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John Oliver bashes Yankees fandom: ‘Wrong thing to do morally’

Sports | New York Post

John Oliver is sticking it to the Yankees again. The popular comedian took aim at the Evil Empire while explaining his Mets fandom during the Amazin’s 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday afternoon. “As a real sports fan in England, I knew it’s just not acceptable to come to America and support the...

May 26th 2019, 5:06 pm

French Open fan fights with kid for sweaty towel, is a big jerk

Sports | New York Post

You’re never too old to be a superfan — even though you really should be. Tennis fans flocked to Roland Garros for the opening day of the French Open, but rather than be content to soak up the atmosphere of the newly renovated facility in Paris, one fan was far too eager to grab a...

May 26th 2019, 5:06 pm

Mets escape game and chaotic week, with real test coming

Sports | New York Post

The JV portion of the schedule is done, but the Mets made it fun while it lasted. Behind Zack Wheeler’s deepest start of the season and Adeiny Hechavarria’s three-run homer, the Mets closed out a wild and memorable homestand at Citi Field with a 4-3 win over the Tigers on Sunday afternoon to return to...

May 26th 2019, 4:03 pm

Matt Harvey didn’t want Angels to know about his injury

Sports | New York Post

The Dark Knight got dark. “I don’t even remember the highs anymore,” Matt Harvey told reporters Sunday, via The Athletic. “I don’t want to tell [teammates] the horror stories of what I’ve been through.” It’s been a particularly rough year, even after a number of rough ones for the former Mets ace. Harvey was placed...

May 26th 2019, 3:50 pm

Why under-the-radar Braves can be a profitable play

Sports | New York Post

Should baseball fans and bettors be taking the Braves more seriously? The reigning National League East champs close out a series with the St. Louis Cardinals in this week’s edition of “Sunday Night Baseball” (ESPN, 7 p.m.). Though it’s generally assumed last season’s other division winners in the Senior Circuit (Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers) will...

May 26th 2019, 2:19 pm

James Paxton may feel off all year for Yankees

Sports | New York Post

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Yankees hope to have James Paxton back in the rotation this week, but Aaron Boone acknowledged Sunday the left-hander may have to deal with discomfort the rest of the season. “I don’t know,” Boone said when asked if Paxton would be able to get rid of the soreness near his...

May 26th 2019, 2:19 pm

Sad Super Bowl icon becomes middle school principal

Sports | New York Post

Kevin Dyson may have come up a yard short in one of the greatest finishes in Super Bowl history, but he never let up on his pursuit of education — his own and that of others. Nearly 20 years after nearly climbing to the top of the football world, Dyson is sitting atop the academic...

May 26th 2019, 1:33 pm

Kawhi Leonard’s sister deletes video saying he’s leaving Raptors

Sports | New York Post

The happiest moment in a Raptors fan’s sports life came with a dose of dread. In the aftermath of Saturday’s 100-94 Game 6 win over the Bucks, Toronto reaching the NBA Finals for the first time, Kawhi Leonard’s sister and her company accidentally reminded Canada he will be a jewel of free agency this summer...

May 26th 2019, 1:03 pm

Wife, daughter of Wisconsin hoops coach Howard Moore killed in car crash

Sports | New York Post

MILWAUKEE — The University of Wisconsin said Sunday that the wife and daughter of men’s basketball assistant coach Howard Moore were killed in a Michigan automobile accident. Moore’s wife, Jennifer, and daughter, Jaidyn, were killed early Saturday in the crash on the M-14 highway in Washtenaw County’s Superior Township, the department said. “There are no...

May 26th 2019, 12:17 pm

Yankees shuffle relievers: Jake Barrett to IL, Joe Harvey called up

Sports | New York Post

As Didi Gregorius takes steps toward returning, you knew the good Yankees injury vibes couldn’t last too long. Righty reliever Jake Barrett is the latest to go down, placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday, retroactive to Thursday, with right elbow inflammation. The Yankees recalled righty reliever Joe Harvey to replace Barrett. Barrett had been...

May 26th 2019, 12:03 pm

Bart Starr, legendary Packers quarterback, dead at 85

Sports | New York Post

The Packers and the NFL have lost a legend. Bart Starr, the Hall of Famer who led Green Bay to victory in the first two Super Bowls, died Sunday in Birmingham, Ala. He had been in failing health since a stroke in 2014. He was 85. Starr, the only quarterback in history to lead his...

May 26th 2019, 11:46 am

Rod Bramblett, legendary Auburn radio voice, and wife killed in car accident

Sports | New York Post

AUBURN, Ala. — Rod Bramblett, the longtime radio announcer for Auburn football and basketball games, and his wife were killed in a two-vehicle accident. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris says in a statement that Rod Bramblett died Saturday night at UAB Hospital in Birmingham from a head injury. He was 53. Harris says Paula Bramblett...

May 26th 2019, 11:33 am

Angels vs. Rangers: Taking the Over is the way to go

Sports | New York Post

The Angels had one of the best bullpen ERAs in the big leagues the first month of the season, but since the bats have picked it up, the arms have dipped down, which has evened out what were a ton of Under games earlier this season. The Angels played 11 of their first 14 games...

