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Rangers not ready yet to look at ouster as learning experience

Sports | New York Post

Eleven Rangers made their postseason debuts while getting swept by the Hurricanes. Any positive experience to come from it will have to be taken after the disappointment begins to wear away. “As I sit here right now, I don’t view this as a good experience in any way, shape or form,” coach David Quinn said...

August 5th 2020, 3:44 am

Sam Darnold’s future: NFL experts give Jets’ QB mixed reviews

Sports | New York Post

The Jets may need to get Sam Darnold bigger shoulder pads this year because the 23-year-old quarterback has a whole lot resting on those shoulders. As he enters his third season, not only is his own future riding on his 2020 performance, but also the futures of head coach Adam Gase and the entire Jets...

August 5th 2020, 3:44 am

Triumphant return for Marlins after coronavirus-induced layoff

Sports | New York Post

BALTIMORE — Finally back on the baseball diamond after enduring eight days of virus testing, hotel room service and lengthy bus rides, the Miami Marlins scratched out a victory worth savoring. Following one final delay in their effort to return from a miserable coronavirus-induced hiatus, the Marlins found enough power and pitching within their vastly...

August 5th 2020, 3:14 am

Sen. Kelly Loeffler blasts players on her WNBA team for supporting challenger

Sports | New York Post

WNBA players on the Atlanta Dream squad, which is co-owned by Sen. Kelly Loeffler, showed up to their Tuesday game wearing t-shirts promoting the Georgia lawmaker’s Democratic challenger. The statement against Loeffler, who is unpopular among many WNBA players for her opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement and the league’s affiliation with it, was...

August 5th 2020, 2:28 am

Mets are spiraling, so there are no moral victories

Sports | New York Post

For some, the story can be told exclusively in grit and feistiness — your Miami Marlins, for example. The Marlins have no players, they hadn’t played a game in nine days before Tuesday night, and yet they shut out the Orioles, 4-0. Now, the 2020 O’s will never be confused for the ones of championship...

August 5th 2020, 12:26 am

Mets fall to Nationals as Steven Matz struggles

Sports | New York Post

WASHINGTON — The ouch factor is real for the Mets on multiple fronts. There is the obvious: Robinson Cano was placed on the injured list Tuesday with a grade two left abductor strain, and two other players, Jeff McNeil and Amed Rosario, were sidelined and listed as day to day after receiving MRI exams for...

August 5th 2020, 12:26 am

Rangers’ quick elimination may be the best of all worlds

Sports | New York Post

This might have represented the best of all worlds in the three-dimensional universe in which the Rangers live. For: 1) Being summarily swept out of the qualifying round, 1-2-3, lickety-split by the Candy Canes of Carolina does not erase the significant strides the 2019-20 Rangers took in transforming from lottery-fodder to playoff relevance. But: 2)...

August 5th 2020, 12:26 am

Rangers swept by Hurricanes as season ends in a whimper

Sports | New York Post

Not even Igor Shesterkin could save the Rangers season. Finally cleared to make his postseason debut in time for Tuesday’s Game 3, the rookie goalie was strong in net, but it still wasn’t enough as the Rangers fell to the Hurricanes, 4-1, and got swept out of the Stanley Cup qualifiers at Scotiabank Arena. Former...

August 4th 2020, 11:58 pm

Video of MLB player’s masturbation arrest: ‘What an idiot’

Sports | New York Post

What an awkward bust. Video obtained by TMZ shows the February arrest of Blue Jays catcher Reese McGuire, who was allegedly caught masturbating in his car outside of a strip mall in Dunedin, Fla., near the team’s spring training complex. The 25-year-old McGuire pleaded no contest and was fined $450 after initially being charged with...

August 4th 2020, 11:58 pm

Jon Rahm: Don’t expect Tiger Woods-like monopoly on No. 1 spot in this era

Sports | New York Post

SAN FRANCISCO — Well, it was fun while it lasted. Jon Rahm got to bask in being ranked No. 1 in the world for all of two weeks. When the 25-year-old Spaniard won the Memorial Tournament two-plus weeks ago, he realized a dream he’d been carrying since he was a youth: He ascended to the...

August 4th 2020, 10:13 pm

Billy Hamilton wouldn’t take train to Mets debut because of ‘Criminal Minds’

Sports | New York Post

WASHINGTON — Billy Hamilton’s first day on the Mets roster was eventful off the field. After his flight to northern Virginia from New York was canceled, the veteran outfielder was offered a train ticket that would still get him into town for Tuesday night’s game. “I told them I watch too much ‘Criminal Minds’ for...

August 4th 2020, 10:13 pm

Chad Green has been dominant for clutch Yankees bullpen

Sports | New York Post

Outside of three impressive outings from Gerrit Cole and a solid debut from Jordan Montgomery, the Yankees’ rotation has been shaky, with poor showings from James Paxton and J.A. Happ, and a brief start from Masahiro Tanaka. But beyond the offensive firepower that’s helped the Yankees to the best record in MLB, thehere’s been another...

