4:41 PM EDT, Thu April 27, 2017
5 hours ago
Joakim Noah gave the Knicks more than poor play, injuries and drug shame

Joakim Noah gave the Knicks more than poor play, injuries and drug shame

Joakim Noah’s right-shoulder surgery to repair his rotator cuff, performed Wednesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery, likely is the capper to one helluva disastrous first season with the Knicks. Everything that could’ve gone wrong for Noah, went wrong. On the bright side, next season can only look better. Kristaps Porzingis, at a press conference...
12 hours ago
This is just a taste of Aaron Judge’s massive potential

This is just a taste of Aaron Judge’s massive potential

BOSTON — The assumption was this would be something of a learning-curve week for Aaron Judge, a little work-study in right field at Fenway Park where the fence resembles the old hockey boards at Boston Garden. Baseballs bounce and ricochet this way and that at the Fens, where the angles and curves have inspired more...
12 hours ago
‘I saw a guy grinding out there’: Aroldis Chapman’s ugly save

‘I saw a guy grinding out there’: Aroldis Chapman’s ugly save

BOSTON — The faces might have been different, but it was still a rivalry matchup at Fenway Park, where plenty of Yankees closers have crumbled before. After stumbling Wednesday for the first time this season, Aroldis Chapman recovered to pick up another save — not without drama in a 3-1 win over Boston. “He’s not...
13 hours ago
The one position the Giants shouldn’t draft in first round

The one position the Giants shouldn’t draft in first round

It has never really changed from George Young to Jerry Reese. When the Giants are called to select in the first round of the draft their objective is always the same. “I would say that we are going to pick the best player available,” Reese said recently. That will be their intent going into the...
13 hours ago
Greg Bird can breathe easy again

Greg Bird can breathe easy again

BOSTON — The numbers weren’t pretty for Greg Bird. Whether it was 0-for-16, 1-for-22 or 5-for-50, they were all ugly. And before his RBI single in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s 3-1 win over the Red Sox, Bird was hitless in eight at-bats against Rick Porcello with five strikeouts. Then he lined an opposite field...
13 hours ago
How New York City official plans to save the Jets

How New York City official plans to save the Jets

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer might be the Big Apple’s chief fiscal officer, but he’s also a huge Jets fan who has been known to occasionally rearrange his busy schedule to watch his favorite team play. After witnessing five decades of Gang Green’s failed, quick-fix plans and other losing ways, Stringer, 56, is so...
16 hours ago
Why one star is enough for Rangers to oust the Senators

Why one star is enough for Rangers to oust the Senators

OTTAWA — It was 13 years and three months ago in the suburban Kanata arena, where the Rangers will open their second-round series against the Senators on Thursday night, that the value of having marquee names for marquee names’ sake was exposed as fool’s gold. On the game-day morning of Jan. 29, 2004, Jaromir Jagr...
18 hours ago
Luis Severino and Aaron Judge make statement to Red Sox

Luis Severino and Aaron Judge make statement to Red Sox

BOSTON — Luis Severino’s gem was slipping into the misty fog that blanketed Fenway Park and Aaron Judge’s splendid birthday celebration was riding shotgun. Dellin Betances provided a perfect eighth inning, and manager Joe Girardi called on closer Aroldis Chapman with a three-run lead in the ninth Wednesday against a Red Sox lineup without Dustin...
18 hours ago
Lundqvist or Anderson? Full breakdown of Rangers-Senators

Lundqvist or Anderson? Full breakdown of Rangers-Senators

OTTAWA — The Rangers should feel good about themselves following their six-game victory over the Canadiens that represented as impressive a first-round victory as the team has recorded in this extended run that began in 2012. Now, another voyage north of the border in a much less glamorous matchup against the Senators, marking the first...
18 hours ago
Brian Cashman scouts Derek Jeter as a rival exec

Brian Cashman scouts Derek Jeter as a rival exec

BOSTON — Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said he doesn’t know what type of front-office executive Derek Jeter will be if a group he is associated with closes a deal to buy the Marlins. However, Cashman, who was the Yankees GM for 17 of Jeter’s 19 full seasons in pinstripes, is pulling for the future...
18 hours ago
Gary Sanchez takes next rehab step; Gregorius return imminent

Gary Sanchez takes next rehab step; Gregorius return imminent

BOSTON — Gary Sanchez hit in the indoor batting cage twice Wednesday and is in line to throw to bases when the Yankees return to The Bronx on Friday if there are no setbacks with his right shoulder. “Sanchez is doing well, he threw from 120 feet [Wednesday],’’ Joe Girardi said of his front-line catcher,...
18 hours ago
What if Giants splurge on a first-round defensive lineman?

What if Giants splurge on a first-round defensive lineman?

It cannot be assumed the Giants, even with Jason Pierre-Paul and Olivier Vernon in the fold, will refrain from using a high draft pick on a defensive lineman, considering how they value that position and how successful they have been landing pass-rushers. Taking one Thursday night with the 23rd overall pick in the NFL draft...
19 hours ago
Kobe Bryant: I’m the proof that Phil and Carmelo have hope

Kobe Bryant: I’m the proof that Phil and Carmelo have hope

Phil Jackson attended the premiere Sunday at the Tribeca Film Festival of the animated movie Kobe Bryant made from his poem “Dear Basketball.’’ Considering the wars Bryant and the Knicks president waged in print and in public back in their Lakers days, maybe there is hope for the Zen Master and Carmelo Anthony. Bryant, who has...
19 hours ago
Brett Gardner’s struggles go deeper than collision aftershock

Brett Gardner’s struggles go deeper than collision aftershock

BOSTON — Brett Gardner and Joe Girardi were both asked Wednesday whether the left fielder’s struggles at the plate could be traced to the nasty collision at first base with Tampa Bay’s Rickie Weeks Jr. on April 12. Both said it was a possibility, but Gardner’s woes began much before then. The left fielder admitted...
20 hours ago
J.T. Miller knows the stage is set for him to get exposed

J.T. Miller knows the stage is set for him to get exposed

OTTAWA — It was easy for J.T. Miller to remember what he felt like before Game 1 of the Rangers’ first-round series against the Canadiens, and it wasn’t great. “I was kind of so excited the first game to go do something I kind of was more passive, and I wanted it to happen more...