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ESPN’s Laura Rutledge pays tribute to ‘legendary’ Mike Golic
For colleagues of ESPN, losing Mike Golic as a radio host leaves them with a heavy heart. On Tuesday, ESPN released their new weekday lineup of hosts to debut Aug. 17, a lineup which no longer includes Golic. This will be the first time Golic will not be hosting an ESPN Radio in roughly two...
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NBA exodus possible as Lakers, Zion Williamson take centerstage at Disney World
It’s undetermined how many asterisks will be needed when (if?) a new NBA champion is crowned in an empty gym in October. But the march for a ring – not an Oura ring – begins Thursday with the opening of training camps in Disney World. Orlando’s Mickey Mouse Tournament already has seen its share of...
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University of Toledo football player fatally shot at pizzeria
A football player for Ohio’s University of Toledo was fatally gunned down outside of a pizza joint — and the shooter remains at-large. Jahneil Douglas, 22, a defensive lineman on the Toledo Rockets team, was shot outside of Gino’s Pizza in the city’s downtown at around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, local media reported. Police say there...
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Yankees’ Aroldis Chapman used shutdown to get shredded
Viewed through a tiny rectangle Zoom box, the upper arms still look like dock rope connected to shoulders made of iron. When MLB shut down spring training on March 12 and the coronavirus erased regular-season action in April, May, June and most of July, Aroldis Chapman went to work on a chiseled body that pumps...
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NFLPA on league’s escrow proposal: ‘We told them to kick rocks’
NFL players have balked at the league’s proposal that 35 percent of player salaries be held in escrow during the 2020 season, NFL Network reported Tuesday. Per the report, the league proposed to escrow salaries “to help manage costs” amid the uncertainty and expected revenue disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. However, the NFL Players...
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Ryder Cup to be postponed until 2021, Presidents Cup pushed back
The 2020 Ryder Cup will be postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN reported Tuesday, saying an official announcement is expected Wednesday. Citing a source not authorized to speak publicly, ESPN said the biennial match play showdown between the United States and Europe, scheduled for September 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin,...
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Hurdle Kaapo Kakko must clear to play for Rangers this season
The NHL’s protocols for Phase 3 (training camp) and Phase 4 (the play-in series and Stanley Cup playoffs) are pending ratification by the players and board of governors, but they spell out one key hurdle for Kaapo Kakko to clear to be able to play with the Rangers this summer. Before any player can participate...
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Angels’ Shohei Ohtani walks eight batters in about 50 pitches
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani threw competitive pitches off the mound at Angel Stadium on Tuesday for the first time in two years. Ohtani struggled with his control in the Los Angeles Angels’ intrasquad game, walking eight batters on about 50 pitches. The two-way star and manager Joe Maddon weren’t overly concerned about the results...
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Bed bugs, mouse traps: Inside life in WNBA ‘bubble’
The WNBA plans to begin its season on July 24, with players staying in a “bubble” at the IMG Academy campus in Bradenton, Fla. The players’ living conditions in the bubble already have been called into question, however. Two teams had bed bugs in their living quarters and had to be placed in different rooms,...
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Bradley Beal injury gives Nets stronger chance to make playoffs
The shorthanded Nets may have secured a playoff berth before landing in Orlando, Fla. The Wizards announced Tuesday that star guard Bradley Beal, the NBA’s second-leading scorer, will not participate in the upcoming restart to the season because of an injury to his right rotator cuff. The Wizards (24-40) are in ninth-place in the Eastern...
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Gerrit Cole looks every bit the Yankees ace in intrasquad game
If not for the No. 4 train rumbling above River Ave., you could have heard the rodents burp around Yankee Stadium on Thursday night. Inside the ballpark, the Yankees participated in the second intrasquad game of spring training 2.0 with Gerrit Cole the main event. Working in his first intrasquad game of the rebooted spring...
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Nets will look unrecognizable in Orlando as more players opt out
The Nets are becoming unrecognizable. The already-depleted squad departed for Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday without Spencer Dinwiddie and Taurean Prince, who both won’t participate in the restart to the NBA season after each recorded positive tests for COVID-19. In addition to the absences of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Nic Claxton due to injury, the...
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Stephen Jackson defends DeSean Jackson’s anti-Semitic posts, blasts Eagles
Former NBA player Stephen Jackson blasted the Eagles for condemning DeSean Jackson’s anti-Semitic social media posts that contained quotes falsely attributed to Adolf Hitler and praise for a political activist notorious for making anti-Semitic remarks. “He’s speaking the truth,” Stephen Jackson said in a series of rants shared to social media. “You know he don’t...
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Jets’ CJ Mosley, Chris Herndon and Marcus Maye need to stay on field
Second of five-part series — a Jets trio of note. Injuries were a major storyline for the 2019 Jets as they seemingly lost players every week. They ended up using a franchise-record 73 players and had 20 players go on injured reserve. They had 11 different starting offensive linemen with three starters each at left...
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ESPN radio moving on from Mike Golic is end of an era
If “Mike & the Mad Dog” at their peak were a fine restaurant in Little Italy — one that served a 5¹/₂-hour meal with just the right combination of sauces and spices for a unique taste — ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike” were Applebee’s. This is meant as a compliment to the duo, who once...
