Steven Matz will be the fourth rookie pitcher in Mets franchise history to start a postseason game when he takes the mound for Game 4 Tuesday.
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Jorge Sedano, Amin Elhassan and Tom Haberstroh discuss the issues people have with Kobe Bryant's rank, the Derek Fisher-Matt Barnes conflict and more. Plus, #CrowdNoise.
Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis' rush at the Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill in London marked just the eighth time he's blitzed a quarterback since 2008.
Mets' young arms excelling in debuts
Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey have all posted big strikeout numbers in their first playoff starts.
The hockey new year is upon us, so let's dive into predictions for standout rookies, how some intriguing teams look so far, early playoff projections and the top 10 college teams in the land.
New York's bats put up record numbers
The Mets' 13 runs against the Dodgers in Game 3 on Monday set a franchise record for a postseason game.
The appeal of Dodgers infielder Chase Utley's two-game suspension will be heard by Major League Baseball after the NLDS next Monday, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Mets in right place to clinch
New York's record in series-clinching games has been much better at home than on the road. The Mets (up 2-1 in the NLDS) host the Dodgers at Citi Field in Game 4.
Dan, Stu & Greg Cote on Steve Spurrier resigning from South Carolina plus more talk about Dan Campbell & they are joined by Jimmy Kimmel & Chipper Jones.
Doctors treating Giants tight end Daniel Fells for MRSA are more optimistic than they were a few days ago that Fells won't lose his foot, sources close to the situation said.
Two days after Ruben Tejada's postseason ended on a late takeout slide by Chase Utley, the New York Mets thrashed the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Can Mets, Cubs close out series?
Said Jemele Hill on His & Hers: "The momentum has completely shifted in the favor of both the Cubs and the Mets respectively."
The NHL used to deal with the unsigned has-beens and never-weres in a flurry of last-minute chaos that everyone seemed to love. So what happened?
New York's turnaround in the trenches
The Giants' front five was a mess a season ago and then lost Will Beatty to injury, but its performance has been excellent so far. Is it now one of the best lines in the league? Schatz: Ranking O-lines (Insider)
Former NFL safety Tyler Sash died from an accidental overdose after mixing two powerful pain medications, and a history of injuries was a contributing factor, a medical examiner said.
Jets' success starts up front
A formidable front five has given Ryan Fitzpatrick adequate protection and cleared the way for Chris Ivory. Where does the Jets' line rank among the league's best? Schatz: Top 10 O-lines (Insider)
Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer
Steven Matz may have only six games in the major leagues on his resume, but he does have championship-clinching experience. In fact, Matz started his team’s clincher each of the last two postseasons in the minors. He took a no-hitter into the eighth inning in Double-A Binghamton's Eastern League championship clincher in 2014. Matz opposes Clayton Kershaw in Game 4 on Tuesday night at Citi Field. Kershaw will make his third career postseason start on three days’ rest. He went 0-1 with a 2.24 ERA in the previous two, while throwing 102 and 91 pitches. He went six innings each time.
St. John's coach Chris Mullin hired former teammate and six-time NBA All-Star Mitch Richmond as a special assistant on the Red Storm's staff.
In ESPN The Magazine's annual ranking of 122 pro teams, the Devils ranking fell after losing prized players and a beloved GM. With a young team (and young coach) they need to rebuild fan trust.