Andrew Marchand

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Can McCann help lead the Bombers back?

If the Yankees are to get to the playoffs, Brian McCann must help lead them.

Jeter Inc.: What's next for Derek?

With no shortage of options, life after baseball seems limitless for The Captain.

Derek Jeter has changed

Derek Jeter's cool detachment is starting to thaw as the end approaches.

Are fans giving the Mets a free pass?

As losing seasons mount, the Flushing faithful seem all too willing to settle.

Brien Taylor Unmade: An oral history

Brien Taylor could have turned the Core Four into the Fab Five ... if only.

What we've learned after the first 13 games

After the first 13 games, we've learned quite a bit about the 2014 Bombers.

For Nova, no more excuses

Ivan Nova needs to put together a full year of success. No more excuses.

Tanaka reminding Yanks of a young Captain

The face of the Yankees franchise could be transitioning from No. 2 to No. 19.

2014 Projections: Yankees starting lineup

After a tough 2013, the Bombers built a new-look lineup. Is it better?

Yankees' starting pitching looks deep

Nuno, Pineda and Phelps (et al.) could help pitch the Yankees into October.

Expect Yankees to go globetrotting

Sources: Bombers to spend big bucks internationally to rebuild farm system.

Yankees back where they started

Even after a sad set versus the Sox, the Bombers are back where they started.

Ivan Nova deals Yankees an ace

Don't look now, but Ivan Nova delivered an ace-like performance vs. the O's.

Watch out! The Yankees are coming!

Mojo is back in the Bronx, and the Yanks look to bring it to Tampa and beyond.

A-Rod big as Babe in Yanks-Sox lore

When it comes to transformative figures in BOS-NY lore, few can match A-Rod.

Jeter scripts Hollywood beginning

Derek Jeter treated Yankees fans to a Hollywood beginning for this comeback.

Yanks break with much to be desired

The Yanks boast championship-level bullpen, but that's it in the first half.

Yankees headed toward last place

The Yankees are in deep trouble, on the verge of falling into last place.

Joe, Donnie duke it out in '07 rematch

Girardi beat Mattingly once. But both skippers still have something to prove.

Hughes not right for pinstripes

The bandbox Bronx and tough AL East? Not the right place for Phil Hughes.

Best Big Apple comeback ever?

Mariano Rivera's return may be the greatest New York comeback of all time.

Beane admires Cashman's moneyball

Billy "Moneyball" Beane is very fond of Yankees' GM Brian Cashman.

Pettitte to Rivera, just like old times

Pettitte to Rivera didn't feel like Old Timer's Day, it was more like old times.

A-Rod facing the fight of his life

Alex Rodriguez's reputation is in tatters. He has to fight for what is left.

Captain at a contract crossroads

In 2014, every Yankee penny will count. Even the ones bestowed on Derek Jeter.

Hal's plan could make him a villain

If Hal Steinbrenner's plan doesn't work, he could join the Dolans and Wilpons

Quiet Cashman always set to pounce

Brian Cashman will keep everyone guessing as he goes about his business.

28 questions with Joe Girardi

Joe Girardi rocks out, cooks risotto and relaxes on the slopes. Really.

Three items for Brian's bag of tricks

For the big names this winter, the Yankees will likely be outspent.

Five guys who should be goners

Cashman could change the look of the Yanks by letting this Not So Fab Five go.

Seven issues facing the 2013 Yanks

Here are the top seven issues facing the Yankees going into the offseason.

Our Game 3 plan? Sit Nick Swisher

Nick Swisher cannot hit in October. No way should he start Game 3.

Yanks suddenly October underdogs

If the Yankees win the Series now, it'll be the best story in franchise history.

Yankees' top 5 issues heading into ALCS

With the ALCS upon us, let's take a look at the top 5 issues facing the Yankees.

Orioles may be in Yankees' heads

O's don't care that the Yanks, on paper, are the better team -- and that's scary.

CC needs his A-game against Orioles

CC Sabathia will start Game 1 in unfriendly surroundings vs. the O's.

Who would the Yankees rather face?

