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Pascal Siakam growth highlights everything Knicks are missing

Sports | New York Post

It seems the Knicks have spent the past two decades chasing high-priced free agents or top draft picks trying to rebuild their franchise. Maybe they should spend as much time trying to find and develop a player like Pascal Siakam. Siakam wasn’t highly thought of when he was drafted by the Raptors with the 27th...

January 25th 2020, 5:01 am

Starling Marte doesn’t seem to be in the Mets’ plans

Sports | New York Post

Starling Marte’s name has been dangled throughout the offseason and has intrigued the Mets, but according to industry sources little traction, if any, has occurred in recent weeks with the Pirates — who are looking to trade the veteran outfielder. On Friday, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said the Mets weren’t actively pursuing an outfielder....

January 25th 2020, 5:01 am

Eli Manning, Derek Jeter forever linked in New York sports lore

Sports | New York Post

We were twice reminded this week of our great good fortune as a sporting city. It comes at precisely the perfect time, too. Let’s be honest, we’ve spent some time lately feeling sorry for ourselves about a dearth of winning teams, about a championship drought that, as of Saturday morning, stretches to 2,911 days, about...

January 25th 2020, 5:01 am

Giants’ Eli Manning and Michael Strahan will have numbers retired

Sports | New York Post

There are 11 numbers representing 12 Giants who have retired, never to be worn by another of the franchise’s players. Eli Manning’s No. 10 will be the 12th number to be retired in the 95-year history of the franchise. “I wish all my decisions were that easy, to tell you the truth,’’ co-owner John Mara...

January 25th 2020, 3:43 am

Raptors’ Fred VanVleet may be intriguing Knicks option in thin free agent class

Sports | New York Post

The Knicks have swung and missed with two-thirds of the big three that led Wichita State to a No. 1 seed in the 2014 NCAA tournament. Could they round out the trifecta this summer and find the answer to their never-ending point guard problem while they’re at it? Raptors point guard Fred VanVleet arrived at...

January 25th 2020, 3:43 am

Eli Manning’s true greatness through Tom Coughlin’s eyes

Sports | New York Post

He came to us a 23-year-old boy, grew up in front of our eyes, and we were glad to have Son of Archie, Little Brother of Peyton. We had no idea what he would mean to us 16 years later, no idea he would deliver two Super Bowl championships. We had no idea he would...

January 25th 2020, 3:00 am

Islanders’ Mathew Barzal nearly the NHL’s fastest skater ever

Sports | New York Post

ST. LOUIS — He was just .003 seconds away from being the fastest skater — ever. But still, the Islanders’ Mathew Barzal won the fastest skater competition at the NHL All-Star Skills competition on Friday, doing a lap in 13.175 seconds. He ended the three-year reign of Connor McDavid, who finished second with 13.215, and...

January 25th 2020, 3:00 am

Plaxico Burress: Giants’ Eli Manning a ‘first ballot’ Hall of Famer

Sports | New York Post

Plaxico Burress expects a gold jacket in Canton for Eli Manning. “There’s no doubt about it. … He’ll walk in on the first ballot,” Burress said during Manning’s retirement ceremony on Friday. “If he doesn’t, it’s a crime, it’s a shame. He should be a first-ballot Hall of Famer, no doubt.” Burress’ greatest Giants’ and...

January 25th 2020, 3:00 am

Nets need struggling Caris LeVert to get back to top level

Sports | New York Post

The Nets need more out of Caris LeVert. In his first nine games since returning to the lineup following thumb surgery in mid-November, LeVert has struggled to find his offensive groove, shooting just 36.8 percent while averaging 23.3 minutes per game. “Still trying to find his rhythm,” coach Kenny Atkinson said of LeVert after practice...

January 25th 2020, 3:00 am

Damyeon Dotson’s play is Knicks silver lining to RJ Barrett injury

Sports | New York Post

RJ Barrett’s sprained ankle has opened the door for Damyean Dotson and the Knicks guard is running through it. Dotson continued his strong shooting off the bench and scored a season-high 21 points Friday night, though he didn’t get a shot in the final seven minutes as the Knicks lost to the Raptors 118-112 at...

January 25th 2020, 3:00 am

John Mara: When my dad knew Eli Manning was the answer

Sports | New York Post

Wellington Mara never saw Eli Manning win Super Bowls for his Giants. The franchise patriarch passed away in October 2005. But there is a strong sense Wellington Mara knew what Manning was going to become, and that brings great solace and comfort to his oldest son, Giants co-owner John Mara. The Giants traded for Manning...

January 25th 2020, 3:00 am

Omar Minaya: Luis Rojas has worked his way to this Mets moment

Sports | New York Post

Real leadership from the bottom up. It’s about time, Mets. Back in 2006, then-Mets GM Omar Minaya got a recommendation from director of international scouting Ismael Cruz to hire a young man to manage in the Dominican Summer League, Luis Rojas, son of Felipe Alou. “I knew the father, of course, I knew the family,’’...

