When Jeremy Lin went down with a knee injury, Iman Shumpert stepped up for the Knicks. Now the injured Lin could be called on to step up — again — and spark New York.
You could smell the overtime loss coming. All of the aggressiveness, all the momentum, all the energy shifted to Ottawa.
On Sunday night, Derek Holland kept Albert Pujols in the ballpark — and the Texas Rangers in this World Series.
With the season on the line, the Yankees sent A.J. Burnett to the mound and hoped for the best. New York’s $82.5 million enigma came through when his team needed him most.
Most Yankees fans see it as a worst-case scenario: New York needs embattled starter A.J. Burnett to help them avoid elimination.
After two dominant games in Boston, the Bruins are halfway to winning a bigger, shinier prize. The Stanley Cup.
It’s hard to really point the finger at what went wrong at MSG last night. During the first two periods, the Rangers did all the right things to win. Then the 3rd period happened.
The Rangers had the fewest home wins of the 16 teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau says MSG isn’t overly loud and intimidating. The first part is true, the second is open to debate.
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig gave his strongest indication yet that two extra wild-card teams will be added to the playoffs for 2012.
If the Giants go on to capture the franchise’s first championship in 56 years, and first since the club moved West from New York in 1958, Freddy Sanchez’s defense will be a big reason.
Aubrey Huff remembers going to about 100 Texas Rangers game at this ballpark and its predecessor, rooting for Nolan Ryan to strike everyone out and for Juan Gonzalez to launch homers into the cheap seats.
Mark Teixeira’s season is over. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said before Game 5 Wednesday that Teixeira is being replaced on the roster by Eduardo Nunez.
The Yankees gave the ball to A.J. Burnett last night with the hopes that he could salvage his dreadful season and at the same time even their series with the Texas Rangers. The result was rather predictable.
One pitch. A pitch that zigged when it should have zagged, as it should have, as it had to, morphing into a microcosm of A.J. Burnett’s career and framing the unbending illogic of his bosses.
It’s beyond stupid. Joe Girardi, maybe thinking it was a Little League game or a Tuesday night game in Kansas City in May, defied Baseball 101 and decided to put the go-ahead run on base.