Joe Pantorno

Sports Editor

joseph.pantorno@metro.us

Worst NHL jerseys of all-time by team

When it comes to uniforms of the major North American sports, NHL jerseys seem to coax some of the most drastic reactions from fan bases that seem to be more dedicated to logos and colors rather than the actual team.  It's understandable why though seeing as fans link a franchise's...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 1:47 PM

Kawhi Leonard NBA rumors: Lakers favorite, Clippers lurking

Can you necessarily blame the NBA world to begin speculating on where stars like Kawhi Leonard will be landing next year?  After acquiring DeMarcus Cousins this offseason, the Golden State Warriors' embarrassment of riches became even more exorbitant as they continue to distance...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 12:00 PM

Pantorno: If this is it for David Wright, laud him

Approximately 1,200 miles from Citi Field, one of the most important stories of New York Mets fans' disappointing and pitiful season began this week: the rehabilitation stint of captain David Wright.  The 35-year-old took the field for the first time in two years — hobbled by...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 11:32 AM

New 2018 NFL Fantasy Football team names

There is an inconvenient truth that I must reveal to some of you diehard fantasy football owners. In the depths that is the deep, dark web, there are players, maybe even your friends, that spend more time thinking of a name for their fantasy football team than their actual draft strategy. ...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 12:33 PM

2018 Fantasy Football Advice: Saquon Barkley, Sam Darnold

With the NFL's preseason in full swing, now is the time for fantasy football leagues around the world to get to drafting, a process that has become a hallowed event that rivals Week 1 of the actual regular season.  It's a time to come together as friends and rivals as you attempt to...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 11:38 AM

Fantasy Premier League advice Week 2: Start Ben Foster, Luke Shaw

A high-flying opening week of the 2018/19 season allowed owners of fantasy Premier League teams to get a first glimpse at just how well their teams could be.  Liverpool's Sadio Mane and Watford's Roberto Pereyra led the way in Matchday 1 with each attacker recording a brace, which is...

Monday, August 13, 2018, 3:26 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns NBA trade rumors: Leaving Timberwolves?

Despite a promising core of players centering around star big man Karl-Anthony Towns, a loaded Western Conference is ensuring that the Minnesota Timberwolves could never become a legitimate championship threat.  It has posted the writing on the wall for star guard Jimmy Butler, who will...

Monday, August 13, 2018, 1:32 PM

Can Mets build future around deGrom, Syndergaard, Wheeler?

The New York Mets are just playing out the rest of their 2018 schedule, another year in which the little brothers of the Big Apple woefully underachieved while falling flat on their collective faces.  Being a contender on a budget given by cheap ownership that is the Wilpon family was going...

Monday, August 13, 2018, 12:34 PM

Khalil Mack NFL trade rumors: Giants, Jets, Packers

Oakland Raiders star defensive end Khalil Mack is still nowhere to be found as the NFL preseason got underway last week.  The 2016 NFL Defensive Player of the Year is currently in search of a new contract as the current deal that expires at the end of the 2018 season will pay him $13.8...

Monday, August 13, 2018, 11:37 AM

Noah Dobson, Islanders agree to 3-year deal

The New York Islanders announced on Monday that they have signed defenseman Noah Dobson to a three-year entry-level contract.  Selected 12th overall in the 2018 NHL Draft, the 18-year-old is expected to become an important piece of the Islanders' future blue line that could one day also...

Monday, August 13, 2018, 11:13 AM

Mario Balotelli transfer rumors: Parma, Serie A return

Enigmatic Italian striker Mario Balotelli could be making a homecoming of sorts this summer.  On his 28th birthday, the forward currently applying his trade for Nice, is on the verge of returning to Italy and the country's top flight, Serie A.  According to Calcio Mercato, Balotelli...

Sunday, August 12, 2018, 10:44 AM

Knicks schedule 2018-19: Games to watch

Patience is a virtue and for the New York Knicks, they could soon be rewarded for waiting out two decades of mediocrity.  With two max-salary slots expected next summer, the team is going to be major players in the free-agency market which could yield one or two bona fide stars coming to...

Sunday, August 12, 2018, 9:25 AM

Manchester City Arsenal Premier League free live stream, TV

There is no rest for the weary in England's Premier League as the 2018-19 season is underway. In this first matchday, fans will be treated to the league's first titanic clash of the year as Arsenal hosts Manchester City from the Emirates.  Manchester City will look to start its title...

Sunday, August 12, 2018, 8:29 AM

2018 NFL Odds: Khalil Mack trade, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen

As the bulk of the NFL's preseason schedule gets underway this week, questions galore await all 32 franchises looking to bolster down a complete roster, starters and for some, the future of some star players.  One of the main talking points this summer has been an influx of rookie...

Thursday, August 9, 2018, 2:31 PM

Paul Pogba transfer rumors: Barcelona or Manchester United?

The future of Manchester United and French international midfielder Paul Pogba at Old Trafford remains a mystery as the transfer window slowly begins to close as conflicting reports continue to surface.  Earlier this week, Pogba told teammates, staff and executives at United that he was...

Thursday, August 9, 2018, 11:55 AM

Giants Browns NFL free live stream, TV 2018 preseason

For the first time since ending a dreadful 3-13 campaign that was one of the worst seasons in franchise history, the New York Giants will play a competitive game of football on Thursday night against the Cleveland Browns in Week 1 of the league's preseason slate.  The exhibition opener...

Thursday, August 9, 2018, 11:03 AM

Luka Modric transfer rumors: Inter Milan closing in

Real Madrid midfielder and Croatian superstar Luka Modric continues to be pursued by Italian side Inter Milan for a possible transfer this summer and the 32-year-old is expected to hand in his request to leave shortly, per Ben Hayward of the Evening Standard.  His current club remains...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 12:41 PM

Artemi Panarin Islanders NHL rumors: Blackhawks reunion in store?

Columbus Blue Jackets left winger Artemi Panarin's future in Ohio doesn't seem like it will last very long.  The 26-year-old Russian winger, who was traded to the Blue Jackets last season from the Chicago Blackhawks after two productive seasons, continued to prove that he is a...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 10:31 AM

Kyrie Irving Knicks NBA rumors: Celtics still favorite

We're still months away from tipping off the 2018-19 season, but a loaded free-agent class next summer including star point guard Kyrie Irving has many around the NBA keeping an eye on July.  The Boston Celtics point guard is not committing his long-term future to the team that traded for...

Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 9:09 AM

Klay Thompson NBA rumors: Lakers, Thunder, Knicks

Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson might be playing second or third fiddle to Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant by the Bay, but that doesn't mean he won't be paid like a superstar come next summer. The four-time All-Star is entering the final year of his four-year, $68.9...

Monday, August 6, 2018, 2:18 PM