The New York Mets designated pitcher Matt Harvey for assignment Friday afternoon, signaling what could be the end of the rocky relationship between the team and player.Harvey,29, was once the ace of the up-and-coming Mets pitching staff. He was the seventh overall pick in the 2010 MLB draft out of Fitch High School in Groton.Harvey was moved to the bullpen earlier this season, carrying an ERA of 7.00 at the time the Mets designated him for assignment.He has struggled in recent seasons, going 5-7 with a 6.70 era in 2017 and 4-10 in 2016 with a 4.86 ERA. It’s a considerable drop-off from his 2013 season in which Harvey was an All-Star and finished fourth in Cy Young voting with a 9-5 record, 2.27 ERA and 191 strikeouts.Mets general manager said Harvey will be officially designated on Saturday after refusing to accept an assignment in the minor leagues. … [Read more...] about Matt Harvey Designated For Assignment By New York Mets
Published 12:00 pm, Friday, May 4, 2018 Photo: Elena Romanov, Justice Statue With Sword And Sc / IStockphoto Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 metal justice statue with sky in background in Frankfurt am Main, Germany metal justice statue with sky in background in Frankfurt am Main, Germany Photo: Elena Romanov, Justice Statue With Sword And Sc / IStockphoto New York Law Firm Expands into Houston 1 / 1 Back to Gallery New York-based corporate law firm Shearman & Sterling announced Thursday that it has officially planted its flag in Houston with six law partners it hired from three existing firms in Texas. With 850 lawyers worldwide, Shearman now has 22 offices around the globe and $917 million in revenues, according to the New York Law Journal. The six new lawyers joining Shearman in Houston include corporate … [Read more...] about New York Law Firm Expands into Houston
London will host two Major League Baseball games next year. The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will meet at the London Stadium with the matches set to take place on June 29 and 30. The details will be confirmed when London Mayor Sadiq Khan Mayor and the MLB hold a joint press conference in the capital on Tuesday. Khan has long pressed for baseball games in the capital and after meeting MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in September 2016 the Mayor said he was “quietly confident” of a deal. It has been reported the players will have the additional sweetener of $60,000 (£45,000) to take part in the two games. The MLB is following the lead of both the NFL and NBA, which host regular-season games in London. Manfred has pushed for the MLB to play matches out of North America and today the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres will meet in the first a three-game series in Monterrey, Mexico. … [Read more...] about London to host Boston Red Sox clash with New York Yankees
Eleven is the best age to be a sports fan — old enough to appreciate what is going on, young enough not to be distracted by cynicism or hormones. Our sports teams and heroes are trapped in amber around then, forever in our hearts and minds. (Yes, I am talking to you, Tom Seaver.) So enjoy it, metropolitan-area 11-year-olds. This life stage comes around only once! Except . . . There is a problem, one not experienced by any prepubescent New York sports fans since 1921, meaning people who currently are 108 years old, give or take. When Saturday dawns, it will have been 2,281 sunrises since the Giants won Super Bowl XLVI, one day longer than the stretch between the Yankees winning the 1962 World Series and the Jets winning Super Bowl III. Until now, that mid-’60s drought had been the longest without a New York-area winner in the NFL, NBA, NHL or MLB since the baseball Giants went 16 years between World Series titles, in 1905 and ’21. That was the last time a pre-teen … [Read more...] about Which New York sports team will end the championship drought?
MANILA - The Philippine Airlines (PAL) will be flying directly from Manila to New York starting October this year, its spokesperson said Friday. The flag carrier will launch flights to the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York starting October 28, said PAL spokesperson Maria Cielo Villaluna. “We are no longer just a Manila-centric airline,” said PAL President Jaime Bautista during a recent press briefing in Davao City. “Our new aircraft and our new hubs are a winning combination that will help expand our market reach both domestically and worldwide," he added. Aside from New York, the airline will also mount flights from Manila to New Delhi and Mumbai in India, and to Sapporo in Japan before the year ends. Earlier this year, PAL was certified as the country's first 4-star airline. The flag carrier joined 42 other 4-star airlines on the list of Skytrax, a London-based international air transport rating organization. PAL becomes Philippines' first 4-star airline … [Read more...] about PAL to mount direct Manila-New York flights starting October