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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announced that Blue Grass Stakes winner Carpe Diem, 10th in the Kentucky Derby, and The Truth Or Else have both been withdrawn from racing in the 147th “Test of the Champion” when Kentucky Derby ...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 »

Knicks get #4 Pick; Wolves come away with #1 pick in NBA Draft

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The Minnesota Timberwolves already have the last two No. 1 picks on their roster. Now they have the opportunity to add another one. The 2015 NBA Draft lottery pretty much held to form on Tuesday night, with the Timberwolves winning the No. 1 pick. It’s the first time that the team with the worst record ... Read More »

Cosmos Net Two Late Goals to Draw in Carolina

By Cosmos News Service CARY, N.C. (May 16, 2015) – Down two goals entering stoppage time, the New York Cosmos (4-3-0) upped the tempo and pressure in the attacking third and scored two late goals to earn a draw against the Carolina RailHawks (1-3-3) in Cary, N.C. at WakeMed Soccer Park on Saturday. With the draw, the Cosmos continued their unbeaten ... Read More »

Stepan’s OT tally lifts Rangers to Game 7 victory over Capitals

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Derek Stepan helped the Rangers book their second consecutive trip to the Eastern Conference finals in dramatic fashion. Stepan scored with 8:36 left in overtime to propel New York to a 2-1 Game 7 victory over the Washington Capitals in the semifinal round. Following an offensive zone faceoff win by New York, Dan Girardi fired ... Read More »