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Jamie C. Harris

Stories by Jamie C.

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Dolan, Oakley, Jackson and Melo: An awful reality show

The Knicks have become a reality series in which the lines between the absurd and sensible have become blurred.

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Affolder, McLeod and Bullis High shine at 110th Millrose Games

A sibling rivalry often supersedes brotherly love.

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Self-inflicted wounds cost Falcons Super Bowl title

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”

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ATI heats up the Armory for the Millrose Games

The Armory Track Invitational can stand on its own as a competitive meet that attracts some of track and field’s elite international athletes.

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The Knicks’ slide continues as Jackson channels Trump

“Build it, and he will come.” The famous quote from the movie “Field of Dreams” is often misquoted to read, “Build it, and they will come.”

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Will the Falcons finally earn their first Super Bowl title?

This Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in NRG Stadium in Houston, the 13-5 Atlanta Falcons, representing the National Football Conference, will face the 16-2 New England Patriots of the American Football Conference in Super Bowl LI for the National Football League championship.

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Sports figures reject Trump’s racist, anti-Muslim immigration ban

This past August in Rio de Janiero, Yusra Mardini and Rami Anis of Syria, as well as James Chiengjeik and Yiech Biel of South Sudan, among others, proudly represented the aptly named and first ever Refugee Olympic Team at the summer Olympic games.

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Knicks’ effort and desire not enough to gain wins

Time and circumstances are against the Knicks. Thus far, their 2016-17 season has been one of several incarnations, devolving from promising to struggling to sinking.

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Falcons stifle Rodgers and the Packers en route to Super Bowl LI

In the week leading up to the NFC championship game, the Atlanta Falcons, the most dynamic and talent-laden offense in the NFL, were persistently queried as to how they would slow down Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who had carried his team to eight straight wins, including two in the playoffs, a 38-13 spanking of the New York Giants at home in their wild card game and a gripping 34-31 win in Dallas over the Cowboys in the divisional round.

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Indoor track and field season heats up at the Armory

The New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory in Washington Heights will be one of the most appealing and frequented venues in the tristate area over the next 10 weeks as it hosts several of the sport’s signature events, including the iconic Millrose Games Feb. 11 and the New Balance Nationals Indoor meet from March 10 through March 12.

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Matt Ryan and the Falcons will fly past the Packers

If 33-year-old Aaron Rodgers has been Superman the past several months, lifting the Green Bay Packers to nine straight wins, the Atlanta Falcons 31-year-old quarterback Matt Ryan has been Batman all season.

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Remembering the legends of sports

Comparing athletes and coaches from various eras is a common practice among fans and journalists.

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Giants earn wild card bid, await playoff opponent

It doesn’t matter how a team clinches its playoff spot as long as they get in. Ideally, the Giants would have celebrated their first postseason berth since the 2011 by defeating the Philadelphia Eagles last Thursday on the road.

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Staying just above .500 not good enough for the Knicks

The Knicks’ Christmas Day game versus the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden served as test for a team that needs to take the next step in their evolution as a potential contender in the Eastern Conference—contender being a relative term.

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Knicks return home and preserve their winning record

Kyle O’Quinn’s voice boomed across the Knicks’ locker room at Madison Square Garden late Tuesday evening. “I told you stop messing with me,” the 6-10, 26-year-old forward from Norfolk State via Jamaica, Queens, warned Kiyan Anthony, as he playfully clutched the apologetic yet retreating youngster. But it was too late for contrition or escape.

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Journalism great and activist Howard Bingham dies at 77

Sports and sports journalism lost a giant last Thursday when Howard Bingham, best known as the longtime personal photographer and close confidant of the legendary boxer and social activist Muhammad Ali, died at the age of age 77.

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Talk of triangle eases as Knicks begin to gel

Tuesday night, Knicks president Phil Jackson reclined in his customary seat at Madison Square Garden near center court, approximately 25 feet behind the scorer’s table.

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Washington helps the NFC East division rise as the best in football

It was a few days past mid-September, and the 2016 NFL season had merely reached the conclusion of 
week 2.

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Giants prime for the Vikings after falling to Washington

The Giants were positioned to deposit Washington into a deep and perhaps lasting hole this past Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

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Knicks begin journey to the playoffs with upgraded but dubious roster

Hope springs eternal! For the Knicks this statement could indeed be one of their mantras as they commenced training camp Tuesday at the team’s training center in Greenburgh, N.Y., before continuing their preparation Tuesday at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., where they will remain until Saturday.

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After taking down the Cowboys, the Giants prime for home opener

It was only one game, but in the NFL, unlike the NBA’s 82-game schedule and Major League Baseball’s 162-game marathon, every game is crucial, especially those against division opponents. So the Giants’ 20-19 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on the road this past Sunday in the 2016 regular season opener for both teams was significant.

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Jim Robinson keeps Negro Leagues flame burning brightly

At 86-years-young, Jim Robinson remains a passionate storyteller, vividly sharing narratives and anecdotes from many decades past. 

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The Kaepernick controversy is trapped in an echo chamber

It was Aug. 26, two weeks ago, that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick carried out what on the surface was an innocuous, silent protest against what he perceives to be widespread social injustices directed at Black men and women in this country. 

