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Altidore won’t play for U.S. against Portugal

Manaus, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) – American striker Jozy Altidore, as expected, will miss Sunday’s World Cup match against Portugal because of a left hamstring strain. U.S. Soccer made it official on Thursday, but added that forward Clint Dempsey and defender Matt Besler are fit and available for the Group G contest. Altidore was hurt during the first half of the opener ... Read More »

Top Shelf: Buyouts add depth to free agency

By Dan Di Sciullo, NHL Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – In the span of less than a week, Mike Richards could go from celebrating another Stanley Cup championship with the Los Angeles Kings to getting bought out by the club. In a perfect world, the Kings would prefer to hold on to Richards for his veteran leadership, ... Read More »

Citi hosts third annual Fisher House Benefit Softball Game with Mets legends Doc Gooden and John Franco

(Wednesday, June 19) Flushing, NY (NYSportscene.com)  Citi hosted the third annual Fisher House Benefit Softball Game at Citi Field with Mets legends Doc Gooden and John Franco, as well as heroic military veterans from the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team. The event is part of Citi’s  ongoing commitment to American veteran and military families.   Fans that purchased tickets to the event received a ... Read More »

Djokovic gets top seed over Nadal at Wimbledon

Wimbledon, England (SportsNetwork.com) – Wimbledon did things its way on Wednesday by installing former top-ranked star Novak Djokovic as its top seed above world No. 1 stalwart Rafael Nadal, while defending champion Andy Murray was seeded third ahead of seven-time champ Roger Federer. The All England Club gave the top billing to Djokovic, the 2011 champion and 2013 runner-up, by ... Read More »

USA wins in thrilling fashion versus Ghana 2-1

(Monday, June 16) Final Score: United States 2, Ghana 1 Natal, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) – The United States exorcised some major demons on Monday as John Anthony Brooks netted a late winner to hand the Americans a thrilling 2-1 victory over Ghana in Group G play at the Arena das Dunas. Ghana had beaten the Americans in each of the past two ... Read More »

Mets fall to Cardinals 6-2

(Monday, June 16) Final Score: St. Louis 6, New York 2 St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) – Allen Craig went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the New York Mets, 6-2, in the opener of a three-game set. Jon Jay posted two hits and scored three runs, while Matt Adams had a run- scoring triple ... Read More »

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies

San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn died Monday. He was 54 years old. The San Diego Padres confirmed the news Monday in a Twitter release, but did not give a cause of death. Gwynn had battled salivary gland cancer, the result of his longtime use of chewing tobacco. He had surgery to remove a malignant tumor ... Read More »

Spurs surge past Heat for fifth NBA title

(Sunday, June 15) Final Score: San Antonio 104, Miami 87 San Antonio, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – The San Antonio Spurs secured their fifth NBA title in franchise history Sunday with a third straight double-digit victory against the team that dashed their dreams a season ago. Kawhi Leonard donated 22 points and 10 rebounds, Manu Ginobili and Patty Mills combined for 36 points ... Read More »

A’s use early offense to overcome Yankees

(Sunday, June 15) Final Score: Oakland 10, New York 5 Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Derek Norris collected three hits, including a three-run homer, as Oakland poured it on early and topped New York, 10-5, in the rubber match of a three-game series. Coco Crisp also hit a three-run shot and scored three times for the Athletics, who won the final ... Read More »

Mets bullpen carries them past Padres

(Sunday, June 15) Final Score: New York 3, San Diego 1 Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – New York starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka departed after just one inning, but the Mets bullpen carried them to a 3-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Sunday in the rubber match of a three-game set from Citi Field. Matsuzaka was hoping to stay unbeaten ... Read More »