Good morning, New York/New Jersey sports fans! Here is your first look at the regional sports scene.â†µ
- The New York Yankees lost to the Kansas City Royals, 4-3, in 11 innings Wednesday and it never should have happened. The Yankees went 2-for-16 with runners in scoring position and wasted seven one-hit innings from A.J. Burnett.
- The Dwight Howard Derby is not exactly officially underway. We have a pretty good idea who the combatants will be when it starts, though, and the New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets will be on the list of suitors. â†µ
- One era of NBA Eastern Conference dominance ended last night and a new one likely began when the Miami Heat ousted the Boston Celtics from the NBA Playoffs. SB Nation has all your playoff coverage. â†µ
- Tiger Woods will be in the field today when The Players Championship tees off. See SB Nation's golf hub for complete coverage. Love him or hate him, golf is always more interesting when Tiger is playing. â†µ