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U.S. heads home after dramatic loss to Belgium

(Tuesday, July 1) Final Score: Brazil 2. USA 1 Salvador, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) – 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

(Sportsnetwork.com) – 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 (SportsNetwork.com) – 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 (SportsNetwork.com) – 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 (SportsNetwork.com) – 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 »

Mets not on the Money: Why the Chris Young signing is Moneyball at its worst

By Erik Berglund, Contributing Writer New York, NY (NYSportscene.com) – After three years of light spending, waiting out lots of dead money and rebuilding the farm system, Mets fans were told that 2014 would be the year that their team would return to contention.  Instead, they were understandably frustrated when general manager Sandy Alderson fielded a roster with a payroll ... Read More »

Team USA: It wasn’t easy, but job done nonetheless

By Brian Wright, Soccer Editor (SportsNetwork.com) – Raise your hand if you had the intestinal fortitude to pick the United States to advance out of Group G based on something other than blind optimism or patriotism. Yeah, me either. Often times, whether a nation advances to the round of 16 depends on the difficulty on their group draw, and Jurgen ... Read More »

Polanco powers Pirates past Mets

(Wednesday, June 26) Final Score: Pittsburgh 5, New York 2 Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Gregory Polanco drove in a career-high four runs and Vance Worley tossed seven effective innings in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 5-2 victory over the New York Mets at PNC Park. Polanco belted his second major league homer as part of a 2-for-3 night to lead Pittsburgh offensively, ... Read More »

Knicks ship Chandler, Felton to Mavs

Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – Tyson Chandler, who helped the Dallas Mavericks to their only NBA championship three years ago, has rejoined the team as part of a six-player trade with the New York Knicks. The deal was consummated Wednesday. Guard Raymond Felton will be joining Chandler in Dallas, with the Knicks receiving point guard Jose Calderon, veteran center Samuel Dalembert, ... Read More »