'WE'RE A confident bunch right now," Shayne Gostisbehere was saying after practice Wednesday. "And it's showing." It's a strange and bittersweet way to wind down a strange and bittersweet season. Just when they have all but run out of games to make any of it matter, the Flyers have won three of their last four, finding some of the answers that have eluded them for most of this underwhelming and unsatisfying season.
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Hector Mercado pushed his pitcher. Not hard, just enough to get him off the top of the mound, where 7-foot Kyle Young stood, the midday sun over his head blinding his pitching coach.
BENCHING A good young player is a delicate gambit. You're betting the kid understands why, doesn't take it personally, bites his lip rather than create a sideshow that could fracture your room. Nerlens Noel squawked when he was iced in mid-December, got h
IT'S THAT season again. The near-annual pre-Super Bowl debate about the degree of Tom Brady's greatness, a poll that can split this nation in half like no other unless of course, it's a poll about Donald Trump.
NEW YORK When Dave Hakstol coached in college, there was a little more science to fixing a slump. You played a couple games over the weekend, maybe even three, and then you worked for hours on what you did wrong all week, readying for the next weekend's games.
Sam Donnellon's career has spanned four decades and has taken him all over the world. Prior to joining the Daily News in 1992, he worked as a national writer for the short-lived but highly acclaimed National Sports Daily. He has received state and national awards at each stop and has been honored repeatedly by the Associated Press Sports Editors, the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, and the Associated Press Managing Editors.