Yankees are in uncharted waters with a surprising edge

If the Yankees can finish off the Red Sox in this American League Division Series, with Game 3 set for Monday night at Yankee Stadium and things tied up at 1-1, then they’ll record a franchise first in the age of the luxury tax: They’ll overcome a team with a higher payroll than they have.

This is Sam Darnold taking the next step

This is what Sam Darnold and Robby Anderson have been waiting for. The connection between the Jets rookie quarterback and their speedy receiver was in perfect sync in Sunday’s 34-16 win over the Broncos at MetLife Stadium. Anderson, the most dangerous big-play skill-position player on the roster, entered the game with just eight catches and

Sam Darnold went and proved how much he has already grown

This is what Sam Darnold and Robby Anderson have been waiting for. The connection between the Jets rookie quarterback and their speedy receiver was in perfect sync in Sunday’s 34-16 win over the Broncos at MetLife Stadium. Anderson, the most dangerous big-play skill-position player on the roster, entered the game with just eight catches and

Recent history makes Yankees ace the bet versus Red Sox

Happy Columbus Day! Or if you prefer the politically correct Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day! How ironic that on this “transitioning” holiday we may be seeing the last of Chief Wahoo. The happy, smiling, red-faced native has served as the logo of the Cleveland Indians since 1948 but may never be seen again if the tribe

Giants got a reminder of ‘the magic of Eli Manning’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — No one should ever question Eli Manning’s heart. Manning (22-for-36, 326 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs) rose from the dead yet again in the fourth quarter Sunday and directed the four-play, 75-yard drive that culminated with a 15-yard touchdown pass to Saquon Barkley that gave the Giants their first 30-point game since

Injuries may force Nets forward to adopt new offensive role

DETROIT — Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has not only been ruled out of Monday’s preseason tilt at Detroit, but his status is up in the air for the regular-season opener Oct. 17 against those same Pistons. Keep an eye on Brooklyn’s power forward position this preseason — rest assured the Nets will be. Their injuries and the

Odell Beckham’s future does not appear to be on special teams

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Odell Beckham Jr. was used by the Giants as their one and only punt returner in Sunday’s stunning 33-31 loss to the Panthers. It turned out to be a costly use of personnel by coach Pat Shurmur. The football turned to folly early in the second quarter. Clearly desperate, Shurmur put Beckham

Yankees, Red Sox know exactly what’s at stake in pivotal Game 3

Red Sox-Yankees in October is like being from New Jersey: You either get it or you don’t. If you are a baseball fan and don’t get what is at stake Monday night in Game 3 of the ALDS at Yankee Stadium with the best-of-five affair tied 1-1, double up on the bourbon. Had the Yankees

Why the Yankees are now favored to win Red Sox series

After splitting the first two games of their American League Divisional Series with the Red Sox, the Yankees are now market favorites to advance to the next round. First adjustments offshore moved the Yanks to -135 to win the series (Boston +115), which resumes Monday night at the Stadium. Early lines for Game 3 favored

Knicks already fixing concerning Jeff Hornacek trend

Good coaching takes so many forms — even seemingly simple ideas such as getting off to better starts in the third quarter. Knicks coach David Fizdale has made it his obsession. The Knicks were one of the worst clubs coming out after halftime last season and Trey Burke indicated the club wasn’t prepared — an

Looks like Giants avoided Saquon Barkley injury scare

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Saquon Barkley was down for a brief moment and felt something in his back. It threw a scare into the Giants following his 15-yard touchdown catch with 1:08 left in the game Sunday. “He’s fine,” coach Pat Shurmur said after the Giants’ 33-31 heartbreaking loss to the Panthers on Graham Gano’s franchise-record

Defenseman gives Rangers spark they were looking for

RALEIGH, N.C. — Looking for a spark from his team and wanting to get defenseman Tony DeAngelo involved, coach David Quinn rolled out a Rangers lineup Sunday night with 11 forwards and seven defensemen. DeAngelo delivered a pair of assists in a physical 17:34 of ice time in his season debut, but it wasn’t enough

UK official cautions Comcast about Sky’s independence

A top UK official is warning US media giant Comcast, the new owner of British satellite TV operator Sky News, to mind the independence gap. The no-nonsense message comes just two weeks after Philadelphia-based Comcast won a fierce back-and-forth battle for Sky Plc, the parent company of Sky News, edging out Twenty-First Century Fox in

Success in this role makes Redskins the pick versus Saints

It’s rare for the Saints to win when Drew Brees does not pass for a touchdown, but that was the case in their 33-18 victory over the Giants. Alvin Kamara was the star, rushing for 134 yards and three touchdowns. Brees, who passed for 217 yards, will target the NFL career passing yardage record on

Early work for Kavanaugh will include immigration and firearm cases

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh will take his seat on the nation’s highest court Tuesday and hear cases involving firearms and immigration. The 53-year-old judge missed the first week of oral arguments at the high court as the FBI conducted an additional background check on him after Christine Blasey Ford alleged that he sexual assaulted