LATEST STORIES FROM THE OTHER PAPER

Pistorius will hold personal memorial service for slain girlfriend

Oscar Pistorius and his family will hold a personal memorial service for Reeva Steenkamp at his uncle's home Tuesday night. Pistorius, who has been charged with premeditated murder of the 29-year-old Steenkamp on Valentine's Day, is out on bail since Friday and has been staying at his uncle Arnold's Pretoria, South Africa home. The Pistorius family released a statement...
Via The Other Paper
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets owner ignores Revis' agents at NFL scouting combine

Revis Island just got a little lonelier if you believe the whispers coming out of the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis about Darrelle Revis — the New York Jets best player. The New York Daily News is reporting that the Jets contingent — including head coach Rex Ryan, new general manager John Idzik and team owner Woody Johnson — didn't meet or contact Revis' representatives...
Via The Other Paper
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

UK soccer stadium proposes installing adult slides at gates for quicker exits

Geniuses in England have come up with a plan to introduce slides at Newcastle's soccer stadium to help spectators speed up their exit from football matches. Plans have been made up to install public slides for grown-ups at Newcastle's St. James Park which can be used on game days. Fans will be able to ride down the slides from the stadium to St. James' train station...
Via The Other Paper
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Lindsey Vonn says she'll be ready for 2014 Olympics

Skier Lindsey Vonn says she will be ready for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games despite undergoing major knee surgery just two weeks ago. Vonn — the four-time World Cup Champion and gold medalist at the 2010 Olympics —tore her ACL, MCL and fractured her tibia in her right leg during a horrific crash February 5 at the Alpine skiing world championships in Austria.  She was airlifted...
Via The Other Paper
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Cashman: Jeter slated to start March 10

Derek Jeter got off the treadmill and ran the basepaths for the first time Saturday since having ankle surgery last October.  Although the New York Yankees shortstop is far from full speed, general manager Brian Cashman expects Jeter to be ready to participate in his first exhibition game on March 10. Jeter's first action will probably come as a designated hitter and leave...
Via The Other Paper
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Outrage over students wearing KKK hoods at high school hockey game

School administrators in North Dakota are looking into an incident involving three young fans wearing Ku Klux Klan-type white robes and hoods at a boys hockey game Friday night. A photo of the hood-wearing trio was posted on Twitter by University of North Dakota student Shane Schuster — who was taking in the game at the university's Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks ...
Via The Other Paper
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Prokhorov shows his displeasure after Nets blow lead at Barclays Center

Mikhail Prokhorov just sold his share of a Russian gold business for $3.6 billion, but he may soon find himself showing his star point guard Deron Williams how to close a deal when it counts. The Brooklyn Nets owner was in his private box at Barclays Center Sunday night watching when Williams  — who scored a game-high 24 points — couldn't come to terms when it counted and...
Via The Other Paper
February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Kate Upton takes heat from other models for personal bodyguard

Model Kate Upton's curves have garnered her numerous modeling gigs and, most recently, the rare Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover two years in a row.  Now the hotter than hot cover girl has gotten herself a personal bodyguard to protect her assets. To men it might seem like the greatest job in the world, but her model friends are giving her even more heat and calling...
Via The Other Paper
February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

A-Rod's cousin selling World Series ring he got as gift

Alex Rodriguez's cousin, Yuri Sucart, whom A-Rod reportedly once said convinced the New York Yankees slugger into taking steroids — is taking the World Series ring A-Rod gave him as a gift and putting it on the auction block Monday. The diamond-studded, 14-karat white gold 2009 World Series ring could fetch as much as $40,000, according to memorabilia auctioneer Ken Goldin...
Via The Other Paper
February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

NASCAR's Mike Stefanik gives grumpiest post-race interview ever

Take a look at really pissed-off NASCAR driver Mike Stefanik in a post-race interview. If that's smoke you think you see coming from his ears, you could be right. Why so angry? After taking a white flag, he was bumped by Steve Park who went on to win the UNOH battle of the Beach the other night. The 54-year-old driver looks to be stymied by the results and if looks could kill...
Via The Other Paper
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Judges rule Yankees officially hold the title of 'Evil Empire'

The term "Evil Empire" that started out as an insult to the New York Yankees — by Boston Red Sox president Larry Lucchino in 2002 — has now been ruled by judges to belong to the intended target. Trademark judges ruled an entrepreneur cannot register the phrase "Baseballs Evil Empire," used to describe the Bronx Bombers, after Major League Baseball objected...
Via The Other Paper
February 23, 2013  |  7 Comments

A-Rod gave Lady Gaga some pre-hip surgery assurance

Alex Rodriguez and Lady Gaga don't seem to run in the same circles, but they do have a lot in common. Besides both of them claiming they were Born This Way, dealing with Paparazzi and — just like A-Rod's reported drug mule cousin Yuri Sucart — the blond songstress has been banned from the Yankees clubhouse. Now the injured pop star and the rehabbing New York Yankees...
Via The Other Paper
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Lenny Dykstra gets shaggy behind bars

