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Mark Teixeira (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Sims: Athletes Recovering From Injury – Are They Set Up To Fail? Part I

it may be prudent to opt for surgery immediately after injury rather than take a wait-and-see-approach.

07/01/2013

Tiger Woods (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)

Tiger Tops Forbes’ List Of Highest-Paid Athletes; A-Rod Comes In At No. 18

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was tops among the 27 baseball players on the list and No. 18 overall with $30.3 million, although he is currently facing the possibility of a 100-game suspension.

06/06/2013

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Knicks Small Forward Carmelo Anthony Named To All-NBA Second Team

NBA scoring leader Carmelo Anthony led the second team, joined by guards Russell Westbrook and Tony Parker, center Marc Gasol and forward Blake Griffin.

05/23/2013

Alex Rodriguez (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Mayweather Jr. Named Highest-Earning Athlete In America By SI; A-Rod, Johan Crack Top 15

Locally, the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez (out until after the All-Star break) came in at No. 9 and the Mets’ Johan Santana (out for the season) came in at No. 13. Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (out until after the All-Star break) is No. 19.

05/15/2013

Jason Collins of the Washington Wizards rebounds against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on April 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Jason Collins Becomes 1st Active Male Athlete In 4 Major American Pro Sports To Come Out

“I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport,” Collins wrote in Sports Illustrated. “But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation.”

04/29/2013

Kobe Bryant (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kallas: Kobe Bryant Simply Doesn’t Get It, And He Showed That On Sunday

Kobe Bryant is smarter than this, but he just doesn’t get it. Hopefully he will now.

04/22/2013

A runner reacts near Kenmore Square after two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Keidel: Boston’s Best — Beantown Is Bigger Than Bombs

Maybe it’s too soon this second, but by tomorrow we will clamor for sports, for the soothing transaction of a three-pointer, the staccato squeak of sneakers, the crisp crack of a bat meeting a ball.

04/16/2013

(Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Sims: Warrior Code Fallout

Kobe sustained what was reportedly a “severe” left ankle sprain on March 13th and returned to the lineup after missing only several games.

04/13/2013

Kobe Bryant (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images), Mike Rice  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant On Mike Rice: ‘I Would’ve Smacked The Hell Out Of Him’

Let’s just say Bryant wouldn’t have put up with the fired Rutgers coach — at all.

04/10/2013

A close-up of the jersey of Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Carmelo Anthony Tops NBA’s Jersey Sales List, Passes LeBron James

Anthony took over the No. 1 spot on the league’s sales list on Tuesday, moving past MVP LeBron James and becoming the first Knicks player at the top since the first list was released in 2001-02.

04/09/2013

Deron Williams (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Need D-Will To Continue To Play Like A Superstar

He’s not going to go for 42 points every night, but the Nets need Williams to continue to play like the superstar they are paying him to be.

03/09/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images), Ray Lewis (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) and Ryan Braun (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Giglio: From Angst To Acceptance — Stop Caring About PEDs In Sports

The drugs are evolving. The conversation must follow suit. It’s time to stop the anger and disappointment that spews everywhere from airwaves to columns to happy hours.

02/08/2013

Lance Armstrong  (Photo by Riccardo S. Savi/Getty Images), Manti Te'o (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images), A-Rod (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Poll: Armstrong, Te’o, A-Rod Among Most Disliked Athletes

It’s been a rough stretch for Manti Te’o. And now he’s right behind disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong on Forbes’ list of “America’s Most Disliked Athletes.”

02/07/2013

The Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, right, shoots over the Nets’ Gerald Wallace during the teams’ meeting at  Barclays Center on Feb. 5, 2013. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lakers, Minus Their Bigs, Ride Explosive Kobe, Wear Down Nets Late

Kobe Bryant had 21 points and eight rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame the absences of Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace, and the loss of Pau Gasol to beat the Brooklyn Nets 92-83 on Tuesday night.

02/05/2013

Dwight Howard (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Report: Nets GM Billy King Is Looking To Trade For Dwight Howard

According to a report, Nets general manager Billy King is looking for a third team to work with in an effort to complete a blockbuster trade that would send the 6-foot-11 center to Brooklyn.

01/22/2013

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