Browsing Posts published in June, 2010

The Yankees looked awfully helpless as Mariners’ ace Felix Hernandez threw a two-hit shutout. Javier Vazquez threw six innings of three-run ball, but the Yankees offense just couldn’t get on track against the crafty righty, as they lost 7-0. Welp, that’s what happens when you face two of the AL’s best arms back-to-back.

'This Game Is Too Easy!'

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Reports out of Denver are suggesting that the Nuggets may trade franchise forward, Carmelo Anthony. Anthony is in the final year of his contract and will be seeking a big money extension before next year’s new collective bargaining agreement. With that being said, could the Knicks be a fit for Anthony’s services?

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Last night, Yankee fans saw Cliff Lee dominate, like he has all year. Next year, he will undoubtedly be the hottest free agent pitcher to hit the market in the 2011 off-season. Teams near and far will be bidding for his services in 2011 and onward. With a free agent class that includes no one particularly special (Javier Vazquez, Tim Hudson, and Jamie Moyer are the other three best starters available), just how much are Cliff Lee’s services worth via the trade market or the free agent market? Last year, John Lackey joined the Boston Red Sox for 5 years/ $82.5 million. He is indeed a very good pitcher, but he cannot lead a pitching staff in a similar way that Lee can.

"Buy a home in Seattle? No thanks, I'll just rent for a year" - AP Photo

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Will Roger Federer win in straight sets vs. Tomas Berdych?

Roger Federer has won six of the last seven Wimbledon titles. His only defeat came in 2008 to Rafael Nadal. On Wednesday morning, Federer will tangle with Tomas Berdych.

In head-to-head play, Federer owns an 8-2 record over Berdych and is 2-0 lifetime against him on grass. In their only meeting at Wimbledon, Federer took Berdych down in straight sets in 2006.

With a lot on the line, I’m picking R. Fed to win in straight sets. The guy is always on a mission whenever he plays in Wimbledon.

The Pick: Federer in straight sets

June Record: 14-15

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The New York Mets were defeated by the Florida Marlins Tuesday night 7-6. The Mets fought hard at the end to even the score, but Dan Uggla hit a walk-off single off Pedro Feliciano in the bottom of the ninth. They continue to struggle against the Marlins, now 4-8 on the season. With an Atlanta loss, they were unable to gain ground for the NL East division lead.

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In a battle between two potential American League All-Stars, Seattle Mariners ace Cliff Lee pitched a complete game as the Seattle Mariners beat the New York Yankees 7-4. Lee got the win for the Mariners and Phil Hughes picked up the loss for the Yankees. With the loss, Hughes drops to 10-2 on the season and the Yankees fall to 47-29 on the season.

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The Seattle Mariners (31-44) will bring their two aces as they face off against the Yankees for the first time this season. The Yankees went 6-4 against Seattle last year, including taking two of three at home. The Yankees took four of six games on their West coast trip while the Mariners dropped two of three in Milwaukee.

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Match-Up: Paraguay vs. Japan

Paraguay, who won Group F, has played extremely well during the World Cup. Paraguay (1-0-2) has yet to lose while conceding only one goal in three games.

Japan finished in second place behind Group E, dropping their only contest to the Nederlands, 1-0.

The teams have only faced each other six times, with Japan winning only once.

Overall, Paraguay looks like the better team on paper. They’ve played great defense thus far while taking advantage of missed opportunities.

The Pick: Paraguay Win

June Record: 14-14

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The New York Mets were blown out by the Florida Marlins 10-3 on Monday night. They are now 4-7 against the Fish. R.A. Dickey took his first loss of the season, bringing his record to 6-1.

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Recently, I received a great guest post from Brent Jacobs. Mr. Jacobs shed some light upon the positive economic impact that the legalization of mixed martial arts (MMA) would have on New York state.

As many of you know, mixed martial arts is viewed as a ‘barbaric’ sport by many state governments. One by one, these governments have recognized the positive economic impact that MMA would have on their state and ultimately legalized it. Finally, it seems like New York has come to terms with a decision…Definitely ‘Read More’ to learn more…

Brock Lesnar

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