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  1. Morning Roar: Some Caldwell impressions

    Michael Rothstein

    Good morning and ROOOAARRRRR!!!! DETROIT -- He hung around until the very end. That's the first thing that stuck out to me about Jim Caldwell on Wednesday afternoon. When covering various hirings of various coaches and athletic directors on the...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  2. Hernandez: Have to focus within

    Mike Rodak

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Legendary college basketball coach John Wooden was known for not scouting his opponents. The key, he preached, was to perfect the execution of his own team's game plan. In his gathering with reporters on Thursday, New England ...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  3. Coughlin channels Wooden and Phil Collins

    Ohm Youngmisuk

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Tom Coughlin referenced former UCLA coaching legend John Wooden, used Phil Collins' music and reiterated the team's motto of "finish" in his Saturday night speech to the Giants. During his final meeting with the team on the eve of...

    Blog | February 05, 2012
  4. ESPNLA HOF -- Waterfield

    Steve Springer

    Hometown hero starred on a Rams team that spawned L.A. pro sports, ties to Hollywood

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2011
  5. L.A. Sports Council gives Los Angeles Lakers' Derek Fisher top ma...

    Ramona Shelburne

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Derek Fisher was named the sportsman of the tear by the L.A. Sports Council at a ceremony Thursday at the Beverly Hilton.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2011
  6. Camp Confidential: Minnesota Vikings

    Kevin Seifert NFL Power Ranking (pre-camp): 3 MANKATO, Minn. -- The question typically follows The Question. After Minnesotans ask, "Is Favre going to play?" they almost always follow with this one: "How does the rest of the team look?" In a sign of...

    Blog | August 14, 2010
  7. Big Question: Parcells or Belichick?

    Tim Graham

    Who will be remembered as the greater coach, Bill Belichick or Bill Parcells? The passing of basketball legend John Wooden got me thinking about the great coaches in AFC East history. Don Shula is at the top. Weeb Ewbank and Marv Levy also are in ...

    Blog | June 08, 2010
  8. Carroll: John Wooden transformed career

    Mike Sando

    One recent testimonial for John Wooden resonated even more because the comments made on his behalf before news broke that the former UCLA basketball coach had passed away. Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, speaking for a June 3 piece in the Bos...

    Blog | June 07, 2010
  9. Coughlin: Wooden's a 'national treasure'

    Matt Mosley

    After hearing of the great John Wooden's death at the age of 99 Friday, I listened to all the testimonials from the folks who'd had the good fortune to know him. One of Coach Wooden's greatest admirers (from afar) was New York Giants coach Tom Coughl...

    Blog | June 06, 2010
  10. Coughlin saddened by Wooden's passing

    Ohm Youngmisuk

    Giants head coach Tom Coughlin wasn't just another head coach who admired Coach John Wooden from afar. Coughlin was a huge fan who talked to Coach Wooden over the phone a few times a year dating back to the mid-1990's. It didn't matter that the t...

    Blog | June 05, 2010
  11. In Case You Missed It: The Day In Sports

    Mark Ralston/Getty Images Lakers Hold Court Against Celtics, Win Game 1 Kobe Bryant scores 30 points, adds 7 rebounds and 6 assists, leading his team to a 102-89 victory over the Celtics. Paul Pierce led Boston with 24 points and 9 rebounds in a ...

    Blog | June 04, 2010
  12. 9A Josh Beckett, Red Sox Talks Progressing Greivis Vasquez Gets B...

    SOX CLOSER TO DEAL WITH BECKETT A source tells the Globe that Boston is closing in on a 4-year, $68 million deal with Josh Beckett. An official announcement could come early next week. Beckett originally wanted negotiations to be completed by Open...

    Blog | April 02, 2010
  13. Has Coughlin lost the magic touch?

    Matt Mosley

    I never thought I'd say this, but it seems like coach Tom Coughlin has run out of motivational tools. This is a man who wakes up thinking about T-shirt slogans and his favorite John Wooden quotes, but at some point words can only take you so far. ...

    Blog | December 03, 2009
  14. For Seau, 2009 will be a 40-year dash

    Tim Graham

    Posted by's Tim Graham In honor of John Wooden's 99th birthday, ESPN Stats & Information came up with some trivia to put his age in perspective. Seau For instance, he has seen 18 presidents ele...

    Blog | October 14, 2009
  15. Wilkinson, Osborne picked for Sporting News' top coaches list

    David Ubben

    Posted by's Tim Griffin The Sporting News came up with an interesting list of its top 50 selections of the greatest coaches of all time. Not surprisingly, legendary UCLA men's basketball coach John Wooden earned the top slot. There w...

    Blog | July 30, 2009
  16. Shula 5th, Belichick 20th on all-sport coach list

    Tim Graham

    Posted by's Tim Graham A panel of "188 Hall of Famers, championship coaches and other experts" convened by The Sporting News ranked Don Shula fifth on a list of the greatest coaches of any sport -- behind John Wooden, Vince Lo...

    Blog | July 30, 2009