Scott Mandel

Mets Beat Royals But Their Season Teeters on the Brink

Published on: 21st June, 2016

Familia gets congrats from d'Arnaud  | read this item

On what should have been a celebratory evening for the New York Mets, given their tidy 2-1 win over the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals, a near sellout crowd of 40,122 on a Tuesday night, and great bullpen work from a group that struggled last week, the success turned out to be highly […]


Colon Sparkles and Entertains in Beating Pirates

Published on: 17th June, 2016

Colon smacks a double against Pirates  | read this item

Bartolo Colon has not only become an effective, efficient, and reliable starting pitcher for the Mets this season, he’s also turned into one of the more entertaining oddities in the game. The 43-year old Colon, with his playful on-field jocularity and his 300-pound beer-belly physique, is remindful of an uncle who plays in a weekend […]


Former NBA Slam Dunk Champion Nate Robinson Wants Shot at NFL

Published on: 14th June, 2016

Robinson trying out for NFL at age 32.   | read this item

Former NBA guard Nate Robinson has always wanted a shot at playing in the NFL, and he got his chance to try out for the Seattle Seahawks on Monday. Robinson played cornerback at the University of Washington, but he hasn’t played football since 2002 in any capacity. The desire to play has never left him, […]


Mets Collins Hospitalized Before Sunday’s Game in Milwaukee

Published on: 12th June, 2016

Collins spending Sunday night in a Milwaukee hospital  | read this item

Mets manager Terry Collins was taken to a local hospital Sunday after feeling ill prior to New York’s 5-3 loss to the Brewers in the series finale. After being examined by the training staff and Brewers doctors, Collins left Miller Park for Froedtert Hospital shortly before first pitch. Collins will not accompany the Mets back […]


Draymond Green Suspended For Pivotal Game 5 of NBA Finals

Published on: 12th June, 2016

Warriors players feel James got off light  | read this item

Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green is suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night after he was assessed a flagrant foul 1 by the league for his actions in Game 4. The play in question came with less than three minutes left in Golden State’s 108-97 win over the Cavaliers on Friday, […]


Maria Sharapova Suspended for Two Years for Failed Drug Test

Published on: 8th June, 2016

Sharapova will appeal decision  | read this item

Maria Sharapova was suspended Wednesday for two years for failing a drug test, labeled “the sole author of her own misfortune” because she hid regular pre-match use of a newly banned substance from anti-doping authorities and members of her own entourage.   The tennis star said she would appeal what she called “an unfairly harsh” […]


MANDEL’S MUSINGS – Muhammad Ali Dies at 74

Published on: 6th June, 2016

MANDEL'S MUSINGS - Muhammad Ali Dies at 74  | read this item

New York — It’s not fair. I was waiting for a scientific breakthrough that would allow us to hear Muhammad’s voice again. I wanted to know what this man had seen and felt in the 30 years since we last heard his voice. Life isn’t always fair but couldn’t we be given a break on […]


Knicks, Without Melo or Porzingis in Second Half, Blow Past Celtics

Published on: 12th January, 2016

Porzingis played only eight minutes in the second half.  | read this item

The New York Knicks, a team of hardworking players who genuinely like each other and play hard for 48 minutes, showed a lot of intestinal fortitude tonight when they overcame the loss of Carmelo Anthony to a second quarter injury and the fouling out of Kristaps Porzingis to defeat the visiting Boston Celtics, 116-110. Anthony, […]


Giants May Keep Coughlin Despite Playoff Drought

Published on: 27th December, 2015

Is it time for Coughlin to retire?  | read this item

It appears that NY Giants owner, John Mara is backed into a corner, and has been since the moment he agreed that this is a “win or else” year. He never specifically said Tom Coughlin would be fired if the Giants missed the playoffs again, but the implication of his words seemed clear. But what […]


Mandel’s Musings: Merry Christmas NFL Fans and Money Grabbers

Published on: 24th December, 2015

Mandel's Musings: Merry Christmas NFL Fans and Money Grabbers  | read this item

New York – In this Christmas season 2015, the season of giving thanks, it is the National Football League that has the most to be thankful for out of all the professional sports leagues. The NFL should thank it’s lucky stars for all of the wonderful gambling addicts and it’s equally wonderful media partnerships. Without […]


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