SAN DIEGO -- Jacob deGrom knew he was a mess.
SAN DIEGO -- General manager Sandy Alderson has never been shy about his affinity for the home run. Throughout his career, he has favored lineups capable of producing instant offense.
This much hasn't changed for Ryan Callahan: He is grinding his way through another post-season and has taken on a leadership role.
To be fair, some smart hockey people always did envision an impressive spring like this from Thomas Hickey. The Kings did pick him fourth overall in the 2007 draft, attracted by the size of his heart more than his frame (generously listed as 6 feet, 189 pounds).
SECAUCUS, N.J. -- Would Kevin Weekes have been surprised back in 2005-06 if someone told him that more than a decade later the guy who replaced him in net for the Rangers still would be at it?
Schnayder Termidor was one of the last to know. He had turned off his cell phone on Sunday so he could focus on his school work -- he's a physics major with a 3.38 GPA -- and missed all of the calls and texts from his teammates, from his head coach, from the former agent who was helping him navigate the process.
Ed McNamara provides his horse-by-horse Kentucky Derby analysis. Note: Horses are listed by post position number.
BALTIMORE -- Buck Showalter was not amused at Joe Girardi's insinuation.
Lames El Gammal knows all the angles.
The Islanders aren't likely to forgive what they saw as a head shot from Lightning forward Brian Boyle on Thomas Hickey in overtime of Game 3, nor the lack of a whistle from referees Brad Watson and Steve Kozari before Boyle scored the OT winner a few seconds later.
Stephanie Serwan will never forget her final at-bat for Lindenhurst softball outside the McKenna Administration Building.
A judge said that insurers in litigation with Penn State claim a boy told football coach Joe Paterno in 1976 that he had been molested by Jerry Sandusky, Pennlive.com reported Thursday.
The quirks that have made the Barclays Center infamous are no big deal to Ben Bishop, the goaltender for the Lightning.
The Islanders-Lightning series went bi-state Thursday, a veritable regionwide hockey playoff festival that stretched from the Devils' practice rink here to IceWorks in Syosset.
SECAUCUS, N.J. -- The players from the Islanders and Lightning took Wednesday off before returning to the ice for full practices on Thursday, but other New York-area hockey voices still were talking about the teams' playoff series in the meantime.
On Opening Day in 1987, Ray Knight was wearing a Baltimore Orioles jersey. But he says his mind was with the Mets.
When it comes to lacrosse Matt Gavin likes to aim high. He chose North Carolina to play college lacrosse, after initially committing to Duke. Those brand-name programs -- and others -- wanted him for his ability to score, and until this season, Gavin preferred shooting for the top corners.
BALTIMORE -- The Yankees captured the game Brett Gardner a night before called, in a bit of hyperbole, a "must-win."
For nearly eight innings, Steven Matz made it look too easy. Catch, throw. Catch, throw. He dispatched the Braves with robotic efficiency. But after Wednesday's masterful performance in the Mets' 8-0 win at Citi Field, we couldn't help but wonder: what if?
To the surprise of most, Alex Rodriguez avoided the disabled list in 2015.
Few hitters reach base off Jake Gargiulo to begin with, and even the ones that do are not truly safe.
John Tavares is the unquestioned leader of the Islanders, so much so that on Wednesday night, he was announced as one of three finalists for the Mark Messier Leadership Award, given to the NHL player who displays the sort of leadership once demonstrated by the former Rangers captain.
For many players, the hockey world championship is just the build-up to a bigger occasion.
We live in the era of pitch counts and innings limits. That's not going to change. That genie is not getting put back in the bottle.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The perks for training a Triple Crown winner have a long shelf life, especially in Derby city.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Steve Asmussen was just voted into the Hall of Fame, and he trained the Horse of the Year for three consecutive seasons, Curlin (2007, 2008) and Rachel Alexandra (2009).
Once Kelle Lalier takes aim, she rarely misses her mark.
Rene Rivera is a defensively sound journeyman catcher who has a reputation for calling a good game and spent the early portion of the season in the minor leagues. And he's "challenged" offensively.
There was mist. There was rain. And then there was thunder and lightning -- the last two courtesy of Steven Matz and Lucas Duda.