NFL Network analyst: Giants should look to draft Mekhi Becton

Years of waiting for the Giants to draft their future quarterback are over. The time for decision-making that benefits Daniel Jones is just beginning. Despite a desperate need for defensive playmak…

Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist a healthy scratch on Igor Shesterkin’s big night

RALEIGH, N.C. — If ever there was a perfect time to start Henrik Lundqvist, Friday against the Hurricanes would have been it. Instead, the Rangers’ legendary goaltender was a healthy scratch for th…

‘Big week’ for Yoenis Cespedes won’t lead to his first Mets game

PORT ST. LUCIE — Yoenis Cespedes’ progression this spring is satisfying team officials, but the rehabbing outfielder has not been deemed ready for Grapefruit League action, which commences Saturday…

Knicks’ Maurice Harkless not ‘thinking about any buyout’

Maurice Harkless expects to stay with the hometown Knicks for the remainder of the season. The Forest Hills product and former St. John’s star had been a candidate for a buyout following his arriva…

Islanders great John Tonelli has No. 27 raised to the rafters

The Islanders retired a jersey for the first time in 19 years Friday night at the Coliseum. John Tonelli’s No. 27 was raised into the rafters, honoring the former left winger’s seven seasons with t…

Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury: Why there was no face-off

LAS VEGAS — There was no traditional face-off at the end of Friday’s weigh-in for Saturday’s WBC heavyweight championship rematch between champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. The Nevada Athletic…

Anthony Davis takes over after giving Lakers a big scare

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers hadn’t even been back on the court for three minutes after the All-Star break when Anthony Davis limped off with an injured leg. With their superstar big …

Maxi Kleber’s big night off bench helps Mavericks win on road

ORLANDO, Fla. — All-Star Luka Doncic did his usual thing in Orlando and got some unexpected help from teammate Maxi Kleber. Doncic nearly had a triple-double, finishing with 33 points, 10 rebounds …

Zion Williamson dominates again as Pelicans pound Trail Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. — Zion Williamson hears the accolades but insists he’s still getting comfortable in his new job. He had 25 points for his seventh straight game with at least 20, and the New Or…

How ABC gofer turned summer job into ‘Miracle on Ice’ nirvana

Friday, Feb. 22, 1980. More than 8,000 manic fans pack into the Olympic Center Arena in Lake Placid, N.Y., including Vice President Walter Mondale and first child Amy Carter. I remember they were s…

Knicks must give young players more minutes the rest of the way

Interim Knicks coach Mike Miller benched starting point guard Elfrid Payton for Frank Ntilikina on Friday night against the Pacers, but not in the name of a youth movement. Payton was injured. He t…

Islanders storm past Red Wings to snap four-game skid

Maybe it was the emotion from watching members of the Islanders’ four-time Stanley Cup winning teams gather for the raising of John Tonelli’s No. 27 into the rafters before the game or the fact the…

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