January 25th 2020, 1:27 am

What kept Eli Manning from bailing on his Giants ending

Sports | New York Post

Eli Manning thought about leaving the Giants. He asked ex-teammates and coaches who had gone elsewhere. He asked his father, Archie, and brother, Peyton — both former NFL quarterbacks who changed teams near the end of the line. He did all the due diligence after losing his starting job to Daniel Jones and staring ahead...

January 25th 2020, 12:42 am

Jordan Spieth and Jason Day trying to regain 2015 magic

Sports | New York Post

LA JOLLA, Calif. — Remember 2015. This is what both Jordan Spieth and Jason Day should be thinking right now as they try to navigate their respective ways from the wilderness in which they have found themselves for the past couple of years. They should never forget what elevated them to the pinnacle of the...

January 25th 2020, 12:12 am

White Sox pitcher’s epic baseball duel with Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes

Sports | New York Post

It will be different for Michael Kopech watching Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, his childhood friend and rival, play in Super Bowl 2020. And yet in one way, it won’t be. “He’s a lot of fun to watch, I think I’d be crazy to say that he wasn’t,” Kopech, a White Sox pitcher, told The Post...

January 24th 2020, 11:42 pm

Zion Williamson’s Pelicans fall to Nuggets

Sports | New York Post

NEW ORLEANS — Nikola Jokic had 27 points and 12 rebounds and the Denver Nuggets beat the New Orleans Pelicans 113-106 on Friday night. Zion Williamson scored 15 points in about 21 minutes for New Orleans. The Pelicans dropped to 0-2 since the NBA’s top overall draft choice was activated for the first time this...

January 24th 2020, 11:26 pm

Knicks keep it close but lose tough one to Raptors

Sports | New York Post

Aside from a meeting with their fellow basement-dwelling Cavaliers on Monday, the Knicks have gone up against three NBA Finals contenders in their past four games. They have hung around for most of the game against all three powerhouses. But the only wins to be found were of the moral variety. Once again, the Knicks...

January 24th 2020, 10:39 pm

Peyton Manning’s ‘drop the mic’ Eli Manning Hall of Fame case

Sports | New York Post

Peyton Manning looked to “drop the mic” on the debate of whether little brother Eli, who retired on Friday after 16 seasons with the Giants, is deserving of the Hall of Fame. The former Colts and Broncos quarterback, whose first year of eligibility for Canton is 2021, did not attend the Giants’ ceremony for his...

January 24th 2020, 10:39 pm

Nets leaning on patience to keep losing from breaking them

Sports | New York Post

One of the Nets’ biggest obstacles this season has been themselves. Losers of their past five games and 12 of their past 14, the Nets are free-falling into the second half of the NBA season. But for a team that looks drastically different from last season, it has been an ongoing struggle to develop familiarity...

January 24th 2020, 10:39 pm

Tiger Woods’ early nightmare denies him Farmers surge

Sports | New York Post

LA JOLLA, Calif. — The round — specifically the first hole — couldn’t have started any worse for Tiger Woods on Friday unless he had discovered he had 15 clubs in his bag on his way off the first green or stepped in a hole and twisted an ankle. Woods, who was encouraged by the...

January 24th 2020, 9:24 pm

Danny Garcia fighting for relevancy after mega-fight dries up

Sports | New York Post

In a perfect world, Philadelphia native Danny Garcia would be fighting Errol Spence Jr. this weekend in what would have been a mega-showdown for a welterweight championship. But plans for that proposed bout were wrecked — literally — when Spence crashed his Ferrari last October and suffered multiple injuries. Spence miraculously survived after being ejected...

January 24th 2020, 8:54 pm

Eli Manning’s retirement is like no other: ‘Only a Giant’

Sports | New York Post

Of course the parting line was perfect, because Eli Manning prepared for this his whole football life. On the day when he bid a farewell far more fond than bittersweet, the face of the Giants — make that the former face of the Giants — stared straight ahead, fought off the emotions churning inside him...

January 24th 2020, 8:23 pm

Mat Barzal’s future a tricky situation for Islanders

Sports | New York Post

ST. LOUIS — It is one of the most curious cases in the NHL: What are the Islanders going to do with Mathew Barzal? As the super-talented 22-year-old center takes part in his second straight All-Star Game, the questions are swirling about his future with the organization. Barzal is on the final year of his...

January 24th 2020, 8:06 pm

Joe Judge’s Giants staff gets first and last Eli Manning viewing

Sports | New York Post

Joe Judge was there. And the new Giants head coach instructed all the assistants he has hired to make sure they were in the field house to hear and soak in the Eli Manning retirement event. Judge will never get to work with Manning, as Tom Coughlin, Ben McAdoo and Pat Shurmur did before him....

January 24th 2020, 7:36 pm

Ex-Met Wally Backman cleared at trial of harassing ex

Sports | New York Post

Former New York Mets second baseman Wally Backman was cleared Friday on charges that he shoved his one-time girlfriend and took her phone to stop her from calling the cops, officials confirmed. The 60-year-old, 1986 World Series champion — who currently manages minor-league team the Long Island Ducks — was found not guilty at a...

