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NFL best bets spread odds picks Patriots Jaguars Eagles Vikings

Here’s who should prevail, both straight up and against the spread, in the NFL Conference Championships.    Jacksonville Jaguars @ New England Patriots (-9.5)  The Patriots, making their NFL-record seventh straight Conference Championship appearance, are deserved favorites...

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 8:36am

NFL rumors: Possible QB options for Jets in 2018 not in draft

With a rag-tag looking roster and little hope, the New York Jets surprised the masses in 2017 by pulling out a 5-11 record when they were expected to win two or three games at most.  Much of the credit has to do with the head coaching of Todd Bowles and his ability to get the most out of his...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 3:40pm

Mel Kiper Jr.: Giants go Josh Rosen, Jets Minkah Fitzpatrick

The czar of the NFL draft has his first mock out and it has some predictability for the New York Giants along with a surprise selection for the New York Jets. Mel Kiper rolled out his first mock draft on Thursday,  a move that was met with plenty of hype by ESPN. Kiper’s mocks are among...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 2:41pm

Patriots Jaguars AFC Championship: Who has the edge?

You won't find two more different pedigrees this millennium than the ones you'll find in this year's AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars.  For the seventh-straight season, the Patriots are playing for a conference title and looking to...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 12:31pm

NFL GM: Patriots will win, Eagles stumble in Championship Games

A wild weekend of upsets and crazy finishes made for a tremendous slate of games during the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs. A weekend that made one league general manager shake his head. This time a week ago, one general manager spoke to Metro and gave his picks for the weekend…picks...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 11:18am

Pantorno: Rangers should start to consider trading Henrik Lundqvist

His prime might have come and gone, but New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist's brilliance remains present through the passing years.  On Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers, the 35-year-old etched his name into the record books by earning his 20th win of the season to help...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:45pm

Mets rumors: Projected 2018 Opening Day lineup

Things are slowly coming together for the New York Mets, who have begun to address crucial needs that will decide whether or not they're contenders in the National League East or not.  Over the past week, they have made their two biggest moves of the offseason as they signed right fielder...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:52pm

MLB trade rumors: Josh Harrison to Mets for Brandon Nimmo, others?

The New York Mets lost out on veteran center fielder Andrew McCutchen, who was dealt to the San Francisco Giants on Monday from the Pittsburgh Pirates.  While the Mets were linked with the 2013 NL MVP, it was revealed on Tuesday night that they were a lot closer than originally thought....

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:15pm

Metro Sports Debate: The state of the NFL QB is piss poor in 2018 - or is it?

Matt Burke – Metro Boston: We began this conversation as a debate about who would wind up winning Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, but there was far too much agreement. Even Philly Sports Editor Evan Macy said he was afraid he’d agree with me far too much on my Patriots points, given that...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 2:58pm

Knicks Frank Ntilikina starting to look like triple-double threat

It was a given that New York Knicks rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina was going to take some time to develop upon his arrival to the NBA. But after Monday afternoon's 119-104 win over the Brooklyn Nets, the organization got a glimpse of what the French product could become.  The 19-year-...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 12:27pm

Dyer: Giants, Jets could have a Vikings feel in 2018

Time to give this offseason a Viking clap for New York’s football teams, both of which might have a very purple and gold feel to them this offseason. Fresh off Sunday’s shocking last-play, last-gasp win over the New Orleans Saints, the Minnesota Vikings are suddenly in-demand. That Pat...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 11:42am

Islanders rookie Mathew Barzal continuing to dominate

New York Islanders rookie center Mathew Barzal continues to amaze us.  When I use the word "us," I'm not talking about the New York media or Islanders fans. I'm talking about the NHL community — from players to fans, to coaches, to management — from here to...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 11:26am

2018 NFL mock drafts have Giants taking Rosen, Jets all over

There is an awful lot of consensus already around who the New York Giants take in this year’s NFL draft. There isn’t that same level of agreement when it comes to the New York Jets, not at all. Mock drafts everywhere seem locked in on the fact that not only will the Giants go...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 7:06pm

Chris Jericho between New Japan pro wrestling and WWE Royal Rumble

Chris Jericho has never been afraid of exploring new paths in his career. As he documents in his first book, “A Lion’s Tale: Around the World in Spandex,” Jericho is no stranger to tapping into unfamiliar territory.   With a career spanning the globe, from Canada to Mexico...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 5:50pm

NBA on MLK Day: Knicks Nets score, highlights reaction

The New York Knicks' three-game losing streak is no more after a 119-104 victory over their crosstown rivals, the Brooklyn Nets, on Monday afternoon from the Barclays Center.    A dominant display during the fourth quarter fueled by Michael Beasley ensured the Knicks wouldn't...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 5:34pm

NFL rumors: Giants to hire Pat Shurmur as head coach

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported on Monday that Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is expected to be named the next head coach of the New York Giants.  Shurmur is currently preparing for the NFC Championship Game against the Philadelphia Eagles, which means the Giants...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 3:43pm

MLB trade rumors: Mets, Yankees could land Travis Shaw

The Milwaukee Brewers are continuing their pursuit of free-agent third baseman Mike Moustakas, who is coming off a career season in which he hit 38 home runs and knocked in 85 runs with the Kansas City Royals.  Their interest in Moustakas could pay off well for either New York team, as the...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 12:32pm

John Tavares Islanders contract update: "I want to stay on LI"

Sure, the New York Islanders have to deal with contending for a postseason spot in a loaded Metropolitan Division while waiting to find out where they'll be playing their games while their new home at Belmont Park is being developed. But in the back of everyone's mind — players,...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 11:56am

NHL trade rumors: Rangers selling Nash, Zuccarello, more?

The NHL's mandatory bye week did not treat the New York Rangers so well. In their two games back from a five-day break, the Blueshirts have gotten stomped by two divisional rivals. First, it was a 7-2 thrashing at home at the hands of the New York Islanders before going to Pittsburgh and...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 11:36am

Marc Malusis: The Yankees should NOT sign Yu Darvish

Here is my message for Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman. There is no need to rush into anything at this stage of the offseason. Stick to the plan. Get under the luxury tax threshold and continue to provide opportunities for the young players from a revamped farm system that continues to...

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 3:38pm