May 26th 2019, 11:03 am

Bettor’s Wish overcomes tough post to win Rooney at Yonkers

Sports | New York Post

Trainer Chris Ryder felt he had the best horse in the $300,000 Art Rooney Final on Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway and Bettor’s Wish did not disappoint him. Bettor’s Wish, the 4-5 favorite, driven by Dexter Dunn won by six lengths over Branquinho in 1:51 4/5. Air Force Hanover finished third. “It was a tough...

May 26th 2019, 10:33 am

Jets add to GM search with Vikings’ Paton, Seahawks’ Fitterer

Sports | New York Post

The Jets continue to reach out to potential general manager candidates as they set up interviews to fill the vacant role. The latest names to surface are Vikings assistant general manager George Paton and Seahawks co-director of player personnel Scott Fitterer. The Jets have requested permission to interview both men, according to the NFL Network....

May 26th 2019, 10:33 am

Padres vs. Blue Jays: Take a shot on San Diego and its stud rookie

Sports | New York Post

We’re fast and now we’re first. If you are reading this, you are not alone. According to a new quarterly book from the Alliance for Audited Media, your Sunday New York Post (Amed Rosario) has blown past the lazy Daily News (Robinson Cano) in circulation and is now the city’s most-read tabloid. Have to believe...

May 26th 2019, 9:17 am

Donald Trump presents trophy at Tokyo sumo wrestling event

Sports | New York Post

MOBARA, Japan — President Donald Trump presented a special Trump trophy to the winner of a sumo tournament in Tokyo on Sunday as he got a taste of one of Japan’s most treasured cultural institutions. The honor given to Trump was part of a charm offensive Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continued Sunday as he...

May 26th 2019, 5:58 am

Yankees’ Luke Voit has homecoming to remember

Sports | New York Post

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There are homecomings and there are home-run comings. Luke Voit put on a Show Me State exhibition for his loyal fans in his home state. Voit blasted a 470-foot, two-run home run to left field in the seventh inning Saturday at Kauffman Stadium to break a 3-3 tie and boost the...

May 26th 2019, 3:44 am

This play by Yankees’ Gio Urshela was ‘unbelievable’

Sports | New York Post

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Gio Urshela made another highlight-reel play at third base to start the bottom of the eighth inning in the Yankees’ 7-3 victory over the Royals in the first game on Saturday, getting to Martin Maldonado’s hard grounder with a diving stop and then making the throw from his backside. “It’s unbelievable,’’...

May 26th 2019, 3:44 am

Yankees will be pushing bullpen as they wait on Paxton, Sabathia

Sports | New York Post

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — While the Yankees wait to see if James Paxton and CC Sabathia recover from their knee issues in time to rejoin the rotation soon, manager Aaron Boone acknowledged he will have to piece together some games with his bullpen. Boone said he didn’t have an update on Sabathia after the Yankees...

May 26th 2019, 3:44 am

Didi Gregorius’ return to the Yankees coming into focus

Sports | New York Post

Didi Gregorius went hitless in three at-bats and played seven innings at shortstop in his first rehab game with Single-A Tampa in a 2-1 loss in Bradenton on Saturday night on his road back from offseason Tommy John surgery. “I texted with him probably three days ago when he started [extended spring training games] just...

May 26th 2019, 3:44 am

Why Charles Barkley thinks the Raptors will stun Warriors

Sports | New York Post

Charles Barkley is going against the grain once again. TNT’s loquacious “Inside the NBA” analyst said he believes the Toronto Raptors will beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, going against fellow analysts Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny “The Jet” Smith. Barkley, who said he was impressed with Kawhi Leonard’s 17 rebounds in the...

May 26th 2019, 2:27 am

AEW closes Double or Nothing with surprise that puts WWE on notice

Sports | New York Post

The hype was warranted and pro wrestling may never be the same. All Elite Wrestling delivered on the boasts it would be a viable alternative to WWE. Cody Rhodes even took a symbolic shot at the company and the night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas ended with the trump card of Jon Moxley...

May 26th 2019, 2:27 am

Twitter explodes over Drake’s love of the Raptors

Sports | New York Post

Twitter couldn’t get enough of Toronto-born rapper Drake’s joy during the game and after his beloved Raptors reached the NBA Finals by eliminating the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 on Saturday night. Drake, of course, already has grabbed headlines for massaging a head coach mid-game, getting into a teasy war with the opponent team owner’s...

May 26th 2019, 12:27 am

Carlos Correa’s clutch hit in ninth propels Astros past Red Sox

Sports | New York Post

HOUSTON — Carlos Correa hit an RBI single in the ninth inning to give the Houston Astros a 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night. After Boston tied it in the top of the inning, Aledmys Diaz led off the bottom with a double to left off Matt Barnes (2-1). Following walks...