These jokers are wild: Should the Bombers root for O's or Rangers?

Yanks' run becomes The Cano Show

Robinson Cano has taken over the Yankees' offense in the stretch run.

Confident Yanks shake off loss to A's

Facing cupcake schedule, confident Yankees still control their destiny.

CC heats up A's in stellar outing

CC Sabathia pitched maybe his best game of the season in Friday's win.

Pettitte powers up for home stretch

Andy Pettitte is facing spring training in the heat of a September pennant race.

Yankees restore order, back in first

The Yankees restored calm on Sunday, and regained first place, too.

Loss to Birds ruffles Yanks' feathers

Controversial loss to the Birds ruffled feathers in the Yankees' clubhouse.

Yankees must return to Bomber ways

If the Yankees are to win the East, they'll have to get back to bombing.

Maybe O's are just better than Yanks

Here's a thought: Maybe the Yankees just aren't as good as the Orioles.

Yanks rally for biggest win of season

The Yanks may look back at Saturday's win as the biggest of the season.

Yanks don't look like a 1st-place team

The Yankees don't look like a first-place team right now. So is it time to panic?

Yankees socked by Sawx? So what?

It is doubtful Saturday's loss to the Sawx ruined any Yankees fan's day.

Kuroda, Swisher eye October glory

When nights like Tuesday happen in October, they live forever in the Bronx.

High time for Mets to call it a Bay

Jason Bay can't play anymore. He also can't be on the Mets in 2013.

For Jeter, the hits keep on coming

A year after he seemed on his last legs, The Captain is keeping up with Pete Rose.

Will King ever reside in his kingdom?

Felixl Hernandez rules the Bronx, but don't count on seeing him in pinstripes.

Five questions for Bronx Bombers

The Yankees own the best record in MLB, but they still have some issues.

Yankees on top at All-Star break

After a big weekend in Boston, the Yankees are clearly the class of MLB.

Yanks have big opportunity Sunday

The Yankees stumbled Saturday night, but the Red Sox are still on the ropes.

Teixeira gains revenge in Boston

Mark Teixeira got some sweet revenge on Friday night against the Red Sox.

Yanks from way downtown ... bang!

As they prove again in win over Mets, it's a home run or nothing for these Yankees.

A-Rod's first true love? Mex's Mets

A-Rod knows it wasn't the Yanks or Texas that tugged at his heart. It was the Mets.

Alex Rodriguez stumbles in big spot

A-Rod missed a golden opportunity vs. the Braves. And he knows it.

Stellar CC makes Bombers better

The Yanks are not only the hottest team in baseball -- they are getting better.

Time for precocious vs. pinstripes

Nats may have next, but Yanks have 27. Titles, that is. This weekend will be fun.

Projections: Yanks' bats to bust out?

After a slow start to 2012, are better numbers in store for the Bombers' bats?

Walk-off like 'walking on air'

After his HR, Russell Martin sounded like a man who wants to stay a Yankee.

Yankees firing on all cylinders now

The Yankees are on the verge of sweeping the Mets, and taking off.

Kuroda steals show in the Bronx

Hiroki Kuroda stole the show from Johan Santana in the Bronx on Friday.

A-Rod's power appears long gone

Alex Rodriguez's lack of power is becoming a big problem for the Yankees.

Jays fans are right: The Yanks stink

Why should anyone think these Yanks will survive in baseball's best division?

Same old Andy, or just an old Andy?

Was that the same old Andy Pettitte on Sunday, or just an old Andy Pettitte?

Sabathia picks up huge win for Yanks

The Yankees needed a big game from CC Sabathia and he delivered.

Get ready for D-Rob's rocky road

Life after Mo will feel a lot more like ninth innings in those other 29 ballparks.

New song, familiar tune for Yankees

D-Rob didn't do it like Mo Rivera would have, but he did it pretty well.

Where did the O go against the O's?

A cold, damp night Wednesday at Yankee Stadium felt like October. Last October.

Hughes' spot still in jeopardy

Phil Hughes was better on Tuesday, but was he good enough for a rotation spot?

