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Why the Giants are in no hurry to name a new GM
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:19:42 +0100
There is no favorite. There are only assumptions. The Giants have not talked to anyone about their vacancy at general manager, other than Ernie Accorsi, the man who held that title for nine years and has been commissioned to help find the replacement...
The Jets got a reminder of how fortunate they’ve been
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:07:29 +0100
Josh McCown’s broken left hand ends a remarkable run of good health for the Jets in 2017. One of the overlooked keys to the Jets winning five games this season has been how healthy they have been. Their biggest injury was losing wide receiver Quincy...
What Gary Sanchez is focused on to help his catching issues
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:02:18 +0100
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Gary Sanchez’s first step toward improving defensively has been to work on his body. Matt Krause, the Yankees’ strength and conditioning director, is in the Dominican Republic working out Sanchez. According to a person with...
Nets coach Kenny Atkinson has a new reclamation project
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:53:08 +0100
Nets coach Kenny Atkinson has a reputation as a guard whisperer. First he had to convince Joe Harris he could be an elite shooter. Then, when they added Spencer Dinwiddie, the guard’s confidence was so badly battered he became timid on the floor. Next...
Jahlil Okafor can relish his first chance to be an underdog
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:33:29 +0100
From being the top prospect in high school to being a national champion in college to being one of the top rookies in the NBA, Jahlil Okafor had been the golden boy, never really facing doubt or adversity. We’re about to find out how he handles it,...
3 cops treated for possible fentanyl exposure
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:30:27 +0100
LAWRENCE, Mass. — Three Massachusetts police officers were taken to a hospital after being exposed to a substance believed to be the powerful opioid fentanyl. The Lawrence officers were searching a home Monday night for drugs when they came into contact...
Japanese boy injured after window falls off US Marine chopper
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:28:11 +0100
TOKYO — Japanese officials say a boy was injured in Okinawa when a metal window frame fell from a U.S. military helicopter, escalating anti-American sentiments on the southern island. Officials of Ginowan city said the window fell Wednesday from a CH-53...
‘Ultimate pro’ who groomed the Warriors is helping the Knicks
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:23:07 +0100
The Knicks were winless throughout the preseason and the first three games of the regular season. Even the most diehard Knicks fans were checking when pitchers and catchers reported, while also keeping an eye on the Giants and Jets. Well, football and...
Israeli military strikes Hamas in Gaza in response to rocket fire
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:20:01 +0100
The Israeli military says it has carried out airstrikes in Gaza in response to rocket fire toward southern Israel. The military says it struck a Hamas military compound in southern Gaza early on Wednesday. No casualties were reported. The strike followed...
GOPers say they have a deal to preserve some state, local tax benefits
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:04:10 +0100
Congressional Republicans claimed they had a deal Tuesday to save at least some federal deductions for state and local taxes. The so-called SALT deduction are crucial to residents of high-tax states such as New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and California....
The Islanders are finally making progress in their weakest area
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:01:41 +0100
While the Islanders recorded a 3-1 win over the Capitals on Monday night, the victory may have been even bigger because they did not allow a goal on the penalty kill. It snapped a streak of seven straight games in which the Islanders’ opponents had...
Police officer dies unexpectedly while pursuing suspect
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:00:04 +0100
A police officer in Arizona died of a seizure Tuesday while pursuing a suspect, the police chief told ABC 15. Officer Paul Lazinsky, 58, of the El Mirage Police Department, was reportedly chasing a wanted juvenile suspect on foot when he was struck with...
Rangers get some much-needed good news on Mika Zibanejad
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:46:42 +0100
Last year, the Rangers were the NHL’s best team on the road. The sample size is still small this season, but so far the Rangers have the fewest road points in the league, something they’re hoping to change starting Wednesday at Ottawa. “These are...
Seton Hall leans on stingy defense to keep rolling
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:34:28 +0100
After his team played solid defense in a win over Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday, Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard knew his No. 15 Pirates had to keep up the pressure against Saint Peter’s. “I thought if we could get them a little out of a rhythm,...
Americans air out political frustrations with Boston Tea Party re-enactment
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:26:35 +0100
BOSTON — Americans are venting their frustrations with the current political climate by chucking tea into Boston Harbor. Sound familiar? The Boston Tea Party Museum has been encouraging Americans to send them loose tea leaves to toss into Boston’s...
No foul trouble, no problem in Beasley’s big finish
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:26:30 +0100
In his previous game, Michael Beasley received a standing ovation from the Garden crowd. For fouling out in 9:49, which really takes some doing. But Tuesday, Beasley had the Garden crowd in a frenzy because of what he did when the game mattered most....
Pedophile stopped at Sydney Airport by anti-sex tourism law
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:19:47 +0100
CANBERRA, Australia — A convicted child molester was prevented from flying overseas from Sydney Airport on Wednesday under new laws aimed at keeping Australian pedophiles from traveling to Southeast Asia for sex tourism. Laws that took effect on Wednesday...