August 4th 2020, 10:13 pm

Brooks Koepka now healthy and peaking for PGA Championship

Sports | New York Post

SAN FRANCISCO — Who’s the baddest man in golf right now? With the No. 1 ranking already having changed hands four times this year, that answer is up for debate on the eve of the first major championship to be played in more than a year with this week’s PGA Championship at Harding Park. There’s...

August 4th 2020, 9:28 pm

NBA having problems holding ‘Delete 8’ camp that would include Knicks

Sports | New York Post

Tom Thibodeau still hasn’t gotten his first wish as head coach. A stalemate still exists between the players association and NBA on an agreement regarding organized team activities (OTA) for the “Delete 8,’’ according to multiple sources. The union still is apprehensive about health/testing protocols that meet the standards of the Orlando restart bubble that...

August 4th 2020, 9:28 pm

Maple Leafs’ Jake Muzzin responsive after taken off on stretcher

Sports | New York Post

TORONTO — Auston Matthews and John Tavares scored and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 on Tuesday to even their best-of-five qualifying series at one game. Toronto defenseman Jake Muzzin was taken off the ice on a stretcher with 1:52 left in the game after his head made contact with Columbus’...

August 4th 2020, 8:57 pm

Andy Greene comes up big for Islanders in Game 2 win

Sports | New York Post

The fact veteran defenseman Andy Greene was a healthy scratch in Game 1 of the Islanders’ best-of-five play-in series against the Panthers says a lot about the team’s depth on defense. Greene, acquired in a trade from the Devils in February, made his series debut Tuesday after Johnny Boychuk was deemed unfit to play following...

August 4th 2020, 8:57 pm

Mets lose Robinson Cano to IL in bittersweet injury update

Sports | New York Post

WASHINGTON – The Mets are bloodied but managed to avoid a worst-case scenario Tuesday. Even so, the team lost its hottest hitter for at least 10 days with Robinson Cano’s placement on the injured list with a grade two left abductor strain. Two other Mets players who received MRI exams, Jeff McNeil and Amed Rosario,...

August 4th 2020, 8:27 pm

Gary Sanchez is a Yankees mess again

Sports | New York Post

Gary Sanchez is missing. Not missing like when the Mets scared the daylights out of everyone by announcing they couldn’t find Yoenis Cespedes, even though they had a pretty good idea what happened to him. Missing as in swinging at baseballs and failing to connect with them at an alarming rate. Even an 8-1 start...

August 4th 2020, 7:09 pm

Nets’ insane upset of Bucks lands bettor $32K

Sports | New York Post

The Brooklyn Nets defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, 119-116, as 19-point underdogs Tuesday, pulling off a historic upset. The win was the third-biggest point-spread upset since 1990 according to ESPN — behind the Orlando Magic (+21 at Chicago, 1992) and the Mavericks (+19¹/₂ at Seattle SuperSonics, 1993) — and the largest in 27 years. The Nets...

August 4th 2020, 6:38 pm

Andrew McCutchen ticked off by Marlins’ coronavirus outbreak

Sports | New York Post

The Marlins’ coronavirus outbreak forced the Phillies to pause play for a week, and one Philadelphia player was not happy about it. “I was upset at everything that’s transpired through that … whoever decided to step out or not necessarily follow the health and safety protocol,” veteran outfielder Andrew McCutchen said Monday in a podcast...

August 4th 2020, 6:38 pm

Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew: COVID-19 won’t mess with me

Sports | New York Post

Gardner Minshew II doesn’t think COVID-19 would dare mess with his swagger. The mustachioed Jaguars’ quarterback has been activated after a “brutal” stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list, which lasted all of two days after coming into contact with infected teammate Michael Walker. “Did not contract the virus,” 24-year-old Minshew told reporters on a conference call...

August 4th 2020, 6:38 pm

Matt Martin scores for Islanders as wife, baby cheer from home

Sports | New York Post

Windsor Grace Martin has yet to see her father lose a game. As the Islanders rolled to a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup qualifiers on Tuesday afternoon, Sydney Esiason shared a photo of her holding baby Windsor as they watched her husband Matt Martin on the ice....

August 4th 2020, 6:10 pm

Nets stun Bucks for one of biggest upsets in NBA history

Sports | New York Post

Many presumed the Nets were throwing in the towel against Milwaukee. Turns out they had more fight than expected, pulling off not only the biggest upset of the NBA restart, but one of the biggest in the last 30 years. Facing the winningest team in the league – and without arguably their top nine rotation...

August 4th 2020, 6:10 pm

Rangers turning to Igor Shesterkin with season on the line

Sports | New York Post

Igor Shesterkin is back, just in time to try to save the Rangers. After being deemed unfit to play in the first two games of the Stanley Cup qualifiers against the Hurricanes, both of which the Rangers lost with Henrik Lundqvist in net, Shesterkin was finally cleared to start Tuesday’s Game 3 in Toronto. While...

August 4th 2020, 6:10 pm

Former Yankees prospect James Kaprielian gets first call-up with Athletics

Sports | New York Post

As Sonny Gray continues to thrive in Cincinnati, one of the prospects the Yankees gave up to acquire him from the A’s three years ago is finally set to make his MLB debut. Oakland announced Tuesday that James Kaprielian had been recalled from their alternate site. The right-hander was called up to replace another right-hander,...

