PGA Tour holding firm for sake of itself, not a game of golf

PGA Tour holding firm for sake of itself, not a game of golf

Can’t they all just get along? Apparently not. The PGA Tour, aggressively protecting what it believes to be its territory, on Tuesday denied players who’d asked for conflicting-events releases to play in the first event of the LIV Golf Invitational Series, fronted by Greg Norman and backed by Saudi money. Any players who decide to … Read more

Detroit Tigers fans deserve better. It’s time for change

DETROIT – The last time I rushed to my laptop late at night to write a Detroit Tigers piece, it was because the team had just traded for Austin Meadows. Everyone was excited. Opening Day was right around the corner and the long, miserable rebuild was finally coming to an end. Or so we thought. … Read more

Rangers topple Penguins after Sidney Crosby exit to stay alive

The Resilient Rangers are still here. They staved off elimination Wednesday night in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series with a 5-3 win over the Penguins – who were without star Sidney Crosby from the end of the second period on – in front of a sold-out crowd of 18,006 at Madison Square Garden. … Read more

Nets’ Kyrie Irving problem no one’s fault but Sean Marks

Kyrie Irving was not physically in the room when the Nets conducted their public autopsy Wednesday in Brooklyn, but he was very much there in spirit. Team management has clearly decided it is time to confront Irving on his commitment to the championship cause, and in theory, any right-minded fan would say, “Amen to that.” … Read more

Gleyber Torres’ massive day lifts Yankees to win over Blue Jays

There’s nothing Little League about Gleyber Torres or the Yankees these days. The second baseman homered and knocked in all five runs in the Yankees 5-3 win over the Blue Jays in The Bronx on Wednesday – their third straight victory. Before the game, general manager Brian Cashman called the Yankees’ white-hot first month of … Read more

Bob Lanier, NBA force who left big shoes to fill, dies at 73

Bob Lanier, the left-handed big man who muscled up beside the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as one of the NBA’s top players of the 1970s, died Tuesday. He was 73. The NBA said Lanier died after a short illness. The Hall of Famer had worked for the league as a global ambassador. The Athletic reported … Read more

Canadiens land top pick, Devils at No. 2

The Montreal Canadiens are not only hosting the NHL draft in July, they’ll have a chance to be the headliners after winning the draft lottery on Tuesday night. The Canadiens followed a turbulent season in which they finished last in the overall standings by retaining the right to the No. 1 pick. The New Jersey … Read more

Carlos Carrasco’s gem propels Mets past rival Nationals

WASHINGTON – The innings-eater in the Mets rotation these days was possibly the biggest question mark among the team’s starting pitchers when this season began. Carlos Carrasco is pounding strike zones and working deep into games, lengthening a rotation that has more than killed Jacob deGrom’s stay on the injured list. On Tuesday, the veteran … Read more