May 26th 2019, 12:27 am

Yankees sweep away Royals for seventh straight victory

Sports | New York Post

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Yankees have spent the past week playing the two worst teams in the American League — and they have taken advantage of the favor the schedule-makers gave them. On Saturday, they swept a split doubleheader against the Royals, winning the first game 7-3 and the nightcap 6-5 at Kauffman Stadium....

May 26th 2019, 12:27 am

Raptors eliminate Bucks, will face Warriors in NBA Finals

Sports | New York Post

TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard had 27 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Toronto Raptors into the NBA Finals for the first time with a 100-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night. The Raptors overcame a 15-point deficit to win the series in six games and will host the Golden State Warriors in...

May 26th 2019, 12:27 am

Mets’ four-out save plan for Edwin Diaz goes up in smoke

Sports | New York Post

Mickey Callaway planned to use Edwin Diaz for a four-out save Saturday. Instead, the Mets’ closer didn’t even pitch the ninth. Three days after Callaway said the Mets were willing to let their closer be used in four-out save situations — and one month after declaring Diaz wouldn’t be asked to record more than three...

May 25th 2019, 10:55 pm

Jason Vargas gives Mets what they need in return from IL

Sports | New York Post

Jason Vargas hadn’t pitched in nearly three weeks, and fans were fed up with him before the game’s first at-bat was through. Vargas threw his first pitch wide. His second, too. The third was deemed low. When the oft-injured, oft-struggling southpaw finally fired a strike, the Saturday afternoon crowd at Citi Field responded with sarcastic...

May 25th 2019, 10:25 pm

Wilson Ramos starting to look like the hitter the Mets paid for

Sports | New York Post

The Mets had the whole Star Wars theme working Saturday afternoon at Citi Field. Princess Leia was there in costume and a bobble-head of Obi-Wan Canobi was distributed to fans with the likeness of Robinson Cano. But no one carried a bigger lightsaber on this day than Mets catcher Wilson Ramos. Sure, backup catcher Tomas...

May 25th 2019, 10:09 pm

Fantasy owners must always keep bullpen factor in mind

Sports | New York Post

One of the most common misconceptions you find in fantasy baseball is that bullpens are all about the saves and holds. Yes, those two statistics are often found as categories in both standard roto and head-to-head leagues, but if you’re only looking at those two categories, you’re doing your starting pitching a great disservice. Categories...

May 25th 2019, 9:55 pm

Matt Harvey put on IL after ‘embarrassing loss’

Sports | New York Post

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Angels placed Matt Harvey on the 10-day injured list with an upper back strain on Saturday, two days after what he deemed an “embarrassing” loss and one of the worst starts of his career. Harvey allowed eight earned runs and gave up four homers in the Angels’ 16-7 loss to the...

May 25th 2019, 9:25 pm

Astros place AL home run leader George Springer on IL

Sports | New York Post

HOUSTON — The Houston Astros placed outfielder George Springer on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a left hamstring strain, but could be close to getting star second baseman Jose Altuve back from injury. Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow said Springer suffered a Grade 2 sprain, but would not give a timetable for how long...

May 25th 2019, 9:09 pm

Mets outlast Tigers in 13 thanks to another unlikely hero

Sports | New York Post

Juan Lagares one night. Carlos Gomez the next. Now Tomas Nido. The Mets’ offensive heroes have been as hard to predict as the weather. The backup catcher Nido was the latest to send the injury-riddled Mets to a walk-off victory, drilling a solo homer to right-center field to send them to a 5-4, 13-inning victory...

May 25th 2019, 8:55 pm

Take advantage of these lowly Orioles every chance you get

Sports | New York Post

Remember how bad the Indians were when Rachel Phelps tried to bring a team full of has-beens or never-weres to Cleveland in “Major League”? Remember how bad the Twins were before Billy Heywood took over for George O’Farrell in “Little Big League”? Remember how bad the Cubs were before they found Henry Rowengartner in “Rookie...

May 25th 2019, 8:23 pm

Kevin Durant center of attention in packed sports summer

Sports | New York Post

After all the winters of their discontent, the Knicks are poised to be the Boys of Summer. LeBron James never intended to take his talents to New York, but here we are, nine years later, and the Knicks will be asking the basketball gods for help. The lottery awarded Zion Williamson to New Orleans, but...

May 25th 2019, 8:23 pm

Stop the Bruins: We’re sick of this Boston run of titles

Sports | New York Post

Look, we like to be open and honest and completely transparent here at Open Mike, so I will warn you: If you are from New England, or if your sporting proclivities include any or all of the professional sports teams under the umbrella and the auspices of New England, then you should move along at...

May 25th 2019, 8:23 pm

David Price forced to exit Red Sox game after just 3 batters

Sports | New York Post

It looks like David Price could be headed back to the injured list. The Boston Red Sox left-hander left the game in the first inning after facing just three batters and throwing 15 pitches. According to NESN, Price appeared to wince after throwing a pitch at one point, prompting manager Alex Cora to get Colten...

