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‘Speechless’ Venus Williams breaks down over fatal crash

Posted on 03 July 2017

Venus Williams sat at the podium in tears Monday during her first press conference since being sued by the estate of a man who died in a car crash that police say she caused. Williams, after beating Elise Mertens 7-6 (7), 6-4 in Wimbledon’s first round, was repeatedly asked about the June 9 incident, in which 78-year-old Jerome Barson was killed after police say Williams drove through ...

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The Mets are in an all-out Free Fall — and no Job is Safe

Posted on 15 May 2017

MILWAUKEE — DEFCON 1 and it is only 36 games into the season. Mets starters can’t get the job done, the relievers are fire starters, any pitching move Terry Collins makes blows up in his face and it all came to a head Sunday afternoon at Miller Park as the Mets managed to blow a six-run lead and come up 11-9 losers to the Brewers. Talk about a hangover. This was a game the Mets led 7-1 ...

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The Major League’s Worst Rotation is Sinking the Mets

Posted on 14 May 2017

MILWAUKEE — The Force is not with Terry Collins and the Mets. The starting pitching is the worst in the majors. An Amazin’ disappointment. The Mets’ arms used to be blasters. Now, they are throwing batting practice, if they can manage to get the ball over the plate. One night after Matt Harvey turned to dust on the mound, Robert Gsellman was horrific, surrendering six runs in only ...

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Note to Knicks: Calipari says De’Aaron Fox may be next John Wall

Posted on 12 May 2017

CHICAGO — John Calipari said point guard De’Aaron Fox can be like John Wall if he changes his mentality. The Kentucky coach held court Thursday at the NBA Draft Combine. His starting backcourt of Fox and Malik Monk are definite lottery picks and intriguing to the Knicks. Also gaining combine buzz is Kentucky student Hamidou Diallo, a Queens product who didn’t even play this season, bu ...

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One Gritty Ranger Emphatically Enforces Vigneault’s Message

Posted on 05 May 2017

It was the turn of Tanner Glass, by serendipitous coincidence, to read out the starting lineup to his teammates before the Rangers would take the Garden ice for Thursday’s Game 4 of the conference semifinals against the Senators. “I went ‘At center, Step [Derek Stepan], on left wing, myself’ and the guys all went ‘Ooooh,’” No. 15 said while unable to stifle a laugh after h ...

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Giants new TE is competitive freak — who will need to be

Posted on 04 May 2017

It is not going to be easy for Evan Engram, as his college experience playing for the Rebels and Ole Miss in many ways does not translate to what he is about to embark on with the Giants, starting May 12 when he arrives for rookie camp. “The offense is going to be vastly different than what he’s used to,’’ coach Ben McAdoo cautioned this week. The offense run by Hugh Freeze at Miss ...

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Why Clippers’ Downfall Could Have Carmelo Anthony Heading West

Posted on 01 May 2017

Chris Paul reprimanded J.J. Redick near the Clippers bench in the first quarter of Sunday’s Game 7. The shooting guard had failed to rush over to help out Paul, who had given up his dribble after being trapped by Utah’s swarming double-team. Two hours later, the Clippers left the Staples Center court, their season over, Knicks president Phil Jackson waving his imaginary Jazz pennant ...

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Jets top pick’s Task is to win Super Bowl: Just ask Giant Dad

Posted on 28 April 2017

Mike Maccagnan’s Jets legacy ultimately will rest on whether he will be able to find his franchise quarterback, probably in the 2018 NFL Draft, unless Christian Hackenberg suddenly morphs into Broadway Christian against all odds. But in the meantime, on this night, Maccagnan can take a bow. On a night when the Bears (Mitchell Trubisky), Chiefs (Patrick Mahomes) and Texans (Deshaun Wats ...

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Dan Girardi Making it Count if this is his Last Run with Rangers

Posted on 25 April 2017

If this represents Dan Girardi’s Last Stand as a Ranger, then it could be something special to remember this special player by if, as seems likely, he is elsewhere next season. For the soon-to-be 33-year-old defenseman, who is coming off consecutive seasons diminished by a series of injuries, staged his own revival during the first-round victory over the Canadiens, establishing the to ...

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Aaron Hernandez Worried Tebow and Brady a Long Time Ago

Posted on 20 April 2017

Aaron Hernandez’s suicide in prison Wednesday morning sent shock waves throughout the sports world, but it appears Tim Tebow and Tom Brady were worried about the troubled tight end well before this tragic day. An NFL SoundFX video involving Brady and Tebow from six years ago was unearthed, and the topic of Hernandez came up. In the video, Tebow and Brady are seen talking with each other ...