Granderson makes history in Bronx

Curtis Granderson smacked three homers Thursday, bringing to mind Mr. October.

Derek Jeter's star shines brightest

New York sports' flavors of the month come and go, but Jeter remains king.

Yanks ready for special home opener

The Yankees' home opener on Friday promises to be an emotional one.

Jeter still sets tone for Yankees

Derek Jeter's confidence still has a positive effect on the Yankees.

Projecting the Yankees' 2012 lineup

The Yankees are loaded once again, though all bets are off come October.

Projecting the Yanks' 2012 pitching

The Yankees' rotation is better on paper, but will it live up to last year's success?

Comeback credo: No hurry, no worry

David Cone has been where Andy Pettitte is now, returning from retirement.

Bobby V brings Rex effect to rivalry

Bobby Valentine is having a Rex effect on the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry.

Reggie on Bobby: Mind over blather

Reggie Jackson says Bobby V will impact the rivalry with his mind, not his mouth.

Yankees part with Montero, reluctantly

The Yankees were devastated to trade Jesus Montero, but they had to.

Five Yanks notes from winter meetings

Five notes to take away from the Yankees' moves at the winter meetings.

Bobby V reignites Yanks vs. Red Sox

Bobby Valentine saying he hates the Yankees is only the beginning.

Winning winter isn't Yankees' goal

Don't expect Yankees to throw money at just anybody during winter meetings.

Yanks demand a slimmer Phil Hughes

The Yankees expect better conditioning and commitment from Phil Hughes.

Welcome to the free-agent graveyard

As Yanks consider what to offer Sabathia, here are some cautionary tales.

Joe says it's over ... before it's over

Yankees skipper Joe Girardi decided Game 2 was over before it was over.

Yankees' bullpen the key to October run

The Yankees' formula to win a World Series rests in their bullpen.

It has to be Nova at No. 2

The Yankees have to go with Ivan Nova as the No. 2 starter for the playoffs.

For Mo, the real saves come in October

Even with 600 saves, plus 42 in October, Mariano Rivera remains a humble hero.

Yankees delight in drubbing King Felix

The Yankees beat up on Felix Hernandez for a change, including some surprises.

Call-ups, SoCal sun come out for Yanks

The Yankees ended a long, wet, hurtful week with some sunshine.

Jorge can't make pain go away

Jorge Posada was a feel-good story. Rest of Saturday was bad for Yanks.

Montero mashing but can't win alone

Jesus Montero is showing he belongs. Now his teammates have to pitch in, too.

Jeter: 'Seems like it just happened'

Derek Jeter reflects back on Sept. 11 -- a day, he says, that made a lasting impact.

Hype around Jesus looks justified

With two swings, Jesus Montero transformed hype into reality.

Real CC must stand up against Red Sox

CC Sabathia gets the ball with Yankees Universe needing a shot of confidence.

Father Time is catching up to Yankees

With Bartolo Colon and A-Rod wearing down, is the Yankees' luck running out?

A.J.'s haircut, Mo's cutter fail Yanks

A.J. and Mo are as different as their hairdos. Neither got it done Tuesday.

Where do the Yankees stand?

Have the Yanks found a playoff formula? When will we see Jesus and Manny?

Garcia must prove himself vs. Red Sox

Garcia still needs to prove he deserves a spot in Yanks' playoff rotation.

Joe guts, Joe glory as Yanks claim first

Joe Girardi made his gutsiest move of the season in Friday's victory at Boston.

Beantown turnaround hinges on CC

CC Sabathia is 0-3 vs. Boston this year with a fat 6.16 ERA. That must change.

Bartolo Colon may be Yankees' No. 2

As trade deadline approaches, odds are Bartolo Colon ends up as Yanks' No. 2

Yankees' new No. 2 is ... A.J. Burnett?

Larry Rothschild thinks A.J. Burnett can still be the Yankees' No. 2 starter.

King Felix could crown Yankees

Seattle ace Felix Hernandez is the type of guy the Yankees dream about.

Hughes takes major step for Yankees

Phil Hughes unveiled a new curveball and picked up his first win of the season.

