Good morning, New York/New Jersey sports fans! Let's get right to our first look at the regional sports scene.â†µ
If you are a New York Knicks fan you have waited a long time for tonight. The Knicks make their first playoff appearance since 2004 when they take on the Boston Celtics (7 p.m., TNT, MSG). Can the sixth-seeded Knicks upend the third-seeded Celtics? It seems unlikely, but the Knicks did play well down the stretch of the regular season while Boston sputtered a bit.â†µ
Freddy Garcia and his 85-miles-per-hour fastball showed Saturday that velocity isn't everything, pitching six shutout innings as the New York Yankees defeated the Texas Rangers, 5-2.â†µ
Unfortunately for the New York Mets there are 147 games left in the regular season. The Mets dropped a doubleheader to Atlanta Saturday, extending their losing streak to seven games. New York is now 4-11.â†µ
The New York Red Bulls defeated the San Jose Earthquakes Saturday, 3-0. The three goals is more than the Red Bulls had scored in their four previous games.â†µ
Yonkers native and former Syracuse linebacker Doug Hogue has been getting attention from both the New York Giants and New York Jets as the 2011 NFL Draft approaches.