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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 »

Athletics eye series win over Yankees

(SportsNetwork.com) – The Oakland Athletics look to keep rolling when they shoot for a series win over the New Yankees Wednesday in the Bronx. The Athletics disposed of the Yankees with Tuesday’s 5-2 win in 10 innings, as Brandon Moss’ second home run of the game highlighted a three-run top of the 10th inning and pushed Oakland’s AL-best record to ... Read More »

Matsuzaka returns to Mets’ rotation vs. Cubs

(SportsNetwork.com) – It’s back to the future time at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night, when former Boston ace Daisuke Matsuzaka takes the mound for the New York Mets in the middle game of a three-game series with the host Chicago Cubs. The former Asian media sensation has pitched in relief 16 times in 17 outings for the Mets thus far ... Read More »

Wheeler Pitches Well but Cubs edge Mets 2-1

(June 3rd) Final Score: Chicago 2, New York 1 Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) – Nate Schierholtz drove in the winning run in the ninth inning to help the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 win over the New York Mets in the opener of a three-game series. With Scott Rice (1-2) on the mound, Anthony Rizzo led off with a single. Starlin ... Read More »

California Chrome takes long gallop for Belmont Stakes

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – California Chrome, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, took a nice long gallop Tuesday morning at Belmont Park as he continues to train for Saturday’s 146th Belmont Stakes. With trainer Art Sherman in attendance, the Triple Crown contender galloped 2 3/8 miles over Belmont’s main track. The chestnut colt had been galloping two miles ... Read More »

Yankees’ Tanaka named AL Pitcher of the Month

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka was named the American League Pitcher of the Month for May. Tanaka complied a 5-1 record with a 1.88 earned run average, one shutout, six walks and 42 strikeouts in 43 innings pitched over six appearances to claim his first career monthly award. Since its inception in 1979, the ... Read More »

Struggling Cubs aim to slow down Mets

(SportsNetwork.com) – The perpetually skidding Chicago Cubs return to Wrigley Field for the first of a three-game series on Tuesday night, when they’ll host the suddenly red-hot New York Mets. The Cubs won four times over a 10-game road trip that featured frequent offensive power outages and resulted in three shutout losses and five games in which they lost by ... 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 »