Remembering The 1996 Yankees: Paul O'Neill, The Warrior, Was BornAs far as baseball’s great warriors go, the players who would do anything they could to help their team win every game they played, Paul O’Neill belongs at or near the top of the list.
Silverman: Escape From Chicago Just Might Reignite Rose’s CareerHe wants at least one more maximum contract, and he knows the only way he is going to get it is to come close to returning to the form he had when he was an MVP with the Chicago Bulls in the 2010-11 season.
Remembering The 1996 Yankees: Bench Depth Proved InvaluableThe 1996 Yankees don’t rank with the great teams in baseball history when it comes to flat-out talent and all-around ability. However, they were a team in the true sense of the word.
Silverman: Ichiro Isn't MLB's Hit King, But He's A Legend NonethelessOne arriving in Major League Baseball, Ichiro became as consistent as a metronome, racking up at least 206 hits in every season from 2001 through 2010.
Remembering The 1996 Yankees: Mo Took First Steps Toward ImmortalityWhen the subject is the best of all-time, it’s often folly to declare one player better than everyone else. But when the subject is relief pitcher and the job is closing out a game, Mariano Rivera is at the top of the list, and it’s not even close.
Silverman: Crosby, Penguins Get Redemption On Way To Capturing CupIt’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. The Pittsburgh Penguins proved that old adage over the last four months, and they were rewarded with the Stanley Cup for their efforts.
Silverman: Jones Saves Sharks And Now Pressure Is On PenguinsSuddenly, some real drama has been infused into the Stanley Cup Final.
Silverman: Toothless Sharks Still Have A Shot At The Cup, In TheoryOn the surface, there’s no reason in the world the San Jose Sharks can’t still make a series of the Stanley Cup Final. Well, it's a nice thought, anyway.
Silverman: Desperate Sharks Need Huge Effort From 'Big 3' In Game 3The San Jose Sharks entered the Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins knowing they fully belonged. Through two games, something is wrong.
Silverman: Penguins Outplaying Sharks By Wide Margin After 2 GamesThe Sharks were lucky to keep both games as close as they were, and the Penguins were the better team in both games.
Silverman: Round 1 Goes To Penguins, But Don’t Count Out DeBoer’s Sharks Just YetThe Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks is the series that proves coaching changes matter.
Silverman: A Look At NFL Rookies -- Injuries, Position Battles And MoreAfter Rex Ryan decided to part company with Mario Williams at the start of the offseason, it was clear that the Bills would make a big-time pass rusher their top selection in draft. They got one, and now have a problem.