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Giants ride one-man wrecking crew to a title

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The San Francisco Giants got a combined nine outs from their starting pitchers in Games 6 and 7. Yet here they are celebrating a third World Series title in five years. How is that even possible? Well, had I not seen it with my own eyes, I would ... Read More »

And then there was one…

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – After a 162-game regular season and three rounds of playoffs it all comes down to this. One game. Do or die for the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants in a Game 7 on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium. It doesn’t get much better than a decisive game ... Read More »

Oscar Taveras’ death overshadows Giants’ Game 5 win

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The San Francisco Giants moved one step closer to their third World Series title in five years on Sunday. But, whatever transpired on the field seemed a bit inconsequential to what happened down in the Dominican Republic earlier in the day, as St. Louis Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras ... Read More »

And the pendulum swings back toward San Francisco

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – How many times can the pendulum swing in one World Series? Kansas City entered the Fall Classic with more momentum than any team in the history of baseball. Then Madison Bumgarner happened. The Royals then put that behind them and showed exactly why they were in this spot, ... Read More »

Should Giants give Bumgarner the ball in game 4?

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Kansas City Royals came to San Francisco with one goal in mind. Get the series back to Kauffman Stadium. Mission accomplished. Kansas City jumped out to a three-run lead, then its filthy bullpen did the rest, as it held on for a 3-2 win over the San ... Read More »

Feature Friday: NBA 2014-15 subplots to watch for

By Jim Brighters, NBA Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – As we are set to embark on another 82- game marathon, this season really leaves little in the way of fascinating story lines.Sure, there is one huge one and there will be more on that later. It’s not a big surprise that it involves someone referred to as LBJ ... Read More »

Royals follow familiar script to even series

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants are in the World Series because of their bullpens. In Game 2 on Wednesday one of those units delivered, the other did not and now the best-of-seven set will head to the Bay Area tied at a game apiece. Kansas ... Read More »

Big Game Bumgarner delivers in Game 1

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – One pitcher came into the World Series with a reputation for pitching well in big games. The other was James Shields. San Francisco left-hander Madison Bumgarner continued to cement his status as the best postseason pitcher in baseball on Tuesday, as he gave up one run over seven ... Read More »

Geno’s best isn’t good enough for Rex

By John McMullen, NFL Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Rex Ryan and the New York Jets got the “Good Geno” on Thursday night and it still wasn’t enough in a heartbreaking 27-25 loss to the New England Patriots.  Smith didn’t throw an interception for the first time this season, made good decisions throughout, and even used his mobility ... Read More »