Joe & Evan
The Rangers fired combative coach John Tortorella on Wednesday, four days after New York was eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs.
It appears that Phil Jackson coming to Brooklyn is a moot point, as multiple reports indicated on Wednesday that Jackson has in fact informed the Nets that he will not be the club’s next head coach.
After quickly dismissing a question regarding the health and status of key defenseman Marc Staal, by saying there was no update regarding his eye injury, Tortorella became engaged when asked about rising star Derek Stepan.
Collins is ready for his journey and has taken the important first step. It’s important for him. It’s important for sports. It’s important for humanity.
Many of us weren’t as accepting 25 years ago. It’s called progress. Can we stop calling it revolutionary, and just evolutionary?
Jason Collins said he has gotten “incredible” support since coming out as the first openly gay player in one of the four major U.S. pro sports leagues, and hopes he may have made the path easier for others to follow.
Last summer, Collins considered joining an old Stanford college roommate, U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, at Boston’s gay pride parade. The NBA veteran eventually decided he shouldn’t. But he will in 2013.
The Giants started the process of rebuilding their offensive line Thursday night by taking Justin Pugh of Syracuse with the 19th pick in the draft.
Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o visited with the Giants on Thursday night and Friday morning, according to multiple reports. Te’o, of course, was the victim of a “catfishing” hoax that took the sports world by storm in January.
Fans young and old may be inspired to visit some of the places in Brooklyn connected to the African-American athlete who integrated Major League Baseball when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
“That’s ridiculous,” he said. “…Running backs, the first thing that gets there is our head. That’s kind of weird. I guess they expect us to lead with our chests now rather than our head.”
“The Nets were willing last year to give up Brook Lopez and five first-round picks to get this guy,” Sheridan told Joe & Evan. “The Nets have been trying to get this guy for two years … They can get him without giving up Brook.”
“Yeah,” Cashman replied when asked if there was a chance that A-Rod could miss the entire season. “I think because (of) the serious nature of the surgery and the condition that he’s trying to recover from, you know, there is that chance.”
“I’m hoping that I have the opportunity to work with the young man and help him with his on-field preparation and his off-field preparation,” Garcia told WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Thursday.
Cruz said Friday that if Te’o ended up on Big Blue, he’d “definitely” ask the linebacker “Hey man, what exactly went down?”