News & notes
Another big-name Yankee will be watching Opening Day from the Stadium suites.
won’t be ready to go for his team’s 2019 debut on March 28, ESPN reported Sunday, citing the back injury that has plagued the center fielder for the majority of spring. A team source confirmed the update to the Daily News’
Hicks, who signed a seven-year, $70 million extension over the offseason, told the outlet he expects to be back for the second series of the season versus Detroit, which begins April 1. He also said he received a second cortisone shot on Sunday. will likely shift over to Hicks’
— the team’s DH — spot, with manning the corners alongside
In other baseball news:
• Los Angeles Angels left-hander
who has been working his way through elbow inflammation this spring, will start the season on the injured list, manager announced Sunday.
• Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop hasn’t appeared in a spring training game but will be ready to play by Opening Day, manager
told reporters. Seager, 24, appeared in just 26 games in 2018 before undergoing Tommy John surgery on May 4, followed by arthroscopic surgery on his left hip on Aug. 7.
The Toronto Blue Jays are working to institute a pay raise of more than 50 percent for every player in their minor-league system, according to a report from The Athletic’s and
The team has been looking at increasing the compensation for players in the farm system for more than a year. The Blue Jays’ Triple A team is the Buffalo Bisons.
• The Blue Jays acquired reliever from the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations and also announced second baseman will miss four to six weeks after having knee surgery. In addition, the team said pitcher
who had a shot of making the big-league roster coming into camp, underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this week and will miss the season.
Knicks rally to knock off Lakers
Emmanuel Mudiay highlighted his 28-point performance with a pair of late free throws as the NBA-worst New York Knicks erased an 11-point deficit late in the fourth quarter for a 124-123 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday afternoon.
scored 25 points and chipped in 19 for the Knicks, who benefited from a season-high 41-point first quarter to post their first win since a 108-103 victory against Orlando on Feb. 26.
scored 33 points after sitting out Friday’s 111-97 setback versus Detroit for what the team called “load management” connected to the groin injury that sidelined him for 17 games earlier this season.
Canadian teen captures stunning title
Canadian teen sensation Bianca Andreescu continued her amazing run Sunday, upsetting eighthseeded of Germany 6-4, 3-6,
6-4 in the women’s final at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif.
It’s the first WTA title for the unseeded 18-year-old from Mississauga, Ontario. Winning 28 of 31 matches this season, the 60th-ranked player in the world has become the first wild-card entry to capture this event. Andreescu is expected to rise to No. 24 in the WTA Tour rankings on Monday, after closing 2018 at No. 178.
Fraser’s OT goal gives Bandits victory
Chase Fraser scored with Shawn Evans assisting at 1:51 of overtime Saturday night to give the Buffalo Bandits a 12-11 National Lacrosse League victory over the Saskatchewan Rush at Sasktel Center in Saskatoon.
After leading nearly the entire game, the Bandits needed a late goal by Evans with 2:09 to play to force overtime before they went on to win on Fraser’s goal.
Evans was one of three Bandits who scored twice. He also had four assists for a six-point night.
and also scored twice for Buffalo.
After a 5-5 first half, the Bandits took a 9-6 lead nto the fourth quarter but could not hold the advantage. The Rush scored five of the next six goals to take an 11-10 lead. who had four goals overall, scored three of the Saskatchewan goals in the rally. He also had three assists.
The Bandits (11-3) went into the game assured of a berth in the NLLeague playoffs because the Rochester Knighthawks lost 15-14 to the Georgia Swarm on Friday night. It assured Buffalo of at least finishing in the top four in the Eastern Division of the NLL and the top four make the postseason.
UB coach Stutzman up for award
University at Buffalo wrestling coach John
has been named a finalist for the 2019 National Wrestling Coaches Association Division I National Coach of the Year.
The Bulls went 12-5 in dual matches this season, Stutzman’s sixth as coach, to equal the UB record. The Bulls also had five wins in Mid-American Conference duals, their most ever.
Two UB wrestlers won MAC titles earlier this month and the Bulls will send six wrestliers to the NCAA Championships that begin Thursday at PPG Paints
Arena in Pittsburgh.
The coach of the year will be announced at the NWCA Coaches Social on Tuesday in Pittsburgh. The winner will be determined by a vote of all NWCA Division I member coaches.
The National Coach of the Year award is in its second year of existence and is intended to honor the coach who has had the most outstanding season up to the NCAA Championship, which includes dual meet success and conference tournament placement.