Derek Stepan wouldn't be complacent.
Where in the world is Sam Moelis?
The debate over Curtis Granderson in the leadoff spot, when viewed through the prism of the Mets' 9-3 start, probably belongs in the "if it's not broke, don't fix it" file.
Finally, ladies and gentlemen, the Masahiro Tanaka of 2014.
The shots were few; the goals were far between.
It's been almost a year since he lost her.
Orange towels and blue jerseys will be the order of the day Sunday. After wading through a sea of red in Washington for Games 1 and 2, the Islanders are eagerly anticipating some home cooking at Nassau Coliseum for Sunday's Game 3 matinee in the first-round series against the Capitals, which is tied 1-1.
John Amirante will sing his final national anthem for the Rangers Saturday night before Game 2 of their first-round series against the Penguins, ending a 35-year run with the team he has rooted for since he was 12.
Phil Jackson returned to the Knicks to deliver the franchise its first championship since he played for them in the 1970s. Instead, he helped the Cavaliers get closer to the NBA title while the Knicks endured their worst season ever.
Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll was arrested Friday for suspected cocaine possession at the MGM Grand Hotel's Wet Republic pool complex.
The strange thing is, Alex Torres didn't really like the new protective cap he unpacked at his locker before Saturday night's game. By the ninth inning, however, nobody at Citi Field even noticed he was wearing the odd-looking plastic halo.
Familiar path, unfamiliar territory.
It somehow was fitting that the Islanders clinched a playoff berth thanks to a Bruins loss. Boston's loss before the start of the season was the Islanders' huge gain in the form of the Johnny Boychuk trade.
For the second time during this identity-shaping homestand, the visiting clubhouse at Citi Field hosted a team meeting of a division rival that had been knocked into a tailspin at the hands of the Mets.
Those broken hockey sticks from Game 2 can be looked at in one of two ways: bad breaks for the Islanders or lucky breaks for the Capitals.
The return of Alex Rodriguez this season from a yearlong suspension brought some closure to the Biogenesis scandal, which stretched from a Miami strip mall to numerous MLB outposts.
If you've heard it once, you've heard it a thousand times from baseball managers: Don't believe what you see in March and September.
The overwhelming consensus around the NFL is clear and the expected announcement almost a fait accompli. When Commissioner Roger Goodell first steps to the podium on April 30, he is almost certain to say these words: "With the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select ...
You'll see the same lineups for the Rangers and Penguins in Game 2 of the best-of-seven first-round series Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.
Before every game, Katherine Piorkowski puts a sunflower in her hair.
The Islanders host the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Sunday at Nassau Coliseum. The series is even at 1-1.
When you're used to winning, two losses in four games can be hard to fathom.
The follow-through on Gian Villante's thunderous right hand that stopped the fight wasn't the rest of his body. It was pure confidence.
In a game ultimately decided by power plays, the Pittsburgh Penguins evened their first-round playoff series with the Rangers at a game apiece Saturday night, winning Game 2 at Madison Square Garden, 4-3.
It's hard to say which part of Northport's performance Saturday was more impressive.
Experience and name recognition -- you know, that outside-the-octagon stuff -- favored Takeya Mizugaki heading into Saturday night against Aljamain Sterling.
In spring, handicappers' thoughts turn to bashing Kentucky Derby contenders. But not this year, when many alleged experts are marveling about the talent and depth of this 3-year-old class, led by top-rated American Pharoah, his undefeated stablemate, Dortmund, and Carpe Diem.
NEWARK, N.J. -- The final round ended with Freeport's Eddie Gordon on his back catching a few elbows from Chris Dempsey. Not the preferred imagery for a fighter, even if those strikes didn't cause significant damage.
At the end of the day, all Islanders fans really want to do is honk.
After 25 minutes, Suffolk's highest-scoring girls lacrosse team looked more run of the mill than juggernaut.