As someone who generally has a high tolerance for hot peppers, and as someone who had a near-death experience from consuming a raw habanero, I can say with confidence that a contest that involves eating them is insane.

I used to cover track meets at the 168th Street Armory back in the mid-1980s, when it was scary and smelly. It's much nicer now.

Tiger Woods is selling an app to help you with your golf game. No word on who is going to help him figure out his.

The Poynter Institute has made its first contribution in its new role as the ESPN ombudsman. Or would that be ombudstitute?

Speaking of ESPN, Barack Obama's NCAA bracket still is in the 99th percentile.

Charles Barkley is on quite a roll in the CBS/Turner studio. After correctly anticipating the downfall of the Big East - including calling Notre Dame's loss to Florida State - Sir Charles Thursday night insisted Duke would lose, even when it was leading by six at halftime. Imagine the damage he could do if he were a betting man. Oh, wait . . .

Showtime's behind-the-scenes reality series featuring the baseball Giants will premiere July 13.

Nick Charles, battling terminal cancer, will call the first bout on HBO's "Boxing After Dark" card Saturday night.

Peter Schwartz, venerable local radio man and former voice of the former Dragons, will be doing an Internet-based video sports talk show beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday on It's called "Schwartz on Sportce." First guest: NFLPA bigwig Kevin Mawae.

CC Sabathia will be on Letterman's show Wednesday night. He will pitch in the big show Thursday in the Bronx.

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