nhl http://wamc.org en Hockey Maven Stan Fischler Recalls An NHL Life http://wamc.org/post/hockey-maven-stan-fischler-recalls-nhl-life <p>June 14 marks the 20th anniversary of one the most memorable nights in New York hockey history, when the New York Rangers broke a 54-year curse and beat Vancouver for the Stanley Cup. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 92250 at http://wamc.org Hockey Maven Stan Fischler Recalls An NHL Life Jets Eliminate Miami 20-7, Eagles Take NFC East http://wamc.org/post/jets-eliminate-miami-20-7-eagles-take-nfc-east <p></p><p></p><p>In the NFL, it was the Jets over Miami 20-7. Geno Smith led three long scoring drives, ran for a touchdown and threw for 190 yards. New England defeated Buffalo 34-20. The Pats finished 12-4, while the Bills ended up 6-10 and last in the AFC East. The Giants moved past Washington 20-6.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 13:13:56 +0000 Jaired Crofut 80838 at http://wamc.org Jets Eliminate Miami 20-7, Eagles Take NFC East NHL Lockout Helped Regional AHL teams http://wamc.org/post/nhl-lockout-helped-regional-ahl-teams <p>Earlier this season, the National Hockey League suffered its third work stoppage in 20 years due to a labor dispute between the owners and the NHL Players Union.&nbsp;Many contend that the lockout damaged the game.&nbsp; But as Patrick O’Rourke reports, the American Hockey League was happy to see the major players skating in the minor leagues.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 19:40:00 +0000 Patrick O'Rourke 63010 at http://wamc.org NHL Lockout Helped Regional AHL teams WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update http://wamc.org/post/wamc-morning-edition-sports-update-35 <p>In the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder picked up their third straight win last night to pull within 2 ½ games of first-place San Antonio in the NBA's Western Conference. The Thunder downed the Knicks 95-94 in New York.</p><p>The only other NBA game last night had Denver beating the Los Angeles Clippers 109-92. It's the seventh straight win for the Nuggets and their 12th in a row in Denver. They own the league's best home mark at 27-3. The loss drops the Clippers five games off the Western Conference lead.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:40:08 +0000 Jaired Crofut 59400 at http://wamc.org WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update Classic '94 NHL playoff series remembered http://wamc.org/post/classic-94-nhl-playoff-series-remembered <p></p><p>WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Tim Sullivan, an Associated Press sports editor and author of <em>Battle on the Hudson: the Devils, the Rangers, and the NHL’s Greatest Series Ever</em>, which is published by Triumph.</p><p>The early spring of 1994 is considered by many fans to be the pinnacle of winter sports in New York City. The Knicks were on their way to seven-game classic Finals loss to the Rockets, and in hockey, the Rangers were running down a 54-year demon in their quest for a Stanley Cup.</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 16:38:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 53158 at http://wamc.org Classic '94 NHL playoff series remembered PG Jason KIdd to Join the Knicks http://wamc.org/post/pg-jason-kidd-join-knicks <p>Well the Knicks have added a Kidd to their backcourt &ndash; but they haven&rsquo;t gotten any younger&hellip;</p><p>ESPN reports this morning that veteran point guard Jason Kidd has decided to leave the Mavericks and join the Knicks to the tune of roughly $9 million dollars over three years. &nbsp;This move comes as Houston and restricted free agent point guard Jeremy Lin have reportedly come to terms on a four year, $29 million dollar deal - the Knicks have three days to match the Rockets&rsquo; offer.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 10:20:07 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 42552 at http://wamc.org PG Jason KIdd to Join the Knicks Lakers Land PG Nash, Rockets Make Offer to Knicks' Lin http://wamc.org/post/lakers-land-pg-nash-rockets-make-offer-knicks-lin <p>Well one NBA club celebrated our nation&rsquo;s independence by bringing a Canadian to town&hellip;</p><p>The Lakers have acquired point guard Steve Nash in a sign-and-trade deal with the Suns, who receive four draft picks in return: first rounders in 2013 and 2015, and second rounders in 2013 and 2014. Nash agreed to a three-year deal worth $27 million dollars.</p><p>To replace Nash, the Suns have re-acquired point guard Goran Dragic to the tune of $34 million dollars over four years.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 10:20:14 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 42463 at http://wamc.org Lakers Land PG Nash, Rockets Make Offer to Knicks' Lin Source: Nets Land Hawks' Johnson, Pursue PG Williams http://wamc.org/post/source-nets-land-hawks-johnson-pursue-pg-williams <p>Well according league sources, the Nets have made a major move &ndash; and the deal does not include the names Dwight or Howard.&nbsp;</p><p>The Hawks and Nets have reportedly agreed to a trade that would send All-Star guard Joe Johnson to Brooklyn. Johnson has four years and $90 million left on his contract.&nbsp; The Hawks will receive five players and a draft pick from the Nets, who are also trying to re-sign free agent point guard Deron Williams.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 10:17:51 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 42349 at http://wamc.org Source: Nets Land Hawks' Johnson, Pursue PG Williams Yankees' Sabathia, Pettitte Placed on DL http://wamc.org/post/yankees-sabathia-pettitte-placed-dl <p>Well the Yankees starting rotation has taken a major hit&hellip;</p><p>Hours after the Yankees placed C.C. Sabathia on the DL with a strained groin, Andy Pettitte was hit by a line drive back through the box, breaking his left fibula right near the ankle.&nbsp; Robinson Cano supplied a go-ahead, two-run shot to prevent the day from being a total loss, as the Yankees edged Cleveland 5-4.</p><p>In Boston, David Ortiz smacked his 399th career home run to help power the Red Sox, who scored six first-inning runs, to a 10-4 rout of Toronto.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 10:21:38 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 42008 at http://wamc.org Yankees' Sabathia, Pettitte Placed on DL Second Seeds Rafael Nadal, Victoria Azarenka Cruise on Day 2 of Wimbledon http://wamc.org/post/second-seeds-rafael-nadal-victoria-azarenka-cruise-day-2-wimbledon <p>Well there were no real surprises on the second day of play at Wimbledon&hellip;</p><p>Second seeds Rafael Nadal and Victoria Azarenka were straight-sets winners.&nbsp; Nadal beat Thomaz Bellucci 7-6, 6-2, 6-3. Azarenka got the better of American Irina Falconi 6-1, 6-4.</p><p>Other winners on the men&#39;s side include fourth seed Andy Murray, fifth-seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, ninth seed Juan Martin del Potro, and No. 10 Mardy Fish.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:18:27 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 41909 at http://wamc.org Second Seeds Rafael Nadal, Victoria Azarenka Cruise on Day 2 of Wimbledon