Retaliation Still Pays For Yankees’ CC Sabathia, Who Gets His Bonus After All

New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia wound up getting his bonus money despite falling two innings shy of the threshold last season. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) A Thursday afternoon game in late September after the New York Yankees secured home-field advantage in the wild-card game probably went unnoticed by many. Perhaps the most noticeable parts were the events of the sixth inning on Sept. 27, when Sabathia hit Tampa Bay catcher Jesus Sucre. It was a retaliation pitch and one that led to Sabathia’s ejection. Of course, there was also…

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Nicki Minaj pays off thousands in fans’ student loans, tuition

Students saddled with college expenses are in for a real treat now that Nicki Minaj has stepped up her efforts to help college kids with their tuition. Over the weekend, the rapper shared an Instagram post that lists the names with payments doled out since shes called on students last week in a tweet to show her their straight A report cards in exchange for tuition money. Minaj also announced that she will be starting a charity to further help students financially “very soon.” Devonte Portis, a sophomore majoring in…

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Sportsmanship pays — literally — in scholarship (column)

A local athletic director actually said to me, “If we are winning this award, we are losing games on the floor.” This award? The Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Award. And that mentality could deny students a shot at a big-time scholarship. The award is a team honor given each year to the YAIAA boys’ and girls’ basketball programs that best display the qualities of honesty, integrity, cooperation, courage, teamwork and discipline. These are high school kids earning recognition for superior sportsmanship. Yet this athletic director — a person in charge…

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Sportsmanship pays — literally — in scholarship (column)

A local athletic director actually said to me, “If we are winning this award, we are losing games on the floor.” This award? The Gretchen Wolf Swartz Sportsmanship Award. And that mentality could deny students a shot at a big-time scholarship. The award is a team honor given each year to the YAIAA boys’ and girls’ basketball programs that best display the qualities of honesty, integrity, cooperation, courage, teamwork and discipline. These are high school kids earning recognition for superior sportsmanship. Yet this athletic director — a person in charge…

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