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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 »

Algieri stuns Provodnikov in split decision at Barlcays Center

Brooklyn, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Chris Algieri took a split decision from Ruslan Provodnikov to win the WBO Super Lightweight title on Saturday night. Despite being knocked down twice in the first round, Algieri (20-0) rallied to fight a good, technical fight and landed numerous punches against the Siberian native. In the first round Provodnikov (23-3) landed a crushing left hook ... Read More »

Cosmos Shut Out the Red Bulls in NY Derby

(Saturday, June 14) New York, NY (NYCosmos.com) – The New York Cosmos defeated the New York Red Bulls, 3-0, Saturday night at Shuart Stadium behind two goals from forward Mads Stokkelien and another from forward Alessandro Noselli to advance to the fifth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. “Unbelievable, 3-0 against the Red Bulls is unbelievable,” Noselli said. “I ... Read More »

Yankees Quick Hits by Bryan Revello

By Bryan Revello, Editor in Chief, New York Sportscene (NYSportscene.com) 6/13/2014 Francisco Cervilli is on the cusp of returning from his strained right hamstring which has kept him out of action since mid-April. He will be a welcome return to the Yanks but his arrival will likely bump John Ryan Murphy back to Triple-A which is a shame for Murphy. The ... Read More »

Happy Birthday, Cooperstown

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – It’s been 75 years since Cooperstown, New York, opened its doors to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The small little town in upstate New York celebrated the opening of the museum and its first-ever induction in front of a standing-room-only crowd on Thursday. “I stand in an institution that ... Read More »

Rangers Fall Again in Double OT; Kings Claim Stanley Cup Title

(Friday, June 13) Final Score: Los Angeles 3, New York 2 (OT2) Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – For the second time in three years, the Los Angeles Kings are Stanley Cup champions. Alec Martinez scored with 5:17 left in the second overtime to lift the Kings to a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup ... Read More »

Phelps Dominant, Offense Comes Alive as Yanks top A’s

(Friday, June 13) Final Score: New York 7, Oakland 0 Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – David Phelps and two New York relievers combined on a two-hit shutout of the Athletics as the Yankees snapped a seven- game losing streak in Oakland with a 7-0 victory on Friday. Phelps (2-4), who had dropped his previous four starts, scattered two hits and three walks ... Read More »