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Giants’ real camp QB battle is behind Eli Manning and Daniel Jones

Sports | New York Post

Leading into the start of training camp (rookies report July 22, veterans July 24) The Post will provide Giants fans with a position-by-position look at the roster. The Giants made good on their succession plan by taking Daniel Jones with the No. 6 pick in the NFL Draft. So now we know who gets the...

July 18th 2019, 4:09 pm

A’s vs. Twins: 1st inning stat makes for intriguing bet

Sports | New York Post

This spring, when I first started wagering on MLB 1st Inning Yes/No proposition bets (whether there would be a score in the opening frame), I was most interested in repeating the success we had with NHL 1st Period Over/Under bets late in the season. The NHL success was built on riding teams that consistently went...

July 18th 2019, 4:09 pm

David Duval’s British Open nightmare a lonely trek

Sports | New York Post

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — You cannot hide in golf. No other sport exposes the competitor as cruelly as golf does. There are no timeouts in golf. There is no halftime break. The coach cannot pull you aside, give you a pep talk or set you straight. In baseball, if you’re a pitcher and you’re getting...

July 18th 2019, 3:24 pm

Celtics seeking Tacko Fall deal with development a ‘high priority’

Sports | New York Post

All eyes were on Tacko Fall during NBA summer league, and the 7-foot-6 sensation may have earned a future with the Celtics. “We’re trying to still get a contract done with Tacko. We haven’t signed him yet,” Celtics general manager Danny Ainge said Thursday on 98.5 FM’s “Toucher and Rich” show. “I really can’t say...

July 18th 2019, 2:05 pm

Jim Harbaugh takes one more ‘controversy’ dig at Urban Meyer

Sports | New York Post

Jim Harbaugh doesn’t have to deal with Urban Meyer anymore, which should make Michigan fans breathe a little easier. But he hasn’t forgotten about his rival. When asked his reaction to Meyer retiring, Harbaugh gave a very on-brand answer: Complimentary yet critical. “Urban Meyer’s had a winning record. A really phenomenal record everywhere he’s been,”...

July 18th 2019, 2:05 pm

Darren Clarke’s British Open homecoming an emotional one

Sports | New York Post

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Darren Clarke knew the feeling on the first tee was going to be different than anything before. He just didn’t know how dramatically different. It was 6:35 in the morning Thursday and Clarke, a native of Northern Ireland who makes his home in Portrush, had been selected by the Royal &...

July 18th 2019, 1:35 pm

Tony Romo steps out of ‘bubble’ to respond to Peyton Manning criticism

Sports | New York Post

Tony Romo took the high road. The former Cowboys quarterback opted not to fire back at Peyton Manning’s jab, insisting he’s merely excelled at broadcasting because of his passion for it, and not because he was focused on it previously. Manning, who passed on a job as a “Monday Night Football” analyst because he didn’t...

July 18th 2019, 1:35 pm

MLB should have robot umpires for meaningless September games

Sports | New York Post

On the weekend of September 6-8, also known as the NFL’s opening weekend, the Royals will travel to Miami to play the Marlins. Snooze City, right? Two teams out of the race for months, playing for nothing besides 2020 draft position. Short of Marlins CEO Derek Jeter coming out of retirement and playing that weekend,...

July 18th 2019, 1:23 pm

Bet on Rays and Charlie Morton against Yankees pen pile

Sports | New York Post

It’s official. Starbucks will no longer sell newspapers come September. Worse yet, the chain will continue to serve its Sous Vide Egg Bites. Bad news for Post readers, but the good news here is coffee lovers will no longer have to read the Daily Lose. Tuesday’s edition told us 50 years ago “John Glenn(?) stepped...

July 18th 2019, 12:23 pm

Tiger Woods looks in pain after first shot at British Open

Sports | New York Post

Tiger Woods wasn’t kidding when he said his game wasn’t as sharp as he wanted. On his first shot of the British Open, Woods pulled his tee ball left into the thick rough and appeared to be in some pain, too. Woods, who won The Masters in April, would go on to the par hole....

July 18th 2019, 12:23 pm

Rangers sign forward Phillip Di Giuseppe

Sports | New York Post

As the Rangers decide how to handle their cap crunch, they’ve added another contract to the books. The team announced Thursday the signing of free agent forward Phillip Di Giuseppe. The 25-year-old winger split time last year with the Hurricanes and Predators, recording one goal and three assists in 24 games. He also spent time...

July 18th 2019, 12:23 pm

Kawhi Leonard bizarrely ripped by NBA executives

Sports | New York Post

Kawhi Leonard has been the talk of the NBA the past few months, yet his dazzling playoff performance hasn’t impressed everyone. As Leonard comes off a historic NBA championship with the Raptors and winning his second NBA Finals MVP, NBA executives granted the freedom of anonymity decided to take bizarre shots at the soft-spoken All-Star,...

