The Rangers’ decision to clean house and give Chris Drury the keys is looking pretty good now

Would the Rangers be in the final eight without the bold move to clean house last year?

Why the Tom Brady megadeal could work out perfectly for Fox’s Greg Olsen

If he does really well in this pre-Brady period, the 37-year-old Olsen likely will be able to call big games down the road for even bigger money.

What these sudden playoff demises remind us about sports’ cruel timing

Title windows often open and close quickly in professional sports. Father Time remains undefeated.

Baseball

Yankees slugger breaks home run drought amid slump

Prior to the game, Aaron Boone said he thought Rizzo’s swing was coming back after it was “a little off ... for a week leading up to that.” 

Bad blood looms over this Mets series

The rain washed away Monday’s showdown between the Mets and Cardinals, but it remains to be seen whether tensions will also be cooled off since the last time the teams...

Max Scherzer behind Mets teammate's pitching evolution

The Mets’ ideal No. 5 starter is succeeding in a different fashion than last year’s first half.

Hockey

Examining Rangers' history with second-round foe

The Rangers lost the regular-season series with the Hurricanes 3-1.

Bubble sweep by Hurricanes means nothing to the Rangers now

Before this postseason began, the Rangers fielded lots of questions about the 2020 bubble playoffs, where they were swept in the qualifying round in three games by the Hurricanes.

New Islanders coach took long road to first lead job

Former Isles coach Barry Trotz had long supported Lane Lambert, 57, becoming an NHL head coach.

Football

Joe Judge's responsibilities with Patriots could add unexpected twist

Seven months later, the surprisingly fired former Giants head coach Joe Judge is in line to coach quarterbacks and possibly call plays for the New England Patriots.

Troy Aikman and Joe Buck share their thoughts on Tom Brady replacing them

Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, the new "Monday Night Football" announcers on ESPN, chatted about leaving Fox and Tom Brady becoming a successor.

Joe Schoen, Brian Daboll set Giants' rebuild apart from others

It is already clear that the days of this franchise as a doormat are nearing an end.

Basketball

Luka Doncic's legend grows as Chris Paul gets exposed

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Time gets us all. And in the Mavericks' dismantling of the top-seeded Suns, Luka Doncic showed his time is now and Chris Paul’s is past.

Knicks' plan for intriguing draft pick as he impresses in Europe

Jokubaitis, a lefty point guard who plays for Barcelona, will battle in the EuroLeague Final Four that begins Thursday in Serbia.

NBA star allegedly pulled gun, threatened to kill ex in scary family incident

Cavaliers star Rajon Rondo allegedly pulled a gun on his former partner, Ashley Bachelor, and threatened to kill her in front of their two kids.

College

Optimism around St. John's retooled roster comes with one big question

St. John’s roster, which is now complete after last weekend’s addition of 7-foot-1 high school prospect Mohamed Keita, looks far better than initial expectations.

Columbia baseball riding country's longest winning streak after two-year hiatus

Travel down South. Go out West. Hit all the college baseball hot spots, the locales MLB scouts frequent, and you won’t find the nation’s longest winning streak. 

Arch Manning gives big hint on football future: 'Best college town'

The quarterback prodigy gave a potential hint to which way he is leaning on his college choice.

Post Action Betting

NFL bettors should jump on these 10 tantalizing games

Thanks to oddsmakers, we don’t have to wait that long to bet on some of the matchups.

How to bet on the Avalanche-Blues series

The St. Louis Blues take on the Colorado Avalanche with plenty of expectations to live up to. 

Key stats to bet with for the PGA Championship this weekend

Models are king and betting with one is exactly how to get an edge for the PGA Championship this weekend.