Matter of time until Judge gets paid

The Philadelphia Phillies signed Bryce Harper to a 13-year, $330 million deal recently, and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are about to get Mike Trout to agree to a 12-year deal worth $430 million.The next superstar of baseball in Aaron…

Mets may have to defy odds

First-year Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen proclaimed his team being the team to beat this offseason. He did not flinch when the Phillies signed Bryce Harper few weeks ago. There was a method to his madness. He wanted to create a…

Is this really progress for St. John’s?

St. John’s sweated until the bitter end. When they heard they were the 68th team to round out the field of 68 in the NCAA tournament on Sunday, it was party time.It was amusing to see St. John’s celebrate their play-in appearance.…

Departure is long-time coming for Beckham

It didn’t matter what the Giants received in return for trading Odell Beckham Jr.It didn’t matter why the Giants had to trade him.It had to be done. There was a point of no return for Beckham. The Giants were going to stink with him, and…

Results should put Seton Hall in

Seton Hall had to do it the hard way after losing three games in a row prior to this past week.They had to beat two ranked Big East teams in Marquette and Villanova at Prudential Center to make sure they are actually in the NCAA tournament…

Forecasting what to come in spring

After a usual depressing February of sports that comes after the Super Bowl, we have hit the start of a new sports season. March is known for March Madness that bridges the start of the baseball season, Stanley Cup playoffs and NBA…

Open letter to John Tavares

Dear John: Welcome home! You make your return to Long Island for the first time as a visitor and the enemy on Thursday night after nine unsuccessful seasons with the Islanders, even though this does not mean much to you as much as it…

No Islanders trade should be no problem

The MLB and NHL trade deadline get the best of us and worst of us. We get excited about what our teams would do to make our team better in those two revenue-making pro sports leagues, which often does wheeling and dealing during the…

Free advice galore for Williamson

Duke freshman sensation Zion Williamson made news Wednesday night in sports when he hurt his knee after his shoe broke down on him 33 seconds into the Duke-North Carolina game. It was the last we saw of him in that game for the night.…

No easy night in Big East

In Big East play Wednesday night, Xavier edged Seton Hall 70-69 at Prudential Center, St. John’s took a 78-59 road loss to Providence and Villanova lost two in a row and three of four by losing to Georgetown 85-73. Seton Hall fans, St.…

Signature win to savor for St. John’s

When we look back at St. John’s success few months from now, there’s no question we will look back at what happened in the second half on Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. When we look back at St. John’s one day being a rival to…

Why is LeBron not engaged?

The national media is afraid to call out LeBron James. No one on the Los Angeles Lakers will dare criticize him. His contemporaries leave him alone. Basketball fans have treated him like a sacred cow. Lakers fans are too passive to even rip…

Fans oblivious to ballplayers’ plight

Pitchers and catchers already reported for spring training, and it won’t be long until positional players show up, even though some players have decided to show up early than expected. Yet, 100 or more free agents have not been signed…

Nonstressful season works for Seton Hall

There have not been much anxiety or finger-biting moments this season when it comes to watching Seton Hall basketball. This sounds so foreign since every Seton Hall game seems like a game of survival by staying afloat in the Big East…

Ugly exits is what Knicks do

In what was the worst-kept secret came to reality on Thursday when the Knicks and Enes Kanter ended an acrimonious relationship that needed to end months ago. Yes, Kanter did all he could to get himself released by bashing the Knicks…

How come no love for Nets?

The Knicks have become quite a trainwreck that people in town can’t stop watching, reading or talking about them. They have lost 14 in a row and 15 (franchise-high) in a row at home. They alienated Kristaps Porzingis to the point they…

Pickett wills Siena in win over Iona

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Siena freshman phenom point guard Jalen Pickett had a rough go of it for most of the game against the three-time defending Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion Iona Gaels on Saturday afternoon. However,…

Why trust Mills and Dolan to get it right?

The Knicks traded Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke and Courtney Lee for Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews and two future first-round draft picks on Thursday. There’s no question Knicks fans are giddy about…

Super Bowl fatigue hits New York

We are few days away until the Super Bowl takes place. There hasn’t been much buzz or talk about the Super Bowl. There hasn’t been much anticipation about it. It might as well reach the Pro Bowl level of interest if I didn’t know any…

This next stretch defines Mullin’s tenure

If anyone thought St. John’s would cruise all season long, that was unrealistic. The Big East teams are a tad different than the nonconference creampuffs they play every year. St. John’s fans knew it, and even the St. John’s players and…

Is Fizdale right guy for the Knicks?

First-year Knicks coach David Fizdale has been preaching the big picture whenever he talks about the latest Knicks’ loss or explains why his team has a hideous 10-36 record. He has been preaching development and patience when talking…