Jays don't see what's coming from CC

The Rogers Centre surveillance, real or imagined, failed to stop CC Sabathia.

For Yankees, it may be time for Plan A

Is it time for the Yankees to make a move for the Rockies' Ubaldo Jimenez?

Is Colon fairy tale coming to an end?

The uncertainty of Bartolo Colon's health spells trouble for Yankees.

No kidding: Yanks need carefree Colon

Colon and Garcia have given the rotation great cover, but how long will it last?

Robertson could be bridge to success

David Robertson could be the key to the Bombers' title hopes this season.

Jeter made right decision for Yanks

By skipping the ASG, Derek Jeter made the right decision for the team.

Pena error highlights what Jeter brings

Pena gaffes remind Yankees what Jeter still brings to the table.

Nunez turns up heat on shortstop debate

Eduardo Nunez turns up the heat on the Yankees' shortstop debate.

The Boss is gone, but not forgotten

Nearly a year after The Boss died, his attitude still resonates at the Stadium.

Ivan Nova's rotation spot on line at Citi

The Yankees hit Queens with Ivan Nova pitching for his place in the rotation.

Nunez's play a good thing for Yankees

Eduardo Nunez has given the Yankees a viable solution for Derek Jeter.

CC Sabathia is worth every last dollar

Yankees starters CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett couldn't be more different.

Backstop to the future? Not so fast

Bronx is out of reach until Jesus Montero learns to focus on the here and now.

'I really believe he knows that it is me'

Yankees skipper Joe Girardi shares his Father's Day story, in his own words.

Yankees to start Brian Gordon. Who?

Brian Gordon to start at Yankee Stadium on Thursday! Brian Gordon? Who?

Garcia re-earning his nickname in N.Y.

It might be time to resurrect Freddy Garcia's nickname -- The Chief.

Where have you gone, Captain Clutch?

Bases loaded vs. the Sox? It was Derek Jeter's moment. Well, it used to be.

Five Questions: Yankees vs. Red Sox

Bombers, BoSox battle for first place this week in the Bronx. What does it mean?

Jeter still among MLB's top shortstops*

Shortstops just aren't what they used to be, and neither is Derek Jeter.

Six burning questions facing Yankees

With Memorial Day approaching, here are six questions facing the Yankees.

Jorge, DJ join Yankees' bat attack

Jorge Posada and Derek Jeter joined the fun in the Yankees' 13-run outburst.

Mariano Rivera ... the weakest link?

How strange a night was it for the Yanks? Mariano Rivera was the weakest link.

Sittin' like Pippen part of Jorge's legacy

Sittin' like Pippen won't define Posada's career, but it won't be forgotten, either.

Swisher, Posada come up short again

Nick Swisher and Jorge Posada miss another chance to prove their worth.

Reggie Jackson gave Captain a pep talk

Mr. October may have helped Mr. November get to 3,000 hits in June.

Curtis Granderson's Motown momentum

A year after he looked like a bust for the Yanks, Curtis Granderson is busting out.

Rivera's not always automatic in April

Mariano Rivera, a human after all, will one day have a cutter that doesn't cut.

It's time for Hughes to take a timeout

For his long-term health and the good of the team, Phil Hughes needs a timeout.

Derek Jeter looks lost at the plate

Forget all the talk about Derek Jeter's mechanics. The Captain simply looks lost.

Yankees turn to CC the Lionheart

CC Sabathia competes with the heart of a lion. Just ask A-Rod -- or the Red Sox.

Phil Hughes' heater needs more oomph

Phil Hughes' lack of velocity is rapidly becoming a concern for the Yankees.

Hughes' slow start means quick hook

Phil Hughes couldn't find his velocity and Miguel Cabrera kept finding the seats.

Soriano perfect in debut as bridge to Mo

It is no small thing that Rafael Soriano's first appearance was flawless.

Projecting the Yanks' position players

With Jeter looking to bounce back and A-Rod healthy, things are looking up.

Projecting the Yankees' bullpen

With Mo, Soriano and Feliciano, the Yanks may have the best 'pen in the bigs.

