The headline is not a typo. Tonight's game between the Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat was delayed due to a leak in the roof of the Barclays Center for approximately 31 minutes with 1:47 remaining in the first quarter.
Per a conversation with about 20 members of the media, we believe it to be the first ever rain delay in an NBA game. Please enjoy the three photos, featuring the progression of how the leak was contained before play resumed.
It says something about the way the New York Islanders started the 2014-2015 season that a loss on Saturday night would have led to the team’s first four-game losing streak of the season. After giving up 17 goals in three straight loses and three goal leads in two of those three games, Saturday night’s showdown with the Blackhawks, winners of eight straight, could have been another step towards an early season collapse that Islander fans are used to seeing. Instead, it was another example of this team’s newfound resiliency.
Kris Venezia and Patrick Burns highlighted all of the action from Thursday night football and previewed the week ahead. They focused on the local teams - the Jets and Giants with help from the teams' beat reporters.
The group stage has come to a conclusion, so the guys look back at some of the surprises and many of the not-so surprising aspects of the opening round. Kris whines about his Roma side falling to Manchester City, while Martin gloats about his Bayern Munich easily advancing. The three also look ahead to who they want to see go up against each other in the round of 16.
In this edition of Five on Three, Anthony Pucik, Matt Moro and Martin McCormack discuss the Senators firing of Paul MacClean, Zemgus Girgensons leading the All Star Game voting and the injuries that have affected all three local teams in recent weeks.
In this interview, ESPN's Tommy Smyth discusses the growing popularity of soccer in the United States. We touch on the topics of media coverage, both print and broadcast, as well as marketing. He also gives his prediction for MLS Cup on Sunday.
The guys preview the final games of the Major League Soccer season as the New England Revolution take on the Los Angeles Galaxy. The crew gives their predictions for who they think will hoist the trophy on December 7.
In this edition of Five on Three, Anthony Pucik, Matt Moro and Tara Sledjeski discuss Martin Broedur's new home in St. Louis and the L.A. Kings being fined for Slava Voynov's particiaption in practice. They also discuss one of the best teams in hockey, the Islanders, the Devils injury woes and why the Rangers can't beat the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Leading 30-23 at halftime, the Fordham Rams did not look back as they went on to beat the Siena Saints 69-67. With the Rams up seven at the half, we got the chance to talk with Mike Breen, a WFUV sports alumnus, the voice of the New York Knicks on MSG, and the voice of the NBA on ESPN, as part of the One on One Halftime Report.