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Will Black Olympians’ success inspire future generations?

Somewhere in the United States, Canada and countries thousands of miles from North America, a young girl watched Jennifer Abel, the sensational 24-year-old diver from Montreal, seemingly defy long-held laws of physics, powerfully, yet with the grace of a ballerina, tightly contort her body, rapidly twisting head over feet before causing barely a ripple as she entered the water at the Maria Lenks Aquatic Center in Rio.

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The Giants’ Sterling Shepard and his legacy of success

For NFL rookies, the regimen, expectations, competition and requisite professionalism can be overwhelming.

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The Gardiner Foundation to hold 11th annual tournament

It was July 9, 2006, a day that altered the lives of an entire family, both immediate and extended.

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Victor Cruz clings to hope as injuries persist

Victor Cruz’s arduous and circuitous journey from high school football star in Paterson, N.J., to academic casualty at the University of Massachusetts, where he ultimately found redemption, to NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver and A-list celebrity is well documented.

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Ashleigh Johnson set to make history in Rio

Hillary Clinton made history when she became the first woman to accept a nomination for president of the United States for a major political party. Now Ashleigh Johnson is another American woman poised to make history.

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NBA players cash in as the league prospers

The emotional reactions of working class men and women to the mind-blowing contracts bestowed on NBA free agents by wealthy owners is justifiably understandable.

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Native New Yorkers set to make their mark at Rio Olympics

In various sports and disciplines, New York City will be well represented next month at the Rio Olympics.

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With an eye on the future, the Knicks address the present

Over the course of the last week, Knicks President Phil Jackson and General Manager Steve Mills have deftly remade the team’s roster.

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Warriors blew an an opportunity to end the NBA season

The Cleveland Cavaliers have life. After falling into what seemed to be an insurmountable 3-1 hole after losing Game 4 by 108-97 to the Golden State Warriors at home, the Cavs survived elimination Monday night on the road with a 112-97 win in Game 5.

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Lue hasn’t distinguished himself from fired Blatt

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ experiment has not reaped the results their chief decision makers hoped for or expected.

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Lebron hopes to end Cleveland’s Championship drought

It has been a well documented 52 years since the city of Cleveland celebrated a championship won by one of its major professional sports teams.

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Colleges continues to place money over morals

The disturbing and unconscionable scandal that has shaken the foundation of Baylor University is just one of the many reaffirmations across the college landscape that money is far more meaningful than morals to its leadership.

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Bismack Biyombo is having fun, a lot of fun!

The Toronto Raptors’ 6-foot-9 frontcourt force, Bismack Biyombo, flashes what seems to be a perpetual smile when fiercely competing against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals.

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Life is good for J.R. Smith

Life has been good for J.R. Smith since he was traded by Knicks president Phil Jackson to the Cleveland Cavaliers in January of 2015.

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LeBron James redefines the sports business model

Jim Brown, considered by many sports historians to be the greatest football player ever, was also one of the most forward thinking athletes of his generation.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are making a mockery of the Eastern Conference

They have essentially cakewalked through the first two rounds of the playoffs, defeating the Detroit Pistons in the opening round and then disposing of the Atlanta Hawks in the conference semifinals. They have won the best-of-seven series by a combined tally of 8-0.

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Dwayne Wade remains a force in Miami

Dwayne Wade is arguably one of the five greatest shooting guards of all time. Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Jerry West, Dwayne Wade and Allen Iverson, in that order, constitute this writer’s list. Greatness is primarily measured by longevity, statistics and championships.

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Three more games for the Knicks!

Tomorrow (Friday) in Philadelphia the Knicks will play the 76ers. Their last home game Sunday is against the Toronto Raptors, and for the finale next Tuesday in Indianapolis, they will play the Pacers.

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The Mets’ pitching cast will throw their way to World Series land

Although the Mets are one of the favorites to capture Major League Baseball’s supreme trophy in the 2016 season, actually winning it seems as rare a sighting as Halley’s Comet

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Knicks show signs of life but need a miracle to reach playoff land

Surprisingly, the Knicks showed signs of life 3,000 away from home.

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Stars getting ready for 109th Millrose Games

The sport of track and field operates in relative obscurity in the United States, but it always gains interest leading up the Summer Olympics.

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Superman Newton felled by Broncos' kryptonite

Cam Newton failed to channel his inner Superman, the fictitious superhero with whom he associates himself.

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Panthers will out-brawn Broncos

Super Bowl 50, matching up the National Football Conference champions the Carolina Panthers and the American Football Conference champions the Denver Broncos on Sunday (6:30 p.m.) at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., will be a confrontation of size versus speed.

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Without Carmelo’s offense, Knicks suffer power shortage

Progress is rarely linear, and no doubt there have been many peaks and valleys for the Knicks, as they have achieved quantifiable growth from last season to now.

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Cameron Jerrell Newton has arrived

Cameron Jerrell Newton is the best player in football.

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Uncommon coaches set to clash in Charlotte

Ron Rivera and Bruce Arians have taken the road less traveled to this Sunday’s (6:40 p.m.) National Football Conference championship game.

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Knicks have long, crucial stretch at home ahead

The NBA schedule makers have either been extremely benevolent to the Knicks or done them a grave disservice.

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