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This game was for Giants die-hards, who really aren’t crazy

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Surely, you had to answer to your friends this week, to your family, maybe to the Voice of Reason in your own head that kept asking you these past few days: “Have you lost your flippin’ mind?” Surely as you made the endless walk from the…

The Yankees may have a Shohei Ohtani recruiting secret weapon


Shohei Ohtani would be the most sought-after offensive player to go from Japan to the majors since Hideki Matsui in 2003, and the former Yankee hopes Ohtani is able to make the leap next season. “I’ve only been able to see him on TV, but…

Roger Lewis channels Odell Beckham as Giants pull out OT stunner

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Well, that was unexpected. Last week, Ben McAdoo insisted fans who made the trek to MetLife Stadium on Sunday would be treated to a “great show.” Though the show may not have been great, the result was — at least for fans who aren’t pining…

Steve Kerr’s solution for Trump and LaVar Ball silence


Steve Kerr is done with President Trump’s Twitter-spat with LaVar Ball, with the Golden State coach saying we would all be better if the outspoken pair would just pipe the heck down. “Modern life,” Kerr could only shrug before his Warriors…

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Ex-Knicks fan favorite retires for life with Caroline Wozniacki

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David Lee called it a career with some literal fireworks. The former two-time All-Star, Knicks first-round pick and Warriors world champion announced his retirement on Sunday with an Instagram post, saying his 12 seasons in the NBA were…


Trump says he should have left UCLA players in jail

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President Trump said Sunday he “should have left” three UCLA basketball players “in jail” after the father of one of the hoopsters implied he had nothing to do with getting the trio released from shoplifting charges in China. “Now that the…


Here’s the second chance for ESPN reporter who became a viral joke

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Everything is going smoothly, and Sergio Dipp is having the time of his life. The reporter returned to English-speaking ESPN on Sunday for the first time since his memorable, brief flop during Week 1 of the NFL season, when he conducted an…


Inside the experimental summer that left Porzingis a superstar


From safaris to boxing, it was an eclectic summer for Kristaps Porzingis beyond the European Championships. Though LeBron James now knows he can’t mess with Enes Kanter and Frank Ntilikina, King James may need to be wary of “The Lion…


Giants and Jets GMs watch Darnold, Rosen put on a show


LOS ANGELES — After Sam Darnold met up with Josh Rosen at midfield, the Southern California quarterback climbed the stepladder for possibly the final time, holding the sword aloft and leading the Trojans’ band while the student section…


Giants need leadership or this disaster will get even worse


Harry wasn’t having it. Here were the Giants — his Giants — trailing 10-7 to the lowly Lions, and the increasingly impatient fans at Giants Stadium were not happy. Harry Carson, the ferocious inside linebacker and team captain, was not…

Most passionate Giants fan of all time weighs in on this season

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I received the email at 1:26 p.m. Sunday, about three hours before kickoff for the Giants’ 31-21 loss to the 49ers, which would drop them to 1-8 and into a deeper downward spiral than they’ve been in decades. It came from a Post reader…

Spencer Dinwiddie’s new reality: Assignment vs. Stephen Curry


As Stephen Curry’s name was brought up after practice Saturday afternoon, all Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie could do was chuckle. It’s a rude welcome to life as a starting point guard in the NBA. Dinwiddie’s first gift was a matchup with…

Rangers are skidding and know they must improve in two areas


COLUMBUS, Ohio — As the old adage goes, you’re never as good as when you’re on a winning streak and never as bad as when you’re on a losing streak. But that poor stretch to begin the season has cut down on the Rangers’ margin for error.…

Islanders hang on to avoid a would-be brutal loss


TAMPA, Fla. — Islanders coach Doug Weight had a simple message after a big lead was slipping away: Stay calm. Anders Lee scored twice and the Islanders held on after nearly blowing a four-goal lead, beating the Lightning 5-3 Saturday night…


Monmouth guard’s journey: Overcoming hurdles to a leading man


Micah Seaborn wasn’t going to let the game be taken from him again. The scars from two years prior were still fresh, when the 6-foot-5 guard moved from Texas to play at Monmouth — the school he didn’t know existed until then-assistant…


Giants GM Jerry Reese getting up-close look at Darnold, Rosen


The first round of the 2018 NFL draft is April 26, and there is a good chance the 1-8 Giants will have one of the top three picks. That scenario is why the presence of general manager Jerry Reese at Saturday night’s USC-UCLA game at the…

Baker Mayfield throws a crotch-grabbing tantrum

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Baker Mayfield is here to be your College Football Playoff villain. Or if not, he sure did a good impression of the bad guy Saturday while leading No. 3 Oklahoma (10-1) to a 41-3 deconstruction of unranked Kansas (1-10). Throughout the…

Luke Walton: Lakers teammate talked to fight-bailing Lonzo Ball


Rookie Lonzo Ball is still learning the NBA ropes, which apparently includes how to respond to an on-court scuffle. According to Lakers’ coach Luke Walton, a teammate spoke with Ball about his blasé reaction to an altercation during Friday…


St. John’s, Seton Hall have plan to make long shots pay off


The names aren’t flashy. The recruiting classes aren’t at the top of any rankings lists. There aren’t enough stars attached to these players to make fans swoon. But when the early signing period came to a close Wednesday, St. John’s and…

