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Rangers won’t be extorted in potential Jack Eichel trade
There were no “We Don’t Want You!” chants from the Garden crowd aimed at Jack Eichel on Tuesday night, the way that Rick Nash was once serenaded when he came to town with the Blue Jackets a week ahead of the 2012 trade deadline. In fact, there was the occasional if somewhat faint, “We Want...
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Tom Brady spills beans on risky Lombardi Trophy toss
What was going through Tom Brady’s mind when he nearly threw the Lombardi Trophy into the river? Nothing. “I was not thinking at that moment,” a smiling Brady said Tuesday on “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” when asked about his ill-advised throw during the Buccaneers’ Super Bowl parade. Brady’s daughter, Vivian, could be...
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Derrick Rose-less Knicks ripped by Spurs, fall back to .500
The Knicks were without Derrick Rose — and a pulse. Ths pandemic season finally crushed the Knicks on Tuesday and demonstrated how a player can go from invisible to prominent in an eye-blink. Just a week ago, Frank Ntilikina hadn’t played since late December — felled by a knee sprain, COVID-19 protocols and being yanked...
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MLB will delay Triple-A season by a month
Major League Baseball will delay the start of the Triple-A season by at least a month, The Post’s Ken Davidoff confirmed. As expected, MLB will operate alternate sites similar to those used during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, which will cause the Triple-A delay, the league confirmed. “This is a prudent step to complete the major...
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Red-hot Islanders ruin Devils’ fans return to Prudential Center
NEWARK, N.J. — Semyon Varlamov made 28 saves and came within 14 seconds of his fourth shutout, and the red-hot Islanders beat the slumping Devils 2-1 on Tuesday night in New Jersey’s first home game with fans in almost a year. Rookie Oliver Wahlstrom broke a scoreless tie with a wicked wrist shot early in...
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Mets’ Brandon Nimmo embracing his spring training batting challenge
PORT ST. LUCIE — Brandon Nimmo will embrace every opportunity he receives to start against left-handers this spring. His first crack came Tuesday, when Nimmo went hitless in one at-bat against lefty Framber Valdez. Used as the DH in the Mets’ 2-0 victory at Clover Park, Nimmo finished 1-for-2. Last season Nimmo posted an anemic...
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Clint Frazier’s defensive confidence is at all-time high
TAMPA — If it looked like Clint Frazier was moving around better in the outfield last season, consider the weight he was no longer carrying with him as he chased down every ball hit his way. “Ultimately, I think I made enough plays in a row for me to have all the weight off my...
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Jets move on from disappointing lineman Henry Anderson
The Jets began trimming their roster on Tuesday, when they released defensive lineman Henry Anderson. The move cleared $8.2 million in salary-cap space for the Jets, bringing their estimated total to $76.1 million, the second-most in the NFL according to Over The Cap. The Jets are in position to be big spenders when free agency...
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NBA reveals All-Star skills, 3-point, dunk participants
Golden State’s Stephen Curry and Phoenix’s Devin Booker have been 3-point champions at All-Star weekend before, and they’ll try to win that trophy again Sunday. The NBA revealed the 15 players Tuesday who will be taking part in the other on-court events besides the All-Star Game in Atlanta, with the overwhelming majority of them pulling...
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Knicks’ Derrick Rose out due to COVID-19 protocols
Tom Thibodeau was asked who he would start when point guard Elfrid Payton (hamstring) returns from his hamstring injury. That’s now the least of his problems. After his media availability before Tuesday’s game in San Antonio, the Knicks announced recent starter Derrick Rose is out for health and safety COVID-19 protocols. It was not immediately...
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James Harden could be in for hostile return to Houston
When the Nets close out the first half of their season against the Rockets on Wednesday, the sports world will be watching James Harden’s return to Houston. Harden said he’s excited about his first visit back to a place he still calls home. How excited Houston will be to see him after he forced his...
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One spring training fan hasn’t forgotten Astros’ cheating
Observations from the Mets’ spring training game Tuesday afternoon: Fifty-fifty ball James McCann was 1 of 2 throwing out runners attempting to steal against him and Jordan Yamamoto. The Mets catcher threw out the Astros’ Freudis Nova attempting to steal second, but Myles Straw was successful in the same endeavor. Jerry’s return Lefty reliever Jerry...
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Seton Hall hoping fans return can provide NCAA tourney jolt
The timing couldn’t be better. Seton Hall enters Wednesday night badly in need of a victory, welcoming NCAA Tournament contender UConn to Prudential Center, and there will be fans in attendance for the first time in this pandemic-altered season. The Pirates will get a Senior Day with their supporters, a potential jolt for this experienced,...
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Creighton’s Greg McDermott apologizes for ‘plantation’ comment
Creighton men’s basketball coach Greg McDermott owned up to his “inappropriate” choice of words after Saturday’s loss to Xavier. McDermott, coach of the Blue Jays since 2010, shared his postgame words in a statement on Twitter. “Guys, we got to stick together,” he said. “We need both feet in. I need everybody to stay on...
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St. John’s in for crucial week that could tell us a lot
This purpose of this year was progress. Seeing that the plan was working. Proving this program, after two decades of inconsistency and wayward leadership, was finally on the right path. It started poorly for St. John’s and Mike Anderson, with a 1-5 record in the Big East. Then came a month of terrific basketball, six...
