New York Daily News
The far-reaching air disaster in Western Russia sadly claimed the lives of many celebrated former Rangers, Devils and Islanders representing Lokomotiv Yaroslav.
Mike Pelfrey was miffed at Placido Polanco. The Phillies’ infielder then had some words for Pelfrey. As for Philadelphia announcer Gary Matthews Sr.? Well, he delivered a piece of sharp criticism toward the Mets organization.
68-year-old Davey Johnson, who will be forever remembered in New York for leading the Mets to the 1986 World Series title, is returning to the dugout — for the Nationals. “If you’re a Mets fan, it’s a sad day,” Ron Darling told the New York Daily News.
Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez knows he might be a goner by the July 31 trading deadline, and he’s not against serving in a setup role for a contending team. Including the Yankees.
Is Giants general manager Jerry Reese a man of his word? According to Osi Umenyiora, the answer is simple: no.
With the Anthony Weiner sexting saga still bulging at the seams, perhaps it’s apropos that an alleged nude photo of a Yankees great has hit the auction scene.
Police say former Duke star Thomas Emma plunged from the 12th floor of the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan to his death in an apparent suicide.
Former Mets star Lenny Dykstra, jailed on grand theft auto and drug possession charges, proclaimed his innocence on Monday. “Of course I’m not guilty,” Dykstra told the New York Daily News. “The car got stolen alright — stolen by them.”
David Wright’s love affair with New York is apparent. His contract might just prove to be the obstacle that keeps him at Citi Field’s hot corner.
Could Mike D’Antoni skip out on the Knicks? According to the New York Daily News’ Frank Isola, D’Antoni, entering his last year under contract with New York, “could emerge as a candidate in Toronto.”
Jose Reyes, a free agent after this season, is expected to fetch a few offers before the MLB trading deadline. Though according to John Harper of the New York Daily News, Reyes “may be changing (GM Sandy) Alderson’s mind.” Good news for Mets fans? Maybe not.
Fred Wilpon’s “lousy club” could lose up to $70 million this year, according to a second headline-grabbing profile of the Mets’ embattled owner to surface this week.
Jailed ex-Giants receiver Plaxico Burress is scheduled to be released from Oneida Correctional Facility on June 6 — two weeks from today. According to a weekend report from The Daily News’ Gary Myers, Burress could make a run straight for Philadelphia.
HBO plans to give late Daily News cartoonist Bill Gallo a 10-count salute shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday night, just before the Bernard Hopkins-Jean Pascal WBC light heavyweight title fight gets underway in Montreal.
Mohammed Mamdough said he had, “nothing to do” with the reputed bombing plot by his co-defendant, Ahmed Ferhani.