After taking a 3-0 lead on Eric Hosmer's RBI single in the sixth, the Royals were able to withstand the Giants' late rally and hold on to claim a 3-2 win in Game 3. Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon each tallied RBIs for Kansas City. The Royals now hold a 2-1 World Series advantage.
Looking to halt a three-game losing streak, the Devils turned to Cory Schneider against the Stars. Schneider stopped 35 shots, but New Jersey dropped its 18th straight shootout as the team succumbed to Dallas, 3-2. Eric Gelinas and Damien Brunner each tallied goals for the Devils.
In the final tuneup of the preseason, Carmelo Anthony carried the load offensively for the Knicks, scoring a game-high 24 points. However, his offensive efforts weren't enough as New York squandered an eight-point lead and fell in its preseason finale to the Raptors, 83-80.
The Mets will not be changing managers, according to Jeff Wilpon. This statement comes in light of reports that free agent Joe Maddon may be interested in managing the Mets. Manager Terry Collins' deal runs through next season and has a team option for 2016.
Montreal native Anthony Duclair will make his hometown debut on Saturday night when the Rangers take on the Canadiens. Head coach Alain Vigneault thinks the 19-year-old "will be fine," noting that Duclair has a knack for asking teammates and coaches the right questions.
The Nets and 76ers traded point guards on Friday, with Marquis Teague and a 2019 second-round pick getting shipped to Philadelphia in exchange for Casper Ware. Teague's contract is guaranteed, while Brooklyn can cut Ware without owing him any money.
Manager Joe Maddon has opted out of his contract with the Rays, the team announced on Friday. New York was viewed as a possible landing spot for Maddon, but Jeff Wilpon quickly shot down those rumors. Terry Collins will return as the Mets' manager in 2015.