Good morning sports fans! It's once again opening day in New York, as the New York Yankees get set to open their season against the Tampa Bay Rays. CC Sabathia gets the start against James Shields. First pitch will be shortly after 3:10 pm.
The Yanks aren't the only team making news this morning. After the jump, find out why one New York hockey coach was upset after a loss and see how the Knicks took advantage of a sloppy Magic team.
Knicks Down Magic, 96-80
The Knicks easily got by Orlando last night, defeating the Magic to snap a four-game losing skid. Carmelo Anthony had 19 points in the win. The game, however, only served as a backdrop for the continued drama in the Magic locker room. In this week's new twist, Magic coach Stan Van Gundy asked management to fire him.
Tortorella Upset After Pittsburgh Penguins Beat Rangers, 5-2
Not even clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference could make Rangers coach John Tortorella happy. The coach was upset after Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik collided for a knee-on-knee hit with Rangers center Derek Stepan. The Penguins won the season series, 4-2-0.
Devils Clinch Sixth Seed
The New Jersey Devils already punched their ticket to the playoffs, and now know they'll be taking on the Southeast Division champs. New Jersey defeated the Detroit Red Wings, 2-1, last night to clinch the sixth seed in the conference. Martin Brodeur recorded his 14th 30-win season, breaking a tie with Patrick Roy for most 30-win seasons for a goalie.
Santana, Mets Win Opener
It's been two years since Johan Santana suited up and pitched for the Mets. He returned triumphantly to the Citi Field mound yesterday, tossing five scoreless innings to help the Mets defeat the Atlana Braves, 1-0.
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Terrell Owens' NFL Shopping Spree (via sbnation)
On Tap Today
The Masters enters its second day, with St. John's grad Keegan Bradley looking to continue his great start. The New Jersey Nets host the Washington Wizards tonight, with both teams battling for draft position.