1. Sabathia Walks If He Can't Beat Boston in Series Opener Tonight at Fenway

    CC Sabathia is one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball. But this year, he hasn't been able to do the one thing he was signed to do as a member of the Yankees : beat the Boston Red Sox ...

    Mike Stainkamp Written by Mike Stainkamp about 3 years ago 203 reads 3 comments

  2. MLB: Major League Baseball Can't Be Predicted, That's Why They Play the Games

    After last year and this past offseason, who would have thought New York Yankees starter A.J. Burnett would be 2-0 and that the Boston Red Sox would go 0-6 to kick off the 2011 ...

    Mike Stainkamp Written by Mike Stainkamp about over 3 years ago 238 reads 4 comments

  3. New York Yankees Place Three Prospects in MLB.com Top 50 Prospects List

    MLB.com has released its top 50 prospects for 2011, and three of the top 50 are in the Yankees farm system: catchers Jesus Montero (No. 9) and Gary Sanchez (No. 32) and left-handed pitcher Manny Banuelos (No...

    Mike Stainkamp Written by Mike Stainkamp about almost 4 years ago 607 reads 7 comments

  4. MLB: The New York Yankees Have To Find Two Starters To Fill Rotation

    With only a few days until pitchers and catchers report to Tampa for Spring Training, the Yankees have learned that Andy Pettitte will not return to the rotation...

    Mike Stainkamp Written by Mike Stainkamp about almost 4 years ago 385 reads 1 comments

  5. Long Island's Own Joe Van Meter Looks To Make It with Texas Rangers

    Growing up in New York, Joe Van Meter used the opportunities given to him through travel ball on Long Island as a way of preparing for more competitive ball later on...

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  6. New York Yankees: 2011 Season Preview (As Seen in Baseball Player Magazine)

    The New York Yankees head into the 2011 season with high expectations. After signing Rafael Soriano to solidify the eighth inning and Pedro Feliciano to handle the lefties, the Yankees have one of the best bullpens in baseball...

    Mike Stainkamp Written by Mike Stainkamp about almost 4 years ago 544 reads 0 comments

  7. NY Islanders at Toronto Maple Leafs Preview: Isles Look To End Leafs Streak

    The Islanders head north to Toronto and are looking to end the Leafs four-game winning streak tonight. Coming off an impressive 5-2 victory over the visiting Colorado Avalanche ...

    Mike Stainkamp Written by Mike Stainkamp about 4 years ago 379 reads 3 comments

  8. New York Islanders' James Wisniewski Should Act His Age, Not Skate Size

    James Wisniewski is making headlines in New York, but they're not the type of headlines he would like to be making. The NHL handed down a two-game suspension and will forfeit $79,268...

    Mike Stainkamp Written by Mike Stainkamp about 4 years ago 707 reads 8 comments

  9. New York Sports: It Was a Good Weekend For NY Sports Fans (Sorry Rangers Fans)

    Well NY sports fans, this is the time of the year we have all been waiting for. MLB playoffs, NHL season getting under way and the NFL season is in full swing...

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  10. Jets, Like The Giants in 2004, Got a Gift From San Diego This Offseason

    The Giants got a gift from the San Diego Chargers in 2004 when they traded Eli Manning on draft day to New York. Since then, Manning has had his share of success, winning the Super Bowl in 2007 and keeping the Giants respectable in the NFC East...

    Mike Stainkamp Written by Mike Stainkamp about 4 years ago 295 reads 4 comments

  11. New York Rangers Rookie Stepan Looked Impressive In SO Win Over Ottawa

    Derek Stepan looked impressive once again for the Rangers in their 5-4 shootout win over the Ottawa Senators at The Garden...

    Mike Stainkamp Written by Mike Stainkamp about 4 years ago 403 reads 3 comments

  12. After Mark Streit's Injury, New York Islanders Need D-men To Step Up, Fill Void

    Mark Streit can't be replaced without some miracle trade, but we all know that the Islanders aren't the big-name trade type team...

    Mike Stainkamp Written by Mike Stainkamp about 4 years ago 851 reads 4 comments

  13. New York Rangers: Ex-Isles Goalie Martin Biron Will Be Reason They Make Playoffs

    Every team in the NHL needs a good backup goalie. No matter how good the starting goalie may be, the reality is that a goalie in the NHL needs off-days, especially if the team wants to contend for the playoffs and the Stanley Cup...