Chris Woodward: What Dodgers taught me could help Yankees


In the Yankees’ search for the next A.J. Hinch or Dave Roberts, they went to someone who’s coached alongside Roberts with the Dodgers the past two years, Chris Woodward. Like Roberts, Woodward is young, played in the majors and has some…

Sunday, Nov 19

Yankees free up 40-man roster spot in three-pitcher trade

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Facing some difficult decisions with who to keep on the 40-man roster, the Yankees traded right-hander Nick Rumbelow to the Mariners in exchange for a pair of minor-league pitchers. The Yankees would have had to protect Rumbelow on the…

Saturday, Nov 18

Why Hensley Meulens has all the intangibles: Buck Showalter


Buck Showalter coached Hensley Meulens from the time Meulens was in the instructional league as a young minor leaguer until 1993, when the two were in The Bronx, but it’s what Meulens has done since then that makes Showalter optimistic…

MLB needs to embrace its own potential unicorns


Five years ago, the idea of an NBA full of 7-footers who protect the rim on one end and regularly take and make 3-pointers on the other would have seemed crazy. Except here are Kristaps Porzingis and Joel Embid, DeMarcus Cousins and Karl…

LaVar Ball dismisses idea of Donald Trump helping his son

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Donald Trump got the thank yous he wanted from three UCLA players caught shoplifting in China. The father of the most famous player won’t be doing so anytime soon, it appears. LaVar Ball didn’t have much time for the idea that the…

Porzingis struggles mightily as Knicks pounded by Raptors

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TORONTO — The road has been a misery for the Knicks — and for Kristaps Porzingis. With Porzingis’ shooting slump reaching a third game Friday night, the Knicks got whipped by the Raptors, losing their eighth straight game to Toronto in a…

Friday, Nov 17

Yankees talk to Aaron Boone, who has one potential flaw

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Aaron Boone knows perhaps the most significant challenge he has to overcome to be hired as the next Yankees’ manager is the fact he never has coached or managed. Hal Steinbrenner referenced that Wednesday, when he said “it would be a…

‘Bob Kraft is a p—y compared to me’: The shot that ignited NFL’s civil war

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The Ezekiel Elliott suspension is what sent a teetering NFL power share into a full-out civil war, ESPN.com reports on a lengthy piece on the state of the league. And Cowboys owner Jerry Jones fired the first shot in emphatic fashion. “I’m…

Knicks’ good start can be traced to this surprising upgrade

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Yes, the Knicks rallied and beat Utah by cramming 29 points into the fourth quarter Wednesday with 14 from Tim Hardaway Jr. And yes, it was the fifth time, fourth time in six games, this season the offense rallied from a double-digit…

Aaron Judge gets crushed in MVP letdown

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Jose Altuve got the best of Aaron Judge in the ALCS. Now, he’s beaten him out for American League MVP, too. The Houston second baseman was named AL MVP on Thursday, less than a month after the Astros won the World Series, as Judge couldn’t…

Thursday, Nov 16

The five-part argument for Mets making an Eric Hosmer splash


ORLANDO, Fla. — The Mets’ most direct route back to Playoffville features enough tolls to fill the Florida Turnpike from Wildwood to Florida City. Just as important, the same path will take them back to a locale (of sorts) where they have…

Yankees in surprising push for once-celebrated prospect


ORLANDO, Fla. — The Yankees are still trying to make a trade or two before the Monday deadline to freeze 40-man rosters for December’s Rule 5 draft, and one player who has surprisingly caught their attention is Texas’ Jurickson Profar. The…

How Knicks overcame a hangover to prove they matter again

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The people rose and they roared and they were in no hurry to rush to the exits, because these are the nights when Madison Square Garden really can feel like the city’s aorta. These are the fourth-quarter nights when the Knicks remind you…

Hardaway’s and Porzingis’ late heroics propel Knicks past Jazz

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Tim Hardaway Jr. is fast becoming the Knicks’ reliable second option to Kristaps Porzingis, and Wednesday he was the first. For the third time in eight days at the Garden, the Knicks rallied from a double-digit second-half deficit to…

Wednesday, Nov 15

Breaking down the Judge-Altuve faceoff in AL MVP race


A month ago, Jose Altuve said he’d “probably” vote for Aaron Judge for American League MVP if given the chance, endorsing the rookie right fielder while Altuve and the Astros faced the Yankees in the ALCS. Altuve’s manager, A.J. Hinch,…

‘Mad Dog’ Russo: Scott ‘urinated’ on media and shouldn’t replace Francesa

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Chris Russo said he should keep his mouth shut, but the Mad Dog couldn’t help spending another day ragging on Bart Scott, one of the three new hosts who will replace Mike Francesa on WFAN’s afternoon show. “I gotta be honest, I’m actually…

Mike Golic nearly retired at height of ‘Mike & Mike’ controversy

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In the heat of the “Mike & Mike” breakup rumors earlier this year, Mike Golic considered retirement. Eighteen of Golic’s 22 years at ESPN were spent talking sports with one person, and before he knew what his next step would be, the radio…

Yankees likely to interview Dodgers 3B coach for managerial job

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The Yankees are seriously considering bringing in Dodgers third-base coach Chris Woodward to interview for their manager’s job. The Yankees have believed they would cap interviews at five or six for the position and so far…