| May 26, 2015
| 5:36 PM
Whether Mike Trout truly succeeds Derek Jeter as the face of baseball remains to be seen. But Trout made a proclamation reminiscent of his childhood idol Tuesday, when he vowed never to skip the All-Star Game.
Trout ranked among the leaders in the first...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 5:20 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — When Yankees fans give Didi Gregorius a shout out, it is not necessarily positive.
Gregorius hears it after making an out or committing an error: not his name, but his predecessor's.
"Everywhere I go, people chanting Derek...
| Apr 26, 2015
| 9:01 PM
Had the Boston Celtics defeated Cleveland in their first-round playoff series, the world would have reacted with great surprise, perhaps even some enthusiasm because the underdog is ultimately the coolest guy in town. It didn't happen. It didn't even come...
| Apr 11, 2015
| 4:29 AM
NEW YORK — John Farrell was talking Friday about what it would be like to look out at Yankee Stadium and not see No. 2 in pinstripes. He was talking about how people of the present-day generation always would associate the Yankees with Derek Jeter...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 4:15 PM
NEW YORK — The great thing about Opening Day is the hope and optimism it evokes. The bad part? All of that fades quickly and the reality of the long baseball season sets in.
And for the Yankees, who kicked off their season Monday before a sellout...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 2:23 PM
NEW YORK — Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer off Masahiro Tanaka, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 6-1 Monday in Alex Rodriguez's return to the major leagues.
Without retired Derek Jeter in the lineup, an opening day crowd...
| Apr 5, 2015
| 4:02 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter is history, Alex Rodriguez is back and a new era starts for the Yankees with Monday's opener against the Toronto Blue Jays, a season that begins with New York in the unfamiliar role of underdog.
"Life had to go on...
| Apr 5, 2015
Derek Jeter is gone, the final remaining link to the New York Yankees' last dynasty. He left behind a team in transition, that failed to make the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time in a generation and is beset with an older core coming off...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 11:13 AM
Record in 2014: 84-78 (second place, 12 games back)
Key additions: Shortstop Didi Gregorius, acquired in a trade from the Arizona Diamondbacks, hit .226 with a .653 OPS in 80 games last season. Reliever Andrew Miller had a 2.02 ERA with the Orioles...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 7:19 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets star Matt Harvey says team management has no right to judge his personal life as long as he performs on the mound.
Asked during an ESPN profile about the Wilpon family and whether he thinks they want him to buy a house in...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 10:00 AM
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: "I never knowingly took any steroids." And this, too: "I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame."
The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter came in a column Thursday for The Players'...