July 18th 2019, 12:23 pm

The signs Sam Darnold is ready to make jump Jets are counting on

Sports | New York Post

As the Jets get close to training camp, I am examining the roster and giving you my top 25 players. Each weekday, we will reveal another person on the list, leading right into camp. I am not including rookies on this list because I do not feel it is possible to fully evaluate them before...

July 18th 2019, 12:23 pm

David Duval makes nightmare 13 at British Open — and it could’ve been worse

Sports | New York Post

However rough your morning is, just know that David Duval’s is worse. The 2001 British Open champ started out strong at Portrush, with two birdies on the first two holes. Then he put up a quadruple bogey. Then he put up a disaster of epic proportions, carding a 13(!) on the seventh hole. This included...

July 18th 2019, 10:50 am

Kyrie Irving started plotting Celtics exit in December

Sports | New York Post

The seeds of Kyrie Irving’s Boston departure were planted long before he agreed to sign with the Nets on June 30. Apparently, as early as December. “The first time he reached out was maybe like December in terms of just loosely talking about it,” Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie said on The Athletic’s Back to Back...

July 18th 2019, 10:50 am

Zion Williamson is the highlight of Knicks preseason

Sports | New York Post

Knicks fans will get a very early look at rookie phenom Zion Williamson at the Garden. According to an NBA source, the Pelicans will visit the Garden during preseason, taking on the Knicks on Oct. 18. Williamson, the No. 1 pick in the draft, faced the Knicks summer-league team on July 5 but only lasted...

July 18th 2019, 10:50 am

Buck Showalter is showing he could be a perfect fit in Yankees family

Sports | New York Post

Buck Showalter has the subtle baseball clubhouse ribbing down. When he sees a chance to kid a little, he does it. This little dash of humor to go along with his supreme knowledge of the game has made Showalter a good watch this week on YES Network. That is why if Showalter wants to do...

July 18th 2019, 10:50 am

Steph Curry has perfect response after trolls shade Ayesha’s dance moves

Sports | New York Post

Don't mess with the Curry family.

July 18th 2019, 10:50 am

Dwight Howard strangely misunderstood Kobe Bryant’s ‘soft’ diss for years

Sports | New York Post

Dwight Howard’s relationship with Kobe Bryant wasn’t great when they played together, and it got worse afterward. When Howard came back to the Staples Center with the Rockets in 2014, the two got into a scuffle, in which Bryant called his former teammate “soft.” The incident has stuck with Howard. “I think for years I...

July 18th 2019, 10:50 am

Why oddsmakers are sleeping on the surging Giants

Sports | New York Post

When it seemed as if the schedule was finally going to soften for the New York Mets, they run into a sudden summer surprise as they visit the San Francisco Giants for a four-game series this weekend. San Francisco stumbled to a 3-8 start, then in late May dipped again to fall a dozen games...

July 18th 2019, 10:50 am

Rory McIlroy off to worst start imaginable at British Open

Sports | New York Post

Rory McIlroy went out of bounds on his first shot of the British Open, then left his ball unplayable in thick brush near the green and ended up with a quadruple-bogey 8. The 2014 champion holds the course record at Royal Portrush, shooting a 61 when he was 16 in the North of Ireland Amateur....

July 18th 2019, 7:31 am

British Open 2019: TV schedule, how to watch, live stream, odds

Sports | New York Post

The field for the 2019 British Open is stacked with stars including 15 former champions, and to top it all off, the world’s No. 1-ranked golfer, Brooks Koepka. Stars competing in the Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland include Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose and defending champ Francesco Molinari....

July 18th 2019, 6:48 am

British Open tee times, pairings: Full first-round schedule

Sports | New York Post

The 2019 British Open kicks off Thursday, and for those stateside hoping to get a peek at golfers working their way through historic Royal Portrush, it’ll be a very early morning. Local hero Darren Clarke will get the honor of teeing off first at 6:35 a.m. local time, which will be 1:35 a.m. on the...

July 18th 2019, 6:18 am

Amateur golfer Brandon Wu’s magical run just won’t end

Sports | New York Post

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — It’s good to be Brandon Wu. Where to start with his magical life? Maybe with him going 3-0 in match play and becoming a catalyst in leading Stanford to the NCAA golf title. Or qualifying to play in the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, making the cut, being paired with Dustin...

July 18th 2019, 1:10 am

Mets’ Jason Vargas is covering up his biggest flaw right now

Sports | New York Post

MINNEAPOLIS — The ball is flying against Jason Vargas, but he has still managed to keep his season afloat. The veteran lefty surrendered two home runs Wednesday — running his total to eight over his past six starts — but limited the damage in the Mets’ 14-4 victory over the Twins at Target Field. Vargas...

July 18th 2019, 1:10 am

Steve Kerr says GOP ‘sold its soul’ to Trump, calls on Dems to ‘get this right’ in 2020

Sports | New York Post

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said the GOP “has sold its soul” to President Trump and called on Democrats to make things “right in 2020.” The former NBA star made the assertion on Twitter on Wednesday night — marking the second time this week that he’s tweeted about the president. “I believe the...

