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Giants killer Jason Witten is retiring — again
Jason Witten, the longtime Giants tormentor and one of the best tight ends in history, is retiring for the second time in four years, he told ESPN. The 38-year-old spent this season with the Raiders, pulling in 13 receptions for 69 yards. Witten said he will sign a ceremonial one-day contract to retire with the...
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COVID-19 has put Liberty star Asia Durr’s career in jeopardy
Asia Durr’s WNBA career has been sidetracked by COVID-19, and the New York Liberty guard has no idea when — or if — she’ll ever be able to return to the court. Since being diagnosed in June, the 23-year-old has lost 32 pounds and still isn’t healthy enough to play or even shoot a free...
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Penguins GM Jim Rutherford’s abrupt resignation shocks NHL
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford, a Hockey Hall of Famer who helped lead the team to a pair of Stanley Cup titles, resigned abruptly on Wednesday. The 71-year-old Rutherford cited “personal reasons” in making the decision. He was under contract through the 2021-22 season. The club promoted assistant general manager Patrick Allvin...
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Listen to Episode 6 of ‘Fullcourt on Flatbush’: Inside Nets’ Search For Big Man feat. Evan Roberts
The Nets have a week of the Big 3 under their belts. After dropping two straight to the Cavaliers, Brooklyn (11-8) returned to its winning ways with two victories over the Heat. Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and James Harden seem to be getting into a rhythm. Is this Nets team complete, though? Do they need...
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Rangers on brink of wasteland amid litany of issues
Regarding the Rangers, who are essentially in emergency mode two weeks into the season: 1. It isn’t about the playoffs, right now, and it’s not about the standings, either. It is about development and culture. No one will grow in a wasteland. And something like a 2-9-1 start will turn this season into just that....
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Eli Manning could return to Giants in ambassador role
Eli Manning at 40? He’s fine with it. “I don’t feel 40,’’ Manning told The Post earlier this week. Manning keeps plenty busy and is still deciding what direction he wants to take in his post-NFL career. When he retired following the 2019 season, Giants ownership expressed interest in Manning staying a part of the organization. Manning...
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Stephen A. Smith realizing his late-night TV hosting dreams
Jimmy, Jimmy and… Stephen A.? Stephen A. Smith might be looking to add another job to his resume. “My aspiration is to ultimately do late-night one day,” Smith told USA TODAY Sports.  The ESPN star is thinking about broadening his horizons and noted the lack of diversity among the current crop of late night hosts....
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Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in nasty field fight: ‘F–k you and your wife’
Romelu Lukaku reportedly told Zlatan Ibrahimovic “f–k you and your wife” in their explosive Milan derby bust-up. The two strikers — who were teammates at Manchester United — came head to head in a fiery clash on Tuesday night after Lukaku was fouled by Alessio Romagnoli on the stroke of half-time. AC Milan striker Ibrahimovic,...
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Serena Williams suspects grand slam trophies stolen during house party
Not all of Serena Williams’ 23 Grand Slam trophies are up on one shelf. During an appearance this week on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” the 39-year-old tennis ace — who is readying for this year’s Australian Open in quarantine — shared where some of her awards reside. “My first grand slam I left...
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Yankees sign Darren O’Day to bolster bullpen after Adam Ottavino trade
The Yankees didn’t wait long to replace Adam Ottavino in their bullpen. The Post’s Ken Davidoff confirmed that the Yankees agreed to a deal with side-arm throwing righty Darren O’Day on Wednesday. The Yankees have agreed to a deal with free-agent pitcher Darren O’Day. O’Day, 38, spent most of his career with the Orioles, with...
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Mitchell Robinson’s deleted tweet could spell trouble for Knicks
The last time Knicks center Mitchell Robinson spoke directly to the media came on Jan. 17 after their 105-75 win in Boston. At that point, Robinson was asked about his offensive arsenal. He hed teased on Instagram he’s ready to break out and actually launch jump shots. Across the long offseason, it was commonplace for...
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NWHL rips Barstool after Erika Nardini targets journalists in video
The National Women’s Hockey League has fired back at Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini after she called out her critics in a Twitter video that went viral. Nardini has been a prominent supporter of the NWHL and has stated her hope to buy a team in the upstart league one day, but she had come...
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Ex-Giant Chad Wheeler thought he choked girlfriend to death in ‘cold’ attack: cops
Seahawks offensive lineman Chad Wheeler thought his girlfriend was dead after allegedly choking her unconscious — and was shocked she survived, a police report shows.
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Matthew Stafford sweepstakes begin with Rodney Harrison’s Patriots plea
As Tom Brady gets ready for his 10th Super Bowl — and first without the Patriots — his former team is still searching for his replacement. And according to one of Brady’s retired former teammates, Matthew Stafford would be the ideal solution in New England. “I would say New England is a perfect choice for him,” said...
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Aaron Rodgers: Pat McAfee Show ‘allowed me to silence the douchebags’
The season may not have ended in an ideal fashion, but Aaron Rodgers is happy he was able to tell his own story. The Packers quarterback reflected on his candid, recurring appearances on “The Pat McAfee Show” and how they have allowed him to dictate the narrative in the media for once. “With all due...
