Archive for December, 2009

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Top 10 NY Sports Moments of 2009

December 30, 2009

...where dreams are made of

As 2009 comes to a close, and Luis Castillo drops the ball  in Times Square, we reflect on those moments (good or bad) in the past year that made New York sports entertaining, frustrating, and memorable.  Players went down, new players arrived, and even a Championship was won for the city.  Tears were shed, fans jumped for joy, and in a time of recession sports provided us with an outlet to escape. 

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Vote Revis ’09

December 30, 2009

Darrelle Revis deserves Defensive Player of the Year

Escaping Revis Island in 2009 has been a daunting task for opposing wide receivers.  

“I went back and looked and I was going to be subtle about this, but if Revis is not the NFL Defensive Player of the Year, something is wrong with the system,” Rex Ryan said. “Nobody, and I mean nobody, in maybe the history of the game has had the challenges that he’s faced week in and week out.” 

Darrelle Revis, who has six interceptions and an NFL-leading 36 passes defended in his third season, has routinely shut down opposing teams’ top receivers such as New England’s Randy Moss, Buffalo’s Terrell Owens, Carolina’s Steve Smith and Houston’s Andre Johnson.  Even in what Revis described as his worst game of the season, he held Reggie Wayne to two catches for 21 yards when the Colts starters were in the game.  

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Mets sign Bay, close with Molina

December 29, 2009

The Amazing's have a pulse

Free-agent outfielder Jason Bay has reached agreement on a four-year, guaranteed $66 million contract with the New York Mets, a baseball source confirmed to ESPN.com Tuesday.

The agreement will become official once Bay passes a physical exam sometime next week, the source said. The deal includes a vesting option year that could increase Bay’s overall payout to slightly more than $80 million over five years.

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Jets hault perfection, defeat unbeaten Colts

December 28, 2009

Thomas Jones and company ran all over the Colts

Boo yah….

The New York Jets put themselves in prime position for a playoff berth with a 29-15 victory over the previously undefeated Colts.  Everything broke the right way for Gang Green in the earlier games, and the Jets did their part to earn the opportunity to play for a wild-card berth next Sunday against the Bengals.  If the Jets win, they’re in….lose, and they can schedule tee times with Eli Manning and the Giants. 

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Islanders rake up the Maple Leafs

December 24, 2009
 

John Tavares celebrates with Blake Comeau after Tavares' second-period goal

Associated Press

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — It took until the final game of a four-game homestand for the New York Islanders to capitalize on the home-ice advantage.

Trent Hunter and John Tavares scored 90 seconds apart in the second period, and Dwayne Roloson made 26 saves to help the Islanders beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Wednesday night.

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St. John’s routs Bryant

December 23, 2009

D.J. Kennedy led the Storm with 18 points

St. John’s (10-2) closed out its non-conference schedule with an 80-44 blow out of the winless Bryant Bulldogs Wednesday night.  

Junior swingman D.J. Kennedy led the Johnnies with a game-high 18 points, which included a 5-for-8 effort from the field and a 3-for-6 performance from beyond the arc, to mark his 11th-consecutive game in double-figures to start the season. Juniors Dwight Hardy and Paris Horne each scored 16 points – a season-high for the latter – drilling four and five 3-pointers, respectively. Each of St. John’s 12 active players got into the scoring column, including walk-ons John Taubeneck (1-for-2 from the free throw line) and Kevin Clark (four points, 2-for-2 from the field, one rebound).

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No more Melk for you

December 23, 2009

 

Melky Cabrera was traded to Atlanta

When I think back to 2004, in particular the ALCS, images of the most debilitating/humiliating loss flood my memory, and my throat fills with vomit. No Yankees fan will ever forget The Collapse, and entrenched in the center of that nightmare was Javier Vazquez. Read the rest of this entry ?