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Swisher helps Tribe beat Tanaka, Yanks

(Tuesday, July 8) Final Score: Cleveland 5, New York 3 Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – Nick Swisher blasted a go-ahead, two-run homer in the sixth inning and Michael Brantley contributed a solo shot with a pair of run-scoring doubles, as the Cleveland Indians knocked around Yankees rookie All-Star Masahiro Tanaka in a 5-3 victory over New York at Progressive Field. Tanaka (12-4) ... Read More »

Djokovic returns to the top

By Scott Riley, Tennis Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Despite being ranked No. 2 in the world a few weeks ago, Novak Djokovic was installed as the top seed at Wimbledon and did not disappoint at the latest fortnight. He killed two birds with one stone (or is it ball?) at The Championships, as he avoided losing in a ... Read More »

John Mackey Award unveils 2014 Preseason Watch List

The John Mackey Award, based out of Freeport, NY, announces the Top Contenders for the 2014 Award New York, N.Y. (July 8, 2014) – The John Mackey Award has released the 2014 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List. Given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end, the award recipient is selected by vote of the John Mackey Award Selection Committee and ... Read More »

Judge OKs NFL concussion settlement

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – A federal judge has granted preliminary approval of a revised settlement agreement between the NFL and former players who sued the league over concussions. The new deal, struck last month, would provide unlimited funds to retired players who suffer from neurocognitive illnesses and their families. U.S. District Court Judge Anita Brody wrote in her decision on ... Read More »

Knicks add Rambis to coaching staff

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Knicks have named Kurt Rambis an associate head coach. Rambis, a former assistant coach under New York president Phil Jackson in Los Angeles, will help new Knicks head coach Derek Fisher make the transition from player to the bench. Fisher retired after the conclusion of the 2013-14 season and took the Knicks’ ... Read More »

Derek Jeter makes 14th All-Star Game

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will retire as a 14-time All-Star. Jeff Samardzija? He was picked for the first time. One of them will get to take the field for next week’s game in Minneapolis. Samardzija has no choice but to watch. Jeter, the future Hall of Famer who has regularly received gifts and ... Read More »

Recker, Mets beat Rangers

(Sunday, July 6) Final Score: New York 8, Texas 4 Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Anthony Recker hit a three-run homer during a five-run first inning and the New York Mets beat the Texas Rangers, 8-4, in the rubber match of a three-game series. Kirk Nieuwenhuis added a solo homer and scored three runs for the Mets, who saw starter Zack ... Read More »

Djokovic outlasts Federer for second Wimbledon crown

London, England (SportsNetwork.com) – Novak Djokovic captured the Wimbledon title for the second time and denied Roger Federer a piece of history on Sunday at the All England Club. Djokovic dropped the first set in the blockbuster final and failed to serve it out in the fourth, but recovered to earn a 6-7 (7-9), 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 6-4 victory. ... Read More »

Kvitova beats Bouchard for second Wimbledon title

London, England (SportsNetwork.com) – Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic claimed her second Wimbledon title in four years with a straight-set victory over rising Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard in Saturday’s women’s final at the All England Club. The sixth-seeded Kvitova cruised past Bouchard, the No. 13 seed, by a 6-3, 6-0 margin in 55 minutes on Centre Court. The 6-foot ... Read More »

Yankees Quick Hits by Bryan Revello

7/5/2014 Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Friday that it’s “probably fair to say” CC Sabathia could miss the remainder of the season. And to make things even worse, microfracture surgery may be the only thing that will fix his degenerative knee which involves a long and painful rehab. This whole breakdown of CC physically is likely due to his massive ... Read More »