January 24th 2020, 7:23 pm

Steve Spagnuolo a difference-maker for Super Bowl-bound Chiefs

Sports | New York Post

After the first time, Tyrann Mathieu knew he wasn’t being summoned for a pat on the back. Mathieu and defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo arrived in the offseason to fix the weakness holding back the Chiefs. They didn’t share in the team’s heartbreak of letting the Patriots score the walk-off touchdown on the first possession of...

January 24th 2020, 7:23 pm

Luis Rojas is feel-good step Mets and MLB needed

Sports | New York Post

Jeff Wilpon recalled meeting his new manager late in 2006, at the Mets’ old complex in the Dominican Republic, on a day when Dominican icon — and Met, at that time — Pedro Martinez blessed the up-and-comers with his presence. “Pedro would come by with his electric blue, Met blue car with electric orange seats,”...

January 24th 2020, 7:23 pm

Ex-Astro Dallas Keuchel apologizes for cheating scandal that rocked MLB

Sports | New York Post

Mike Fiers blew the whistle, and now another former Astros pitcher has apologized for the team’s scheme to steal opposing signs via electronic equipment in 2017. Dallas Keuchel, the former Cy Young award winner who signed this winter with the Chicago White Sox, told reporters at his new team’s Fan Fest on Friday that he’s...

January 24th 2020, 6:54 pm

Knicks hire agency to boost their brand perception

Sports | New York Post

While the Knicks search for help on the court, they are set for a makeover off of it — with a lofty endorsement in tow. The Knicks are partnering with Steve Stoute and his brand agency, Translation, “in an attempt to bolster its brand and strengthen its ties to the fan base,” Bloomberg reported Thursday....

January 24th 2020, 6:54 pm

Antonio Brown sprinted out of jail in the wrong direction

Sports | New York Post

Antonio Brown is out on bail after an embarrassing exit. The wide receiver appeared in court Friday wearing a suicide prevention vest after his latest legal trouble — he allegedly threw rocks at a moving truck and attacked the driver over payment — and was granted bail. Upon leaving the Broward County courthouse, Brown sprinted...

January 24th 2020, 5:07 pm

Marquette vs. Butler prediction, line: Take the Over

Sports | New York Post

Butler has given up more than 70 points in each of its past three games, something they did not do in any of their first 16 games this season. Now they will try to shut down a Marquette team that has the nation’s scoring leader, Markus Howard (28.4 ppg). Howard has scored at least 26...

January 24th 2020, 5:07 pm

Mets nightmare has become ‘dream come true’ for Luis Rojas

Sports | New York Post

A nightmarish situation for the Mets ended up with Luis Rojas calling his ascension to being named Friday as manager of the Mets “a dream come true.” Barely one week after Carlos Beltran was jettisoned in the wake of MLB’s investigation into the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scheme, the 38-year-old Rojas was introduced by Mets GM...

January 24th 2020, 4:36 pm

Royal Rumble 2020 preview: Ronda Rousey among potential WWE twists

Sports | New York Post

And so it begins again. The journey to WrestleMania 36 in Tampa officially gets underway with the Royal Rumble pay-per-view at Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, on Sunday (preshow, 5 p.m; main card, 7 p.m., WWE Network). This year’s Royal Rumble could provide us with new champions with five belts at stake,...

January 24th 2020, 4:18 pm

Ben McAdoo could reunite with Odell Beckham in Browns opportunity

Sports | New York Post

The Cleveland Browns appear to be considering reuniting Odell Beckham Jr. with his first NFL offensive coordinator, and later, his head coach with the Giants. Ben McAdoo was at the Browns’ facility Friday interviewing for an offensive position, according to Cleveland.com. It was not known what position McAdoo was interviewing for, but the offensive coordinator...

January 24th 2020, 4:06 pm

X Games Paralympian Mike Schultz gets new cutting-edge prosthesis

Sports | New York Post

“Monster” Mike Schultz is gearing up for his latest winter competition. The X Games Paralympic athlete has a new cutting-edge prosthesis that will take his power and vigor to the next level. “My prosthetic equipment directly affects my performance, I would not be capable of what I do without it,” he recently told Fox News....

January 24th 2020, 3:37 pm

Eli Manning prepared for Daniel Jones to carry on his Giants legacy

Sports | New York Post

As he sat and watched and listened, you had to wonder what was going through the mind and emotions of Daniel Jones, next in line as the Giants franchise quarterback. This was the day Eli Manning announced his retirement, a significant moment in team history and there was Jones, tasked with producing for the Giants...

January 24th 2020, 3:18 pm

Nike Vaporfly sneakers could face ban for being too fast

Sports | New York Post

Just blew it. Nike is making headlines again for their controversial Vaporfly sneaker that could be regulated or outright banned by World Athletics, the Stockholm organization that oversees international running competitions. A ruling is expected by the end of the month, the group announced this week. The Nike Zoom Vaporfly has come under intense scrutiny...

January 24th 2020, 3:18 pm

NFL’s Saints accused of helping Catholic Church cover up sex abuse

Sports | New York Post

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area’s Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis. Attorneys for about two dozen men suing...

