Steve Mills says perception of New York Knicks on the rise among NBA players

New York Knicks team president Steve Mills believes the perception of the club among NBA players has changed recently. “In our circles that we travel and the people that we talk to, we know that there is a change in how people perceive us,” Mills said at an event for fans on Monday night. “… We know that the players are talking about New York as a place that, ‘Things are different there now.’ If we do all the things that we’re supposed to do over the course of the…

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New York Giants goofed in drafting Saquon Barkley at No. 2 – New York Giants Blog

ARLINGTON, Texas — The New York Giants were right about one thing: This Saquon Barkley looks like one heck of a player. In his first NFL game, last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he ripped off a 68-yard touchdown run. And Sunday night in Dallas, the rookie running back set a franchise record with 14 receptions in a single game. He looks every bit the do-everything superstar the Giants promised us they were taking with the No. 2 overall pick in April. And yet … the Giants are 0-2. Again.…

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Dak Prescott of Dallas Cowboys rises to ‘challenge’ vs. New York Giants

ARLINGTON, Texas — Dak Prescott‘s “challenge accepted” turned to “mission accomplished” in the Dallas Cowboys‘ 20-13 win against the New York Giants on Sunday night. On Wednesday, Giants safety Landon Collins said the defensive game plan was to take running back Ezekiel Elliott out of the game and put the pressure on Prescott. “If we do that, put the ball in Dak’s hands, I think we’ll have a better shot at winning,” Collins said. The next day, Prescott had a simple response. “Challenge accepted,” he said. “Challenge accepted.” Dak Prescott…

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MLB — New York Yankees bullpen needs Aroldis Chapman to provide relief

NEW YORK — Once the stable backbone of what had looked like a World Series contender, the New York Yankees‘ bullpen lately has shown a measure of the inconsistency and uncertainty that has defined the overall team’s recent mediocrity. It’s all been puzzling and perplexing for a team and a bullpen that had been a serious roll much of the season. The Yankees are calling up prized prospect Justus Sheffield, a left-handed pitcher. New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, who has not played since getting hit in the wrist on…

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New York Mets-Boston Red Sox rat at Fenway Park

Noah Syndergaard‘s first start at historic Fenway Park was everything the right-hander could have asked for. Seven shutout innings. Three hits allowed. An 8-0 New York Mets win. The only thing not that impressive to Thor? Those Fenway Park rats. For the second time this week, a rodent was on the loose in a dugout at the Red Sox’s famed ballpark, this time keeping Mets players on their toes — and up on the rail — as it made its way under the team’s bench in the bottom of the…

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New York Yankees to activate Aaron Judge off DL; not yet available to hit

The New York Yankees activated Aaron Judge from the disabled list Friday, but the slugger still is not yet ready to hit in a game, manager Aaron Boone said. Judge will be available for baserunning purposes and in the outfield, as needed, while he continues his rehab from a chip fracture in his right wrist. A Dodgers-Astros rematch? Sorry, but we can do better. From classics revisited to powerhouse showdowns, we look at the best — and worst — 2018 Fall Classic possibilities. Boone told reporters that the team is…

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New York Yankees ‘got to get rolling,’ says Aaron Boone, as wild-card lead shrinks to 1 game

MINNEAPOLIS — The New York Yankees are heading back home from a rocky road trip with a heightened sense of urgency as their wild-card lead has shrunk to one game. “We expect more,” manager Aaron Boone said, “and we’ve got to get rolling.” Before returning to the Bronx on Friday for their final home series of the regular season, the Yankees lost Wednesday at the Minnesota Twins in a 3-1 ballgame that closed out a pivotal late-season, three-city road trip. For the first time since the luxury tax was implemented…

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New York Yankees under MLB’s luxury tax; Boston Red Sox, Washington Nationals over threshold

NEW YORK — The New York Yankees are set to achieve their goal of coming under baseball’s luxury tax threshold for the first time since the penalty started in 2003. A Dodgers-Astros rematch? Sorry, but we can do better. From classics revisited to powerhouse showdowns, we look at the best — and worst — 2018 Fall Classic possibilities. The Boston Red Sox and Washington Nationals remain the only teams on track to pay the tax his year, according to Aug. 31 figures compiled by the commissioner’s office for clubs and…

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Detroit Lions downplay New York Jets talk that they knew plays

Matt Patricia and Todd Bowles on Tuesday both downplayed statements made the previous night by Jets players, who said they knew exactly what the Detroit Lions were going to run offensively during New York’s season-opening 48-17 win. Patricia, the first-year Lions coach, said every team has an idea of what will be run by its opponent. “I would say in general there are a lot of things that go on in the game that are identifiable to players on both sides of the ball,” Patricia said. “In the course of…

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New York Rangers get defenseman Adam McQuaid from Boston Bruins

NEW YORK — The New York Rangers have acquired defenseman Adam McQuaid from the Boston Bruins for defenseman Steven Kampfer and two draft picks. The teams announced the trade Tuesday before the Bruins flew to China for two exhibition games. Boston gets a 2019 fourth-round pick and a conditional seventh-rounder in a move that clears space for younger players on the blue line. New York adds size and experience with the addition of the 6-foot-4, 212-pound McQuaid, who has played 462 regular-season NHL games. McQuaid, who turns 32 in October,…

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