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Feb 23, 2013

“Miracle on Ice” hockey jersey, Red Sox bloody sock go on sale

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The jersey worn by the captain of the men’s Olympic hockey team in its “Miracle on Ice” victory over the Soviet Union in 1980 goes on the auction block on Saturday and is expected to sell for at least $1 million.

A blood-stained baseball sock is also among more than 100 items of sports memorabilia offered up by Heritage Auctions on Saturday night. Bids for the sock worn by Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling during the 2004 World Series were expected to top $100,000, the auctioneer said.

Feb 14, 2013

Ralph Lauren’s new collection evokes 19th century Russia, France

NEW YORK, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Wool coats and jackets
befitting 19th-century Paris and elegant, hourglass-figured silk
gowns suiting imperial Russia filled the fall and winter 2013
Ralph Lauren collection unveiled on Thursday at New York Fashion
Week.

Evoking “Les Misérables” and “Anna Karenina,” the American
designer showed white high-collar ruffled blouses with bows at
the neck and double-faced wool crepe stovepipe pants.

Feb 13, 2013

Labrador retriever again denied at Westminster dog show

NEW YORK, Feb 12 (Reuters) – A 6-year-old German wirehaired
pointer that came in as the top-ranked dog in the United States
won best in group for sporting dogs at the 137th Westminster
Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday, eliminating the Labrador
retriever once again.

The German wirehaired named Oakley advanced to the best in
show competition on Tuesday along with a Portuguese water dog
named Matisse, which won the working dog group, and a smooth fox
terrier named Adam, which was named top dog in the terrier
group.

Feb 13, 2013

Obscure breeds truly one of a kind at New York dog show

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A kuvasz can search the entire Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show without finding another dog like him.

The same is true of a plott, an Anatolian shepherd dog, a Norwegian lundehund and an Entlebucher mountain dog, all obscure breeds represented by a single entry this year at the dog show, which was due to crown its best in show dog later on Tuesday.

Feb 12, 2013

Sheepdog emerges as surprise contender at New York dog show

NEW YORK, Feb 12 (Reuters) – A crowd-pleasing old English
sheepdog with only three previous shows to his name emerged as a
surprise contender for best in show at the 137th Westminster
Kennel Club Dog show, which concludes on Tuesday.

Swagger, a 20-month-old, 90-pound (40-kg) cloud of white and
gray fur, won best in group for herding dogs on Monday at New
York’s Madison Square Garden to some of the loudest cheers of
the night.

Feb 12, 2013

Foxhound becomes first champ in New York dog show

NEW YORK, Feb 11 (Reuters) – A 3-year-old female American
foxhound named Jewel became the first champion of the 137th
annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Monday, winning best
in group in the hound category to advance to the best in show
competition on Tuesday.

Co-owned by handler Lisa Miller and Ellen Charles from the
Baltimore area, Jewel won the best in breed competition for the
foxhound last year as well. This year she advanced a step
further, capturing the blue garland at Madison Square Garden as
the best among 30 breeds of hound.

Feb 11, 2013

Dogs begin march to fame in New York dog show

NEW YORK, Feb 11 (Reuters) – Hundreds of America’s
best-kept and well-behaved dogs paraded before judges and an
adoring public on Monday in the 137th annual Westminster Kennel
Club Dog Show, where Labrador lovers longed for an upset victory
for Best of Show.

Judges were picking the best in the hound, toy, non-sporting
and herding groups on Monday. The best of the sporting, working
and terrier groups were to be picked on Tuesday evening, before
the winner of each of the seven groups goes forward to compete
for Best in Show.

Feb 11, 2013

Designers take some risks in menswear at New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK, Feb 11 (Reuters) – Designers livened up fall and
winter 2013 menswear at New York Fashion Week with a few
experimental touches in the otherwise staid world of men’s
clothing.

A bold show came from Duckie Brown, one of the hundreds of
designers showing at the official Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at
Manhattan’s Lincoln Center and venues elsewhere in the city.

Feb 11, 2013

Labrador lovers hope for upset at Westminster dog show

NEW YORK (Reuters) – More than 2,700 dogs are converging on New York City for the 137th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Monday and Tuesday, including at least 50 Labrador retrievers who can only be hoping for an historic upset.

Each year, members of the Labrador-loving public tend to have only two questions for Thomas Bradley, the show’s chairman.

Feb 6, 2013

Bloody fake Metrocards a pitch for NY subway speed limits

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Transit union workers plan to hand out seemingly blood-spattered counterfeit subway passes to New York City commuters on Thursday to draw attention to safety proposals they say could reduce the number of people killed by trains.

The campaign follows two widely reported cases in December when commuters were pushed onto the tracks and killed by oncoming trains.