Good morning, New York/New Jersey sports fans! It's a glorious morning in upstate New York's Adirondack Mountains where I have been spending the week. I hope it's just as gorgeous wherever you are.
Yankees At Blue Jays: Toronto Routs Yankees In First Game After Break: The Yankees began the second half of the season in ugly fashion Thursday night, surrendering eight first-inning runs and losing to Toronto, 16-7.
Mets Trade Rumors: Jason Isringhausen Targeted By Diamondbacks: Lots of trade rumors swirling around the New York Mets, despite general manager Sandy Alderson proclaiming that the team has not given up on the 2011 season. Carlos Beltran to San Francisco? Jason Isringhausen to Arizona? We will just have to wait and see what develops.
Brian Boyle Agrees To Three-Year Contract With New York Rangers: Getting Boyle, one of the team's young stars, to ink a three-year contract, is an excellent move for the Blueshirts. Boyle, 26, set career highs in 2010-2011 with 21 goals and 14 assists.
Tiger Woods Commits To Upstate New York Charity Event: This is great news for Verona's Turning Stone Casino, where Woods will appear to play for charity. It is even better news for the sport of golf, because it means Woods is feeling as though he will soon be healthy enough to begin playing again.