Good morning. Here's what you need to know for today in New York sports.
Nets select Allen, Vezenkov: With the 22nd pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, the Nets selected Texas freshman Jarrett Allen, a six-foot-nine-inch center. With their 57th pick, they selected Aleksander Vezenkov, a forward who currently plays for FC Barcelona. Video here.
Yankees allow nine unanswered in loss: Despite taking a lead in the early innings, the Yankees fell after poor relief pitching and defense proved costly in a 10-5 loss in the series finale to the Angels. Aaron Judge hit a three-run home run, his 25th of the year, in the second inning. Starlin Castro and Gary Sanchez both committed their sixth errors of the year, and Domingo German committed his first. German and Dellin Betances allowed three earned runs in the late innings. Recap here.
Mets swept by Dodgers: The Mets continued their skid on Thursday night with a 6-3 loss. The loss finished the sweep for the Dodgers as the Mets have now lost seven of their last eight. Joc Pederson's solo shot in the seventh inning broke the tie and ultimately doomed the Mets, who conceded their fifth sweep of the season. Recap and highlights here.
Knicks select Ntilikina, Dotson and Jaramaz: In Thursday night's NBA Draft, the Knicks selected European guard Frank Ntilikina with the eigth overall pick. They also selected Damyean Dotson, a shooting guard from Houston, with the 44th pick and European guard Ognjen Jaramaz with the 58th pick. Video reaction here.
Mets continue West Coast swing: After a sweep in Los Angeles, the Mets head to San Francisco to take on the Giants in a three-game series. Seth Lugo battles southpaw Ty Black in the opener Friday night.
Yankees take on Rangers: The Yankees open a three-game set against the Rangers on Friday at Yankee Stadium. In a battle of Japanese right-handers, Masahiro Tanaka will oppose Yu Darvish for the first time in his career on Friday.
NYCFC, Red Bulls set to meet in Hudson River Derby: The two area teams meet Saturday for the eighth time in the local rivalry's history. NYCFC has won just one of the fixtures, with the Red Bulls winning six.