Joe Pantorno

Sports Editor

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AL Rookie of the Year 2018: Miguel Andujar with edge over Shohei Ohtani

New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar is expected to win the 2018 American League Rookie of the Year Award on Monday night, according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale. The official winner will be announced at 6 p.m. ET on MLB Network.  Per Nightengale, Andujar has a slim lead over...

Monday, November 12, 2018, 12:58 PM

Manny Machado Yankees MLB rumors: NYY checking in

The New York Yankees interest in Manny Machado might be higher than initially believed. Less than two weeks after reports emerged that the Yankees desire for the star shortstop and third baseman had significantly decreased, the Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported on Monday morning that the Bronx...

Monday, November 12, 2018, 12:13 PM

Mathew Barzal has one of best starts in Islanders history

New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal might not be having the ideal kind of goal-scoring output to start his second season in the NHL, but there is no denying that he is one of the best young talents his franchise has ever seen.  A Tuesday night tilt against the Vancouver Canucks will mark...

Monday, November 12, 2018, 11:50 AM

Todd Bowles fired rumors: Jets likely to hold him for season

Todd Bowles job as New York Jets head coach is on dangerously thin ice after Week 10. A 41-10 beatdown at the hands of the hapless Buffalo Bills is just the latest blunder on the 54-year-old's resume.  Hosting a team that had scored a combined 20 points over their last three games with a...

Monday, November 12, 2018, 10:45 AM

Bills Jets NFL Week 10 highlights, recap

Todd Bowles' job should be in serious jeopardy after the New York Jets' Week 10 effort against a Buffalo Bills team that had scored just 20 combined points in their last three games.   The NFL's worst offense came into MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon and embarrassed the Jets...

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 4:08 PM

Lakers NBA rumors: Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant joining LeBron

The Los Angeles Lakers seem poised to accrue much more talent around LeBron James and Co. over the next year or so. At least according to one report.  A source told Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson that the Lakers are not only going to gun for Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant in free...

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 10:51 AM

Yankees MLB trade rumors: Giancarlo Stanton to make room for Bryce Harper?

Regardless of what the New York Yankees say during the early parts of this offseason, they will continuously be linked to free-agent megastar Bryce Harper.  And that speculation won't stop until he's signed and holding up the jersey of another team.  It gained even more traction...

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 10:26 AM

Andrew Miller MLB rumors: Mets, Yankees circling

Major League Baseball's free-agent market for relief pitchers is brimming with premier talent this winter and one of the best available is left-hander Andrew Miller, who was last featured in the Cleveland Indians bullpen.  As plenty of suitors are expected to be inquiring about Miller,...

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 9:46 AM

Jets NFL rumors: Todd Bowles in trouble after Sam Darnold injury?

If New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles hot seat wasn't already warm enough, it might be scalding now.  On Wednesday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported that Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold has a "significant" foot sprain and will not play in Sunday's Week...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 2:15 PM

Rangers youth stepping up during win streak

New York City hockey continues to surprise during the opening month of the 2018-19 NHL season.  While the New York Islanders' five-game win streak was snapped on Monday, the Rangers extended a win streak of their own to four games after a come-from-behind 5-3 victory over the Montreal...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 12:10 PM

Knicks NBA trade rumors: Will Enes Kanter want out?

New York Knicks center Enes Kanter is one of the most recognizable, established and talented players on a young roster that isn't expected to go anywhere during the 2018-19 season. Yet he has not been getting starts under new head coach David Fizdale.  The 26-year-old, who is fresh off a...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 11:22 AM

Yankees MLB trade rumors: Latest on Corey Kluber, more

The New York Yankees interest in top-tier pitchers was expected this offseason after the starting rotation played a large part in ending their season in the ALDS. On Tuesday, the ball started rolling as Jon Heyman of Fancred reported that the Yankees are interested in Carlos Carrasco and ace Corey...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 10:49 AM

Giants NFL rumors: Latest on Eli Manning, Kyle Lauletta

For New York Giants fans that were hoping to see a change at the quarterback position heading into Week 10, you'll have to wait a little bit longer.  Head coach Pat Shurmur reiterated on Tuesday afternoon that veteran Eli Manning will be the team's No. 1 man under center against the...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 12:27 PM

Knicks youth movement officially here

The New York Knicks have officially brought in the kids.  Monday night's double-overtime loss to the Chicago Bulls is going to be one of many during the 2018-19 season, but new head coach David Fizdale gave the franchise a small glimpse into the future as he started the youngest lineup in...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 12:03 PM

Islanders rumors: Anthony Beauvillier, Josh Ho-Sang, Michael Dal Colle

It hasn't been the kind of start Anthony Beauvillier was looking for this year. The New York Islanders' left winger has been held to just one goal over his first 13 games of the 2018-19 season as Monday night's loss to the Montreal Canadiens marked the fifth-consecutive pointless game...

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 11:31 AM

Yankees MLB rumors: Dallas Keuchel an option?

The New York Yankees will be major players for almost any legitimate pitching talent available on either the trade or free-agent markets. It's a big reason why they are not believed to be more active in the Manny Machado or Bryce Harper sweepstakes.  It's understandable why. The...

Monday, November 5, 2018, 2:53 PM

Source: Islanders could play all home games at Nassau Coliseum next two years

The New York Islanders could schedule their entire slate of 2019-20 home games exclusively at the Nassau Coliseum, a source with knowledge of the situation has told Metro New York.  As the organization awaits ground to break on their new arena in Elmont, NY on the same grounds as Belmont Race...

Monday, November 5, 2018, 10:50 AM

Jets Dolphins Week 9 highlights, recap

The New York Jets offense went missing in Week 9 as they dropped an offensively challenged affair 13-6 on Sunday afternoon to the Miami Dolphins.  A third-straight loss drops the Jets to 3-6 on the season and all but destroys any sliver of hope that they could contend for the AFC East or a...

Sunday, November 4, 2018, 4:03 PM

Structured Islanders exceeding expectation under Barry Trotz

There has been a culture change out in Brooklyn and things are a lot more structured. That's what the New York Islanders and head coach Barry Trotz are going to tell you, often. The Islanders are the early surprises of the 2018-19 NHL season as a team that was expected to be rooted at the...

Sunday, November 4, 2018, 12:14 PM

Dana White says Khabib Floyd Mayweather boxing match won't happen

UFC president Dana White isn't keen on seeing one of his prized fighters enter a boxing ring against Floyd Mayweather again.  On Thursday, the head of the MMA fighting organization appeared on ESPN's 'Get Up' with Mike Greenberg and wrote off any possibility of Khabib...

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 9:57 AM