Arbitrator: Knicks Lin & Novak can use their “Bird” rights

By Art Stevens Free Agency in the National Basketball Association is about a week away. Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak of the New York Knickerbockers are expected to be in demand if they should become free agents. Lin is a restricted free agent. However, the Knicks would probably match any offer made for him. On […]

Mets defeat Yankees in first game of New York Subway Series

By Art Stevens The New York Mets, with the benefit of their fifth straight quality start — this one from left-hander Jonathon Niese — took advantage of a five-run uprising in the first inning against Yankee veteran pitcher Andy Pettitte then held on to gain a 6-4 win over the Yankees in the first of […]

Germany moves on to semifinals in European Championship Series

By Art Stevens Gdansk, Poland: In a game played amidst a political background and attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany once again proved their dominance on the soccer field by taking the measure of Greece by a 4-2 margin to reach the European Championship semifinals for a record seventh time. In the 39th minute, […]