Projecting the Yankees' starting rotation

CC Sabathia's supporting staff needs to step up for the Yankees this season.

Yankees put Rivalry's future on display

The Yankees showed the Red Sox the coming attractions on Monday night.

A.J. is on when he shrugs off mistakes

Sign of progress? A.J. Burnett gave up a homer, moved on and retired next nine.

Ivan Nova motivated by unlikely source

Ivan Nova credits A.J. Burnett for helping build his confidence.

Mariano Rivera praises Manny Banuelos

Mariano Rivera says the Yankees have the best pitching prospect he's ever seen.

Baby steps, not giant leap for Brackman

Yankees bring Andrew Brackman along slowly as he continues climb to the bigs.

Hank not passing the smell test

Hank Steinbrenner is trying his best to be controversial, but it just isn't the same

Concentrate, Hank -- this is all your fault

Hank's throwing around blame, but would be wise to look in the mirror.

From Bleacher Creature ... to Bomber?

Dellin Betances saw David Wells' perfecto in person, now they're both in Tampa.

Clemens avoids queries on case, Pettitte

Roger Clemens joked about Mike Piazza and ducked other topics at charity event.

Pettitte gone, season hinges on the GM

With Andy Pettitte gone, the Yanks' 2011 season hinges on Brian Cashman.

Paul O'Neill: Andy Pettitte a major loss

Paul O'Neill doesn't think everyone knows how much Andy Pettitte will be missed.

This may be Soriano's first Yankee save

What does Rafael Soriano's signing mean for Andy Pettitte?

This ain't Hal's father's Yankees

Hal Steinbrenner can cut costs, but at these Stadium prices, he'd better win.

Brian bruised, battered -- but not broken

Brian Cashman still has until the 2011 trade deadline to match Theo Epstein.

Yankees' Plan B involves A.J.

After whiffing on Lee, Bombers need A.J. Burnett to be big part of Plan B.

BoSox beating Yanks at their own game

Even if the Yankees get Cliff Lee, the Red Sox are winning the offseason war.

Cliff Lee-lapalooza is upon Yankees

Derek Jeter is squared away. Now the Yankees can focus on Cliff Lee.

What's Derek Jeter worth to the Yanks?

What's Derek Jeter worth to the Yankees? No one really knows.

Cliff Lee will have plenty of options

Yankees want Cliff Lee badly, but so do the Rangers, Cubs, Red Sox and ... Nats?

Jesus Montero next in line for Yankees

Is Yankees top prospect Jesus Montero ready for the big leagues?

Yanks ponder new deals for aging stars

The Yanks' future may ride on the years they offer aging stars like Cliff Lee.

Cool Hand Hughes faces hot spotlight

Nerves unlikely to faze Phil, but he needs to put pressure on Rangers in Game 6.

Joe Girardi's talk lifted Yanks' mood

Girardi's late-night clubhouse speech lightened the Yankees' burden.

Which A.J. Burnett will the Yankees get?

Which A.J. Burnett will take the mound for the Yankees on Tuesday?

Cliff Lee not the only issue for Yankees

The Yankees have more to worry about in the ALCS than Rangers ace Cliff Lee.

Andy Pettitte prepared for duel with Lee

All the attention is on Cliff Lee, but Andy Pettitte is ready for Game 3.

Phil Hughes comes full circle in Texas

Phil Hughes returns to the mound where an injury slowed his career.

Four keys to the Yankees-Rangers ALCS

Besides Cliff Lee, here are four other key issues heading into Yankees-Rangers.

Sabathia vs. Lee, sort of, in Game 1

The Yankees can't trail 2-0 facing Cliff Lee, so CC Sabathia must step up.

The conundrum of Joba Chamberlain

How far has Joba Chamberlain fallen? Well, he is a non-factor in October.

Yankees' layoff is great, or disastrous

The Yankees' long layoff could really help them, or really hurt them.

Hughes' snooze preceded dream outing

Phil Hughes slept in, then sent Twins to long winter's nap as Yankees advanced.

Hughes relaxed and ready for Game 3

Phil Hughes is a relaxed kind of guy. It will serve him well on game day.

