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Odds are against California Chrome’s Triple Crown win

By Jeff Frank, The Sports Analyst Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – California Chrome is the 3-5 morning line favorite to become the 12th Triple Crown winner in racing history. However, the last seven odds-on Belmont Stakes favorites have failed to win and complete the magnificent feat. One has to go all the way back to 1978 when Affirmed held off Alydar ... Read More »

Manhattan Handicap offers Belmont Stakes appetizer

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Turf specialists will offer the final stakes appetizer Saturday leading into the 146th Belmont Stakes when 10 go to post for the $1 million Manhattan Handicap at Belmont Park. Set to go off about 70 minutes prior to the 1 1/2-mile “Test of the Champion” the 1 1/4-mile Manhattan will feature some of the leading turf ... Read More »

Garth Snow under pressure to improve Islanders quickly

By Michael Rushton, NHL Contributing Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The moves that New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow has made this offseason are just as much about 2015 as they are about this upcoming season. More than a few thought the Islanders made a mistake in opting to keep their 2014 draft pick and instead ... Read More »

Rangers Reaction: Dan Mount Reviews Game One

By Dan Mount, Contributing Writer If game one is any indication for the entire series, then the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings put on one heck of an opening act. Justin Williams scored four minutes, 36 seconds into overtime as Los Angeles rallied from a two-goal deficit to take the first game of the best-of-seven Stanley Cup final ... Read More »

Top Shelf: Kings shake off slow start to grab Game 1

By Dan Di Sciullo, NHL Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – For a short time, the New York Rangers showed the hockey world they could compete with the heavily-favored Los Angeles Kings. By the time it was over, however, the Kings proved once again it matters little how they start, it’s the finish that counts. Los Angeles overcame ... Read More »

Up the Backstretch: ‘Chrome’ is poised to triple the fun

By Don Agriss, Horse Racing Editor Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Don’t change horses in mid-stream. Leave with the one who brought you. Those are the proverbs or cliches that seem apropos for betting this week’s 146th Belmont Stakes. California Chrome has proven he’s the best 3-year-old in the nation with his eye-popping victories ... Read More »

Stanley Cup Final, inside the numbers

By Bob Herpen, Contributing NHL Writer Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Well before tonight’s drop of the puck for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings have defied the odds and managed to make history. Prior to this season, no team which had endured more than 19 postseason games through the first three ... 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 »

Rangers face superior competition in Cup Finals

By Dan Di Scuillo, NHL Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Rangers barely had enough time to celebrate their first Eastern Conference title in 20 years when talk turned to their presumably slim chances in the Stanley Cup Finals. Having eliminated the Montreal Canadiens in six games and earning the franchise’s first spot in the Stanley Cup ... Read More »

Yankees Quick Hits by Bryan Revello

5/30/2014 The Yankees have been shut out twice this season (Tuesday at St. Louis and April 5th at Toronto) and are 1-0 this season and 10-3 since the start of 2013 in games immediately following a shutout loss. In addition, the Yankees have gone 36-12 (.750) in such games since 2008 when Joe Girardi took over as manager. I often criticize Joe ... Read More »