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Isles agree to 4-year deals with Grabovski, Kulemin

Uniondale, NY ( – The New York Islanders waited until Day 2 of free agency to make headline-worthy moves, inking forwards Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin to separate four-year contracts on Wednesday. No financial terms of the deals were disclosed, but Newsday reported that Grabovski will earn $20 million for the duration and Kulemin’s coffers will be filled with $16.75 ... Read More »

U.S. soccer needs a Derek Jeter

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA ( – Now that the United States has been eliminated from the World Cup, can we all stop pretending that we are into soccer? Don’t get me wrong, I was as into Tuesday’s match, game, whatever, as much as anyone, but I am probably not going to watch another soccer game that ... Read More »

Teheran shuts down Mets, Braves win 7th straight

(Wednesday, July 2) Final Score: Atlanta 3, New York 1 Atlanta, GA ( – Julio Teheran’s seven strong innings set the tone for the Atlanta Braves’ seventh consecutive victory, a 3-1 decision over the New York Mets that completed a three-game series sweep. Teheran (8-5) yielded just one run on four hits and three walks in another impressive outing for the ... Read More »

Nets waste no time, hire Hollins

Brooklyn, NY ( – The Brooklyn Nets reached an agreement in principle with Lionel Hollins to become the team’s new head coach on Wednesday. The announcement comes just days after Jason Kidd’s abrupt departure after one season with Brooklyn. Kidd, a former Nets point guard who just completed his rookie year as a coach, reportedly wanted a larger role in ... Read More »

Bullpen lifts Braves past Mets

(Tuesday, July 1) Final Score: Atlanta 5, New York 4 Atlanta, GA ( – The Braves bullpen tossed 4 2/3 innings of scoreless, one-hit ball as Atlanta defeated the New York Mets, 5-4, in the middle test of a three-game set. Mike Minor exited with one out in the fifth after he allowed four runs on nine hits and a ... Read More »

U.S. heads home after dramatic loss to Belgium

(Tuesday, July 1) Final Score: Brazil 2. USA 1 Salvador, Brazil ( – The United States’ World Cup journey came to a heartbreaking end on Tuesday as the Stars and Stripes suffered a 2-1 extra time defeat to Belgium at the Arena Fonte Nova. Jurgen Klinsmann’s side accomplished its initial goal in Brazil by advancing out of the supposed “Group of ... Read More »

Free Agency Notes: Rangers, Islanders, Devils and more

( – Free Agency notes. New York Rangers Notes The New York Rangers have retained veteran center and 2014 Bill Masterson Trophy recipient Dominic Moore with a reported two-year contract on Tuesday’s opening day of free agency.  The Chicago Blackhawks have signed center Brad Richards. Richards earned $9 million last season in the midst of a lucrative nine- year deal ... Read More »

Rays top Yanks in 12 innings

(Monday, June 30) Final Score: Tampa Bay 4, New York 3 Bronx, NY ( – Logan Forsythe’s RBI single scored Brandon Guyer in the top of the 12th inning, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-3 win over the New York Yankees on Monday in the opener of a three-game series. The Rays bounced back after Brian Roberts tied the ... Read More »

Braves rally late to top Mets

(Monday, June 30) Final Score: Atlanta 5, New York 3 Atlanta, GA ( – Freddie Freeman walked three times and finished with two RBI in the Atlanta Braves’ 5-3 win over the New York Mets on Monday. Alex Wood struck out seven and gave up three runs in six innings for the Braves, winners of a season-high fifth straight game following ... Read More »

Charles, Liberty edge Sun

New York, NY ( – Tina Charles led the New York Liberty with 14 points and five rebounds to a 67-65 victory over the Connecticut Sun on Sunday. Cappie Pondexter also had 14 points and Plenette Pierson added 12 off the bench for the Liberty, who have won two of their last three. Chiney Ogwumike netted a game-high 22 points ... Read More »