Andujar ranked third among top 3B prospects

January 23, 2018

NEW YORK — Nearly every trade proposal that has crossed Brian Cashman’s desk this winter mentioned Miguel Andujar‘s name, with competitors interested in prying the right-handed-hitting third baseman from the Yankees’ clutches. Thus far, Cashman has resisted any temptation to include the promising slugger in negotiations, including spiking a proposal from the Pirates that could have shipped right-hander Gerrit Cole to New York. If the season were to begin today,…

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Preview: Brooklyn Nets aim for first-ever season sweep against the OKC Thunder

January 23, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Nets (18-29) aim for a season-best third-straight win when they face the Thunder (26-20) at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Brooklyn has a chance to get its first-ever season sweep over Oklahoma City on Tuesday, thanks to an impressive 100-95 win over the team in Mexico City on Dec. 7 – a game that was considered a Nets’ home game. The Thunder are a significantly improved team since…

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Inbox: Will Wilmer get chance to start at 2B?

January 22, 2018

With the official start of Spring Training now three weeks away, the Mets — like most teams in this offseason’s slow market — aren’t quite done shopping. They’re still on the lookout for a second baseman, likely the last piece of their offseason maneuvering. But what about the second baseman they already have? This week’s Mets Inbox starts there: Why isn’t Wilmer Flores being given a chance to start at…

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Brooklyn Nets Figuring Out Rotation After D'Angelo Russell's Return

January 22, 2018

DETROIT – For the first time in several months, the Brooklyn Nets are almost completely healthy – a development that head coach Kenny Atkinson is obviously pleased with. “[It’s a] big luxury, I think it will help with our consistency,” Atkinson said prior to Sunday’s win against the Pistons. “I think it’s more difficult when guys are in and out of the lineup. It’d be great for the rest of…

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Is Kyle Okposo Finally Back?

The Buffalo Sabres have plummeted to last place in the NHL, losing seven of their last eight games. Though the 2017-18 campaign hasn’t gone how blue and gold supporters expected, Kyle Okposo’s improved play as of late has them breathing a sigh of relief. After an awful start, it seems that his game has finally recovered from the health scare that put his career in question at the end of…

January 22, 2018
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Yanks' Solak thriving in march through Minors

January 22, 2018

NEW YORK — As he ascends to the higher levels of the Minor Leagues, Nick Solak has merited praise as a “winning-type player who can hit and has real attributes that are clutch,” as Yankees director of amateur scouting Damon Oppenheimer recently said. MLB Pipeline has agreed, announcing on Monday that they rate Solak as the No. 5 second-base prospect in all of baseball. The 23-year-old Solak played well at…

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Frustrations Boiling Over After Another Sabres Loss

Everyone has a breaking point. When loss after loss piles up for a professional team that hasn’t had a sniff of the playoffs in years, frustrations are bound to eventually boil over. Tempers will flare. That opening paragraph was as true on Jan. 18, 2012 as it was on Jan. 20, 2018 for the Buffalo Sabres head coaches Lindy Ruff and Phil Housley. Buffalo Sabres head coach Phil Housley (Kevin…

January 22, 2018
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Brooklyn Nets 101-100 Detroit Pistons: Three Takeaways

January 21, 2018

DETROIT – Revenge is a dish best served in Detroit. Just 11 days after suffering an embarrassing loss to the Pistons at Barclays Center, the Nets returned the favor with 101-100 win at the Pistons new home, Little Caesar Arena. And it was a bit of personal retribution for Spencer Dinwiddie. Dinwiddie iced the victory for the Nets with an unbelievable floater over Andre Drummond with just 1.1 seconds remaining…

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LAL 127, NYK 107: The Knicks Fall in Los Angeles Despite an Efficient Shooting Performance

January 21, 2018

How It Happened:The Lakers pulled away in the fourth quarter in a high scoring affair that featured both squads shooting over 54 percent from the floor.  In the final frame, Los Angeles outscored New York 30-18 after posting 30 in the third quarter.  The Knicks had a balanced scoring attack but the Lakers received strong performances from Jordan Clarkson off the bench (29 points) and Julius Randle (27 points) as…

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New York Islanders’ Mid-Year Report

We are now well over the halfway point in the 2017-18 New York Islanders season. Through the first 47 games there have been some high points, but plenty of lows. Offensively, the team is a juggernaut in which their top-six forwards are playing extremely well. On the defensive side, it’s the complete opposite. Injuries, inexperience and atrocious play have contributed to one of the, if not the worst defensive unit…

January 21, 2018
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