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Sports & Politics Intersect: When Olympic gold corrupts

Front Five: The top stories that shaped both sports & politics this week “I fear that there are still people working at these organizations who put money, medals and reputation above the safety of athletes.” - Aly Raisman on the institutions that enabled Larry Nassar’s sexual predation Larry Nassar, former trainer with USA Gymnastics and a doctor at Michigan State University...
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December 08, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: James Dolan sings song about how owning Knicks is a ‘living hell’

James Dolan has presided over a tumultuous and dysfunctional era of New York Knicks basketball. And to hear it from him, albeit in a joking manner — not to mention in song — being the owner of the Knicks has been a “living hell.”Dolan, outside of his role as the Madison Square Garden Co. and MSG Network’s executive chairman, enjoys a music career on the side as front man of JD &...
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November 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: ‘Furious’ Dolan called Rupert Murdoch to complain about anti-Knicks ads

A series of advertisements bashing the Knicks appeared on a New York City subway Tuesday, and owner James Dolan isn’t exactly taking them too well.According to a report by SportsNet New York’s Adam Zagoria, a “furious” Dolan personally called 21st Century FOX CEO and chairman Rupert Murdoch (the ads were part of a campaign by FOX Sports 1) to complain.More from Zagoria: Knicks owner...
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October 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Knicks owner: I'm not involved in basketball decisions

New York Knicks owner James Dolan heads one of the most dysfunctional franchises in all of professional sports, but he insists he isn’t meddling in basketball affairs.“No, no,” Dolan said when asked during an appearance on Fox 5 if he’s engaged in basketball decisions surrounding the Knicks (h/t ESPN’s Ian Begley). “It’s all Phil (Jackson, Knicks team president). It’s all Steve ...
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June 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 4/6: You'd think the Lakers would be better at tanking by now

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting for the Lakers to learn how to lose at the end of the season in a constructive manner. (Sports, where sometimes losing is a good thing.) Happy birthday to Tim Hasselbeck, Olaf Kolzig and Bert Blyleven. On this...
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April 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Charles Oakley has MSG ban lifted by Knicks

Charles Oakley was banned from Madison Square Garden for all of a few days.Mike Wise of The Undefeated reported on Tuesday that Oakley’s ban has been lifted by James Dolan and the New York Knicks. Oakley’s original “ban” came after he got into a physical altercation with some security guards last week. The situation has turned into a public relations nightmare for Dolan, as Knicks...
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February 14, 2017  |  Discuss

James Dolan praises Knicks fans, says he won’t second-guess Phil Jackson

New York Knicks owner James Dolan recently expressed a complete belief that team president Phil Jackson has the organization on the right path and that the team’s long-suffering fans completely understand that a massive rebuilding requires time and patience. When asked during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Dolan insisted he has total faith in...Read More The post James...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Anti-Jets GM movement fans target Knicks owner Dolan

By Jason Rowan Even though New York Knicks owner James Dolan will not be reprimanded by the NBA for his fiery email salvo fired back at a disgruntled fan, the impulsive correspondence he fired off has inspired arguably a far more formidable foe than the league to take action: A group of disgruntled fans with a penchant for causing headaches for the suits running New York professional...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

James Dolan reportedly trying to prevent Phil Jackson from firing Knicks staffers

After only a month, could the honeymoon period between New York Knicks president Phil Jackson and team owner James Dolan already be over? If a New York Daily News source embedded inside Madison Square Garden and privy to the inner workings of the oft-dysfunctional front office can be believed, why yes, yes it is. The […] The post James Dolan reportedly trying to prevent Phil Jackson...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolan: Phil Jackson 'taught me basketball in two hours'

James Dolan just revealed something that New York Knicks fans have suspected all along — the team owner didn't understand the game of basketball.At least until spending a couple of hours with Phil Jackson— the new Knicks president.The Knicks owner confessed in a pair of candid live television interviews during the second quarter of Wednesday night's Pacers-Knicks game that Jackson...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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