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Rams GM pours gas on Jared Goff controversy: ‘Anything can be done’
It’s been a rough couple years for Jared Goff, the Rams’ former No. 1 overall pick-turned-$134 million man. Since signing his massive extension after a Pro Bowl season in 2018, Goff has posted back-to-back seasons with a passer rating of 90 or less, throwing 42 touchdowns to 29 interceptions in that span. In 2020, the...
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Pro cyclist says she was banned from team after sexy Playboy shoot
"Those were photos I wouldn’t hurt anyone with," Tara Gins says.
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What Chris ‘Mad Dog’ Russo thinks about this Super Bowl
Many in the sports world — media and fans alike — are looking forward to the Super Bowl 2021 matchup between the Buccaneers and the Chiefs which takes place on Feb, 7 in Tampa Bay. But one big-name sports radio host is not chomping at the bit to watch Tom Brady go for his seventh...
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Rangers keeping Adam Fox on first power-play unit
Tony DeAngelo ran the first power-play unit a year ago when the Rangers placed seventh in the NHL with the man-advantage at a 22.9 percent clip. And No. 77 was on the right point through this year’s opening night 4-0 defeat to the Islanders in which the Blueshirts went 0-for-2 on the power play. But...
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Knicks fade late in loss to Jazz to end road trip with dud
There was no stopping Utah killer Austin Rivers in the first half Tuesday. The slumping Knicks guard dropped a career-high 25 points in 12 minutes and made his first 10 shots — five of them 3-pointers. And the Knicks were thumping the Jazz like they did in earlier this month when Rivers scored the game’s...
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Rangers blow early lead in loss to Sabres
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo captain Jack Eichel’s first goal of the season gave him some relief and provided a lift for the Sabres. Eichel, Dylan Cozens and Tobias Rieder scored for Buffalo, which rallied for a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night. Chris Kreider and K’Andre Miller scored first-period goals for...
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Islanders fall to Capitals as Semyon Varlamov suffers first loss
WASHINGTON — Justin Schultz scored the go-ahead goal with 26.4 seconds left, Vitek Vanecek made 32 saves and the Washington Capitals beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Tuesday night despite another injury to a key player. Schultz’s goal allowed the Capitals to narrowly avoid a fifth consecutive overtime game, which has never happened in...
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Devils give up three goals in third in loss to Flyers
Nolan Patrick, Joel Farabee and Ivan Provorov scored third-period goals, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New Jersey Devils 5-3 Tuesday night at Prudential Center in Newark for their first road win. James van Riemsdyk scored two power-play goals and Brian Elliott made 23 saves as the Flyers came back to win after blowing an...
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Giants honor frontline COVID-19 workers with Super Bowl 2021 trip
You have to root around in some pretty dark places to unearth anything positive that’s come out of the COVID-19 crisis that has paralyzed the planet for the past 10 months. The amount of tragedy, loss and struggle has outweighed any moments of joy by a landslide. Thanks to some forward-thinkers from the NFL, though,...
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Steve Nash ‘admired’ Kobe Bryant’s life off the court
Steve Nash’s final two seasons playing in the NBA came with Kobe Bryant as his teammate. But beyond Bryant’s prowess on the court, Nash wanted to remember the late Lakers legend for his journey off it. “What I think is important in my eyes is kind of his career arc, from someone who had some...
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Former NL star Scott Rolen makes big move in Hall of Fame voting
While the very top of the 2021 Baseball Hall of Fame writers’ ballot barely moved, the good times rolled in the middle class. On a day when no players gained the required 75 percent of votes, the most encouraging days came from a quintet of players who placed fourth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth. Third...
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Josh Roberts’ work pays off for St. John’s after obstacle-filled year
In less than a calendar year, Josh Roberts went from a starter to a rarely used reserve and a starter again. He underwent major shoulder surgery. He contracted COVID-19 in March, losing his sense of taste and smell. “It’s been a crazy year,” the St. John’s junior forward told The Post in a phone interview....
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Whining Curt Schilling better not get his way
Tuesday could’ve been written off as a mulligan for baseball, an undesired result paired with a desirable outcome. And then Curt Schilling had to open up his big, fat, bigoted mouth once again. So now the Baseball Hall of Fame must cope with this unusual, if not altogether unprecedented, situation: The top vote-getter on its...
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Fordham fires men’s college hoop coach Jeff Neubauer
The daunting job that is Fordham men’s basketball has spit out yet another previously successful coach. Jeff Neubauer joined the club on Monday that includes Tom Pecora, Dereck Whittenburg, Bob Hill and Nick Macarchuk as members, leaving the position on Tuesday two months before his contract expired, the school announced. The 49-year-old Neubauer, who went...
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Longtime NBA reporter Sekou Smith dead at 48
Longtime NBA reporter Sekou Smith died Tuesday, according to multiple reports. He was 48 years old. Smith died after a battle with COVID-19, according to TMZ Sports. “The NBA mourns the passing of Sekou Smith, a beloved member of the NBA family,” the league said in a statement. “Sekou was one of the most affable...
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