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Jets are taking first step toward replacing Josh McCown


The Jets have begun their search for a new backup quarterback. With Josh McCown undecided about his future, the Jets are looking for someone else to back up Sam Darnold. Trevor Siemian will visit the Jets on Wednesday, according to a source. Siemian spent last year as Kirk Cousins’ backup with the Vikings. The 27-year-old […]

Suddenly the Islanders are short a few bodies


This could be a problem. The injury bug is hitting the Islanders at a difficult time. They lost forwards Valtteri Filppula and Cal Clutterbuck to upper-body injuries during a 5-0 loss to the Bruins on Tuesday night at the Coliseum. Coach Barry Trotz didn’t have any immediate update on either player, but if they lose […]

Yankees kick the tires on Chad Green maybe serving as ‘opener’


TAMPA — With Masahiro Tanaka, James Paxton and J.A. Happ scripted to start the first three games of the season, the Yankees won’t be using a reliever as the starter against the Orioles. However, they haven’t ruled out the strategy at some point during the season. So they inserted Chad Green into the first inning […]

Nets come back from 28-point deficit with D’Angelo Russell’s career night


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — If the Nets make the playoffs, they’ll look back at Tuesday’s 123-121 miracle win over the Kings as the result that got them there. Here’s how improbable the rally was: The Nets allowed the Kings a 20-0 run to start the second half, trailed by as many as 28 points late in […]

March Madness: 3 keys to a St. John’s win over Arizona State


If St. John’s hopes to beat Arizona State and advance into the NCAA Tournament field of 64, the Red Storm will have to focus on three things: Rebound, rebound and reboundArizona State is 38th in the nation in rebounding margin at plus-4.8, while St. John’s is 337th at minus-5.8. The Johnnies have to at least […]

Doc Rivers: Stop the Lakers talk, I’m staying with the Clippers


There’s a very good chance the Los Angeles Lakers will be looking for a new head coach once this disappointing, playoff-less season finally ends — but it will not be Clippers coach Doc Rivers replacing the embattled Luke Walton. Rivers emphatically ended such talk on Tuesday when he said he’ll be returning to the Clippers […]

Devils drop another to now-first-place Capitals


With first place on the line, a loss was almost inevitable for the cellar-dwelling Devils. Brett Connolly sparked a three-goal second period and the Washington Capitals moved into first in the Metropolitan Division with a 4-1 victory over the Devils on Tuesday night at Prudential Center. Kenny Agostino scored for the third time in five […]

Looks like Vontaze Burfict wasn’t unemployed for very long


Vontaze Burfict’s time as a free agent apparently was very short-lived. One day after Burfict was released by the Bengals, the only NFL team for which he has played, the linebacker agreed to a one-year deal Tuesday with the Oakland Raiders, multiple media outlets reported. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the contract is worth […]

Myles Powell leans on Seton Hall’s past for future success


When the final buzzer sounded and Seton Hall had no choice but to stop fighting and clawing for a spot in the Sweet 16, the careers of the school’s most important core in two decades came to an end. Angel Delgado would soon graduate, as would Khadeen Carrington, Desi Rodriguez and Ismael Sanogo. With Myles […]

Wednesday could be D-Day for Devin Mesoraco’s Mets future


PORT ST. LUCIE — Devin Mesoraco could be headed elsewhere if the Mets don’t plan to place him on the 25-man roster. The veteran catcher, who returned to the team in the offseason on a minor league deal, has an “upward mobility” clause in his contract that can be exercised Wednesday. If the Mets don’t […]

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