Good morning. Here's what you need to know for today in New York sports.
Yankees drop sixth straight: Despite an early lead, the Yankees continued their skid, as they dropped their sixth straight, 4-3, to the A's. Starting pitcher Luis Cessa allowed four runs in four innings of work, as all four runs came in the third courtesy of Oakland sluggers Chad Pinder and Khris Davis. Full recap here.
deGrom shines with arm, bat: Starting pitcher Jacob deGrom contributed with his arm and his bat Sunday. He hit his first career home run and also struckout six over eight innings in a 5-1 Mets' win. Also contributing at the plate was Michael Conforto, who had two RBI singles. Recap and highlights here.
Decker joins Titans: Former Jets wide receiver Eric Decker is now a Tennessee Titan after agreeing to a deal on Sunday. The 30-year old played 33 games in New York over past three seasons. He missed 13 games last season due to rotator cuff and hip injuries. Full report here.
Wright-Phillips scores twice in win: Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice in the final minutes against the Philadelphia Union on Sunday, giving the Red Bulls a 2-0 win. With the game scoreless in the 87th minute, Wright-Phillips scored in the 6-yard box off a cross from Kemar Lawrence. Wright-Phillips added his second goal of the game and eighth of the season in stoppage time. Full report here.
Rangers, Islanders and Devils announce protected players: With the NHL expansion draft occurring Wednesday, all NHL teams announced their nine protected players Sunday. Info on the Rangers, Islanders, and Devils.
Mets to face Dodgers: The Yankees head west Monday to face the Dodgers and their ace, Clayton Kershaw. Looking to bounce back after a rough start last time out, Zack Wheeler takes the bump for the Mets.
Yankees rest in midst of losing streak: Amid a six-game losing streak, the Yankees have an off-day before they opening a homestand against the Angels, whom they last saw just five days ago. Michael Pineda is expected to make the start against Parker Bridwell, making just his second career start in the majors.