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CC Sabathia may start serving five-game suspension on Opening Day
TAMPA — The Yankees have two options regarding CC Sabathia: They can start the season with the veteran lefty on the injured list or he can begin serving a five-game suspension on Opening Day. Asked if there was a chance Sabathia would take care of the suspension from the start of the season, manager Aaron...
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NCAA Tournament: Breaking down today’s 5 can’t-miss games
Here’s the Post’s guide to Thursday’s five can’t-miss NCAA Tournament games: 6) Maryland vs. (3) LSU 12:10 p.m., CBS If you like big men, this is the game for you. Maryland’s front line of Bruno Fernando and Jalen Smith both posted double-doubles in the Terps’ first-round win against Belmont, while Asbury Park, N.J., native Naz...
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David Wright relishing Mets’ role as go-between for players, front office
PORT ST. LUCIE — To understand where the Mets are heading as a franchise, listen to the words of David Wright. The now-retired captain has that new role with the club as special adviser. Friday was a good day to watch him at work. In the morning, Wright sat at the far end of the...
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Man wanted in 2012 killing arrested over fraudulent $3 purchase
OGDEN, Utah — A suspect in a 2012 California killing is in jail following a fraudulent $3 purchase. Cody Tripp, 33, was booked Wednesday in the Weber County Jail in Ogden, Utah, and is being held without bail, the Standard-Examiner reported on Thursday. Tripp is the main suspect in the killing of 29-year-old Jordan Vigil,...
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Wofford’s unorthodox sharp-shooter makes bad look good
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — His name sounds like a fictional lead character straight out of a Hollywood movie script. Fletcher Magee. His game comes straight out of who-knows-where? His 3-point shot sometimes looks like it’s coming straight from Mars. Everyone remembers their first encounter with the Wofford sharp-shooting guard who authors perhaps the mo
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How Jets’ draft strategy could hinge on Dwayne Haskins
The Jets have shifted from free agency to draft preparation with five weeks to go before they are on the clock with the No. 3 pick. Yes, the Jets still will add a few free agents, but the heavy lifting is done. Now, we can examine where the moves they made over the past two...
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Matt Haarms looking to show Villanova he’s more than just hair
HARTFORD — It was around this time last year that Matt Haarms — or his hair, more specifically — was taking off as a viral sensation. Purdue’s 7-foot-3 center was thrust into the spotlight in the NCAA Tournament when senior center Isaac Haas went down with a broken elbow. He filled in suitably, as the...
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Ryan O’Rourke making a strong case to be on Mets’ roster
PORT ST. LUCIE — Ryan O’Rourke was maybe the least notable of the free-agent relievers the Mets brought into camp this spring, but the left-hander is still standing and continues to emerge in the battle to claim a spot in the team’s bullpen. His chances increased Friday, when the team optioned relievers Tyler Bashlor, Tim...
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Makai Mason now hero at Baylor after being villain a few years ago
SALT LAKE CITY — Baylor was a throw-in, at the end of a list of colleges Makai Mason planned to explore as a graduate transfer. When Mason decided he would leave Yale, he included the Bears, the team he beat in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. “Just one of those gut things that ended up working...
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Deontay Wilder’s next fight will add little to his legacy
Deontay Wilder did his best this week to promote his May 18 title defense against Dominic Breazeale as a personal vendetta that needs to be settled over differences involving a recent tussle between their entourages and family members. At best, it’s a routine mandatory defense that adds little to Wilder’s legacy. Wilder will defend his...
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Teen arrested after leading deputies on high-speed chase
ATHOL, Idaho — Authorities in northern Idaho arrested a 13-year-old suspected of leading deputies on a high-speed chase at more than 100 mph. Kootenai County deputies arrested the teen Monday near Athol. Deputies say the driver, who had a 15-year-old passenger along, sped the SUV through a stop sign on state Highway 54 at about...
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Can Wofford make brash Kentucky star eat his words?
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mike Young has reached the peak of his career after 17 years on Wofford’s sideline. His team hasn’t lost since before Christmas. His star is the most prolific shooter in Division I history. And he just knocked off a Big East team to earn the school’s first-ever NCAA Tournament win. “I can’t...
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LSU star Naz Reid keeping eye on prize and not NBA — yet
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Naz Reid, the LSU freshman big man from Asbury Park, N.J., has a big-picture plan that includes playing in the NBA — as soon as next season. But the 6-foot-10, 250-pounder who averages 13.7 points and 7.2 rebounds in his first year of college ball is hesitant to talk about it, because...
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After cashing three times, it’s time to fade Commanders
Last week in my Alliance of American Football best bet, I wrote it’s important not to have “favorite teams” in sports betting because it can cloud our objectivity — and then I went ahead with the San Antonio Commanders for the third straight week and they routed the Atlanta Legends, 37-6. Well, this week is...
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Maryland finally can breathe a sigh of relief
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Aaron Wiggins heard how Maryland couldn’t win in March. Leading scorer Anthony Cowan felt the weight of past losses when he shot 3-of-18 in the NCAA Tournament opener. But something as simple as Eric Ayala extending his fingertips just far enough — deflecting a last-second pass to allow the sixth-seeded Terrapins to...
