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
Here are three players worth starting/sitting as we enter Week 3:
Start: -- Vincent Jackson (WR, Bucs) He has been an unstoppable force through two weeks despite the chaos and inconsistency surrounding him in Tampa Bay. -- Matt Stafford (QB, Lions) Stafford should be able to punish the putrid Redskins pass defense with a heavy dose of Megatron. -- Jacquizz Rodgers (RB, Falcons) With Steven... » more
The Islanders won't be calling Barclays Center their home until the 2015-16 season, but Brooklyn puck fans will get their first taste on Saturday when the team hosts the Devils for a preseason game at the arena.
The game will be the first major league hockey game in Brooklyn in the borough's history, and the excitement is already buzzing. More than 11,000 tickets have been sold for Saturday's... » more
It is always dangerous to rush to conclusions based on a small sample size. However, the NFL season is so short that it is important to make some quick decisions of who is worth sticking with and who you need to downgrade, even when you only have two weeks of play complete.
At the QB position, there is still reason for optimism if you have Tom Brady (Patriots) or Russell Wilson (Seahawks)... » more
It might be a baseball game about nothing -- and not just because the Mets are playing.
Jerry Seinfeld is set to join Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez in the announcer's booth for Tuesday's Mets game against the San Francisco Giants.
Seinfeld, 59, is a lifelong Mets fan -- the team was a constant presence on "Seinfeld" -- and has joined the booth as a guest analyst... » more
After a thrilling Week 1, there is a lot to take in. While your lineup is ultimately dependent on your team, here are three players to consider starting and three players worth sitting in Week 2.
Start: -- Maurice Jones-Drew (RB, Jaguars) Don’t overreact to his Week 1 performance; expect MJD to run all over the Raiders. -- Robert Griffin III (QB, Redskins) The Packers game could turn into... » more
The best brother tandem in pro sports will once again face off on Sunday when Eli Manning leads the Giants against older brother Peyton’s Broncos. Much like the lead-up to last week’s Buccaneers-Jets game that was dominated by Darrelle Revis’ homecoming, the Mannings rule the conversation heading into the Giants’ home opener. But there’s more going on this weekend than Manning Bowl III. Here’s a... » more
The Red Sox rivalry with the Yankees will take a break Sunday in honor of Mariano Rivera's impending retirement.
The Yankees' archrival announced Thursday that it will pay tribute to the 43-year-old reliever's last game at Fenway Park with a pregame ceremony.
Rivera will end his 16-year career with the Yanks at the end of the season. He has been honored at ballparks across the country... » more
Sunday wasn’t pretty, but Jets fans will take the season-opening victory against the Buccaneers with a smile on their faces. Although it’s far less likely Gang Green would have pulled out the “W” if not for a Tampa Bay penalty that set up the game-winning field goal, the team finds itself 1-0 entering a matchup against the hated Patriots.
Here are three keys to the Jets becoming the first... » more
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was placed on the 15-day disabled list with an injured ankle the Major League Baseball team said on Wednesday, effectively ending his season.
The move, which was made retroactive to Sunday, all but ends an injury-hit campaign for the Yankees captain who played just 17 games this season as he recovered from two ankle surgeries.
New York will have... » more