Regional Sports

Kevin Huerter to keep name in NBA draft

CLIFTON PARK -- Maryland sophomore and former Shenendehowa star Kevin Hurter announced Wednesday that he will remain in the NBA draft and hire an agent, ending his two-year career at Maryland. He waited until the last few hours to…

How can Yankees trust Betances?

Everything has gone great for the Yankees these last few weeks. All they do is win by winning 17 of 18 prior to losing 5-4 to the Boston Red Sox Thursday night at Yankee Stadium. They hit, and their starting pitching and their bullpen are…

Harvey goes from stardom to disgrace

Everyone knew this was not going to work with Matt Harvey and the Mets when the season started, but who would’ve thought it would have gotten to this point few years ago? It wasn’t long ago Matt Harvey not only own the Mets and New York,…

Promising Mets season turning into nightmare

That Mets 12-2 start was fun, wasn’t it? This may be as good as it gets for the Mets. Since then, times have been tough as they have gone 5-9 after a 7-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves Wednesday night at Citi Field. They have not pitch and…

Gettleman does Maccagnan favor in NFL Draft

The Jets fans said “Here we go again” on Twitter and on message boards after the Cleveland Browns pulled a stunner by drafting Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield as the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday night. The fear was…

Can Devils build on this season?

Devils fans celebrated their team's season the last few days after they were eliminated by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first-round best-of-seven series Saturday afternoon in a 3-1 loss. The Devils absorbed kudos from their coaches and…

Is Vegas’ success bad for NHL?

On Tuesday, the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Los Angeles Kings 1-0 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to finish off a series sweep of the Kings, and advance to the second round. This was a historical game in several ways. Vegas…

Kucherov makes his presence felt

It was odd to see Nikita Kucherov was not selected as one of the three stars of the game by the local media on Wednesday night. He didn’t even get the third star for Pete’s sake. One had to double-check to make sure this was right, and it…

Comeback SZN: The return of Johnny Manziel

"And the winner of the 2012 Heisman Memorial Trophy is..." There was a long pause. Millions of people were glued to their TV's, waiting to find out whether Manti Te'o, Johnny Manziel, or Collin Klein would be the next words they hear.…

Playoff roller-coaster new for most Devils

Playoffs are an interesting time of the year for NHL players and coaches. So much thinking. So much chess-matching. So much drama. So much plots. So much highs and lows. Every playoff game has its own adventure. Not one game is the same.…

Kinkaid’s time to shine

Devils head coach John Hynes wasn’t fooling anyone on who is the Devils starting goaltender in Game 1 of the Devils and Tampa Bay Lightning first-round series Thursday night. Not when Keith Kinkaid started 12 of the last Devils’ 14…

Shero has midas touch on Devils

Devils owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer brought a once proud hockey team that has been on the decline since 2013. It would have been easy for them to keep successful Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello and have him get the Devils…

Devils have playoff ingredients to play

Outside of Game 5 of the 2012 Eastern Conference finals, there has not been much memories to enjoy at Prudential Center until Thursday night. The Devils ended a six-year playoff drought by clinching a playoff berth after a 2-1 victory…

Crowning Yankees as champs is premature

The Yankees have received hosannas for taking the Houston Astros to seven games in the American League Champions Series last season, never mind they choked a 3-2 series lead and lost in a series they should have won. They continued to…

With Mets, it’s always ifs, not absolutes

The Mets enter the 2018 season with a new manager, new pitching coach and a new coaching staff that would put the focus on fundamentals and analytics to winning games. No word though if they can transform ifs into absolutes. The Mets can…