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Disney Will Avoid Turning Abc Into A Mickey Mouse Network

All right, so you’re sitting around home punching your remote, wondering just what any of this Disney-ABC stuff has to do with you. Is the mouse-ification of the leading network …

World Of Sports Shows It Forgives And Forgets

Mike Tyson makes his comeback official with a public workout in Las Vegas. Darryl Strawberry patiently makes his way back toward the bright lights of New York. Fellow substance abuser …

Living At A Disneying Pace

It’s a world of laughter, a world of tears. It’s a world of mergers, a world of deals. It’s a world full of sports, and we’re buying up all sorts. …

Winslow Catches Folks By Surprise Usually Quiet Former Tight End A Voice That Should Be Heeded

Kellen Winslow finally speaks out. Photo by Associated Press

Johnson Lacks Talent To Make Dream Team

Was it Larry Johnson’s lack of good behavior that cost him a Dream Team III spot, or a lack of talent? Photo by Associated Press

‘Storytellers’ Revives Memories Of Baseball On Radio

In the true-to-life movie “Murder in the First,” the first words uttered by Alcatraz inmate Henry Young, after battling to retain his sanity through more than three years in a …

Letterman Still Strong Despite Leno’s One-Week Ratings Upset

1. Letterman 2, Leno

M’S Make A Playoff Pitch Seattle Figured To Need A Trade To Shore Up Starting Pitching

Lou Piniella can rest easier now that his M’s have strengthened pitching. Photo by Associated Press

Cuts In Crucial Educational Programs Could Cripple U.S. Economy

As the economy grows more complex and employers increase their demands for highly skilled workers, an important economic question arises: Are we smart enough to live in the world we …

Largent Caps Career With Rightful Trip To Hall Of Fame

More than a month after breaking his elbow in the first game of his final season, Steve Largent finally was cleared by doctors to run. He couldn’t practice with Seahawks …

Fanatics Pose A Real Threat To Athletes

The first impulse is to laugh and regard the incident as the harmless action of a mind missing a few spark plugs. So when a woman intruded upon the Cowboys’ …

Please, Networks: Have Some Patience With Programs

Finding what to watch on TV is like playing croquet with Alice in Wonderland, where the wickets get up and move or even disappear before you can take aim. As …

Is Drew Stadium Next Up?

Drew Bledsoe opens Patriots camp Friday as NFL’s hightest-paid player. Photo by Associated Press

‘Er’ Leads Emmy Nominations

It will be “ER” vs. “NYPD Blue” for prime-time bragging rights at the 47th annual Emmy awards in September. “ER,” NBC’s freshman-year hospital drama, leads the field of nominations for …

U.S. Soccer Team Arrives In Style At Copa America

John Harkes will play against Brazil Thursday night in Maldonado, Uruguay, the way he should have played against Brazil at Stanford last summer. He will have this second chance, along …

Baseball Lords Ready To Fix Something That Isn’t Broken

Someone has convinced the lords of baseball that the game is too slow. So there are new rules designed to hurry things up. These rules, which go into effect July …

Who Says Lockout Nothing To Laugh At?

Pippen can’t rip Krause directly - for now. Photo by Associated Press

Old Course Exudes Character British Open Site Not Much To Look At, But Beauty Is In The Punishment It Can Extract

Gary Player, right, checks out the infamous Road Bunker. Photo by Associated Press

No Stodgy Queen For Down Under If Australia Is Going To Establish Its Independence, It Will Need Its Own Queen. My Vote Goes For Elle Macpherson

Wouldn’t Elle Macpherson make a grand replacement for Elizabeth II as Queen of Australia?

Realtors Fear Flat Tax Would Spell Disaster

As discussions proceed about the flat tax proposal, based on a simplified tax code and a postcard-size return, it becomes clear there are no more dedicated opponents than the nation’s …

Disney Delusion Sexy, Cartoon Version Of Pocahontas Is A Male Fantasy And A Poor Role Model For Girls

With tiny waist and tight dress, Disney’s Pocahontas presents an unrealistic image for young viewers.

Classic Action , Its Violent, But Sometimes Its Nice To See The Bad Guy Get Exactly What He Deserves

Bruce Willis, as John McClane, always gets the bad guys in “Die Hard.”

Nellie And The Knicks Mismatch For The Ages

Milwaukee didn’t prepare Don Nelson for what he’ll face in New York. Photo by Associated Press

No Improvement, Thanks To Abc

It was supposed to be baseball’s big coming-out party, the moment when all the gloom, doom and despair that has surrounded the national pastime was to melt away, and the …

Mantle Deserves Fresh Count

When Mickey Mantle underwent a liver transplant, the hero worship of the ‘60s collided with the cynicism of the ‘90s. Although I saw the Yankees’ Hall of Fame center fielder …

Movies Still Playing Up Smoke Appeal

In “Pulp Fiction” cigarettes provided a way for Travolta to flirt with Thurman.

The Ballpark Great Model For Seattle

The Mariners and The Ballpark would be a nice fit. Photo by Associated Press

A.L. The League Of The Future, And Of The Past

From where we sit, the National League is all Marge Schott, Harry Caray warbling the seventh-inning stretch, Tom Lasorda pulling the fabled, lateinning double switch, and the Astrodome, world’s oldest …

Give The Man Respect He’s Due

Despite winning, Pete Sampras hasn’t been flooded with kisses.

The World Of Sports: It’s Not All Bad At Times When It Seems Overrun By Darkness, There Are Still Golden Moments That Keep Us Coming Back

1. Grant Hill…one of the good guys. Photo by Associated Press 2. Peter Jacobsen of Portland shows part of what makes him a popular figure on the PGA …