There’s a new division in town and all the local hockey teams are playing a part in it. The Metropolitan Division takes the majority of its teams from the Atlantic Division, while adding some new teams to the mix.
One of the new division rivals, the Capitals, starts its season Tuesday against the Blackhawks, while the others hit the ice throughout the week. Here’s a breakdown of the division,... » more
The Rangers enter the 2013-14 campaign with a new coach and virtually the same group of players from last season's sixth-place conference finish. Alain Vigneault replaces the volatile John Tortorella and will have to implement a new style of play, while always answering for the ever-high expectations that come with coaching in New York. Here are three keys to the Rangers' season, which begins Thursday... » more
The Central Division clearly was the cream of the National League crop throughout the regular season, so it's no surprise that the NL wild-card game is between division rivals Cincinnati and Pittsburgh.
Whichever team wins Tuesday night's postseason game, the first hosted by the Pirates since George Bush -- the elder one -- sat in the Oval Office, will advance to face the Central's top birds,... » more
Toronto was selected as the host of the National Basketball Association's 2016 All-Star Game, marking the first time the showcase event will be held outside of the United States, the league said on Monday.
Top players representing the NBA's Eastern and Western Conferences will tip off at the Air Canada Centre, home of the Toronto Raptors, on February 14, capping a weekend that includes the... » more
Baseball's immortals often become synonymous with numbers that evoke their greatness as players.
For Joe DiMaggio, it would be 56 -- the number of consecutive games in which he got a hit. For Babe Ruth, it was 714 -- the number of home runs he clouted in his career.
Now that Mariano Rivera has closed his final game -- as well as his career -- his number will forever be 652. That's how... » more
Here are players worth starting/sitting as we enter Week 4.
-- Darren McFadden (RB, Raiders) The Raiders aren’t as bad as everyone thought they’d be. McFadden should be able to gash the pathetic Redskins defense.
-- Tony Romo (QB, Cowboys) The Cowboys seem to be hitting their stride leading into a matchup against the worst pass defense in the league (Chargers).
-- Julius... » more
Let me get this straight: Even with Robinson Cano posting his usual MVP-caliber numbers, the Yankees failed to reach the postseason. And he wants the largest contract in baseball history? Ca-no thank you.
Time and again, elite ballplayers are proving it’s a bad idea to give lucrative, super-long-term contracts to players over the age of 30. Alex Rodriguez in 2008 and Albert Pujols in 2011... » more
Hosting duties for the National Basketball Association's 2015 All-Star Game will be shared between the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets, the league said on Wednesday.
The newly renovated Madison Square Garden, home to the Knicks, will host the midseason exhibition on Feb. 15 while the $1 billion Barclays Center, which opened a year ago and is home to the Nets, will showcase the popular slam... » more
Every year, there are a few players who exceed expectations at the start of the NFL season. This week we’ll break down the biggest breakout performers at each of the core fantasy positions:
Michael Vick (QB, Eagles) Chip Kelly’s offense has unleashed a version of Vick capable of outscoring every other fantasy player in the league. While he brings as much risk as anyone else, Vick’s upside... » more
After a career of unparalleled success in finishing games, Mariano Rivera stood out before the start of one yesterday. He stood in Monument Park, a few steps from the Yankees’ bullpen, and received a massive standing ovation as his No. 42 officially was retired by his team.
So the most famous and accomplished closer in baseball history thus closed out his farewell tour in grand style, before... » more