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Yankees’ Tanaka named AL Pitcher of the Month

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka was named the American League Pitcher of the Month for May. Tanaka complied a 5-1 record with a 1.88 earned run average, one shutout, six walks and 42 strikeouts in 43 innings pitched over six appearances to claim his first career monthly award. Since its inception in 1979, the ... Read More »

Surging A’s open up set with hosting Yankees

(SportsNetwork.com) – The Oakland Athletics will try to add to the American League’s best record when they invade the Bronx Tuesday for the opener of a three-game series against the New York Yankees. The AL West-leading Athletics are 35-22 on the season and swept a three-game series from the LA Angels of Anaheim this past weekend. The A’s broke out ... Read More »

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 »