Granderson swing is Long 'ca-ching'

Curtis Granderson's swing is evidence that Kevin Long deserves a raise.

Mariano Rivera puts the fears to rest

Mariano Rivera looked like his old self, closing out the Twins in Game 1.

This isn't your Yankees' Carl Pavano

Carl Pavano proves that one team's American Idle is another team's warrior.

Through CC, all things are possible

Yankees ask durable, consistent Sabathia to start their trek to 28 with a victory.

Is Derek Jeter still a money player?

Is Jeter, at 36, still a money player? The playoff stakes are high.

Joe Girardi gambles, and it pays off

Joe Girardi changed his approach on Sunday, and the result was a good one.

Girardi hogging spotlight down stretch

Girardi's bewildering decisions, strange explanations taking center stage.

Stoudemire: Knicks must make playoffs

Amare Stoudemire says success will be defined by Knicks reaching postseason.

Rule 1: Yankees need Hughes, Joba

Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain are central to the Yanks' October aspirations.

For A.J. Burnett, it's mind over matter

A.J. Burnett's Yanks hit Baltimore with more questions than answers.

Yankees coming up short when it counts

The Yankees continue to come up short against potential playoff opponents.

Jorge saves day against Tampa Bay

Jorge Posada crushed much Yankees misery with one swing against Tampa.

Girardi, 'pen write off AL East lead

Joe Girardi's relief options in extra innings: Chad Gaudin and Sergio Mitre?

Yanks in disarray ahead of Rays series

Younger, more vibrant ballclubs are giving the long-toothed Yankees fits.

Adding losses makes for tough division

With a knack for stranding runners, the Yanks fall again as AL East lead shrinks

The good, the bad and the Jeter slump

This Yankees' loss featured the good, the bad and the Derek Jeter slump.

A.J. Burnett pitches well enough to lose

Still his own harshest critic, A.J. Burnett takes one step forward, one step back.

Closing argument: Can Hughes finish?

Phil Hughes hasn't shown an ability to finish what he's started in 2010.

Thames is in, with or without A-Rod

The Yankees need to find at-bats for Marcus Thames when A-Rod returns.

Burnett needs U-turn to avoid abyss

A.J. Burnett need to pull a pitching U-turn lest he falls into the abyss.

Power shifting in Yankees' infield

With age limiting the left side of the infield, the Yanks' power is shifting right.

David Wright thirsty for the playoffs

David Wright thinks starting pitching is the key to getting back to the playoffs.

Much of Mets' future rides on Reyes

Much of the Mets' future as a franchise is tied to how they handle Jose Reyes.

Oliver Perez wants to stay with Mets

Even after being essentially ostracized, Oliver Perez still wants to be a Met.

Frenchy a difference-maker? Not likely

Jerry Manuel has pinned the Mets' turnaround hopes on ... Jeff Francoeur?

CC Sabathia is critical for Yanks

Bottom line: CC Sabathia is the most important man in pinstripes.

What's with Javier Vazquez?

The Yankees don't know what to expect from the inconsistent Javy Vazquez.

Let's face it, Grandy's no Johnny Damon

Curtis Granderson should ask himself "WWJD?"... Johnny Damon, that is.

Bad-luck Berkman drives away boos

With three hits, Lance Berkman caught a break one night after the A-Rod episode.

Yankees pencil in CC to erase issues

Sabathia is the eraser. If the Yanks have a problem, the ace makes sure it's gone.

Vazquez can't shake ghosts of 2004

Javier Vazquez just can't seem to escape the ghosts of 2004.

After deep valley, A-Rod reaches peak

From PED revelations to his 600th homer, Alex Rodriguez has come a long way.

Mr. October? Rodriguez had better be

Even with all eyes on him in August, it will always be about October with A-Rod.

'Bad A.J.' reappears vs. Blue Jays

A.J. Burnett's troublesome fifth drops the Yankees into AL East tie.

Yankees make big moves at deadline

Joba Chamberlain and Curtis Granderson could be out of jobs following trades.

Do the Wilpons have money to spend?

Besides the Mets poor play, Fred Wilpon has a lawsuit to worry about.