August 4th 2020, 6:10 pm

Tiger Woods will need a miracle at PGA Championship

Sports | New York Post

SAN FRANCISCO — The last question posed to Tiger Woods in his pre-tournament press conference Tuesday at Harding Park in advance of this week’s PGA Championship came from a reporter who asked him, “Can you win this week?’’ “Of course,’’ Woods said with a broad smile. And just like that, Woods’ question-and-answer session was over...

August 4th 2020, 6:10 pm

Jamal Crawford’s 20th NBA season may have lasted 5 minutes

Sports | New York Post

Jamal Crawford’s return didn’t last long. The venerable guard made his season debut for the Nets on Tuesday, but was forced out of Brooklyn’s game against the Bucks in the second quarter with a left hamstring injury. He will not return. Crawford finished with five points in five minutes, shooting 2-of-4 overall and 1-of-2 from...

August 4th 2020, 4:24 pm

NFL very restrictive on player opt-outs after Thursday deadline

Sports | New York Post

Once the NFL’s deadline passes, the opt-out options for players become extremely restrictive. Players can choose to opt out of the 2020 season by Thursday at 4 p.m. After that, any opt-out must meet two restrictions to be valid. The player receives a new diagnosis that he suffers from one of the “higher risk” factors...

August 4th 2020, 4:24 pm

Jordan Eberle’s two goals give Islanders stranglehold over Panthers

Sports | New York Post

The Panthers made adjustments to their lineup that made a difference, but none that were enough to shake the Islanders off their game. A three-goal second period propelled the Islanders to a 4-2 win over the Panthers at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto Tuesday afternoon, putting Florida’s back against the wall as the Isles secured a...

August 4th 2020, 4:24 pm

Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton forming Yankees dream pairing in unlikely moment

Sports | New York Post

It’s only been nine games, but the Yankees will head into Wednesday’s doubleheader with the best record in the majors (8-1) and their two biggest sluggers showing — for now — that they can stay healthy. Both Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton have started each game of the young season and Judge has felt good...

August 4th 2020, 4:24 pm

Rafael Nadal out of US Open as Novak Djokovic commits to playing

Sports | New York Post

Rafael Nadal won’t be there to defend his US Open title. The Spaniard is skipping the tournament, which he won last year, because of concerns surrounding COVID-19. Roger Federer is also out of the field after knee surgery, however top-ranked Novak Djokovic was on the USTA’s early list of entries. “After many thoughts I have...

August 4th 2020, 4:24 pm

Watch Katie Ledecky swim a lap balancing chocolate milk on her head

Sports | New York Post

Katie Ledecky can do it all. The five-time Olympic gold medalist and 14-time world record-breaker recently shared a social media challenge in which she astoundingly managed to balance a semi-full glass of chocolate milk on her head while swimming a lap. “Possibly one of the best swims of my career,” Ledecky captioned the video on...

August 4th 2020, 4:24 pm

Antonio Brown, Josh Gordon potential Seahawks targets: Pete Carroll

Sports | New York Post

Troubled wide receivers Antonio Brown and Josh Gordon could be getting another chance in the NFL. On the heels of the Seahawks’ blockbuster Jamal Adams trade with the Jets, head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider are keeping a close eye on Brown and are “very open” to a reunion with Gordon, both...

August 4th 2020, 2:54 pm

Rutgers football’s COVID-19 cases have ballooned to 28 players

Sports | New York Post

On July 25, Rutgers shut down workouts and placed the entire football program under quarantine. The numbers have only worsened since. Altogether, 28 players have tested positive for the novel coronavirus pandemic, as have multiple staff members, NJ.com reported. There are players that are dealing with symptoms, though several are asymptomatic. They will be kept...

August 4th 2020, 2:54 pm

Yadier Molina among the many Cardinals battling coronavirus

Sports | New York Post

Nine-time All-Star catcher Yadier Molina is among the six names the Cardinals announced that have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Upon approval from the players, the Cardinals also named shortstop Paul DeJong, first baseman Rangel Rovelo, pitchers Junior Fernandez and Kodi Whitley and infielder Edmundo Sosa as having tested positive for the virus. “Good...

August 4th 2020, 2:54 pm

Islanders voice Brendan Burke calling two NHL playoff games on wedding anniversary

Sports | New York Post

Brendan Burke is unconventionally celebrating his eight-year wedding anniversary with a never-ending day of playoff hockey. The television voice of the Islanders noted the “big day” he had at home, calling the team’s NHL playoff game Tuesday afternoon against the Panthers on MSG then is set to call the Wild-Canucks game at 10:45 p.m for...

August 4th 2020, 2:54 pm

Minnesota’s Rashod Bateman latest NFL prospect to opt out of college season

Sports | New York Post

College football has lost another top prospect. Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman has followed Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley in opting out of the season due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The two potential 2021 first-round picks echoed one another in their decisions. “Unfortunately, in light of the uncertainty around health and safety in the...