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Pinterest files for IPO
SAN FRANCISCO — Pinterest is pinning its future on Wall Street, with the digital scrapbooking site on Friday filing for an initial public offering of stock. It follows a similar filing with securities regulators earlier this month by ride-hailing company Lyft in what is shaping up to be a busy season for technology IPOs. Also...
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Kansas on verge of returning to familiar territory
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — For most programs, this would be a strong season. Twenty-five regular season wins is a reason to celebrate. A four-seed in the NCAA Tournament is a source of pride. Kansas, of course, isn’t most programs. “I’m not going to say I haven’t purchased ‘Just For Men’ at some point in...
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Florida State rallies around Phil Cofer after his father’s death
HARTFORD — The Florida State locker room had been riding high after the Seminoles’ NCAA Tournament first-round win Thursday afternoon when suddenly, the only sound was sobbing. Phil Cofer was on the phone at his locker, learning that his father, Mike, had passed away. The senior forward collapsed into his teammates’ arms, covering his face...
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D’Angelo Russell to give Kevin Durant grand tour of Brooklyn
LOS ANGELES — Kevin Durant will get a tour of Brooklyn from D’Angelo Russell. The Nets can only hope their star guard gets in some successful recruiting along the way. In Durant’s new video series “Fly By,” he’ll get a personal tour from three players of three different cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles and Brooklyn,...
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US-backed Syrian force declares victory over Islamic State
BAGHOUZ, Syria — A U.S.-backed Syrian force said Saturday that it has liberated the last area held by the Islamic State group in the eastern Syrian village of Baghouz, declaring victory over the extremists and the end of their self-declared caliphate. Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces, tweeted that “Baghouz is free...
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Nets, D’Angelo Russell knock LeBron James out of playoffs
LOS ANGELES — D’Angelo Russell starred Friday night in his own Hollywood story: The Eliminator. With all eyes on Russell’s return to face the team that traded him away, he helped lead the Nets to a 111-106 win Friday that knocked the Lakers and LeBron James out of playoff contention. Even if Russell won’t cop...
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2 shot in Bronx street, including a 13-year-old boy
A 13-year-old boy was among two people shot on a Bronx street Friday night, police said. A gunman opened fire on Crotona Avenue near East 175th Street at about 10:30 p.m., cops said. The 13-year-old was hit in the back and a 27-year-old man was shot in the leg and shoulder, police said. The teen...
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Rangers’ Chris Kreider will sit versus Maple Leafs, is day to day
One day after he acknowledged the Rangers were leaning toward shutting down Jesper Fast for the rest of the season, coach David Quinn will be without another regular forward Saturday against the Maple Leafs. Chris Kreider didn’t make the trip to Toronto, and Quinn said the winger was sent for an MRI exam Friday to...
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New Zealand says mosque shooter faces life of isolation in prison
ISTANBUL — New Zealand’s deputy prime minister said the gunman accused of killing 50 people in two mosques in the South Pacific nation would spend the rest of his life in isolation in prison and called for solidarity to eradicate “hate-filled ideologies.” Winston Peters was speaking at an emergency session of the 57-member Organiz
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Playoff obstacle Islanders will face as season comes to close
PHILADELPHIA — Just two of the eight teams remaining on the Islanders’ regular-season schedule have given up hope for the playoffs. So, no, the Islanders are not going to walk into the postseason for the first time in three years despite having a nice cushion with their 91 points against the 84 the Blue Jackets...
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Alexandar Georgiev’s Rangers classic in mind ahead of Leafs rematch
Alexandar Georgiev isn’t expecting or even hoping to stare down another 56-shot barrage Saturday for the Rangers, but the backup goalie vows to be ready if that many pucks once again are fired his way. Georgiev stopped a career-high 55 of 56 shots from the high-powered Maple Leafs in a 4-1 victory at the Garden...
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7-foot-6 Tacko Fall leads UCF past VCU, Zion Williamson up next
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Tacko Fall had 10 points, 18 rebounds and five blocks as ninth-seeded UCF won its first NCAA Tournament game, a 73-58 victory over No. 8 seed VCU on Friday night. The 7-foot-6 Fall barely left his feet to haul in some rebounds as the Rams helplessly swiped at missed shots and struggled...
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Woman dies after bring struck by hit-and-run driver in Harlem
A woman was killed when a hit-and-run driver smashed into her and pinned her against another car in Harlem on Friday night, cops said. The 26-year-old stepped off a curb near Amsterdam Avenue and West 141 Street and was rammed into by the driver of a GMC Denali, police said. The driver sped off southbound...
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Rockets need ridiculous James Harden night to hold off Spurs
HOUSTON — James Harden matched his career high with 61 points, including 27 in the first quarter, to lead the Rockets to a 111-105 victory over the Spurs on Friday night. Harden hit three straight 3-pointers to give the Rockets a 103-100 lead and scored all of Houston’s points in a 13-2 run late in...
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Parents to blame: Barbra Streisand’s shocking take on Michael Jackson allegations
“I blame, I guess, the parents, who would allow their children to sleep with him.”
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