July 18th 2019, 12:42 am

Yankees’ Severino, Betances keep getting rare good news

Sports | New York Post

Dellin Betances and Luis Severino each threw again Wednesday before the Yankees-Rays postponement due to rain, and are scheduled on Thursday to throw on back-to-back days for the first time of their latest comeback attempts from lat strains. Boone said both could be back on a mound in “a couple of weeks … if everything...

July 18th 2019, 12:42 am

Chris Paul and the Thunder are stuck for now

Sports | New York Post

It seems the NBA’s trade frenzy has finally subsided. And that could be bad news for Chris Paul and the Thunder. After attempts to move him stalled, Paul is expected to start the season in Oklahoma City, ESPN reported Wednesday. The 34-year-old point guard was dealt from contending Houston to rebuilding OKC earlier this offseason...

July 17th 2019, 11:55 pm

Elijah ‘Pumpsie’ Green, the Red Sox’s first black player, dead at 85

Sports | New York Post

BOSTON — Former Boston Red Sox infielder Elijah “Pumpsie” Green, the first black player on the last major league team to field one, has died. He was 85. The Red Sox said Green, who lived in California most of his life, died Wednesday at in a hospital in San Leandro, near Oakland; no cause of...

July 17th 2019, 10:55 pm

British Open: Gary Woodland is still a stranger in Ireland

Sports | New York Post

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — They had a special day for Gary Woodland recently in his hometown of Topeka, Kan., to celebrate his U.S. Open victory at Pebble Beach last month. Woodland estimated there were about 3,500 people lining the streets to honor him. With a first career major championship comes some fame. In most places,...

July 17th 2019, 10:39 pm

Stroman? Bauer? The best Yankees pitching targets right now

Sports | New York Post

On Wednesday afternoon, Braves left-hander Dallas Keuchel gave up five runs (four earned) to the Brewers over 5 ²/₃ innings, walking two and striking out five. His ERA shot up from 3.09 to 3.58 in six starts, totaling 37 ²/₃ innings. Those overall numbers would have worked for the Yankees, right? Alas, the Yankees bid...

July 17th 2019, 10:10 pm

Pete Alonso shuts up post-Home Run Derby fear in big way

Sports | New York Post

MINNEAPOLIS — Jinx? Did someone say jinx? Well … there weren’t a lot of people using that word inside the Mets’ clubhouse the past few days. But it has certainly been a subject of conversation in those places where Mets fans gather to ruminate and restlessly wait for the sky to fall and the other...

July 17th 2019, 10:10 pm

Daniel Jones still hasn’t signed his Giants contract

Sports | New York Post

The only way for Daniel Jones to mount a serious challenge this summer to overtake Eli Manning for the Giants’ starting quarterback job is for him to arrive at his first NFL training camp and put on a show. Before he can do that, he must sign his contract. Jones is one of five first-round...

July 17th 2019, 9:40 pm

Brooks Koepka’s British Open secret weapon: Caddie Ricky Elliott

Sports | New York Post

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Brooks Koepka has been the most sought-after player at this British Open. Not by the fans. Not by the media. But by his fellow players. If you consider Koepka the favorite to win his first Claret Jug this week at Portrush, beginning with Thursday’s opening round, you wouldn’t be stepping out...

July 17th 2019, 9:10 pm

Rory McIlroy believes in Royal Portrush’s unifying power for Ireland

Sports | New York Post

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Rory McIlroy should be revered as one of the greatest ambassadors to golf in both Ireland and Northern Ireland. He is, after all, the greatest champion either has produced. Instead, the 30-year-old McIlroy has spent some of his adult life unfairly caught in the middle of a political tug-of-war between the...

July 17th 2019, 8:37 pm

Mets suddenly showing life we haven’t seen in a long time

Sports | New York Post

MINNEAPOLIS — OK, let’s get one thing out of the way right at the top: The Mets throttled the Twins, 14-4, Wednesday afternoon, and a lot of good things happened for the Mets, there was a lot of fun stuff for them to talk about and laugh about. It’s a second-straight road series win after...

July 17th 2019, 7:52 pm

Aroldis Chapman, Yankees can’t run from massive decisions

Sports | New York Post

Aroldis Chapman has a decision to make, and in turn the Yankees may have one as well. Granted, if the All-Star closer opts out of the final two years of his contract at the end of this season, general manager Brian Cashman and Co. would then have a decision to make, too. Do they want...

July 17th 2019, 7:21 pm

Welcome to Eli Manning’s last stand

Sports | New York Post

As training camp approaches next week, Post NFL columnist Steve Serby looks at the biggest characters in the world of the Jets and Giants. This isn’t 2004, and it isn’t 2017, and it won’t be Ben McAdoo deciding to take a look at Geno Smith at the end of a Giants nightmare of a season....

July 17th 2019, 7:04 pm

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett hangs at Bill Belichick’s Nantucket house

Sports | New York Post

The Pats coach invited Garrett to dinner to chat ahead of the NFL season, we’re told.