August 4th 2020, 2:54 pm

John Sterling’s Yankees return coming Thursday

Sports | New York Post

After a negative COVID-19 test and a four-day hospital stay, John Sterling will return to WFAN Yankees broadcasts on Thursday. Upon his release from the hospital after recovering from a blood infection, Sterling had aimed to return Tuesday or Wednesday. Tuesday’s game was rained out. Ultimately, FAN and Sterling decided on Thursday because of the...

August 4th 2020, 2:54 pm

Indians vs. Reds: Believe in Shane Bieber’s dominance

Sports | New York Post

Yankees were 7-1 going into Monday night, had 17 home runs and an average body temperature of 98.8 degrees. All good, but not good enough for this screwy season. How about the Marlins clinch the East with a 2-1 record and beat the Blue Jays in the World Series on a snowy night in Buffalo....

August 4th 2020, 2:54 pm

Markus Golden officially signs tender in big Giants coup

Sports | New York Post

Markus Golden made the only choice available. Golden re-signed with the Giants on a one-year, $4.125 million contract Tuesday, after passing his physical. He reported to training camp Friday – a few days after the rest of his veteran teammates because of personal reasons – and needed three negative COVID-19 tests in a four-day span...

August 4th 2020, 1:24 pm

Jets’ C.J. Mosley explains why he opted out of 2020 NFL season

Sports | New York Post

Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley called his decision to opt out of the 2020 season “probably the biggest football decision I’ve made in a long time.” Mosley made his first comments since opting out during a Facebook Live event Monday to help raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. The 28-year-old informed the Jets on Saturday...

August 4th 2020, 1:24 pm

Red Sox vs. Rays: Nathan Eovaldi is the difference

Sports | New York Post

The Red Sox’s pitching rotation has the second-worst ERA in the majors, but have the elements on Tuesday that should push things in the right direction. Nathan Eovaldi, riddled by injuries in 2019, has delivered two solid starts for Boston this season, pitching to a 2.45 ERA through 11 innings. His former team, the Tampa...

August 4th 2020, 1:24 pm

Next-level betting concepts worth knowing

Sports | New York Post

In order to be a successful sports bettor you need to know how the game is played. Most casual bettors have a pretty good grasp on the basic fundamentals like the spread, moneyline and total. But there is so much more to learn beyond these introductory terms. Let’s discuss three “Sports Betting 201” concepts that...

August 4th 2020, 1:24 pm

The Pelicans unleashed Zion Williamson and changed everything

Sports | New York Post

The Pelicans loosened the reins on Zion Williamson and the result was predictable: A victory and a happy rookie. After being limited to a combined 29 minutes in two losses to begin the NBA’s restart in Orlando, the dynamic first-year forward was able to finish New Orleans’ victory Monday night, and he thrived, producing 23...

August 4th 2020, 1:24 pm

Giancarlo Stanton’s model ex linked to Dodgers star Cody Bellinger

Sports | New York Post

It appears Chase Carter's baseball allegiances have shifted to the west coast.

August 4th 2020, 1:24 pm

Browns’ Andrew Billings becomes 50th NFL player to opt out

Sports | New York Post

The NFL opt-out list has officially reached 50. Browns defensive tackle Andrew Billings opted out Tuesday, bringing the total around the league to 50. Players are allowed to opt out of the season because of the coronavirus pandemic. A three-year veteran, Billings recorded one sack and four tackles for loss last year with the Bengals....

August 4th 2020, 1:24 pm

Rangers’ Brett Howden on his growth, Artemi Panarin and missing fans

Sports | New York Post

Brett Howden, the Rangers’ 22-year-old center, chatted with The Post’s Steve Serby from the “inside the bubble” in Toronto. Q: You can pick the brain of any center or wing in NHL history? A: For sure Sidney Crosby. Grew up watching him, he was my favorite player growing up. He’s been the best player in...

August 4th 2020, 1:24 pm

LeBron James isn’t loving life inside the NBA bubble

Sports | New York Post

LeBron James is still not quite settled in the NBA bubble. The NBA has done a commendable job in creating a sufficient environment for the players in Orlando. For James, however, it’s missing one key ingredient. “I miss the hell out of my family,” James said after the Lakers’ 116-108 win over the Jazz on...

August 4th 2020, 1:24 pm

MMA’s Valerie Loureda out to prove she’s more ‘animal’ than Instagram model

Sports | New York Post

MMA star Valerie Loureda has found herself in the spotlight of late, but it has had nothing to do with her fighting abilities. A video uploaded to her TikTok account showed her mixing a few dance moves with some air punches and set off a war of words on social media after UFC star Macy...

August 4th 2020, 11:37 am

ESPN’s Dan Le Batard posts poll wondering if Jonathan Isaac’s torn ACL is funny

Sports | New York Post

Dan Le Batard issued an apology for his ill-advised poll Monday afternoon. The ESPN radio host’s show, “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz,” ran a poll on Twitter poking fun at Magic forward Jonathan Isaac, who tore his ACL Sunday night. Isaac was the first player in the NBA bubble not to kneel during...

