Good morning, New York/New Jersey sports fans! Let's get started with our first look at the regional sports scene.
Yankees Take Two Of Three From Blue Jays: The Yankees head to the West Coast having taken two of three from the Toronto Blue Jays. Toronto starter Jo-Jo Reyes tied Matt Keough's record for pitching fututility as he has now gone 28 starts without a victory.
Mets Snap Three-Game Slide: Owner Fred Wilpon might believe Carlos Beltran is not the player he used to be, and he might be right. Beltran, though, was good enough Wednesday to get a pair of hits and help the Mets end a three-game losing streak with a 7-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Maybe the more Beltran hits the more he helps the Mets by increasing his trade value -- because there is little doubt the veteran outfielder is getting traded before this season's deadline.
Kyle Okposo Signs 5-Year Deal With Islanders: The Islanders are trying everything they can to solidify a foundation for the future, and getting the 23-year-old right wing to stick around for five years is another big building block firmly in place.
Red Bulls, Rapids Tie: New York fell behind twice, but came back to tie each time and wound up earning a draw in Colorado. All four goals were scored in a wild six-minute stretch of the first half.
NFL Lockout 2011: Goodell Acknowledges Fans' Unhappiness: Nice of the commish to nice! Now, it would be even nicer if he and NFLPA boss DeMaurice Smith would do something about it.
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