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Wednesday 7 September, 2011

View from New York: On the Young and the restless
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View from New York: On the Young and the restless

Sep 7th 2011, 2:37 PM 150 Views 0 Comments

“Donald Young gets at least one more day in the limelight he’s been threatening to occupy since being a 12-year-old next-big-thing brought up on an intense diet of tennis in Chicago.”

Wednesday 24 August, 2011

View from New York: the earth moves beneath the Yankees
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View from New York: the earth moves beneath the Yankees

Aug 24th 2011, 4:58 PM 214 Views 0 Comments

‘Everyone, including the mighty Bronx Bombers, were faced with the reality that they were just tiny flecks of dust being shaken out by the Great Earth.’

Thursday 18 August, 2011

View from New York: 'Designated players' aren't as silly as they sound
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View from New York: 'Designated players' aren't as silly as they sound

Aug 18th 2011, 12:07 PM 175 Views 0 Comments

Robbie Keane’s transfer introduced us to the nuances of the MLS salary cap. John Riordan looks at how it might just be the best thing the league has ever done.

Wednesday 3 August, 2011

View from New York: In an Arkansas state of mind...
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View from New York: In an Arkansas state of mind...

Aug 3rd 2011, 3:19 PM 386 Views 1 Comment

“I, being top of the queue, was approached by a topless lady (mid-40s maybe) with a camera and a drawn-on handle-bar moustache”

Wednesday 13 July, 2011

View from New York: Jeter in the spotlight for better or worse
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View from New York: Jeter in the spotlight for better or worse

Jul 13th 2011, 3:03 PM 131 Views 0 Comments

The Yankees short-stop skippered his side to a win thanks to a record-breaking at-bat.. and then just skipped the All-Star game.

Wednesday 29 June, 2011

View from New York: trash talking with Pretty Boy
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View from New York: trash talking with Pretty Boy

Jun 29th 2011, 12:07 PM 2,673 Views 0 Comments

Floyd Mayweather talks a good fight but his opponent Victor Ortiz has a back story just as compelling as Money’s.

Thursday 23 June, 2011

View From New: my kind of town, as baseball calls the tune
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View From New: my kind of town, as baseball calls the tune

Jun 23rd 2011, 10:28 AM 138 Views 0 Comments

A flight from Chicago to New York with a die-hard fan and the Yankees as in-flight entertainment. Not bad.

Wednesday 8 June, 2011

View from New York: Jeter hotting up, just like the Bronx
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View from New York: Jeter hotting up, just like the Bronx

Jun 8th 2011, 1:42 PM 108 Views 0 Comments

The temperature is rising in the Big Apple as the Yankees’ skipper heads towards a famous milestone.

Wednesday 1 June, 2011

View from New York: the beautiful game, the American way
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View from New York: the beautiful game, the American way

Jun 1st 2011, 12:51 PM 158 Views 0 Comments

Our man in New York, John Riordan, endured FOX’s coverage of the champions League final last Saturday.

Wednesday 25 May, 2011

Inside baseball: Mets owner lets down his guard
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Inside baseball: Mets owner lets down his guard

May 25th 2011, 11:50 AM 112 Views 0 Comments

The owner of the other franchise in New York was a little too honest with the media this week.

Wednesday 18 May, 2011

View from the US: no way, Jorge
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View from the US: no way, Jorge

May 18th 2011, 12:04 PM 105 Views 0 Comments

The New York Yankees veteran Jorge Posada withdrew from the batting line-up this weekend in a strop. It’s the beginning of the end for the former catcher.

Wednesday 20 April, 2011

View from New York: NFL fans told to keep calm and carry on
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View from New York: NFL fans told to keep calm and carry on

Apr 20th 2011, 11:05 AM 229 Views 0 Comments

As the lockout wrangle continues and the prospect of no American Football becomes more than a possibility, gridiron chiefs say the New York Jets will visit Washington on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Wednesday 13 April, 2011

View from New York: the sun rises in the east as it's all set up for Boston showdown
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View from New York: the sun rises in the east as it's all set up for Boston showdown

Wednesday 6 April, 2011

View from New York: biased and old-fashioned - but a lot of fun
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View from New York: biased and old-fashioned - but a lot of fun

Apr 6th 2011, 12:23 PM 207 Views 0 Comments

He shouldn’t enjoy the ‘homers’ in the gantry but the myopic commentary from US pundits has its own charm, John Riordan insists.

