The Coyotes, the Canucks and the Flames took up residency in the metropolitan area over the past two weeks but did more than visit the Devils, the Islanders and the Rangers.
Henrik Samuelsson, the son of the Rangers assistant coach Ulf Samuelsson, made his N.H.L. debut against the Rangers, who are tied with the Islanders atop the Metropolitan Division after Thursday’s win.
Under a thin veil of normalcy, Alex Rodriguez returned to the Yankees’ practice field as he and his teammates delicately navigated questions about his place on the team.
Scherzer, the 2013 A.L. Cy Young Award winner, is focused on improving after joining the Nationals, who gave him the largest free-agent pitching contract in major league history.
The City University of New York Athletic Conference basketball tournament, a colorful thread in the city’s fabric, concludes on Friday, when the 50th Dutch Shoe will be awarded.