Nets’ Kenny Atkinson not playing playoff-positioning game

Kenny Atkinson doesn’t want to hear that the Nets should be looking to avoid playing top-seeded Milwaukee in the first round of the playoffs. Especially without a postseason berth even being sealed…

Joe Douglas’ background shows what Jets makeover could be

INDIANAPOLIS — After nine months on the job, Jets general manager Joe Douglas will finally get to really shape the team’s roster. Yes, he already has made a few trades and signings since he was hir…

Rangers take down Islanders in pivotal overtime thriller

Six points separated the Rangers and Islanders in the tight Eastern Conference wild-card standings coming into Tuesday. By the end of the night, after the season’s final chapter of the rivalry, the…

Imperfect prospect: After historic season, focus shifts to Joe Burrow’s flaws

This is the moment when Joe Burrow’s transcendent season at LSU meets the wet blanket of draft scrutiny.

Allonzo Trier’s fall from grace remains big Knicks mystery

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two hours before Monday’s game in Houston, Knicks shooting guard Allonzo Trier took the court at Toyota Center with assistant coach Royal Ivey for shooting drills. At one juncture…

Andy Murray faces new retirement fears after revealing he may need another hip operation

Andy Murray has been out of action since November with a pelvic injury.

Bayern Munich and Gnabry drive Chelsea towards Champions League exit

Bayern Munich are on course for the Champions League quarter-finals after beating Chelsea 3-0 away in the first leg of the last-16 tie

Yankees swimming with sharks again after Luis Severino crisis

TAMPA — Congratulations if you survive swimming among hungry great white sharks. Bravo. All of that. Do you want to try it again? Because here are the Yankees in the deep water once more. The team …

Lampard urges Chelsea to aim for Bayern levels after 'reality check'

Chelsea have won just two of their last seven in all competitions

Griezmann secures first-leg draw for Barcelona at Napoli

Napoli 1-1 Barcelona: After Napoli goalscroer Dries Mertens was forced off with injury following a heavy challenge from Sergio Busquets, Barcelona drew level

Report | Bayern Munich all but end Chelsea’s European hopes

Chelsea 0-3 Bayern Munich: The Bundesliga champions were in stunning form, scoring three second-half goals before Marcos Alonso saw red late on

Luis Severino fallout: Five pitchers battling for spots in Yankees’ rotation

Gerritt Cole can’t do it alone. Following the devastating news that former ace Luis Severino will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the entire 2020 season — this, coming after it was announ…