Tag: playoff

Are the Mets already in playoff mode? You better believe it

12:30 AM ET NEW YORK — Yes, America, Pete Alonso has a supporting cast. With much of the national attention on the New York Mets focused on the rookie bomber’s soaring home run total — or, even just a few weeks ago, on the latest calamities and dysfunction in an organization that has tripped over…

Young defence leading Marlies on playoff run

Every once in a while, when they’re playing together, defencemen Timothy Liljegren and Rasmus Sandin allow themselves to think of what life might be like as a tandem with the Toronto Maple Leafs. And why not? The Leafs’ last two first-round picks — Liljegren in 2017, Sandin last summer — played together in training camp…

Good health could bring Raptors a wealth of VanVleet playoff moments

There are athletes who just seem to be wired to come up big in big moments, to seize the opportunity and welcome the pressure and the intensity. Fred VanVleet might be that kind of guy. Raptors guard Fred VanVleet was slowed last spring by a shoulder injury.  (Dylan Buell / GETTY IMAGES) There’s every indication he…