May 25th 2019, 8:23 pm

WWE stars react ahead of AEW’s Double or Nothing

Sports | New York Post

Some of WWE’s superstars appear to appreciate the coming competition. Hours before All Elite Wrestling was set to put on its first show, “Double or Nothing,” at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, a number of WWE talents took to social media to wish their fellow wrestlers luck and express an opinion about...

May 25th 2019, 7:07 pm

Giants call up Mike Yastrzemski, grandson of Red Sox legend

Sports | New York Post

The San Francisco Giants called up outfielder Mike Yastrzemski, grandson of Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski, before Saturday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The 28-year-old will make his major league debut after more than 700 games over six-plus seasons in the minors. In a corresponding move, the Giants designated outfielder Mac Williamson for assignment. He...

May 25th 2019, 6:38 pm

Bernard King: Kevin Durant can’t let himself become next Patrick Ewing

Sports | New York Post

If Kevin Durant wants to come to the Knicks, he had better bring along another star or he’ll wind up like Patrick Ewing — ringless. So says Brooklyn-born Bernard King, the former Knicks legend who played a role this past season as rookie Kevin Knox’s unofficial mentor. King, who signed as a Knicks free agent...

May 25th 2019, 6:07 pm

Markus Golden out to return Giants mean streak: ‘I’m gonna hunt’

Sports | New York Post

The Giants as a team refrained from roughing up opposing quarterbacks in 2018 more blatantly than every team in the NFL, other than the Raiders. Michael Strahan once ravaged his way to a record 22.5 sacks in a single season. The 2018 Giants as a collective unit were more pillow-fight than they were pillagers as...

May 25th 2019, 5:37 pm

Yankees stay on must-have script to kickoff doubleheader

Sports | New York Post

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The schedule-makers presented the Yankees with another tomato can opponent on Saturday and once again, they took care of an inferior foe with a 7-3 win over the Royals in the first game of a split doubleheader at Kauffman Stadium. So while their AL East foes tread water, with the Red...

May 25th 2019, 5:18 pm

Nets’ Irving, Russell curiosity could ‘1,000 percent’ work

Sports | New York Post

The Nets’ summer has been framed as having to pick between keeping D’Angelo Russell or chasing Kyrie Irving. But maybe they don’t have to choose. Sources told The Post that some within Barclays Center feel Russell and Irving could actually coexist. And Kevin Boyle — the only man who has coached both — guarantees that...

May 25th 2019, 5:07 pm

Brandon Nimmo injury news gets worse with bulging disk reveal

Sports | New York Post

Perhaps this explains all the new outfield moves the Mets have made recently. Brandon Nimmo told MLB.com on Saturday that he has a bulging disk in his neck and is suffering from whiplash. The Mets have been vague about the injury that sent Nimmo to the injured list Wednesday, first describing it as a stiff...

May 25th 2019, 4:48 pm

Raptors vs. Bucks: Toronto will finish off Milwaukee in Game 6

Sports | New York Post

After three straight wins and covers for Toronto, it seems as if the Eastern Conference finals are well in hand. The Raptors head back to The Great White North one win away from a berth in the NBA Finals, with a blueprint on how to contain Milwaukee’s explosive offense. Toronto head coach Nick Nurse has...

May 25th 2019, 4:37 pm

Michael Conforto awaiting one final check before Mets return

Sports | New York Post

After going through his second full day of baseball activities without restrictions, Michael Conforto expects to return to the Mets’ lineup on Sunday. All that’s left is receiving MLB’s approval. “They said this morning they should get back to us [Saturday],” Conforto, who suffered a concussion on May 16 after colliding with Robinson Cano while...

May 25th 2019, 4:37 pm

Bruins and Blues have shattered idea of Stanley Cup blueprint

Sports | New York Post

And to think that in early January the Rangers’ interest was piqued indeed by chatter out of St. Louis that Vladimir Tarasenko would become available if the Blues were to put out their own version of The Letter and proceed with a facelift. Two weeks into 2019, the Rangers were ahead of St. Louis in...

May 25th 2019, 4:07 pm

Drake’s antics within Raptors-Bucks can now make you rich

Sports | New York Post

He never shuts up and is in everyone’s face. Think 1990s Spike Lee on the Knicks’ sidelines, cranked up by a million, so much so that Las Vegas now wants in on the Drake spectacle. In advance of Saturday’s pivotal Game 6 in Toronto between the Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks, various sportsbooks have listed odds...

May 25th 2019, 4:07 pm

Raptors vs. Bucks: These factors have Toronto on Finals doorstep

Sports | New York Post

Ka-Wow! Few gave Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors much of a chance to rally from a 2-0 deficit as pre-series underdogs to the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference finals. Betting markets had the Raptors at about 12 percent to advance. After three straight victories, Toronto can wrap things up on its home court...

May 25th 2019, 4:07 pm

John Davidson on Rangers’ rebuild, Yankees’ fandom and ‘94 memories

Sports | New York Post

Former Rangers goalie, longtime NHL broadcaster and former Blue Jackets president John Davidson is now tasked with rebuilding the Blueshirts in the same role he had in Columbus. Q: Describe the night the Rangers won the Stanley Cup, the sights and sounds of the Garden. A: Never forget that. I tell people to this day...

