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Mets outfield gets more crowded with return of Juan Lagares

What a good problem Mets manager Terry Collins has on his hands.    On Thursday, the team announced that it activated center fielder Juan Lagares from the disabled list after recovering from an oblique injury he suffered late in spring training.    The oft-injured Lagares is...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 5:07pm

Giants lose DT Johnathan Hankins to Colts

The interior of the New York Giants' defensive line took a big hit Thursday when it was reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter that tackle Johnathan Hankins signed a three-year, $30 million deal with the Indianapolis Colts.   Hankins spent the first four years of his career with the Giants...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 4:03pm

Rangers vs. Canadiens: Game 2 preview (date, time, TV, more)

With home-ice advantage now in their favor after a Game 1 win against the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday, the Rangers have a chance to pin their original six rivals up against the proverbial wall with a strong Game 2 performance Friday.    Here's what you need to know:...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 2:34pm

2017 NBA Mock Draft: ESPN, Chad Ford unapproved

Now that the NCAA tournament is over and Lonzo Ball’s dad is off TV for a few weeks, Markelle Fultz is going to start getting some buzz for the No. 1 overall pick. No doubt, he’ll try to help create that buzz himself. “I believe I’m going to be the No. 1 pick,” Fultz...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 2:28pm

Bucky Brooks: Giants should go offensive line in first round

Last year, New York Giants fans were hoping that their team would draft an offensive line with their first-round pick. Instead, the Giants went with a cornerback and didn’t take a single offensive lineman at any point in the draft, something that might change this year.   Former NFL...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 1:18pm

Cavs, Thunder would be good trade partners for Knicks' Carmelo Anthony

It's quite possible that Carmelo Anthony played in his final game with the New York Knicks during the season finale Wednesday night.    Even he admitted after a 114-113 win over the Philadelphia 76ers that New York "might" trade him this offseason, per ESPN New York's...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 12:58pm

Rangers vs. Canadiens: Game 1 score, recap, highlights

As the 2016-17 NHL season progressed, questions of Henrik Lundqvist's hockey mortality began to arise.    Compared to other goalies, his numbers weren't necessarily bad, but they weren't up to "King" like standards. One particular rough stretch in December even...

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 7:47am

2017 NHL Playoffs preview, predictions: Capitals to win Cup

The NHL’s Stanley Cup playoffs are the modern-day version of an ancient Greek epic.   It’s a long, narrative story filled with heroes, most of the time bearded ones - who fight grueling battle upon grueling battle to reach the peak of hockey immortality that is Lord Stanley...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 4:55pm

Mitch Trubisky a slightly better Varsity Blues name than Blake Bortles

Just when everyone had their 2017 NFL mock draft game down pat, Adam Schefter has to go and ruin it for everyone. Every mock in America had Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett going No. 1 at the start of this week but Schefter tweeted the following on Tuesday: “Just had an NFL exec tell...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 4:35pm

Flyers' struggles could lead to Claude Giroux trade

There are few players in Philadelphia who are as long-tenured and fully indoctrinated into the sports landscape in the city as Claude Giroux, the Flyers captain and a staple with the team since 2008. As their season came to a disappointing end, becoming the first team in NHL history to miss the...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 3:49pm

Sid Rosenberg: Tim Tebow is not going anywhere

Tim Tebow has now been a professional baseball player for seven months and somehow, someway, he has managed to defy all his critics.  Back in September, when the Mets decided to sign the former Heisman Trophy winner, there was not a sports fan in America that didn’t think the move was a...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 3:18pm

Jets rumors: Sheldon Richardson could be traded on NFL draft day

It cannot be overstated how important the 2017 NFL draft is for the New York Jets come the end of April. For a franchise that fell so far and so hard in just one season, Gang Green is left with gaping holes within its roster that needs to be addressed before the fall. The draft won’t fix...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 2:52pm

New York Giants 7-round mock: 2017 NFL draft

The New York Giants hold seven picks in this month’s NFL draft, a chance for a team that spent big in free agency last year to augment their depth and perhaps add a difference maker or two. With no compensatory picks, the Giants hold very little room for error. And while they don’t...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 2:08pm

Islanders notebook: Doug Weight named head coach and relocation rumors

Weight to remain as head coach The Islanders wasted little time in naming their new head coach. Actually there is not much new about him as Doug Weight saw the interim title removed from his position on Wednesday, the team announced. After firing Jack Capuano in January, Weight led the Islanders...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 2:03pm

2017 NHL Playoffs preview: Rangers vs. Canadiens

Rangerstown, welcome back to the postseason. Granted, this is nothing new for you.   Wednesday night (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN) marks the seventh-straight season that the Blueshirts will appear in the Stanley Cup playoffs as they meet the Atlantic Division-winning Montreal Canadiens. The Rangers...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 1:15pm

UEFA Champions League preview: Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid

It doesn’t get much larger than this when talking about a quarterfinal matchup. Wednesday marks the first leg of a titanic UEFA Champions League clash between German giants Bayern Munich and the defending European champions and Spanish side Real Madrid (2:45 p.m. ET). As two of the...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 12:27pm

Red Bulls' Jesse Marsch wants Sacha Kljestan to return to the little things

HANOVER, N.J. – Jesse Marsch had a message to Sacha Kljestan this week and the New York Red Bulls midfielder took it in stride. That message? Don’t forget the little things. It has been a slow start to the season for Kljestan, who hasn’t yet found the stride that made him an MVP...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 6:06pm

Get paid: How much money do WWE pro wrestlers make, earn?

Being a top attraction in the world of pro wrestling pays. According to Forbes, the top paid WWE superstar is Brock Lesnar and he currently makes $12 million per year. A glance at Forbes’ top 10: 1.     Brock Lesnar: $12 million 2.     John Cena: $8...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 6:00pm

Three explosions hit Borussia Dortmund bus

Prior to their Champions League quarterfinal match against Monaco on Tuesday, three explosions hit German soccer team Borussia Dortmund’s team bus. Spanish defender Marc Bartra injured his hand and was taken to the hospital, the team announced. No one else on the bus was injured, including...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 4:23pm

2017 NBA Playoffs schedule (game start, begin time, TV channel, live stream)

The 2017 NBA Playoffs begin this coming Saturday with four games on the schedule. The first Sunday of the postseason will also feature four games. Game schedule will be updated with teams when announced.   Saturday, April 15 Round game 1 (3 p.m., ABC) Round game 1 (5:30 p.m., ESPN) Round...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 2:09pm