Ian O'Connor

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Why best may be yet to come for Mets star

Edwin Diaz just earned his 200th save at age 28. The GOAT, Mariano Rivera, earned his 200th at age 31.

Mets star may end up being worth $341 million after all

The 28-year-old Francisco Lindor acts like a ballplayer who might end up being worth the 10-year, $341-million deal after all.

Buck Showalter deserves this season

Early in the public portion of his Citi Field workday — the pregame press conference — Buck Showalter brought up the fickle forces of fate. “I always say if you...

'You always want to think we can do the unthinkable': Saint Peter's faces reality after the glory

It was "the greatest upset and run in the history of American sports," as one rival coach put it. Now it's the toughest act to follow in the history of...

Kevin Durant is making Nets look like NBA joke once again

The Brooklyn Nets absolutely deserve this no-ring circus, and every absurd sideshow that defines it.

Brian Daboll treasures 'humbling' first Giants moment

Coaches get so locked into that process that they don’t often break away and appreciate the small things for the big things they really are.

Daniel Jones has no excuses

More than anything, it’s time for Jones to show why the Giants drafted him in the first place.

Mets closer reaches new level as Buck Showalter's gutsy call pays off

It actually felt like the Mets won two games Thursday night. One against Atlanta, and one against the notion that Edwin Diaz couldn’t do what he just did.

Aaron Judge to take center stage for Yankees once trade-deadline fever ends

Aaron Judge’s home-run derby is that dog-days cause.

Jets core must at least prove this realistic goal to fans

Jets fans aren’t asking for a parade. They are only asking for a reprieve, something the team should be good enough to give them.