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Giants safety battled homeless childhood to live out a dream

Sean Chandler has found a home, a home he dreamed about as a boy who bounced from homeless shelter to homeless shelter. He is one of the lucky ones who made it out of Camden, N.J., an undrafted free agent safety from Temple who has turned a potential nightmare into this sweet, improbable dream of...

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Jets can finally stop with that ridiculous playoff talk

The Jets can start making their vacation plans. Todd Bowles’ team was clinging to slim playoff hope coming into this week, but that all went away without the Jets even taking the field. After the Titans stormed back to break the Jets’ hearts last week, they finished the job Thursday with a 30-9...

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Sam Darnold can add check to development bucket list vs. Bills

It might be a controversial holiday song, but “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” will be Sam Darnold’s reality Sunday, when he’s expected to return to the starting lineup at Buffalo. The forecast for the 1 p.m. game calls for temperatures to top out at 32 degrees with winds up to 15 mph. It might...

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Derrick Henry does his best Tony Dorsett impression

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Derrick Henry sped and stiff-armed his way to a record-tying 99-yard touchdown run and the Tennessee Titans routed the Jacksonville Jaguars 30-9 on Thursday night to stay in the playoff chase. And that was just part of an amazing night for Henry. Henry tied Tony Dorsett’s...

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Arizona State won’t overcome its stiffest test so far

Things have not gone well for the Pac-12 as a whole so far this season, as Arizona State is the lone team from the conference ranked in the Top 25. The No. 20 Sun Devils will get their stiffest test yet as they face fellow unbeaten Nevada in the Air Force Reserve Basketball Hall Of...

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TheStreet will sell The Deal and BoardEx for $87.5M

Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s Mad Money, will have a little more of that now as his financial news company, TheStreet, has agreed to sell its two largest divisions, The Deal and BoardEX, to Euromoney for $87.5 million. But the remaining company will be a shadow of its former self and could be sold...

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NFL’s other rookie sack machine ready to leave mark with Giants

B.J. Hill wasn’t about to tell Bradley Chubb he was coming for him just yet. “Nah, he’s got 10 [sacks],” Hill said with a laugh Thursday, talking about his old college teammate and the NFL’s rookie sacks leader. If Hill can replicate what he did last Sunday this week against the Redskins,...

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Man who attacked cop with a meat cleaver sentenced to 20 years

A cop who was slashed in the face while tackling a cleaver-wielding suspect in 2016 urged a Manhattan judge on Thursday to lock the man up for the maximum sentence of 25 years. NYPD Detective Brian O’Donnell, still bearing a scar from his temple to chin, testified that his life was forever changed...

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Baseball next for Heisman fave, but don’t rule out NFL — or both

There have been two-sport college superstars before. Bo Jackson. Deion Sanders. John Elway. Drew Henson. Nobody, however, has ever had a year quite like Kyler Murray. In June, shortly after helping Oklahoma reach the Super Regionals in the NCAA Tournament, he was the ninth overall selection in...

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City Council backs Albany bill to create ‘Medicare for all’

The City Council on Thursday put its political clout behind a proposal in Albany to overhaul state health care by creating a “Medicare for all” program that would raise taxes by $139 billion a year. The single-payer plan would extend coverage to the roughly 1 million uninsured New Yorkers —...

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AMI trades $3M in ads for shares of protein-powder firm

American Media Inc. has agreed to give $3 million in advertising to MusclePharm, a protein-powder supplement maker, in exchange for more than 920,000 shares of common stock in the publicly traded company. AMI Chief Executive David Pecker called the deal “an extraordinary partnership ” The...

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Brutal losing streak is only part of Nets’ mounting frustration

No team in the NBA has lost more games in which it held a double-digit lead than the Nets have this season. While they are trying to glean the positives out of competing regularly with some of the league’s best teams, Wednesday’s fourth-quarter collapse against Oklahoma City marked the eighth...

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CNN evacuated after bomb threat at Time Warner Center

A bomb threat at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan caused evacuations at CNN’s Midtown studios on Thursday night — but the building was later deemed safe, cops said. Cops at the Midtown North Precinct said that an investigation at Columbus Circle was ongoing and the streets were closed to...

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Why the Chargers are a live Super Bowl sleeper

Once a season, usually around this time of the year, I like to break down the current futures odds in the NFL and see if I can’t find some value to pass along. (Odds to win the Super Bowl are from William Hill): AFC contenders Chiefs (9/2): The Chiefs’ odds have dropped quickly after the...

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Gannett board picks firm to help search for new CEO

Headhunting firm Egon Zehnder was picked by the Gannett board to search for a successor to CEO Robert Dickey. Dickey, 61, said Wednesday that he planned to step down on May 7, 2019. He’s had a rough tenure as he wrestled with wrenching changes in the industry. Dickey became CEO in 2015 and...

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Kevin Hart rejects Academy’s demand to apologize for past homophobic tweets

“If you want to hold people in a position where they always have to justify or explain their past — then do you,” Hart said.

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State lawmakers set to become among highest paid in the country

Santa’s being very good to state lawmakers this year. A salary commission on Thursday recommended the first pay hikes in 20 years for legislators and top state officials — and they were hefty. The 213 members of the state Senate and Assembly, who now earn a base pay of $79,500, will see their...

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No Boston magic this time: Knicks drilled by Celtics

BOSTON — The Celtics are finally winning and not losing their memories. Thursday night’s game stood to be a dicey challenge for David Fizdale’s baby Knicks, making their TNT season debut two weeks after shocking the Celtics on Thanksgiving Eve in Boston. “It’s definitely a game that I...

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If the Dems want to lose in 2020, Beto O’Rourke is the perfect candidate

Beto O’Rourke, with widespread backing, is considering running for president in 2020. If Democrats want to lose, he absolutely should. Nothing has been learned from Hillary Clinton, the two-time heiress apparent who, in 2016, had the support of nearly every mainstream media outlet, who entered the...

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