August 4th 2020, 10:52 am

Brett Gardner home run prank: Who is Phil Hughes’ accomplice?

Sports | New York Post

When a team is rolling like the Yankees are it is easy to have fun, and outfielder Brett Gardner was the butt of a clubhouse joke. When Gardner got to his locker at the beginning of the rain delay he found a printout of a tweet by former teammate Phil Hughes making fun of his...

August 4th 2020, 10:22 am

Golf betting skyrocketing as strong field heads to PGA Championship

Sports | New York Post

LAS VEGAS — It was once theorized that when Tiger Woods aged and faded from dominance, golf might become old news, too. But during a year of never-ending bad news, the business of golf betting is doing more than surviving and actually thriving. In hiding for most of the summer, Woods will reappear at this...

August 4th 2020, 10:22 am

Doris Burke shades ex-husband during ESPN broadcast

Sports | New York Post

The internet is in agreement for once: This world isn’t worthy of Doris Burke. While commentating on Monday’s game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Memphis Grizzlies, ESPN analyst Burke dropped an unexpected remark during a replay, when Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball appeared to knee the Grizzlies’ Ja Morant. “I do like being...

August 4th 2020, 9:36 am

‘Absolute scandal’: Tennis returns with dubious bubble and US Open confusion

Sports | New York Post

Tennis has officially returned with the WTA Palermo Ladies Open this week, but safety protocols have already been called into question. An unnamed player has already been forced to withdraw after testing positive, and the “bubble” that WTA will attempt to uphold at each tournament has already been threatened. Petra Martic is “not confident at...

August 4th 2020, 9:36 am

Sports media mailbag: The big issue with Fox’s virtual MLB fans

Sports | New York Post

You ask, we answer. The Post is fielding questions from readers about New York’s biggest pro sports teams and getting our beat writers & columnists to answer them in a series of regularly published mailbags. In today’s installment: sports media. What do you think of Fox’s virtual fans on baseball? Sometimes they are there and...

August 4th 2020, 9:36 am

Brian Winters signs with the Bills days after Jets release

Sports | New York Post

Brian Winters is staying in the AFC East. The former Jets guard signed a one-year deal with the Bills on Monday, according to multiple reports. Winters had been a starting guard for New York since 2013, but was released by the team on Sunday. A third-round pick in the 2013 NFL draft, Winters started 79...

August 4th 2020, 9:36 am

Yankees roll Phillies as Gerrit Cole approaches history

Sports | New York Post

The Yankees don’t need Aaron Judge to hit balls into empty seats every night to win. Not when Brett Gardner pokes a rare opposite-field homer to left field, Gio Urshela clubs a three-run homer and makes several highlight-film defensive plays at third and DJ LeMahieu opens the bottom of the first with a homer to...

August 4th 2020, 2:04 am

Yankees’ wait for peak Gerrit Cole is tantalizing

Sports | New York Post

If only Monday night’s thunderstorm in The Bronx possessed a little more oomph, Gerrit Cole could have doubled his career complete-games total from two to four in the span of three starts as a Yankee. Alas, this shower showed off as much power as the standard 2020 Yankees opponent: Not much. Hence the Yankees’ $301.3...

August 4th 2020, 2:04 am

Yankees confident James Paxton is healthy despite struggles

Sports | New York Post

James Paxton had lower back surgery in early February and two rough outings since the season got underway. Following Sunday night’s game against the Red Sox in which the lefty gave up five runs (three earned) and seven hits in three innings, Paxton said he was “concerned’’ about a dip in velocity. Aaron Boone said...

August 4th 2020, 2:04 am

Braves lose ace Mike Soroka for season with torn Achilles

Sports | New York Post

The Mets finished their win over Atlanta with three starters’ health in question — the Braves weren’t so lucky. Atlanta lost its ace Mike Soroka for the season after he suffered a torn Achilles tendon while running to cover first base in the third inning of the Mets’ 7-2 win at Truist Park on Monday...

August 4th 2020, 2:04 am

Wilson Ramos’ breakout came just in time for Mets, Jacob deGrom

Sports | New York Post

Jacob deGrom was due to get some support. Wilson Ramos was due to provide it. Ramos arrived at Truist Park on Monday below the Mendoza line, hitless in his previous seven at-bats and without an RBI all season. The Mets catcher had just one extra-base hit (double) in 30 plate appearances. He was 0-for-6 with...

August 4th 2020, 2:04 am

Jared Hughes saves Mets from another bullpen debacle

Sports | New York Post

ATLANTA — Jared Hughes came sprinting from the bullpen before the bottom of the eighth inning and then took the shorter route, from the Mets dugout, for the ninth. The two-inning stint for the reliever in his Mets debut lacked drama, which was the best result he could have hoped forMonday. “This guy is a...

August 4th 2020, 2:04 am

How Tom Thibodeau won over Scott Perry to become Knicks coach

Sports | New York Post

Knicks GM Scott Perry didn’t know Tom Thibodeau. And he still hasn’t shaken hands with the new Knicks coach. Perry just knew what he saw on the court — Thibodeau’s well-coached clubs. Perry became convinced over Zoom interviews that Thibodeau was the right man for the job, supporting president Leon Rose’s initial instinct that had...

