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Gary Sanchez hopes body holds up for short Yankees season
The mind is willing, but will Gary Sanchez’s body allow him to stay on the field during MLB’s 60-game season, scheduled to start July 23 in Washington? When spring training vanished on March 12 due to the coronavirus, Sanchez was over a back problem but away from the Yankees’ clubhouse due to the flu. Shortly...
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Jets’ Breshad Perriman, Folorunso Fatukasi and Kyle Phillips primed for breakouts
Third of five-part series — a Jets trio of note. The Jets enter the 2020 season still with a lot of question marks about their roster. General manager Joe Douglas has begun his rebuild through free agency and April’s draft, but finding sure things on the Jets roster is hard to do. They are going...
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Steelers will require fans to wear masks — if spectators allowed
The Pittsburgh Steelers will require fans to wear masks at Heinz Field this season — if spectators ultimately are allowed at games. “Our goal is to still have fans at Heinz Field this year with the understanding that social distancing, as well as all fans being required to wear masks, will play a role in...
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Mets reliever Brad Brach among those not yet at spring 2.0
Brad Brach’s absence in Mets camp was confirmed Wednesday. The veteran reliever has not worked out with the team since spring training 2.0 began on Friday, according to manager Luis Rojas, who said he would provide no further details. A day earlier, Rojas confirmed reliever Jared Hughes, who was signed last week, has not appeared...
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Yankees’ Clint Frazier battling ‘a little plantar fasciitis’
Through two Yankees intrasquad games, Clint Frazier hasn’t surfaced in the outfield due to a foot problem — though it wasn’t serious enough to keep him from being a DH. “Clint has had a little plantar fasciitis, but it really hasn’t held him back,. We have held him back in the early going of getting...
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Toronto and Edmonton confirmed as NHL’s hub sites
The NHL and NHL Players Association’s memorandum of understanding for a new collective bargaining agreement confirms Toronto and Edmonton were selected as hub cities for the return-to-play tournament, with Eastern teams, including the Rangers and Islanders, competing in Toronto and Western teams in Edmonton, according to TSN. The conference finals and Stanley Cup finals, per...
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Raheem Mostert requests trade from 49ers
San Francisco 49ers postseason breakout star Raheem Mostert requested a trade from the team after being unable to renegotiate his contract. Agent Brett Tessler made the request public on Wednesday after talks with the 49ers failed to lead to a new deal to replace the three-year contract Mostert signed in 2019 when he was still...
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Nurse and mother of four killed trying to help car crash victim in Kentucky
A 36-year-old mother of four is dead after stopping to help a driver who was in a traffic accident in Boone County, Kentucky. Ana Kincart, who worked as a nurse at VA clinic in nearby Lawrenceburg, Indiana, was driving to work when she stopped to check on the driver of a car that she witnessed...
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Man who dumped trash on lawn over Trump flag arrested in New Jersey
A New Jersey man with “disdain” for President Trump was arrested for repeatedly dumping his garbage on the lawn of a homeowner who displayed a Trump flag, a report said. Richard Keller, 58, of Franklin Borough, is accused of tossing his rubbish at a Sparta Township home on numerous occasions over the past four months,...
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Glee star Naya Rivera goes missing while boating in California
Authorities have been searching for Rivera, who according to her son, never got back inside the boat after the two went swimming
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Miguel Andujar has no problem being Yankees’ utility guy
You would think staring down Mike Trout from the pitching mound would be the answer. Or attempting to figure out what well-above-average pitch Gerrit Cole was going to throw to make you look ill. Yet, many players will tell you the most difficult thing to accomplish at baseball’s highest level is changing positions once in...
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MLS returns after 8-minute, 46-second moment of silence
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Nani called it beautiful and emotional. He wasn’t talking about either goal he played a part in during Orlando City’s 2-1 victory over Inter Miami on Wednesday night. Nearly 200 players took the field for an 8-minute, 46-second moment of silence to protest racial injustice before Major League Soccer’s return to action....
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Shorthanded Net will be relying on Caris LeVert to lead
For long stretches over the past two seasons, the Nets have been without Caris LeVert because of injuries. So naturally, now that the team is falling apart at the seams because of coronavirus, opt-outs and injuries, the Nets will turn to LeVert to shoulder the load in Orlando, Fla. The 25-year-old guard is in for...
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California waitress explains why she canceled tech CEO’s racist rant at Asian family
The California waitress who confronted a Silicon Valley tech CEO during his racist tirade against an Asian family said Wednesday that she “did what needed to be done.” Gennica Cochran, a server at Lucia restaurant in Carmel Valley, recalled in an interview with KGO-TV what led her to defend Jordan Chan and her family on...
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TSA improves COVID-19 safety precautions after whistleblower complaint
The Transportation Security Administration has improved coronavirus protection for airport screeners after a TSA official accused the agency of endangering travelers, the whistleblower’s lawyer said Wednesday. The changes include requiring screeners to change or sanitize gloves after every time they pat down a passenger, and to wear face shields around travelers if there aren’t plastic...