Yanks see thin market for setup men

The Yankees don't see anyone on the market now to replace Joba Chamberlain.

For once, Santana lets Mets down

A bad start by Johan Santana proved too much for the Mets to overcome.

Beltran takes measure of revenge in win

If the Mets could score eight runs Tuesday night, then anything's possible.

Chamberlain walks tightrope ... again

Joba Chamberlain just barely built a bridge Wednesday; was it enough?

Crunch time for slumping Captain

Derek Jeter is in the midst of what could be the worst month of his career.

Girardi facing biggest test of season

Yankees manager Joe Girardi is facing his biggest challenge of the season.

Chamberlain's Joba in serious jeopardy

Joba Chamberlain's role -- and perhaps his Yankees future -- is on the clock.

Bronx cheer a fitting tribute for Boss

The All-Star Game proved The Boss' greatness. You could tell by the boos.

The Boss was New York tabloid gold

A big quote from The Boss would rock the tabloid world of New York sports.

Swisher falls short in Home Run Derby

Nick Swisher didn't win the Home Run Derby, but he still had a blast.

Yanks win, with thoughts on Sheppard

Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada in particular had connection with Bob Sheppard.

Joba keeps setup job -- for time being

Squandering Javy Vazquez's gem isn't enough to cost Joba his setup job.

Phil to 'pen? That was writing on wall

If the Yanks had landed Cliff Lee, Phil Hughes might've become an ex-starter.

Yankees miss out on Lee -- this time

Yanks missed out on Cliff Lee this time, but they get another chance in the winter.

Decision, derision: A-Rod understands

Back in city he spurned, A-Rod saves Yanks on night LeBron burns Cleveland

Swisher making case for Anaheim

Nick Swisher ramped up his All-Star campaign with a big night in Oakland.

A-Rod steals show on eventful day

On an eventful day, it's no surprise A-Rod's the one who stole the show

The A-Rod show returns to Oakland

Alex Rodriguez returns to Oakland, where he got into it with Dallas Braden.

Eiland's return should help Burnett

A.J. Burnett says the return of Dave Eiland will mean a return to form.

Sabathia out to match Mariners' aces

As the Knicks chase LeBron in Akron, CC Sabathia will pitch in the Bronx.

Hughes Rules take toll as Phil rocked

The anti-Phil Hughes Rules screamers got pretty strong evidence Tuesday.

Battle of the future teammates?

It's Cliff Lee vs. Phil Hughes on Tuesday. Can you picture them as teammates?

Takahashi flop raises concerns at Citi

Do the Mets have enough pitching to stay atop the NL East? Time will tell.

Jeter's 36 years old ... and not counting

Derek Jeter downplaying the significance of 36 is not at all surprising.

Reyes shines on Seinfeld's big night

Jose Reyes was the star of the show, with Jerry Seinfeld in the TV booth.

If Beltran returns, will Mets get better?

Carlos Beltran's return might not be the best thing to happen to the Mets.

CC Sabathia has a Cy Young week

CC Sabathia had a heck of a week, beating Roy Halladay and Johan Santana.

Hughes shows off his All-Star stuff

Phil Hughes likely will be staying at his parents' house as an All-Star soon.

Wright plays Superman role vs. Yanks

David Wright did it all. He hit. He fielded. He ran the bases. He even flew.

Halladay doesn't have it in the Bronx

For one night at least, the Bronx Bombers beat up the Phillies' Roy Halladay.

A battle between two aces in the Bronx

The Yankees have an ace in CC Sabathia. Might they be looking to add another one?

Bombers beat up Astros, back in first

The Yankees enjoyed some cupcakes, before a big week vs. the Phils and Mets.

Chamberlain relieved to know his role

Being the full-time 'Bridge to Rivera' finally gives Joba a season of stability.

Vazquez, Cano are heroes in Toronto

The Yanks escaped Toronto with one victory, thanks to Javier Vazquez.

Sure, Tex is OK -- with emphasis on K

Sure, Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira is OK -- with heavy emphasis on the K.

