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Mike Lindsley

Host 1p-4p EST M-F plus Yankee pre and post-games on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio in Albany. Worked in sports media for a decade-plus in Syracuse. Teams: NY Yankees, Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bills, Syracuse Orange, St, Bonaventure basketball and Florida State football.
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What Are You Most Looking Forward To Watching This Weekend [POLL]

Another exciting sports weekend is ahead with expected drama and highlights.  Orb goes for stage two of the Triple Crown.  NBA and NHL playoff games.  The Yankees welcome the Blue Jays to the Bronx

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How The Knicks Can Still Beat Indiana

This Knicks team is something, isn't it?  World-beaters one day, awful the next, good offense one day, never played basketball the next.  Game 5 was just ONE GAME, but New York won and it had to to stay alive.  The task at hand for the Knicks is still a large one, with the Pacers holding a 3-2 advantage going back home looking to close things out.  How can the Knicks win two more and become the ninth team in NBA history to overcome a 3-1 deficit?  Here are five answers.  

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Orb’s Triple Crown Chances

Orb won the Kentucky Derby.  Right after that, whenever any horse wins, you will hear horse racing fans say, "Well, this horse has a great chance to win the Triple Crown."  Well of course it does.  You have to win the Derby in order to win The Preakness in order to win the Belmont Stakes.  But Orb really does have an awesome chance, and here are the reasons why.  

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Carmelo Anthony’s High School Basketball Coach Joins The Team

Legendary Oak Hill Academy head basketball coach Steve Smith came on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio (May 15) with Mike Lindsley to talk about his former player Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks and more.  Have a listen here:

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Who’s Most To Blame For The Knicks’ Postseason Failures [POLL]

The Knicks are one loss from the off-season.  They have been slugged and beaten down by a faster, better, stronger, bigger, younger, more aggressive and offensive Pacers outfit.  Who is most to blame for the Knicks being down 3-1 and the team's eventual exit (unless something crazy happens) from the 2013 NBA Playoffs?  Vote here:

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ESPN’s Barry Melrose talks Stanley Cup Playoffs On The Team

Mike Lindsley talked with ESPN NHL analyst and insider Barry Melrose about the upcoming series between the Rangers and Bruins, the Game 7's those two teams battled through in Round 1 and other upcoming series.  Hear it here:  

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Some Stars In Sports Just Have It, And Others Don’t

LeBron James (now), Sidney Crosby, Albert Pujols (while with the Cardinals), baseball's Giants as a team, Derek Jeter through the years, Mariano Rivera, Eli Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Mark Messier, Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan, Henrik Lundqvist and plenty more.  You get the picture.  When these guys step-up, their teams win and advance.  

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How Far Will The New York Rangers Go In The Stanley Cup Playoffs [POLL]

The Rangers bested the Capitals in seven games in Round 1 of hockey's playoffs.  Now, it is off to Boston for a series with the Bruins, one that should be physical and competitive and could go seven games

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Rangers-Bruins Series Preview

The Rangers and Bruins both won Game 7's in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  New York, in less dramatic fashion, dominated Washington 5-0 to win the only road game of the series.  Boston, down 4-1 to Toronto, rallied back with three goals in less than 11 minutes, two of which came in the final minutes with a pulled goalie, and won in overtime 5-4.  Now the Rangers and Bruins, these two Original 6 teams in two huge markets, are set-up for a Round 2 clash that could be one for the ages.  New York and Boston yet again in sports.  Here is a series preview.

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Why The Yankees Are In First Place

The demise of the Yankees was written at least a dozen times from February 1 until now.  The injuries, oh the injuries.  But baseball people must not have been baseball people through and through because they forgot that CC Sabathia and Robinson Cano and Mariano Rivera were still around and the bullpen was in tact.  And the division actually wasn't that good if you know how baseball teams win in 2013.  Here are the Top 5 reasons why the Yanks were in first place as of May 13, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. EST.

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