May 25th 2019, 4:07 pm

Dodgers vs. Pirates: Hyun-Jin Ryu will dominate Pittsburgh again

Sports | New York Post

A playground in Chelsea designed for NYCHA residents was set to open in three weeks. Total cost: $770,000. Odds are no one will set foot on the area. A plan is in place for a building to be constructed in the exact same spot. … So remember, if you enjoy people that waste $770,000 of...

May 25th 2019, 4:07 pm

Aaron Judge is pulling off Derek Jeter-like embarrassment

Sports | New York Post

Why would Aaron Judge and Michael Kay agree to star in such an ugly sell? Unless they’re teetering on homelessness, why would they do this to themselves? As Derek Jeter wrapped it up as a Yankee, he allowed, if not insisted, his reputation and legacy as the dignified “Captain” take a beating as he went...

May 25th 2019, 4:07 pm

Nets hire Hawks exec Jeff Peterson as front-office restock begins

Sports | New York Post

The Nets have begun restocking their front office. The team on Saturday it hired Jeff Peterson as its new assistant general manager to replace Trajan Langdon, who left to become GM of the Pelicans. Peterson spent seven seasons as a member of the Hawks front office, including the past three as their assistant general manager. “We...

May 25th 2019, 4:07 pm

Why Pete Alonso could be left off Rookie of the Year ballots

Sports | New York Post

Pete Alonso is on the path to the best season ever by a Mets rookie position player. Yet, he may not win NL Rookie of the Year and might not even appear on every ballot. With the season one-third complete, the NL Rookie race is setting up as the best of any award. If the...

May 25th 2019, 1:50 pm

Cal Ripken Jr., notorious serial killer linked to bizarre painting

Sports | New York Post

One man is famous. The other is infamous. Serial killer John Wayne Gacy had already been sentenced to die by the time Baltimore Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. first stepped into a major league batter’s box in 1981. When Gacy was executed in 1994., Ripken was busy racking up another Silver Slugger and Gold Glove...

May 25th 2019, 1:20 pm

Sam Darnold is the cure to all the Jets mayhem

Sports | New York Post

One of the most common storylines when NFL players come back to start the offseason is how much weight they have gained or lost. When Sam Darnold took the field this week, I was curious to see if the second-year Jets quarterback looked heavier, because it sure feels like the weight of this entire organization...

May 25th 2019, 1:01 pm

2019 French Open: Players to bet on who aren’t Rafael Nadal

Sports | New York Post

Rafael Nadal has ruled the red clay of Roland Garros like no other player in the history of tennis. Nadal, who has won the French Open 11 times in the past 14 years, is the even-money favorite at William Hill. It’s tough to bet against Rafa, but injuries and age might finally be catching up...

May 25th 2019, 12:01 pm

Favorites in Art Rooney Final at Yonkers are in bad spots

Sports | New York Post

The $300,000 Art Rooney Final for 3-year-old pacers at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday night became a wide-open event because of the luck of the draw. “Obviously, everybody knows that the draw has probably in general created more interest in the race than there may otherwise have been,” trainer Chris Ryder said. Ryder schools Bettor’s Wish,...

May 25th 2019, 9:13 am

Mets won’t be able to get away with spackling over problems

Sports | New York Post

Just enough spackle can create a beautiful illusion. Too much spackle, though? Eventually, those cracks prevail. So told the tale of your Mets, whose four-game winning streak came to a jarring end Friday night with a roller-coaster, 9-8 loss at Citi Field to the terrible Tigers — who halted a nine-game losing streak by beating...

May 25th 2019, 5:28 am

This homecoming shows how far Yankees’ Luke Voit has come

Sports | New York Post

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Luke Voit was back at Kauffman Stadium on Friday night, where the Missouri native took a significant step in his path to the majors. “This is where I had my first pre-draft workout,’’ Voit said before the Yankees and Royals had their game postponed by rain Friday night. “We stayed across...

May 25th 2019, 5:28 am

Newest Met belts a homer in his first swing with new team

Sports | New York Post

When May began, Aaron Altherr had only been with one organization since being drafted a decade ago. When he arrived in Queens on Friday, the outfielder was joining his third team in as many weeks. After being dumped by both the Phillies and Giants in a 15-day span, Altherr was at his home in Arizona...

May 25th 2019, 5:28 am

Yankees must follow Red Sox model and keep being bullies

Sports | New York Post

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Opener or ace, injury after injury, none of that matters as these Yankees keep beating terrible teams. Keep being bullies, Yankees, even if it is with a second layer of players. The Yankees have stolen a page from the 2018 World Champion Red Sox, who won 108 games, along the way...

May 25th 2019, 3:09 am

Texas softball pitcher ‘doing well’ after getting hit in face with ball

Sports | New York Post

This was a painful victory for the Texas Longhorn softball team. Texas pitcher Miranda Elish took a throw to the face in the second inning of the Longhorns’ 7-5 comeback victory over host Alabama at in Friday’s NCAA softball super regional game in Tuscaloosa. Elish was helped off the field and taken to a local...