Bautista takes A.J. up, up and away

Bautista took A.J. up, up and away as Burnett, Yanks lost a key division game.

Toronto buzz says Blue Jays for real

Get set for an out-of-nowhere big series in June between the Yanks and Jays.

When will The Conversation begin?

A Derek Jeter position switch? The Captain ended that conversation.

Twins take Target practice off Javy

Javy Vazquez's nickname should be The Rocket, because that's what the Twins hit off him Thursday night.

Yanks to decide on new Hughes Rules

Phil Hughes could get a fifth day off in five of his next eight starts.

Twin killing masks Yankees' troubles

Some Core Four magic helped mask some troubling issues for these Yankees.

Tuesday start, Wednesday win for A.J.?

Tuesday's work could yield Wednesday reward for Yanks' Burnett.

Burnett gets chance to stop Yanks' skid

A.J. Burnett has the stuff. But are conditions right for him vs. Twins?

Sabathia's undoing: selection, naturally

Selection, naturally, is CC Sabathia's undoing in Subway loss to Mets.

Regarding Jenrry, Mets are mystifying

With big effort in relief, future starter Mejia avoids minors -- but is that good?

Russo shakes off nerves, plays hero

Kevin Russo played hero, even as he tried to find his way around the room.

Joba takes blame for Yanks' meltdown

When you look to assess blame for Tuesday's loss, look to Joba Chamberlain.

Walk-off blast drums up old memories

He homered in his debut. Now, Marcus Thames has another one to remember.

Blown save ends Mo's impressive run

Mariano Rivera is human. Jason Kubel and the Twins proved it on Sunday.

A-Rod elated in grand scheme of things

Alex Rodriguez laughs last in the grand scheme of things, just like in 2009.

Carter makes immediate mark with Mets

Chris "The Animal" Carter's debut was a fitting reward for his maniacal work ethic.

No. 586 could signal more ahead

A-Rod's historic 586th home run could provide a spark to his power slump.

Going sans Francisco would be mistake

More often than not, Cervelli should be behind the plate and Posada should DH.

Cervelli brings excitement to Bombers

Francisco Cervelli brings an infectious energy to the field and clubhouse.

Cano shining brightest among stars

Robinson Cano is showering ballparks with hits in a historic April campaign.

Yanks can weather storm in short term

Yanks have weathered brief stints without Posada. But what if his injury is serious?

Boone, Robertson drop ball against O's

Yanks relievers not named Rivera dropped the ball -- this time vs. the O's.

Bombers spread Bronx cheer in D.C.

The Yankees brought a little Bronx cheer to President Obama on Monday.

Sizing up Davis for the first round

Anthony Davis was too big to play as a kid, but he's just right for the NFL.

Pelfrey giving Mets reason to believe

After Citi Field lit up with "I like Ike," it added a consonant with "I like Mike."

McCourty would do fine at pick No. 29

Jason McCourty's twin brother could be a preview of what's to come at pick No. 29.

Historic start bodes well for Bombers

If the Yanks can tear through these guys, think about what they'll do to the Orioles.

CC may be getting -- gasp -- even better

CC Sabathia never owned April before -- now he nearly does.

Mike D can see future in the stars

Coach knows he's gone if Knicks don't make splash during Summer of LeBron.

Matsui steals show as Yanks get rings

The loudest cheer Tuesday was not for any player in pinstripes.

Yankees are psyched for ring ceremony

The Yankees are eagerly anticipating receiving their 2009 World Series rings.

Foreman, Cotto to show you the Bronx

Yankee Stadium gets back in the fight game. It's about time.

Teixeira again looks human in April

Mark Teixeira's wires seemingly get crossed every April.

For Joba Chamberlain, the time is now

The Yankees desperately need Joba Chamberlain to step up in the bullpen.

HR aside, Granderson debut rough ride

In between, there's a homer. But Curtis Granderson's debut started, ended badly.

Matchup: Sox rotation better than Yanks

Who's got the goods in this year's rivalry? Our rotation matchup favors the Red Sox.

Vazquez ready to put 2004 to bed

Javier Vazquez enters his second stint with the Yankees with big expectations.