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Neil Best first worked at Newsday in 1982, then returned in 1985 after a two-year stint covering college hockey for The Anchorage Times in Alaska. From 1985-90 he covered New York City high school sports, then spent five years as Newsday's beat writer for St. John's and Big East basketball. From 1995-2005 he covered the Giants before leaving that beat to become a reporter, columnist and feature writer focused on off-field topics such as sports media and business. His SportsWatch column debuted on Sept. 30, 2005.

Brooklyn roots, Canadian sounds for Raptors analyst Jack Armstrong

TORONTO -- Jack Armstrong grew up in Brooklyn, attended Nazareth High School there and still retains the unmistakable sound of his home borough in his raspy, former coach’s voice.

But Saturday, the Fordham alumnus and former Niagara coach played an important role in getting Canadians riled up about the officiating in Game 1 of the Raptors’ series against the Nets.

During the telecast...

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Met hoops writers to honor Ed Ingles

If you had asked Ed Ingles 10 or 15 years ago whether he took more satisfaction from his own long career in sports broadcasting or from those he has mentored, he likely would have said the former.

 “But that’s changed,’’ he said Wednesday. “I’m one person, but when you can make a difference with I don’t know how many people that’s bigger.

 “I’m going to leave here and probably...

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RIP, Zander Hollander

Zander Hollander is gone, along with an era in which people looked up sports facts in paperbacks, but he shan’t be forgotten – not as long as countless thousands of his books occupy space in basements, attics and dens across America.

At least they do in mine, for how can one part with volumes that convey so much information about games people played, primarily late in the 20th century?

Such...

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