1. NHL Lockout Drags on Thanks to Fehr's and NHLPA's Ego

    To start, let me say that I realize writing this type of article is a lose-lose proposition. There will be fans who side with the owners and fans who side with the players. Everybody has their opinion, and rightfully so...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Doug Tyburski about over 1 year ago 3,608 reads 10 comments

  2. Pittsburgh Pirates: Next 9 Games Will Tell a Lot About Their Playoff Chances

    The Pittsburgh Pirates had a much needed day off yesterday. Not only did they get a rest before their upcoming month long playoff run ahead, they also hit a triple without playing a game...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Doug Tyburski about almost 2 years ago 460 reads 0 comments

  3. Pittsburgh Pirates GM Neal Huntington Needs to Make Moves Before Friday Deadline

    If you haven't noticed, the Pittsburgh Pirates have been in a tailspin. If you are a Pirates fan, you'd like to think the team's recent play during the month of August is due to a slump that happens to have occurred at a very bad time of the season...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Doug Tyburski about almost 2 years ago 733 reads 7 comments

  4. NHL Lockout Seems Inevitable, Right? I'm Not Buying That Just Yet

    Here we are, just about three weeks before the September 15th expiration of the NHL 's collective bargaining agreement. If you listen to the Canadian press and the hockey media all across North America, an owner lockout is almost a guarantee...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Doug Tyburski about almost 2 years ago 2,009 reads 9 comments

  5. Clint Hurdle Takes a Loss in the Pirates' 7-5 Defeat to the Padres

    The Pittsburgh Pirates had a very painful loss at the hands of the San Diego Padres Tuesday night. It was a loss that could have been averted, if not for some questionable decisions by Pirates manager, Clint Hurdle ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Doug Tyburski about almost 2 years ago 296 reads 6 comments

  6. Pirates May Have to Consider Parting Ways with Pedro Alvarez This Winter

    While the Pirates are on the verge of slipping out of the race for the division title and falling out of the second Wild Card spot, Pedro Alvarez's days in Pittsburgh could be coming to an end...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Doug Tyburski about almost 2 years ago 318 reads 35 comments

  7. Pittsburgh Pirates Get the Bias Treatment from Reds' Broadcaster Thom Brennaman

    To start off, let's make this very clear. Most, if not all broadcasters for the team they cover, are going to have bias towards their employer. The difference is, most broadcasters attempt to at least try and play it down the middle...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Doug Tyburski about almost 2 years ago 4,242 reads 61 comments

  8. Pittsburgh Pirates Are on the Clock as the MLB Trade Deadline Approaches

    With the 2012 MLB trade deadline just hours away, it is vital that Pirates general manager Neal Huntington makes a statement with a deal that will help his club make a playoff appearance for the first time in 20 years...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Doug Tyburski about almost 2 years ago 1,248 reads 2 comments

  9. Pittsburgh Pirates Have Options Leading Up to the MLB Trade Deadline

    Here we are on July 26. It's the second consecutive year that the Pirates are in playoff contention. It was almost a year ago to this day that all Pirates fans became more familiar with umpire Jerry Meals than they wanted to...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Doug Tyburski about almost 2 years ago 2,557 reads 12 comments

  10. Kentucky Derby 2012: Gemologist May Be the Gem of the Kentucky Derby Field

    According to Merriam-Webster , the word Gemology is defined as, "the science of gems." If that is the case, then trainer Todd Pletcher may very well have a gem of his own on his hands...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Doug Tyburski about 2 years ago 330 reads 0 comments

  11. Buffalo Bills May Be Primed for a Patriot Shocker in Orchard Park

    We all know about the "streak". The Bills have lost 15 in row to the New England Patriots . We are also aware that the team from New England is coming to Buffalo with two impressive victories over the Dolphins and Chargers ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Doug Tyburski about almost 3 years ago 823 reads 5 comments

  12. Islanders Are Finally Heading Towards Respect Within the NHL and Media

    For years it has been the trend around the NHL and media outlets to designate the New York Islanders as the punching-bag franchise...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Doug Tyburski about almost 3 years ago 485 reads 12 comments