January 24th 2020, 3:07 pm

Charles Barkley, Shaquille O’Neal crush Kristaps Porzingis for knee injury

Sports | New York Post

Kristaps Porzingis returned to the Mavericks’ lineup this week, but that didn’t stop Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal from using the former Knick as an example of current NBA players not playing through injuries. Before Porzingis scored 20 points in 25 minutes in Dallas’ win over Portland on Thursday night, the TNT studio crew –...

January 24th 2020, 3:07 pm

Yale men’s basketball is very profitable for gamblers

Sports | New York Post

For many years, it was the only game in town for college basketball bettors: the Ivy League on Fridays. Though other college basketball conferences have now joined the fun, the Ivy League still holds a soft spot for old-school gamblers. This season, Yale is also holding a very profitable spot in many investment portfolios. Heading...

January 24th 2020, 3:07 pm

The Derek Jeter lessons Eli Manning took from private friendship

Sports | New York Post

The struggling rookie quarterback’s phone rang and an icon was on the other line to deliver a pep talk. Sixteen years before the memorable week that saw Yankees great Derek Jeter selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame and Eli Manning retire from the Giants, they were just two of the biggest stars in New...

January 24th 2020, 3:07 pm

Eli Manning thinking about a new role with the Giants

Sports | New York Post

Eli Manning, Giants coach. Eli Manning, Giants executive. Eli Manning, Giants broadcaster. None sound just right in the immediate aftermath of Manning’s retirement Friday, but he said he is considering Giants co-owner John Mara’s offer to stay involved in some capacity. The Giants are retiring Manning’s No. 10 and inducting him into the Ring of...

January 24th 2020, 3:07 pm

Police find weed while citing Browns’ Kareem Hunt for speeding

Sports | New York Post

CLEVELAND — Browns running back Kareem Hunt was cited for a traffic violation and police say they found marijuana in his car. He was pulled over Tuesday afternoon in Rocky River, Ohio — on Cleveland’s west side — while driving on Interstate 90. An incident report said officers smelled marijuana in car. Hunt, who was...

January 24th 2020, 1:17 pm

Eli Manning saying goodbye to Giants ‘my way’ in emotional retirement press conference

Sports | New York Post

Eli Manning bid farewell to the Giants and the NFL on Friday, officially announcing his retirement after bringing two Super Bowl titles to Big Blue over 16 seasons as their quarterback. “This sport has very few real farewells,” Manning said at the podium inside the Giants’ practice facility adjacent to MetLife Stadium. “It’s impossible to...

January 24th 2020, 11:48 am

Tom Brady’s got jokes about Eli Manning’s retirement

Sports | New York Post

Tom Brady had some fun with Eli Manning’s retirement from the NFL . The Patriots great wished Manning the best minutes before Manning was set to go on stage for his retirement press conference. He also joked about the two moments Manning will be most remembered. “Congratulations on your retirement, and a great career Eli!...

January 24th 2020, 11:29 am

Every quarterback Eli Manning defeated in his 16-year Giants career

Sports | New York Post

What do Aaron Rodgers and Cleo Lemon have in common? The same thing shared by Tom Brady and Scott Tolzien. Done guessing? Eli Manning beat all four quarterbacks once during the regular season. After 16 seasons, 234 starts and 117 victories for the Giants, Manning is retiring. And he is doing so with a total...

January 24th 2020, 11:17 am

The Patriots deadline hanging over Tom Brady’s free-agency decision

Sports | New York Post

The Patriots don’t want another Rob Gronkowski situation this offseason. New England wants an answer from Tom Brady on whether he will return to the team by March 16, when the legal tampering period begins before free agency, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday. The Patriots did not know for sure Gronkowski was retiring when free...

January 24th 2020, 11:17 am

Who caught Eli Manning’s touchdowns? Breaking down all the Giants receivers

Sports | New York Post

From Plaxico Burress-Amani Toomer to Victor Cruz-Hakeem Nicks to Odell Beckham-Sterling Shepard, the Giants’ receiver pairings kept changing over the last 16 years. But the quarterback almost never did. Eli Manning is retiring with 366 career touchdown passes — seventh-most in NFL history — thrown to 58 different receivers, including 19 one-and-dones. The first went...

January 24th 2020, 11:17 am

How Derek Carr is rationalizing that threatening Tom Brady photo

Sports | New York Post

Derek Carr doesn’t feel threatened by Tom Brady’s suspicious tête-à-tête with Raiders owner Mark Davis. A viral photo of the six-time Super Bowl champion chatting with Davis at UFC 246 sent the football world into a tailspin this weekend, igniting theories that Brady could be headed to Las Vegas next season. “I look forward to...

January 24th 2020, 10:47 am

Why Kansas is the team to beat in college basketball

Sports | New York Post

LAS VEGAS — Seven teams have been ranked No. 1 in the AP poll this season. I rarely look at the college basketball poll, which exists only to stir up fan and media interest. Baylor, the latest team to top the poll, nearly was upset as a 10-point home favorite Monday night. If a late...

