Sports columnist Harvey Araton packed his pens and notebooks and moved from the sports desk to a features desk, a once proud species ambled closer to extinction.
Two years ago, The Times had five sports columnists. With Mr. Araton gone, there are two. One of them is 70.
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In the days immediately after Alex Rodriguez held a wildly uncomfortable press conference to admit he’d used steroids, the Sports Illustrated reporter responsible for the news, Selena Roberts, noticed a change in the air.
“I think he was a sympathetic figure after that awkward press conference,” said Ms. Roberts. “There’s a turning point with Read More
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The New York Post: Welcome back, holidaymakers! While we’ve been away the tabloids have been hard at it: there’s been more swine flu and even a giant tiny scary terrorist plot! We will Read More
Daily News: Wow. It looks like the News got its hands on Sports Illustrated reporter Selena Roberts’ long anticipated book about Alex Rodriguez. You’ll remember Ms. Roberts as the reporter who broke the story in February that a few years ago, in an anonymous, voluntary test, Mr. Rodriguez had “tested positive for two anabolic steroids” Read More
In the late-afternoon hours of March 10, executives at the publishing house HarperCollins met to resolve a changeable dilemma: When to publish its bombshell biography of Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez by Selena Roberts, the star Sports Illustrated reporter who broke the story of Mr. Rodriguez’s use of performance-enhancing drugs?
She’d been on contract Read More
Q: What about some peripheral issues surrounding A-Rod – the union, for instance? One of the reports that stirred up the most anger among sportswriters and fans are charges that the union tipped off Rodriguez – and, presumably, other players are well – about upcoming drug tests. How can you justify that? Read More
Felix Gillette checks in with Morning Joe‘s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski and writes, "In real life, Mr. Scarborough lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Susan, and Ms. Brzezinski lives in New York with her husband, James. But every day, five days a week, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on MSNBC and Read More
“This lady is coming out with all these allegations, all these lies, because she’s writing an article for Sports Illustrated and she’s coming out with a book in May. And really respectable journalists are following this lady off the cliff. And following her lead. And that to me is unfortunate.”
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The last year or so has not been a great time for the Times sports section. The paper lost three major talents in Damon Hack, Selena Roberts and Lee Jenkins all to Sports Illustrated. Clifton Brown, an NFL reporter, went to—of all places—The Sporting News. The paper’s Nets reporter, John Eligon, left sports for the Read More