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Ex-Giant not surprised by NFL players’ silence over DeSean Jackson’s anti-Semitic post
If there were any responses by NFL players on social media lashing out against a blatantly anti-Semitic post by Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson, Geoff Schwartz did not see them. Nor did he expect to see them. “There was more outrage, people were more upset with Drew Brees than they were with DeSean Jackson,’’ Schwartz, a...
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Yankees’ second exhibition slate includes Mets, Joe Girardi
Exhibition 2.0 will begin with the Subway Series. The Yankees announced on Tuesday that their three-game, second preseason schedule will start with a pair against the Mets, July 18 at Citi Field and then July 19 at Yankee Stadium. Joe Girardi’s Phillies will visit The Bronx on July 20, a night game like the two...
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WNBA players want Sen. Kelly Loeffler removed from Atlanta Dream ownership
The WNBA Players’ Association has had enough of Kelly Loeffler. On Tuesday, the union called on commissioner Cathy Engelbert to remove Kelly Loeffler as co-owner of the Atlanta Dream after the junior senator in Georgia wrote a letter to Engelbert regarding the league’s plan to have “Black Live Matter” and “Say Her Name” on jerseys...
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Fordham cancels games vs. Stony Brook, Bryant, Hawaii
The day before the Ivy League was expected to announce it will be moving football to the spring, Fordham canceled its first three football games, a move in line with guidelines imposed by the Patriot League, the school announced Tuesday. The canceled games are home contests against Stony Brook on Aug. 29, Bryant on Sept....
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Why Eagles must suspend DeSean Jackson over anti-Semitic posts
There can be no excuse for ignorance, not now — especially not now — not ever. DeSean Jackson isn’t the only earthling who either slept in history class or was somehow unaware that Hitler — just writing his name makes my skin crawl — was a diabolical scourge to Jewish men, women and children. Much...
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Pete Alonso, Aaron Judge remind us that it’s OK to dream
His first day back at the office a few days ago, Pete Alonso stepped out of the dugout at Citi Field, took a look around, walked over to first base. It had been a while. He put his hand to the ground to feel the dirt. “I wanted to make sure it was real,” Alonso...
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Liberty star Asia Durr will skip WNBA restart after coronavirus battle
When the New York Liberty selected Sabrina Ionescu with the No. 1-overall pick in April, they envisioned her forming a dominant backcourt tandem with Asia Durr, whom they selected No. 2 overall in 2019. Ionescu will finally don the Liberty jersey for the first time on the court when the WNBA resumes its 22-game season...
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Somerset Patriots ushering pro baseball back into Tri-State area
When professional baseball returns to the New York/New Jersey area for the first time during the COVID-19 pandemic, it won’t feature Pete Alonso or Aaron Judge. It will be played at TD Bank Ballpark, showcasing the Somerset Patriots. The Patriots, who normally play in the independent Atlantic League, are starting their season on July 17...
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Giants really need these players to stay on the field
Part II In a five-part series — a Giants trio of note.  Ability is great. Availability is greater. You want to get a player to bristle? Call him injury-prone. Nothing takes up more conversation and consternation during the week leading into an NFL game than the ebb and flow of who is in, who is...
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Mets to face Yankees next season on 20th anniversary of 9/11
The Yankees and Mets will play at Citi Field next season on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, The Post’s Mike Puma confirmed. The first sporting event in New York City after the attacks was played a little over a week later at Shea Stadium, the Mets’ former home, when Mike Piazza hit...
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The unbelievably sad truth behind Magic Johnson’s Twitter account
Magic Johnson’s Twitter account just lost some magic. The Lakers legend and former team president has become a popular presence on Twitter, for better or worse, but the 60-year-old is not exactly the one punching out the often-vanilla tweets from his own phone. “No, I have somebody write them out,” Johnson said on Rob Lowe’s...
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Pete Alonso is ‘geeked up’ for baseball’s long-awaited return
Pete Alonso concluded a Zoom call Tuesday by stepping into the opposite role and asking reporters if they were glad baseball had returned. It was clear where the Mets first baseman stood. “I’m geeked up to play,” Alonso said following a workout at Citi Field. “Ultimately, I know I’m not the only one that feels...
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Jorge Masvidal stops in Rome for pizza en route to UFC 251
While Jorge Masvidal was en route to Abu Dhabi, he made a pit stop for a slice he couldn’t refuse. Flying from Las Vegas, Masvidal couldn’t help but stop in Rome to engorge on some pizza. He posted photos on his Instagram in front of Ciampino Airport along with him feasting on a few different...
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DeSean Jackson’s excuse for anti-Semitic post: ‘Enlighten my people’
Eagles star wide receiver DeSean Jackson said he “never wanted to put any people down” and “was just trying to uplift African Americans and slavery and just enlighten my people” when he posted anti-Semitic quotes attributed to Adolf Hitler over the weekend. “I post things on my story all the time, and I just probably...
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Red Sox ace Eduardo Rodriguez has coronavirus
The Red Sox rotation has been dealt another blow. Eduardo Rodriguez, Boston’s best starting pitcher last season, has tested positive for coronavirus, manager Ron Roenicke told reporters Tuesday. The 27-year-old left-hander is “feeling a lot better,” according to Roenicke, but is still back home in Miami. He had been around someone who was sick so...
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