May 25th 2019, 2:58 am

What’s next for Islanders after Brock Nelson signing

Sports | New York Post

The first domino has fallen in the Islanders’ offseason of uncertainty. So now what? Team president Lou Lamoriello wrapped up his first big pending unrestricted free agent, inking 27-year-old Brock Nelson to a six-year, $36 million deal Thursday. The $6 million annual salary-cap hit proves to be a rather equitable solution for both player and...

May 25th 2019, 1:54 am

Jake Marisnick wrecks Red Sox

Sports | New York Post

HOUSTON — Thrust into an everyday role because of injuries, Jake Marisnick is making the most of his opportunity with the Houston Astros. Marisnick homered early off Chris Sale, then made two dazzling defensive plays in center field to help the Astros beat the mistake-prone Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Friday night. “There’s not much...

May 25th 2019, 12:54 am

Kevin Durant snaps back at talk of being Warriors outsider

Sports | New York Post

In his first interview since being felled by a calf strain, Kevin Durant gave another indication Friday about still being perceived as a Warriors outsider — one of the factors in a growing belief he will leave as a free agent. The Warriors have moved on to The Finals without Durant. On Friday, the elephant...

May 25th 2019, 12:43 am

Why Mets shouldn’t rush up stud pitching prospect

Sports | New York Post

Jason Vargas plans to return from the injured list Saturday afternoon to start for the Mets against the Tigers, and you know what that means: It’s time to contemplate other options for the Mets’ starting rotation. (Yes, to be fair, the soft-throwing lefty had been pitching somewhat better, putting together a 3.00 ERA in four...

May 24th 2019, 11:43 pm

Anthony Joshua starts Garden’s move back to boxing’s forefront

Sports | New York Post

The Knicks and the Rangers aren’t using Madison Square Garden these days, which is why it will become the Mecca of Boxing again, starting June 1, when heavyweight champion of the United Kingdom makes his United States debut in the World’s Most Famous Arena. A week later, former middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin faces Steve...

May 24th 2019, 11:23 pm

Keon Broxton shows off power he never displayed with Mets

Sports | New York Post

Former Mets outfielder Keon Broxton must really be glad to be out of New York. In his first at-bat as an Oriole, Broxton, who was traded to Baltimore on Wednesday, belted a 474-foot, two-run homer in the third inning of Friday night’s game against the Rockies. Broxton, whom the Mets were able to unload for...

May 24th 2019, 11:13 pm

Dillon Danis on ‘crazy’ MMA life — and that ‘fun’ brawl last fall

Sports | New York Post

Mixed martial arts fighter Dillon Danis flies on private jets, has 784,000 Instagram followers and regularly posts photos of himself with Drake, Jennifer Lopez and David Beckham. His Twitter bio is just one word: “icon.” “It’s kind of crazy,” the four-time jujitsu world champion tells The Post. “Being young and getting this popularity, free things...

May 24th 2019, 11:13 pm

Disgraced Baylor coach Art Briles hired by Texas high school

Sports | New York Post

Art Briles’ next gig will be coaching high schoolers. The disgraced former Baylor football coach landed a job as a head coach at Mount Vernon High School in Texas, the school announced Friday. Briles agreed to a two-year contract to coach at the school, located about 90 miles northeast of Dallas. Baylor fired the 63-year-old...

May 24th 2019, 11:13 pm

Noah Syndergaard, pen stink it up as Mets’ streak ends in loss to awful Tigers

Sports | New York Post

Between Noah Syndergaard and Drew Gagnon on Friday night, the Mets played “Game of Flush it Down the Throne.” What could have been a celebratory night, with five home runs blasted by the Mets and resilience on display after Syndergaard buried them in an early hole, turned into disaster against the lowly Tigers. Gagnon’s implosion...

May 24th 2019, 11:13 pm

Cavan Biggio, son of Hall-of-Famer Craig, called up by Blue Jays

Sports | New York Post

TORONTO — Blue Jays prospect Cavan Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, was brought up by Toronto on Friday and set to make his major league debut against San Diego. Biggio was in the lineup to bat eighth and play second base, the position where his father won four Gold Glove awards...

May 24th 2019, 8:08 pm

Symptom-free, Michael Conforto ready to replenish depleted Mets outfield

Sports | New York Post

The Mets won’t be without Michael Conforto — or a left-handed bat — much longer. Conforto, who has been on the injured list since suffering a concussion in a collision with Robinson Cano on May 16, said Friday that he feels “100 percent,” and expects to resume playing this weekend at Citi Field. Manager Mickey...

May 24th 2019, 8:08 pm

Yankees-Royals postponed, rescheduled as part of Saturday doubleheader

Sports | New York Post

The Yankees’ win streak is on hold. Inclement weather in Kansas City postponed Friday’s matchup with the Royals at Kaufman Stadium. Instead, the game will be played on Saturday as part of a doubleheader, the team announced. Game 1 is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. ET, with Game 2 slated for 8:15 p.m. ET. The Yankees...

