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The United States Womens National Soccer Team Gets Their NYC Parade Friday, But When Will Serena Williams?

serena_williams_wimbledonLast Sunday, behind the heroic feet of newly crowned American hero, Carli Lloyd, the United States Women’s National Team won FIFA Soccer’s World Cup for the first time since 1999.

It was the third World Cup in U.S. women’s history, and surely the most dominant, as they defeated Japan 5-2 after rushing to a 4-0 lead behind Lloyd’s hat trick.

On Tuesday, it was announced that New York City would hold a ticker-tape parade down the famed Canyon of Heroes, a rarity for a team not calling the New York area home.  Lloyd, along with teammates including Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, and Hope Solo, will take part in this once in this unique event.  Only the Yankees and Giants have been a part of these celebrations in recent years, with the most recent non-sports parade happening in honor of John Glenn and his crew on the space shuttle Discovery, in 1998.  [The last non-New York sports entity to get a parade on Broadway were our American Olympics after the 1985 Los Angeles Olympics.]

And while you have to be careful not to set a precedent that can lead to an overload of parades (or anger over those denied ones), you have to wonder if we have missed out on an American champion who has long deserved a similar honor.

That champion is Serena Williams.
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The New York Rangers Are Going To The Stanley Cup Finals For The First Time Since 1994

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Henrik Lundqvist now stands 4 games away from going from the King of New York, to a deity.

The Rangers are going to the Stanley Cup Finals, on the shoulders of their superstar goalie. Continue reading

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On Donald Sterling, the NBA, Racist Symbols, Easy Victories, and A Wakeup Call That May Continue To Be Unheard

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Donald Sterling was banned for life from the NBA Tuesday, in an unprecedented move by new commissioner, Adam Silver.  The Los Angeles Clippers owner, a habitually public racist, had long been ready for the gallows and today was the long-past due execution. Continue reading

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Bill Simmons and the Crowdsourcing Crusade Against Racist Donald Sterling

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If you have not seen it, TMZ reported late Friday night that Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, was caught on audio tape making racist comments against black people and specifically, Magic Johnson.

Sterling was arguing with his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, who just happens to be black and Mexican, about a picture she put up on Instagram with her and Magic Johnson.

The following are select excerpts from the audio that TMZ pulled: Continue reading

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Yasiel Puig and the All-Star Game: Does He Deserve To Make It?

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A hot topic this week has been whether or not Yasiel Puig, the Los Angeles Dodgers phenom, deserves a spot in this month’s All-Star Game.

Many point to just a hot month and a lack of experience as reasons why he should not be allowed to join.

The fact is, Puig deserves to be there. Continue reading

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Matt Harvey Will Definitely Start for the NL in the All-Star Game…Unless One of These Other Guys Do

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He’s on the over of Sports Illustrated.  He has taken New York by storm.  He has drawn comparisons from Tom Seaver to Dwight Gooden to Roger Clemens to Justin Verlander.

He has an ERA of 1.44, 0.73 WHIP, 62 K in 56.1 innings.  He is the Mets pitching phenom, Matt Harvey.

We know he is here to stay – the only question now is, will he start the All-Star Game, taking place at Citifield in July?  He is definitely the favorite, as well as the hometown hero, so it is in the bag, right?  Well, just for kicks, lets throw around a few other names who could be on the mound for that first inning in Flushing, Queens.* Continue reading

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Knicks J.R. Smith Wins the Sixth Man Award: A Look Back At a Year of #JRSwish!

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New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith won the NBA’s Sixth Man Award today, topping the Los Angeles Clippers’ Jamal Crawford and The Golden State Warriors’ Jarrett Jack with 484 total points from the voting group of writers and broadcasters.

It was the topping on the cake of a breakthrough season for the former first round pick, accumulating 18.1 points per game, all off the bench, also averaging 5.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists.

But his season was not without highlights and enjoyable moments.  Let’s take a look back at some of the fun moments of J.R. Smith during the 2012-2013 season. Continue reading

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Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan Massacres Brandon Knight with a Monster Alley-Oop Dunk (Video)

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Pistons point guard, Brandon Knight is no more.  Not after what the Clippers DeAndre Jordan did to him, Sunday night.

Knight was left in the middle all alone as the Clips center came rumbling in.  Chris Paul sent up the pass and Jordan posterized Knight. Continue reading

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The Guide to NBA All-Star Saturday Night 2013

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Four major competitions make up the NBA All-Star Saturday Night Event: Shooting Stars, Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest, and Dunk Contest.

Below is a run down of what you will find when you turn on your TV Saturday night

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Mike D’Antoni vs. the Knicks Part Deux: The Steve Nash Edition

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The first time around, Knicks fans got their satisfaction.  The coach who they pleaded to find a little defense until he decided New York was not in his future plans, returned to the Garden and lost with his new team, the Los Angeles Lakers, 116-107.

And boy was that fun.  Despite MVP candidate, Carmelo Anthony getting injured in the final minutes of the game, the Knicks were able to run the wounded Lakers off the floor.

This left the Lakers at 9-14, a shell of the normal Lakers teams.  Having dispatched embattled coach, Mike Brown, after only 5 games, LA was still trying to get used to D’Antoni’s “SSOL” offense.

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