August 3rd 2020, 11:47 pm

Much-needed Mets win includes several injury scares

Sports | New York Post

ATLANTA — Just when the Mets should have been allowed to enjoy the gift of runs for their ace and a needed victory, players started departing Monday night. None were opt outs. Amed Rosario walked off the field before the bottom of the third inning with left quad tightness. Two innings later, Robinson Cano exited...

August 3rd 2020, 11:47 pm

Mets injury concerns arise with Jeff McNeil, Robinson Cano and Amed Rosario

Sports | New York Post

ATLANTA – Jeff McNeil’s cranky lower back is the first potential injury of substance to infiltrate the Mets’ starting lineup this season. After getting penciled in Monday for his first start this season in left field, McNeil was scratched with lower-back tightness he incurred during his pregame batting cage routine, according to the team. J.D....

August 3rd 2020, 10:33 pm

Nets resting their ‘Bubble Big 3’ against dominant Bucks

Sports | New York Post

The Nets will rest their “Bubble Big 3’’ Tuesday when they face the league-leading Bucks at Disney World. After keying Sunday’s victory over Washington with spectacular performances, swingmen Caris LeVert and Joe Harris and center Jarrett Allen each have come down with varying issues. LeVert, who scored 34 points, has a bruised thigh, and Harris,...

August 3rd 2020, 10:33 pm

Knicks makeover guru defends Dolan, says he can lure stars

Sports | New York Post

Knicks branding manager Steve Stoute is known for his marketing, but he thinks he can help lure free agents, too. Knicks president Leon Rose and senior vice president William Wesley were hired primarily as a conduit to luring stars, but Stoute believes he can form a Big 3. “With having Leon in, World Wide Wes...

August 3rd 2020, 10:33 pm

Anders Lee’s bubble pingpong tournament providing Islanders entertainment

Sports | New York Post

The NHL bubble sounds like a competitive athlete’s paradise. Coming off Saturday’s 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup qualifiers, the Islanders decided to simultaneously compete in two tournaments at once. During their downtime at the hotel, captain Anders Lee gathered the team to participate in a pingpong championship....

August 3rd 2020, 10:33 pm

Brooklyn-born Edgar Berlanga dreaming big amid epic knockout streak

Sports | New York Post

The next time Edgar Berlanga hears the second-round bell, it’ll be his first time. The Brooklyn-born super middleweight has slugged his way to a perfect 14-0 start to his professional career. All of his opponents have something in common — they’ve all been knocked out in the first round. Berlanga’s trainer, Andre Rozier, admitted that...

August 3rd 2020, 10:33 pm

Rangers are in ‘uncharted territory’

Sports | New York Post

Marc Staal has played 106 career playoff games. None of them offered a challenge quite like the one the Rangers will face Tuesday night — facing elimination in the second half of a back-to-back, all while being confined to a bubble environment. “Uncharted territory for sure,” Staal said Monday after the Rangers fell into a...

August 3rd 2020, 10:33 pm

Giants hope Saquon Barkley can buck running back payday trend

Sports | New York Post

Running back or run it back? NFL teams continue to give big extensions to star running backs despite a history of returns on investment that mostly warrant a do-over wish. The Giants likely will follow suit next offseason when Saquon Barkley first becomes eligible for a new contract, showing faith he is an Adrian Peterson-like...

August 3rd 2020, 10:33 pm

Brandon Nimmo floats new version of Yoenis Cespedes’ strange Mets exit

Sports | New York Post

ATLANTA — Mets players aren’t sure what to believe surrounding Yoenis Cespedes’ strange departure from the team other than the fact the veteran outfielder has opted out from the season, citing COVID-19 concerns. Brandon Nimmo raised the possibility Monday that team officials actually knew before Sunday’s game that Cespedes had opted out. As it was,...

August 3rd 2020, 8:17 pm

Rangers in terrible spot as Henrik Lundqvist era may be over

Sports | New York Post

This was Game Too. Because though the Rangers were a tad better through stretches than they were in Saturday’s 3-2 Game 1 defeat to Carolina, they weren’t even close to good enough in Monday’s 4-1 loss that placed the Blueshirts on the brink of rapid elimination. At least Game 3 will be at the Garden,...

August 3rd 2020, 7:32 pm

TCU players revolt after coach Gary Patterson allegedly used racial slur

Sports | New York Post

A TCU football player alleges on social media coach Gary Patterson used the N-word Sunday and it prompted multiple players to skip Tuesday’s practice in protest. Redshirt freshman linebacker Dylan Jordan claims on his Twitter account a conversation over the appropriateness of Jordan posting a photo of his girlfriend to Twitter escalated into a dispute...

August 3rd 2020, 7:32 pm

ESPN NY radio adds Mike Greenberg, Max Kellerman in major lineup shift

Sports | New York Post

In its competition with WFAN, ESPN New York has a new lineup, sliced up all day that adds big names, but crushes the continuity it had built in recent years that has helped its afternoon show become No. 1 in the market. ESPN New York will add Mike Greenberg and Max Kellerman to its daily...

