Matt Ilchuk couldn't gather his thoughts.
It was a weekend filled with surprises. Two of Long Island's defending champions, Sachem North and Babylon, were beaten Friday, the latter loss marking the end of Suffolk's longest winning streak.
"Hey, man. Talk to you after the game."
It's the Collins Doctrine. Look at the bright side. Do your job. Don't worry about numbers. Stop dwelling on disappointment; there's nothing you can do about it now.
Where was Preston Parker a year ago at this time?
Dee Milliner's latest injury likely will keep him sidelined Monday night against the Chicago Bears.
It's been a rough last couple of weeks for Roger Goodell's NFL, which has faced scrutiny for the way it has handled domestic violence and other personal-conduct issues. But pro football arrests are nothing new, and we have the mug shots to prove it.
Junior quarterback Jack Cassidy threw for two scores and ran for another on host Connetquot's first three possessions Friday night in a 47-21 win over Sachem North, Long Island's defending Class I champions.
If we learned anything from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's mea culpa Friday, it is this: The man has a long way to go before restoring his good name.
Babylon's field hockey team got a much-needed home victory Tuesday, but a scary injury to an opponent cast a pall over the event.
Hey, Clarke offensive linemen: running back Aaron Dawson has some good news.
The National Football League's staying power is nothing short of remarkable. Its ability to succeed in spite of itself is extraordinary.
Who better to deliver this message to Mike Catanese than Anthony Catapano?
Eight games remain for Derek Jeter to make a few more deposits into the memory bank of fans witnessing the final days of his Hall of Fame career. And one huge moment awaits Jeter on Thursday, when the fans will give him a send-off in his final Yankee Stadium appearance.
There are two things the Giants haven't done this year that seem to go hand in hand. The first is win a game. The second is force a takeaway on defense.
Never mind the Yankees' wild-card hopes as they head into the final week of this season. Nothing less than Masahiro Tanaka's future as the ace of their pitching staff next season is at stake when he takes the mound Sunday against Toronto for the first time since July 8.
The bus carrying Shoreham-Wading River's football team broke down on the way to Friday night's game at Babylon, causing the Wildcats to arrive late for their encounter with the two-time defending Long Island Class IV champions, who were riding a 25-game winning streak.
With a home run, a near home run and three RBIs in the first four innings Friday night, Jacoby Ellsbury was the offensive star for the Yankees in their 5-3 win over the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium.
Mike Francesa has made it clear he is not a fan of Fox's frequent pre-emptions of his TV simulcast, so when he said Tuesday he had been threatened with a lawsuit if he persisted, most listeners assumed the threat had come from Fox.
Riverhead's endgame philosophy Saturday was simple: more of Moore.
You've been bombarded with most negative news about the NFL these last two weeks, as the league's crisis over domestic violence has cast a pall at a time we normally celebrate the start of the regular season.
The Islanders have heard quite a bit from Jack Capuano and the coaching staff about defensive and neutral-zone play just two days into training camp. And that makes sense, since the Islanders' greatest failures in 2013-14 came in their half of the ice.
The announcer read off all of the names -- guys like Felix Gutierrez and Ryan Hauser and J.T. Jaronczyk -- mainstays on an Oyster Bay football team who have waited four years for that senior-year spotlight.
Can one of the best bargains in the NHL last season who will make three times the salary this year for the Rangers match his impressive stats?
The sellout crowd of 47,292 at Yankee Stadium on Saturday made it clear they were mostly there to see Derek Jeter one more time, standing and chanting his name for each of his at-bats.
The Giants will have 99 problems Sunday. J.J. Watt will be the one.
The long grind of another losing Mets season is not always fun for the men who bring you the games on television, even if unlike you, they are being paid to watch.
It was Star Wars Night at Turner Field, and Wally Backman -- a Met from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away -- sat in the visiting dugout, living in the future.
The Islanders opened their final training camp at Nassau Coliseum on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.