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University of Delaware sued for Joe Biden’s Senate records
The Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF) and Judicial Watch announced on Wednesday that it is suing the University of Delaware for access to Joe Biden‘s Senate records. “The University of Delaware should stop protecting Joe Biden and provide the public access to his public records, as Delaware law requires,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton similarly stated....
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NYC shoe-repair shop that survived 9/11 now bouncing back from COVID-19 lockdown
Asimenia Polychronakis was determined to reopen Minas Shoe Repair in June, the 50th anniversary of the business her late father founded. Before the pandemic, the devoted daughter, 37, was planning a fitting tribute to her dad, Minas, an immigrant from Greece, who became internationally known after September 11 when his shop was destroyed in the...
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Gov. Cuomo sent 6,300 COVID-19 patients to nursing homes during pandemic
New York dispatched more than 6,300 recovering coronavirus patients into vulnerable nursing homes during the height of the pandemic, officials said this week. The transfers were made under a now-scrapped, highly criticized policy that barred nursing homes from refusing to take in COVID-19 patients — a directive from the Cuomo administration intending to free up...
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US tourist accused of fatally stabbing Rome cop says he was beaten in custody
One of the Bay Area students standing trial in Italy for the murder of a police officer said he was roughed-up in custody, according to a report on Wednesday. Finnegan Lee Elder, 20, told his dad and lawyer that he was beaten in a Rome police station after his arrest last July for allegedly stabbing...
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NYCFC back in action in second game of ‘MLS is Back’ tourney
After months of waiting, New York finally will have one of its teams play a real game Thursday. NYCFC return to action against the Philadelphia Union Thursday morning. It will be the second game of the “MLS is Back” tournament, taking place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando. The tournament, which...
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NYC to start painting Black Lives Matter mural outside Trump Tower
New York City will begin painting a large Black Lives Matter mural along Fifth Avenue outside Trump Tower on Thursday, sources told The Post. Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to attend the project at some point as well, the sources said. The lettering will stretch between 56th and 57th streets right in front of Trump’s...
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Florida men busted for selling bleach as ‘miracle’ coronavirus cure
A Florida family has been hit with federal charges for allegedly peddling a so-called coronavirus miracle cure that is actually a concoction used as an industrial bleach. Mark Grenon, 62, and three of his sons, are accused of marketing and selling the product named Miracle Mineral Solution through an entity called the Genesis II Church...
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NYC parents outraged over decision for ‘blended’ learning in schools
Parents and students expressed outrage Wednesday over the city’s plan for “blended” instruction, saying remote learning already has proven a failure — and limiting kids’ time in school won’t keep them safe. “Whatever the plan, it’s not going to meet everyone’s needs,” said Hana Jaber, 34, a stay-at-home mother of four from Park Slope, Brooklyn....
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ESPN announcer’s job in jeopardy after slip up in race relations call
During a passionate two-hour ESPN college football conference call last month to discuss race following the death of George Floyd, there were riveting and emotional testimonials from on- and off-air people as hundreds listened. About a half hour in, as ESPN’s Maria Taylor discussed the issue and her experience, a play-by-play man for the network,...
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Wendy’s franchisee allegedly used $1 million in PPP loans to buy new home
The CEO of a large Wendy’s franchisee diverted $1 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans meant to keep workers employed to buy a new house, according to a new lawsuit. Andrew Levy, the CEO of the Starboard Group, which operates 101 Wendy’s locations, instructed former employee Sandi Adler to list some of his personal employees...
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Mets sale: First-round bidding deadline is here
The sale process for the Mets finally kicks into gear Thursday with the first-round bidding deadline. Suitors will be making indicative offers, meaning they will not be making binding bids. The point of the deadline is to see how much everyone might be willing to offer, and perhaps to winnow the field. Then the Mets...
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Protester who claimed to be struck by car at BLM march charged with filing false report
A protester who claimed to have been hit by a car on Long Island was charged Wednesday with filing a false report, police said. Keith Harrison was at the Black Lives Matter protest in Huntington Station Monday around 6:45 p.m. when a man struck one of the marchers with his SUV, according to Suffolk County...
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Empty classrooms could put kids at emotional risk, therapist says
Keeping kids out of the classroom can deprive them of structure and hamper their learning of not just academics but key social cues, a city-based child therapist told The Post. “Kids thrive with a regular routine,” said Ari Fox, who is also the founder and director of Cope With School NYC. “Consistency is important.” The...
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Dr. Phil’s production companies received $7M in PPP loans
While his son splurged on a $10 million Beverly Hills mansion.
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NYC Teachers say classrooms will be chaos in staggered schedule
Chaos will likely rule the classrooms under the city’s plan to reopen public schools with a staggered schedule this fall, teachers told The Post on Wednesday. “There are so many variables right now that teachers don’t know what to think,” a teachers-union leader in Brooklyn said. “The assumption is that this is going to be...
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