August 3rd 2020, 7:32 pm

Jets cut Quincy Enunwa, officially end ties to Rex Ryan

Sports | New York Post

The Jets released another of their longtime players on Monday, cutting wide receiver Quincy Enunwa. The move comes a day after the team released guard Brian Winters, who wasn’t out of work long. The Bills are reported to be signing the former Jets guard. Enunwa and Winters were the two longest-tenured players on the roster....

August 3rd 2020, 6:45 pm

Josh Harris is safest Mets buyer with one massive pitfall

Sports | New York Post

Private equity billionaire Josh Harris is seen as the safest choice to buy the New York Mets. However, there is some question as to whether Mets fans would find him to be the savior they want. Harris and investment partner David Blitzer already own three major professional sports teams: the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, the NHL’s...

August 3rd 2020, 6:45 pm

Yankees-Phillies game Tuesday postponed amid Tropical Storm Isaias

Sports | New York Post

Now it’s the weather forcing the Yankees and Phillies to juggle schedules. Due to heavy rains linked to Tropical Storm Isaias headed to The Bronx on Tuesday, the Phillies-Yankees game at Yankee Stadium that night has been postponed. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader in Philadelphia on Wednesday. The Yankees will...

August 3rd 2020, 6:15 pm

How Mets can reverse course after Yoenis Cespedes drama: Sherman

Sports | New York Post

The Mets have produced a better-than .500 record just three times in the past 11 seasons. On each occasion they were mediocre or worse for much of the schedule, then were among the majors’ best teams down the stretch. This year is pretty much all stretch. By late July or early August of 2015, 2016...

August 3rd 2020, 5:45 pm

Derek Jeter denies rumors about Marlins’ coronavirus mess

Sports | New York Post

The Marlins weren’t trying to find Magic City. The COVID-19 outbreak resulting in positive tests for 18 players in the Miami Marlins’ clubhouse is not the result of going to bars and clubs, CEO Derek Jeter told media members Monday. The situation is leading to calls MLB should halt its season. Lou Williams broke NBA...

August 3rd 2020, 5:15 pm

Cardinals’ coronavirus problem grows as casino rumors leak out

Sports | New York Post

The St. Louis Cardinals were literally rolling the dice with the MLB season. MLB Network confirmed a tweet from former big leaguer Jerry Hairston Jr. that at least a couple of Cardinals players went to a casino recently. The Post’s Joel Sherman confirmed St. Louis had 13 positive tests, with seven of those being players....

August 3rd 2020, 4:32 pm

Ex-Met Paul Lo Duca rips Yoenis Cespedes: ‘Punk move’

Sports | New York Post

Former Mets catcher Paul Lo Duca wasn’t among those shocked at Yoenis Cespedes’ decision to abruptly opt-out of the baseball season. “Now you can make your jokes,” Lo Duca tweeted Sunday night after the Mets 4-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves. “To me…Punk move and you let down your teammates. But is anyone surprised? Good...

August 3rd 2020, 4:32 pm

Tony Parker announces split from wife Axelle Francine

Sports | New York Post

It's over for Tony Parke rand wife Axelle Francine.

August 3rd 2020, 4:32 pm

Julian Edelman and model Daiane Sodré exchange comments on Instagram

Sports | New York Post

Julian Edelman "likes" what he sees of model Daiane Sodré.

August 3rd 2020, 3:45 pm

Odell Beckham: The NFL season should not happen

Sports | New York Post

No football, no problem for Odell Beckham. Beckham told Wall Street Journal Magazine that “it doesn’t make sense” for the NFL to charge forward with the 2020 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic and plans to do so are because greedy team owners see the players as sub-human. “Obviously with everything that’s going on, it doesn’t...

August 3rd 2020, 3:45 pm

Giants’ huge Saquon Barkley contract dilemma will be here soon

Sports | New York Post

Time flies faster than Saquon Barkley running through a defense. This is the final season before the 2018 NFL Draft class is eligible to negotiate contract extensions, and thus before the Giants face one of the fiercest debates in today’s NFL: Should we pay top dollar to a running back? Finding anyone around the league...

August 3rd 2020, 3:45 pm

Missouri town torn over push to oust school’s ‘Savages’ mascot

Sports | New York Post

A former student at a Missouri high school is leading a push to change the school’s longtime nickname, saying the Savannah Savages and its Indian mascot must go. Amanda Barr, who graduated from Savannah High School in 2002, said the school’s mascot and team moniker looms large over Savannah, where it’s depicted on a 152-foot...

August 3rd 2020, 3:05 pm

Braves vs. Mets: Jacob deGrom will end Amazin’s skid

Sports | New York Post

Adios. Yoenis Cespedes was a no-show Sunday. Word is Cespedes, batting .161, is opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID concerns or concerns about playing time that would prevent him from obtaining big bonuses. But insiders tell Stitches that he saw a cardboard cutout of a wild boar in the stands. Amazin! You...

