Mark Osborne

mark.osborne@metro.us

Playing the Field: Hope Solo calls out Brandi Chastain

American goalkeeper Hope Solo isn't known for being shy and retiring.You may remember her ripping former U.S. team head coach Greg Ryan for benching her in the 2007 World Cup in favor of veteran Brianna Scurry. The team was humiliated, 4-0, by Brazil in the game. She dropped this line five years...

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 9:49 PM

Jacob deGrom runs away with NL Rookie of the Year award

Jacob deGrom long ago captured the attention of New York City. He capitalized on that nationally Monday when he was named the NL Rookie of the Year.The 26-year-old unexpectedly emerged as the Mets’ top starter this season, let alone their top rookie. A handful of top prospects, including Zack...

Monday, November 10, 2014, 8:08 PM

Mets sign Michael Cuddyer to two-year deal

The free agency period beganjustlast week, and the Mets — strangely enough — are the first team to make a significant move.New York signed veteran outfielder Michael Cuddyer to a two-year deal, the team announced Monday. ESPN reports the deal is worth $21 million total, with $8.5 million coming in...

Monday, November 10, 2014, 5:05 PM

VIDEO: Seattle Seahawk bird goes rogue, attacks fan

As far as rogue mascots go, probably a hawk with 3-inch long talons is the one you'd least like to run into.But the Seattle Seahawks' bird got loose during Sunday's Giants-Seahawks game and did a little damage to a poor guy's head. To be fair, the bird really seemed fairly friendly. Yes, I'm sure...

Monday, November 10, 2014, 11:23 AM

3 things that went wrong as Giants lose to Seahawks

The Giants hung tight with the defending champions long enough to make it look like they could pull off a huge upset. In the end, it was just a tease. The Seahawks (6-3) pounded the Giants (3-6) in the second half — and fourth quarter specifically — as they sent New York to its fourth consecutive...

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 11:05 PM

Justin Bieber drops in on Steelers Bible study

If the Jets were looking for a sign they may finally get a win, maybe the curse of Justin Bieber will rub off on their opponent this week: the Steelers.Confused? Let me explain.The Steelers were holding Bible study before their game Sunday when they were paid a visit by none other than the Biebs....

Sunday, November 9, 2014, 12:37 PM

Former Jets QB Mark Sanchez takes reins for Eagles

While the Jets scramble to find a competent quarterback — any will do — an old face is taking over as starter just south on I-95.Mark Sanchez was named starter for the Eagles indefinitely with Nick Foles out with a cracked collarbone.The Jets traded up to select Sanchez No. 5 overall in the 2009...

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 4:13 AM

Porn star Lisa Ann blasts Michael Del Zotto for harassing her

When last we saw porn star Lisa Ann intersecting with the sports world she was hanging out at a Knicks game with Notre Dame football player (and 18-year-old) Justin Brent.Well, now she's taken to Twitter to blast former Rangers defenseman, and current Flyers defenseman, Michael Del Zotto. Lisa went...

Monday, November 3, 2014, 9:45 PM

Patriots crush Broncos on cold day in Foxboro

Tom Brady and the Patriots rekindled the days of old against Peyton Manning on the first wintery day of the year in Foxboro.New England ran out to a 27-7 halftime lead behind four second quarter touchdowns and never looked back in a 43-21 victory. The win pushed the Pats to 7-2 on the season (5-0...

Monday, November 3, 2014, 9:03 AM

Redskins team bus gets into accident on way to game

Anyone who's ever been to an NFL game knows the traffic getting to most stadiums can be Hell. But the team buses are supposed to be immune from that.Not so for the Redskins on Sunday.Washington's team buses were traveling to the stadium in Minnesota ahead of Sunday's game when the first bus missed...

Sunday, November 2, 2014, 10:42 PM

Jon Beason out for season with foot surgery

The Giants were hopeful Jon Beason would be able to return from a foot injury after their Week 8 bye. Instead, they've found out he'll be out for the rest of the season.Beason, the team's middle linebacker and a captain, will undergo surgery on his right foot, but the procedure has not yet been...

Monday, October 27, 2014, 9:45 PM

Staind singer botches national anthem at World Series

If your first introduction to Staind lead singer Aaron Lewis was prior to Sunday night's World Series, consider yourself lucky.But if you were unlucky enough to be a young adult during the early 2000s you probably were sadly familiar with the crappy band. Their song "Outside" from 2001's album,...

Monday, October 27, 2014, 8:55 PM

Shonn Greene parks in handicap spot, flees police when confronted

Shonn Greene has apparently been watching a few too many "Seinfeld" reruns.The Titans running back got himself in real trouble over the weekend when he decided to park in a handicap spot at a public square in Franklin, Tennessee.When a police officer approached Greene upon seeing him park his BMW...

Sunday, October 26, 2014, 9:18 PM

New York Giants bye week report card

The Giants hit the unofficial halfway point of their season in Week 8. And while the 2014 season has certainly gone much better than last year, it’s hardly been smooth sailing.They sit at 3-4, with a three-game winning streak serving as the meat between two back-to-back losses. And as fans are...

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:29 AM

Report: Carmelo Anthony will return to Knicks

Carmelo Anthony looks to be returning to the Big Apple.Credit: Getty ImagesAfter weeks of deliberation, it appears Carmelo Anthony has bought into Phil Jackson's game plan.The Daily News reports Wednesday afternoon that Anthony will return to New York "barring a last minute change of heart."The 30...

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 9:55 PM

Yankees spring training: 10 storylines to watch

Masahiro Tanaka makes his first spring start on Thursday.Credit: Getty ImagesAfter missing the playoffs for just the second time since 1995, the Yankees reloaded with three big-time free agent signings.The last time they missed the playoffs they did the same thing — and won the World Series in the...

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 1:46 AM

The best eats in college football towns

Look at all the goulash you can get at Comella's!Credit: ProvidedCollege football fans who watch ESPN know about Todd Blackledge and his “Taste of the Town” segments highlighting local eateries at each game. Now he has a book with the same name. Get out your pocket knife — you’re going to need a...

Monday, October 7, 2013, 10:27 PM

Report: Alex Rodriguez tied to Miami steroid distributor

Alex Rodriguez just can't keep his name separate from bad news.Rodriguez finds his name tied to Miami doctor Anthony Bosch in a report Tuesday morning in the Miami New Times. The Yankees third baseman reportedly received human growth hormone (HGH) as recently as 2012 from the Miami doctor currently...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 3:52 PM

Playing the Field: LeBron tackles fan after halfcourt shot

LeBron James is a real human being! Sorta.James spent the weekend being celebrated for tackling a fan who hit a half-court shot to win $75,000. He's suddenly the most down-to-Earth athlete ever. Personally, that celebration had an awkward Misty May-Kerri Walsh roll in the sand quality to it....

Monday, January 28, 2013, 3:52 PM

Playing the Field: Bats invade Marquette basketball game

During yesterday's Providence-Marquette game at the Bradley Center the teams got an unexpected visitor in the form of a bat (or bats?) flying around the court.And of course it led to tons of unintentional humor.Let's just say you may be 6-foot-8 and 230 pounds, but that doesn't meana mammal the...

Sunday, January 27, 2013, 4:20 PM