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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 »

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 »

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 »

Mets top Phillies in extras … again

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Lucas Duda stroked a two-run homer in the top of the 11th inning to lift the New York Mets to a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday in the third straight extra-inning game between the NL East rivals. After retiring the first two batters he’s faced this season, Phillippe Aumont (0-1) walked Travis d’Arnaud ... Read More »

Robertson Implodes as Twins top Yanks 7-2

(Sunday, June 1st) Final Score: Minnesota 7, New York 2 Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Josh Willingham’s solo homer sparked a six-run ninth inning as the Minnesota Twins rallied past the New York Yankees, 7-2, in the rubber match of a three-game series. Willingham quickly tied things up at two with his blast to left off David Robertson (0-2). Kurt Suzuki ... Read More »

Mets top Phillies in 14 innings

(May 31st) Final Score: New York 5, Philadephia 4 Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – David Wright delivered a two-out RBI single in the top of the 14th inning to lift the New York Mets to a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in the third installment of a five-game series at Citizens Bank Park. Antonio Bastardo (3-3) replaced reliever Jeff Manship, ... Read More »

Tanaka wins 8th as Yanks edge Twins

(May 31st) Final Score: New York 3, Minnesota 1 Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Brian McCann’s tie-breaking RBI double highlighted a two-run eighth inning that lifted the New York Yankees to a 3-1 win over the Minnesota Twins. McCann’s liner off Brian Duensing (1-2) brought in Jacoby Ellsbury with the go-ahead run and rewarded Masahiro Tanaka for an outstanding eight-inning stint ... Read More »

New York Giants Notes: Hill Suspended; Freeman Cut

New York Giants’ Hill Suspended Again (SportsNetwork.com) New York Giants safety Will Hill was handed a six-game suspension by the NFL Friday as a repeat offender of the league’s policy for substances of abuse. It’s the third suspension in three seasons for Hill, who emerged as a starter in New York’s secondary in 2013 and recorded career bests of 77 ... 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 »