

There is no appropriate spot in the baby book for this particular milestone, and yet here it is. At the ripe age of 6 years and 3 months, our daughter …


Pac-10 Needs Tourney To Restore Hope

USC and Washington would jump at a chance to play in a tournament. File Photo by Associated Press


Tyson Release Sorely Tempts Our Perversity

This is what we have come to in Sports World: The single most anticipated event is not a game but rather the release from captivity of a convicted rapist. Twenty-seven …


Finally, Harrick Shows His Belief In His Bruins

The players know it, the fans know it, Dick Vitale knows it and by the time both polls have come out today everybody else is going to know it, too. …


Even This Strike Can’t Kill Baseball

The nation’s largest sports research consultancy is about to release a white paper that will surprise you. One of the report’s conclusions is that baseball, remarkably, will not be hurt …


Little-Known Sonic Rates King Of Pine

Some Seattle SuperSonics fans could argue Rich King has the ultimate gig. He plays a little three-on-three on the Tacoma Dome floor a few hours before tipoff, showers, changes into …


After You’re Born, Kid, Beware Of Your Brother

“I have some news.” Usually when you hear that line, you expect to hear about somebody’s stuff. New cars, old flames, flames-to-be. Important to listen to, but nothing too earthshaking. …


Will Tyson Return To Don’s Kingdom?

In the last three years, we’ve heard Mike Tyson would get out of prison, dump Don King, say “Free at last, free at last,” and then attach his chains to …