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Steve Silverman

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Silverman: Boxing May Have Lost Its Stature, But Mayweather-Alvarez Will Be Special

If Alvarez can get in his shots, Mayweather will have to react like a champion. He will have to show he can take a punch and stay on his game plan.

09/14/2013

Tom Brady (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Silverman: B-Team Patriots Still Represent A Formidable Challenge

Gang Green is getting their chance at the New England Patriots at the right time. The high-powered Patriots have turned down the wattage quite a bit.

09/11/2013

Ichiro Suzuki of the New York Yankees is dejected as he walks past catcher David Ross. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Silverman: Ghost-Busted Yankees Blow Opportunity In Wild Card Chase

The famous Yankee Stadium ghosts, responsible for so many Yankees wins over the Red Sox over the years, did not finish the job last night.

09/06/2013

Russell Wilson (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Silverman: Predicting How The 2013 NFL Season Will Shake Out

The 2013 season belongs to the Seahawks. When the NFL season ends in MetLife Stadium in the snows of February, Pete Carroll’s Seahawks will survive the marathon that is the NFL.

09/04/2013

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Silverman: Risks And Dangers Of NFL Football Can’t Be Settled By Lawyers

We love football because it is thrilling, exciting and a brilliant test of athleticism and strategy. But the risk continues to grow, and all the lawyers and settlements will never change that. That does not bode well for the future of the sport.

08/30/2013

Tom Coughlin (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Silverman: Giants’ Division Rivals Have Plenty Of Weaknesses

If Big Blue can figure a few things out on defense and the offense does not slip, the division could be theirs for the taking.

08/28/2013

Eli Manning (credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Silverman: If Giants Are To Make Playoffs, Eli Manning Must Return To Form

The Giants need a lot of things to go right in order to reclaim elite status in the NFL. Having their quarterback return to his best form is one of them.

08/23/2013

Yankees manager Joe Girardi (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Silverman: Disjointed Season Coming Into Focus For The Yankees

Don’t look now, but the Yankees just may be putting themselves in a position to make a run at the playoffs.

08/21/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: A-Rod Sinks To New Low As Result Of Sickening Report

It’s only getting worse for Alex Rodriguez, and it’s not likely to get better for a long time. Rodriguez’s reputation is being destroyed further with every accusation that hits the news cycle.

08/16/2013

Spencer Paysinger (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Silverman: Defensive Issues Likely To Dog Giants Again In 2013

D-coordinator Perry Fewell has appealed to his players’ pride and asked his defense to “play like Giants.” That will work. For a game or two.

08/14/2013

Geno Smith answers questions at training camp (credit: Chris Lopresti/WFAN)

Silverman: Jets QB Geno Smith Needs To Take Command Right Away

The clock starts ticking right away, and Smith needs to show he has the tools to play right away. Perfection is not needed. Command and presence are required from day one.

08/09/2013

Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Silverman: PGA Stage Is Set For Epic Tiger Vs. Lefty Duel

When Woods is on, most of his fellow competitors are intimidated. None would admit it, but even solid top-10 golfers seem to lose their confidence when Woods is on. Mickelson is not one of them.

08/07/2013

John Tavares (file/credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Silverman: Hart Trophy Finalist Tavares Will Bring Award Home This Season

He is the MVP favorite going into the season because no player means more to his team than Tavares. This team would be a bottom-dweller without him.

08/02/2013

Bill Parcells (credit: George Rose/Getty Images)

Silverman: Parcells Gets Deserved Reward With Hall Of Fame Enshrinement

Tuna was a sharp-tongued coach who knew the game inside and out and he always got results. The Hall of Fame is the right place for him.

07/31/2013

Alfonso Soriano (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Silverman: Soriano Gives Yankees Much-Needed Right-Handed Punch

These are hard days for the New York Yankees. When the big move is the re-acquisition of Alfonso Soriano from the Chicago Cubs and it’s one that makes complete sense, you know the Yankees are in trouble.

07/26/2013

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