May 24th 2019, 7:21 pm

Tiger Woods roasts bettor who doubled down on his Masters win

Sports | New York Post

Tiger Woods’ win at the 2019 Masters was inspiring. His follow-up at the PGA Championship, less so. And give him credit: he knew better. The same can’t be said for James Adducci, the bettor who won a modicum of infamy — and $1.275 million — placing $85,000 on Woods to win at Augusta. Adducci doubled...

May 24th 2019, 7:08 pm

Gerald McCoy leaves Browns visit without a contract

Sports | New York Post

CLEVELAND — Gerald McCoy isn’t ready to commit to the Browns — or anyone else just yet. The six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle visited Cleveland’s facility for several hours Friday, but left without signing a contract, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press. Nevertheless, the Browns and McCoy’s agents are having “ongoing...

May 24th 2019, 6:38 pm

Matt Kemp becomes the latest Mets’ veteran outfield option

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The Mets added some extra outfield depth on Friday, signing Matt Kemp to a minor league deal, The Post’s Mike Puma confirmed. Kemp was released by the Cincinnati Reds on May 4, after the 34-year-old hit .200 with a home run and 5 RBIs in 20 games on the season. He was placed on the...

May 24th 2019, 5:38 pm

Auto racing: How to wager on Memorial Day weekend races

Sports | New York Post

LAS VEGAS — Memorial Day weekend brings about barbecues, parades and good times with family and friends, but most importantly taking time to remember the fallen who made the ultimate sacrifice in our nation’s name. It also brings about a Christmas in May of sorts for motorsports fans. Formula One kicks the day off (9...

May 24th 2019, 5:38 pm

Kevin Durant justifies his social media behavior: ‘I’m sticking to something I know’

Sports | New York Post

Kevin Durant isn’t going to stop getting into Twitter fights anytime soon. After yet another instance in which Durant punched downward online, responding to both Chris Broussard and a random Twitter user when called out online, Durant defended his approach to reporters. Why does he feel it’s justified? “Because I have a social media,” Durant...

May 24th 2019, 5:38 pm

Donovan McNabb compares himself to Troy Aikman to make Hall of Fame case

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Donovan McNabb is a Hall of Famer. Or, at least he is according to Donovan McNabb. The former Eagles, Redskins and Vikings quarterback compared himself favorably to Cowboys legend Troy Aikman, saying he “absolutely” deserves to be enshrined in Canton, because the two have similar numbers, with McNabb holding a edge in some categories. McNabb...

May 24th 2019, 4:48 pm

Jets’ GM search begins with Eagles’ Joe Douglas, Bears’ Champ Kelly

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The Jets’ search for a new general manager ramped up Friday as the team began to request permission to interview candidates. Among the first ones contacted are Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas and Bears assistant director of player personnel Anthony “Champ” Kelly, according to the NFL Network. The Eagles and Bears must...

May 24th 2019, 4:37 pm

WNBA: Why sharps love wagering on women’s basketball

Sports | New York Post

Though it’s likely to be buried in an early-season media barrage that features the NBA playoffs, the NHL playoffs, golf’s U.S. Open (June 13-16), and possibly even the women’s soccer World Cup (USA begins play June 11), the WNBA starts its 2019 season Friday night with a twin bill that includes the Liberty playing host...

May 24th 2019, 4:03 pm

James Paxton still worried after pitching test: ‘Felt it a little bit’

Sports | New York Post

TAMPA, Fla. — Yankees pitcher James Paxton still has discomfort in his ailing left knee, and shortstop Didi Gregorius planned to start a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment that Saturday that has him returning to the big league team by mid-June. Paxton allowed one hit in four innings and struck out seven against Detroit in...

May 24th 2019, 4:03 pm

LeBron James steps up Kyrie Irving recruitment in bold Instagram move

Sports | New York Post

LeBron James has another superstar target, and the Knicks may have a competitor for Kyrie Irving. James liked an Instagram post Friday afternoon displaying Irving in a Lakers jersey, adding fuel to the fire that ESPN’s Brian Windhorst started Thursday. “I think Kyrie is considering the Lakers,” Windhorst told Stephen A. Smith. “… I know...

May 24th 2019, 3:52 pm

Golden Tate all-in on Giants’ long shot quarterback plan

Sports | New York Post

Giants receiver Golden Tate says he hopes Daniel Jones’ time as Eli Manning’s protégé will pay off as well as Aaron Rodgers’ years as Brett Favre’s understudy did. Big Blue should be so lucky. The Giants decided not to replace the aging Manning, and have kicked the can down the road until at least 2020...

May 24th 2019, 3:33 pm

Blue Jays vs. Padres: All signs point to the Under

Sports | New York Post

The Blue Jays have had 15 of their 25 home games go under the total so far this season and with the Padres heading north of the border for a Friday tilt, expect more of the same. The Blue Jays have Trent Thornton on the mound and he has pitched better than his 1-4 record...

