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Morning Coffee! Yankees, Mets Win

Good morning, New York/New Jersey sports fans! Let's get right to our first look at the regional sports scene.

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The New York Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals Tuesday night, 3-1. Alex Rodriguez delivered the key hit, and Freddy Garcia pitched into the seventh inning. That's the good news. The bad news was that the Yankees sent high-priced setup man Rafael Soriano for an MRI on a sore pitching elbow.

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The New York Mets defeated Colorado, 4-3, Tuesday behind the pitching -- and hitting -- of Mike Pelfrey.

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NFL fans -- and parents of youngsters who play football -- will want to read the results of a Virginia Tech study on which helmets do the best job protecting against concussions.

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The speculation has begun about what Orlando center Dwight Howard will do, and if he decides to leave the Magic the New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets are both considered possible destinations.

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-- Check SBNation.com for the latest on the NBA and NHL Playoffs.

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