I couldnt even spell his name correctly on his goodbye cake. (Its Erick with a c or a k depending on ones reference point.)
Naming issues aside, we hail Erick Blasco today, sports intern at amNewYork since November. Today was Ericks final one at the office.
Only 20 years old, Erick shows a remarkable ability to analyze basketball... » more
The prevailing rumor at the moment is that Mark Jackson is the front-runner to become the next head coach of the Knicks. If he doesn't take the Knicks job, there are several other teams, such as the Bulls, who would love Jackson behind their bench.
While expectations might be low (how could they get lower than the eras of Isiah Thomas and Larry Brown), Knicks fans would likely prefer any candidate... » more
Now that A-Rod has reaggravated his quad injury (A-Quad anyone?), he's out of the lineup again tonight as the Yanks open a series at home against Detroit.
Also of note is the season debut of catcher Chris Stewart, who was called up after the injury of Jorge Posada.
Here's the line-up:
J. Damon CF
D. Jeter ss
B. Abreu rf
H. Matsui lf
J. Giambi dh
S.... » more
Roger Clemens had a 10-year affair with country songstress Mindy McCready, the New York Daily News is reporting.
The alleged affair began when the Rocket was still with the Boston Red Sox and McCready was only 15-years-old, the Daily News said.
The allegations surface as Clemens is in the midst of a bitter legal battle with former trainer Brian McNamee, after McNamee told George Mitchell... » more
After 252 picks and 15 hours, we finally have our draft class of 2008, from Jake Long at #1 to this year's Mr. Irrelevant, David Vobora of Idaho.
The later rounds are important in building the foundations of teams, and occasionally a diamond in the rough emerges.
The Jets look to repeat their late-round draft prowess, having selected Leon Washington and Jerricho Cotchery, amongst others,... » more
Day one of the NFL Draft was over and done in six hours, flying by in comparison to past drafts. The Jets and the Giants each made two selections:
New York Jets
Round 1, Pick 6
Vernon Gholston, DE, Ohio State
With Darren McFadden off the board at four, and Glenn Dorsey going to the Chiefs at five, the Jets selected the best remaining player in Gholston. A hybrid LB/DE, Gholston... » more
After a seemingly endless off-season (o.k. maybe it wasn't that long), football becomes the center of all sports conversation for the next two days, as the 2008 NFL Draft comes at you live from Radio City Music Hall.
The draft has been held in New York since 1965, and has been held in a number of famous locations, including Madison Square Garden, the Javits Center, and at Radio City since... » more
With the NFL Draft, live from Radio City Music Hall, just 3 days away, we look today at the Jake Long, the offensive tackle the Dolphins have already agreed to terms with and have declared as the number one pick of this year's draft.
The Dolphins' scouts went to all new levels to test some of Long's intangibles before signing him. For example, this is one of the tests they gave him for hand-eye... » more
Benny the Bull, the scarlet-furred symbol of my childhood loyalty to the Chicago Bulls, is being sued for a high-five gone quite wrong.
I wish I could tell you that the Bulls' mascot accidentally grabbed someone's butt upon missing their hand, but alas, Benny What??? He's not a bull? There's a real person underneath named Barry Anderson? grabbed the arm of oral surgeon Don Kalant... » more
Alex Rodriguez, the three-time MVP, became a D-A-D for the second time yesterday.
With A-Rod at her side, his wife, Cynthia, 34, gave birth to a 7-pound, 9-ounce girl in Miami, team officials said.
We are thrilled with the birth of our second daughter and the blessing of having two beautiful, healthy daughters in our lives, Rodriguez said.
The couple also has a 3-year-old... » more