NEWS FROM MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SPRING TRAINING

Photo: (Getty Images) Pete Alonso Needs More Than Power to Claim His Spot With the Mets Kevin Armstrong | New York Times Mets second baseman Robinson Cano at spring training camp. “I feel like I’m 25,” said Cano, who is 36 and older than any of his new teammates Kevin Armstrong | New York Times … Read moreNEWS FROM MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SPRING TRAINING

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES RICK PORCELLO AND THE RED SOX

A harsh reality is beginning to set in for the New York Yankees: This might not be their year to win the American League East. As they continue to trudge through a second half that so far has been defined by mediocrity — they are 6-8 since the All-Star break — the odds of them winning … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES RICK PORCELLO AND THE RED SOX

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES

Dave Dombrowski, the general manager of the Boston Red Sox, spoke to reporters on Saturday afternoon and revealed that he had spoken extensively to Brian Cashman, his counterpart with the Yankees, the day before. It was a cordial chat, no doubt, but surely no substantive strategic plans were divulged. For, just as their teams are … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES

SPORTS NEWS-BETTING-EAGLES-US OPEN-WORLD CUP-DBACKS-CAPITALS

The line formed at the Borgata casino well before 11 a.m., the designated time that sports betting was set to begin on Thursday. There were a few gamblers who were prepared to wager thousands of dollars, and many others who wanted to make bets that were much more modest, arriving simply to be part of … Read moreSPORTS NEWS-BETTING-EAGLES-US OPEN-WORLD CUP-DBACKS-CAPITALS