Knicks’ ‘other’ rookie point guard shined against Lonzo Ball
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:15:31 +0100
Lonzo Ball was the rookie point guard that the masses flocked to the Garden to eyeball Tuesday. The young Lakers stud did not disappoint. But neither did the Knicks’ guy, Frank Ntilikina. Maybe seeing the 6-foot-6 Ball, who was the No. 2 pick in the...
Infamous wild turkey undergoes surgery after being hit by car
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:15:20 +0100
CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — A wild turkey that’s become semi-famous for chasing pedestrians and bicyclists in Ohio has undergone surgery for a broken leg after being struck by a car. reports the male turkey named Frank had surgery Saturday....
Bros caught on video ‘torturing’ shark charged with animal cruelty
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:04:30 +0100
Three Florida boaters seen in a viral video dragging a shark at a “high speed” through the water — prompting outcries of “animal lynching” from some activists — were charged Tuesday with felony counts, authorities said. A Florida Fish and...
New Nets ownership partner ‘will help the NBA’: Prokhorov
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:01:58 +0100
After NBA commissioner Adam Silver confirmed Joe Tsai’s deal to buy 49 percent of the Nets, team owner Mikhail Prokhorov said the e-commerce billionaire will be a fantastic partner and a boon for the entire league. “Just we are finishing the deal....
Yankees might be happy they missed out on Shohei Ohtani
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:39:39 +0100
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Did the Yankees dodge a bullet by whiffing on Shohei Ohtani? At the least, they avoided adding another pitcher — another Japanese pitcher, come to think of it — who will face endless questions about the soundness of his...
CC Sabathia is lining up other options while Yankees wait
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:31:26 +0100
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — CC Sabathia’s desire to remain a Yankee has been alive for a long time, but the veteran lefty is exploring other options. Sabathia, a free agent, has spoken to the Angels and Tuesday he and his representatives met with the...
Roy Moore unwilling to concede: ‘It’s not over’
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:10:54 +0100
GOP Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore refused to concede on Tuesday night and insisted more votes could still swing the race and save him from a stunning defeat to an underdog Democrat. “When the vote is this close, that it’s not over,” he told...
Aaron Rodgers cleared, might return in time to save Packers
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:46:44 +0100
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers has been “medically cleared to return” to action after missing seven games with a broken right collarbone, the Green Bay Packers quarterback announced on Instagram Tuesday night. Rodgers was hurt Oct. 15 during...
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Hedgie says he went overboard defending buddy Weinstein
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 03:08:55 +0100
Billionaire hedgie Paul Tudor Jones admitted on Wednesday that he had defended his former pal, the disgraced Harvey Weinstein, far too long. “I deeply believe in redemption, but what I know now is that Harvey was a friend I believed too long and defended...
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Former Giants star hits back at ‘ridiculous’ flag football rant
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 19:10:34 +0100
Steelers safety Mike Mitchell went off on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the state of the league Wednesday afternoon, railing against the inconsistency of how hits, legal or not, are policed. Former Giants star Osi Umenyiora took offense to Mitchell’s...
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Finding fantasy football relief if you’re a Carson Wentz owner
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:49:03 +0100
Forgive me for being uncomfortable. This is my first time on a psychiatrist’s couch. Psychiatrist: No problem. Just tell me what you’re feeling. Me: Well, I’m excited, stressed out, and also depressed. I somehow advanced in my fantasy football league...
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Jets report card: Todd Bowles isn’t fixing his failure
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 02:59:18 +0100
Grades from the Jets’ 23-0 loss to the Broncos on Sunday: Offense The last time the Jets offense was this anemic Joe Namath was at quarterback. The 100 total yards are the second fewest in franchise history, and the fewest since Namath’s final...
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Girl bathed in peroxide, forced to eat cat food by stepfather: cops
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 03:21:26 +0100
A Georgia man beat his 13-year-old stepdaughter, forced her to eat cat food, made her bathe in peroxide and required her to complete cruel tasks as punishment during years of torture during which she was often made to attend school in urine-soaked clothes,...
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Red Bulls expose local veteran in expansion draft
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 03:09:10 +0100
The Red Bulls protected 11 players, including the rights to forward Gonzalo Veron, ahead of Tuesday’s Expansion Draft for Los Angeles FC. Sporting Director Denis Hamlett said the club wants to keep Veron around in 2018 in the team’s press release....
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Bulletproof vests, $8K in cash swiped from FBI agent’s car
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 19:26:28 +0100
A thief broke into an FBI agent’s car and stole a safe containing over $7,800 and several bullet proof vests as it sat parked in the shadow of Manhattan’s Federal Plaza, police said. The 30-year-old agent parked her car near the corner of...
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Giants GM fills Jeter’s silence: Potential Stanton trade on table
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 04:01:38 +0100
SAN FRANCISCO — Giants general manager Bobby Evans confirmed on San Francisco’s flagship radio station KNBR that the club has reached the parameters of a potential trade for Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton. A
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RNC has contributed more than $170K to support Roy Moore
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 03:59:36 +0100
The Republican National Committee has contributed more than $170,000 to the Alabama Republican Party to support Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexual misconduct or assault by at least eight women. The RNC had earlier withdrawn its...
