NEWARK, N.J. (AP) As Nico Hischier is discovering, being taken No. 1 in the NHL Draft has its perks. Since being selected by the New Jersey Devils with the top pick Friday night, Hischier has flown from Chicago to New Jersey, watched the New York Red Bulls play a MLS game and gone to a New York Yankees game. The Swiss center did a radio show Monday morning, met Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, visited a famous city deli to eat a new sandwich named after him and held his first major press conference at the Prudential Center, the home of the Devils.
The A’s sprung to life offensively in the late innings Sunday and polished off their first road sweep of 2017. They scored all five of their runs over the final three innings to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3, continuing an odd stretch of streakiness. The A’s swept the New York Yankees in four at the Coliseum, then turned around and dropped four in a row to the Houston Astros before arriving in Chicago and taking all three from the Sox. It’s their first sweep on the road since they won four in Kansas City from Sept. 12-15 of last season. The weekend’s events provided a morale boost for a team that began the series an American League-worst 9-25 away from home. The sweep also featured numerous
June 26, 2017 By Adam Van Brimmer - Mark Teixeira's Atlanta homecoming was brief. Parts of two seasons with the Atlanta Braves, little more than a layover between the franchise that drafted him out of Georgia Tech, the Texas Rangers, and the franchise that would pay him $180 million over the last eight years of his baseball playing career, the New York Yankees. His work on the diamond led him to the Bronx. His pursuits away from the field, meanwhile, set him up for another future homecoming. During his time with the Braves, Teixeira joined a group of investors and real estate developers interested in a blighted urban corridor west of Georgia Tech's campus in midtown. The City of Atlanta was developing