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Giants could target Kyle Van Noy after shocking Dolphins decision
At this time last year, it seemed the Giants and linebacker Kyle Van Noy might be a match. It did not happen. Now, the Giants have another shot at him and, given Joe Judge’s familiarity with Van Noy from their days together with the Patriots, you never know. After what appeared to be a successful...
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Jordan Montgomery getting Yankees pep talks from Andy Pettitte, CC Sabathia
SARASOTA, Fla. — Jordan Montgomery said he gets “random” texts from Andy Pettitte and CC Sabathia, a pair of former Yankee left-handers who led rotations in The Bronx for years. “They’re checking in on me, so they believe in me,” Montgomery said. “They always told me ‘You’re gonna be pitching for a long time. Just...
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Yoenis Cespedes showcase leaves teams as tempted as ever
FORT PIERCE, Fla. — If seven ballplayers, all wearing identical, bright red jerseys with the same name and number on the back, stand on a field together … If the owner of that name and number wears his cap backwards as he fields, throws and hits … If that same guy approaches a fly ball...
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How far JJ Watt went to hide his Arizona Cardinals decision
There were a lot of eyes on JJ Watt’s foray into NFL free agency. Pundits and fans everywhere suggested potential landing spots for the star pass rusher, and Watt played his big decision close to the chest — literally. Ahead of his now-viral social media post — a photo of Watt at a squat rack...
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Listen to Episode 35 of ‘Big Apple Buckets’: Knicks are Shocking the World feat. Charles Oakley
After the Knicks play the Spurs on Tuesday, they will be exactly halfway through the shortened 72-game season. If anyone told you that this team would be hovering around.500 at this point at the start of the season, you would have called them crazy. Tom Thibodeau’s team is playing hard, playing together and stifling teams...
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Russell Wilson fans flood family post with pleas about his NFL future
Some Seahawks fans are sleepless over Russell Wilson’s future in Seattle. On Tuesday, the 32-year-old quarterback posted a precious black-and-white photo to Instagram as he enjoyed a sweet moment with daughter Sienna, 3, whom he shares with wife Ciara. “My baby girl,” Wilson captioned the snapshot. While the shot has amassed over 105,000 “likes” and...
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Zlatan doubles down: LeBron James, athletes shouldn’t ‘do politics’
Less than a week after Zlatan Ibrahimovic said LeBron James should “do what you’re good at” and stay out of politics, the Swedish soccer player doubled down on his criticism Tuesday and continued to push the notion that athletes should just be athletes. “Athletes unite the world, politics divide it,” Ibrahimovic said at a news conference, per ESPN....
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Kyle Van Noy getting dumped by Dolphins in $51 million stunner
The NFL has yet another surprise before the new league year officially begins. The Miami Dolphins are planning on cutting linebacker Kyle Van Noy, according to ESPN, in a salary cap move that will save them almost $10 million in 2021. The move has yet to be completed and the team will try to trade...
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Son accuses Terry Francona of ‘covering up’ for Mickey Callaway as Indians drama spirals
Amid a detailed report from The Athletic outlining how Indians management must’ve known about the sexual harassment allegations the website brought to light against their former pitching coach Mickey Callaway, Cleveland manager Terry Francona’s son, Nick, has expressed his disappointment in his father and alluded to there being more indiscretions. “I was disappointed to read...
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Paige VanZant teases fight news after sharing sexy photo
Paige VanZant is ready for her next round. On Sunday, the 26-year-old fighter posed for a seductive shot on Instagram, one day before teasing her next Bare Knuckle FC fight. “Day dream or nightmare?” VanZant asked her 2.8 million followers while wearing a black bra and a thong. VanZant, who lost to Britain Hart in...
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Rangers will be at front of line when Sabres shop Jack Eichel
One thing Jack Eichel knew in approaching Tuesday’s match at the Garden against the Rangers is that he would not be serenaded by 18,000 fans with a “We Don’t Want You!” chant, the way Rick Nash was when he came to town with the Blue Jackets eight days ahead of the 2011-12 deadline and scored...
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Johnny Manziel wants to become a professional golfer now
From Browns failure to a green jacket? Johnny Manziel hopes to make the leap from the field to the green as a professional golfer, which he discussed on a recent episode of the “Green Light with Chris Long” podcast. “I’m giving myself 12 years to try and play professional golf,” Manziel, 28, said. Describing his...
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WWE’s Randy Orton rips Soulja Boy on Twitter for calling wrestling fake
In professional wrestling, fake is a four-letter word. So when rapper Soulja Boy recently wrote on Twitter “Rap game faker than WWE,” he started a firestorm that led to an intense Twitter beef between he and longtime WWE star Randy Orton. “Fake? Dare this p—k to step up,” Orton wrote. “He dont like movies? Consider...
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Yankees among teams scouting Yoenis Cespedes’ showcase
FORT PIERCE, Florida — Eleven teams, including the Yankees, had scouts on hand for Yoenis Cespedes’ workout as the slugging outfielder aims for another MLB chance. Cespedes, 35, was out on the field for 15 minutes taking fly balls in center and then left field. The former Met then took 20 minutes of batting practice....
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Scorned husband tried exposing Mickey Callaway — ‘D–k Pic Mick’ — after lewd photo
A former Mets employee told The Athletic that several people in the organization referred to then manager Mickey Callaway as “D–k Pic Mick” over disturbing accusations that he was sending lewd photos over text message to women. The website dropped a second bombshell report on Callaway on Tuesday as it continues to cover an alleged...
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