July 17th 2019, 7:04 pm

Yankees-Rays postponed due to rainy forecast

Sports | New York Post

Wednesday’s game between the Yankees and Rays at the Stadium in the Bronx was postponed due to a rainy forecast. The game will instead be played as part of a single-admission double-header on Thursday, with the make-up game starting at 3 p.m.

July 17th 2019, 6:51 pm

Enes Kanter trolls Kyrie Irving over taking Celtics number

Sports | New York Post

Enes Kanter just couldn’t help himself. The former Knick fan favorite, who signed a two-year, $10 million deal with the Boston Celtics, trolled former Celtics guard and new Nets star Kyrie Irving during a press conference while describing why he’s wearing Irving’s old No. 11 Celtics number. “It was my old jersey number, by the...

July 17th 2019, 5:34 pm

Dominic Smith’s blast sets off Mets explosion in win over Twins

Sports | New York Post

MINNEAPOLIS — These are the kind of games the Mets figured on winning all season: Keep it close with solid pitching early and then seize control with a big swing. Dominic Smith provided the second half of that equation Wednesday by coming off the bench in the seventh inning and lofting a ball to right...

July 17th 2019, 5:34 pm

Knicks’ Reggie Bullock won’t be ready for season after back surgery

Sports | New York Post

New Knicks shooting guard Reggie Bullock underwent cervical disc herniation surgery Wednesday one day after he officially signed his new two-year contract, the team announced. The team said it will provide an update on his rehab and progress around the start of training camp. A source told The Post he is not expected to be...

July 17th 2019, 5:21 pm

Kevin Durant spotted for first time since shocking Nets signing

Sports | New York Post

Kevin Durant is still on his scooter. Durant was spotted in public for the first time since sending shockwaves through the NBA by signing with the Brooklyn Nets, using a scooter outside a SoHo hotel as he recovers from Achilles surgery. The 30-year-old ruptured his right Achilles last month during the NBA Finals. He will...

July 17th 2019, 5:21 pm

Yankees add speedster Terrance Gore in trade with Royals

Sports | New York Post

Terrance Gore might not see the field for the Yankees during the regular season. But the Yankees now have a speed demon who can impact the postseason. The Yankees acquired Gore from the Royals for cash, the team announced Wednesday. He will report to Triple-A Scranton and is not on the 40-man roster. Gore is...

July 17th 2019, 4:33 pm

Bud Selig says Hank Aaron, not Barry Bonds, is true home run king

Sports | New York Post

Bud Selig was MLB commissioner during the Steroid Era, but says he prefers guys who didn’t cheat. Selig joined “The Dan Patrick Show” on Tuesday to promote his new book, “For the Good of the Game.” Selig was asked whom he considers the true home run king – and it wasn’t Barry Bonds. “Well, I’ve...

July 17th 2019, 3:16 pm

US Open plans to bend rules to make sure they get Coco Gauff

Sports | New York Post

U.S Open officials plan to extend a wildcard to 15-year-old Wimbledon sensation Coco Gauff into the main draw in the coming weeks, The Post has learned. However, if it does so, the Open would be ignoring the WTA’s age-eligibility rules for 15-year-olds. According to the WTA rulebook that is adopted into USTA bylaws, a player...

July 17th 2019, 3:16 pm

David Price: Dennis Eckersley ‘needs attention’ as plane saga continues

Sports | New York Post

Two years later, the David Price-Dennis Eckersley airplane saga lives on. After Eckersley said in a recent Boston Globe profile that he didn’t plan on seeing or talking to Price after the Red Sox pitcher confronted the longtime NESN analyst over a critical comment about his teammate in 2017, Price couldn’t let it go without...

July 17th 2019, 3:16 pm

Baker Mayfield convinced Emily Wilkinson he wasn’t a ‘playboy athlete’

Sports | New York Post

The couple wed in Malibu, California, earlier this month.

July 17th 2019, 3:03 pm

Texas’ Sam Ehlinger brushes off Baker Mayfield, Terry Bradshaw jabs

Sports | New York Post

Sam Ehlinger knows the noise is there, because it would be impossible not to. Baker Mayfield calling him out, Terry Bradshaw soon following. The inevitable hype building over Texas, the inevitable questions swirling around him. He doesn’t seem to care. “We’re confident, hungry,” Texas’ rising junior quarterback told reporters at Big 12 media days. “We’re...

July 17th 2019, 3:03 pm

How a PGA Tour caddie shot a ridiculous 202 in US Amateur qualifier

Sports | New York Post

Tanking has reached golfing. A PGA Tour caddie got off to a rough start in his qualifier for the U.S. Amateur Championship, so he decided to add weight to his sinking ship and run up his score to a stunning 202 — as in 131-over par. Trey Bilardello, who has an impressive 2.2 handicap, missed...

