Without Kyrie Irving, Nets’ Kevin Durant faces big task

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Five summers ago, Kevin Durant made a very smart call. Actually, he made two: 1. He decided to host all of his free-agent suitors in the Hamptons. 2. He decided to sign with the Warriors. Durant...

Luis Rojas’ ‘tough’ day shades of infamous Mets moment: Sherman

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Over consecutive weekends and on both coasts, the two teams that most aggressively acted to upgrade their rosters last offseason played seven games in June with hints of October. Unfortunately for the Mets —...

Aaron Boone is ‘very concerned’ about these Yankees

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PHILADELPHIA — Gio Urshela called Sunday’s loss “a bad day.” The problem is, the Yankees have had too many of those. And those bad days have too often turned into bad weeks. And if...

Bucks’ arena evacuated due to emergency following Nets game

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FiServ Forum, home of the Milwaukee Bucks, was briefly evacuated Sunday due to an unspecified emergency following Game 4 of their second round series against the Nets. There were multiple reports of a...

Nets handled by Bucks in Game 4 after Kyrie Irving injury

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The Nets lost Kyrie Irving. And they lost Game 4. And, just perhaps, they lost control of the Eastern Conference semifinals, all in one bloody Sunday. After Irving went down with a sprained right...

LeBron James distraught by concerning Kyrie Irving injury

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LeBron James is concerned about the health of his former title-winning teammate. The Lakers star tweeted his prayers for Kyrie Irving after the Nets guard suffered a right ankle sprain Sunday, causing him to...

Islanders hold off Lightning in massive Game 1 win

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The Islanders are off and running in the NHL semifinals. Behind goals from Mat Barzal and Ryan Pulock, the Islanders took Game 1 of their series against the defending Stanley Cup champion Lightning...

Bullpen meltdown costs Mets chance at sweeping Padres

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As flames ensconced Jeurys Familia in the seventh inning Sunday, the call to the bullpen occurred a batter too late. And then it got uglier for the Mets. A tired bullpen that was without...

Novak Djokovic gives French Open racket to euphoric young fan

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What a racket… for the kid who received the ultimate souvenir at the French Open. Moments after Novak Djokovic overcame a two-set deficit to defeat Stefanos Tsitsipas in the French Open final on Sunday...

Terrible Yankees blanked by Phillies in embarrassment

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PHILADELPHIA — Brett Gardner said the biggest problem for the Yankees this season comes down to one issue: “Consistency.” Lately, though, they’ve been plenty consistent. Consistently bad. That trend continued Sunday, as the Yankees lost...

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