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Big Blue’s Defense Has Great Potential

by Kristian O'Hara

Kristian O'Hara/ WFUV Sports 

The Giants defense is a unit that may have gotten overlooked at times last season due to the astounding number of turnovers on the opposite side of the ball. However, the defense got better as the year went on and ended the season on a high note, surrendering only six points to the Redskins in a season finale win. While the season as a whole was a disappointment, players on the defense are looking to improve from last year’s effort to make this year’s group one that will send shockwaves throughout the league.

Bronx Homecoming for Former Ram

by Nick Logerfo

Texas Rangers/Fordham Athletics

A lot can happen in 13 years, and that’s how long it’s been since a Ram has made it to the major leagues. On July 22, Nick Martinez will return to the Bronx where he played for the Fordham Rams for 3 years. He will step on the mound at Yankee Stadium as a Texas Ranger. 

Chris Snee Announces His Retirement

by Kristian O'Hara

Krisitian O'Hara : WFUV Sports 

The day before the Giants held their first practice of Training Camp in 2014, the team was hit with some somber news. Starting right guard Chris Snee has decided to retire after playing all of his ten seasons with the New York Giants.

Islanders’ Youngsters Resigning

by Anthony Pucik

Wikimedia Commons

The Islanders picking up goaltender Jaroslav Halak and forwards Mikail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin in free agency have been their biggest moves thus far, but they have also made other important signings that should not be overlooked.

When I Get My Card Back Activated, I’m Back to Vegas

by Kenny Ducey

Kenny Ducey/WFUV Sports

Shielding fans from scorching triple-digit Las Vegas temperatures, Thomas & Mack Center also provides sanctuary from the turbulence of NBA free agency. It’s an imperfect abode for basketball, but an abode nonetheless —the game breathes and entertains thousands for a few weeks in the heart of the summer. Draft prospects, some young and some old, provide optimism for franchises in need. Fringe roster players re-display skills that once made them coveted. Coaches are given the opportunity to mesh with team members.