July 17th 2019, 2:46 pm

Mets trade Wilmer Font to Blue Jays for cash

Sports | New York Post

The Mets made their first move of the trading season Wednesday, as the club announced it has traded Wilmer Font to the Blue Jays for cash considerations. Font was designated for assignment last week. Font, who joins his fifth team in the last two seasons, had a 4.94 ERA in 31 innings with the Mets,...

July 17th 2019, 2:16 pm

Baker Mayfield’s defense of Odell Beckham tears down Giants and their fans

Sports | New York Post

As if Odell Beckham Jr. can’t talk himself into enough controversies. Baker Mayfield offered a defense of Beckham during an in-depth ESPN piece on the Browns quarterback, and in doing so appeared to take a dig at the Giants franchise as well as their loyal fans. “He’s here to work, and he wants to be...

July 17th 2019, 2:03 pm

Why Mike Anderson thinks Bobby Portis is a great fit for Knicks

Sports | New York Post

Mike Anderson has a message for the Knicks and their fans. You’re going to love Bobby Portis. “He’ll be the first one in the gym and the last one [to leave]. Fans of the Knicks will really have a great appreciation for how hard he works,” the new St. John’s coach told The Post this...

July 17th 2019, 1:16 pm

The salary-cap hell the Rangers are still trying to navigate

Sports | New York Post

The Rangers realistically could have as many as eight players — Kaapo Kakko, Filip Chytil, Lias Andersson, Brett Howden, Vitali Kravtsov, Adam Fox, Libor Hajek and Alex Georgiev — working under entry-level contracts, plus two more — Tony DeAngelo and Brendan Lemieux—playing for under a million bucks apiece. Indeed, if Lemieux and DeAngelo wind up...

July 17th 2019, 1:03 pm

Kelechi Osemele could go from Raiders collateral damage to Jets savior

Sports | New York Post

As the Jets get close to training camp, I am examining the roster and giving you my top 25 players. Each weekday, we will reveal another person on the list, leading right into camp. I am not including rookies on this list because I do not feel it is possible to fully evaluate them before...

July 17th 2019, 1:03 pm

LaVar Ball’s Big Baller Brand could be on life support

Sports | New York Post

Lonzo Ball has distanced himself from his father LaVar’s Big Baller Brand, and it appears the public has too. The company, which has received an embarrassing failing grade from the Better Business Bureau, appears to be on its last legs. LA Sports Radio tweeted a photo from a local volleyball tournament showing a “clearance sale”...

July 17th 2019, 1:03 pm

Ex-Met Frank Viola gets ejected after robot umpire tirade

Sports | New York Post

Who said robot umpires would make the game less controversial? Former Mets pitcher Frank Viola didn’t take long to inject some fury into the new era of the Atlantic League, which now has its home plate umpires using an earbud to have Trackman assist them in calling balls and strikes. That didn’t stop Viola, a...

July 17th 2019, 1:03 pm

How to find British Open value without betting the winner

Sports | New York Post

The Open Championship offers an extensive wagering menu beyond the winner and matchups. Here are some players I’m picking to finish in the top 20. Odds via William Hill (WH) and PointsBet (PB). The Plays Xander Schauffele (+120, WH): Has finished in the top 10 in four of the last six majors and top 20...

July 17th 2019, 1:03 pm

British Open 2019 picks: Rory McIlroy could end drought at Royal Portrush

Sports | New York Post

The 2019 British Open returns to Northern Ireland at scenic Royal Portrush. A stacked field will be contending for the final major of the year, with several players looking for their high note. Brooks Koepka has been on fire this year, but a crowd containing Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and more will be...

July 17th 2019, 11:30 am

Jena Sims gives Brooks Koepka relationship update on the rocks

Sports | New York Post

Jena Sims is certainly making the most of her summer vacation overseas.

July 17th 2019, 11:30 am

Manny Machado goes on explosive Instagram rant against MLB Network analysts

Sports | New York Post

Manny Machado apparently isn’t a big fan of the MLB Network. The Padres star took to Instagram Live on Tuesday night to lay into MLB Network commentators Eric Byrnes and Dan Plesac. Machado was listening to the pair’s commentary on the Astros’ Jake Marisnick, who was plunked by the Angels on Tuesday night, a little...

July 17th 2019, 11:30 am

Steelers’ James Conner had a week to live without cancer diagnosis

Sports | New York Post

If he had waited one more week, it might have been too late. Steelers running back James Conner said on the “Ya neva know: you know what I mean?” podcast that when he was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2015 that he was told he had a week to live had he not been diagnosed...

July 17th 2019, 11:30 am

Heat’s Chris Paul pursuit hits snag over draft picks

Sports | New York Post

The final NBA domino left to fall is a second Chris Paul deal. With Oklahoma City looking to enter a full-on rebuild, and the point guard’s salary sky-high, it’s only logical that they deal Paul after acquiring him in the Russell Westbrook deal. Paul’s preferred destination is reportedly the Miami Heat, but a potential deal...

