Category Archives: Sports

“Nothing else is important”: The Nets are shocked by the star’s injury

"Nothing else is important": The Nets are shocked by the star's injury

MINNEAPOLIS — As Caris LeVert was laying in a Minneapolis hospital, his right leg having bent a way no leg should, NBA stars from Dwyane Wade to Kristaps Porzingis to Paul George were sending condolences. But the Nets, the ones that knew him best as his basketball family, were still inside Target Center in a state

The anti-Giants bet that’s winning 88% of the time

It’s widely understood the Giants have been awful on offense. Not much publicity has been given their consistently poor starts. Does this team even prepare for its opponents? Sharp bettors know the Giants are 1-7 straight up and against the spread in first halves this season. That means betting against the Giants at first-half lines

Odell Beckham somehow thinks the Giants can still enter playoffs

Odell Beckham somehow thinks the Giants can still enter playoffs

His comeback season has been prolific in some ways, disappointing in others and an abject failure in terms of wins and losses. In the eight games that remain, Odell Beckham Jr. sees no reason why he cannot be more dynamic than ever. “Honestly I feel I’m in the best shape of my life,’’ a relaxed

Why the potential Sonny Gray trade fair will surprise the Yankees

The Yankees are getting a lot of play about possibly signing free agent Patrick Corbin, retaining J.A. Happ and talking to Seattle about James Paxton. They have been linked to the Indians’ Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco. But Sonny Gray still has trade value despite a poor 2018 season and general manager Brian Cashman has

If Terry Rozier enters the trading zone, the Knicks will be viable

If Celtics point guard Terry Rozier ever goes on the trading block, expect the Knicks to be one of the teams with interest. According to a report by The Athletic, seven teams are “monitoring’’ Rozier’s situation because of a perceived view he’s unhappy going back to the bench with Kyrie Irving healthy. Rozier was a standout

WFAN war shows cranky Mike Francesa feeling ratings heat

WFAN war shows cranky Mike Francesa feeling ratings heat

In daily texts to his boss at WFAN, Mike Francesa will weigh in on a variety of topics. While Francesa may come across as charged up on the air, this daily barrage of messages is intense and incessant. Though Francesa has said for years he does not pay attention to the other shows on his

Tim Hardaway Jr., Frank Ntilikina lead Knicks past Hawks again

Tim Hardaway Jr., Frank Ntilikina lead Knicks past Hawks again

ATLANTA — The Knicks are unbeaten … against the hapless Hawks. The starting backcourt of slumping Frank Ntilikina and ailing Tim Hardaway Jr. teamed up to lead the Knicks past the Hawks 112-107 Wednesday at State Farm Arena. Hardaway returned after a one-game absence caused by a sore back to score 34 points against his

Cashman inadvertently put forward some clues to Yankees’ interest in Corbin

CARLSBAD, Calif. — On Monday, while addressing the media here at the general managers’ meetings, Brian Cashman said of 2018 rental J.A. Happ, “Have I talked to John Courtright, his agent? Yes.” It appears to have been an understandable slip-up. For the Yankees have been negotiating with Happ, but Courtright doesn’t represent him. Instead, Courtright

Questionable Call Spoils Knicks Rookie’s Big Night In 2OT Loss

Undrafted rookie Allonzo Trier made his first career start and put himself in position to be a last-second hero — twice. Trier succeeded neither time — in the final seconds of regulation nor in overtime as the Knicks (3-8) found another way to lose late on a suspect Emmanuel Mudiay foul with 0.2 seconds left

Boxer dies after the brutal knockout in the championship fight

Italian Christian Daghio has tragically died after a boxing title fight in Bangkok. The 49-year-old, a former champion in Muay Thai and boxing, passed away in the hospital Friday after he was put in a coma due to injuries suffered during the WBC Asia title match against Don Parueang on Oct. 26. He leaves behind

Jets season reaches point of no return in Miami: Report

Sam Darnold, Brock Osweiler and Avery Williamson

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The calendar has flipped to November, and the Jets know if there is any hope of making a playoff push, that time has arrived. “In my experience, November and December is where teams really make pushes,” said wide receiver Jermaine Kearse, who won a Super Bowl in Seattle. “Obviously, we would

Anything less than 5-5 is a jet failure

Anything less than 5-5 is a jet failure

This has not exactly been a season of pressure points for the Jets. Sunday in South Florida against the reeling Dolphins, losers of four of their past five games, having allowed an average of 33.4 points per game in that span and playing with a backup quarterback, represents the first. The following Sunday at home

49ers running back’s arm bends in frightening way

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert suffered a gruesome injury Thursday night during the team’s blowout win against the Oakland Raiders. Mostert was carrying the ball in the third quarter when he was tripped up on what appeared to be a routine play. Mostert appeared to try to brace himself with his right forearm.

Yankees brought back Brett Gardner and saved $3 million

Brett Gardner is returning to a crowded Yankees outfield. After the club declined a $12.5 million option Wednesday on the 35-year-old Gardner, the sides agreed on a one-year contract for $7.5 million. Added to the $2 million buyout Gardner, the longest tenured Yankee, will play for $3 million less than had the Yankees picked up

Kyle Lauletta damaged his chance to be Giants’ starting QB

Kyle Lauletta damaged his chance to be Giants’ starting QB

It seemed like a throwaway line that prompted a few chuckles from his audience of reporters after Pat Shurmur was asked Tuesday about his plans for the rest of the bye week. “Stay out of trouble,” the Giants head coach said. Evidently, his players didn’t get the memo. Kyle Lauletta was already in trouble when