New York Yankees

Kelly Johnson celebrates with teammate Juan Uribe after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 15-2 at Citi Field on July 25, 2015. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

Let’s take a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the local sports landscape.


Mark Teixeira

WATCH: Teixeira Gets Frustrated With Yankees’ Coach, Completely Loses It

Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was furious during New York’s 6-2 victory over the Rangers on Monday night, and he didn’t hide his frustration.


Craig Kimbrel (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

What Are The Yankees Brewing? Elite Closer Kimbrel Surfaces In Talks With Padres

Are the Yankees looking to build an unbeatable bullpen? Or is this much ado about nothing?


Alex Rodriguez rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Texas Rangers in the top of the sixth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 27, 2015. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Birthday Bash: A-Rod Becomes 4th Player To Homer In Teens And 40s

Alex Rodriguez marked his 40th birthday Monday night by homering against Texas, the team that gave him his first huge contract.


Athletics closer Tyler Clippard throws a pitch in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium on April 20, 2015. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Boomer & Carton: Mets Do Some Bolstering, Yanks Creating Distance

Is Sandy Alderson going to make another move or two? Might Jose Reyes make a return to Flushing?


Alex Rodriguez watches a ball leave the yard against the Minnesota Twins on July 25, 2015. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

A-Rod On Turning 40: ‘I’m Happy And Healthy And In A Good Place’

Hardly anyone thought Alex Rodriguez would be celebrating his 40th birthday as a member of the Yankees. But he’s pulled off the improbable.


Cole Hamels throws the final pitch of his no-hitter on July 25, 2015 at Wrigley Field. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Yankees Won’t Part With Top Prospects For Phillies’ Hamels

The Yankees are one good stretch — or one big splash — from running away with the division. But so far GM Brian Cashman has been unwilling to unload blue-chip talent in a trade.


Reggie Jackson (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Reggie Jackson Apologizes To Fans For Profanity-Laden Outburst

Yankees great Reggie Jackson says he’s sorry for using profanity in public after a confrontation with an autograph-seeking fan in Cooperstown.


John Ryan Murphy and Chase Headley celebrate after scoring on Jacoby Ellsbury's double in the fifth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on July 23, 2015. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Red-Hot Yankees Playing Like They Belong In October

There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear.


The Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka pitches in the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on July 23, 2015. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Yankees Complete Sweep Of Orioles, Make Huge Statement Out Of The Break

Jacoby Ellsbury finished a triple shy of the cycle and drove in four runs as the AL East-leading Yankees completed a three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles 9-3 Thursday.


George Steinbrenner, seen during the Yankees' 2000 World Series championship parade in NYC. (DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Images)

Keidel: Enough’s Enough Already — Steinbrenner Belongs In The Hall Of Fame

And while a sportswriter — specifically a New York sportswriter — shouldn’t admit this, I assumed George Steinbrenner was in the Hall of Fame.


Rob Manfred

Manfred: MLB May Need To Consider Moving Back Trade Deadline

Commissioner Rob Manfred thinks baseball may need to consider moving the trade deadline back to give teams in the hunt for a wild card more time.


Mark Teixeira hits a two-run home run in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on July 22, 2015. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

MARKNADO! Teixeira Feasting As Yankees Cruise In AL East

Many thought Mark Teixeira wouldn’t be the same after season-ending wrist surgery two years ago. They were wrong.


Brian Cashman (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

With Trade Deadline Approaching, Cashman Tells WFAN No Prospect Is Untouchable

He will keep all of his options open, literally. That was the message Wednesday from general manager Brian Cashman as the Yankees consider ways to improve themselves prior to the July 31 trade deadline.


Greg Maddux

Counting Down: 5 Best Starting Rotations Of The Past 20 Years

Let’s see where the current Mets staff ranks among the five best pitching rotations of the past 20 years.