Yankees vs Astros: The MLB’s Next Great Rivalry

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The youthful cores that make up the Houston Astros and New York Yankees will ensure that this will remain a hot-ticket rivalry for years to come.

Part of what makes sports great is the impact that a rivalry can have on a fanbase. For the New York Yankees, familiar rivals include the Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles, and Toronto Blue Jays. But over the past few years, a new rival has worked their way into the mix of teams that Yankee fans absolutely hate: the Houston Astros.

Since the Astros moved to the American League in 2013, the Yankees have not fared particularly well against the Stros. Despite a 5-1 record in 2013, the Yankees have only gone 9-13 against their South Texan foes since, including a Wild Card playoff loss in 2015.

And with both teams getting stronger as the years go by, it is looking inevitable that the Yankees and Astros will face off in the postseason once again. They may be new to the American League, but the Astros will soon become the Yankees’ biggest rivals.

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Has the Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry Lost its Swagger?

The best and oldest rivalry that the MLB has to offer has lost a little bit of its competitive spark.

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox have arguably the greatest rivalry in all of sports. Dating back to the days of Babe Ruth and now featuring Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz, there has never been a shortage of memorable moments between the two East Coast foes.

But as time has gone on, the matchups between these two AL East powerhouses have grown dull. Why exactly have Yankees-Red Sox games become such a drag, and what has happened to the days of yore, jam-packed with bench-clearing brawls and bad blood off of the field? Continue reading

Giants-Eagles: Week 17 Preview

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The Giants and Eagles will cap off their 2015 seasons at MetLife Stadium Sunday at 1:00 on FOX.
While our calendars have shifted to 2016, the NFL is just entering the prime of its 2015 season now. While the playoffs are right around the corner, there will be no more football for the New York Giants or Philadelphia Eagles, two teams with 6-9 records on the outside looking in. The season is finally over for these two after Sunday, and there will be sweeping changes for both of these organizations in the coming months. Their Week 17 matchup is on Sunday at 1:00 on FOX.

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