Yankees rookie Mike King is in the mix for a rotation spot

TAMPA — Right-hander Mike King is in the mix for a rotation spot with James Paxton expected to miss at least the first two months of the season because of back surgery earlier this month and Luis S…

Yankees’ Aaron Boone OK with Aaron Judge not playing yet

TAMPA — Aaron Boone doesn’t have a date when Aaron Judge will play in an exhibition game and the slugger has yet to take a full batting practice, but the Yankees manager doesn’t sound like a worrie…

NBA roundup: Heat honor Wade, crush Cavs

Hot-shooting Miami produced its best half in franchise history and romped over the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers 124-105 on a Saturday night when the Heat retired the jersey of iconic guard Dwyane Wade...

Tyson Fury picks apart Deontay Wilder, claims WBC heavyweight title

Fury added Wilder’s WBC belt to the lineal championship he brought with him in the crowning performance of his career.

Rangers roar into trade deadline with win over Sharks

Well, this team found a way to win without their best. But who knows if the same can be said in a couple days. In their final game before Monday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline, the Rangers managed to figh…

Open gym led to meteoric rise of Seton Hall’s Shavar Reynolds Jr.

Shavar Reynolds Jr. sat behind the Seton Hall bench riveted. He loved the way the Pirates played. He was drawn to their grit, their tenacity, the physical style in which they defended. He didn’t ne…

The obscure bargains in tricky fantasy baseball closers market

Drafting a closer/reliever is like going to Best Buy to purchase a DVD for your collection (yes, we’ve heard about that whole streaming thing, but play along): You have to know where to look in the…

Where Yankees stand with Luis Severino, James Paxton injuries

TAMPA — With the Yankees’ fingers firmly crossed that Luis Severino’s upcoming battery of tests on the right forearm, which begin Monday, don’t uncover a serious problem, they received positive new…

Fatherhood, special bond shaped Desure Buie into Hofstra star

His character gets praised first. Then his off-court development. Basketball follows. Desure Buie may be Hofstra’s best player, its leading scorer and playmaker, the key to the CAA-leading Pride re…

Dynastic Islanders deserve unprecedented Hall of Fame honor

Please don’t tell Denis Potvin I said so, but No. 5 had a point on SNY Friday night when he said the Islanders team that won four straight Stanley Cups and 19 consecutive playoff series in the earl…

How Jacob deGrom can pull off daunting Hall of Fame challenge

Jacob deGrom has passed Tim Lincecum on the way to Johan Santana, with Roy Halladay as the destination. This is deGrom’s Hall of Fame path. He is trying to make up for a late start to his major lea…

Nine-year-old bullying victim leads out all-star Rugby team in...

Quaden Bayles, the nine-year-old boy who in a heart-wrenching video said he wanted to kill himself after being bullied at school, had the "best day of his life" when he led out an all-star r...

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