Kyrie Irving and Harrison Barnes will play for the U.S. Olympic basketball team, filling out the 12-man roster, according to a person with knowledge of the details. Irving and Barnes have accepted spots, the person told The Associated Press on Saturday, two days before the Americans plan to announce the team headed to Rio.
To some, the Jose Reyes they once adored forever disappeared last Halloween in that Maui hotel room.
ATLANTA -- The Mets pulled off the next step of their promised roster shake-up, promoting former first-round draft pick Brandon Nimmo while demoting a struggling first-rounder Michael Conforto, a source confirmed.
The disappointment for the Yankees, of course, is that the schedule gives them just one more date against the Twins this season.
With one swing Friday night, Rob Refsnyder equaled 25 games of run production from Mark Teixeira. The fourth-inning single, with two outs, drove in Didi Gregorius to break a 3-3 tie in the Yankees' eventual 5-3 win over the Twins.
BUFFALO -- The beginning of the Rangers' summer makeover will wait for at least another day.
BUFFALO -- The Islanders kept their pick at No. 19 on Friday night and went with a familiar name to NHL fans from a couple generations back.
ATLANTA -- Jose Reyes isn't in a Mets uniform yet. And until 1 p.m. Saturday, when he's expected to be released by the Rockies and become a free agent, teams can't even broach contract terms with him.
A year after coming just a handful of yards shy of being the first team in NFL history to allow 300 passing yards per game in a full season, the Giants made two major investments at cornerback.
For the first time in several years, there's more than a touch of suspense around the NHL Draft for the Rangers.
BUFFALO -- Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton didn't swing a major trade this weekend at the NHL draft, but the door remains wide open for deals and signing top free agents.
In the moment that epitomized Wantagh's run to the state championship, John Conroy stood at the plate.
The raised voices, the audible gasps, the screams of disbelief that follow Aroldis Chapman since the day he first put on pinstripes are not born of outrage or disgust.
ATLANTA -- The Mets once gave Jose Reyes his first break, signing him as a teenager out of the Dominican Republic. Now, 17 years later, they are poised to give the embattled veteran his second chance.
Winning has been anything but routine for a Yankees team that has struggled to keep its head above water all season. But when they get a quality start like the one Masahiro Tanaka delivered against the Twins on Friday night at Yankee Stadium coupled with a dash of timely hitting, the formula for victory falls neatly into place.
Derrick Rose never thought he would see the city of Chicago in his rearview mirror.
Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers and James Harrison will be interviewed next month by NFL officials in connection to a media report that linked them to the use of performance enhancers
It was Jan. 13, 2007, four days after Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, when Newsday published a column in local TV sports anchors were called "a breed of journalistic dinosaurs who still roam the Earth but make even newspapers seem cutting edge."
The Mets can breathe, at least for now.
When Mark Teixeira takes his first step out of the batter's box or moves laterally for a grounder, Joe Girardi says he will hold his breath more than he would like.
Who's on first? These days, it's more accurate to wonder, 'Who's up first?'
If you were one of the 40,075 fans at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, you probably thought you showed up to watch a late June game.
One loss is all it took for the Garden City girls lacrosse team to stop and reflect.
It must've looked daunting on the schedule. After two hard-fought, exhausting victories -- an overtime win against the Fever and a double-overtime win against the Dream -- the Liberty was set to face one of the best players in the league in Elena Delle Donne, and one of its longtime leaders in former Liberty star Cappie Pondexter.
ATLANTA -- These days, nothing comes easy for the Mets. Consider Friday night's 8-6 victory over the Braves, which came precariously close to devolving into a debacle before closer Jeurys Familia survived a zany ninth.
Three weeks after suffering torn articular cartilage in his right knee, Mark Teixeira will return to the Yankees' lineup at first base Saturday afternoon against the Twins, manager Joe Girardi said Friday night.
Derrick Rose left his hometown of Chicago to become a New York Knick.
Addison Reed has personified all that has gone right for the Mets bullpen. Acquired in a trade last season, he pitched his way into the team's long-term plans, eventually taking on the role as set-up man to closer Jeurys Familia.
On Thursday, June 23, 2016, Joe Smith Jr. appeared at General Building Laborers Local 66 in Melville, where he works as a laborer. Smith was greeted to a hero's welcome by his colleagues after he defeated Andrezej Fonfara for the WBC International light heavyweight title at UIC Pavilion on June 18, (Credit: Newsday / Chris Ware)