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Like a wise veteran, Mets starter Zack Wheeler cleaned up his own mess on multiple occasions to turn in six shutout innings in his Major League debut, but it was batterymate Anthony Recker who helped spark the rest of the New York offense in securing th…Upvote Share Tweet
Nats-Phils rivalry quiet now, but could eruptThe rivalry between the Nationals and Phillies is newly minted. As a result, it's not as entrenched as some of the more storied contentious relationships in baseball such as Yankees-Red Sox. Dodgers-Giants. Cardinals-Cubs. Expect that to change.Upvote Share TweetJets. Four letters. Four heads on Mt. Rushmore. None will be wearing the headgear of a firefighter. But 12 finalists other than Fireman Ed have been identified. Vote for up to four from the list of finalists appearing below. The winners will be announce…Upvote Share TweetOutfielder Fernando Martinez, who appeared in 52 games for the Astros over the past two seasons, was sent to the Yankees in a trade on Tuesday. The Astros acquired right-handed pitcher Charles Basford, who will report to rookie-league Tri-City.Upvote Share Tweet
Jets WR Hill can't shake reputation for bad handsnydailynews.com Updated Jun 18, 2013Stephen Hill provided a lowlight of the Jets' misadventures in receiving during minicamp last week. The second-year wide receiver had a touchdown pass hit off his hands as he was wide open in the end zone, the ball falling to the turf.Upvote Share Tweet
Yanks-Dodgers rained out; twin bill WednesdayDon Mattingly will have to wait one more day to make his managerial debut in the new Yankee Stadium. The Yankees' game against the Dodgers on Tuesday has been postponed. The teams will play a day-night split-admission doubleheader on Wednesday.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Jun 18, 2013The game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees has been postponed by rain, delaying the renewal of their old October rivalry.Upvote Share TweetThe injury-riddled season of the New York Yankees has gotten worse, as two more bodies were added to the stack of disabled Bronx Bombers: Kevin Youkilis needs back surgery and is out 10-12 weeks, while first baseman Mark Teixeira is back on the disabled…Upvote Share TweetWith Zack Wheeler set to make his debut in the nightcap, Matt Harvey responded with one of the better performances of his already-sublime young career in Game 1, holding the Braves to one hit over the first seven innings of a 4-3 Mets win, before things…Upvote Share TweetIt took 17 seasons of interleague play and the series will last only two games, but the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are finally hooking up in the Bronx starting Tuesday night (weather permitting). It's the first time the two have met at the…Upvote Share TweetDuring the 2012 season, Giants running backs coach Jerald Ingram hammered rookie running back David Wilson for not being a complete running back, with a particular emphasis on the need for Wilson to become a better pass blocker if he wanted to become a …Upvote Share Tweet
Cromartie can be, but doesn’t want to be, the best corner in the leagueConfidence is an important trait for any pro athlete. That’s why the offseason routinely consists of plenty of boasts regarding performances to come in the next NFL campaign. For Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie, his confidence comes with a six pack of…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Jun 18, 2013Shortly after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers acquired cornerback Darrelle Revis from the New York Jets, the team announced that Revis would wear his familiar No. 24 jersey, which had been worn by 2012 first-round safety Mark Barron. Barron was willing to give…Upvote Share Tweet
Father’s Day Postscript: The Best Rally We Never Sawnytimes.com Updated Jun 18, 2013Free tickets to Sunday’s Mets-Cubs game at Citi Field created a quandary for three generations of Glickson men, all loyal Mets fans, that ended badly, or well, depending on your point of view.Upvote Share TweetDillon Gee was on track to pitch a 1-0 shutout and end up with the game's only run batted in, as Jerry Koosman and Don Cardwell had done in a 1969 doubleheader, but the Braves' game-ending home run Monday night spoiled that.Upvote Share Tweet
Freddie ‘Adult Buzz McCallister’ Freeman leads MLB in walkoff hits after beating Mets with homeryahoo.com Updated Jun 18, 2013It's not certain who first noticed that Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves resembles the older brother of Macaulay Culkin's character in "Home Alone," but he does look like an adult version of Buzz McCallister. (Maybe it was this guy in the…Upvote Share Tweet
Plain Speak: We Talk TEs and DTsgiantsfootballblog.com Updated Jun 18, 2013Myself and Jimmy Kempski of Blogging the bEast render our opinions on the Giants’ tight ends and the defense’s struggle to contain read-option and wildcat offenses. Jimmy: TE coach Mike Pope talked about the TEs. . Here’s what he said about newly acquir…Upvote Share TweetDavid Harris isn’t one to be outspoken, so when he says that the Jets are going to be bringing the blitz in 2013, believe it. This from Rich Cimini’s Sunday notes on ESPN NY: “We’re going to do a lot of blitzing and getting after people,” LB David Harri…Upvote Share TweetNew York Giants Paul Schwartz spoke to an agent who didn't want his name used but who thinks Victor Cruz's only choice right now is to take the multiyear offer the Giants have made to him. The premise is that the Giants are who they are and don't change…Upvote Share Tweet
Harvey Flirts With No-HitterJun 18Mets pitcher Matt Harvey joins "SportsCenter" to talk about his 13-strikeout performance against the Braves.
Harvey K's 13 In WinJun 18Matt Harvey pitched six hitless innings and struck out a career-high 13 as the Mets held off the Braves 4-3 in the first game of a doubleheader.
N.J. Governor A Cowboys FanJun 18New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie discusses his favorite sports teams during a visit to an elementary school.
Dodgers Vs. Yankees PreviewJun 18Baseball Tonight previews the Wednesday night game between the Dodgers and the Yankees.
2013 NBA playoffs -- Spurs left to regroup after Game 6Jun 18The Spurs were less than a minute away from a title, but now they're forced to regroup for a Game 7.
2013 NBA Finals -- Chris Bosh of Miami Heat -- Danny Green of San Antonio …Jun 18After San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green hit 66 percent of his 3-pointers through the first five games of the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat's Chris Bosh declared there will be a different look for Game 6: no more open shots.
Bill Simmons on the gravity of Game 6 in the NBA FinalsJun 18As the NBA Finals head back to Miami for Game 6, just about everyone on the floor has something to prove.