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  1. Getting a feel for rookie CB Ryan

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When speaking about the tight end position earlier in training camp, Bill Belichick made reference to the classic baseball story of Wally Pipp and Lou Gehrig. When opportunity unexpectedly presents itself, it's up to the playe...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  2. Colts super thin at CB for Packers

    Paul Kuharsky

    We wrote a bit earlier in Final Word that the Colts could face serious problems against the Packers even with a healthy secondary. It turns out that starting corner Vontae Davis (ankle) and nickel back Justin King (groin) are out of Sunday's Indianap...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  3. Purdue cruises by Eastern Kentucky

    Brian Bennett

    Did Caleb TerBush just get Wally Pipp-ed? The Purdue starting quarterback missed the team's opener while serving a suspension for violating team rules. But the Boilers didn't miss a beat with Robert Marve leading the way in an easy 48-6 blowout of...

    Blog | September 01, 2012
  4. Yearbook, June 2: Remembering Lou Gehrig

    Patrick Dorsey

    June 2: On this day in 1925, a young New York Yankee named Lou Gehrig started at first base for Wally Pipp -- Game No. 2 of what would become 2,130 in a row without a miss (Gehrig entered the previous game as a pinch-hitter). Tragically, Gehrig -...

    Blog | June 02, 2012
  5. BBAO: M.D. Jennings competes for Packers

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: A surprise candidate has emerged in the early competition to replace Green Bay Packers safety Nick Collins. On the first day of June, at least, the battle appears to be a three-way race. As Pete Dougherty of the G...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  6. Howie Kendrick of the Angels as photographer as well as infielder...

    Jim Caple

    Life on the road in the major leagues doesn't have to be just an endless stream of hotel rooms and clubhouses. Just ask Howie Kendricks.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2012
  7. Bulls' bigs continue to disappoint

    Jon Greenberg

    CHICAGO -- Tom Thibodeau said this is a "next man up" kind of league, or as John Lucas XXVIII looks at it, it's a "I got the next shot up" kind of league. The diminutive backup guard didn't quite "Wally Pipp" Derrick Rose with his breakout scoring...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  8. Chicago Bulls big men Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah continue to unde...

    Jon Greenberg

    The Bulls won Wednesday -- no thanks to Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2012
  9. Predators-Canucks Preview

    Predators-Canucks Preview

    Preview | November 30, 2011
  10. 50 greatest Yankees of all time: 50-31

    David Schoenfield

    Last week, ESPNNewYork.com ran its list of the 50 greatest Yankees of all time. It was a fun project and I was lucky enough to be one of the voters on the panel. I was actually crazy enough to write nearly 4,000 words on the topic. I didn't post l...

    Blog | April 06, 2011
  11. This Day in Sports: A Quick Start And An Early Exit For The Iron ...

    Mark Rucker/Getty Images Lou Gehrig earns his spot in the Yankees' lineup, and passes away exactly 16 years later. June 2, 1925: Rookie first baseman Heinrich Ludwig "Lou" Gehrig replaces regular Wally Pipp in the powerful Yankees' lineup because...

    Blog | June 02, 2010
  12. Is Joe Mauer the new Wally Pipp?

    Rob Neyer

    Jason Heyward, you say? Hardly. The hottest rookie in the majors catches for the Twins. Aaron Gleeman: Sunday afternoon Wilson Ramos went 4-for-5 against the Indians to become the 12th player in baseball history and the first since 1998 to have fou...

    Blog | May 04, 2010
  13. The Come Up: Damp, meet Wally Pipp

    Jeff "Skin" Wade

    Monday means The Come Up, and Dallas takes a seven-game win-streak into Monday night's possible "schedule loss" against the Bobcats. Because of an 8:30 tip time in Sunday night's win hosting New Orleans and a quick flight out to the coast for a 6 p.m...

    Blog | March 01, 2010
  14. How does Cincinnati take Collaros off the field?

    Brian Bennett

    Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett CINCINNATI -- Tony Pike will likely be back to start next week against West Virginia. He's not going to get Wally Pipp-ed by Zach Collaros. But I can't think of an instance in recent Big East history where a p...

    Blog | November 07, 2009
  15. Matt Barkley stars as USC Trojans QB while Aaron Corp rests knee

    Bruce Feldman

    Given the buzz building around true freshman QB Matt Barkley, it's not a stretch to think USC's first-team quarterback Aaron Corp was pretty anxious as he sat out the Trojans' Tuesday night practice with a swollen left knee.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2009
  16. Adu should avoid U-20 World Cup

    David Mosse

    Mosse: Adu should avoid U-20 World Cup

    Blog | Conversation | May 22, 2009