Sports

Red-hot Bruins keep finding ways to win games

They can’t all be masterpieces, but what matters most in sports are the final results. Right now, the Bruins (39-17-9) are the hottest team in the NHL. After Saturday’s mostly actionless 1-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils at TD Garden, Boston extended its point streak to a whopping 16 games (...

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 9:42am

Playoff standing in trouble for struggling Nets

Things are suddenly feeling a bit tighter around the Barclays Center.    The Brooklyn Nets, who have surprised plenty by surpassing last season's win total in February and remaining a fixture in the Eastern Conference playoff race, have encountered some choppier waters as of late....

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 8:33am

Giants 2019 NFL Draft rumors: Dwayne Haskins stock stays high

Amidst the 2019 NFL Combine in Indianapolis, the New York Giants got their first chance to get an up-close-and-personal look at a potential draft target in Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins.    The 21-year-old right-hander was put on full display on Saturday, partaking in a series...

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 7:57am

Bruins should have traded for Wayne Simmonds: Picard

It’s always a good thing to be active at the trade deadline, especially if you’re in the buyer’s market. The Boston Bruins were just that, acquiring two offensive pieces prior to Monday’s 3 p.m. deadline. The first trade was made last Wednesday, as the B’s added 26-year-old forward Charlie Coyle...

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 3:48pm

Islanders beat down Maple Leafs in John Tavares return

The highly-anticipated return of the disgraced golden boy turned into a massacre on Hempstead Turnpike.    In his first game back on Long Island against his former team after shunning them in free agency seven months ago, John Tavares and the Toronto Maple Leafs were steamrolled by the...

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 12:32am

Report: Phillies sign Bryce Harper to blockbuster contract

As spring training continues to press on in both Arizona and Florida, we can finally report that the everlasting Bryce Harper sweepstakes have come to an end. According to multiple reports, the Philadelphia Phillies have signed superstar outfielder Bryce Harper to a blockbuster 13-year, $330...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 5:21pm

NFL rumors: Eagles open to trading Nelson Agholor

Throughout the early stages of this offseason, there has been a lot of discussions surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles and what will they do at the wide receiver position next season. Among the topics that have been discussed at length is the future of wide receiver Nelson Agholor. Over the last...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 5:14pm

Eagles to explore all avenues at running back this offseason

The Philadelphia Eagles, who have not had a feature back since LeSean McCoy, will more than likely address the position either in free agency or in the 2019 NFL Draft. Last season, the team used a total of six running back due to various injuries to Jay Ajayi, Darren Sproles, and Corey Clement....

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 4:50pm

Islanders ready to put John Tavares in rear-view mirror

EAST MEADOW, NY — There were more members of the media present at the New York Islanders' morning skate on Thursday than there have been at a majority of the team's regular-season games this year.  While it's an atmosphere that is usually found in the postseason, it is all for just a February...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:58am

Sixers NBA rumors: Latest on Zhaire Smith

It appears as if the Philadelphia 76ers will be able to see their first-round pick from this past summer's draft make his professional debut this week. According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Zhaire Smith is scheduled to make his NBA G-League debut with the Delaware Blue Coats...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 5:02pm

NFL rumors: Should Eagles submit an offer for John Ross?

This week, the NFL scouting combine is taking place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, giving all 32 teams a chance to evaluate over 300 draft prospects, but also shop current players on their roster. Outside of the ongoing Antonio Brown trade rumors, there is reportedly another AFC...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 4:22pm

B.J. Johnson, Tahjere McCall receive 10-day contracts from Hawks, Nets

With the NBA trade deadline in the rearview mirror and the buyout market coming to a screaming halt, many NBA teams now have a couple of open roster spots to sign a player from the NBA G-League to either a two-way or 10-day contract. In the cases of local players B.J. Johnson and Tahjere McCall,...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 3:41pm

Mitchell Robinson, Dennis Smith Jr. jumpstarting Knicks

There is already some promise within the ranks of the New York Knicks, and we're still about five months away from free agency. While Knicks fans hold their breath on a summer that could yield enormous signings like Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, or Kawhi Leonard, some current members of one of the...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 1:26pm

Islanders prepare for return of John Tavares Thursday night

Hell hath no fury like a New York Islanders fan scorned.   On Thursday night, seven months of pent up, pure, unadulterated fury will be on full display at the Nassau Coliseum and wholeheartedly directed at the Toronto Maple Leafs bench. More specifically, at John Tavares.   The former...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 1:04pm

Villanova needs to find third scorer outside of Booth, Paschall

If the Villanova Wildcats want to return to the AP Top-25 rankings next week, win another Big East tournament championship, and make another deep run in the NCAA tournament, they will need a third scoring option outside of seniors Phil Booth and Eric Paschall. This glaring issue reared its ugly...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 3:01pm

Yankees MLB trade rumors: Florial, Frazier after Hicks deal

The New York Yankees secured switch-hitting center fielder Aaron Hicks for the long-haul, inking the 29-year-old to a seven-year, $70 million extension on Monday, keeping him under team control through the 2026 season.  It's a long-term deal that provides plenty of questions considering the...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 11:04am

Mets injury jinx continues, Frazier joins Lowrie on shelf

A new year hasn't done much to change the luck of the New York Mets when it comes to injuries.  The Mets announced on Tuesday that veteran infielder Todd Frazier strained his left oblique and will be flying back to New York to receive a cortisone shot. While it is not believed to be a major...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 10:00am

Chris Sale deserves his pay day right now: Picard

Chris Sale deserves to get paid. The problem for the Boston Red Sox is, there are several other players who are also deserving of the same. Sale will be a free agent next winter. So will Xander Bogaerts and Rick Porcello. And if J.D. Martinez wants to opt out of his five-year, $110 million...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 9:22am

Flyers NHL trade rumors: Wayne Simmonds to Predators for Ryan Hartman and pick

After helping the Philadelphia Flyers defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night in comeback fashion at Lincoln Financial Field, veteran winger Wayne Simmonds will be playing elsewhere to finish out this season. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, the Flyers traded Simmonds to the...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 4:46pm

Bruins end quiet trade deadline with Marcus Johansson

While they ended up not making (at least on the surface) the sexier move of trading for Mark Stone from Ottawa or Wayne Simmonds from Philadelphia, the Bruins still were busy right up until Monday afternoon’s NHL trade deadline. Last Wednesday, they flipped Ryan Donato and a conditional fifth-...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 4:33pm