Sean Hartnett

Derek Jeter acknowledges the crowd after being pulled in the fourth inning during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Derek Jeter, The White Knight Of Baseball, Delivers In All-Star Farewell

However Jeter’s final season ends, he will leave an enormous void to be filled — not just in the Bronx, but also as the game’s foremost statesman.

07/16/2014

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hartnett: Jackson’s Triangle Offense Will Bring The Best Out Of Anthony

Star forward Carmelo Anthony announced Sunday that he is remaining with the Knicks, a decision that will prove to be the best one he’s made during his stellar career.

07/14/2014

LeBron James leads the Cavs during the 2009 playoffs. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hartnett: LeBron, Cleveland’s Prodigal Son, Out To Settle Unfinished Business

James can no longer be painted as the villain who spurned an opportunity to bring joy to the streets of Cleveland. That goal is back on his agenda.

07/11/2014

Dan Boyle (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Dan Boyle Out To Prove He’s Still Got It With Rangers

Newly signed Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle isn’t feeling the pressure ahead of the latest — and perhaps greatest — challenge of his impressive career.

07/08/2014

Dan Boyle (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Power-Play QB Dan Boyle Is A True Game-Changer For Rangers

Even considering his age and slower stride, Boyle is still a rare commodity in this league given his excellence on the power play.

07/02/2014

The Rangers’ Anton Stralman, left, hip checks Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings during the first period of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 11, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Will Be Hard-Pressed To Make Big Splash In Free Agency

Rangers fans are dreading what free agency has in store. Things changed quickly for the Blueshirts on Friday when the NHL announced that the 2014-15 salary cap maximum will be $69 million.

06/30/2014

Dominic Moore of the New York Rangers speaks after winning the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy during the 2014 NHL Awards at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on June 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Masterton Winner Dominic Moore’s Story Captures Spirit Of NY

Sometimes, people are meant to be in a certain place. That was the case for Moore. Coming back to New York brought healing after he had gone through hell.

06/25/2014

Paul Stastny (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Hartnett: The Rangers Must Go All-In On Free-Agent Target Paul Stastny

Losing Stralman and Boyle would be jagged pills to swallow, but freeing up cap space to sign a center of Stastny’s caliber is the Rangers’ No. 1 need.

06/24/2014

U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard acknowledges the fans after a 2-2 draw in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match against Portugal on June 22, 2014 in Manaus, Brazil. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Despite Heartbreaker, U.S. In Good Position To Advance At World Cup

Soccer can sometimes be the cruelest of sports. In the blink of an eye, everything changed for a U.S. team that had seemingly punched its ticket to the knockout stage.

06/23/2014

Ryan McDonagh (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Hartnett: All Signs Point To Ryan McDonagh Becoming Rangers’ Next Captain

McDonagh appears to be a captain in waiting. He has become a more vocal leader with age and experience.

06/17/2014

The New York Rangers bench looks on during the Stanley Cup playoffs. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett’s Rangers Offseason Preview: Who Stays And Who Goes?

The Rangers took their fans on an incredible ride that was equally unexpected and unforgettable. Now the page immediately turns to preparations for next season.

06/16/2014

Anton Stralman makes the stop against Marian Gaborik and Jeff Carter of the Los Angeles Kings during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 11, 2014. The Rangers defeated the Kings 2-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers’ Anton Stralman Finally Gets Recognition He Deserves

No NY defenseman has been more consistent throughout the entirety of the playoffs. But holding on to him after the Stanley Cup finals could prove difficult.

06/13/2014

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Fear Drove Lundqvist To Summon His Best, Keeping Rangers Alive

“We didn’t want to see the Cup coming out on our home ice,” Lundqvist said. “Just the thought of it would make me sick.”

06/12/2014

Head coach Alain Vigneault of the New York Rangers talks with the media after the Los Angeles Kings defeated the Rangers 3-2 in overtime during Game One of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Staples Center on June 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Are In Excellent Hands Long-Term Under Vigneault

This is just the beginning. Vigneault’s roster will continue to evolve into one that is geared toward executing his uptempo philosophies.

06/11/2014

Brad Richards (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Richards Is Making Buyout An Easy Call For Rangers

Look no further than alternate captain Brad Richards as the main reason why the Rangers’ power play has fizzled. His overall game has disintegrated during the finals.

06/10/2014

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