May 24th 2019, 3:22 pm

Pacman Jones retires after contentious 12-year NFL career

Sports | New York Post

Adam “Pac-Man” Jones’ career was long and filled with controversy. And now, it is over. Jones announced his retirement on Friday after a 12-year career. The infamous cornerback ends his NFL tenure with one All-Pro appearance and one season sat out due to suspension. Jones missed the entire 2007 season after a shooting incident in...

May 24th 2019, 3:03 pm

Double or Nothing preview: What AEW needs to match huge hype

Sports | New York Post

Let’s see if All Elite Wrestling lives up to the hype. After months of talk and promises, we finally get to see what the company is about. AEW puts on its first show, Double or Nothing, on Saturday from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas with nine scheduled matches. AEW has promoted itself as a...

May 24th 2019, 2:52 pm

Police end mystery behind Leidy Asprilla’s death

Sports | New York Post

After days of wild speculation, first on where Colombian soccer player Leidy Asprilla had disappeared and then what caused the Olympian’s death, authorities have ruled it a simple, but tragic, traffic accident. Asprilla, a 22-year-old who’d played for Colombia in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, was found dead by the side of...

May 24th 2019, 2:22 pm

Not all the Browns share in Odell Beckham’s Gerald McCoy dream

Sports | New York Post

Gerald McCoy seems to be taking Odell Beckham’s advice. Just days after Beckham unleashed a cavalcade of Instagram comments pushing McCoy to come to the Browns, McCoy has told teams he will visit Cleveland first, per NFL Network’s Mike Garofolo and Ian Rapoport. McCoy will visit the Browns Friday afternoon, general manager John Dorsey told...

May 24th 2019, 2:22 pm

Andrew Cashner might refuse to leave if Orioles trade him

Sports | New York Post

Andrew Cashner might be the only player in Major League Baseball who may refuse to leave the league’s worst team for a contender. Cashner, who could be a trade chip down the road for the Orioles, might choose to sit out instead of leaving Baltimore if he is traded, per The Athletic. “I wish I...

May 24th 2019, 1:22 pm

Lance Armstrong ‘wouldn’t change a thing’ about his doping downfall

Sports | New York Post

An unapologetic and unabashed Lance Armstrong said he wouldn’t have changed a thing about his rampant doping that led to what he called “the biggest meltdown in the history of sports.” The former cycling great — who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping by the International Cycling Union in 2012...

May 24th 2019, 1:22 pm

Mets add struggling veteran Ervin Santana on minor league deal

Sports | New York Post

The Mets gave Ervin Santana a shot Friday afternoon, signing the journeyman to a minor league contract, the team announced. Santana, a 15-year veteran, made three unsuccessful starts for the White Sox this season, posting a 9.45 ERA. Though he made the All-Star team just two seasons ago, the 36-year old has pitched just 38...

May 24th 2019, 1:22 pm

The Sam Darnold and Adam Gase marriage is off to impressive start

Sports | New York Post

The Jets had their first organized team activity (OTA) practice that was open to the media on Thursday. Most of the attention focused on coach Adam Gase’s news conference and his answers about the firing of general manager Mike Maccagnan. But there was some actual football. Here are some observations from that first open practice:...

May 24th 2019, 1:22 pm

Knicks’ NBA draft dream: RJ Barrett ‘a lot like’ James Harden

Sports | New York Post

Here’s a juicy comparison to chew on over Memorial Day Weekend — courtesy of ESPN’s college basketball savant Jay Bilas. Bilas sees a lot of 2018 MVP James Harden in Duke’s lefty 6-7 shooting-guard sniper, RJ Barrett, who should be available at No. 3 when the Knicks are on the clock at the June 20...

May 24th 2019, 1:22 pm

Penguins’ changes could start with blockbuster Phil Kessel trade

Sports | New York Post

After an embarrassing sweep at the hands of the Islanders, the Penguins might be shifting some pieces around. Phil Kessel is not only available, but could soon be on the move to Minnesota, per a report from The Athletic. Kessel, who had 82 points last season, was reportedly a part of trade talks before the...

May 24th 2019, 10:34 am

Aaron Rodgers’ beer-chugging shame deepened by Matthew Stafford

Sports | New York Post

Aaron Rodgers isn’t the most talented quarterback in the NFC North … when it comes to chugging beer. At Thursday night’s Bucks game, the Packers star was featured on the video board after his left tackle David Bakhtiari had just effortlessly slammed back two beers. Rodgers could only manage to get through half a brew...

May 24th 2019, 10:04 am

UCLA softball star Stevie Wisz puts heart surgery on hold for last season

Sports | New York Post

Open-heart surgery can wait. Stevie Wisz has a season to finish. Wisz, a UCLA senior softball player who has suffered from heart ailments virtually her entire life and currently wears a pacemaker to keep her heart beating, postponed her latest major operation in order to help the Bruins reach the Women’s College World Series. The...

May 24th 2019, 10:04 am
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