Recent favorites – recommended reading

Leisure reading is one of my main hobbies, and here are a few articles that I enjoyed in the past few weeks.

Tommy Tomlinson’s portrait of North Carolina coaching legend Dean Smith, who’s battling dementia.

http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/10545949/precious-memories-dean-smith-story

Denis Hamill’s inspirational column on a UMass basketball player’s return to his hometown, New York City, for the Atlantic 10 tournament.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/hamill-brooklyn-basketball-hero-coming-home-barclays-article-1.1715523

The New York Times’ Richard Sandomir’s obituary of Carmen Berra, Yankee legend Yogi’s wife.

VIctory Journal had this in-depth look at the life of former MLB pitcher Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez.

El Duque – “La Gran Fuga”

Steve Serby’s Q&A with St. John’s men’s basketball coach Steve Lavin in the New York Post.
http://nypost.com/2014/03/09/serbys-sunday-qa-with-steve-lavin/
Terry Pluto pens this heartfelt look at Cleveland Cavaliers fan favorite Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ number retirement ceremony.
http://www.cleveland.com/pluto/index.ssf/2014/03/terry_pluto_marvels_at_humilit.html#incart_river

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