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Jeff Van Gundy responds to Howard Stern rebuke

ESPN NBA analyst and former Knicks coach Jeff

(Credit: AP, 2012)

Jeff Van Gundy was taking in a movie early this month when he received a text from a friend, who wrote, “Can you believe what Stern said about you?’’

“So I’m sitting in the theater saying, ‘Why would David Stern be talking about me now?’’ Van Gundy said of the recently retired NBA commissioner. “I was perplexed.’’

The ESPN analyst became even more perplexed when the friend filled him...

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Chris Russo's Dog days will begin on MLB Network

Radio personality Chris "Mad Dog" Russo smiles during

Chris Russo trimmed his shift on Sirius XM Satellite Radio from five to three hours last autumn under the terms of his new (less lucrative) contract.

On one hand he found the new schedule to be “a piece of cake, let’s be honest.’’ On the other it left him with a tad too much time on his hands.

“My wife didn’t want me sitting home all day,’’ he said. “I was bored.’’

Enter MLB Network,...

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Dog day afternoons on MLB Network

Chris "Mad Dog" Russo: "My father was a

(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

Chris Russo recently cut back his show on Sirius XM Satellite Radio from five to three hours. But fear not, Mad Dog fans: You will get one of those hours back during baseball season with “High Heat with Christopher Russo,’’ in which a news release promised he will “bring his passionate opinions and energetic delivery’’ to MLB Network.

In addition to his own unique verbal stylings, Mr. Russo...

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Casey Stern re-signs with Sirius XM

Sirius XM Satellite Radio announced Wednesday it has re-signed Casey Stern, who grew up in Massapequa and now lives in Seaford, as a host on its MLB Network Radio channel. Mr. Stern also will see his roles expand on other Sirius XM channels, including NFL Radio and Mad Dog Sports Radio. WOR earlier this offseason had pursued Stern to serve as the reporter for its new Mets radio broadcasts,...

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Chris Russo: 'Life has been a lot easier' with new schedule

Sports radio talk show host Chris "Mad Dog"

(Credit: SIRIUS XM Radio)

Chris Russo's new deal with Sirius XM Satellite Radio, which kicked in early last autumn, does not pay as much as the old one did, but it does come with saner work hours.

Russo used to work from 2 to 7 p.m., a long shift by any talk radio standards but even more so because of Sirius' limited commercial breaks.

Now he works 3 to 6 p.m., although he will expand those hours to 3 to 7 during...

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