Author Archives: Graham Dodge

Woman sues Facebook, claims site enables sex trafficking

A Texas woman, claiming that she was raped, beaten and sex-trafficked at the age of 15 by a pimp who posed as a Facebook “friend,” has filed suit against the social network, alleging its executives knew minors were being lured into the sex trade on their platform. The woman, identified only as Jane Doe in

It’s time the Giants go all-in on Saquon Barkley

The Cowboys needed rescuing last Sunday against the Lions and Ezekiel Elliott rescued them. The Giants need rescuing this Sunday in Carolina and they should turn to Saquon Barkley to rescue them. Elliott erupted for 152 yards on 25 carries and four catches for 88 yards and a touchdown on the same day that Barkley

How MSG is replacing Ron Duguay for Rangers coverage

MSG Network is turning to a pair of familiar faces to replace Ron Duguay. Duguay had been a mainstay of Rangers’ pre- and postgame coverage the past 12 years, but he and MSG announced last week that they’d be parting ways. MSG will use a combination of radio analyst Dave Maloney and Anson Carter to

Eli Manning answers critics who say he needs to change tactics

Everyone wants to see it, but that does not make it the right thing to do. So says Eli Manning, who has not been able to solve the problem and score enough points this season. Too many short passes that raise his completion percentage but end without any Giants footprints in the end zone. So,

Yankees’ infield suddenly has some question marks

The loss of Didi Gregorius for part — if not all — of 2019 is just the latest question to be raised about the Yankees’ infield. Where once they seemed set not only at shortstop, but also at the other three positions, there are now potential holes to fill. Instead of Greg Bird at first

The entrenched Yankees infield is suddenly filled with questions

The loss of Didi Gregorius for part — if not all — of 2019 is just the latest question to be raised about the Yankees’ infield. Where once they seemed set not only at shortstop, but also at the other three positions, there are now potential holes to fill. Instead of Greg Bird at first

Jets have shot to take center stage

Onto center stage step the Jets. Yankee Stadium is dark, and the Giants don’t have a game to play. If it seems like 50 years since the Jets fielded a team that embraced the bright lights of Broadway, well, there’s a reason why the Super Bowl III Jets are being honored at halftime of Jets-Colts

The only team that can save us now

Onto center stage step the Jets. Yankee Stadium is dark, and the Giants don’t have a game to play. If it seems like 50 years since the Jets fielded a team that embraced the bright lights of Broadway, well, there’s a reason why the Super Bowl III Jets are being honored at halftime of Jets-Colts

Brewers’ strength turns into weakness at worst possible time

MILWAUKEE — The out-getters ran out of gas against the home-run getters. That’s postseason baseball in 2018 and the Brewers are trying to redefine the game, minimizing the importance of starting pitching. All pitchers are simply out-getters in their world. The Brewers rely so heavily on the bullpen. But that bullpen finally cracked Saturday, taking

Jets celebrate 50th Super Bowl anniversary, have faith in future

They couldn’t have known at the time it would be the franchise’s last trip to the Super Bowl for at least 50 years, but the 1968 Jets certainly cherished it like it might be. Being 18-point underdogs will do that. The Jets entered Super Bowl III against the heavily-favored Colts and lived up to Joe

David Price won’t be able to save the Red Sox in Game 2

Who needs you? Let’s take a look. Fleetwood Mac, who have basically been done since the ’80s, kicked guitarist Lindsey Buckingham out of the band. The unwanted 69-year-old is suing. Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler, who wants out of Minnesota, dared the GM with, “You f—ing need me. You can’t win without me.” T’wolves insist they are

Red Sox looked nothing like the team that beat the Yankees

BOSTON — Somewhere in the Tri-State area on Saturday night, a Yankees fan accidentally flipped to TBS and exclaimed out loud to no one in particular: “This is the team that wiped us out?!” A different Red Sox team showed up at Fenway Park on Saturday night. This group, imprecise on the mound, inconsistent in

Cody Bellinger snaps out of it with clutch hit

Cody Bellinger’s recent doldrums cost him a start Saturday for the Dodgers, but that didn’t derail him. Last season’s NL Rookie of the Year snapped an 0-for-15 postseason skid with a pinch-hit RBI single in the seventh inning that started the Dodgers’ comeback in their 4-3 victory over the Brewers in Game 2 of the

Islanders outgunned by the Predators — again

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Islanders have got to be glad they’re done with the Predators for at least the regular season. Filip Forsberg scored twice and Viktor Arvidsson had a goal and an assist as Nashville beat the Isles for the second time in a week Saturday night, this time 5-2. The Islanders also lost

Youngsters getting taught valuable lesson from Quinn

The coach who was hired to develop kids didn’t dress either of his two youngest defensemen and benched one of his top-six kids up front for most of the third period of Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to the Oilers at the Garden in which the Rangers played well enough to lose to a bad team. Guess