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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 »

New York Knicks 2014 Draft Preview

By Jim Brighters, NBA Editor, The Sports Network 2014 NY Knicks Draft picks: No picks (SportsNetwork.com) – This offseason is all about Carmelo Anthony for the New York Knicks. With no draft picks and coming off an awful season, the Knicks need their All- Star forward back in Madison Square Garden. Should he leave, Phil Jackson would have a massive ... Read More »

Injury bug troubling for the U.S.

By Chris Ravita, Soccer Editor, The Sports Network (SportsNetwork.com) – One of the biggest stories in the approach of the World Cup was the growing number of international stars who would be unable to compete due to injury. With each passing week, it seemed as though another world-class player had checked out from the tournament for whatever ailment, leaving his ... 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 »

World Cup 2014 Preview: Klinsmann’s ultimate U.S. report card

(SportsNetwork.com) – Judgement day is fast-approaching for U.S. Soccer’s Jurgen Klinsmann experiment. The German mastermind was hired by U.S. Soccer in 2011 to advance the sport following a few years of stagnant results in major tournaments. The United States broke out in a major way in the 2002 World Cup, ousting Mexico en route to a quarterfinal exit at the ... Read More »

Fisher’s Hiring Ushers in New for Knicks

By Ben Horney, Contributing Writer (NYSportscene.com) Will Derek Fisher be the NBA’s next great coach? Phil Jackson and the Knicks certainly think he has the potential, as they introduced Fisher on Tuesday morning after reportedly giving the recent retiree a five year contract worth $25 million. It’s far too early to know the answer to that question though, so to ... Read More »

Top Shelf: Lundqvist keeps Rangers alive

By Dan Di Sciullo, NHL Editor, The Sports Network New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Faced with the prospect of their Stanley Cup dreams officially coming to an end, the New York Rangers finally figured out how to protect a two-goal lead against the relentless Los Angeles Kings. It turns out Henrik Lundqvist was the answer all along. The man known ... Read More »

Rangers Reaction: Dan Mount Reviews Stanley Cup Final

By Dan Mount, Contributing Writer If the New York Rangers are going to stand a chance of winning the Stanley Cup, they’re going to have to rally from their own 0-2 hole. New York blew three two-goal leads en route to losing, 5-4, in double overtime to the Los Angeles Kings Saturday at Staples Center in game two of the ... Read More »