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Red Bulls acquire Jean-Christophe Koffi from DC United

Jean-Christophe Koffi, a product of the D.C. United Academy, has been traded to the New York Red Bulls, a league source tells Metro New York. The deal is expected to be finalized this week.   One of the top college soccer players as a junior last year, Koffi is currently not with Virginia...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 12:30pm

Is Luke Voit the Yankees first baseman of the future?

So much for the Bird being the word. Instead, it's all about Luke Voit.  Of all the deals Brian Cashman has pulled off over the past year, the trade that acquired the 27-year-old first baseman might be one of the best.  After being nothing more than a fringe player for the St. Louis...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 12:22pm

Le'Veon Bell NFL trade rumors: Steelers trouble, Jets

Just four days separate the Pittsburgh Steelers from the start of the 2018 regular season and running back Le'Veon Bell is still a no-show.  That's according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, who reported that the Steelers had team meetings on Wednesday beginning at 9 a.m. ET....

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:39am

Josh McCown set for caretaker role with Jets

Josh McCown likely knew coming into this season that he wouldn’t be the New York Jets starter come Week 17 or perhaps even by the midpoint of the season. But when he re-signed with the Jets this offseason, it seemed a foregone conclusion that the veteran McCown would begin the season as the...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:12am

Launching Metro Bet - New platform for sports betting content

Today we are launching a new service for those of you who are so passionate about sports that simply watching the games on TV or in the stadium is not enough. For all of you who live and breathe sports: love analysing the games, love the banter on social media, love rooting for your favorite teams...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 9:27am

Fan Duel William Hill online sports betting already thriving

Since being legalized in June, sports betting has become a booming market in New Jersey. And FanDuel and William Hill US are doing their respective part to make sure it gets even bigger … especially before the start of the 2018 NFL season, which kicks off this Thursday night, when the...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 9:26am

MLS betting NYCFC Revolution odds spread line pick

New York City FC (14-6-7) will be looking to further cement their playoff position when they face the fading New England Revolution (7-9-10) at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night (7 p.m., YES or NBCSB). Oddsmakers have pegged the Bronx Blues as heavy -160 favorites (risking $160 to make $100) on the...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 8:08am

NBA betting Spurs Pacers Thunder win overs and unders

You don’t have to wait until the NBA season tips off to get some basketball action going. Here are three suggested NBA future wagers to consider.   San Antonio Spurs Under 45.0 wins (-115)  The Spurs will be a new-look team in 2018-’19. For the first time in what feels like...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 9:35pm

Alford: Nike takes a stand with Colin Kaepernick

Social media was abuzz on Monday as Nike unveiled an ad with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 'Just Do It' campaign. The controversial ad has a picture of Kaepernick’s face and the words “Believe in something. Even if it means...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 5:29pm

Eagles re-sign Markus Wheaton, Hollins out against Falcons

The Eagles are set to kick off the 2018 NFL regular season on Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons. While we know who will be under center for the Week 1 matchup, the Eagles' wide receiver unit will be something to keep an eye out for. Heading into this matchup, the Eagles were already...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 4:21pm

NHL third jersey tracker: New releases, predictions

For all you jersey fanatics out there, this NHL offseason is going to be a fun one for you as a number of franchises around the league are set to unveil alternate third jerseys for the upcoming 2018-19 campaign.  Third jerseys took a one-year hiatus after Adidas took over for Reebok as the...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 3:05pm

Islanders third jersey rumors: Uniform leaked

It's a new age for the New York Islanders after the arrivals of Lou Lamoriello, Barry Trotz and the departure of John Tavares.  Naturally, the announcement that Adidas was allowing teams to bring back a third jersey created an opportune moment for the team to almost rebrand itself....

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 3:02pm

Defending US Open champ Sloane Stephens beaten in quarters

NEW YORK -- Sloane Stephens won't be defending her US Open title.   Battling a sinus infection and stiflingly humid conditions, the No. 3 seed was stunned in the quarterfinals Tuesday by No. 19 Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia, 6-2, 6-3, in Arthur Ashe Stadium. A year ago, Stephens beat...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 2:17pm

Why are people burning their Nike gear on Twitter?

Colin Kaepernick is the face of the latest Nike advertising campaign — and some conservatives are calling for a Nike boycott, while others are posting photos and videos of themselves setting their Nike sneakers and apparel on fire. On Labor Day, Nike debuted a new advertisement featuring...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 1:26pm

Paul Pogba transfer rumors: Barcelona, Juventus, more

The summer transfer window might have come and gone but that doesn't mean that Manchester United is in the clear concerning Paul Pogba.  The French international and World Cup-winning midfielder is seemingly counting down the days until he can leave the Premier League side which he signed...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 1:16pm

Goran Dragic NBA trade rumors: Magic, Suns

The Miami Heat are reportedly making veteran point guard Goran Dragic available on the trade market prior to the start of the 2018-19 season, according to AZ Sports' John Gambadoro.  Preparing for the fourth season of a five-year, $85 million extension signed back in 2015, the 32-year-old...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 12:32pm

NL Cy Young Award: Jacob deGrom strengthens case

For a moment, I want you to forget about the names Jacob deGrom, Max Scherzer and Aaron Nola, three of the best arms in the National League as I prove to you how worthless a pitcher's win-loss record is. Below is a list of three pitchers, their stats other than their record simply laid before...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 11:51am

Heat, Millman knocks Roger Federer out of US Open

NEW YORK — So much for that Federer-Djokovic US Open quarterfinal on Wednesday night.   And forget about a potential Federer-Nadal final on Sunday, too.   Roger Federer, the No. 2 seed, and five-time US Open champ, was bounced out of the tournament at about 1 a.m. on Tuesday by...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 10:59am

NHL hockey odds Blues Penguins Sharks great money makers

It can be difficult to make money betting individual hockey games, but the wide-open nature of the NHL lends itself to many lucrative future wager opportunities. Here are three NHL hockey odds Blues Penguins Sharks to consider this season.   St. Louis Blues Over 95.5 points (-110) There are...

Monday, September 3, 2018 - 7:34pm

NFL total win over unders: Giants Patriots Eagles Jets

Here are NFL total win over unders Giants Patriots Eagles and Jets for the 2018 season.   New York Jets Under 6.0 wins (-125)  The Jets have the look of a team that’s a year away from contending for a playoff spot, but they’re making all the right moves. Trading Teddy...

Monday, September 3, 2018 - 6:55pm