January 24th 2020, 10:18 am

Jose Altuve sign-stealing backlash grows with Whit Merrifield’s All-Star anger

Sports | New York Post

Whit Merrifield believes Jose Altuve cheated him out of an All-Star spot. The Kansas City Royals second baseman was named to the American League squad for the first time in his career last season. But Merrifield believes he also earned the designation in 2018 and thinks the omission is related to the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal....

January 24th 2020, 10:18 am

Peyton Manning has mixed emotions over Eli Manning’s retirement

Sports | New York Post

Peyton Manning has some scouting to do. The Colts and Broncos great said he was “sad” to see brother Eli Manning retire because of just how much he enjoyed watching him play. “I’m happy for Eli, because I know he’s at peace and he put a lot of time and thought into this decision,” Peyton...

January 24th 2020, 9:48 am

Roger Federer survives John Millman in Australian Open thriller

Sports | New York Post

Roger Federer barely survived the Australian Open madness. The six-time champ in Melbourne won in five sets over Australian veteran John Millman in a rollercoaster third-round match that ended after midnight locally. Federer, 38, won the second and third set after dropping the opener, but could not put away the 30-year-old journeyman. There were no...

January 24th 2020, 9:48 am

Coco Gauff beats defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka

Sports | New York Post

MELBOURNE, Australia — Playing nothing like what her age or her ranking would suggest, Coco Gauff steadily made her way to her latest Grand Slam upset, eliminating defending champion Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open’s third round 6-3, 6-4 on Friday. The 15-year-old American became the youngest player to beat a top-five opponent in a...

January 24th 2020, 5:10 am

Zion Williamson responds to the weight criticisms: ‘A blessing’

Sports | New York Post

Zion Williamson isn’t about to start stressing about NBA pundits and critics who say he needs to lose some weight if he wants to have a long, productive NBA career. In a podcast interview with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Williamson said he has heard critiques of his conditioning his entire life. “There’s really no comparison to...

January 24th 2020, 4:36 am

Brian Cashman sees J.A. Happ as leader in Yankees rotation race

Sports | New York Post

After the Yankees signed Gerrit Cole in December, there was much speculation J.A. Happ may be headed elsewhere in a trade, but GM Brian Cashman indicated Thursday the left-hander would stick around. “I’m extremely confident [in the Yankees’ rotation], especially the top four,’’ Cashman said Thursday on YES Network’s “Yankees Hot Stove.” “Obviously, I do...

January 24th 2020, 3:39 am

What Tom Brady’s weekly interviewer has learned about legendary QB

Sports | New York Post

Westwood One reporter Jim Gray talks to The Post’s Justin Terranova about his weekly interviews with Tom Brady and what they have taught him as the Patriots legend prepares for free agency. Gray and Brady speak each week of the NFL season and the final one this season will air during Super Bowl LIV. Q:...

January 24th 2020, 3:39 am

Five pressing Mets questions Luis Rojas will have to answer

Sports | New York Post

Here are five questions new Mets manager Luis Rojas will face at his introductory press conference on Friday: 1. Is Edwin Diaz the closer, and what is the plan to get him right? Diaz flopped in his first season with the Mets, but team officials aren’t ready to give up on him. 2. How will...

January 24th 2020, 3:22 am

The challenge facing Daniel Jones now that Eli Manning is gone

Sports | New York Post

Daniel Jones can’t be anyone other than Daniel Jones. It is unfair to ask him to be Eli Manning. Except that is who he was drafted to be. The Giants drafted him to be The Next Eli Manning. There will never be another Eli Manning, a living anachronism in a Twitter-Instagram world gone mad, a...

January 24th 2020, 3:09 am

Knicks’ Frank Ntilikina is struggling with his shooting again

Sports | New York Post

Frank Ntilikina enjoyed a five-game stretch this month in which he connected on 50 percent of his 32 field-goal attempts, highlighted by a 16-point performance in Utah on Jan. 8. But the Knicks’ 2017 lottery pick has lost that shooting touch again since suffering a groin injury against New Orleans one game later. Counting that...

January 24th 2020, 2:22 am

Proof that Eli Manning was Giants’ king of the comeback

Sports | New York Post

Eli Manning often saved his best for last. With 27 career regular-season fourth-quarter comebacks, Manning is tied for No. 13 among quarterbacks since 1960, according to Pro Football Reference. That’s one more than Joe Montana and more than twice as many as “Captain Comeback” Roger Staubach. Manning won’t be adding any more to the résumé...

January 24th 2020, 2:09 am

Stan Van Gundy is studying brother Jeff for his TV transition

Sports | New York Post

Stan Van Gundy is entering the next phase of his career. The former Magic and Pistons coach is transitioning from the studio to the booth, where he will be the game analyst for TNT’s new Tuesday night package alongside play-by-play man Ian Eagle. The chance to call games was “one of the biggest reasons” why...

January 24th 2020, 1:36 am

Caroline Wozniacki heads to retirement after Australian Open ouster

Sports | New York Post

MELBOURNE, Australia — Caroline Wozniacki’s farewell tour at the Australian Open is over. The 2018 champion lost her third-round match 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 to Ons Jabeur at Melbourne Arena. Wozniacki said late last year that she would retire from the game after the Australian Open in order to spend more time with her family and...