July 17th 2019, 11:30 am

Why Homer Bailey is likely to bolster the A’s rotation

Sports | New York Post

Homer Bailey is slated to take the mound for the Oakland A’s on Wednesday afternoon, his first start since coming over from the Kansas City Royals this past weekend. Bailey joins Andrew Cashner (now of the Boston Red Sox) on what will be a growing list of rotation starters for bad teams being acquired by...

July 17th 2019, 10:10 am

Alleged gun threat behind WNBA star Riquna Williams’ suspension

Sports | New York Post

Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams was suspended without pay by the WNBA on Tuesday for 10 games — nearly a third of the season — for a domestic violence incident. Williams was arrested on April 29 and charged with two felony counts, one involving the assault of an individual with whom she was in...

July 17th 2019, 10:10 am

Braves vs. Brewers: Dallas Keuchel’s resurgence will continue

Sports | New York Post

Emmy nominations are in. As expected “Game of Thrones” topped the list, nominated 32 times. Both Rachel Maddow and Sean Hannity failed to make the cut for their comedy hours. but Marie Kondo was nominated for “Tidying Up.” a reality show designed to help people clean up huge messes. Suits at Citi Field have inquired...

July 17th 2019, 10:00 am

Yankees not buying the simplest explanation for Gary Sanchez slump

Sports | New York Post

Gary Sanchez says his bothersome left thumb is OK. Aaron Boone agrees and hitting coach Marcus Thames insists it’s not an issue. Well, if that’s the case, why has the All-Star catcher been in such a slump? “He’s trying do too much,” Thames said before the Yankees hosted the Rays in The Bronx on Tuesday....

July 17th 2019, 10:00 am

Mike Anderson’s first impression of his St. John’s team

Sports | New York Post

It’s been nearly three months since Mike Anderson was named St. John’s coach, and a lot has happened since then. He’s landed four recruits: high school prospects John McGriff and Julian Champagnie, junior college transfer Damien Sears and Monmouth grad transfer Nick Rutherford. Anderson kept a key piece, in rising junior wing LJ Figueroa, an...

July 17th 2019, 2:18 am

Why Yankees haven’t lost faith in this Aroldis Chapman pitch

Sports | New York Post

Had Travis d’Arnaud’s fly ball to right field died on the warning track Monday night instead of crawling into the seats for what turned out to be a game-winning, three-run homer, Aroldis Chapman getting beat on a slider wouldn’t have been the hot topic it was Tuesday. Before Tuesday night’s 8-3 win over the Rays,...

July 17th 2019, 2:05 am

Pernell Whitaker’s death dredges up memory of tragic anniversaries

Sports | New York Post

When Kathy Duva heard Hall of Fame boxer Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker was killed Sunday night after being hit by a car in Virginia Beach, Va., her first thought was, “I hate July.” Whitaker’s tragic death comes on the 10th anniversary of one of the most heart-breaking months in boxing history. Former champions Arturo Gatti,...

July 17th 2019, 1:05 am

Friends, family ready for Graeme McDowell’s Royal Portrush homecoming

Sports | New York Post

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — There are some scenarios in sports, some stories that have the potential to unfold before the actual competition begins, that are simply too perfect to fathom. Graeme McDowell winning the British Open this week in Portrush, the tiny seaside village in Northern Ireland where he grew up, would count as one...

July 17th 2019, 12:48 am

Aaron Judge gives Yankees reminder of how important he is

Sports | New York Post

Statistically? Nah. Spiritually? By all means. His April oblique injury prevents Aaron Judge from claiming team most valuable player honors to date in this 2019 Yankees campaign. Yet if you ever doubted how much the right fielder means to this franchise’s hopes and dreams — just to its initial goal of winning its first American...

July 17th 2019, 12:48 am

CC Sabathia’s fire was needed Yankees spark: ‘Never gonna back down’

Sports | New York Post

CC Sabathia called it a “misunderstanding.” Avisail Garcia said “nothing happened.” Their odd narratives of what transpired after Sabathia struck out the Rays’ right fielder looking to end the top of the sixth notwithstanding, the two ended up yelling at each other, with the benches clearing and bullpens emptying. And it may have provided the...

July 17th 2019, 12:18 am

Mets bullpen has rare stellar night for third-straight win

Sports | New York Post

MINNEAPOLIS — Who were these guys and where are they hiding the Mets’ relievers? A bullpen that has been adept like maybe no other in the major leagues at igniting blazes was asked to rescue the Mets following a shortened Steven Matz start Tuesday night, and succeeded to the finish against the Twins. Robert Gsellman,...

July 16th 2019, 11:45 pm

Mets get Zack Wheeler news they hoped for: ‘I should be good to go’

Sports | New York Post

MINNEAPOLIS — Zack Wheeler is aware of the baseball calendar, but can only shrug at the mention of how his recent injury might affect the Mets’ plans. The right-hander was placed on the injured list before Tuesday’s game with an “impingement” in his right shoulder and is unsure if he will be active by the...

