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Rangers buy out Richards

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Rangers have bought out the contract of forward Brad Richards. The club assumed the final six years of the nine-year, $60 million deal Richards signed in 2011. TSN Canada reported earlier Friday that Richards will receive $12.6 million through the 2025-26 NHL season as part of the buyout. He will also receive ... Read More »

World No. 1 Nadal has tough road to Wimbledon title

Wimbledon, England (SportsNetwork.com) – Top-ranked Rafael Nadal made a pair of hasty exits in the previous two Wimbledon championships, and he was dealt another tough draw this time around. The two-time champion has a possible second-round rematch with Czech Lukas Rosol, who bludgeoned the mighty Spaniard at that same stage on the famed grass at the All England Club two ... Read More »

Appellate court gives NFLPA life in collusion suit

St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) – The NFL Players Association can continue a lawsuit against the NFL, which claimed the league instituted a secret salary cap for the 2010 season. An appellate court has reversed a decision by a district court that denied the union’s claims. The lawsuit, filed in 2012, stems from the 2010 season when teams were not bound ... Read More »

Yankees continue home dominance over Blue Jays

(Thursday, June 19) Final Score: New York 6, Toronto 4 Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Carlos Beltran knocked in two runs to back a strong start from David Phelps, and the New York Yankees maintained their home supremacy of the Toronto Blue Jays with a 6-4 win to complete a three-game sweep. Phelps (3-4) went seven innings and allowed two runs on ... Read More »

Wheeler, Mets blank Marlins

Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Zack Wheeler tossed the first shutout of his career, helping the New York Mets blank the Miami Marlins, 1-0, in the opener of a four-game set on Thursday. The 24-year-old Wheeler had given up four runs in consecutive losses to San Francisco and San Diego in his previous two starts before bouncing back in a big ... Read More »

Altidore won’t play for U.S. against Portugal

Manaus, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) – American striker Jozy Altidore, as expected, will miss Sunday’s World Cup match against Portugal because of a left hamstring strain. U.S. Soccer made it official on Thursday, but added that forward Clint Dempsey and defender Matt Besler are fit and available for the Group G contest. Altidore was hurt during the first half of the opener ... Read More »

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 »

Citi hosts third annual Fisher House Benefit Softball Game with Mets legends Doc Gooden and John Franco

(Wednesday, June 19) Flushing, NY (NYSportscene.com)  Citi hosted the third annual Fisher House Benefit Softball Game at Citi Field with Mets legends Doc Gooden and John Franco, as well as heroic military veterans from the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team. The event is part of Citi’s  ongoing commitment to American veteran and military families.   Fans that purchased tickets to the event received a ... Read More »

Djokovic gets top seed over Nadal at Wimbledon

Wimbledon, England (SportsNetwork.com) – Wimbledon did things its way on Wednesday by installing former top-ranked star Novak Djokovic as its top seed above world No. 1 stalwart Rafael Nadal, while defending champion Andy Murray was seeded third ahead of seven-time champ Roger Federer. The All England Club gave the top billing to Djokovic, the 2011 champion and 2013 runner-up, by ... Read More »

USA wins in thrilling fashion versus Ghana 2-1

(Monday, June 16) Final Score: United States 2, Ghana 1 Natal, Brazil (SportsNetwork.com) – The United States exorcised some major demons on Monday as John Anthony Brooks netted a late winner to hand the Americans a thrilling 2-1 victory over Ghana in Group G play at the Arena das Dunas. Ghana had beaten the Americans in each of the past two ... Read More »