Don’t be chicken when looking for next year’s fantasy sleepers

It is never too early to plan ahead. That’s the whole point of getting ahead. As we prepare to say goodnight to this NFL season and enter the long winter of football darkness, one way to fill the time is for fantasy keeper league members to study up on their plans for next season. There […]

Two of Yankees’ bullpen studs came up through New York City

The Yankees have compiled one of the hardest-throwing bullpens in history, and despite the high cost of most of the arms, they didn’t have to go far to learn about two of them. Having reached a deal with free agent right-hander Adam Ottavino this week, the Yankees now have a pair of New York City […]

DeMarcus Cousins can’t hide his joy after Warriors debut

LOS ANGELES — DeMarcus Cousins couldn’t wipe the smile off his face. The usually scowling big man was back Friday night after being sidelined for nearly a year. He scored 14 points in his Warriors debut, a 112-94 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. “I felt like a kid on Christmas,” Cousins said. “This was […]

DeMarcus Cousins victorious in his Warriors debut

LOS ANGELES — Stephen Curry scored 28 points, DeMarcus Cousins added 14 before fouling out of his Warriors debut after being sidelined for nearly a year, and Golden State pulled away in the third quarter to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 112-94 on Friday night for its seventh straight victory and sixth in a row […]

Serena Williams continues to make it look easy

MELBOURNE, Australia — Maybe Serena Williams will be tested in the Australian Open’s fourth round, because no one has come close to making her work too hard so far. Playing clean and powerful tennis, Williams overwhelmed 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska of Ukraine 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday. Williams grabbed a pair of service breaks and a 4-0 […]

Rangers focusing on task at hand before bye-week break

Nine days without a game await the Rangers once the final horn sounds Saturday night in Boston. But coach David Quinn gathered his team twice during Friday’s practice to remind them there should be no early start to their break. “For every second you think about what beach you’re going to be on and what […]

Seton Hall needs secondary options to step it up again

It’s not a coincidence. It’s more like a common denominator. When either Myles Cale or Sandro Mamukelashvili plays well, Seton Hall usually does, too. When they are both productive, the Pirates usually are, too. “When one of those two guys is playing well offensively for us, it makes life a lot easier for Myles Powell,” […]

Phil Mickelson maintains lead thanks to late charge

LA QUINTA, Calif. — Phil Mickelson birdied four of his last five holes Friday in the Desert Classic to take a two-stroke lead into the weekend in his first event of the year. A day after matching his career-low score with 12-under 60 at La Quinta Country Club, the 48-year-old Mickelson had a 68 on […]

Michael Vick pulling for his ex-coach in AFC Championship

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This was after Andy Reid had already helped rescue Michael Vick, after Reid had called and offered the opportunity to continue a football dream shattered by an 21-month prison stay for the quarterback’s role in a dogfighting conspiracy. Reid’s 29-year-old son, Garrett, had died from a heroin overdose in August 2012 […]

Yankees haven’t done enough to take down Alex Cora’s Red Sox

Sure, the Yankees own the better bullpen. But they owned the better bullpen heading into the postseason last October, too. Combined with all the other talent in The Bronx, is that enough to beat the World Series champion Red Sox this time around? Are Aroldis Chapman, Zach Britton, Dellin Betances, Adam Ottavino (instead of David […]

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