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
The Masters, the PGA’s first of four major championships, tees off today at Augusta National in Georgia (ESPN, 3 p.m.).
Tiger Woods World ranking: 1 2013 top 10 finishes: 3 (3 wins) Major titles: 4 Masters (last in ’05), 3 U.S. Open (last in ’08), 3 British Open (last in ’06), 4 PGA Championship (last in ’07) Woods, 37, has risen to the top again after years of personal and professional turmoil.... » more
Derek Jeter began hitting for the first time since being shut down during spring training due to ankle soreness, according to reports.
The 38-year-old shortstop took swings and ran for the second straight day at the team’s minor league facility in Tampa, Fla.
Jeter, who hasn’t played since being used as the designated hitter in a minor league spring training game March 23, also fielded... » more
As they go for their 14th straight win Thursday night against the Bulls, the Knicks will be without center Tyson Chandler and power forward Kenyon Martin, the team announced Wednesday.
Chandler missed Tuesday’s game against the Wizards with neck soreness due to a bulging disk, while Martin suffered an ankle sprain in the division-clinching win. Martin missed the two games before Tuesday’s... » more
Former Knicks star Bernard King was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame along with six others, it was announced Monday.
“I would certainly love to say it was a dream, but you can’t dream of something like this,” King told The New York Times Monday.
King, who scored 19,655 career points, played 14 seasons including four with the Knicks, and three of his four All-Star... » more
The Rangers are firmly on the playoff bubble, having entered Sunday tied with the Islanders for the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference.
They were just two points ahead of ninth-place Winnipeg at the time. They’re also within reach of Toronto, their opponent in the next two games this week. Two regulation wins over the Maple Leafs, who entered yesterday as the No. 5 seed, would allow the... » more
With the 2013 NCAA championship on the line tonight in Atlanta, it’s bound to be a battle between one of the nation’s best offenses in Michigan and one of its top defenses in Louisville. Here’s how those sides stack up against each other from both on the court and on the sidelines.
High-powered offense The Wolverines bring the biggest threat that the Cardinals’ defense has seen this season.... » more
The former Rutgers basketball assistant coach who blew the whistle on former head coach Mike Rice is the subject of a federal investigation, according to published reports.
The FBI is investigating Eric Murdock, a former NBA player who served as director of player development under Rice from 2010-2012, on potential extortion charges related to a letter he sent the university demanding $950,000,... » more
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