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Yankees take opener with Indians

(Monday, July 7) Final Score: New York 5, Cleveland 3 Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – Shane Greene was solid in his first major league start and he came out a winner as the New York Yankees held on to beat the Cleveland Indians 5-3 in the opener of a four-game set at Progressive Field. Greene (1-0), making his second big league appearance, ... 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 »

Braves eye bounce back effort vs. Mets

(SportsNetwork.com) – The Atlanta Braves will try to get back into the win column when they start a four-game series against the New York Mets Monday at Citi Field. The Braves had a nine-game winning streak come to a close with Sunday’s 3-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the finale of a three-game series at Turner Field. Chris Johnson ... 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 »

Yanks survive Twins’ comeback bid

(Sunday, July 6) Final Score: New York 9, Minnesota 7 Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) – Jacoby Ellsbury belted a three-run homer and finished with four RBI, as the New York Yankees survived after building a sizeable lead to beat the Minnesota Twins 9-7 at Target Field. The Yankees led 9-0 after the top of the fourth, but the Twins mounted a ... 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 »

New York Yankees Notes: Acquire McCarthy, Designate Soriano

Yankees acquire Brandon McCarthy from Diamondbacks Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) – The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired left- handed pitcher Vidal Nuno from the New York Yankees for right-handed pitcher Brandon McCarthy and cash considerations on Sunday. Nuno went 2-5 with a 5.42 ERA in 17 games (14 starts) for the Yankees this season. The left-hander made his MLB debut last season and ... Read More »

Yanks eye series win against Twins

(SportsNetwork.com) – The Minnesota Twins will attempt to salvage a split of this weekend’s four-game set with the New York Yankees, when the teams meet up at Target Field on Sunday afternoon. The Twins dropped the first two games of the series, but pulled out a 2-1 victory in 11 innings on Saturday. With the score locked at 1-1 in ... Read More »