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The 2014 World Cup All-Tournament Team

By Chris Ravita, Soccer Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The 2014 World Cup was not short on talking points, drama or magic. Just look at Sunday’s final. The finale was billed as Lionel Messi, the world’s best player, taking on Germany, the world’s best team, but Die Mannschaft stole the glory through another total team performance that culminated in a ... Read More »

Yankees Quick Hits by Bryan Revello

7/12/2014 This week brought a lot of bad news to the Yankees ballclub. Beltran may have broken his face but the awful injury news on Tanaka has broken all Yankees fans’ hearts. There is no positive spin on Tanaka’s injury and it seems inevitable that he will have Tommy John surgery at some point in the future whether it is ... Read More »

Yankees Quick Hits by Bryan Revello

7/5/2014 Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Friday that it’s “probably fair to say” CC Sabathia could miss the remainder of the season. And to make things even worse, microfracture surgery may be the only thing that will fix his degenerative knee which involves a long and painful rehab. This whole breakdown of CC physically is likely due to his massive ... Read More »

Young guns chip away at old guard

By Scott Riley, Tennis Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Sure, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are still in contention for another Wimbledon title, but fellow greats Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Andy Murray, Maria Sharapova, Li Na and Victoria Azarenka are not.The men’s final has not yet been established, but it’s quite possible that no member of the “Big ... Read More »

Pitching Melo: Analyzing from a Fantasy Perspective

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Word on the street is Carmelo Anthony is looking for a new team. He’s already set up meetings all over the country including a Tuesday sit-down in Chi-Town and another one Wednesday in Houston. Right now, he’s headed to Los Angeles to break bread with Kobe Bryant. What’s frustrating to me is that all the teams he’s meeting with ... Read More »

U.S. soccer needs a Derek Jeter

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Now that the United States has been eliminated from the World Cup, can we all stop pretending that we are into soccer? Don’t get me wrong, I was as into Tuesday’s match, game, whatever, as much as anyone, but I am probably not going to watch another soccer game that ... Read More »

Top Shelf: NHL Free agency winners and losers

By Dan Di Sciullo, NHL Editor Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The NHL has a short offseason relative to other professional sports leagues, so the eagerness to get summer vacation started is always evident on the first day of free agency. Most of the coveted free agents in the 2014 class put their respective names on the dotted line Tuesday, leaving ... Read More »

Mets not on the Money: Why the Chris Young signing is Moneyball at its worst

By Erik Berglund, Contributing Writer New York, NY (NYSportscene.com) – After three years of light spending, waiting out lots of dead money and rebuilding the farm system, Mets fans were told that 2014 would be the year that their team would return to contention.  Instead, they were understandably frustrated when general manager Sandy Alderson fielded a roster with a payroll ... Read More »

Team USA: It wasn’t easy, but job done nonetheless

By Brian Wright, Soccer Editor (SportsNetwork.com) – Raise your hand if you had the intestinal fortitude to pick the United States to advance out of Group G based on something other than blind optimism or patriotism. Yeah, me either. Often times, whether a nation advances to the round of 16 depends on the difficulty on their group draw, and Jurgen ... Read More »