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Rangers D Kevin Klein retires

Defenseman Kevin Klein, who spent the past three-plus seasons with the New York Rangers, announced his retirement on Friday after a 12-year NHL career with the Nashville Predators and Blueshirts.  He released a statement shortly after his announcement: "I would like to thank both the...

Friday, July 7, 2017 - 10:48am

The Tom Brady diet: Does he drink alcohol, beer?

Go back to Tom Brady's sloppy Tara Reid days, and the guy liked to party. He and Lawyer Milloy were killing it at The Roxy in 2002. When you're 23-years-old, you can eat and drink just about anything and get away with it. Fast-forward 17 years and Brady is knocking on the doorstep of 40....

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 6:26pm

'Sports Movie Night' a star-studded affair for Philly die-hards

Talking about sports is as much a Philadelphia institution as watching the games are. And helping those in the City of Brotherly Love who need it is a Philadelphia institution as well. Metro and WIP's Glen Macnow, along with on-air partner Ray Didinger have combined the two to create a can...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 6:10pm

Flyers Development Camp 2017 guide

Are you planning on attending one of the on-ice sessions this weekend? Here’s a good way to sound smart with your friends as you either sit in the bleachers or jostle for position along the glass with hundreds of fans in the orange and black: The jersey numbers to know: Forwards 54 -...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 6:02pm

It's time for Phillies to call up Scott Kingery

The Phillies are known to take a patient approach with its prospects, which often leads to the debate among fans as to whether it’s better for a 20-something-year-old to mash in the minors knowing a call-up likely isn’t coming regardless or to give that kid a taste of the majors to...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 5:32pm

WWE Talk: Great Balls of Fire wrestling PPV preview

This Sunday is the Great Ball of Fire Pay-Per-View and the wrestling world still can’t believe they really went with that name. It just doesn’t make much sense. There are so many questions. What do great balls of fire have to do with wrestling? Is it innuendo? When is WWE Crocodile...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 2:53pm

MLS Notebook: Honda to LAFC; Edoa in Seattle

With the summer transfer window for MLS ready to open in mere days, a number of teams are lining up to make additions for the stretch run in a season that has seen unbelievable parity, leading to what is a very crowded playoff picture at the moment...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 2:23pm

For the Mets, the Bartolo Colon watch is on

You would be hard pressed to find much excitement surrounding the New York Mets this summer given the way their 2017 season has unfolded in disastrous fashion. But on Thursday, there has been a glimmer of hope in the form of a pudgy pitcher that could very well make his return to Queens. ...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 1:56pm

2018 NFL mock drafts suggest Giants won't make playoffs

Minicamp is barely a couple of weeks completed and training camp is not quite here but the mocks for the 2018 NFL Draft are in full-effect. And there is plenty of unison and yet division when it comes to the discussion about the New York Giants.   Division, in part, because the mock drafts...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 1:01pm

Carmelo Anthony - Celtics NBA trade rumors

It would take gutting the non-superstar portion of their roster, but would the Celtics still be interested in a trade for Carmelo Anthony after acquiring Gordon Hayward? The Celtics entered Tier 2 of the NBA hierarchy this week, joining the Cavaliers and the Spurs. But if they truly want to...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 12:54pm

Why haven't the Islanders extended John Tavares' contract yet?

We are six days into the NHL's free agency period and the New York Islanders have not extended captain John Tavares' contract yet.  For a franchise steeped in mediocrity for the better part of the last three decades, Tavares has been the best thing that's happened to the Islanders...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 12:36pm

Geno Smith in beast mode with Giants

Geno Smith is apparently in full-fledged beast mode, the New York Giants quarterback posting on social media this week several images that show an offseason of hard work.   Smith, a second-round pick of the New York Jets in 2013, was often criticized by media and the fans for allegedly being...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 11:48am

NBA Rumors: Knicks in on Rajon Rondo, Marcus Smart?

It was common knowledge that point guard Frank Ntilikina was not going to be ready to start in the NBA when the New York Knicks selected him eighth overall in the draft at the end of June.  With the team looking as though they will let Derrick Rose walk in free agency, the Knicks are still...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 11:39am

Diego Maradona parties hard amid sex scandal

Argentinian soccer legend Diego Maradona continues his ugly fall from grace. Russian journalist Ekaterina Nadolskaya accused the 56-year-old of sexually harassing her in his hotel room shortly after the Confederations Cup final on Sunday between Germany and Chile.  That hasn't deterred...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 11:06am

NBA Summer League TV schedule (start time)

A glance at the schedule for the NBA Utah and Orlando Summer League with TV start times. All games are broadcast on NBATV. All times Eastern Standard.   Wednesday, July 5 Magic vs. Knicks at Amway Center in Orlando (5 p.m., NBATV) Celtics vs. Spurs at Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City (7 p...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 4:37pm

Jackie Bradley Jr. powering 'small ball' Red Sox

Over the long Fourth of July weekend, the Red Sox (49-35) played their best baseball of the season and opened up a four game lead over the Yankees in the AL East. Unlike previous hot blips in the 2017 season, this time the Boston bats were the driving force in the win streak. The Sox averaged a...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 4:05pm

Jaromir Jagr, Thomas Vanek good fits for Bruins in NHL free agency

As has been the case for the better part of 15 years, it’s a great time to be a sports fan in New England. The Red Sox are starting to look like one of the best teams in MLB. The Celtics got their main target in free agency as they landed Gordon Hayward. And when the Patriots start training...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 3:39pm

Sorry Yankees fans, Gary Sanchez shouldn't be in the Home Run Derby

Logan Morrison of the Tampa Bay Rays made headlines by making his feelings known about this year's Home Run Derby lineup, in particular, the presence of New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez.  "Gary shouldn't be there. He's a great player, but he shouldn't be in the Home...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:30pm

NBA trade rumors: Celtics - Anthony Davis a possibility?

The Boston Celtics took a giant step forward on Tuesday in their quest to become an NBA super team, but they are still one big trade away (Anthony Davis?) from truly being able to go toe-to-toe with the Golden State Warriors. The Davis to the Celtics rumors have been whispered about for a few...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:28pm

Does Lonzo Ball really need a reality TV show right now?

What a time to be alive. Over the past few years, I've learned that if you act like a boisterous buffoon long enough, you will be rewarded with a lot of money and maybe even a show on TV or the internet.  LaVar Ball was the latest to reap the rewards of his, let's say, quirkiness, as...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 1:55pm