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Jets agree to deal with wide receiver Terrelle Pryor


The Jets did not land the former Redskins quarterback in free agency, but it looks like they are going to get one of his former wide receivers. Terrelle Pryor and the Jets agreed to terms on a deal Thursday night, according to a source.…

Jacoby Ellsbury does more than expected in first return game


FORT MYERS, Fla. — Three plate appearances when he was scheduled for two represents progress for Jacoby Ellsbury. It’s not likely going to keep him off the disabled list at the start of the season, but it was the high-priced center…

Aaron Boone: Gary Sanchez will catch every Yankees starter


FORT MYERS, Fla. — Don’t expect manager Aaron Boone to pair a starter with backup catcher Austin Romine like former skipper Joe Girardi often did with Jordan Montgomery last year. “I don’t like it, we will try and stay away from that,’’…

Jason Pierre-Paul’s Giants story was one of inspiration


He was the best damn 7 ¹/₂-fingered defensive end you will ever see, a kid from South Florida who seduced former general manager Jerry Reese with his pre-draft back flips. He was a Giant story of inspiration, coming back against all odds…

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Knicks veteran surprised Mark Jackson doesn’t have NBA job


Knicks point guard Jarrett Jack isn’t lobbying for the Knicks to hire Mark Jackson. He just knows some team should take that chance for next season. Jack told The Post he’s surprised Jackson hasn’t been scooped up after the Warriors fired…


Syracuse has no chance against Duke


BOSTON — A bird flew into my hotel window as I was making my picks. Make of that what you will. Duke (-11½) over Syracuse: The Blue Devils already have seen Jim Boeheim’s 2-3 zone — and are running an even better version of it themselves.…

Geno Auriemma is a bad winner and a bully


I don’t like bullies. Never did. Doesn’t matter if they’re Mike Francesa, Rex Ryan, LaVar Ball, Chris Christie, Bobby Knight or Popeye’s nemesis, Bluto. Blame my parents. That’s how they raised me, invoking the old “Treat others as you’d…


Texas Tech coach takes long road to Sweet 16


BOSTON — As the students at Texas Tech soaked up an 88-degree day back at campus, the Red Raiders arrived at TD Garden, surrounded by falling snow. But where else would they rather be? “I don’t want to waste a minute of this,” second-year…


Zack Wheeler may have pitched himself out of Mets’ rotation


PORT ST. LUCIE — Zack Wheeler had a chance Thursday to show the Mets he could be a capable rotation replacement, but instead, he might have secured a plane ticket to Las Vegas, home of the organization’s Triple-A affiliate. In an ugly…


Michigan mauls UNC killer Texas A&M in Sweet 16 blowout


LOS ANGELES — If they could even bring themselves to watch, Roy Williams and his North Carolina players had to be sick to their collective stomachs watching Michigan dismantle Texas A&M, 99-72, in Thursday night’s West Regional semifinal…

Loyola Chicago stuns Nevada as Cinderella reaches Elite Eight


ATLANTA — Loyola Chicago coach Porter Moser never doubted Marques Townes. Not when Townes scored only a combined 15 points in Loyola’s first two NCAA Tournament games. Not even with Loyola’s improbable tournament run hanging in the balance…

Knicks must now make a run at Kawhi Leonard

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ATLANTA — There’s going to come a time when the Knicks are going to have to roll up their sleeves, pound their chests, and say, “The hell with it. Let’s go.” There is no reward for the meek in the NBA. Patience is for priests. Maybe that…


Mets’ Curtis Granderson trade return is opening their eyes


PORT ST. LUCIE — Jacob Rhame is among the players with a vested interest in the number of relievers the Mets will carry to begin the season. As it stands, manager Mickey Callaway has indicated he is undecided if he will carry seven or…

The Yankees’ forgotten starter is trying to show he’s worthy

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Had things gone differently over the past few months, Jordan Montgomery likely would be getting ready to be the ace of the Triple-A RailRiders and provide big-league rotation depth. But Yu Darvish got six years and $126…


What trading Jason Pierre-Paul means for Giants’ draft and future

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At the end of a long flight, feeling tired, muscles stiff, there is the added annoyance of trudging down to the lower concourse to collect your belongings. Not so for Dave Gettleman. He is traveling lightly on his maiden Giants trip,…


Yankees get passionate over the myth of Gary Sanchez


TAMPA — Perception wins with Gary Sanchez and that perception is of indifference, which is part of the explanation of why he is so poor at blocking balls and the belief that as a catcher, he is a pretty good DH. But for the defense —…

Mika Zibanejad is rewarding $26 million worth of Rangers faith


PHILADELPHIA — This is the Mika Zibanejad the Rangers envisioned upon acquiring him (and a second-rounder) from Ottawa in exchange for Derick Brassard during the summer of 2016 and then when signing No. 93 to a five-year contract worth $26…


Jeff Hornacek is breaking over Knicks’ guard mess


MIAMI — Nobody knows how much input Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek has now in deciding on the team’s starting point guard. Management is on a mission to see what it has in newly acquired Emmanuel Mudiay, who has started 13 straight games out…


Hype builds for Bradley Chubb after Giants’ stunning JPP trade

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Could the Giants be replacing a club with a Chubb? After the Giants agreed to a surprising trade with the Buccaneers on Thursday morning, in which Jason Pierre-Paul was sent back to his native Florida, speculation immediately began that…


Giants trade JPP to Buccaneers in stunner

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The Giants said goodbye to one of their best pass rushers Thursday, possibly clearing the way for them to draft their next great pass rusher. The team traded defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to the Buccaneers in exchange for a third-round…

