• 24-team playoff? Inside NHL’s new, complicated restart vision

    24-team playoff? Inside NHL’s new, complicated restart vision

    We can tell you that while it is true that the NHL has explored the possibility of completing the 2019-20 season in a remote location such as Manchester, N.H., Sixth Avenue has determined that the infrastructure in such a locale would be insufficient to support such a massive endeavor. Rather, Slap Shots has learned that …
  • Anthony Causi’s kindness, talent touched everyone in NY sports

    Anthony Causi’s kindness, talent touched everyone in NY sports

    The numbers are numbing, the tales terrifying. You can spend all day reading and learning and discussing COVID-19, and the way it affects our lives every day. You can spend a portion of every hour doing your part — praying, if that’s your way, or thinking positive thoughts, or keeping the afflicted close to your …
  • What my sports year of dreams would look like

    What my sports year of dreams would look like

    Well, I guess this is one way to stanch our disappointing string of championship-free seasons around here: stop having any kinds of seasons. I prefer the alternative, even if it takes place in an alternate universe, a fantasy world in which we are allowed to have the sports year of our dreams. What would that …
  • What New York-area sports owners have given to coronavirus fight

    What New York-area sports owners have given to coronavirus fight

    As the novel coronavirus has wrecked the New York area, sports owners with deep pockets have emerged to help in the fight to battle this deadly pandemic. Here’s a look: James Dolan The Madison Square Garden chairman, who has tested positive for coronavirus, but is said to have mild symptoms, is paying arena workers in …
  • March mercifully ends with sports, world unrecognizable

    March mercifully ends with sports, world unrecognizable

    On March 1, there were two stories that dominated much of the news cycle. There was much buzz attached to Joe Biden’s stunning political resurrection after winning the South Carolina primary. There was hope surrounding an agreement signed between the U.S. and the Taliban to end America’s longest war, which on that Sunday had lasted …