Joe Pantorno

Sports Editor

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Michael Dal Colle nets NHL 1st, Islanders keep rolling in win vs. Devils

It's been a long time coming, but Michael Dal Colle is finally off the mark at the start of his NHL career.    The 22-year-old winger recorded his first-career NHL goal in the first period of Thursday night's 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils in his 13th career NHL game....

Thursday, January 17, 2019, 10:12 PM

Yankees MLB Trade proposal: Miguel Andujar, Corey Kluber, Manny Machado

The uncertainty surrounding the Manny Machado market suddenly has Yankees fans imploring to get back in the race for the 26-year-old All-Star infielder.  A report on Wednesday from ESPN's Buster Olney claimed that the Chicago White Sox, considered to be the favorites in the sweepstakes,...

Thursday, January 17, 2019, 5:37 PM

Yankees sign Adam Ottavino, further boost pen

The New York Yankees have made a dominant bullpen even more imposing on Thursday, signing reliever Adam Ottavino to a three-year, $27 million, according to multiple reports.  The completion of the deal is currently pending a physical.  Ottavino is coming off a career year with the...

Thursday, January 17, 2019, 2:08 PM

Manny Machado MLB rumors: Should Mets swoop in?

There is no denying that the New York Mets are suddenly hampered with a crowded infield.  After the signing of Jed Lowrie, who could very well be the team's starting second or third baseman come Opening Day, the Mets are experiencing a logjam that will see Robinson Cano, Todd Frazier,...

Thursday, January 17, 2019, 10:54 AM

Turkey seeks warrant for Knicks center Kanter

According to Sabah newspaper, Turkish prosecutors are seeking an international warrant for the arrest of New York Knicks center Enes Kanter, accusing the 26-year-old of taking part in a terrorist organization. The warrant, known as an Interpol "Red Notice," has been tabled by...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 3:11 PM

Manny Machado Yankees MLB rumors: Talks to heat back up?

After being all but pronounced dead at the scene of the Manny Machado sweepstakes, the New York Yankees might have some new life.  ESPN's Buster Olney reported on Wednesday that the Chicago White Sox, considered the favorite to land the All-Star infielder, offered the 26-year-old a seven-...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 1:00 PM

Le'Veon Bell NFL rumors: Jets, Eagles latest

While some of the focus has shifted to the sudden deterioration of Antonio Brown's relationship with the Pittsburgh Steelers — which will most likely end up in a trade — his former teammate and running back Le'Veon Bell continues to be top billing on the NFL's free-agent...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 12:40 PM

Islanders NHL trade rumors: Latest on Matt Duchene

As the NHL's Feb. 26 trade deadline inches ever closer, it seems as though the New York Islanders and other possible suitors are about to have an update on the status of Matt Duchene's future with the Ottawa Senators.  The 10th-year center, who is celebrating his 28th birthday on...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 11:35 AM

Islanders success trickling down from top

The New York Islanders are proving that you can't underestimate the power of coherent organization toward the top of a professional sports franchise.   Year No. 1 of the Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz experiment has been an overwhelming success as the Islanders approach the All-Star...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 10:59 AM

NFL rumors: Jets sign Gregg Williams as DC

While the NFL world is still trying to get over Adam Gase's steely gaze at his introductory press conference, the New York Jets continued making big moves on Tuesday as ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Jets have brought on Gregg Williams as their new defensive coordinator.  NFL...

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 2:39 PM

2019 Mets projected lineup after Jed Lowrie signing

Barring a shocking development, it seems as though Brodie Van Wagenen's shopping spree during his first offseason as New York Mets general manager is drawing to a close.  While he was as aggressive as possible given who he was working under (the Wilpon family), Mets fans will still feel...

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 12:21 PM

Dennis Smith NBA trade rumors: Knicks, Frank Ntilikina, Suns, Magic

Forget a sophomore slump, Dallas Mavericks Dennis Smith Jr. is looking at the possibility of a sophomore shipment as the NBA trade deadline approaches on Feb. 7.  According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the 20-23 Mavs are looking for trade partners to ship off the second-year point guard...

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 11:37 AM

Antonio Brown NFL trade rumors: Jets, Broncos, 49ers, more

Antonio Brown continues to distance himself from the Pittsburgh Steelers, the franchise that helped develop him into the All-Pro wide receiver he is today.  On Sunday night, Brown took to Instagram to post a painting of him mashed with legendary wide receiver Jerry Rice, whose San Francisco...

Monday, January 14, 2019, 2:43 PM

MLB Rumors: Manny Machado Yankees, Phillies, White Sox, Mets?

As the excruciatingly long wait of a decision from Manny Machado continues, SNY's Andy Martino gave us an obvious bit of news that seemed apparent for more than a month, now.  In what can only be described as par-for-the-course when it comes to the landscape of modern professional sports...

Monday, January 14, 2019, 1:09 PM

Giants NFL rumors: Nick Foles on the way?

While New York Giants fans received some form of consolation knowing that the Philadelphia Eagles' season ended on Sunday in an NFC Divisional Game loss to the New Orleans Saints, there could be an added bonus coming from the City of Brotherly Love.  Backup quarterback Nick Foles might...

Monday, January 14, 2019, 12:05 PM

NHL trade rumors: Sergei Bobrovsky, Artemi Panarin latest

It's been quite a week for Sergei Bobrovsky and the Columbus Blue Jackets.  The two-time Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender, whose future with the team remains in serious doubt as free agency approaches, was benched for two games on Thursday and Saturday for an undisclosed incident, though...

Monday, January 14, 2019, 11:27 AM

The Knicks defense is an utter trainwreck

The New York Knicks are broken. That goes without saying.    Should they lose on Sunday afternoon to the Philadelphia 76ers, it will be the team's 19th defeat in their last 22 games as the race for the top pick in the 2019 NBA Draft is fully on.    There is a litany of...

Sunday, January 13, 2019, 12:44 PM

Tom Brady MCL injury: Latest on Patriots QB

A report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport on Sunday confirmed what many believed to be true about Tom Brady this season.  The New England Patriots veteran quarterback was playing hurt for during the second half of the season as he suffered an MCL sprain during Week 11 when he while playing...

Sunday, January 13, 2019, 11:17 AM

2019 Yankees lineup: Manny Machado, DJ LeMahieu

The dragged out saga that is the Manny Machado and Bryce Harper free-agency sweepstakes continue to drag into January, much to the chagrin of Major League Baseball fans, especially those of the New York Yankees.  As the richest, most renowned franchise in the game, the Yankees were...

Sunday, January 13, 2019, 10:06 AM

Nick Foles NFL rumors: Giants, Jaguars, Raiders

While the Philadelphia Eagles are focused on the possibility of backup quarterback Nick Foles delivering another magical Super Bowl run, the fact of the matter is that time is running out for the 30-year-old quarterback in the City of Brotherly Love. As soon as the Eagles' season ends —...

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 3:19 PM