“We’ve got a bad back, bad back, bad knee and a bad back,” Collins said.
Then they woke up and boarded the bus again, this time riding two hours south for a Saturday afternoon game here in Holbrook, a high prairie crossroads.
“That’s when I really started dreaming about the big leagues, making that moment happen,” Davis said here last week, before a morning practice with the Oakland Athletics. “I was a three-sport athlete, but I figured as I got older, baseball was going be my sport.
On Saturday, Knicks Coach Jeff Hornacek acknowledged that the team was going back to the basics on offense. And under the team’s president, Phil Jackson, that means the irresistible pull of the triangle.
Chris Kreider, Oscar Lindberg and Adam Clendening also scored for the Rangers. Antti Raanta had 34 saves, including a stop on a breakaway by Kyle Palmieri just before Zibanejad scored.
But the Mets’ plan to roll out their expected lineup for 2017 was not to be in an 8-6 loss to the Washington Nationals. First baseman Lucas Duda, who missed four months last season with a stress fracture in his back, sat out with stiffness in his hips. The injury has Manager Terry Collins concerned enough that he checked out his internal options, with Wilmer Flores starting at first.
The Wildcats (24-5, 14-2) twice rallied from an 8-point deficit to win the pivotal matchup against the Gators (23-6, 13-3) before the final week of SEC play. And Kentucky can thank Monk, who scored 14 points during an 18-10 run that tied the game at 55 with 9 minutes 54 seconds remaining.
An Oklahoma spokesman said the school was aware of the incident and was pursuing details.
An 11-year pro and a leader in the locker room, Mangold, 33, has said he does not plan to retire. Mangold, a first-round draft pick by the Jets in 2006, is a two-time All-Pro and a seven-time Pro Bowl player. He posted a farewell message on Twitter.
Surely his replacement, Claude Julien, would bring fresh perspective, if not new blood, to the Canadiens, the N.H.L.’s most titled franchise.