Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Sports Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Sports | Eighty Years On, Lou Gehrig’s Words Reverberate Advertisement Supported by There is little record of the speech known as baseball’s Gettysburg Address, but there is that movie. ByRichard Sandomir July 3, 2019 Lou Gehrig had finally made it to the Yankees’ clubhouse that afternoon, drained and drenched with perspiration, having delivered a speech of such simple eloquence that it would one day be called baseball’s Gettysburg Address. Lou had wept as he spoke — as did many of the nearly 62,000 other people in Yankee Stadium on that Fourth of July 80 years ago. Back in the comfort of the clubhouse with teammates and friendly reporters around him, he asked, “Did my speech sound silly?” It was a humble man’s question with an easy answer: it did not. Much of … [Read more...] about Eighty Years On, Lou Gehrig’s Words Reverberate
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Calvin Woodward, Associated Press Updated 4:00 pm PDT, Sunday, March 24, 2019 Special Counsel Robert Mueller walks to his car after attending services at St. John's Episcopal Church, across from the White House, in Washington, Sunday, March 24, 2019. Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency. less Special Counsel Robert Mueller walks to his car after attending services at St. John's Episcopal Church, across from the White House, in Washington, Sunday, March 24, 2019. Mueller closed his long and ... more Photo: Cliff Owen, AP Photo: Cliff Owen, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Special Counsel Robert Mueller walks to his car after attending services at … [Read more...] about The world finally gets words from Mueller —but just a few
State of the nation at Bolton Wanderers nowadays Picture: PA PA Wire/PA Images Football can be a nasty old world. Bitter recrimination, social media abuse... we’ve seen it after certain games this season when some supporters haven’t taken kindly to a result.Because of circumstances - City being top of the table and all that - it is often the opposition fans whose comments attract the most notice. City fans are pretty happy with their lot and to be honest, I find them quite a witty bunch.But get the wrong side of certain clubs’ fans and, well, it’s best to be prepared when you wade into your Twitter account on a Saturday evening.Sometimes, though, someone bucks the trend, which is why I am happy to relate an email chat with a Bolton fan. I have his permission to reproduce his words, but not only do they restore a little faith in footy fans, they also show what joy this Norwich City side are currently bringing to supporters..This arrived on Saturday evening … [Read more...] about Chris Lakey: A Bolton fan’s view of Norwich… and the mystery Pink Un bung
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Sports | ‘The Hooligans Were the Club’ The near-collapse of the Polish soccer team Wisla Krakow involved hooligan owners, unpaid bills, police raids and a mysterious savior who arrived with promises but no money. Can one of Poland's greatest players now save the day? Jakub Blaszczykowski warming up with Wisla Krakow before a game last month. He has returned to his roots to, in effect, save the club. Credit Credit Maciek Nabrdalik for The New York Times Supported by ByJames Montague Feb. 17, 2019 MYSLENICE, Poland — The dark, uneven soil at Wisla Krakow’s training facility in this village 40 minutes south of Poland’s second largest city was frozen solid last month as a few hundred supporters trudged through the snow to greet Jakub Blaszczykowski. Blaszczykowski, a 33-year-old midfielder, has played in some of … [Read more...] about ‘The Hooligans Were the Club’
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Pro Basketball Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Pro Basketball | D’Angelo Russell Is Poetry on the Court. Take It From a Poet. Supported by ByKelly Whiteside Feb. 16, 2019 The poet and the point guard have never met. But they see the parallels in their crafts — the push-pull between creativity and pragmatism, between daring and safe. Before this season, Mikko Harvey, an award-winning poet long enamored of the playing style of D’Angelo Russell, wondered if the Nets would ever find a place for their new point guard, whose imaginative play can vacillate between the beautiful and the boneheaded. Do you throw the no-look pass for beauty’s sake when a practical pass would do? Do you write poetry or paint portraits when just about any other career is the more prudent choice? “Rooting for D’Angelo seems like a vote for art and … [Read more...] about D’Angelo Russell Is Poetry on the Court. Take It From a Poet.