It’s been an eventful 10 years in the city. New Yorkers have seen three of its major sports teams crowned as champions and at least a few moments of true sports heartache. Star athletes have brought both fame and shame to their names as well as their teams. A city with as much activity as this one can’t be limited to listing only the 10 biggest sports stories of the past 10 years, but doubling that... » more
It's been an eventful 10 years of sports. New Yorkers have seen three champions crowned and at least a few moments of true sports heartache. Star athletes have brought both fame and shame to their names as well as to their teams. A city with as much activity as this one can't be limited to listing only the 10 biggest sports stories, but doubling that number makes sense. Here's amNewYork's list:
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A pessimistic Giants fan will say the season already is over. The optimist will point out that, even at 0-5 and entering a short-week matchup against the Bears in Chicago, the team is just two games out of first place in the NFC East. A win Thursday night won't do much to change their situation overnight, but coach Tom Coughlin likely would take any signs of progress at this point. Win or lose,... » more
We are in the middle of a TE revolution.
As the position has evolved, the blocking tight end has made way for a new breed of jump ball specialist who has honed his craft on a basketball court rather than a football field. This has had a huge impact on the world of fantasy football, where the owners getting the most out of the position will likely win championships. Savvy fantasy players should... » more
Here are three players worth starting/sitting as we enter Week 5:
Eli Manning (QB, Giants)
Expect everyone on the struggling Giants offense to turn it around in a great matchup against the Eagles this week.
Ray Rice (RB, Ravens)
He looks healthy and should be able to bounce back this week as long as he gets enough carries against the Dolphins.
Antonio Gates... » more
The time has come. After years of meticulously trimming payroll and skimping on signing anyone not named David Wright to a big-time contract, the Mets are ready to spend to make the team better. Judging by the 2013 results, it's about time.
It's not all bad for the Mets. They have a franchise third baseman (Wright), a young catcher they're committed to (Travis d'Arnaud) and plenty of team-controlled... » more
No offense, Pittsburgh fans. Offense, in this case, refers to the ability to score runs.
That's what it comes down to in the Pirates' NLDS matchup against the NL Central-rival Cardinals, who tied for tops in baseball with 97 wins during the regular season.
Much of their success derives from the fact that St. Louis, which hosts Game 1 on Thursday (TBS, 5 p.m.), was the NL's top-scoring... » more
October baseball doesn't have nearly the same luster in New York City without the Yankees in the mix. What fans must ask after a season like the one that just ended is this: Will this be the norm going forward?
Legitimate concerns about the age and health of this team proved to be true in 2013 as most of the key hitters spent significant time on the disabled list. With the retirements of safety... » more
The toughest position to predict week in and week out is usually WR. While QBs and RBs are likely to touch the ball every week, receivers can be the go-to guy one week and then completely faze out of the offense the next.
One reason for this is that no position is as dependent on the QB as the WR. When the QB struggles, his WRs struggle too. Thus, talented players like Cecil Shorts (Jaguars),... » more
The Indians are hot in Cleveland. Winners of 10 games in a row, the Tribe managed to avoid a complicated three-team tie for the two wild-card spots. Instead, the Rays and Rangers duked it out on Monday in a play-in game, with Tampa Bay earning the final AL wild card berth.
Now, the Rays find themselves in another one-game playoff tonight against the Indians, with a spot in the ALDS against... » more