With every passing day, Derek Jeter’s expected return only gets further away. The Yankees are now hoping to have their starting shortstop back on the field by May 1, according to CBSSports.com and WFAN’s Jon Heyman.
After breaking his ankle during the ALCS in October, Jeter had always maintained that his goal was to be back on the field for Opening Day. But near the end of spring training,... » more
The long, winding road of the college basketball season reaches its destination this weekend with the Final Four on Saturday and national championship game on Monday. For Louisville, Wichita State, Syracuse or Michigan to be crowned national champion, they’ll still need two more victories. Here is a breakdown of each team going into the final weekend.
No. 1 Louisville The Cardinals have dealt... » more
It seems as if the world of amateur athletics has learned nothing from Bobby Knight.
Even one of college basketball’s all-time most successful coaches lost his job at Indiana, a school that worshipped him, when video of Knight grabbing one of his players hit the masses. And that was 13 years ago.
For Rutgers to give more than a moment’s thought to letting coach Mike Rice keep his job... » more
Louisville’s Kevin Ware will travel with the team to the Final Four in Atlanta, where he attended high school, less than one week after suffering a compound fracture of his tibia against Duke in the Elite Eight last Sunday.
Ware, who was cleared by doctors to make the trip, spoke with ESPN’s Rece Davis Wednesday morning. He said there wouldn’t be a difference between this trip and past trips... » more
While the Marian Gaborik deal made the most noise in the New York market, there was plenty of movement leaguewide before the NHL trading deadline yesterday afternoon. Here’s a look at some other players who will be playing on new teams down the stretch.
The Lightning sent left wing Cory Conacher and a fourth-round draft pick to the Senators in return for goaltender Ben Bishop. Conacher is... » more
From Day 1 of spring training, the Mets outfield has been the butt of jokes.
At least for one game, the starting trio of Lucas Duda, Collin Cowgill and Marlon Byrd must be taken seriously.
The three combined for a 4 for 12 day with 6 RBIs at the plate, including Cowgill’s grand slam and double, in Monday’s 11-2 win over the Padres. Duda also walked twice.
“It’s a great start,”... » more
Robinson Cano was at Victoria’s Secret in SoHo Tuesday as reporters asked him about partnering with Jay-Z’s new sports representation agency.
No, this isn’t a late April Fools’ Day story.
Even when pressed, the Yankees second baseman wouldn’t say much about the big news while promoting Victoria’s Secret Pink’s new MLB-themed apparel, other than that he is “excited” to be working with... » more
Jonathon Niese was nice on the mound and at the plate. So were the rest of the Mets.
The Opening Day starter allowed just two runs and four hits over 6 ½ innings and went 2 for 2 with a four-pitch walk as the Mets trounced the Padres 11-2 Monday in front of a sellout crowd of 41,053, running their record in Citi Field home openers to 4-0.
“I’m not gonna lie, the adrenaline was pumping... » more
David Wright signed up for eight more years with the Mets during the offseason because he said he believes in Sandy Alderson’s vision for the team.
Forgive him if, on some level, he may not believe in the team’s present.
It’s not that the newly minted team captain has nobody surrounding him in the lineup on Opening Day Monday.
But beyond Wright and Ike Davis, the Mets leave a lot... » more
Who would have thought a year ago that the only two 2012 Opening Day holdovers in the Yankees’ 2013 lineup Monday would be Robinson Cano and Brett Gardner?
But that’s the reality in the Bronx as the Yankees host the rival Red Sox this afternoon.
Three of the nine hitters in last year’s opener (Nick Swisher, Russell Martin and Raul Ibanez) moved on via free agency. The other four... » more