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Icebreaker, tanker near Nome; other Alaska towns buried in snowupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 19:09:00

A Coast Guard icebreaker and a tanker carrying 1.3 million gallons of petroleum products could arrive in icebound Nome, Alaska, as early as Thursday, the Coast Guard said. Darren Eliot: Devils may need Wild-style wakeup callupdated: Mon Oct 25 2010 21:29:00

NHL coaches send messages the collective group and to individual players all the time. How those messages are interpreted will go a long way toward fostering the kind of environment the coach is striving for in order to get the most out of his team. Sharks sign netminder Niemi to one-year dealupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 11:53:00

( - The San Jose Sharks announced on Wednesday morning that they have signed free agent goaltender Antti Niemi to a one year contract. According to team policy, the dollar amount of the deal was not revealed.

What you can learn from a first-time air travelerupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 08:35:00

Do you remember your first time? Frank Deford: Ernie Harwell and Harry Kalas fully embodied the home voiceupdated: Thu Oct 01 2009 13:39:00

Harry Kalas died shortly after the season began. His casket was placed at home plate in the Philadelphia ballpark. The Phillies have been wearing a patch with his initials all year. The insignia was purposely sewn just above the heart. Richard Deitsch: 2009 NFL Broadcasting Guideupdated: Wed Sep 09 2009 14:20:00

NFL broadcasters are, by and large, a conservative lot. Studio analysts often stay in the same gig for a number of years. Same goes with the top broadcast teams outside of the occasional roster tweak or two for a just-retired player or a recently unemployed big-name coach. Richard Deitsch: Comparisons inevitable for Collinsworthupdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 17:00:00

Two weeks ago, the Chicago Tribune reminded Cris Collinsworth what NFL fans will be thinking for the next five months: Ian Thomsen: Lee's toughness, Kobe's leadership and other Finals lessonsupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 17:49:00

5. Will Courtney Lee be scarred for life? If we're talking about his last-second alley-oop layup that would have won Game 2 of the NBA Finals for Orlando, the answer is no. After he missed that shot, Lee -- a rookie from Western Kentucky -- stood at his locker and answered every question without taking offense. Allan Muir: Tuesday's Three Starsupdated: Tue Apr 28 2009 23:49:00

1. Cam Ward, Hurricanes: Word of advice to the Bruins. If you want to advance past the 'Canes, get it done in six games or fewer. The reason? Cam Ward doesn't lose in Game 7. With tonight's dramatic win, Carolina's star of the series has captured the first three Game 7 starts in his career. He was at his best when the 'Canes were pressing for the equalizer in the third, leaving him to thwart half a dozen odd-man rushes including three-bell stops on Jamie Langenbrunner and John Madden.

Commentary: John Madden's sweet rideupdated: Sun Apr 26 2009 09:25:00

You've undoubtedly heard that John Madden has left the football broadcast booth. What you may not have heard is that he's not leaving his bus. Sarah Kwak: Brodeur finds justice in record-tying shutoutupdated: Fri Apr 24 2009 03:41:00

It was bound to happen, a goaltending duel between two of the best netminders in the league, Carolina's Cam Ward and New Jersey's Martin Brodeur. And in this particular iteration, neither team was shooting blanks. With a combined 86 shots between -- each club hurled more than 40 at the opposition's net -- it was a wonder that the game ended in a 1-0 win (BOX | RECAP) for New Jersey Thursday night. Peter King: Madden's impact on football unmatchedupdated: Fri Apr 17 2009 00:53:00

I learned the secret of John Madden's success in a little diner -- more like a Big Boy-type restaurant -- in Elko, Nev., just off Interstate 80 in the fall of 1990. Understand that Elko, like all of the middling towns in Nevada, I suppose, has a gambling operation. And in the back of this little place where the locals and just-passin'-through travelers were having dinner one Tuesday night in November, in walked Madden, the larger-than-life television voice of the National Football League. Bill Griffith: Colleagues reflect on Madden's careerupdated: Thu Apr 16 2009 16:32:00

The NFL is poorer already for the absence of John Madden, who announced his retirement today.

