From 1941 to 1981, the Dodgers faced off against the Yankees in 11 World Series. But oddly enough, the team that once called Brooklyn home hasn’t visited either Yankee Stadium since winning the title-clinching Game 6 of the 1981 World Series; this despite the institution of interleague play in 1997.
Tonight, the Dodgers become the final franchise to visit the Bronx since interleague play began.
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The wait ends Tuesday night for fans who have clamored for the Mets to call upon Zack Wheeler. While it’s too early to know how well he will perform in the big leagues, optimistic fans are hoping Wheeler joins Tom Seaver, Jon Matlack and Dwight Gooden as the fourth Mets pitcher to win the NL Rookie of the Year Award. In the spirit of the occasion, here’s a look back at the debuts of all three of... » more
Jason Kidd is a rookie once again. Kidd, who retired as a player two weeks ago after 19 seasons and has no coaching experience, was introduced on Thursday as the new head coach of the Nets.
“This is a great challenge and so I’m looking forward to this,” Kidd said in a news conference at the Barclays Center. “I’ve got a lot to learn about coaching, but when I played the game, I looked at myself... » more
The Brooklyn Nets made a major splash by naming recently retired point guard Jason Kidd as their new head coach on Wednesday.
Kidd retired at the conclusion of the New York Knicks' season, where he played the last of a decorated 19-season career that is likely to land him in the Hall of Fame.
The 40-year-old had a successful stint with the Nets from 2001-2008, which featured successive... » more
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If Jason Kidd and Mark Messier get their way, each man could be coaching the team he led to its greatest recent success next season. Both the Nets, who Kidd led to back-to-back NBA Finals appearances a decade ago, and the Rangers, who Messier captained to the team's only Stanley Cup championship in the past 70 years, have coaching vacancies, and Kidd... » more
The Nets are currently navigating the NBA coaching carousel in an attempt to lure a big name to lead Brooklyn to its first championship in franchise history, but don’t expect the team to pursue former Nuggets head coach George Karl.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported that Brooklyn is so focused on landing Indiana Pacers assistant Brian Shaw that the team is not going to entertain... » more
Much of the suspense was sucked out of the Belmont Stakes when Oxbow won the Preakness Stakes three weeks ago and threw a wrench into Kentucky Derby winner Orb and trainer Shug McGaughey's plans to win the Triple Crown. The bettors will still watch Saturday's race around 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Belmont Park on Long Island, but casual fans may need more incentive. Winning two of the three Triple Crown... » more
The Nets are expected to ask the Pacers permission to interview assistant coach Brian Shaw about their head coaching vacancy, ESPN.com reported Tuesday.
Shaw has also attracted interest from the Clippers regarding their opening on the sidelines. Los Angeles has already contacted Shaw, according to the report.
Shaw has never been a head coach but played 14 seasons in the NBA with seven... » more
Marching into the Four Seasons Hotel, Brazilian soccer legend and New York Cosmos' honorary team president Pelé stopped just short of the podium and peered up at team head coach Giovanni Saravese. Pelé, the only man in history to win three World Cups, reached for Saravese to assist him up the final two steps leading to his seat at center stage.
But as Pelé made his way to the podium, the crowd... » more
After outclassing the Miami Heat in a 91-77 victory on Saturday, the Indiana Pacers have earned a do-or-die opportunity to reach the NBA Finals for just the second time in franchise history in tonight's Game 7.
The Heat, who are 6-2 at home this postseason, can become just the sixth NBA franchise to make three consecutive finals appearances.
Pacers forwards Roy Hibbert and David West... » more