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Edwin Diaz works out of jam to close out Mets’ win

MIAMI — Edwin Diaz thought he had the start of a game-ending double play. But when the Mets closer caught Brian de la Cruz’s grounder in the top of the ninth inning Monday and turned toward second base, he noticed no one covering the base. Diaz changed direction and threw to first base, but it […]

Mets’ second half success rests on Kodai Senga and Edwin Diaz

The Mets have 67 games remaining to play to maintain or improve on their current playoff position, and the contributions of two former All-Star pitchers would be tantamount to achieving that once-unthinkable goal. Starting pitcher Kodai Senga hasn’t pitched in the majors this season because of shoulder and triceps injuries, and closer Edwin Diaz has […]

Nate Diaz sues Fanmio for $9 million after Masvidal fight

Fan-favorite UFC star and boxer Nate Diaz is suing digital company FanMio and its CEO for not paying him a large portion of his fight money after a recent boxing bout. Diaz defeat Fellow MMA star Jorge Masvidal turned boxer late on the night of July 6, 2024. The fighter appeared to have made a […]

A contrite Edwin Diaz earns save for Mets in first game back after suspension

PITTSBURGH — Edwin Diaz apologized to his Mets teammates after learning he would be suspended 10 games for violating MLB’s sticky substances rules. “I apologized to my team because it meant I was out for 10 games. I didn’t pitch that day so it was effectively 11 games,” Diaz said Saturday. “After that, everybody was […]

Mets’ Edwin Diaz vows to do ‘same thing’ despite sticky substance ban

PITTSBURGH — Edwin Diaz plans to follow the script. The Mets closer, who was suspended 10 games for violating MLB rules regarding sticky substances, maintained his innocence upon his return Saturday and said he saw no reason to change his methodology. Diaz said he was using a mixture of rosin, sweat and dirt when he […]

Nate Diaz defends Dana White on fighter pay

UFC legend Nate Diaz has defended the company’s president, Dana White, against criticism that he doesn’t pay his fighters enough. “All About SmokeDuring a podcast called “White’s Fighters” featuring former NBA players Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, the hosts commented that White has been “under-accused” of “underpaying his fighters.” Diaz explained that when he started […]

Mets’ Edwin Diaz won’t appeal 10-game sticky-stuff suspension

Edwin Diaz doesn’t want to fight the system. The Mets closer will not appeal the 10-game suspension he received following his ejection for a sticky substance at Wrigley Field on Sunday night and will be suspended starting with Tuesday night’s Subway Series opener against the Yankees. The 30-year-old Diaz is eligible to return for Game […]

Mets’ Edwin Diaz suspended 10 games for sticky-stuff violation

Edwin Diaz was punished on Monday and the Mets could be short on personnel for the next 10 games. Diaz was suspended 10 games by the league’s senior vice president of field operations, Michael Hill, a day after he was ejected for violating MLB’s foreign body rules following an umpire’s test. The Mets closer was […]

Mets’ Edwin Diaz will use same thing’ despite sticky-stuff ejection

Edwin Diaz wouldn’t change a thing. The Mets closer was ejected from the team’s 5-2 win over the Cubs on Sunday night at Wrigley Field in Chicago after umpires tested his hands for a sticky substance. Diaz came on to the mound in the ninth inning to try to close out the game, but ended […]

Mets stifling Cubs to win series dampened by Edwin Diaz ejection

CHICAGO — What should have been a feel-good performance and a good run into the Subway Series for the Mets turned into a demoralizing win Sunday night. Edwin Diaz was ejected after entering the bottom of the ninth inning after umpires inspected his right hand and glove and determined he had violated MLB’s rules regarding […]