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Yankees’ Clarke Schmidt draws scout’s praise after spring outing
TAMPA — Clarke Schmidt has 27 minor league games in his first two professional seasons, because he had Tommy John surgery a month before being taken by the Yankees in the first round of the 2017 draft out of South Carolina. In those 27 games, the right-hander has worked 114 total innings and has placed...
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Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons could be answer for Giants
INDIANAPOLIS — Of all the many skills Isaiah Simmons possesses and brings to the field — and there are many, indeed — it is more than likely Giants fans would sign up to get him with the No. 4 pick in the draft if he could solve one specific and timeworn problem: Prevent tight ends...
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Arizona State punter Michael Turk steals show at NFL Combine
A punter stole the show during Thursday’s NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. NFL teams may only care about the strength of Michael Turk’s leg, but it was his bench-pressing prowess that turned heads. The Arizona State punter — who is the nephew of former NFL punter Matt Turk who played 17 years in the league...
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How Mets legend Dwight Gooden stopped sign stealing
PORT ST. LUCIE — It turns out Doc Gooden has his own Astros sign-stealing story. This was back in the early-1990s, and it was old-fashioned sign-stealing. “It’s funny,’’ Gooden told The Post at Clover Park, where he is visiting the Mets. “I had a situation with Steve Finley. When he was hitting, [Craig] Biggio was...
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Red Sox ace Chris Sale will begin season on injured list
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale will start the season on the injured list, manager Ron Roenicke said Thursday. Sale, who reported to camp with pneumonia and is behind schedule, will be placed on the 15-day injured list and will remain in Fort Myers for extended spring training when the team...
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Lakers roll as Anthony Davis steps up in LeBron James’ absence
SAN FRANCISCO — With LeBron James sidelined, Anthony Davis knew he had to do a little more — everybody had to do a little more to pick up the slack. Davis had 23 points and six rebounds in three quarters and the Los Angeles Lakers won their seventh straight game and NBA-record 18th in a...
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Never-ending Knicks problem Leon Rose will have to fix
PHILADELPHIA — If you listened to interim coach Mike Miller on Thursday night at Wells Fargo Center, you would think the Knicks have reached a nice spot in their 2020 NBA season. “That’s as well as we’ve played for 24 minutes,” Miller said. “We’ll take that as a sign that we’re moving in the right...
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Ron Darling opens up about return to Mets booth after beating cancer
Ron Darling couldn’t tell his father. That’s the first thing the SNY analyst thinks about when he recalls his fight with thyroid cancer a year ago that kept him out of the booth for nearly two months. “It was strange. My dad was very sick [with cancer, too], so I couldn’t really tell him because...
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Devils’ win streak snapped in overtime loss to Sharks
SAN JOSE,Calif. — The Devils had their season-high fourth consecutive win in sight — until they didn’t. Logan Couture scored 38 seconds into overtime, lifting the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 comeback win over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night that snapped a five-game skid. Travis Zajac and Nikita Gusev each had a...
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Mets’ flexible lineup provides managing test for Luis Rojas
PORT ST. LUCIE — In a lineup of interchangeable parts, manager Luis Rojas can probably pull names from a hat and construct a respectable batting order for the Mets. Rojas will go the more conventional route and use analytics, front office recommendations, scouting reports and his own observations to formulate a batting order. The rookie...
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NYCFC home-field plan growing more complicated
New York City FC’s stadium saga is still in limbo. Following a 1-0 (6-3 aggregate) win Wednesday over AD San Carlos of Costa Rica in a CONCACAF Champions League match it had to play at Red Bull Arena, the team said its venue for the tournament quarterfinals is still undetermined. A team spokesperson told The...
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Islanders fall to Blues in OT after blowing lead in final minutes
ST. LOUIS — The Islanders could regret letting the extra point slip away. Colton Parayko scored on an unassisted wraparound at 3:23 of overtime, sending the St. Louis Blues to their sixth consecutive victory with a 3-2 win over the Islanders on Thursday night. Vince Dunn tied it for St. Louis with 1:44 left in...
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Giants could land Auburn’s Derrick Brown in ‘best player’ scenario
INDIANAPOLIS — There’s no chance, right? No way the Giants use their first-round draft pick on another interior defensive lineman, right? Not when there is a dire need for starters at offensive tackle, linebacker, pass-rusher and safety, right? Not after drafting an interior defensive lineman in the top three rounds of each of the past...
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Mets’ Brandon Nimmo cleared after undergoing cardiac tests
JUPITER, Fla. — Brandon Nimmo is cleared to resume baseball activities, after precautionary cardiac tests conducted over two days indicated he isn’t at risk. Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen declined to provide details Thursday about what prompted the testing on the outfielder, which followed the checkups players receive before the start of camp, but...
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Babe Ruth’s debut is still epitome of Yankees hype 100 years later
Gerrit Cole has been toasted, saluted, feted and lionized in his first moments as a Yankee. Every one of the 14 fastballs he threw Monday night at George M. Steinbrenner Field were greeted with hurrahs and huzzahs, with great anticipation. When he reached 98 mph with a few of them, there was the usual stirring...
