Regional Sports

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…

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…

No doubt about Rivera being unanimous

We can debate about Mike Mussina’s qualifications of being in the Baseball Hall of Fame this summer, especially when he did not win 300 games or win a Cy Young award, or win a big postseason game in his career. There is no debate about…

Musings on Sports

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady vying for his sixth Super Bowl championship. He already was the best quarterback of all time when he won his fourth Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks. Going for his sixth championship is all details…

Rams have what it takes to win it all

We can complain about the flag not being there when Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman committed a blatant interference penalty with a helmet-to-helmet hit on New Orleans Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis well before the pass…

Gase brings vibes of Eric Mangini

The takeaway from Adam Gase’s 20-minute introductory press conference as the new Jets head coach on Monday was his eyes. He had the look of a serial killer. His eyes were plastered in the back pages of the two New York tabloids, not to…

Nothing wrong with Jets hiring Gase

It did not matter who the Jets were hiring as their 17th head coach in franchise history. There would be faction of Jets fans who would complain about the hire. That’s the way it goes when the Johnson family has hired five coaches under…

No surprise Harvey received generous offer

No one could have been surprised Matt Harvey will be getting paid and pitching in Major League Baseball for next season. No, he is not going to get the $100 million deal he envisioned getting when he was at his best for the Mets a few…

Call these Lakers a work in progress

When LeBron James signed with the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent with not much fanfare on his part this summer, it put the Lakers back on the basketball map for the first time since Lakers head coach Phil Jackson retired after the 2011…

Giants have that losing stench

Another Giants season. Another losing season. Another year of no playoffs. After the Giants’ 17-0 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium and the Redskins’ 16-13 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, it will…

Same old song with Jets

This Jets season can’t end soon enough. It already has been a long season that won’t end. It’s the third straight season this Jets team has been unwatchable. They know how to lose in all those three years. It’s a problem they have yet to…

No use thinking what if with LeBron

Sports fans and sports media love to play the game of revisionist history and what if. It helps get through the day. No one does it well here than our town. After the Los Angeles Lakers celebrated a 108-105 victory over the Miami Heat on…

Cooperstown might never be the same as it was

It was supposed to be a great moment for Harold Baines on Sunday night. He and Lee Smith were selected Sunday night for the 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame class by the Today’s Game Era Committee, a 16-member panel appointed by the Hall of Fame.…

Only if Redskins had Kaepernick under center

The Giants received a rare laugher of a win on Sunday after dismantling an inept Washington Redskins team of the score of 40-16 at FedEx Field. But this wasn’t about how improved the Giants are from two months ago. This was more about the…

College football has been waste of time

I had no interest in watching college football this season after the way the NCAA and Ohio State mishandled the situation when it came to a domestic violence incident with the Ohio State assistant football coach. The NCAA and Ohio State…