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Luis Severino gem, Brett Gardner blast propel Yankees

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SEATTLE — From Albatross to Ace. In less than a year that is the road Luis Severino has traveled and easily would be the Yankees’ choice to pitch in a do-or-die game if one surfaces in late September or October. Pitted against Felix…

It’s a waste of the Yankees’ time to keep playing Jacoby Ellsbury


SEATTLE — The future is staring the Yankees in the face. They had better pay attention to what they see. Playing Jacoby Ellsbury in center field is a waste of time right now. Slide Brett Gardner to center, let Clint Frazier play left with…

Derrick Rose mulls deals from 3 teams and none are the Knicks


The viability and interest in a Derrick Rose return to the Knicks may often have been “overstated,” according to one league source, but the door never really was slammed shut by either side. There was always a “just in case” scenario. Well…

Cashman: Yankees will ‘send Frazier out’ when Hicks returns


SEATTLE — Nobody knows when Aaron Hicks will come off the disabled list. But when all the Yankees outfielders are healthy, Clint Frazier will be the odd man out. “Send Frazier out,’’ general manager Brian Cashman said via phone Thursday…

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Asdrubal Cabrera likely to play third as trade suitors line up


Asdrubal Cabrera’s trade market is developing better than the Mets could have anticipated. According to an industry source, several suitors have emerged for the veteran infielder, who is among the team’s primary candidates to be dealt…


Rich Eisen: If Jets really want to tank, play Christian Hackenberg


Rich Eisen is in the ideal place to view this Jets season: thousands of miles away. The Los Angeles-based NFL Network host and longtime Jets fan reeled off the training-camp storylines he was most looking forward to, with teams reporting…


What a British Open title would mean to Ian Poulter


SOUTHPORT, England — Ian Poulter has become known for a lot of things. Winning golf tournaments, particularly major championships, has not been one of them. Poulter, who has just two career PGA Tour wins and none since 2012, has built his…

SNY reporter on the reeling Mets and succeeding Kevin Burkhardt


SNY reporter Steve Gelbs talks with The Post’s Justin Terranova about covering a losing team, Twitter hate and the biggest challenge of working alongside Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling. Q: How is it different covering a team…


Jets’ top pick Jamal Adams signs rookie contract


The Jets are in rebuilding mode and are counting on Jamal Adams, their first-round pick, to be a cornerstone piece to the rebuild. The rookie safety will report to his first NFL training camp on time, July 28, as he signed his rookie…

‘Pinnacle meet of the year’: Saratoga opens for 40-day event


The late sports columnist Red Smith directed readers to Saratoga Race Course by writing, “From New York City you drive north for about 175 miles, turn left on Union Avenue and go back 100 years.” That captures this iconic track, which was…


These two intriguing Mets are playing for their futures


Maybe there is a miracle left in these Mets after all. Just kidding. Let’s talk about Wilmer Flores and T.J. Rivera. The Mets received a gift of a win Thursday afternoon at Citi Field, 3-2 over the Cardinals in walk-off style, when St.…


Give up on Greg Bird? Remember Simms and Ewing?


Greg Bird just might be Nick Johnson. But what if he is Phil Simms or Patrick Ewing? Remember how unenlightened we were back in the 1980s when Simms and Ewing began their careers beset by injuries and were tagged as prone to being hurt.…


A rare peek at the surprisingly funny Nets billionaire owner


At a time when U.S.-Russian relations seemingly go from bad to worse every day, enter Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov and his deadpan comedic stylings. Prokhorov appeared on “The Late Show” Wednesday night for the third day of “Russia Week.”…


Mets steal win behind Cardinals blunder and Jose Reyes’ legs


Jose Reyes’ goal of finishing his career with the Mets seemed more realistic last month, when he wasn’t producing. Back then Reyes was in danger of receiving a pink slip that might have ended his major league career. But for the last five…


Yankees GM assures Dellin Betances is safe


Brian Cashman pushed back against the rumor that the Yankees could deal Dellin Betances for starting pitching. In an interview on Sirius XM Thursday morning, the Yankees GM told hosts Jim Bowden and Sam Ryan in no uncertain terms: “I have…


Josh McCown’s message to the Jets many doubters


Someone has faith in the Jets roster after all. Josh McCown, journeyman NFL quarterback and current favorite to win the opening-day job, expressed his frustration with the lack of respect the Jets have been getting this offseason, in which…


Kaepernick debate sparks ESPN-Fox Sports ‘PC’ feud

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Everyone’s favorite love-to-hate talking heads can thank Colin Kaepernick for giving them another reason to yell at each other. The shouting crossed enemy lines on Wednesday when Fox Sports’ Jason Whitlock called out ESPN’s Damien Woody…

Derrick Rose is Cavaliers’ desperate attempt to save offseason


Will this make LeBron James happy? Derrick Rose is in


Quincy Enunwa’s next step will be the most difficult


As the Jets get close to training camp, I am going to examine the roster and give you my top 25 players. Each weekday, we will reveal another person on the list, leading right into camp. I am not including rookies on this list because I do…