Thursday, Mar 22

Yankees played their Aaron Judge cards perfectly

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TAMPA — The decision to take it slow with Aaron Judge’s surgically repaired left shoulder at the beginning of spring training appears to have paid off. With five exhibition games remaining, Judge’s bat looks ready to open the season, which…

Mets have Jacob deGrom right where they want him for season


PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — The goal was to build up Jacob deGrom’s pitch count with a target of 80 pitches. The tall righty, who had a disrupted spring training because of lower back stiffness, got up to 88 pitches Wednesday in a simulated…

Knicks get back to losing but can’t gain any lottery ground


MIAMI — The Knicks won’t run the table. Their two-game win streak was snapped in South Beach as the playoff-bound Heat blew out the Knicks, 119-108, at AmericanAirlines Arena. Count it down as just 10 games remain to this melancholy…

Wednesday, Mar 21

Jets’ QB whirlwind begins with their eyes fixed on Sam Darnold

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LOS ANGELES — The Jets are on the quarterback express. A group of coaches and front office members took in USC’s Pro Day on Wednesday, watching quarterback Sam Darnold wow them in the rain. From here, they will travel to Laramie, Wyo., to…

Yankees’ Opening Day lineup beginning to take shape

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LAKELAND, Fla. — At 9:30 Tuesday morning the Blue Jays hadn’t named an Opening Day starter to face the Yankees on March 29 in Toronto, so Aaron Boone wasn’t ready to offer a glimpse of what his lineup will look like. Not long after Boone…

Yankees’ plan to fix Gary Sanchez’s problem begins with a wristband


Last Thursday, Gary Sanchez used a wristband during a spring training game for the first time. It was a concept the Yankees discussed last year in an attempt to offset sign-stealing and limit the number of times Sanchez had to stop action…

Rising Yankees prospect wins a job, but which one?

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LAKELAND, Fla. — Inside the Yankees’ organization, Tyler Wade had a chance to grab an Opening Day roster spot despite competing with stud prospect Gleyber Torres. Early in camp, it was apparent Torres would need more time at Triple-A…

Tuesday, Mar 20

Inside Giants’ draft thinking, which is leaning away from a QB


There are five weeks until the NFL draft, five weeks until the Giants are on the clock with one of the most fascinating decisions in their history, a crossroads for their fans, their franchise and their foundation. The player they take and…

Where else Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton cash could’ve gone


TAMPA — The Yankees upgraded a strength rather than address a potential weakness in the offseason because they believed Giancarlo Stanton was a better risk at 10 years and $265 million than Yu Darvish at close to half that commitment.…

Michigan hero saw Trey Burke’s miracle then went out and lived it


Trey Burke’s phone started buzzing, and all those March memories starting flooding back, the big shot he hit in the Sweet 16 five years ago to propel Michigan to overtime against Kansas, and eventually the Final Four. Everyone was asking…

Inside the Yankees-Red Sox London debut MLB really wants

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TAMPA — Big Ben is about to get some big baseball company in big Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and a regular-season series between the Yankees and their biggest rival, the Red Sox, if the timing and details can be worked out. According to…

Monday, Mar 19

Brandon Marshall in danger after Giants sign big receiver

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At one time, the Broncos had big hopes for Cody Latimer, making him their 2014 second-round draft pick out of Indiana. Four years and not much impact on the field later, the Giants are taking a chance on him, adding a tall receiver into a…

Tyronn Lue leaving Cavaliers amid mystery illness


The Cavaliers announced Monday morning that head coach Tyronn Lue would step down as coach for the time being. Lue has missed at least parts of the past three games due to an illness, including Saturday’s win over the Bulls, in which he…

This Knicks-Bulls Tank Bowl showdown is pitiful before it begins


NBA commissioner Adam Silver may want to take the subway from his NBA offices for a celebrity-row perch Monday when the Bulls visit the Garden for the “Tank Bowl.” It’s some of the little suspense left in another melancholy Knicks season…

Greg Bird is starting to quiet some whispering scouts


TAMPA — As the games that don’t count moved toward the ones that do, the buzz from the scouts who follow the Yankees was interesting. “It doesn’t look like he is confident,” one said. “He is not being very aggressive,” said another. Since…

Sunday, Mar 18

Beginning to narrow down which top QB Jets will draft

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When the Jets handed Todd Bowles and Mike Maccagnan two-year contract extensions at the end of a second straight 5-11 season in December, many viewed it as the Jets being content with mediocrity. Saturday, they showed that is not the case.…

Ntilikina gets fired up, as two-thirds of Knicks’ PG trio heat up


It is rare to see Frank Ntilikina get riled up. But after the reserved Knicks point guard scored his NBA-high 15 points in Saturday’s streak-busting Garden rout of Charlotte, the Frenchman didn’t like to hear Jeff Hornacek’s concern about…

A meaningless Aaron Judge game reveals how all-in these Yankees are


TAMPA — There was 6-foot-7 Aaron Judge at the Yankees minor league complex Saturday afternoon standing in left on Derek Jeter Field, a spot he has not played in the majors and only seven games in the minors. He was getting in five innings…

Giancarlo Stanton-Aaron Judge left field situation gains clarity


LAKELAND, Fla. — Since Giancarlo Stanton has played left field in exhibition games and Aaron Judge has five innings of a minor league game at the position (on Saturday), it sounds as if Boone will be using Stanton in left on the days the…