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Joe Pantorno

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Daytona 500 2018: Watch free live stream, TV, more

Unlike most sporting leagues around the world, NASCAR's biggest event of the years kicks off a new season in the Daytona 500, the most famous stock car race in the world.  This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Florida race which will see its fair share of storylines within its...

Sunday, February 18, 2018, 11:13 AM

NHL trade rumors: Islanders - Erik Karlsson, what would it take?

Before we get started here, let's make something clear: The New York Islanders probably won't get Ottawa Senators stud defenseman Erik Karlsson.  They might not even inquire about him given general manager Garth Snow's inaction during his defense's heinous struggles this...

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 3:22 PM

MLB rumors: Mets - Jason Vargas on their radar

The New York Mets are showing "solid interest" in free-agent starting pitcher Jason Vargas, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post on Thursday.  Having just turned 35 on Feb. 2, Vargas hasn't seen many suitors come around this winter despite coming off the best season of...

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 11:37 AM

2018 Olympics schedule: What to watch on Valentine's Day

Is you and your significant other's favorite romantic restaurant all booked up on this Valentine's Day? It's okay, the Olympics are on. So curl up on that couch, grab a bottle of wine and root on your favorite Americans on Wednesday night as we take a look at the biggest events to be...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 2:03 PM

MLB rumors: Yankees - Mike Moustakas a long shot

Regardless of year or circumstance, whenever there is a big-name free agent on the market, the New York Yankees are usually linked or rumored to be a potential match.  Why wouldn't they? The most historic club in Major League Baseball, playing in the biggest market in the United States,...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 11:45 AM

NHL rumors: Gionta, Wisniewski want to sign after Olympics

The United States men's hockey team started off its 2018 Winter Olympic Games from PyeongChang, South Korea in disastrous fashion as they blew a 2-0 third-period lead to lose to heavy underdogs Slovenia.  With NHL players not being featured in the Games for the first time since 1994, a...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 11:17 AM

Mets spring training 2018: State of the starting rotation

Once again, the New York Mets enter spring training with the hopes of their 2018 season hinging on the linchpin that is the starting rotation.  It's a notion that has burned them for a majority of the last five seasons as the expected future faces of the franchise on the mound went down...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 12:35 PM

NFL rumors: Giants hire Mike Shula as OC

The New York Giants have hired Mike Shula as their new offensive coordinator on Tuesday, as first reported by Kimberly Jones of NFL Network.  Shula previously worked with the Carolina Panthers beginning in 2011, taking over the offense two years later under then-general manager David...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 11:37 AM

Pantorno: Islanders defense will be Garth Snow's dooming oversight

It has become exhaustingly predictable for New York Islanders fans this season.  A defense that can only be compared to a sieve has constantly put the Brooklynites in compromising positions and has all but sabotaged their season.  Through 57 games, the Islanders defense has allowed...

Monday, February 12, 2018, 3:46 PM

Mets need one more starter in Lance Lynn or Alex Cobb

Pitchers and catchers reported to spring training on Monday, just another sign that Major League Baseball is right around the corner.  For the New York Mets, it's been a surprisingly active offseason after early indications suggested they would not be spenders, relegating the franchise...

Monday, February 12, 2018, 12:24 PM

2018 Winter Olympics: TV schedule, what to watch on Feb. 12

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games from PyeongChang, South Korea are starting to heat up as 12-different competitions will be taking place during the fifth day of festivities.  Due to the 14-hour time difference between the east coast of the United States and South Korea, most of the live action...

Sunday, February 11, 2018, 12:05 PM

MLB rumors: Lance Lynn - Yankees monitoring

With pitchers and catchers beginning to report to spring training this week, the New York Yankees are still looking to bolster their starting rotation.  New York's top three are set with Luis Severino, Sonny Gray and Masahiro Tanaka. Even the aging CC Sabathia, who was brought back on a...

Sunday, February 11, 2018, 11:25 AM

NBA trade rumors: Knicks acquire Emmanuel Mudiay from Nuggets

The New York Knicks have acquired guard Emmanuel Mudiay from the Denver Nuggets in a three-team trade alongside the Dallas Mavericks. In return, the Knicks sent Doug McDermott to the Mavericks while the Nuggets nab Devin Harris from Dallas. The Nuggets and Knicks also swapped second-round picks, as...

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 2:15 PM

NHL rumors: Rangers place Brendan Smith on waivers

The New York Rangers have waived defenseman Brendan Smith on Thursday, a day after losing 6-1 to the Boston Bruins to drop their 10th game in 13 tries.  Smith was in the first year of a four-year, $17.4 million deal that he signed over the summer. He was traded to the Rangers from the Detroit...

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 12:37 PM

Rangers reeling after "embarrassing" loss to Bruins

The New York Rangers' loss to the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night didn't necessarily come as a surprise considering the way these two teams have been playing as of late.  Boston had lost just once in regulation in their last 22 games (17-1-4) while the Rangers had lost nine of their...

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 12:05 PM

MLB trade rumors: Yankees acquire Seahawks QB Russell Wilson

The New York Yankees have the best quarterback in New York.  No, that's not a typo.  The Bronx Bombers acquired the rights to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in a trade with the Texas Rangers on Wednesday for future considerations.  While Wilson won't be...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 2:31 PM

NBA trade rumors: Knicks shopping Kyle O'Quinn, Courtney Lee

If it wasn't obvious already, it is now. The New York Knicks are big-time sellers at the NBA trade deadline, which comes on Thursday.  In a whirlwind 15 hours, the Knicks have lost All-Star Kristaps Porzingis for the season due to a torn ACL and traded away young center Willy Hernangomez...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 12:13 PM

NBA trade rumors: Knicks sending Willy Hernangomez to Hornets

The New York Knicks are finalizing a deal to send young center Willy Hernangomez to the Charlotte Hornets, as first reported by Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania.  New York is expected to get Johnny O'Bryant and two second-round draft picks in return. The Knicks are in the process of...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 11:37 AM

Mets rumors: Lance Lynn, Alex Cobb among final targets?

With the signing of Todd Frazier, the New York Mets crossed off one of their final tasks on their offseason checklist.  For a winter that was expected to see limited action on the market, the Mets have surprisingly made a few splashes, first with Jay Bruce and now with Frazier.  They...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 12:20 PM

Mets infield likely set after Todd Frazier signing

The New York Mets addressed a pressing need within their roster on Monday night, signing third baseman Todd Frazier to a two-year, $17 million deal.  Frazier's acquisition is likely the final addition to the Mets infield this offseason, which was in need of either a second or third...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 11:30 AM