Friday, June 5, 2020

Islanders Ink Andrew Ladd to a 7-Year Deal

Overview The Islanders have announced the signing of left winger, Andrew Ladd, as a free agent from the Chicago Blackhawks on a 7-year deal with an AAV of $5.5 million. The former Winnipeg Jets captain will play to the left of Tavares and provide a much needed scoring pop for the boys in Brooklyn. Over the last six seasons, Ladd has...

A Fan Perspective: The 2015 Sharks Season

The San Jose Sharks had finished their season on Sunday with a loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Final. Despite, the loss however, the Sharks have undoubtedly finished their best season in franchise history. And here's why: In the 2015 preseason, NHL experts weighed in on each team's chances of making the 2016 playoffs. When they came...

Can The Bay Area Make Sports History?

The San Francisco Bay Area has quite a good history in professional sports. They are currently responsible for seven Super Bowl rings, seven World Series titles, two MLS Championship titles, two NBA titles, and even four Arena Bowl titles (if you are into that sort of thing). However, this year, the Bay Area has a shot at making more history. The...

AFC Wimbledon Win Promotion to League 1

After 90 minutes of soccer at Wembley Stadium, AFC Wimbledon, a club owned entirely by its fans has gained promotion to League 1. If you haven’t read my piece on why AFC Wimbledon are so special, go read it before you read this. On their 14th Anniversary of the formation of the Club, AFC Wimbledon have done what so many had...

Jordan Spieth Makes a Statement at the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational

Jordan Spieth came to Fort Worth, Texas with one goal in mind; to hoist the trophy on Sunday. His final round, 65, left a mark on Colonial Country Club's back nine, and he clinched his eighth PGA Tour title. https://twitter.com/PGATOUR/status/737156211573952512 Spieth birdied holes 16, 17, and 18 to close out his round on Sunday to win the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational by...

Stanley Cup Finals Preview: San Jose vs. Pittsburgh

Note: This is a collaborative preview from Rob Leano and Trevor Goldstein.  San Jose Sharks (46-30-6) vs Pittsburgh Penguins (48-26-8) Stanley Cup Finals (Best of Seven Series) Odds: Pittsburgh -120 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4pvu83rnnU There is no trophy like the Stanley Cup. While many trophies are remade and locked in a case collecting dust in the many years after it is received, there is only one Stanley Cup in existence that gets...

South Carolina’s Shelby Rogers French Open Run Continues to Quarterfinals

Coming into this years French Open with a world ranking of 108 and a best Grand Slam result being a 3rd round appearance at the 2015 U.S. Open, it was safe to say no one expected much of anything from 23 year-old Shelby Rogers, the Charleston, South Carolina, native. Instead, Rogers has made an incredible run to her first ever...

Transfer Season: The Parade of Guesses

May 23rd’s FA Cup final marked the last English Soccer game of the season, and the 28th’s Champions League the 2015-16 season will be officially over. It was a season of hope and drama and upsets that no one could have predicted. Except for France. France turned out pretty much as you’d expect. You may think I’m sad about this,...

What Does Mourinho Mean for Manchester United?

https://twitter.com/manutd/status/736112790130151425 Fresh off a comeback win in the FA Cup, Manchester United have announced that José Mourinho will replace Louis van Gaal as the next manager of the one of the most storied clubs in all of soccer. Mourinho has succeeded practically everywhere he has gone, winning the Champions League at both Porto and Inter Milan, as well as multiple...

San Jose Sharks: A Rocky Road 1997-2016

Last week the San Jose Sharks made history by making it to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history. Many hockey fans are quite familiar with the many struggles San Jose has faced over the past several years. They have been constantly labeled as "playoff chokers" and could not survive May hockey. With that said,...
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