July 16th 2019, 11:34 pm

Yankees’ bats deliver dramatic win after tempers flare

Sports | New York Post

One breakout performance by the Yankees’ bats doesn’t guarantee a recent funk has ended. Yet, for a team whose bats had turned to dust in the previous six games, an 8-3 win over the Rays on Tuesday night in front of 40,401 sweaty fans was a fascinating way to show some life at the plate....

July 16th 2019, 11:34 pm

Nets’ system drew Kevin Durant to Brooklyn: GM Sean Marks

Sports | New York Post

Kevin Durant was watching, and he liked what he saw. According to Nets GM Sean Marks, the marquee free agent is a fan of how his new team plays. Marks shared on WFAN on Tuesday that Durant told him, shortly after he announced he was coming to Brooklyn, “I love the system. I love how...

July 16th 2019, 9:46 pm

Amed Rosario has gone from potential star to just another guy

Sports | New York Post

MINNEAPOLIS — If he didn’t invent the term, he certainly popularized it. Back in the day, Bill Parcells liked to boil his feelings about players down to acronyms. The first time he saw Lawrence Taylor in practice, back in 1981, he turned to another coach and marveled, “That guy is AFP — all football player.”...

July 16th 2019, 9:46 pm

CC Sabathia in middle of more Yankees-Rays bad blood as benches clear

Sports | New York Post

There’s been no shortage of bad blood between the Yankees and Rays this season — stemming back to last year — and it briefly flared up after the top of the sixth on Tuesday night when CC Sabathia and Avisail Garcia had to be separated. Sabathia struck out Garcia looking to end the inning and...

July 16th 2019, 9:03 pm

Yankees pitchers are ‘in a good spot’ as trade deadline looms

Sports | New York Post

It’s different for pitchers. That sentence applies to approximately 2.3 million issues, situations and scenarios that arise in the baseball world. For the purpose of today’s conversation, however, let’s use it to discuss the trade deadline. Brian Cashman has stated publicly he wants more pitching, be it starting, relief or both, and that has sparked...

July 16th 2019, 8:15 pm

Le’Veon Bell is unlike any player the Jets have ever had

Sports | New York Post

There was Don Maynard, who was Joe Namath’s deep threat, and elusive Emerson Boozer and powerful Matt Snell in the backfield in Super Bowl III. There were Al Toon and Keyshawn Johnson, big, physical receivers; Wesley Walker, a burner, Wayne Chrebet; an undersized, underdog gamer. There was Curtis Martin, a Hall of Famer. And now...

July 16th 2019, 7:33 pm

Dwight Howard: Dealing with sexuality allegations ‘set me free’

Sports | New York Post

Dwight Howard fought through the hurt and found a new level of freedom. The Memphis Grizzlies center said during a two-part interview on Fox Sports 1’s “Fair Game” that airs Wednesday and Thursday that the allegations about him and his sexuality, which surfaced last year and were expanded on in a lawsuit filed Masin Elije...

July 16th 2019, 7:03 pm

Tiger Woods still fixing his game ahead of British Open

Sports | New York Post

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — It all sounded very odd. Tiger Woods, on Tuesday in advance of the 2019 British Open at Portrush, was reminiscing about last year’s near-miss in the Open at Carnoustie sounding like a wet-behind-the-ears youngster lamenting his first opportunity lost at a major championship. “That was my first time there in contention...

July 16th 2019, 6:43 pm

Dwight Gooden spotted for first time since cocaine possession bust

Sports | New York Post

Mets icon Dwight “Doc” Gooden was spotted out and about in New Jersey Tuesday morning for the first time since The Post broke the news of his arrest for cocaine possession. The retired pitcher, 54, sported a white T-shirt, cargo shorts and socks with sandals as he ran errands with a woman near his home...

July 16th 2019, 4:46 pm

Charles Barkley doesn’t hold back in advice for Joel Embiid and Zion Williamson

Sports | New York Post

Charles Barkley has some self-inspired advice for Joel Embiid: Get in shape. And, true to form, he put it in somewhat crude terms. On ESPN’s Get Up Tuesday morning, Barkley said Embiid needs to get his “fat butt” in shape. Embiid has faced criticism for his weight before — Andre Drummond called him “fat” and...

July 16th 2019, 4:46 pm

Corey Coleman brings intrigue to Giants’ new-look receiving group

Sports | New York Post

Leading into the start of training camp (rookies report July 22, veterans July 24) The Post will provide Giants fans with a position-by-position look at the roster. Fans are understandably fatigued hearing frequent Odell Beckham Jr. dispatches from Cleveland. It remains to be seen if the Giants will dearly miss the sensational receiver once the...

July 16th 2019, 4:27 pm

How it keeps getting trickier for Yankees to pull off pitching trade

Sports | New York Post

Zack Wheeler went on the injured list Monday and the Giants swept a doubleheader, emphasizing how sensitive the starting pitching market is and how it can shift almost daily with every pain and gain between now and July 31. The twists and turns obviously have not been good for the Mets. They can talk boldly...

