Steve Silverman

Tiger Woods prepares to practice his chipping at Royal Liverpool Golf Course in Hoylake on July 16, 2014 ahead of The British Open Golf Championship. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Silverman: Tiger, Lefty Are Just Also-Rans In This Year’s British Open

The two dominant stars of the pro golf tour have long been Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. However, they both go into this weekend’s Open Championship playing far from their best golf.

07/16/2014

Antonio Brown #84 runs downfield in front of Chris Houston #23 on November 17, 2013 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Silverman: A Look At The Most Impactful NFL Free Agents Still Available

There are still several free agents out there who have the ability to help franchises win games. They may be coming back from injuries and have to prove they are healthy, but there’s still a chance for teams to sign difference-makers.

07/14/2014

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks against the Memphis Grizzlies on Dec. 8, 2009 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn.  (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Silverman: Riley Has Set The Table For LeBron’s Return To Cleveland

If Pat Riley was interested in furthering his partnership with LeBron James, he sure had a strange way of showing it after the Miami Heat lost to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals.

07/09/2014

Calvin Pryor (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images), Geno Smith (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Silverman: 3 Critical Areas Will Decide Jets’ Fate In 2014

It’s always football season. That’s why it’s not premature to contemplate the Jets and realize that 2014 has a chance to be much better and more exciting than last year.

07/04/2014

A fan of the United States enjoys the atmosphere prior to the World Cup Round of 16 match against Belgium at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Silverman: Enough Already! Give Me Football — The Real Version Of The Sport

Despite the huge crowds that watched the World Cup games at public venues in major cities all over the land, we have not become a soccer-mad country.

07/02/2014

Mats Zuccarello #36 of the New York Rangers celebrates his third-period goal with teammates Benoit Pouliot #67 and Derick Brassard #16 against the Senators on January 18, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Silverman: Solid Offseason Puts Rangers In Driver’s Seat In Eastern Conference

It may not look like it when you don’t see their name in the first round of the draft, but this is a vital offseason for the Rangers. They have a chance to seize control in the Eastern Conference and become its best and most consistent team.

06/27/2014

Tiger Woods (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Silverman: Thank God Tiger Is Back Because Golf Is A Waste Otherwise

The PGA Tour is a big, sleepy bore. Golf needs Tiger Woods now more than ever.

06/25/2014

David Robertson, right, and Brian McCann celebrate the Yankees’ 3-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on June 17, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Silverman: Despite Mediocre Play, Yankees In Position To Seize AL East

The Yankees’ have not played the kind of baseball they are capable of playing, yet they will almost certainly be in a position to breathe down the Blue Jays’ necks in a matter of days.

06/18/2014

Alain Vigneault, head coach of the New York Rangers, speaks to the media at a press conference following Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Silverman: Rangers Will Transition, But They Are In Great Shape Where It Counts

The best thing the Rangers have going for them in the future remains Henrik Lundqvist, but the next best thing may be Alain Vigneault.

06/16/2014

Mike Richards #10 and Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings prepare to take the ice for warm-ups prior to Game Three of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Kings’ Jeff Carter, Mike Richards Know Miracles Work Both Ways

Carter and Richards have been there twice before. They know how fast these things can get away from a team.

06/13/2014

The Rangers’ Dan Girardi, left, battles the Kings’ Kyle Clifford along the boards 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)

Silverman: Nightmare Moments Aside, Girardi’s Perseverance Pays Off For Rangers

The dreaded two-goal lead. The Rangers had made blowing it an art form before Wednesday night’s Game 4 at Madison Square Garden.

06/12/2014

The Kings’ Justin Williams causes havoc against the Rangers during Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on June 7, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Silverman: Kings’ Williams Proof You Don’t Have To Be Superstar To Be Playoff Stud

What has made the Kings so dangerous in the Stanley Cup Final – and the preceding three rounds as well – is that they are loaded with finishers on their roster — and they have actually finished.

06/11/2014

The Rangers’ Dan Girardi slides into the net against the Los Angeles Kings during the third period of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Brutal Puck Luck Is Totally Killing Snake-Bitten Rangers

The record will show that the Rangers lost 3-0 on Monday night, but they were not outplayed. They dominated for several stretches, but simply could not get the puck by Jonathan Quick.

06/10/2014

Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings celebrates his double-overtime game winner with teammates as the Kings defeat the New York Rangers 5-4 during Game Two of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Staples Center on June 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: It May Take Perfection For Rangers To Beat Overpowering Kings

The grueling race for the Stanley Cup is nearing its climax, and the Rangers have reached a critical moment against a formidable opponent.

06/09/2014

The Rangers’ Rick Nash, left, collides with the Kings’ Jake Muzzin during Game 1 of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Staples Center on June 4, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Since Nash Won’t, Stepan And Kreider Must Try To Outmuscle Kings

The Rangers’ Most Important Line Took A Beating In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. That cannot happen again if the Blueshirts are really serious about beating the Kings.

06/07/2014

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