Stories by Tom Canavan

Friday, Aug 5, 2016

Trainer can make history today in the Hambletonian

Jimmy Takter has won the Hambletonian the past two years, and he has another chance today when he sends out five 3-year-olds at the Meadowlands, including the highly regarded Bar Hopping.
By Tom Canavan

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Red Bulls are turning it around

HARRISON, N.J. - After a horrible start to the season, the New York Red Bulls are beginning to resemble the team that had the MLS's best regular-season record last season.
By Tom Canavan

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016

Tom Coughlin steps down as coach of the Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Tom Coughlin, who returned the Giants to NFL prominence by winning two Super Bowls, resigned Monday after missing the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year.
By Tom Canavan

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Stamkos helps Lightning inch closer to Stanley Cup Finals

NEW YORK - Steven Stamkos set up Valtteri Filppula's go-ahead goal and scored another and the Tampa Bay Lightning pushed the New York Rangers to the brink of playoff elimination with 2-0 victory ...
By Tom Canavan

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Attention now on struggles of Lightning goalie

NEW YORK - Take the spotlight off New York goaltender Henrik Lundqvist in the Eastern Conference Finals and put it on Tampa Bay's Ben Bishop.
By Tom Canavan

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Rangers beat Lightning in Game 1

NEW YORK - Dominic Moore scored with 2:25 to play and the New York Rangers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 Saturday in the first game of the Eastern Conference finals.
By Tom Canavan

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Goalie's 38 saves lift Devils past Coyotes

NEWARK, N.J. - Cory Schneider had 38 saves for his third shutout of the season and the New Jersey Devils posted their first four-game winning streak in two years.
By Tom Canavan

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014

Devils fire head coach

NEWARK, N.J. - Pete DeBoer, who coached the New Jersey Devils to the Stanley Cup Finals in his first season in 2011-12, was fired Friday, with his aging and diminished team in danger of missing ...
By Tom Canavan

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Duke responds against Connecticut

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Freshman point guard Tyus Jones scored 21 points, Justise Winslow hit two key baskets late in the game and No. 2 Duke responded to a tongue lashing by coach Mike Krzyzewski ...
By Tom Canavan

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

Henry leaving New York Red Bulls

HARRISON, N.J. - Thierry Henry is leaving Major League Soccer after 4½ seasons, unable to lead the New York Red Bulls to the team's first championship.
By Tom Canavan

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Luck leads Colts past Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Andrew Luck threw three of his four touchdown passes in the third quarter, and the Indianapolis Colts rolled to a 40-24 victory.
By Tom Canavan

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Giants, Falcons look to climb above .500

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The New York Giants and Atlanta Falcons meet at MetLife Stadium on Sunday looking to grab a winning record.
By Tom Canavan

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Brodeur victorious in possible finale with Devils

NEWARK, N.J. - Standing on the podium after what might have been his final game of his record-setting, 20-year career with the New Jersey Devils, a 2-1 win over Boston, Martin Brodeur's eyes ...
By Tom Canavan

Monday, March 17, 2014

Devils need to make up ground

NEWARK, N.J. - Crunch time has come earlier than the New Jersey Devils expected. The team has ground to make up after its weekend in Florida.
By Tom Canavan

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014

Brooks, Jones enter hall on first ballots

For Derrick Brooks and Walter Jones, there would be no waiting to enter the Hall of Fame, as both men did so on Saturday in their first times on the ballot.
By Tom Canavan

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013

Rutgers stumbled in 2013

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Rutgers stumbled badly in a scandal-marred 2013, and it might take a little longer than expected to get back on track.
By Tom Canavan

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013

Jets skate past Devils

NEWARK, N.J. — Ondrej Pavelec made 25 saves in earning his 100th NHL win, and the Winnipeg Jets snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the New Jersey Devils 3-1 on Monday night.
By Tom Canavan

Friday, Oct. 11, 2013

New York Giants' woes are growing

Less than two years after celebrating their second Super Bowl victory in five seasons with a ticker-tape parade down the Big Apple's Canyon of Heroes, the New York Giants are the worst team in the ...
By Tom Canavan

Monday, July 15, 2013

Devils to focus on 'team game'

The reality of the loss of their star forward now all too apparent, the New Jersey Devils are going to focus on more of a 'team game' approach according to head coach Peter DeBoer.
By Tom Canavan

Friday, June 21, 2013

Wambach breaks international goals record

Abby Wambach surpasses Mia Hamm as the women's all-time international career goal scorer
By Tom Canavan
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