Army’s tribute featured in Sports Illustrated

This week’s issue of Sports Illustrated (Nov. 23, 2015) features one of my photos from the Army football team’s tribute to France this past Saturday in West Point. SI published a nice collection of images from the sports world’s efforts to honor France in the wake of last week’s terrorist attacks on Paris. You can find the full-page photo in …

Twins prospect Berrios unravels after six hitless innings

Jose Berrios is the Twins’ top pitching prospect and looks primed for September call-up this season, but after Friday’s outing, it’s clear he isn’t exempt from the usual challenges that face aspiring Major Leaguers. Berrios (pronounced buh-ree-ohs) took a no-hitter into the seventh inning of his latest Triple-A start for Rochester before getting slammed for five runs without recording an …

Work ethic fueled Gardner after college snub

Among my most popular stories this baseball season was a feature about Brett Gardner’s journey from failed college walk-on to Major League All-Star. Brett Gardner is not a typical Yankees slugger, although his surprising home run power last season points to a trend — some would even call it a mission — that began a decade ago. “I just remember …

Inspired Jenkins dominates for mom, Braves

I wrote a story recently about Braves prospect Tyrell Jenkins, who has found inspiration from his mother, a cancer survivor who follows every pitch the right-hander throws now in the Minors.  Jenkins allowed just two hits and struck out five over eight innings to help Gwinnett blank Durham, 5-0, on July 27. “To see a smile on her face and see her …

In battle for New York, Red Bulls sweep NYCFC

Aug 9, 2015; Harrison, NJ, USA; New York Red Bulls midfielder Felipe Martins (8) celebrates his goal with defender Connor Lade (5) and midfielder Dax McCarty (11) against New York City FC during the second half at Red Bull Arena. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports I was asked to cover my first MLS game this past weekend in New …