New York Teams

Rangers outlast Yankees in slugfest (1:22)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Per ESPN's Rachel Nichols: in addition to Frank Ntilikina, new Knicks coach David Fizdale brought Emmanuel Mudiay and Damyean Dotson to Game 5 of Celtics-Cavs to get a taste of a playoff atmosphere.

deGrom Ks 8 in seven scoreless (0:31)
Judge's HR travels (0:30)
Nimmo sends HR into second deck (0:20)
Torres blasts homer in third straight game (0:26)
Didi hits first HR since April (0:20)
Walker's HR ends with spectacular grab by fan (0:26)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Christopher Johnson's pro-player comments on the NFL's new national-anthem policy might not be received well among fellow owners and CEOs, but they reinforced why he's so popular in the Jets' locker room. The players have a genuine respect for Johnson, who has devoted many hours of his time to listening and helping them in their fight for social justice. You may not agree with his stance, but the people under his employ — the players — believe he gets it. You wonder how older brother/owner Woody Johnson, who works for Donald Trump as the ambassador to the UK, would be handling this polarizing matter.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources: Knicks president Steve Mills, GM Scott Perry and director of scouting Kristian Petesic are at the Excel agency's Pro Day in NYC where Villanova's Mikal Bridges and other players who have signed with the agency are working out. All NBA teams likely have representation at the Excel Pro Day. But it's potentially noteworthy that Mills, Perry and Petesic were on hand to watch Bridges and other Excel players because many in the organization see Bridges as a potential option for New York, which has the ninth overall selection in the draft.

Greg Wyshynski ESPN 

David Quinn is both the "outside the box" choice the Rangers said was possible, and an inevitability. He was always seen as an "NHL ready" coach in the NCAA, partially because of his three years as an AHL head coach and one year as an NHL assistant with the Colorado Avalanche. But partially because he's able to achieve that balancing act between coaching elite talent and developing young players. Plus the New York media should love his smart, charismatic personality. Good hire.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets CEO Christopher Johnson on the NFL's new national-anthem policy: "I plan to sit in the very near future with coach Bowles and our players to discuss today's decision regarding the national anthem. As I have in the past, I will support our players wherever we land as a team. Our focus is not on imposing any club rules, fines or restrictions. Instead we will continue to work closely with our players to constructively advance social justice issues that are important to us. I remain extremely proud of how we demonstrated unity last season as well as our players' commitment to strengthening our communities."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The All-NBA defensive teams were announced today. This won't come as a surprise but none of the Knicks received first or second-team votes from the panel of 100 media members which voted on the teams.

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Rangers hire BU's Quinn as next head coach

The Rangers have hired David Quinn of Boston University to be their new head coach, GM Jeff Gorton announced Wednesday. Quinn is the second college coach hired by an NHL team this month and third in four years.

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