Could miss weeks after Nazem Kadri hit

Another controversial play involving the Avalanche’s Nazem Kadri could force Blues goalie Jordan Binnington to miss the rest of the second-round series between the two teams. And Binnington apparently is holding Kadri responsible as he reportedly threw a water bottle at Kadri as the forward conducted a postgame interview on TNT. Binnington left Saturday’s Game … Read more

Johnny Davis enjoyed his interview with Knicks

CHICAGO — Wisconsin sophomore shooting guard Johnny Davis is a straightforward kid with a straightforward game. Very good defender. Solid scorer. A dive-to-the-floor scrappiness. A deadly shot from mid-range. Nothing too flashy. So when teams asked him an offbeat question about his personal life during the NBA Draft Combine interviews in Chicago, Davis didn’t deviate. … Read more

Yankees’ Josh Donaldson: ‘Jackie’ was long-running joke

Tensions had been simmering between Josh Donaldson and Tim Anderson since last week, but the feud took a turn Saturday when the White Sox claimed the Yankees slugger made a racist comment toward Anderson. Donaldson admitted after the Yankees’ 7-5 win in The Bronx that he jokingly called Anderson “Jackie” — as he has in … Read more

Herschel Walker’s ties to veterans program face scrutiny

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Herschel Walker, the football legend and leading Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, often boasts of his work helping service members and veterans struggling with mental health. In interviews and campaign appearances, the former Dallas Cowboy and Heisman Trophy winner takes credit for founding, co-founding and sometimes operating a program called Patriot … Read more

Red Sox great Jonny Gomes snags Trevor Story’s grand slam

BOSTON — Trevor Story hit a grand slam over the Green Monster — and into the hands of a former Red Sox player — a night after hitting three homers over Fenway Park’s fabled left field wall, leading Boston to a 7-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. Story connected on a thigh-high … Read more

Rangers must finally eliminate costly mid-game lulls from DNA

RALEIGH, NC — Regarding the Rangers, whose best opening 40 minutes of the season were 20 minutes too few to get them over the finish line Wednesday in a Game 1 overtime loss to the Hurricanes. 1. The Rangers have talked all season about the need to play a complete 60 minutes. Rarely have they … Read more

Mets’ Jeff McNeil continues hot hitting, shines on defense

Jeff McNeil didn’t hesitate when given the choice of which aspect of his play he wanted to talk about first. “Let’s talk about the defense,” he joked. “I never get to talk about it.” McNeil continued his hot hitting with three RBIs, but he also made two excellent defensive plays to help the Mets to … Read more

Giants O-line coach Bobby Johnson notices mental ‘scar tissue’

It has become a rite of spring with the Giants. A new offensive line coach arrives, assesses the damage and tries to understand the fractured psyches of the players he inherits. After all, the offensive line has been a mess of a position group for nearly a decade. Bobby Johnson, hired by head coach Brian … Read more

Even beating Orioles shows why Yankees’ rival is history now

BALTIMORE — That it was only the Orioles doesn’t much matter. The Yankees are beating all comers these days, and they are doing it in a variety of ways, with a multitude of heroes. This time, Giancarlo Stanton rested, MVP candidate Aaron Judge registered no hits from the DH spot and the Yankees still prevailed, … Read more