When the Mets traded for Marcus Stroman in July 2019, he had just one-plus year until free agency. That made him a strange acquisition because the Mets were five games under .500, hopelessly behind in the NL East and six back in the wild card.
There are concerns by scouts regarding West Virginia sophomore point guard Miles McBride’s size and playmaking, and whether he will be an impact player in the NBA. That’s why he fell out of the first round — to 36th overall, where the Knicks snapped him up.
In a series of Instagram stories, Simone Biles shared videos -- which since have been deleted -- of herself struggling with her dismounts on the uneven bars and answering questions about having the twisties, a mental block in gymnastics where competitors lose track of their positioning midair.
Aaron Boone raved over the Yankees’ latest big-name acquisition, and the manager took pains to stress that Joey Gallo will serve as a cure to, rather than a promoter of, his team’s lack of athleticism.
Aaron Rodgers aired his grievances with the Packers during a candid news conference Wednesday and revealed he had contemplated retiring before agreeing to return to Green Bay for at least one more season.
The day has finally arrived after months of hype, intrigue and anticipation. The NBA draft, considered one of the best in years with a loaded group of prospects at the top and impressive depth throughout, is at last here.
The honeymoon isn’t over, necessarily. Better to put it this way: It’s changed locations. The Knicks of Leon Rose aren’t lazily lounging on the beaches of Turks and Caicos any longer, merely settling into the blissful grind of newlywed life. Quiet dinners. Maybe a show on the weekend. Maybe a quick getaway down the shore.
The twist in this Mets season is that if they win the NL East, no opponent is going to want to see them in the playoffs if their starting pitching — notably Jacob deGrom — is healthy. Yet nothing threatens the Mets even making the postseason more than the well-being of their pitching.
Eighteen years ago, four players now in the Hall of Fame or likely heading there were taken with the first five picks in the NBA draft, a quintet of selections that would impact the league in the decades to come.
So we have it on good authority that the Rangers were indeed in on the bidding for Montreal shutdown center Phillip Danault when the free-agent market opened at noon on Wednesday, but dropped out when the bidding yielded a six-year offer of an average annual value of $5.5 million per season from the Kings.
The moment the Jets organization had been waiting on for months arrived at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday on Field 2 of the team’s training center. The stench of the 2-14 season in 2020 had lifted. New coach Robert Saleh was overseeing his team for the first true practice of 2021.
The final pitch from Aroldis Chapman curled around the bat of Nelson Cruz, and at last the deed was done. At last the game was won. The Yankees don’t turn every one of their games into “War and Peace”; it just seems that way.