Wednesday 30 March, 2011

View from New York: living in a fantasy (baseball) land
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View from New York: living in a fantasy (baseball) land

Mar 30th 2011, 10:55 AM 285 Views 3 Comments

John Riordan drafts his squad ahead of this year’s MLB season. He’s never going to win, but at least he knows that.

Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Meet the man who ruined baseball
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Meet the man who ruined baseball

Mar 23rd 2011, 10:28 AM 504 Views 0 Comments

John Riordan, in New York, watches another seedy chapter of American sports history unfold.

Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Stars and satellites: LA Galaxy off to a winning start - no thanks to Becks
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Stars and satellites: LA Galaxy off to a winning start - no thanks to Becks

Mar 16th 2011, 10:19 AM 221 Views 0 Comments

Our man in New York takes in the first MLS game of the year as Beckham takes the spotlight again. But not in a good way.

Wednesday 9 March, 2011

View from New York: prepare yourself for March Madness
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View from New York: prepare yourself for March Madness

Mar 9th 2011, 10:28 AM 152 Views 0 Comments

John Riordan tries to make some sense of the chaos as this year’s college basketball extravaganza gets underway.

Wednesday 2 March, 2011

View from New York: Barry Bonds' balls a matter of public interest
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View from New York: Barry Bonds' balls a matter of public interest

Mar 2nd 2011, 9:54 AM 222 Views 0 Comments

John Riordan goes over to the dark side as he takes a look at the record-breaking slugger’s sexual performance. Seriously.

Wednesday 23 February, 2011

View from New York: like father, like son as Jeter feels Steinbrenner ire once again
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View from New York: like father, like son as Jeter feels Steinbrenner ire once again

Feb 23rd 2011, 11:14 AM 384 Views 0 Comments

John Riordan has a front row seat in New York as the soap opera continues at the Yankees’ spring training.

Wednesday 2 February, 2011

View from New York: the Mets' pyramid scheme collapses
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View from New York: the Mets' pyramid scheme collapses

Feb 2nd 2011, 10:36 AM 374 Views 0 Comments

John Riordan in NYC explains just how much trouble the Mets find themselves after revelation about Bernie Madoff and their financial worries.

Wednesday 26 January, 2011

View from New York: Cutler convicted in trial by Twitter
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View from New York: Cutler convicted in trial by Twitter

Jan 26th 2011, 10:48 AM 294 Views 0 Comments

After the Bears’ quarterback had his character demolished on the social media site, John Riordan has sent a column that’s over 140 characters.

Wednesday 19 January, 2011

View from New York: I still can't see that win coming
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View from New York: I still can't see that win coming

Jan 19th 2011, 11:21 AM 129 Views 0 Comments

John Riordan in New York regrets nothing, despite being wrong about his hometown side the Jets. That’s football.

Wednesday 22 December, 2010

View from the US: the war at home
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View from the US: the war at home

Dec 22nd 2010, 12:52 PM 128 Views 0 Comments

John Riordan has created a Subway Series out of his own household, breaking down barriers in the process.

Wednesday 15 December, 2010

View from US: what's another year as Cliff Lee returns to Philadelphia
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View from US: what's another year as Cliff Lee returns to Philadelphia

Dec 15th 2010, 10:06 AM 140 Views 0 Comments

John Riordan in New York reflects on the Yankees’ latest set-back as Cliff Lee snubs a move to the Bronx.

Wednesday 8 December, 2010

View from US: Newton's law as controversial college star set for top award
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View from US: Newton's law as controversial college star set for top award

Dec 8th 2010, 10:53 AM 223 Views 0 Comments

Barring a massive upset, charismatic quarterback Cameron Newton will be named the USA’s best collegiate player ensuring a future paved in gold in the NFL. But at what cost, asks John Riordan in New York.

Wednesday 1 December, 2010

The return of The King: LeBron facing hostile reception in Cleveland
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The return of The King: LeBron facing hostile reception in Cleveland

Dec 1st 2010, 11:26 AM 213 Views 0 Comments

It’s gonna be a unique welcome for former Cleveland favourite LeBron James when he returns to the Cavs tomorrow, writes John Riordan from New York.

Wednesday 24 November, 2010

The King is dead, long live the King: who'll take Jeter's crown if Yankees call his bluff
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The King is dead, long live the King: who'll take Jeter's crown if Yankees call his bluff

Nov 24th 2010, 3:55 PM 144 Views 0 Comments

Derek Jeter is on the verge of losing his crown in the Bronx as an all-too public contract wrangle with Yankees chiefs drags on, John Riordan in New York writes.