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How the NFL is cracking down on helmet hits with new rule

ATLANTA — The NFL has passed a new rule for this season that says any player who initiates contact with his helmets is subject to ejection after an in-game video review that will be decided in New York. Al Riveron, the league’s head of officiating, said a foul can be called regardless of where on

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The standout statistic that led Mets to sign Jose Bautista

The Mets have another low-risk, potential high-reward option for their lineup. In need of a right-handed bat, the team signed Jose Bautista to a one-year deal Tuesday, only two days after he was released by the Braves. The Post was first to report the Mets’ interest in Bautista on Monday. The 37-

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Aaron Judge shuts down Home Run Derby talk: Can’t force me

ARLINGTON, Texas. — Don’t look for Aaron Judge in the Home Run Derby during the All-Star break in July. In March, the Yankees right fielder said he was leaning toward not defending the title he won a year ago. Tuesday, before the Yankees faced the Rangers at Globe Life Park, Judge told The Post he

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How on-fire Yankees can get even scarier

The Yankees are on a 114-win pace, which exceeds even the grandest predictions for this season. That emphasizes collective excellence. But which individual Yankees are exceeding expectations? For if a team were on pace to equal its greatest regular-sea…

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Derek Jeter’s latest unforced error makes him look petty

The way Derek Jeter wants his ownership of the Marlins to be portrayed is: He is working 24/7, but when anything goes awry, it isn’t his fault. Even for legends, it doesn’t work that way when you are running a franchise. Errors are not just scored E-6 anymore, but all fall under Jeter’s name

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AJ Ramos won’t call his recent success a turnaround

AJ Ramos entered Monday’s game with the bases loaded and two outs in the sixth, trying to protect the Mets’ one-run lead against his former team. He quickly fell behind the Marlins’ Derek Dietrich, 2-0, but came back to strike out the pinch hitter on a 3-2 curveball. In the end, the right-hander

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AJ Ramos won’t call his recent success a turnaround

AJ Ramos entered Monday’s game with the bases loaded and two outs in the sixth, trying to protect the Mets’ one-run lead against his former team. He quickly fell behind the Marlins’ Derek Dietrich, 2-0, but came back to strike out the pinch hitter on a 3-2 curveball. In the end, the right-hander

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LeBron makes more history as Cavaliers pull even with Celtics

CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 44 points, surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar atop a postseason list and helped the Cavaliers even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2 on Monday night with a 111-102 victory over the Boston Celtics, who are looking forward t…

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Alex Rodriguez breaks silence on Robinson Cano’s PED ban

Alex Rodriguez knows there is life on the other side of a PED suspension and wishes the same for Robinson Cano. Rodriguez shared his thoughts during the ESPN “Sunday Night Baseball” broadcast about his friend and former Yankees teammate’s recent 80-game suspension for testing positive for Furosemide

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Stephen Curry has huge night as Warriors dominate Rockets

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry got his groove back to score 35 points with five 3-pointers, shooting over James Harden and driving past the Houston star as the Golden State Warriors made a second-half statement to beat the Rockets 126-85 on Sunday nig…

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Masahiro Tanaka vows to ‘come back strong’ after shaky outing

When Masahiro Tanaka walked off the mound in the sixth inning the right-hander was in line for a third straight victory. Nevertheless, Eduardo Nunez’s sacrifice fly tied the score, 4-4, and drowned Tanaka’s opportunity for a win. While acknowledging the Yankees’ eight-game winning streak

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Brett Gardner’s veteran cool keeps the Yankees streaking

Brett Gardner was confident before the game Wednesday night. He knew he had struggled but felt good about his swing and his team. “With all the talent we have, other guys can pick you up, there is no pressure on me or anyone,” Gardner told The Post of this Yankees ballclub. He then went out

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How Yankees’ rookie manager avoids the mistake Mets made

Aaron Boone admitted daily “paranoia” about the lineup card that pre-dated Mickey Callaway’s out-of-order snafu in Cincinnati. Because of that Boone, like Callaway a first-year New York manager, has created a multi-layer protocol more apt for validating nuclear codes than making sure nine names in

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David Fizdale must get on New York’s good side — and quick

David Fizdale was standing outside of the entrance to Madison Square Garden under a marquee that announced his arrival. “Welcome David Fizdale, New York Knicks Head Coach,” it read in lights. As photographers clicked their cameras and Fizdale posed wit…

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David Fizdale’s first Knicks priority already painfully obvious

Back in September, when Knicks team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry flanked then-coach Jeff Hornacek, a prime topic discussed with the media was how the team would develop a “contagious” defensive mindset. That was what they said….

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Meet the Mets’ new catcher, a former All-Star with pop

Rewind to early 2015, and the Mets would have had a burgeoning star on their hands in catcher Devin Mesoraco. On May 8, 2018, the Mets acquired a player from the Reds in exchange for Matt Harvey who provides a veteran option for their depleted catching corps. That’s about it, unless the Mets can

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