A day after writing in an email to MSG employees that the company is "not more qualified than anyone else to offer our opinion on social matters," Knicks owner James Dolan made clear in a follow-up memo: "We vehemently condemn and reject racism."
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Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer
The Giants statement:
- Knicks' Dolan condemns racism in follow-up note
- Rangers' K'Andre Miller angry over racist remarks
- Knicks explain lack of public comment to staffers
- Dykstra's past cited as suit vs. Darling dismissed
Eduardo Pérez talks to Buster about his early mornings calling KBO games, including how many times he hits snooze before waking up. Then the guys get into MLB's idea of a 50-game season, the owners' "lump of cash" strategy and the lack of trust between players and owners (2:22). Plus, John Shea on his new book "24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid" and the 100+ hours he spend with Willie Mays (24:13).
Rangers prospect K'Andre Miller addressed the racist treatment he received in April while being introduced to the team's fans earlier this year, saying it was another example of his challenge to be accepted as a black hockey player.
Who starts in goal for the Rangers? Might Vegas have a home-ice advantage? Here are the biggest lingering concerns for each club.
Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer
The Jets get $11 million in salary-cap relief today, as the bulk of Trumaine Johnson's "dead" contract comes off the 2020 books. Designated a post-June 1 cut, Johnson now has a cap charge of $4 million instead of $15 million. This gives the Jets roughly $25 million in cap room. The downside: A chunk of Johnson's dead money ($8 million) gets pushed into the 2021 cap.
The company that owns the Knicks told employees that it is "not any more qualified than anyone else to offer our opinion on social matters" in explaining why it had not issued a public statement in the wake of George Floyd's death.
Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer
Fifth-round pick Bryce Hall has signed his contract with the Jets — four years, $3.6 million, including $316,000 to sign. The former Virginia CB becomes the first of the Jets' picks to sign.
Lenny Dykstra's defamation and libel lawsuit against Ron Darling was dismissed Friday.
Brad Doolittle swings by to discuss labor negotiations before Eric and Tristan breakdown his 2020 half season projections along with 20-20 trivia.
The news of the playoff format sparked optimism last week. Here's the latest on the remaining hurdles the league must clear to get back on the ice.
Brian Windhorst, Malika Andrews, Andrew Lopez and Kevin Pelton discuss the events of the past week and how the NBA community has rallied around the cause. Then, the crew tries to answer questions about the quality of games to expect when the NBA returns, if the "playoff-plus" format is fair and whether the league is trying to tailor its return plan around Zion Williamson and the Pelicans (16:00).
In need of kick-starting a consistent pipeline of UDFA talent, the Jets are banking on Memphis edge rusher Bryce Huff to bring the "speed to power."
Chris Carlin was joined by Jason Fitzgerald from "Over the Cap" to offer his insight on the Jamal Adams contract negotiations and much more.
Greg Wyshynski ESPN
The New York Rangers are not affiliated with “Watch Your Tone,” a new podcast hosted by defenseman Tony DeAngelo, despite having briefly promoted it on their official Twitter feed on Friday. The podcast, which has yet to debut, kicked up a controversy after DeAngelo's teammate Brendan Lemieux tweeted that it would “push the ‘politically correct' boundaries.” A source tells ESPN that Lemieux is “not a part” of that podcast, and he later deleted that tweet.
Here's everything you need to know about where your favorite team will be picking and the prospects it should be looking at in this year's unique draft.
Joe Flacco says his goal remains to return to a starting quarterback role but that he's fully prepared to thrive as the Jets' backup.
Mark Teixeira talks to Buster about the effectiveness of owners trying to drive a wedge between younger and older players, why this situation is akin to the owners having a Picasso in the basement, his thoughts on the public conversation between the two sides, and if free agents on bad teams might not play a shortened season (5:24). Plus, longtime Mets media relations director Jay Horwitz on his new book "Mr. Met: How a Sports-Mad Kid from Jersey Became Like Family to Generations of Big Leaguers." (23:51)
While much uncertainty remains as to whether play can actually resume, there are five specific ways the league can maximize the fun should a playoff tournament happen.
Gerrit Cole on the O's? Cody Bellinger in Houston? We look back at the past decade to assess where teams went wrong and which players they should have taken instead.
"The Diary of Myles Thomas" is an experiment in storytelling, a genre we're calling real-time historical fiction. Experience the Roaring Twenties through the eyes of a mediocre pitcher on the greatest baseball team of all time.