Good morning. Here's what you need to know for today in New York sports.
Griffin withdraws name from Knicks search: Former Cavaliers general manager David Griffin took his name out of the Knicks search for a new team president. Griffin was the general manager of the Cavaliers before he and the team parted ways in June. Video here.
Tanaka struggles in Yankees loss: The Yankees couldn't overcome the early struggles of Masahiro Tanaka as they lost their first-half finale to the Brewers, 5-3, on Sunday. The Brewers took an early lead thanks to a first inning three-run homer from Travis Shaw and a solo shot from Stephen Vogt in the second. Clint Frazier put the Yankees on the board with a two-run shot in the fourth, but they were unable to muster a rally late in the game against the Brewers' bullpen. Recap and reaction here.
Mets shut out in first-half finale: The Mets' offense was stifled and the Cardinals knocked around starter Steven Matz as the Mets dropped the last game before the All-Star break, 6-0. Matz allowed five runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings. Michael Conforto returned to the lineup Sunday and was one of just three Mets batters to record a hit. Recap and highlights here.
Nets acquire Carroll, draft picks from Raptors: The Nets acquired forward DeMarre Carroll and two draft picks from the Raptors in exchange for center Justin Hamilton. Carroll played 72 games last season, averaging 8.9 points and 3.8 rebounds. Info here.
Nido hits two RBIs in Futures Game: Mets prospect Tomas Nido connected for two RBI singles in Sunday's Futures Game at Marlins Park. The 23-year-old catching prospect played for the World Team, who ultimately lost to Team U.S., 7-6. Info here.
Pair of Yankees set for Home Run Derby: Gary Sanchez and Aaron Judge ready for Monday night's Home Run Derby at Marlins Park. The two teammates will take on players from the hometown team in the first round, as Sanchez battles Giancarlo Stanton and Judge faces Justin Bour.