    Mike Stainkamp Written by Mike Stainkamp about 4 years ago 681 reads 3 comments

  14. New York Rangers Need Derek Stepan To Step Up, Claim Spot

    With the loss of Chris Drury for the first few games of the regular season with a broken finger, the Rangers will need to find a short-term replacement for the center. Enter 20-year-old Derek Stepan...

    Mike Stainkamp Written by Mike Stainkamp about 4 years ago 524 reads 0 comments

  15. Braylon Edwards of the New York Jets Should Have Just Dropped the Keys

    From his days in Cleveland, Braylon Edwards was known for his drops more than his catches. He should have reverted back to his old ways and simply dropped the keys early Tuesday morning ...

    Mike Stainkamp Written by Mike Stainkamp about 4 years ago 275 reads 1 comments

  16. New York Giants Running Back Brandon Jacobs Needs To Grow Up

    The Bergen County Record has reported that Giants running back Brandon Jacobs has requested a trade. Jacobs, who lost his starting job to Ahmad Bradshaw this year, will reportedly approach ...

    Mike Stainkamp Written by Mike Stainkamp about 4 years ago 1,031 reads 4 comments

  17. New York Jets, Mark Sanchez and Antonio Cromartie Got Bounce Back Games

    "I just felt like it's a little too early to hit the panic button." Those are the words of Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez last week after a brutal loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Maybe the second year man out of USC is right...

    Mike Stainkamp Written by Mike Stainkamp about 4 years ago 273 reads 0 comments

  18. New York Jets Looked Like the New York Mets in Week 1 Loss To Ravens

    While on Twitter during the Jets-Ravens Monday Night Football matchup in Week 1, I read a tweet by NYSportzNut. He stated, "The Jets defense reminds me of the Mets pitching staff this year...

    Mike Stainkamp Written by Mike Stainkamp about 4 years ago 276 reads 5 comments

  19. Role of Goalie Coaches Grows

    The relationship between a goaltender and a goalie coach is more than just about finding ways to stop the puck. The off-ice part of the relationship is every bit as important as what happens on the ice...

    Mike Stainkamp Written by Mike Stainkamp about over 4 years ago 173 reads 0 comments

  20. Goalies Still Individuals in a Team Sport

    Hockey may be the ultimate team sport, but it's the only sport that allows an individual player to have one of the most crucial roles in his team's success; the NHL goaltender. Goaltenders have their own coaches and their own rituals...

    Mike Stainkamp Written by Mike Stainkamp about over 4 years ago 322 reads 1 comments

  21. A Brief History: Dallas Stars

    The Stars entered the NHL in 1967 as the Minnesota North Stars and moved to Dallas for the 1993-94 season. The original team name was derived from the French saying, "L'Etoile du Nord," which means, "The Star of the North...

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  22. Beukeboom Embraced Chance to Join Canada

    With Brock Beukeboom's busy schedule so far this summer—including the NHL Entry Draft, defenseman camp, Tampa Bay Lightning prospect camp and, most recently, the Hockey Canada National ...

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  23. A Brief History: Colorado Avalanche

    The Colorado Avalanche franchise got its start in the National Hockey League in 1979 as the Quebec Nordique, coming in along with the Edmonton Oilers, Hartford Whalers and the Winnipeg Jets, who all left the World Hockey Association...

    Mike Stainkamp Written by Mike Stainkamp about over 4 years ago 353 reads 0 comments

  24. Avs Simply Reloaded in Returning to Playoffs

    So much for "rebuilding." The Colorado Avalanche opened eyes last season when they made the playoffs, simply because that doesn't happen often to a team coming off a last-place finish in its conference that has been given the "rebuilding" label...

    Mike Stainkamp Written by Mike Stainkamp about over 4 years ago 1,229 reads 9 comments

  25. Calgary Flames Hope Old Faces Will Provide Added Offense

    After struggling down the stretch of the 2009-10 season and failing to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Calgary Flames made some changes in personnel during the offseason...

    Mike Stainkamp Written by Mike Stainkamp about over 4 years ago 316 reads 2 comments