Mets defeat Yankees in first game of New York Subway Series

By Art Stevens The New York Mets, with the benefit of their fifth straight quality start — this one from left-hander Jonathon Niese — took advantage of a five-run uprising in the first inning against Yankee veteran pitcher Andy Pettitte then held on to gain a 6-4 win over the Yankees in the first of […]

Germany moves on to semifinals in European Championship Series

By Art Stevens Gdansk, Poland: In a game played amidst a political background and attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany once again proved their dominance on the soccer field by taking the measure of Greece by a 4-2 margin to reach the European Championship semifinals for a record seventh time. In the 39th minute, […]

R.A. Dickey: Making knuckleball history in New York

By Art Stevens Folks, I don’t know if you’ve been watching, but there is history being made by a pitcher on the New York Mets. His name is Richard Alan Dickey, better known as R.A. He is a 37-year-old right-handed pitcher who has bounced around for many years at the Major League level, finally winding […]