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Struggling Cubs aim to slow down Mets

(SportsNetwork.com) – The perpetually skidding Chicago Cubs return to Wrigley Field for the first of a three-game series on Tuesday night, when they’ll host the suddenly red-hot New York Mets. The Cubs won four times over a 10-game road trip that featured frequent offensive power outages and resulted in three shutout losses and five games in which they lost by ... Read More »

Stanley Cup Finals Preview – Los Angeles Kings vs. NY Rangers

By Dan Di Sciullo, NHL Editor, The Sports Network LOS ANGELES KINGS (3rd Place – Pacific) REGULAR SEASON RECORD: 46-28-8 2014 PLAYOFFS: Defeated San Jose 4-3 in conference quarterfinals; defeated Anaheim 4-3 in conference semifinals; defeated Chicago 4-3 in conference finals (SportsNetwork.com) – When the Los Angeles Kings won the franchise’s first Stanley Cup title in 2012, the eighth-seeded club ... Read More »

Seager, Hernandez shine as Yanks Fall to Mariners

(June 2nd) Final Score: Seattle 10, New York 2 Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Kyle Seager and Michael Saunders had big nights at the plate to help Felix Hernandez win his fifth straight start in the Seattle Mariners’ 10-2 shellacking of the struggling New York Yankees. Seager went 4-for-5 with a three-run homer, two triples and three runs scored, with Saunders ... Read More »

Mets rout Phillies to conclude five-game set

(June 2nd) Final Score: New York 11, Philadelphia 2 Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Wilmer Flores hit a grand slam and knocked in a career-high six runs, and the New York Mets took an 11-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in the finale of a five-game set from Citizens Bank Park. Bartolo Colon (5-5) earned the victory after hurling seven-plus innings, ... Read More »

California Chrome goes for a jog at Belmont Park

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Monday was time for a jog at Belmont Park for California Chrome. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner, trained by Art Sherman, jogged once around Belmont Park’s 1 1/2-mile track with his regular exercise rider Willie Delgado. Owned by Steven Coburn and Perry Martin, the chestnut colt will gallop at Belmont Park Tuesday morning, four ... Read More »

Giants, Jets Team Notes: Hill Waived; Pryor Signed

Giants waive Hill following suspension East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Giants have waived safety Will Hill, who was suspended by the NFL last Friday for again violating the league’s policy on substances of abuse. Hill incurred a six-game ban for his third such suspension. He missed four games last year because of a league-imposed penalty and also ... Read More »

Phil Jackson fined $25K for tampering

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – New York Knicks president Phil Jackson was handed a $25,000 fine by the NBA Monday for a tampering violation. During a press conference last week, Jackson publicly expressed interest in veteran Oklahoma City guard Derek Fisher as a candidate to fill the Knicks’ vacant coaching position left by Mike Woodson, who was fired in April. ... Read More »

Yankees set to face King Felix in the Bronx

(SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Yankees were lucky enough not to face Felix Hernandez in Seattle’s first visit to the Bronx. They won’t be so lucky on Monday when they play a makeup game against the Mariners at Yankee Stadium. Hernandez wasn’t scheduled to pitch for Seattle when it arrived for a three- game set from April 29-May 1. It ... Read More »

Weary Mets, Phillies close out extended series

(SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies will try to avoid extra innings for a fourth straight game when the NL East clubs close out a long five-game series Monday at Citizens Bank Park. The Mets and Phillies played back-to-back 14-inning games on Friday and Saturday, then put in 11 innings on Sunday, when the visitors posted a ... Read More »