August 3rd 2020, 3:05 pm

This is one very depressing Kristaps Porzingis birthday tweet

Sports | New York Post

Not everyone will be sending Kristaps Porzingis gifts. The star’s 25th birthday is a harsh reminder for Knicks fans about what could’ve been. The 7-foot-3 Latvian has a number of noteworthy marks worth celebrating and the Mavericks did just that: Of course, Porzingis could’ve still been doing this in a Knicks uniform. After Porzingis and...

August 3rd 2020, 3:05 pm

Larry Bird looks just like this tomato

Sports | New York Post

A photo recently surfaced on social media of a tomato with a shocking resemblance to NBA Hall of Famer Larry Bird. Once the photo hit Twitter on Friday, it immediately went viral. People are hard at work voicing their opinions on the second coming of the Boston Celtics legend. Next to photos of Bird, it...

August 3rd 2020, 3:05 pm

Tom Brady jokes about upgrade after iPhone 6 revelation

Sports | New York Post

Treat yourself, Tom. The 43-year-old Florida man is contemplating an overdue smartphone upgrade for his birthday after it was revealed on Saturday that Brady is still using an antiquated iPhone 6 plus. “Thank you for the bday wishes!! Might treat myself to a new iPhone this year…,” the Buccaneers quarterback wrote cheekily in a quote-tweet...

August 3rd 2020, 3:05 pm

St. John’s hopes Harlem native Drissa Traore is start of big class

Sports | New York Post

St. John’s is on the board for 2021 and it has landed one of its top local targets, continuing a trend under coach Mike Anderson. Harlem native Drissa Traore of the powerhouse PSA Cardinals and Long Island Lutheran verbally committed on Monday, picking the Johnnies over Stony Brook, East Carolina and Tulsa, a significant addition...

August 3rd 2020, 3:05 pm

Mets vs. Braves: Take Atlanta, Mike Soroka as deGrom can’t do it all

Sports | New York Post

Two of the MLB’s best pitchers will face each other in Atlanta on Monday as Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets will go against Mike Soroka of the Braves. These two squared off just 10 days ago on Opening Day in what was a 1-0 Mets win with neither starter surrendering a run. Both...

August 3rd 2020, 3:05 pm

Rangers season on the brink after feeble loss to Hurricanes

Sports | New York Post

The Rangers’ bubble life is suddenly in danger of popping. A pair of goals in 71 seconds early in the second period sank the Rangers on Monday as they fell to the Hurricanes, 4-1, in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup qualifiers at Scotiabank Arena. They now trail 2-0 in the best-of-five series and will...

August 3rd 2020, 3:05 pm

Sports teams experiment with facial recognition for contactless admission

Sports | New York Post

Several sports teams are exploring the use and implementation of facial-recognition technology in their stadiums, an effort that would help reduce risks from the coronavirus when fans return, the Wall Street Journal reported. The initial outbreak of coronavirus appeared to accelerate due to high-occupancy sports venues in Europe acting as super-spreaders – most notably soccer...

August 3rd 2020, 3:05 pm

Washington State’s Nick Rolovich caught on tape punishing player for unity plans

Sports | New York Post

There is a new posterboy for the many injustices in college athletics. Meet 41-year-old Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich. Rolovich essentially cut wide receiver Kassidy Woods from the team Sunday after Woods told him he was opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 health concerns and joining the player-led Pac-12 Conference’s unity...

August 3rd 2020, 1:29 pm

It is up to Henrik Lundqvist to save the Rangers’ season

Sports | New York Post

It will be Henrik Lundqvist in net again. The Rangers announced on Monday morning that the veteran Swede would start his second straight game in this play-in series against the Hurricanes. Igor Shesterkin practiced on Sunday, but is still not healthy to play in this crucial game. The Rangers lost the opener 3-2 to Carolina...

August 3rd 2020, 1:29 pm

Listen to Episode 15 of ‘Pinstripe Pod’: Aaron Judge Is Unstoppable

Sports | New York Post

Aaron Judge is a man possessed right now. Home runs are being hit all over the place. After the Yankees swept the Red Sox and won their sixth straight game Sunday, we present to you a brand new episode of the “Pinstripe Pod” with Chris Shearn and four-time World Series champion Jeff Nelson. Shearn and...

August 3rd 2020, 1:29 pm

Girlfriend photos send Boris Becker’s estranged wife into Instagram rage

Sports | New York Post

Boris Becker’s estranged wife Lilly blasted the tennis icon’s new girlfriend and pleaded with her to “step away from my son.” Lilly Becker, 44, blasted Lilian de Carvalho Monteiro after Becker’s new gal pal was spotted with her son Amadeus. Lilly and the tennis legend had son Amadeus in 2010. They separated in 2018 after...

August 3rd 2020, 1:29 pm

Yankees voice John Sterling expects to return soon after blood infection scare

Sports | New York Post

After a four-day stay in the hospital, John Sterling, the radio voice of the Yankees, expects to return to calling games either Tuesday or Wednesday of this week. “Everything is cool,” Sterling told The Post. Sterling, 82, said he had an infection in his blood, which is why he ended up in the hospital. As...

August 3rd 2020, 1:29 pm
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