James Blake: Black Lives Matter is 'long overdue'

James Blake, a former professional tennis player who made headlines last year when New York police tackled him to the ground, is speaking out in favor of the Black Lives Matter movement.

NBA players cash in as the league prospers

The emotional reactions of working class men and women to the mind-blowing contracts bestowed on NBA free agents by wealthy owners is justifiably understandable.

For Kevin Durant is the grass greener?

Up until the time to submit this story, push send, I waited for an announcement, some breaking news report stating that Kevin Durant had changed his mind, reneged, rescinded his decision to depart the Oklahoma Thunder the way DeAndre Jordan ...

Native New Yorkers set to make their mark at Rio Olympics

In various sports and disciplines, New York City will be well represented next month at the Rio Olympics.

Hastings qualifies for US Olympic Team

When Natasha Hastings woke up Monday morning, she finally exhaled.

Brooklyn gets Lin in a three-year deal

In an astute basketball and marketing move that parallels their rebuilding, the Brooklyn Nets have signed point guard Jeremy Lin to a three-year, $36 million contract.

With an eye on the future, the Knicks address the present

Over the course of the last week, Knicks President Phil Jackson and General Manager Steve Mills have deftly remade the team’s roster.

Three Mets and three Yankees voted as All-Stars

Major League Baseball hosts its annual All-Star Game Tuesday, July 12 in San Diego, Petco Park, the home of the National League San Diego Padres.

Liberty celebrate 20 years with fanfare

We’ve found our chemistry,” said New York Liberty guard Sugar Rodgers after the Liberty’s tough 104-97 OT loss to the Phoenix Mercury. “It felt good seeing all the old players who paved the way for us to be here today.

Summer youth basketball must revisit its roots

Dotted across this country’s urban landscape, summer youth basketball has long been a staple of the social fabric of countless communities. I

Derrick Rose comes to the Apple, bringing a world of promise with him

Last July, there was palpable curiosity among the Knicks fan base as they awaited their first extensive look at Kristaps Porzingis in the Las Vegas summer league.

The Knicks and Nets, tales of two cities

It’s amazing that the Brooklyn Nets can trade their leading rebounder and number two scorer, forward Thaddeus Young, to the Indiana Pacers on draft day in exchange for the Pacer’s first-round draft pick, guard Caris LeVert, 21, a fourth-year senior ...

The Zika virus is an Olympic concern

Crime, corruption, government mismanagement and environmental concerns take a backseat to the health concerns plaguing the 2016 Olympic Games which begin in August in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The NBA Championship—To the victor go the spoils

Though losing sucks, as it was recently stated by Golden State Warriors’ guard Stephen Curry, there are plenty of cliches, references and ironies to describe the Warriors’ final losses to at least make reading about them interesting and explainable—losses that ...

LeBron keeps his word leading Cleveland to the NBA championship

The Chosen One has delivered!