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Yankees Win Second Straight as Whitley Shines

(Friday, June 6) Final Score: New York 4, Kansas City 2 Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) – Brian McCann delivered a three-run double and Chase Whitley picked up his first major league victory in the New York Yankees’ 4-2 decision over the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Making his fifth big league start, Whitley (1-0) yielded just a pair of ... 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 »

Tanaka gets Yankees back on track with win over A’s

(Thursday, June 5) Final Score: New York 2, Oakland 1 Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Brett Gardner hit a go-ahead homer in the third inning, Masahiro Tanaka tossed six strong frames and the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics, 2-1, to avoid a three-game sweep. Tanaka (9-1) allowed one run on five hits while striking out four for the Yankees, ... Read More »

Don Zimmer, baseball lifer, dies at 83

St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Don Zimmer, a baseball lifer who spent 12 seasons in the major leagues as a player and more than four decades as a manager, coach and advisor, has died, according to the Tampa Bay Rays. He was 83. Zimmer, who had undergone heart surgery in April, died Wednesday at BayCare Alliant Hospital in Dunedin, Florida, ... 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 »

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 »