Good morning and happy Friday! Here's what's happening in the New York sports universe:
First Place: The New York Yankees beat the White Sox, 7-2, on Thursday night, completing a four-game sweep of Chicago. Ivan Nova made his case to be a full-time member of the rotation, with seven and 2/3 stellar innings, only allowing one run and striking out 10. With the victory, the Bombers are in a first-place tie with the Boston Red Sox as they head into Fenway for a weekend showdown.
More local news after the jump.
Osi Ain't Happy: The Osi Umenyiora saga continues. The latest news? The disgruntled New York Giants defensive end now claims he needs knee surgery. In positive news, first-round-pick Prince Amukamara signed a four-year deal, so he can begin his Giants career.
So Long, Jerricho: The New York Jets continued their revolving door at the receiver position. They released Jerricho Cotchery and replaced him with Derrik Mason. They also re-signed safety Brodney Pool.
Fatigued: The New York Mets had their second consecutive day off, but there was still some news from Queens. Johan Santana flew to New York to get tests on his shoulder, and in what is seen as good news, the problem is nothing but shoulder fatigue. He'll rest for a week before throwing again.
Unranked: On Thursday, USA Today released the first edition of their 2011 College Football Coaches Poll, and not one Big East team made the top 25.