January 24th 2020, 1:36 am

Nets prove they are no match for LeBron James and Lakers

Sports | New York Post

The Nets saw this five-game stretch as a test to see where they stood against the NBA’s elite. They’re not going to like the answer. The Nets went winless in this grueling stretch against the league’s playoff favorites, the final one Thursday night arguably the toughest. LeBron James and the Lakers beat them 128-113 in...

January 24th 2020, 1:36 am

Serena Williams shockingly eliminated from Australian Open

Sports | New York Post

MELBOURNE, Australia — Down to what sure felt like her last chance, Serena Williams came through with a cross-court forehand winner to close a 24-stroke point, then raised her arms, held that celebratory pose and looked over toward her guest box. Finally, on her sixth try, after 1½ hours of action, she had managed to...

January 24th 2020, 1:36 am

Ryan Strome on Islanders rock bottom, trade deadline, all things Rangers

Sports | New York Post

Ryan Strome, the Ontario native and fifth-overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, who bounced from the Islanders to the Oilers to the Rangers, speaks with Steve Serby on the eve of the All-Star break. Q: You’ve proven them wrong as a Ranger, but how did you feel about the naysayers who wondered if...

January 24th 2020, 1:36 am

DraftKings user sues MLB over Astros sign-stealing scandal

Sports | New York Post

A DraftKings player filed a class action lawsuit against the MLB and two of its teams on Thursday — accusing them of creating an unfair gambling platform by turning a blind eye to the recently uncovered sign-stealing scandal. Fantasy baseball contests from 2017 — when the Houston Astros first used electronic equipment to steal signs...

January 24th 2020, 1:36 am

Eli Manning will be remembered as the ultimate teammate

Sports | New York Post

My initial reaction: They could have done without him. Stick with Kerry Collins, take left tackle Robert Gallery with the No. 4 pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, do not give up two first-round picks and one third-round pick and move forward as a franchise without Archie’s son and Peyton’s younger brother. They were not...

January 24th 2020, 1:36 am

The vulgar scam leagues, TV networks are running on right-minded fans

Sports | New York Post

Don’t let them push you from the high road. You’re neither crazy nor alone. Hardly. One day, likely too late, those who run sports, TV and other forms of media will discover that those who know and choose right over wrong should never have been dismissed as unimportant. But until the realization that the decent-minded...

January 24th 2020, 1:36 am

Antonio Brown turns himself in for allegedly attacking delivery driver

Sports | New York Post

Antonio Brown turned himself in to Florida authorities Thursday night, one day after a warrant was issued for his arrest, a report said. The embattled wide receiver is facing charges of battery and burglary from a Tuesday night incident where he and his trainer allegedly got into a fight with a delivery truck driver outside...

January 24th 2020, 1:36 am

Nets didn’t waste any time playing Kyrie Irving heavy minutes

Sports | New York Post

Kyrie Irving returned from his hamstring injury in time for Thursday’s national TV game against the Lakers and former teammate LeBron James. And Irving went right back to carrying the load, for better or worse, leading the Nets with 20 points in a team-high 33:13. Irving’s minus-26 was the worst of any player on the...

January 24th 2020, 1:36 am

Tiger Woods starts 2020 on a strong note

Sports | New York Post

LA JOLLA, Calif. — It was a good start. And that’s all Tiger Woods was seeking out of his first tournament round of 2020, the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, as he pursues his PGA Tour-record 83rd career victory. Even Woods, after 82 wins and 15 major championships, has nerves on the first tee....

January 23rd 2020, 10:20 pm

Brian Cashman: Yankees did ‘everything we could’ to combat cheating Astros

Sports | New York Post

Brian Cashman said the Yankees had “concerns” about the Astros before Houston was found to have used an electronic sign-stealing scheme and the general manager added his team did what it could to stop their effectiveness. “We’ve done our due diligence,’’ Cashman said Thursday night on YES Network’s “Yankees Hot Stove” in his first public...

January 23rd 2020, 10:20 pm

How Dennis Smith Jr. is handling his murky Knicks future

Sports | New York Post

There were less than two minutes remaining in the third quarter when Dennis Smith Jr. finally got off the bench on Wednesday night, but his first appearance in nearly one month didn’t last very long. Smith was on the court for only 3 minutes and 36 seconds bridging the final two quarters of the Knicks’...

January 23rd 2020, 10:20 pm

Super Bowl champion Giants share favorite Eli Manning memories

Sports | New York Post

The championship bond is real. When you win together it lasts forever. Those who won Super Bowls with Eli Manning following the 2007 and 2011 seasons will never forget Eli the quarterback and Eli the guy. Here are their reminisces to a singular question: What do you remember most about Eli Manning? Rich Seubert, guard,...

January 23rd 2020, 10:20 pm

Chili Davis happy to help Luis Rojas: ‘He loves the Mets’

Sports | New York Post

As Chili Davis monitored the latest Mets managerial search from afar, the idea of venturing outside the organization only made sense if the team was prepared to hire a proven winner. “It would have had to be somebody like a Dusty Baker, who had that experience and he was going to come in, understand the...

