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Stan the Man: Wawrinka wins French Open title

Paris, France (SportsNetwork.com) – Stan Wawrinka won his first French Open title and denied Novak Djokovic a long-sought career Grand Slam by beating the world’s top-ranked player in four sets on Sunday. The eighth-seeded Wawrinka captured his second Grand Slam title by rallying for a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 win on Court Philippe Chatrier. “For me, this one is very ... Read More »

American Pharoah ends 37-year Triple Crown drought

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – For the first time since 1978, a 3-year-old thoroughbred has swept racing’s Triple Crown, with American Pharoah becoming just the 12th racehorse to do so. A sold-out crowd of 90,000 was in attendance at Belmont Park to witness American Pharoah add the 147th Belmont Stakes to his victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. The ... Read More »

American Pharoah is favorite at Belmont Stakes

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah has been made the 3-5 morning line favorite in the eight- horse field for Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes. The colt will try to become just the 12th horse to capture the Triple Crown. Owned by Zayat Stables and trained by Bob Baffert, American Pharoah is within one ... Read More »

Warriors nearly blank Cavs in OT, win Game 1

Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Steve Kerr said the Golden State Warriors were lucky to get to overtime, let alone win. LeBron James surpassed his NBA Finals career-high point total and Iman Shumpert’s double clutch follow-up jumper at the regulation buzzer barely clanked off the front of the rim. “It looked good the whole way,” Kerr said of Shumpert’s shot. Once ... Read More »

Blackhawks shock Lightning with 2 late goals, win Game 1

Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – The Blackhawks hung around long enough, and that patience paid off with a pair of late third-period goals less than two minutes apart to shock the Lightning on home ice in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Teuvo Teravainen scored to spark the comeback and assisted on Antoine Vermette’s game winner as Chicago topped Tampa ... Read More »

Blatter announces resignation as FIFA president

Zurich, Switzerland (SportsNetwork.com) – Sepp Blatter announced on Tuesday he will resign as president of FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, amidst a corruption scandal. Blatter, 79, was elected to a fifth term as president last Friday after challenger Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan conceded the race. At the helm of the organization since 1998, things were turned upside down ... Read More »

Belmont Stakes field down to eight

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – A pair of withdrawals Monday morning have reduced the size of Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes to eight 3-year- olds. It was announced that Blue Grass Stakes winner Carpe Diem, 10th in the Kentucky Derby, and The Truth Or Else have both been withdrawn from racing in the 147th “Test of the Champion” when Kentucky Derby ... Read More »

Local New Yorker Jackson Smart submits video for WWE Tough Enough…as a Manager

Local New Yorker and pro wrestling manager Jackson Smart claims to be “smart enough to be tough enough.” What exactly does that mean? It all starts with World Wrestling Entertainment, commonly referred to as WWE. The WWE has recently revitalized “Tough Enough,” a reality based television competition that will help them find their next WWE Superstar (aka pro wrestler) by reviewing video submissions sent in from ... Read More »

Cosmos to face New York City FC in Open Cup

Cosmos to host matchup against NYCFC at Hofstra University on June 17. Following the New York Cosmos’ 3-0 win over Jersey Express Wednesday night in the U.S. Open Cup, the Cosmos will host New York City FC on Wednesday, June 17 in the fourth round at Hofstra University’s James M. Shuart Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. Tickets for ... Read More »

Giants LT Beatty has pectoral tear

(SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Giants will be without starting left tackle Will Beatty for much of the upcoming 2015 season after he suffered a torn pectoral muscle while lifting weights. Beatty was slated to undergo surgery Wednesday to repair the injury, a team spokesman confirmed. Normal recovery time for a torn pectoral ranges from 5- to-6 months, putting the ... Read More »