Good morning. Here's what you need to know for today in New York Sports.
Anthony not willing to waive no-trade clause for Pelicans:The New Orleans Pelicans, with Demarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis in the frontcourt, have shown interest in Carmelo Anthony. But Anthony reportedly will not waive his no-trade clause to join the team, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post. The Knicks still hope that Carmelo will expand his list beyond the Houston Rockets. Full story here.
Yankees bounce back in Toronto: The bats came alive for the Yankees on Wednesday night, as they collected 17 hits on their way to an 11-5 win over the Blue Jays. Garret Cooper, who was a last-second addition to the lineup after Clint Frazier was scratched, went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored. Todd Frazier, Gary Sanchez, and Didi Gregorius all homered in the win. As for the pitching, Masahiro Tanaka labored through four-plus innings, giving up two earned runs and five walks on 88 pitches. Tommy Kanhle, David Robertson and Dellin Betances were able to keep the Yankees' lead intact throughout the late innings. Full recap here.
Mets lose to Rangers, ship Bruce to the Indians: The Rangers defeated the Mets, 5-1, on Wednesday afternoon. Rafael Montero got through just three innings, giving up four earned runs on five hits and three walks. His ERA now sits at 6.06. As for the offense, the Mets were unable to get anything going off of Rangers starter Martin Perez, as he spun eight innings of one-run ball. In the hours following the loss, the Mets traded outfielder Jay Bruce to the Cleveland Indians for pitching prospect Ryder Ryan. Full details here.
Nets will play two games in Mexico during the upcoming NBA season: It was announced on Wednesday afternoon that the Nets will play two games in Mexico City this season. The first game will be on Dec. 7 against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the second game will be on Dec. 9 against the Miami Heat. Full story here.
Yankees look to take series from the Blue Jays: The Yankees will turn to Sonny Gray (6-6,3.41 ERA) to lead them to a much-needed series win against the Blue Jays on Thursday night. Marco Estrada (4-7. 5.12 ERA) will go for Toronto. With a win, the Yankees could move to 3 1/2 games back of the division-leading Red Sox heading into a three-game set with them starting Friday.