Report: Steve Cohen backing out of purchasing majority stake in Mets — HardballTalk | NBC Sports

Billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen was expected to purchase a majority stake in the Mets, but the deal has reportedly fallen through.

Report: Steve Cohen backing out of purchasing majority stake in Mets — HardballTalk | NBC Sports

TRAIKOS: Dangerous Maple Leafs team may not even make the playoffs — Toronto Sun

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TRAIKOS: Dangerous Maple Leafs team may not even make the playoffs — Toronto Sun

Off the record, the coach was confused.

This is a coach who has seen the Toronto Maple Leafs a lot this season. Seen them score a ton of goals. Seen how Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner have worked their magic on a line together, how William Nylander has rebounded after a miserable season and how Sheldon Keefe has freed the team offensively.

He’s seen them dominate. But at the same time, he’s also seen them grossly underachieve.

This could be a Stanley Cup winner, said the coach. Well, if they can reach the playoffs first.

“I actually don’t mind their team,” the Eastern Conference coach, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said of the Leafs during the All-Star break. “I can’t say that it’s a bad team. It’s a weird team.”

He then added: “I still wouldn’t want to face them in the first round.”

Clippers’ Doc Rivers says ‘we love our team right now’ as trade deadline approaches — Press Telegram

LOS ANGELES — As much time as fans spend pondering trade possibilities this time of year, Doc Rivers knows it’s heavy on players’ minds as well. “Players think more than a lot about stuff,” Rivers said before his Clippers faced the San Antonio Spurs on Monday – with the NBA’s trade deadline looming at noon…

Clippers’ Doc Rivers says ‘we love our team right now’ as trade deadline approaches — Press Telegram

Jaylen Brown’s Player Of The Week Honor ‘No-Brainer’ For Brad Stevens — NESN.com

Jaylen Brown has been on a tear since his All-Star snub, and Brad Stevens couldn’t be happier. The Boston Celtics guard was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week after an impressive three-game stretch, averaging 25 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. This marked the second time Brown came up with the honor in…

Jaylen Brown’s Player Of The Week Honor ‘No-Brainer’ For Brad Stevens — NESN.com