January 23rd 2020, 10:20 pm

Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes was wowing pros at 5 years old

Sports | New York Post

Patrick Mahomes has been here before. He was on the field for the game’s biggest stage, strutting his athleticism alongside the pros and fending off a defensive back who was recruited by the likes of Notre Dame, Miami and Florida State. It was before Game 3 of the 2000 World Series at Shea Stadium, during...

January 23rd 2020, 10:20 pm

Rory McIlroy off to quick start at Farmers Insurance Open

Sports | New York Post

LA JOLLA, Calif. — At stake for Tiger Woods at this week’s Farmers Insurance Open is winning his 83rd career tournament to set the all-time PGA Tour record. Gathering less press than that is what’s at stake for Rory McIlroy, who with a win this week will wrest the No. 1 world ranking away from...

January 23rd 2020, 10:20 pm

The Daniel Jones-Jason Garrett bond is already forming

Sports | New York Post

MOBILE, Ala. — Jason Garrett has already spoken with Daniel Jones and is more than excited to get to work with him. There is almost always a link between an offensive coordinator and his starting quarterback, and soon enough, the bond that was initiated by that first phone call will grow into something the Giants...

January 23rd 2020, 7:48 pm

Mike Florio suggests 49ers should ‘send a message’ to Patrick Mahomes

Sports | New York Post

Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio made controversial comments Wednesday while laying out a scenario for stopping Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes in Super Bowl 2020. “I wanna be careful here because I’m not suggesting that [the 49ers] try to knock [Mahomes] out of the game,” Florio qualified on PFT Live. “But at a certain point, you...

January 23rd 2020, 6:48 pm

Antonio Brown was ‘high’, ‘trying to fight’ during recent dispute: 911 caller

Sports | New York Post

New details have emerged in the latest Antonio Brown saga. Brown, who police issued an arrest warrant for on Wednesday, reportedly assaulted a moving driver on Tuesday and threw rocks at the man’s truck over a payment dispute. In a 911 call obtained Thursday by TMZ Sports, the driver claims Brown initially refused to pay the...

January 23rd 2020, 6:17 pm

Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott, Jaylon Smith: It will be weird without Jason Garrett

Sports | New York Post

The Cowboys haven’t been without Jason Garrett on their coaching staff in some capacity since 2007. And now the organization will have to compete against their former head coach, who was recently hired as offensive coordinator of the Giants, in their very first season without him. “It’s going to be weird, because you’re so used...

January 23rd 2020, 6:01 pm

Hall of Fame election gives rare look at Derek Jeter’s private life

Sports | New York Post

Rarely do we get a look into Derek Jeter’s private life, but his election to the Baseball Hall of Fame provided a glimpse. The Players’ Tribune video of the moment when Jeter received the call opens up with his 2-year-old daughter recognizing her father on TV. Once he gets the news from Jack O’Connell, Jeter’s...

January 23rd 2020, 5:31 pm

Giancarlo Stanton gets ready for Yankees season by bench-pressing Adriana Lima

Sports | New York Post

It appears Adriana Lima prefers pinstripes. The 38-year-old model — who previously dated former Mets pitcher Matt Harvey and Patriots received Julian Edelman — was seen working out with Yankees star Giancarlo Stanton in a recent Instagram video from Dogpound founder Kirk Myers. In the clip, Stanton, 30, is seen bench-pressing Lima into the air,...

January 23rd 2020, 5:17 pm

Steph Curry desperately wanted Knicks to draft him: ‘Thought I was going’

Sports | New York Post

Steph Curry wanted to be a Knick. The three-time NBA champion recalled the night he was drafted No. 7 overall in 2009 on a recent episode of Showtime’s “All the Smoke,” podcast admitting that he had his sights set on the Big Apple. “I wanted to go to New York and thought I was going...

January 23rd 2020, 4:47 pm

Adam Schefter is squashing the Bengals’ Joe Burrow draft drama

Sports | New York Post

The quest for presumptive No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Joe Burrow, is spreading throughout the league. The former LSU quarterback is fresh off of winning a national championship, where he threw for five touchdowns in a thrilling win over Clemson to conclude his impressive collegiate career. The quarterback-needy Cincinnati Bengals are set...

January 23rd 2020, 4:17 pm

Networks would line up if Eli Manning has NFL TV interest

Sports | New York Post

If the retiring Eli Manning wanted to go into TV, he would have options. “I think every network would meet with him if he is interested,” a high-level sports TV executive told The Post. How interested is the real question when it comes to Manning as an NFL TV analyst. Manning, 39, made a quarter-billion...

January 23rd 2020, 3:43 pm

Aaron Rodgers’ family ‘dismayed’ over religious interview with Danica Patrick

Sports | New York Post

New year, same feud. Aaron Rodgers’ estranged family is said to be “dismayed” by comments made by the Packers quarterback in late December while discussing his Christian background on girlfriend Danica Patrick’s podcast, “Pretty Intense.” “They were dismayed,” a source recently told People. “The family is very dedicated to their Christian faith.” During the exchange...

