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  1. Yearbook, Nov. 18: Koufax calls it quits

    Patrick Dorsey

    Nov. 18, 1966: On this day 46 years ago, Sandy Koufax became one of sports' most notable early retirees, announcing he was stepping aside at age 30 due to arthritis in his left elbow. Koufax's line in his final season, all while battling the pain:...

    Blog | November 18, 2012
  2. Yearbook, Sept. 19: Jackie Robinson's ROY

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 19, 1947: On this day 65 years ago, Jackie Robinson continued his historic campaign, becoming Major League Baseball's first-ever Rookie of the Year just months after breaking through to become its first modern-day black player. Robinson was ...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  3. Yearbook, Sept. 15: Gnats attack baseball!

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 15, 1946: The Chicago Cubs and Brooklyn Dodgers got the first game in on this day 66 years ago. But the second half of the doubleheader at Ebbets Field couldn't go the full nine, as swarming gnats forced officials to call things off in the fift...

    Blog | September 15, 2012
  4. Yearbook, Aug. 26: Another landmark debut

    Patrick Dorsey

    Aug. 26, 1947: On the far right of this 1950 photo is Jackie Robinson, who made his immortal debut on April 15, 1947, becoming the first black player in Major League Baseball history. Next to him? Brooklyn Dodgers teammate Dan Bankhead, who on this d...

    Blog | August 26, 2012
  5. Web Clips: Introducing the 'Dwight System'

    Patrick Dorsey

    It's not the Kobe System. It's the Dwight System -- Web humorist Scooter Magruder's term for whatever it is Howard has done these past several months as he kinda sorta tries to pick a new team. Surprise: Orlando Magic fans aren't too pleased with ...

    Blog | July 16, 2012
  6. Shot of the Day: Brooklyn vs. Orlando

    Patrick Dorsey

    Before the night's sports action, one great photo from the day: This might simply seem to be a photo from an Orlando NBA Summer League game Monday. But looking at the faces of DeAndre Liggins (34) and MarShon Brooks, left, it appears they carry ...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  7. Nets fan has designs on Dwight Howard

    Patrick Dorsey

    Two down, one to go. That's the way the Brooklyn Nets seem to feel after acquiring Joe Johnson, re-signing Deron Williams and now reportedly turning their attention to Dwight Howard. That's the way Cliff Knueppel feels, too. And he's showing it. ...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  8. Flashback: Dwight Howard, wearing braces

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dwight Howard has confirmed his only-to-Brooklyn trade demand, making some people angry (to say the least). But remember when he was wide-eyed and innocent ... and even wore braces? Yes, Howard -- who was 18 when he entered the league -- was metal...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  9. Everyone tells Deron Williams happy b-day

    Patrick Dorsey

    Deron Williams turned 28 on Tuesday, but not so you'd really notice it. Unless you were in Brooklyn. Or Dallas. Or on the Internet. You see, per ESPN.com's Marc Stein, the free-agent point guard seems to have narrowed his choice to two: the Brookl...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  10. Catching up with 'Every Hall of Famer'

    Patrick Dorsey

    At the start of 2011, devoted Houston Astros fan Summer Anne Burton decided to try something: draw portraits of every baseball Hall of Famer -- nearly 300 of them -- before the end of the year. So Burton, then a 28-year-old living in Austin, Texas...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  11. Nets say hello to Brooklyn with video

    Patrick Dorsey

    The (former) New Jersey Nets are headed to Brooklyn next season, and we've already seen some of their gear. Now take a look at their new official video, plus a fan-shot glimpse at an electric billboard from the borough....

    Blog | April 30, 2012