  13. Nassau County and New York Islanders Need and Deserve a Yes Vote on Aug. 1

    Tomorrow is the day that may very well decide the future of the New York Islanders . The August 1st referendum vote is set to go before the voters...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Doug Tyburski about almost 3 years ago 248 reads 0 comments

  14. MLB Trade Deadline: Pittsburgh Pirates Potential Trade Acquisitions

    Here we are on July 21. If you're a Pittsburgh Pirates fan, you may want to grab another cup of coffee to make sure your awake when you read this: Your Pittsburgh Pirates are a half-game out of first place in the National League's Central division...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Doug Tyburski about almost 3 years ago 1,427 reads 4 comments

  15. New York Islanders: Alexander Semin Would Be a Nice Fit on Long Island

    The New York Islanders may have come up short in their attempt to sign Christian Ehrhoff, but that doesn't mean they are done trying to make a splash. The Ehrhoff news was only the beginning...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Doug Tyburski about 3 years ago 1,439 reads 21 comments

  16. Belmont Stakes Could Be a Very Wide Open Event on Saturday

    Saturday marks the third and final leg of the Triple Crown. While there is no Triple Crown possibility this year, there is plenty of intrigue...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Doug Tyburski about 3 years ago 140 reads 0 comments

  17. New York Islanders Summer To Be an Eventful One in Nassau County, Long Island

    I decided to take a few months off from writing about the Islanders to see how the end of the season panned out...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Doug Tyburski about 3 years ago 826 reads 1 comments

  18. Clint Hurdle Makes Odd Move in the Pittsburgh Pirates Loss to Houston Astros

    It was the bottom of the eighth inning. Xavier Paul drew a four pitch walk to lead off the inning, bringing up Andrew McCutchen who represented the go ahead run. McCutchen digs in, awaits the first pitch of the at bat, then...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Doug Tyburski about 3 years ago 422 reads 4 comments

  19. 2011 Kentucky Derby Odds: 10 Bets You Don't Want to Make on Race Day

    This Saturday's Kentucky Derby is shaping up to be a wide open race. That being said, there are some horses and types of bets that should not be considered. Sometimes not wagering is your best bet...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Doug Tyburski about 3 years ago 1,633 reads 3 comments

  20. 2011 Kentucky Derby: Which Horses Are Honed in for Possible Upset on Saturday?

    It's that time of year already—the first Saturday in May. For many people it's just another day closer to summer. To me and many other horse racing fans, it's one of the greatest day's in all of sports...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Doug Tyburski about 3 years ago 1,572 reads 0 comments

  21. Clint Hurdle Making the Right Decisions for Pedro Alvarez and Pittsburgh Pirates

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are only 18 games into the season and you already hear faint rumbles in the media world regarding the early struggles of Pedro Alvarez. Alvarez, to his credit, is taking the slump in stride...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Doug Tyburski about 3 years ago 709 reads 2 comments

  22. Pittsburgh Pirates Return to PNC Park for Home Opener and Bring Hope with Them

    The Pirates will be making their 2011 PNC Park debut today at 1:30 pm against the Colorado Rockies . This is arguably the first opener that has had a buzz since the stadium opened in 2001...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Doug Tyburski about over 3 years ago 383 reads 3 comments

  23. New York Islanders Need to Address the DiPietro Fiasco Before Moving Forward

    This is no longer about Rick DiPietro 's 15-year contract. It's not about his dedication to the organization, which can't be argued. It's not about his constant injury-plagued past three seasons...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Doug Tyburski about over 3 years ago 1,220 reads 31 comments

  24. Pittsburgh Pirates Appear Closer To Naming Charlie Morton To Rotation

    When the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired Charlie Morton from the Atlanta Braves as part of the controversial Nate McLouth trade in 2009, it was a very unpopular trade to say the least...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Doug Tyburski about over 3 years ago 97 reads 7 comments

  25. New York Islanders Look To Spoil Things for the Rangers Tonight at the Garden

    Ask any New York Islander about their matchup against the hated Rangers tonight at MSG and they will tell you that this isn't just about a rivalry, it's about two points in the standings...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Doug Tyburski about over 3 years ago 184 reads 6 comments