It looks like Lenny Dykstra is going for that old Brian Wilson look while he is behind bars. A mugshot of the gray-bearded Dykstra, once known as "Nails" for his all-out playing style, was obtained by TMZ and shows the former New York Mets centerfielder sporting a ZZ Top starter face. It bears little resemblance to the "Dude" of old. Dykstra, who was a key...
Via The Other Paper
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Amazing 3-point buzzer-beater sends Oregon high school into playoffs

An Oregon high school basketball player found one way to become the most popular kid in school by sending his team into the playoffs with an amazing last second game-winning shot. West Salem junior guard Chris Fedler made the incredible shot against the Sprague Olympians just as the buzzer sounded setting off a giant celebration on the court. The half-court heave was his only...
Via The Other Paper
February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera 'really happy' after throwing BP for first time

Andy Pettitte threw batting practice this morning before Mariano Rivera came to the mound and  — like he has so many times before — watched the closer breeze through batters in an important situation. Unlike much of his career, Rivera wasn't sewing up a win for the Yankees, but baby-stepping his way back from knee surgery last season. In front of GM Brian Cashman, manager...
Via The Other Paper
February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeter: TV broadcast job is not in my future

To New York Yankees fans it seems like life without Derek Jeter will never become reality. After finishing his Hall of Fame career in pinstripes, many people expect the popular player to make the logical jump into broadcasting like many of his former teammates have. Not so fast, the Yankees shortstop said. On a recent episode of Brandon Steiner's "SteinerCast" podcast...
Via The Other Paper
February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeremy Lin tweets about heart-healthy fine

Jeremy Lin returns to New York City Friday night and — even though his Rockets will be playing the Nets in Brooklyn — the the former Madison Square Garden exile will make his appearance at Barclays Center in a foul mood — and with a healthier heart. After receiving his first technical foul for arguing with a referee Wednesday, the former Knicks star  tweeted his anger about...
Via The Other Paper
February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

A-Rod: I can't wait to rejoin 'great' Yankees team

One day after being spotted outside a Manhattan restaurant for the first time since his name was linked to the Biogenesis scandal — an anti-aging clinic being investigated by MLB for performance-enhancing drugs — Alex Rodriguez issued a statement saying he is getting ready to rejoin his Yankees teammates but didn't address the PED accusations. "Right now I’m dedicating...
Via The Other Paper
February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Nike suspends contract with Oscar Pistorius

In a not so surprising move, Nike suspended its contract with accused murderer Oscar Pistorius Wednesday. The athletic apparel company released a statement on its website announcing a split with the South African double-amputee known as the "Blade Runner," after he was charged with premeditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. "We believe Oscar Pistorius...
Via The Other Paper
February 21, 2013  |  Discuss
NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Freeney would love to play for Giants

Saying "I grew up a Giants fan, all my life," free agent defensive lineman Dwight Freeney did not hide the fact that he would love to end up a member of the New York Giants.

Via The Other Paper
February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Pistorius left 9-mm gun out during magazine photo shoot

Oscar Pistorius apparently had a penchant for weapons and, besides keeping a Taurus 9mm handgun strewn about on his nightstand, the Olympic track star had applied for an arsenal of gun licenses only weeks before he was charged with murdering his girlfriend. In a Paris Match magazine photo taken before the shooting, a silver Brazilian-made Taurus can be seen within arm's reach...
Via The Other Paper
February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

A-Rod spotted for first time since Biogenesis scandal

Alex Rodriguez was spotted leaving a popular Manhattan restaurant Wednesday afternoon for the first time since being linked to the Biogenesis PED scandal, but had nothing to say about the MLB investigation involving the New York Yankees star. While A-Rod's teammates work out in the Yankees Tampa training camp, the third baseman had lunch at the Atlantic Grill with his girlfriend...
Via The Other Paper
February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets go undefeated in ridiculous tweet

Joe Johnson just hit a couple of late game shots for the Brooklyn Nets to tie the game in regulation and win it at the buzzer in an exciting 113-111 overtime win over the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday night. Not completely content to enjoy the thrilling victory on it's own merit, the optimistic Nets public relations crew pulled this ridiculous statistic from its computer and posted...
Via The Other Paper
February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

MMA's Rousey won't reveal her 'cash and prizes' for Playboy

Ronda Rousey, the face of women's MMA, has already shown a little more skin than that when she appeared in last year's ESPN The Magazine's "The Body" issue, but is making it clear she has ruled out taking it all off for any publications like Playboy. The 26-year-old claims no official offer has been made to the wildly popular UFC Women's champion, but Rousey...
Via The Other Paper
February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees have talked to Cano about a 'significant long-term contract'

Are the New York Yankees suddenly caving in to the thought of Robinson Cano bolting the Bronx before the team's best all-around player hits the free agent market after this season. Cano's agent, Scott Boras, has made it clear that he won't ignore lucrative offers from other clubs but, at the same time, informed the Yankees he won't ignore overtures from them. The...
Via The Other Paper
February 20, 2013  |  Discuss
SITE INFORMATION
The Other Paper
New York Sports With A Jersey View.
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.