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Travis Hamonic #3 (C) of the New York Islanders celebrates his goal at 6:38 of the second period against the Colorado Avalanche and is joined by John Tavares #91 (L) and Kyle Okposo #21 (R). (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the NY/NJ sports landscape.


Larry Donnell fails to complete a touchdown catch against the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium on November 16, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Dottino’s Game Balls, Gassers: Eli Can’t Take All Blame For Giants’ Latest Letdown

How many different ways can a team fritter away chances to win a game? The Giants (3-7) may have an answer to that question by season’s end.


Red Bull Arena (Credit: Steinlight Media)

Schwartz: New York Red Bulls Are Finally Relevant In Local Sports Scene

It’s taken the Red Bulls a long time and a lot of struggles to get to this point. After many years of being the butt of many jokes, they have turned into winners both on and off the field.


Daniel Murphy (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Kallet: Mets Would Be Downright Foolish To Trade Daniel Murphy

The Mets have the pitching, from top to bottom, and they need as much offense as they can get. They need to keep Murphy.


Charles Brown #71 and Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants react after throwing an interception against the San Francisco 49ers in the third quarter at MetLife Stadium on November 16, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: Another Giants Debacle — Does It Get Worse Than This?

New York’s playoff hopes effectively ended Sunday in a rain of turnovers. Now, it’s just a matter of what the final record will look like.


Vladimir Tarasenko #91 of the St. Louis Blues is stopped in the first period by goaltender Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on November 4, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Devils Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

Cory Schneider has now started 18 consecutive games to open the season, the second-longest stretch by a goaltender to begin a season in Devils history.



Boomer & Carton Podcast And MOTD: November 17, 2014

Today’s moment centered around Boomer and some of his bodily sounds. Lots of growling and snorting this morning. Enjoy!


Carmelo Anthony had 28 points and nine rebounds in the Knicks' 109-93 win over Denver on Nov. 16, 2014. (credit: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Boomer & Carton: Jerry’s Monday Morning Update Effort

Jerry goes around the league with scores and sound and mentions that the Knicks finally got a win last night against a bad team.


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Boomer & Carton: 5 Is The Tragic Number For Big Blue

Boomer and Craig were talking football early on Monday morning, trying their best to make sense of Big Blue’s demise, collectively wondering what the future might hold for Tom Coughlin & Co.


NBA Commissioner Adam Silver (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Silverman: Silver’s Gambling Stance Is Another Way For Pro Sports To Get Your Money

In this dangerous world, sports fans are responsible for their own sobriety, no matter how many temptations are put in front of them. And there are more temptations every single day.


Head coach Mike Petke of the New York Red Bulls (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Dyer: Pay The Man! Red Bulls Head Coach Mike Petke Deserves An Extension

It is time for Dietrich Mateschitz to belly up to the proverbial bar as the owner of the New York Red Bulls and do the right thing for his head coach.


Marc Staal (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Would Be Smart Not To Let Staal Contract Talks Drag On

At some point, Marc Staal will put pen to paper on a lucrative, long-term contract. It just remains to be seen if the Rangers will be the ones to pony up the dough.


Keith Aulie #22  of the Edmonton Oilers fights Chris Neil #25 of the Ottawa Senators during an NHL game at Rexall Place on November 13, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Friedman: Enough Already — It’s Time To End Fighting In Hockey

Enjoy it while you still can, because it will soon be a relic of a time gone by. And, while that might be disappointing for many, it’ll be better for the game of hockey in the long run.


Evan Fournier #10 of the Orlando Magic dribbles around Brook Lopez #11 of the Brooklyn Nets in the first half at Barclays Center on November 9, 2014.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: What Should The Nets Do With Brook Lopez?

Something has to be done with Brook Lopez. The seven-foot center is just killing the Nets on both ends of the court.