Football legend John Madden to retireupdated: Thu Apr 16 2009 13:02:00

Legendary football coach and broadcaster John Madden is retiring, he announced Thursday. Darren Eliot: Not the same old Devilsupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 13:14:00

I've written here several times over the years about Martin Brodeur without much considering the New Jersey Devils as a team. I'm probably not alone in that oversight, but with Brodeur sidelined since mid-November and the Devils a mere two points out of top spot in the Atlantic Division, it's time to admit it: I'm a Devils fan. Don Banks: For Kiffin, no shame in getting fired by Raidersupdated: Fri Oct 03 2008 13:50:00

Lane Kiffin's long-anticipated firing this week instantly bestowed him membership in the ever-growing ranks of ex-Raiders head coaches, and there's certainly no shame in that. Dr. Z: Insight into Hochuli's other side, more mailupdated: Fri Sep 19 2008 11:35:00

Quick guide on how to make instant friends -- rip any network announcers who annoy you. You'll always get support among your fellow viewers. Only exceptions were John Madden in the Summerall days, and Matt Millen. But I'm not going to lead the piece with this. It's too easy a fix. I'm going to introduce you to my Emailer of the Week, and I wish he had a last name because I'd certainly use it, but since he's a modest chap, he never dreamed that his little missive would reap such a gaudy harvest. 10 Questions for John Maddenupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 16:00:00

His eponymous Madden NFL video game turns 20 on Aug. 12 Darren Eliot: My visit to four Eastern playoff citiesupdated: Tue Apr 15 2008 13:39:00

The first five days of the NHL playoffs saw me in four different cities covering one game in each Eastern Conference series for Versus. That unique opportunity allowed me to experience the packed-house atmosphere and get a feel for the mood in the various home team markets. Dr. Z: TV commentator rankingsupdated: Thu Feb 07 2008 22:19:00

Here's an old rule of thumb I just made up: Never write a critical column about NFL announcers when you're in an ugly mood because every little annoyance will be magnified beyond reasonable proportions. Thus, as I spent the last two days going through the notes I meticulously made during the season, all the old resentments came back, the sneers, the head-banging frustrations, the wonderment at how we can stand still for the unbelievable barrage of crapola to which we've been subjected. Richard Deitsch: Q&A: Dennis Millerupdated: Fri Nov 09 2007 14:43:00

Last week SI writer Richard Deitsch interviewed Dennis Miller for the magazine's Q&A. The comic and former Monday Night Football analyst has a new sports show, Sports Unfiltered with Dennis Miller, which airs Tuesdays on Versus. Here are additional excerpts from their conversation: Frank Deford: No reason for third announcer in booth for any sportupdated: Wed Oct 03 2007 17:41:00

And now, sports fans, the received wisdom of the ages: The 10 Spot: April 20, 2007updated: Fri Apr 20 2007 09:46:00

It's time once again to sneak a peek at e-mails to and from sports figures. OK, these aren't actual intercepted messages; we're not running the NHL players union, people. But here's what we imagine that we're missing:

Fortune: Captain's Blog, stardate 1/3/07updated: Thu Jan 04 2007 08:09:00

MARKETS: There you have it, in a nutshell, the whole trading year - all wrapped up in the first session of the year. Stocks started Tuesday strong, but ended up just a smidge: Dow up 11(actually the S&Ps fell a point plus) on concerns about the soft housing sector. Interestingly I was talking to one of the most famous hedge fund managers in the world (think Soros or Robertson, but not one of those two and I can't name him right yet), and he was saying that while the trend for U.S. stocks in his mind is up for 2007, he has this nagging underpinning of worry. He isn't sure what the bugbear is and that makes him uneasy. So it could be housing, but I say it's NEVER the 18-wheeler you see coming two miles away that kills you. It's something that sneaks up on you: from nat gas prices to Long Term Capital to (heaven help us), 9/11. On the other hand, it's a healthy rally that climbs a wall of worry. I'm concerned though, as is Lloyd Blankfein (CEO Of Goldman Sachs), that there just aren't any risk premiums o...

FSB: Can this man's high-tech chimney save the planet?updated: Tue Nov 28 2006 09:20:00

"This is my sandbox, where I play," says Tom Kiser, pulling his big Chrysler sedan into the parking lot of Professional Supply Inc. We're in Fremont, Ohio, population 17,000. There's a sauerkraut f...

