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Mike Anderson’s first impression of his St. John’s team


It’s been nearly three months since Mike Anderson was named St. John’s coach, and a lot has happened since then. He’s landed four recruits: high school prospects John McGriff and Julian Champagnie, junior college transfer Damien Sears and Monmouth grad transfer Nick Rutherford. Anderson kept a key piece, in rising junior wing LJ Figueroa, an […]

Friends, family ready for Graeme McDowell’s Royal Portrush homecoming


PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — There are some scenarios in sports, some stories that have the potential to unfold before the actual competition begins, that are simply too perfect to fathom. Graeme McDowell winning the British Open this week in Portrush, the tiny seaside village in Northern Ireland where he grew up, would count as one […]

CC Sabathia’s fire was needed Yankees spark: ‘Never gonna back down’


CC Sabathia called it a “misunderstanding.” Avisail Garcia said “nothing happened.” Their odd narratives of what transpired after Sabathia struck out the Rays’ right fielder looking to end the top of the sixth notwithstanding, the two ended up yelling at each other, with the benches clearing and bullpens emptying. And it may have provided the […]

CC Sabathia gives Yankees what they needed: ‘Never gonna back down’


CC Sabathia called it a “misunderstanding.” Avisail Garcia said “nothing happened.” Their odd narratives of what transpired after Sabathia struck out the Rays’ right fielder looking to end the top of the sixth notwithstanding, the two ended up yelling at each other, with the benches clearing and bullpens emptying. And it may have provided the […]

Mets bullpen has rare stellar night for third-straight win


MINNEAPOLIS — Who were these guys and where are they hiding the Mets’ relievers? A bullpen that has been adept like maybe no other in the major leagues at igniting blazes was asked to rescue the Mets following a shortened Steven Matz start Tuesday night, and succeeded to the finish against the Twins. Robert Gsellman, […]

Yankees’ bats deliver dramatic win after tempers flare


One breakout performance by the Yankees’ bats doesn’t guarantee a recent funk has ended. Yet, for a team whose bats had turned to dust in the previous six games, an 8-3 win over the Rays on Tuesday night in front of 40,401 sweaty fans was a fascinating way to show some life at the plate. […]

Mets get Zack Wheeler news they hoped for: ‘I should be good to go’


MINNEAPOLIS — Zack Wheeler is aware of the baseball calendar, but can only shrug at the mention of how his recent injury might affect the Mets’ plans. The right-hander was placed on the injured list before Tuesday’s game with an “impingement” in his right shoulder and is unsure if he will be active by the […]

Nets’ system drew Kevin Durant to Brooklyn: GM Sean Marks


Kevin Durant was watching, and he liked what he saw. According to Nets GM Sean Marks, the marquee free agent is a fan of how his new team plays. Marks shared on WFAN on Tuesday that Durant told him, shortly after he announced he was coming to Brooklyn, “I love the system. I love how […]

Amed Rosario has gone from potential star to just another guy


MINNEAPOLIS — If he didn’t invent the term, he certainly popularized it. Back in the day, Bill Parcells liked to boil his feelings about players down to acronyms. The first time he saw Lawrence Taylor in practice, back in 1981, he turned to another coach and marveled, “That guy is AFP — all football player.” […]

CC Sabathia in middle of more Yankees-Rays bad blood as benches clear


There’s been no shortage of bad blood between the Yankees and Rays this season — stemming back to last year — and it briefly flared up after the top of the sixth on Tuesday night when CC Sabathia and Avisail Garcia had to be separated. Sabathia struck out Garcia looking to end the inning and […]

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