Professional Sports

Nets - Raptors Playoff Preview

by Matt Rosenfeld

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Now that the dust has finally settled in the 2013-2014 regular season and the playoff matchups are set, let’s dive into the only playoff series that will be taking place in New York, the sixth seeded Brooklyn Nets against the third seeded Toronto Raptors.

The Nets might have stumbled into the playoffs, losing four of their last five games all against sub-.500 teams, but there is no doubt that falling into a series against fellow Atlantic division member Toronto is more beneficial for the Nets than a series against the Chicago Bulls would have been.

Rangers' Keys to Playoff Success

by Anthony Pucik

WFUV Sports 

The New York Rangers 45-31-6 record was good enough to earn them 96 points and second in the Metropolitan Division. This put them in the playoffs for the fourth straight season and their eighth appearance in the last nine seasons. However, this is the first season the Rangers will be in the playoffs under new head coach, Alain Vigneault.

ESPN's Tim Kurkjian Joins One on One

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

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Tim Kurkjian, ESPN baseball analyst, joined the show and immediately addressed Terry Collin’s decision-making in Fridaynight’s Mets game. He also discussed some Yankees worries concerning CC Sabathia’s early struggles, Pineda’s pine tar incident, and the lack of stadium attendance in April. Kurkjian added some unique anecdotes and personal thoughts about the influx of Tommy John Surgery amongst younger pitchers in today’s game, too. 

One on One: 2014 Masters' Tournament

by Kelly Kultys

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Hank Gola, golf writer for The New York Daily News joined Jake Kring-Schreifels and myself to break down the Masters’ Tournament. Gola gave his Masters’ prediction as well as analysis on the Tournament without prized golfers like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. He gave insight into the course and how the golfers will fare over the next two rounds.

David Ortiz in Awe of Solarte's Hot Start

by Kenny Ducey

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Yangervis Solarte has taken the league by storm in just eight big league games - and David Ortiz has taken notice.

"I watched a game he had in Houston. To be honest with you, it got me goosebumps," Ortiz said ahead of Boston's Thursday showdown with the Yankees. "I mean, this guy has so much intensity...God, man."