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Prime-time matchups save NFL from major ratings beatdown
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 03:57:11 +0100
Americans continued to tune out the NFL last week. The decline in viewers compared with last season accelerated during Week 13 — falling to a 7.9 percent deficit from a 7.3 percent drop the prior week, statistics reveal. There was a particular weakness...
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Rangers can’t match backup goalie’s heroics in shootout loss
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:58:47 +0100
Sometimes points in the standings are earned almost single-handedly. That was certainly the case for the Rangers on Monday night at the Garden, and it came from an unexpected source. Backup goalie Ondrej Pavelec made his fifth start of the season and...
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Evan Engram quietly rails about Giants’ inept offense
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 03:23:13 +0100
All this losing is getting to Evan Engram, the rookie tight end. He could not hide his frustration after Sunday’s 30-10 loss to the Cowboys, a game that was tied 10-10 until midway through the fourth quarter. “We could have blown this game out of...
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Pulse nightclub cop says he was harassed after developing PTSD
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:08:50 +0100
A cop who was forced to retire due to trauma he suffered in the Pulse nightclub massacre is now suing the city of Orlando and its police department — claiming his bosses harassed him after he developed PTSD. Gerry Realin, who was assigned to remove...
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Uber paid 20-year-old man to keep data breach secret
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 03:21:14 +0100
SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON – A 20-year-old Florida man was responsible for the large data breach at Uber Technologies Inc last year and was paid by Uber to destroy the data through a so-called “bug bounty” program normally used to identify small...
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A guy like Aaron Boone doesn’t need experience: Mark Teixeira
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 03:09:30 +0100
Aaron Boone is well-spoken, well-versed in the game and seemingly universally well-liked. But he hasn’t made a pitching change that cost the Yankees a win or endured a lengthy losing streak, and he admitted during his introductory press conference Wednesday...
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‘Jeopardy!’ winner charged with cyber crimes
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 02:21:29 +0100
ADRIAN, Mich. — Cyber shenanigans for 200? A former “Jeopardy!” winner has been charged with illegally accessing co-workers’ email accounts at a small Michigan college. Stephanie Jass is a former history professor at Adrian College....
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Islanders extend almost mystical dominance at Barclays Center
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:54:03 +0100
There are a few theories that might have some truth to them, but nobody can quite put their finger on what, exactly, it is that makes the Islanders such a threat at Barclays Center this season. They’re not complaining, though, especially after their...
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Steelers made emotional win all about injured teammate
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:52:59 +0100
PITTSBURGH — Ryan Shazier was everywhere. His helmet rested on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ bench. His jersey, too. His face and #Shalieve stitched on specially designed cleats. His familiar No. 50 printed in white in the middle of a gold circle on...
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Yankees now have some competition for CC Sabathia
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 02:40:19 +0100
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — While the Yankees and CC Sabathia continuing their relationship remains in play, the veteran lefty may have an option. According to multiple people with knowledge of the situation, the Angels and Sabathia have discussed the...
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Serial killer who chained woman in container says there are more victims
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 10:12:54 +0100
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — A South Carolina man convicted of killing seven people says he has more victims who have not been discovered. The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reports that, in an eight-page letter, Todd Kohlhepp wrote that he tried to tell investigators...
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Paris X-rated cinema shutting doors, blames closing on porn
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 02:34:09 +0100
The last porn cinema in France is set to close – because of losing customers to easily available internet porn. After over 30 years operating the cinema, owner Maurice Laroche has decided to retire as the cinemas hosts less and less customers. At its...
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Airport scanner maker’s stock tumbles after analyst trashes it
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 02:16:01 +0100
OSI Systems, the maker of airport scanning systems, lost nearly a third of its value on Wednesday after short-seller Carson Block accused it of underhanded practices. “We think this company is rotten to the core,” Block’s firm, Muddy Waters, said...
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Nets give Jahlil Okafor the second chance he’s dreamed of
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:47:20 +0100
There were off-the-court problems, knee surgery, and the benching over the season’s first two months. Jahlil Okafor could have landed in Antarctica, and he may have considered it an upgrade from Philadelphia. The only Process he was interested in was...
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Mets should have seen this Matt Harvey disinterest coming
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:30:59 +0100
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Mets’ best opportunity to sell low on Matt Harvey came on Dec. 1, when they could have washed their hands of him and bid him farewell for the low, low cost of zero dollars. They passed, tendering him a contract and thereby...
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New Mexico high school shooter posed as student to carry out attack
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:36:58 +0100
The gunman who killed two teens at a New Mexico high school Thursday disguised himself as a student to carry out the attack and was previously investigated by the FBI, authorities said. William Atchison, 21, a former student of Aztec High School, wore...
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