Good morning. Here's what you need to know for today in New York sports.
Nets introduce D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov: The Nets' post- Brook Lopez era began yesterday as they introduced Timofey Mozgov and D'Angelo Russell to the New York media at their practice facility in Brooklyn. Russell added that Magic Johnson's comments on his leadership are "irrelevant" as he looks to become the leader of a young team. 22nd overall pick Jarrett Allen was introduced as well. Full coverage here.
Montgomery pitches the Yankees to victory: The struggling Yankees got a much-needed seven-inning outing from Jordan Montgomery on Monday night, ultimately beating the White Sox 6-4. Tyler Austin hit his first home run of 2017 and Starlin Castro left the game with hamstring tightness, Castro will have an MRI today, and Tyler Wade has been called up to fill his role. Full recap here.
Odell Beckham Jr. Ranked eighth on NFL Network's top 100 players list: Odell Beckham landed eighth in the top 100 best football players of 2017, according to NFL Network. Julio Jones and Antonio Brown are the only two wide receivers ranked ahead of him. Beckham will look to build off his strong 2016, as the acquisition of Brandon Marshall will open up the secondary even more for the star receiver. Full story here.
Mets trade rumors continue to swirl: With the Mets 10 1/2 games back of the Nationals in the NL East and 11 games back of the Rockies in the NL Wild Card, trade rumors have begun in regards to Mets sluggers Jay Bruce and Lucas Duda. Bruce, with his 20 homers, will likely be a sought after asset at the deadline. Full coverage here.
Yankees look to build off series-opening win: The Yankees will look to win on consecutive nights for the first time in 12 games Tuesday night in the South Side of Chicago, as Luis Severino will go up against White Sox Left-hander Jose Quintana.
Mets trying to continue win streak: Coming off a sweep of the Giants at AT&T Park, the Mets travel to Miami to try to rack up wins against the Marlins. Robert Gsellman will go for the Mets, and Dan Straily gets the nod for the Marlins.