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Giants’ putrid loss shows just how terrible they really are

The Giants at the moment are a terrible team. They play terribly. Either they are coached terribly or else they do not take to their coaching. Their franchise quarterback, Eli Manning, too often has been closer to terrible than great. Their superstar receiver, Odell Beckham Jr., sometimes comports...

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Clayton Kershaw relishing reputation as throwback pitcher

MILWAUKEE — The Brewers own the bullpen advantage, but the Dodgers possess the only true ace in this NLCS, and it’s not particularly close. For all his maddening lack of postseason success, Clayton Kershaw is still Clayton Kershaw and capable of dominating any opponent at any time. The latest...

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Odell Beckham leaves Giants’ sideline early as antics return

Maybe Odell Beckham Jr. needed extra prep time of his next interview. The Giants lightning-rod receiver left the sideline and headed into the locker room for halftime with two seconds left on the clock and his offense still on the field. When he returned to the field with the Giants trailing 24-6,...

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Knicks call on Chris Bosh for help with talented rookie

More important than the 30 minutes Kevin Knox played against the Wizards on Monday night might have been the 35-40 minutes he spent with Chris Bosh. The 11-time All-Star, who played under Knicks coach David Fizdale when he was an assistant with the Heat, sat down with Knox for a conversation about...

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Giants fined Odell Beckham Jr. for comments in ESPN interview

Odell Beckham Jr.’s mouth got him plenty of attention this past week and it also cost him some money. The Giants fined him an undisclosed amount, The Post confirmed via an NFL source, for his comments in an ESPN interview that left the coaching staff, the front office and ownership upset with the...

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Scouts see a perfect Yankees rotation fit — with big caveat

Three men who make a living evaluating big-league pitchers agree the Yankees need Patrick Corbin. But … Don’t expect the free-agent lefty to stroll into The Bronx and be the ace of a staff that currently houses Luis Severino and Masahiro Tanaka, who didn’t pitch like No. 1 starters this...

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How to make your pick in a seeming dead-heat ALCS

Call it the Best of the Best. Call it the Clash of the Titans. Call it whatever you want, but the Astros-Red Sox ALCS that begins Saturday in Boston is as good as it gets. Both teams set franchise records for wins this season, the Red Sox with 108, the Astros with 103. The 211...

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Surprise Leonard Williams injury could put Jets defense in a bind

An unexpected name has been added to the Jets’ injury list, suddenly putting Leonard Williams’ availability for Sunday’s game against Indianapolis into question. Williams, who registered five tackles and two sacks in last Sunday’s 34-16 win over Denver, didn’t practice Thursday after...

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Smart offseason proves Knicks are rebuilding the right way

The Knicks aren’t back. There is no talk of making the playoffs or of a big name acquired in the offseason. The possibility of trading for Jimmy Butler at the expense of future assets was met with a shrug more than excitement. It has been replaced by the acceptance of the early stages of a...

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Spencer Dinwiddie sets record straight on fiery award remarks

Spencer Dinwiddie wants it to be clear — “like perfect quotes,” he insisted, “I really need this to get out exactly the way I said it” — that he was not disparaging Victor Oladipo or Clint Capela, or suggesting he had a better season than them, when he told YES Network recently he should...

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MLB’s playoff underdogs aren’t who you would guess

Both No. 1 seeds are market underdogs in their respective League Championship Series, despite earning home-field advantage with stellar regular seasons. Friday, the Brewers host the Dodgers in the opener of the NLCS. Last year’s NL champion Dodgers are favored to advance. You have to lay -160 to...

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Yankees could tip offseason strategy if they open their wallet

Aaron Boone and Brian Cashman would rather be planning for the ALCS on Friday, but instead, the rookie manager and longtime general manager who hired him will be at Yankee Stadium to not just close out 2018, but also look ahead to next season. Despite a second straight playoff appearance and the...

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Hobbled Jets pass defense faces resurgent Andrew Luck

The Jets might need a little bit of luck this week to slow down Indianapolis’ passing game. With $72.5 million cornerback Trumaine Johnson still not practicing after missing Sunday’s win over Denver because of a quad injury, and nickel back Buster Skrine joining him on the injury report with a...

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Bet smarter by learning how the professionals wager

LAS VEGAS — If you’re new to sports betting, you might be unfamiliar with the casual use of terms “sharps” and “squares.” These have been common descriptors of bettors in Las Vegas for years. They’ll become more common nationally as legal sports betting gains wider exposure. Simply...

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Filip Chytil is inching toward his Rangers breakout

This is not quite the same scenario that went down a year ago, when Filip Chytil was so impressive in his first Rangers training camp and then looked so overwhelmed once his rookie season started. That Broadway debut lasted two games for the teenager before a demotion and then a late-season call-up...

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$70M for Gregorius? Five questions Yankees should mull early

Free agency is vital to the Yankees — 2019-20 free agency that is. Of course they must delve into starters in the coming market and determine if they can retain Zach Britton or David Robertson or decide to hunt elsewhere to maintain their valuable relief depth. Part of this offseason, though, has...

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NYCFC gets big boost for future with trio’s extension

Alex Ring had interest from abroad, but it never really mattered. He and his family are happy in New York City, where he quickly established himself as MLS’ best defensive midfielder. “Everything is clicking,” Ring told The Post. “When you find out that everything is good, you should...

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It should be Kevin Owens’ WWE turn next

Let’s appreciate what we’re missing for however long Kevin Owens is off TV. Owens is reportedly headed for knee surgery — the severity of which may not be completely known, according to the Wrestling Observer. Owens’ leg was attacked by Bobby Lashley on “Raw” and WWE noted an injury to...

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Wet weather could wreak havoc during Giants’ must-win game

The Giants are coming off a devastating loss Sunday and playing on short rest Thursday, and now Mother Nature has stepped up to add more fuel to this bonfire of a Big Blue season. Heavy rain started falling in the late morning Thursday at MetLife Stadium, where the Giants are scheduled to take on...

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Not everyone in America loathes Grayson Allen

Expect Grayson Allen to have a special someone cheering him on when the Utah Jazz open their season against the Sacramento Kings next week. The polarizing former Duke guard, who was drafted 21st overall by the Jazz in June, appears to be dating a fellow Blue Devil athlete, one-time soccer player...

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