July 16th 2019, 4:16 pm

Warriors GM explains plan for awkward D’Angelo Russell fit

Sports | New York Post

Maybe Bob Myers’ word is better than Dave Gettleman’s. Echoing the Giants general manager’s infamous declaration regarding Odell Beckham Jr. — “We didn’t sign him to trade him,” Gettleman uttered months before trading the star receiver to Cleveland — Myers, the Warriors general manager, has proclaimed that his franchise in flux isn’t planning on shipping...

July 16th 2019, 3:46 pm

Sarah Kustok staying with Nets on YES after Clippers pursuit

Sports | New York Post

While the Nets and the Clippers were going strong after top free agents Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Kawhi Leonard, the two franchises were in a fight for another quasi-free agent, The Post has learned. YES analyst Sarah Kustok. The Clippers attempted to sign the fast-rising Kustok to be their new TV analyst, even making...

July 16th 2019, 3:16 pm

Old video might force Shaq to lick Steve Kerr’s feet

Sports | New York Post

Shaquille O’Neal has made many bold statements throughout his career as a player and analyst. He likely regrets this one. Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr helped resurface a video of O’Neal from 2005, days after the Lakers traded him to the Heat. In the video, O’Neal touted Lakers coach Phil Jackson, claiming no coach...

July 16th 2019, 3:16 pm

Marlins vs. Padres: San Diego and Manny Machado will go quietly

Sports | New York Post

Bond? Jane Bond? Mixed reviews from James Bond fans upon hearing actress Lashana Lynch will be the new 007 when the movie premieres in 2020. But clearly Disney fans are on the same page as rumors swirl James Corden will be the new Moana. The San Diego Machados have won three of their past 10...

July 16th 2019, 3:16 pm

Dennis Eckersley is done with David Price after plane incident

Sports | New York Post

David Price’s popularity in Boston has grown since the once-underachieving $217 million southpaw picked up a pair of wins in last year’s World Series. But Dennis Eckersley doesn’t look at the former Cy Young winner any differently — if he’ll look at him at all. Eckersley, a longtime Red Sox analyst (NESN) and former pitcher...

July 16th 2019, 3:16 pm

Phil Mickelson takes you inside the diet he hopes reinvents his career

Sports | New York Post

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — Phil Mickelson, always a serial tinkerer with his golf game, has spent a lifetime reinventing himself. Mickelson’s latest version of himself — on full display at Royal Portrush in advance of this week’s British Open — is 15 pounds lighter, with more bounce in his step and clarity in his soul...

July 16th 2019, 3:16 pm

Rob Gronkowski’s post-retirement transformation continues

Sports | New York Post

Rob Gronkowski isn’t sweating retirement life. The former Patriots tight end, who called it a career in March after nine seasons, appears to be switching up his workout, according to girlfriend Camille Kostek. “I talked to his girlfriend, Camille Kostek, down at that cheerleading thing. He hasn’t lifted anymore,” Scott Zolak said on Monday’s episode...

July 16th 2019, 1:55 pm

Marcus Morris addition gives Knicks underwhelming top duo

Sports | New York Post

There’s a bunch of starry tandems in the NBA this season: the Lakers’ LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Nets’ Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, the Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, the Rockets’ James Harden and Russell Westbrook, the Warriors’ Stephen Curry and Draymond Green. The Knicks? They now have Julius Randle and Marcus...

July 16th 2019, 1:44 pm

Tom Brady owns Twitter troll whining about Madden rating

Sports | New York Post

Tom Brady isn’t tolerating any Twitter disrespect. Madden NFL 20 released its player ratings Monday, prompting ample discussion and disagreement from fans. Brady is rated 96, the highest quarterback rating behind reigning MVP and Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes. Twitter user Matt Harrington, who uses the handle @HipposRayzer, had a problem with the rating, pointing to...

July 16th 2019, 1:44 pm

The timing of this Aaron Hicks breakout makes perfect sense

Sports | New York Post

One-hundred at-bats. That’s how long Aaron Hicks gives himself to start feeling good at the plate each year. Most of them usually come during spring training. But Hicks didn’t have that this year. After signing a $70 million extension this offseason, Hicks missed a game early in the Grapefruit League. Then a few more. Then...

July 16th 2019, 1:10 pm

Marlins vs. Padres: Jordan Yamamoto will keep rolling

Sports | New York Post

Since May 15, the Miami Marlins are 24-26, which while not great is a far cry from their 10-31 start to the season. They have fared better thanks to young starters pitching well — particularly Jordan Yamamoto, who has been terrific since getting called up. Yamamoto is 3-0 with a 1.24 ERA while averaging just...

July 16th 2019, 1:10 pm

Lakers wasted no time dousing a J.R. Smith-LeBron James reunion

Sports | New York Post

Well, that didn’t last long. After failing to work out a trade, the Cleveland Cavaliers waived guard J.R. Smith before his contract for next season became guaranteed. As an unrestricted free agent, many connected Smith to a reunion with LeBron James on the Lakers, giving the team a veteran shooter and someone James is familiar...

July 16th 2019, 12:28 pm
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