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Kobe Bryant’s sister gets tattoo to honor Laker legend, daughter Gianna
Kobe Bryant’s sister joined the droves of fans and athletes who have been inked in his honor. Sharia Washington, Bryant’s oldest sister, shared a new shoulder tattoo commemorating both Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who were killed along with seven others in a helicopter crash last month. The black and white tattoo features Gianna’s “2”...
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LA deputies shared graphic photos of Kobe Bryant crash scene, new report says
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies shared graphic images of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others, The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. Two days after the Jan. 26 crash, first responders were talking about how images of victims’ remains and the debris field were being shared, a source told...
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NBC’s Keith Jones on telling Rangers move, NHL trade deadline fallout
NBC Sports hockey analyst Keith Jones talks with The Post’s Justin Terranova about the Rangers’ surprising move before the deadline, the Islanders’ brilliant one and the big winners from a crucial NHL week. Q: What jumped out at you as the NHL trade deadline unfolded? A: The fact that the Rangers kept Chris Kreider. Any...
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Surging Rangers rip Canadiens thanks to five-goal outburst
MONTREAL — This was not anything like the game from three months ago. Not even close. But even though the Rangers didn’t reenact that epic Bell Centre comeback from Nov. 23, they fought through some sloppy and uninspiring play to come back again and register a 5-2 victory over the Canadiens on Thursday night. The...
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Knicks wrecked by Tobias Harris as short-handed 76ers roll
PHILADELPHIA — The Knicks traveled to the City of Brotherly Love to get beaten by Long Island. The Knicks turned Tobias Harris into Michael Jordan on Thursday at Wells Fargo Center. The pride of Commack stepped up for the 76ers after the injury absences of stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Harris, a graduate of...
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Julius Erving: Too early to judge Nets’ Kevin Durant-Kyrie Irving plan
ATLANTA — With Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving expected to end their injury-riddled Nets debut seasons as non-factors, having played just 20 games combined, all by Irving — it has become de rigueur to pile on the pair. It has become easy — low-hanging fruit — to deliver hot takes and judge the Nets going...
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Clint Frazier helping his case for Yankees Opening Day spot
TAMPA — With Aaron Hicks out until June or possibly longer because of Tommy John surgery and Giancarlo Stanton questionable for Opening Day with a strained right calf, there is an avenue for Clint Frazier to be in Baltimore on March 26 when the Yankees start the season against the Orioles. “Obviously coming into camp...
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Kevin Knox isn’t letting his Knicks frustrations shake him
PHILADELPHIA — Shoulders slumped, head down, Kevin Knox looked upset as he trotted off the court after interim coach Mike Miller yanked him 2:52 into the fourth quarter of the Knicks’ 107-101 loss Wednesday night at Charlotte. The 2018 lottery pick had just committed two straight miscues on drives to the basket. He lost the...
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Jets facing daunting task to solve endless pass rusher quest
INDIANAPOLIS — It has been nearly 14 years since the Jets traded John Abraham to the Falcons. Since that three-team deal (which included the Broncos) on March 22, 2006, the Jets have been through four general managers and four head coaches. Through all that time and all that change, they have been unable to find...
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Mets’ Pete Alonso leaning on Robinson Cano to reach Year 2 goal
PORT ST. LUCIE — Pete Alonso’s greatest trait is his desire to learn. He is gifted with physical tools, but there also is a thirst for knowledge. Asked if he could talk to any hitter in history, the Mets first baseman, who blasted 53 home runs his rookie season, did not hesitate. “Ted Williams would...
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Kevin Durant thinks weed ‘shouldn’t even be a huge topic’ for NBA anymore
Kevin Durant continues to be a prominent supporter of marijuana’s acceptance in the NBA. The Nets star, who is currently sidelined for the season rehabbing from a torn Achilles, has been an advocate for removing the recreational drug from the NBA’s banned substance list for quite some time. While appearing on a recent episode of...
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UFC stunner Paige VanZant gets naked for weird Q&A with fans
UFC stunner Paige VanZant sent fans wild as she held a Q&A session while naked in the bath with her husband The American, 25, left little to the imagination as she stripped off alongside fellow MMA star Austin Vanderford. VanZant was bombarded with bizarre questions from her 2.4 million followers on Instagram. She started her...
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Listen to Episode 13 of ‘Up In The Blue Seats’: Inside the Rangers’ Playoff Push feat. Chris Kotsopoulos
The Rangers are coming off a thrilling overtime win over the Islanders. They are now winners of four straight games and are just four points out of the playoffs. It’s the perfect time for a brand-new “Up In The Blue Seats” podcast with former Rangers great Ron Duguay. Ron and I open the show breaking...
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New Kobe Bryant sneaker seems to be coming in March
Select retailers will begin selling a refurbished version of the “Lakers” Zoom Kobe 5 Protro sneakers beginning on March 26, according to Footwear News. With the spike in demand for Kobe Bryant merchandise following his January death, the shoe, which Bryant wore during the 2010 NBA Finals when he secured his final championship with Los...
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How Chris Kreider drowned out the Rangers’ trade deadline noise
MONTREAL — Chris Kreider is terrific at what he calls “compartmentalizing.” So it rings true that he never really allowed himself to be distracted by the status of his contract negotiation, or the large possibility that the Rangers were going to trade him before Monday’s 3 p.m. deadline. His focus was rewarded when the 28-year-old...
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