January 23rd 2020, 3:43 pm

Chris Benoit’s son David opens up about father’s murder-suicide

Sports | New York Post

David Benoit, the son of former WWE wrestler Chris Benoit, recently opened up for the first time about the murder-suicide his father committed in 2007, and David is convinced Chris wasn’t himself. “It wasn’t him, man. It definitely wasn’t,” David Benoit told Chris Van Vliet in a sit-down, on-camera interview. “He would never do that,...

January 23rd 2020, 3:43 pm

Royal Rumble: Drew McIntyre finally poised to fulfill ‘Chosen One’ prophecy

Sports | New York Post

The moment Drew McIntyre wants more than anything has never felt so attainable. He enters this year’s men’s Royal Rumble match during Sunday’s pay-per-view at Minute Maid Park in Houston ( 7 p.m, WWE Network) as a legitimate threat to win then go on to WrestleMania 36 with the chance to earn his first world...

January 23rd 2020, 2:58 pm

Washington vs. Utah prediction, line: Take the Under

Sports | New York Post

The Washington Huskies are a team in transition that will be looking to get its offense going on the road on Thursday night against a Utah team in dire need of a victory. The Huskies are without the services of the academically ineligible Quade Green, who was shooting 44.7 percent from 3-point range with 11.6...

January 23rd 2020, 2:11 pm

Listen to Episode 25 of ‘Blue Rush’: Thank You, Eli feat. Brandon Jacobs, Linda Cohn

Sports | New York Post

Thank you, Eli. It’s a special emergency edition of the “Blue Rush” podcast following the announcement that Eli Manning will retire. This was an emotional show. It opens with some memorable highlights from Manning’s career followed by a message from ESPN host and diehard Giants fan Linda Cohn. Jimmy Failla and I then look back...

January 23rd 2020, 1:56 pm

Why Rangers should strike now on Alex Georgiev trade

Sports | New York Post

Regarding the Rangers, one point better entering the All-Star break than last season but two points further out of a playoff spot, as if that is the measure of progress: 1. There is probably as good a chance that the team will continue to carry three goaltenders through the Feb. 24 trade deadline as there...

January 23rd 2020, 12:41 pm

Odell Beckham has to explain LSU chaos to Kevin Stefanski

Sports | New York Post

Odell Beckham will have some explaining to do to his fifth head coach, Kevin Stefanski. The new Browns coach is expected to meet Thursday with the polarizing wide receiver, a week after Beckham ignited another firestorm with his postgame antics at LSU’s championship game, in which he handed cash to players and appeared to smack...

January 23rd 2020, 12:26 pm

NFL star DeAndre Hopkins supports teen suspended over dreadlocks

Sports | New York Post

A Texas teen named Deandre Arnold was suspended from high school and told he couldn’t walk at his graduation ceremony unless he cut his dreadlocks, getting the attention of a Houston Texans star who shares his first name — DeAndre Hopkins, who urged him not to cut his hair. Arnold, 17, a senior, ironically, at...

January 23rd 2020, 12:11 pm

Donovan McNabb and Terrell Owens are still feuding over Eagles drama

Sports | New York Post

All these years later, Donovan McNabb and Terrell Owens are still beefing. In a recent interview on Bleacher Report’s Untold Stories, the former quarterback detailed what went wrong in the Eagles’ loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005 before alluding to Owens’ prominent role in the team’s quick downfall the following year....

January 23rd 2020, 11:52 am

Nick Kyrgios mocks Rafael Nadal, calls self ‘d–khead’ at Australian Open

Sports | New York Post

The Nick Kyrgios-Rafael Nadal dream match at the 2020 Australian Open is one step closer to reality, and the anticipation is only increasing after the Australian’s latest jab at his rival. During the second set of Kyrgios’ second-round win Thursday over Gilles Simon, the chair umpire warned Kyrgios, 24, for taking more than 25 seconds...

January 23rd 2020, 11:23 am

Chelsie Kyriss, Antonio Brown’s ex, begs for receiver to get help

Sports | New York Post

As the reports around Antonio Brown get more worrying, his ex-girlfriend Chelsie Kyriss posted an emotional Instagram message pleading with him to get help. Kyriss, who has three sons with Brown, has been the source of some of his the receiver’s social media ire throughout his months-long tailspin. “Unfortunately, it seems Antonio has made questionable...

January 23rd 2020, 11:23 am

Vanessa Hudgens catches Lakers game after Kyle Kuzma dinner date

Sports | New York Post

Perhaps Vanessa Hudgens is the Lakers' good luck charm.

January 23rd 2020, 10:37 am

Mark Jackson, ESPN catch heat for Zion Williamson ‘fat-shaming’ in NBA debut

Sports | New York Post

So much for body positivity. Zion Williamson made his much-hyped NBA debut for the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night against the San Antonio Spurs after undergoing meniscus surgery in October. The 6-foot-6, 285-pound forward sat down four minutes into the game, and ESPN immediately began to focus on the 19-year old’s weight. The network...

January 23rd 2020, 10:20 am
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