The Nets have the chance to get out to a 2-0 lead to open up their first-round playoff series with the Bulls when the two tip off Monday night in Brooklyn.
Game 1 on Saturday saw the Nets take care of the Bulls’ highly-ranked defense with ease in a 106-89 victory. Joakim Noah’s sore foot surely had something to do with Chicago’s troubles.
The All-Star center only played 13 minutes due... » more
Revis Island is heading south.
After months of trade speculation and posturing by the Jets front office, the team dealt its best player, three-time All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis, to the Buccaneers Sunday.
Revis’ agents, Neil Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod, announced Sundaythat Revis had agreed to terms with the Buccaneers, and the cornerback’s business manager, John Geiger, tweeted... » more
The Bulls and Hawks were neck-and-neck in the race for the Eastern Conference’s fifth seed and a first-round date with the Nets. In the end, Chicago won out, but the Nets would probably have been better off facing Atlanta for their first postseason appearance in Brooklyn.
Despite the loss of former MVP Derrick Rose for the entire season as he recovers from a torn ACL suffered last postseason,... » more
The Celtics have gone through a few phases this season. First, there was the team that went 20-23 with All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo in the lineup. Then came the improbably 14-4 run immediately after Rondo was lost for the season due to a torn ACL.
But the Boston squad the Knicks are most likely to face in the opening round of the NBA playoffs is the one which came back to earth and has... » more
The Yankees’ health woes keeping getting worse: Derek Jeter is likely to be out until at least “after the All-Star break” in July, the team said Thursday.
Jeter, 38, suffered an ankle injury during the playoffs last October, and his already rocky road to recovery was stalled Thursday when general manager Brian Cashman announced that a CT scan revealed a “small fracture” that will stall his... » more
Carmelo Anthony won the battle against Kevin Durant for the NBA’s scoring title. But as far as battles go, this one wasn’t very fierce.
With Anthony up 0.51 ppg in the scoring race entering the Knicks’ final regular season game, neither he nor the Oklahoma City star saw action as they both rested before the playoffs. So, Anthony secured his first league scoring crown.
Durant, who led... » more
The Nets dug themselves into too deep a hole in Toronto Sunday as the Raptors held on for a 93-87 victory at Air Canada Centre behind DeMar DeRozan’s 36 points.
The Raptors, who never trailed in the game, led by 19 points at halftime. But the Nets clawed their way back and trimmed the lead to two points with less than 5 minutes to go in the game. But Rudy Gay completed a three-point play to... » more
As tenuous as the Rangers’ playoff outlook has appeared during the lockout-shortened season, things may start to clear up in the final seven games.
All of the team’s remaining regular season games are against teams not currently in the playoff picture including four against the Eastern conference’s three worst squads (the Flyers and Hurricanes, and the Panthers twice). They’ll also face the... » more
Monday marks the 66-year anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier, a landmark event depicted in the new film “42” that is now showing in theaters.
The day serves as a yearly reminder of how important Robinson is to sports in America today, even as the percentage of African-Americans in baseball is as low as it has been since the final team to integrate,... » more
Jackie Robinson isn't the only iconic sports figure seen in "42," the new biopic about his groundbreaking first season in Major League Baseball now in theaters. Actor John C. McGinley ("Scrubs"), a New York native, plays famed Brooklyn Dodgers and later Yankees broadcaster Red Barber.
amNewYork spoke with McGinley about his pitch-perfect impersonation of the Ol' Redhead.
Growing... » more