The world’s top pound-for-pound pugilist is back in action Saturday night as Floyd Mayweather takes on Robert Guerrero with the WBC and The Ring welterweight belts up for grabs at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The polarizing Mayweather has yet to taste defeat in his career, much to the dismay of his detractors of which there are many. He’s brash, and he’s been embroiled in legal troubles — he... » more
It’s easy to get behind a favorite for the Kentucky Derby. After all, the horse is favored for a reason: It has a great chance to win on paper. Or does it?
Since morning line favorite Spectacular Bid won The Run of the Roses in 1979, only two other morning line favorites have won the race. With that in mind, here are some horses worth taking a look at for Saturday’s race other than Orb (7-2... » more
Back in September, postseason hockey wasn’t a guarantee. But after a late start and a 48-game schedule, 16 teams are left to compete for Lord Stanley’s Cup. The Rangers and Islanders are among them, but none of the Eastern Conference first-round series begin until Wednesday. Three series begin in the Western Conference Tuesday night. Here’s our take:
No. 1 Chicago Blackhawks (36-7-5, 77 pts)... » more
The day was bound to arrive sooner or later.
After rumors of several current NFL players considering coming out as gay, it was the NBA’s Jason Collins who stepped out Monday.
It’s a huge deal in the world of sports for a male athlete still pursuing a professional playing career in one of the four major leagues to announce his homosexuality, but the climate is changing. Some day, it won’t... » more
UPDATED 7:42 p.m.: Before Monday many never heard of Jason Collins, but today he just might be the most influential player in sports.
Collins, a 12-year NBA veteran, became the first active major male American athlete in a team sport to come out of the closet.
Almost immediately after Collins' Sports Illustrated essay hit the Web Monday, LGBT groups and supporters praised the 34-year-old... » more
While the free agent landscape still features some talented players, the odds are that the Jets’ Opening Day roster will be made up of players currently in the fold now that the NFL draft is in the rearview mirror.
With that in mind, here’s how the offense could shape up in Week 1 against the Buccaneers:
QUARTERBACK The selection of Geno Smith in the second round likely signals the end... » more
To anyone who has felt or will feel slighted by my priorities at this time of year, I apologize.
I’ve skipped parties and burned vacation days. I’ve flat-out told people that I will never be able to make other plans with them the last Thursday, Friday and Saturday of each April.
The NFL draft comes first.
See, I’ve been attending the draft since I was in college. That first year,... » more
Time is running out on the Rangers, who sit in eighth place and are one point ahead of ninth-place Winnipeg in the Eastern Conference.
If the postseason is going to return to the Garden, the Rangers need one of the following: two points however they can get them over their last two games or a regulation loss by the Jets in their final game Thursday night.
The Rangers missed out on a... » more
The Mets sent down struggling Kirk Nieuwenhuis Tuesday before their game against the Dodgers at Citi Field. Juan Lagares was called up to take his place in the outfield.
Nieuwenhuis is hitting a paltry .125 in 16 at-bats this season. He was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.
The 24-year-old Lagares posted a .346 batting average with three home runs in 78 at-bats with Las Vegas.... » more
Nets coach P.J. Carlesimo said yesterday his team is “not uncomfortable playing on the road.” Good thing, too, because the team can’t win its series against the Bulls unless it earns at least one win in Chicago.
For the first time since joining the NBA in 1976, the Nets won more games than they lost away from home. They sport a 23-18 record when playing outside of Brooklyn during the regular... » more