Islanders handle Sharks for needed playoff boost

The Islanders know they need to be in playoff mode. After slipping below the postseason cutoff line two days ago, the Islanders turned it around and won their...

Islanders storm past Red Wings to snap four-game skid

Maybe it was the emotion from watching members of the Islanders’ four-time Stanley Cup winning teams gather for the raising of John Tonelli’s No. 27 into the...

Roger Federer pulls out of French Open after knee surgery

Roger Federer has pulled out of this year's French Open after undergoing knee surgery. The Swiss star announced on his Twitter page that he had been dealing with...

N.F.L. Owners Propose Adding Two Teams to Playoff Format

The N.F.L. playoffs could expand to include two extra teams as soon as this coming season under a proposed labor agreement now being reviewed by the owners...

NBA All-Star Game MVP Award is now the Kobe Bryant MVP Award

The MVP award for the NBA All-Star Game is now the Kobe Bryant MVP Award, according to an announcement by Commissioner Adam Silver on Saturday. "Kobe Bryant is...

Gerrit Cole Defends His Past With the Astros

TAMPA, Fla. — If there was any concern that some residual taint from the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal would follow Gerrit Cole to the Yankees, it was...

The Best College Basketball Rivalry

EUGENE, Ore. — As Becky Sisley sat in her prized midcourt seat in the gleaming glass-and-steel Matthew Knight Arena, she could gaze across the boisterous student section...

Knicks President Steve Mills Is Leaving the Team

For much of the last two decades, Steve Mills has been in the Knicks orbit, whether as a high-ranking executive with the Madison Square Garden Company or...

How the Chiefs Beat the 49ers to Win the Super Bowl

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — After a 50-year wait, the Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl champions once again, after Patrick Mahomes engineered a stirring fourth-quarter comeback Sunday...

Rutgers no match for Michigan in MSG disappointment

It was like nothing had changed. It was a reminder that nothing has come easy, that nothing will come easy, that nothing is promised. Rutgers ended Saturday with...

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