CNNMoney: NFL makes NBC "Must See TV" againupdated: Wed Sep 06 2006 11:07:00

NBC finally may show some signs of life this year. That's because the athletic ability of 300-pound linemen will do for the network what a lousy "Friends" spinoff and Martha Stewart couldn't: give NBC a real hit.

Fortune: What's that spell? TEAMWORK!updated: Thu Jun 08 2006 08:46:00

In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These four men promptly escaped from a maximum-security stockade to the Los Angeles underground....

Fortune: How to build a great teamupdated: Wed May 31 2006 12:11:00

In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These four men promptly escaped from a maximum-security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune.

EW review: Snarky, sexy 'Grey's Anatomy'updated: Wed Feb 15 2006 14:38:00

Bedside manner assumes a whole new meaning on ABC's doctor dramedy "Grey's Anatomy" -- what with interns babysitting severed penises, elevators doubling as boudoirs, syphilis running rampant among the staff, and the whole series opening with a crucial one-night stand.

CNNMoney: Blather is golden?updated: Fri Oct 21 2005 07:32:00

Imagine a world without sportscasters, where fans tuning to games on television get the game get only the sounds from the stadium or arena and little else. No chatter. No promos for other programming on the network.

CNNMoney: Are you ready for some football?updated: Tue Jul 12 2005 16:37:00

Things sure can change in the course of a year.

CNNMoney: John Madden scrambles to NBCupdated: Wed Jun 15 2005 13:14:00

John Madden is moving to NBC when the network resumes broadcasting National Football League games in the 2006-07 season, the network announced Wednesday.

CNNMoney: EA teams up with ESPNupdated: Mon Jan 17 2005 11:06:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Television's leading sports network and the leading maker of sports video games have signed a long-term deal that could signal the end of an era.

What to get the gamer who (probably) has everythingupdated: Fri Dec 17 2004 09:21:00

If you want to find the perfect holiday gift for the video gamer in your life, beware: Gamers can be surprisingly hard to shop for.

Business 2.0: How To Live Like The Other Halfupdated: Mon Nov 01 2004 00:01:00

Who says you shouldn't live beyond your means? That was certainly the idea behind companies like NetJets and Flexjet, which emerged in recent years to offer shared access to that most high-flying o...

Review: 'Kombat' online a beautiful thingupdated: Mon Oct 04 2004 11:40:00

In the gaming world, certain things just go together: football and John Madden, "Grand Theft Auto" and expansive environments, even Mario and Luigi.

CNNMoney: Wheels on fireupdated: Tue Sep 21 2004 16:52:00

You might think that soaring gas prices would have the recreational vehicle industry spinning its wheels.

Fortune: The Biggest Game In Town Music? Sales down. Hollywood? Hit or miss. Tech? Flat. No wonder everyone wants to be in videogames.updated: Mon Sep 15 2003 00:01:00

Let's play a little numbers game: on Aug. 14, Madden NFL 2004, a videogame pitting real-life NFL teams against one another, appeared on retailers' shelves. Within three weeks, the game grossed $100...

FSB: Hot Ticket Sold out? So what? Sports tour operators can get you great seats for big games in any sport you want (and maybe even updated: Thu May 01 2003 00:01:00

I'm worried about Michael. In fact, all I can think about is Michael Jordan and his deeply bruised right thigh. I wonder if the trainer is taking good care of him. I wonder if he's been stretching ...

Fortune: Creating New Classes Of Sports Stats With Sensorsupdated: Mon May 24 1999 00:01:00

For Tony Amonte, the measure of his success in the National Hockey League this season was simple enough: He scored 44 goals, second-best in the NHL. But there are other achievements the Chicago Bla...

Fortune: Where Do Those TV Closed Captions Come From?updated: Mon Apr 26 1999 00:01:00

Hey, remember the Decoder Circuitry Act of 1993? No? Well, thanks to this little-known law you can follow Friends while on the treadmill or track CNBC in a busy office. The act mandated that all TV...

Fortune: ONE-MAN ROAD SHOW A Coopers & Lybrand partner creates powerful presentations on the fly using a notebook computer and graphiupdated: Mon Oct 17 1994 00:01:00

As partner in charge of national tax services for Coopers & Lybrand, Jerry Leener, 46, knows plenty about making presentations. He's on the road at least twice a month pitching the firm's tax-prepa...

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