Steve Silverman

John Smoltz, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez

Silverman: Pedro, Unit, Smoltz Make Up Best HOF Pitching Class In More Than 40 Years

It’s a remarkable weekend for pitching, and it will be celebrated with the induction of this spectacular trio at baseball’s Upstate New York shrine.


Donald Trump during a campaign stop on July 10, 2015 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in California. (Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Silverman: Despite Ruining USFL, Trump Wants To Tackle The Presidency

Donald Trump could be the Republican candidate for president of the United States. No, this is not a joke. It’s reality, and way too much of it.


Dez Bryant

Silverman: Bryant Deal Means Cowboys’ Season May Be Rescued

If Jones hadn’t come through with the new deal and Bryant had lived up to his threat and stayed away, the Cowboys would have been doomed.


American League All-Star Mike Trout celebrates after scoring a run during the 86th MLB All-Star Game at the Great American Ball Park on July 14, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Silverman: Trout, DeGrom Left Little Doubt Who Ruled The Midsummer Classic

Mike Trout is the brightest of Generation Next, and he may be to the All-Star game in the years to come as Willie Mays was in the 1950s and ‘60s.


Ken Stabler in 1979

Silverman: Stabler Wasn’t The Best, But He Might Have Been The Most Clutch

Stabler may not have been better than Montana, Unitas or Manning, but would any of them have beaten him in the final moments of the biggest game? Very doubtful.


Kris Bryant

Silverman: Astros, Cubs, A-Rod Lead MLB First-Half Surprises

Unlike the Astros, the Cubs are not in first place. But they have a legitimate chance at winning a wild-card spot.


Martin St. Louis

Silverman: No Player Showed More Determination Than Martin St. Louis

From a championship perspective, the St. Louis acquisition was a failure. However, he brought energy, commitment and guts to the ice on an every-night basis.


Tom Coughlin

Silverman: Giants’ Tom Coughlin Is The Fourth-Best Coach In The NFL Today

While Coughlin may put away his whistle after this season or next, he is still among the best in the game right now.


Amari Cooper (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Silverman: Rookies Cooper, Gordon, Beasley Will Be Worth Watching In Training Camp

We haven’t said this in a long time, but the Oakland Raiders did not fool themselves when they drafted Amari Cooper with their first-round draft choice.


Peyton Manning

Silverman: It’s Obvious That Broncos Would Love To Move Peyton Manning

Would the Denver Broncos like to trade Peyton Manning to the Houston Texans, or anyone else? You bet they would.


Tiger Woods of the United States reacts on the 18th green during the first round of the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay on June 18, 2015 in University Place, Washington. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Silverman: It Might Be Time To Face Reality — Tiger May Never Be Tiger Again

At a certain point, all of the stragglers are going to let it go — the hangers-on who still believe that Tiger Woods has a chance to regain at least some of his past glory and start playing excellent golf once again.


Brad Richards (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Silverman: Washed Up, Huh? Richards Plays Key Role In Blackhawks’ Run To Glory

Brad Richards left New York in the most ignominious of fashions. The Rangers had no use for him and issued a compliance buyout of his contract.


Geno Atkins

Silverman: With NFL Season Around The Corner, Keep An Eye On These Stories

While training camp won’t decide anything, it will set the stage for the drama that unfolds during the year. Here are a few of the most worthy stories to follow.


Peyton Manning and Tom Brady

Silverman: Manning, Brady Are No Longer Elite NFL Quarterbacks

As long as Brady and Manning have been healthy, they have been elite quarterbacks in the league. That era is now over.


American Pharoah works out prior to the 147th Belmont Stakes on June 5, 2015 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Silverman: American Pharoah Will Break The Triple Crown Drought

Is he strong enough to beat solid horses like Frosted and Materiality, who are rested and ready to roll? I say yes — we’ll see history Saturday at Belmont Park.