Mets have landed in a smaller dildo controversy

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Thor’s hammer took on an entirely new meaning when the Mets released a photo of their Noah Syndergaard bobblehead, to be given out to the first 15,000 fans attending Saturday’s game. The bobblehead, which styles Syndergaard as the Nordic…

Thursday, Jul 20

‘He’s back home again’: Todd Frazier’s career comes full circle


Nineteen years later, Todd Frazier will be back on the Yankee Stadium infield. Only this time, he won’t be a visitor. Frazier, the New Jersey native who won a Little League World Series in 1998 and stood next to Derek Jeter when his team…

Blazers stars emerge with alleged Carmelo insight: ‘He’s interested’

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Time is a four-letter word. But so are talk and hope. While Carmelo Anthony apparently doesn’t want to talk about extending his stay with the Knicks, who feel time is on their side, another team, Portland, emerged with hope of landing the…

Wednesday, Jul 19

Todd Frazier is kicking Chase Headley out


MINNEAPOLIS — When the Yankees acquired Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle from the White Sox on Tuesday night, they believed the club was better than before the deal. Yet, the first move after the trade involves Chase Headley…

Sonny Gray? Marco Estrada? Plotting the Yankees’ next step

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The Yankees will continue to monitor the trade market between now and July 31. But there is a strong likelihood their most significant deal came 12 days before the deadline, when they obtained Todd Frazier, Tommy Kahnle and David Robertson…

The overlooked strikeout machine who returns to Yankees cured

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David Robertson isn’t the only familiar face the Yankees received in their blockbuster deal with the White Sox Tuesday night. Relief pitcher Tommy Kahnle started his career as a Yankee, a fifth-round pick in 2010 who spent three years in…

Seven takeaways from Yankees’ big trade with White Sox

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The Yankees were determined to improve their 2017 playoff chances and 2018 roster all while not devastating 2019 and beyond. They believed they threaded that needle Tuesday by obtaining Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle from…

Tuesday, Jul 18

Carmelo doesn’t want to talk to Knicks, just be traded

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The only talk Carmelo Anthony wants to hear is trade talk. One day after the Knicks new management team stated Carmelo Anthony potentially could return, it appears Anthony still has no desire to talk with Knicks president Steve Mills and…

Lucas Duda might have just blasted his way to the Yankees

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Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey began Day 1 of their respective comebacks by throwing 70 feet. No need to rush back, fellas. This Mets’ season now officially belongs to the scouts and the trade market. And like clockwork, a bevy of scouts…

The latest sad chapter in Yoenis Cespedes’ dud season


Citi Field swelled with anticipation. The tying run was at the plate, and Yoenis Cespedes was ahead in the count, 3-0, against Brett Cecil. A comeback seemed possible. But with one swing, Cespedes emptied the ballpark, reminding the crowd…

There was something missing from Knicks’ talk: stupidity


There were promises of hard work and development and cooperation. And there were no grandiose promises of titles, no sickening arrogance when résumés were rubbed in everyone’s face and definitely no follow-up tweets that an ancient…

Monday, Jul 17

Very different Knicks braintrust says only one way Carmelo leaves

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Well, that was very diplomatic. In even-keeled tones so opposite those of the departed Phil Jackson, new Knicks president Steve Mills said he won’t buy out Carmelo Anthony, allowed the possibility of him being on the Knicks next season but…

Mets should let a Jacob deGrom trade offer blow them away


You own a house. You love the house. It is the keeper, the one you bought with the plan to raise a family there. But you also paid attention in Economics 101 the day the professor mentioned that when supply is low and demand is high,…

Insider reveals how clueless Conor McGregor was at press tour


Former UFC star-turned-combat sports analyst Brendan Schaub has revealed the secrets of the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor press tour. Schaub, who worked for Showtime during the Los Angeles, New York and Toronto legs of the Mayweather…

Are Mets sheltering Amed Rosario from Asdrubal Cabrera?


Maybe baseball isn’t at the forefront of why Amed Rosario remains in Las Vegas. Possibly, the Mets are keeping him in the minor leagues to avoid turmoil. According to a report in the Bergen Record, the Mets and general manager Sandy…

Sunday, Jul 16

Now Blazers star openly recruits Carmelo with Instagram pic

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Portlandia, anyone? Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum is the latest attempting to sway Carmelo Anthony, posting an Instagram picture Sunday of the Knicks forward in a Blazers uniform, a week after a Rockets player used the same method to…

What this hard-fought win really says about these Yankees

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BOSTON — “These games are really bad if you lose them,” a smiley Starlin Castro said Saturday night, moments after the Yankees wrapped up a 16-inning, 4-1 victory over the Red Sox at Fenway Park — seven innings after Jacoby Ellsbury pinch…

Yankees outlast rival Red Sox in 16-inning marathon win


BOSTON — When it finally was over, after almost six hours of baseball, the Yankees would not run away from the magnitude of Saturday’s victory over the Red Sox. Left for dead by Chris Sale and three outs away from a loss that would have…

The team-building failure on new Knicks GM’s résumé


The tandem of president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry heading the Knicks front office is expected to be kinder, gentler and friendlier. According to sources, the duo will be a lot more available to the media. While Phil…