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How Jeff McNeil is embracing life as a Mets outfielder

PORT ST. LUCIE — Jeff McNeil went from starting second baseman to utility infielder to part-time outfielder all during one offseason with the Mets. The 26-year-old McNeil scrapped to reach the major leagues last season and is determined to take the same approach and force his way into manager...

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Luis Severino taking precautions after ALDS pitch-tipping fiasco

TAMPA — It’s been just over four months since Luis Severino was rocked for six runs in just three innings in a Game 3 loss to the Red Sox in the ALDS, a performance that led to questions about his preparation, as well as to the possibility the right-hander was tipping his pitches. On Monday,...

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Eric Reid: New Panthers contract more proof of NFL owners’ conspiracy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Eric Reid has signed a three-year contract worth more than $22 million with the Carolina Panthers, a deal the safety believes is additional proof that NFL owners conspired to keep him out of the league last season. Reid said Monday he believes he got “fair market value” after...

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The last move Mets need to make for offseason to be a winner

Just because Brodie Van Wagenen’s first Mets spring training officially starts Tuesday, that doesn’t mean his first Hot Stove season must end. Consider this one more plea to take an interesting first go and make it can’t-miss. The Mets’ pitchers and catchers report to camp on Tuesday, and...

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Son of Redskins coach Jay Gruden arrested for public drunkenness

Jack Gruden, son of Redskins coach Jay Gruden and a video assistant for the team, was arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning and charged with being drunk in public. The 22-year-old was reportedly involved in multiple confrontations in Ashburn, Virginia, not far from where safety Montae...

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Why Zack Britton’s wife stepped in to correct his name spelling

TAMPA — Most players show up to spring training with a new pitch or a new approach at the plate. Zack Britton showed up to his first spring training as a Yankee on Monday with a new name. The left-hander announced on Twitter last week he was reverting back to the spelling of his name on...

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Rabies a concern after bats invaded Pacers-Clippers game

The bat that caused a delay during Thursday’s Pacers-Clippers matchup in Indianapolis might yet still be causing problems. The Indiana State Department of Health announced that anyone in Bankers Life Fieldhouse who may have come in bare-skin contact with the flying mammal could have been exposed...

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We lose, baseball loses and now we hope Kyler Murray doesn’t lose

The pity, of course, is that he has to choose at all. If only real life were as simple as high school, you know? Even in an era of specialized athletes, there is still some room for the multiple-sport star in high school, even if it isn’t the way it was when Jim Brown was...

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76ers don’t want Ben Simmons anywhere near Magic Johnson

If Ben Simmons wants to learn Magic Johnson’s secrets, the 76ers guard will have to do it in secret. Though the Lakers vice president and Hall of Fame point guard said he was open to sharing “big guard secrets” with the reigning Rookie of the Year, Philadelphia general manager Elton Brand...

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With everything up for grabs, the Premier League might be better than ever

The title chase, the fight for the top four and the relegation battle are all to be decided during the Premier League's final 12 games.

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Raptors rescue Jeremy Lin in fun playoff move

Jeremy Lin is headed to a contender for the first time in his career. The former Knicks and Nets guard plans to sign with the Toronto Raptors after finalizing a buyout with the Atlanta Hawks, Lin’s agents told ESPN. After being limited to just 37 games — including one last season — in two...

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Kevin Knox is disturbed by some Knicks fans

CLEVELAND — As the Knicks face the prospect of setting the franchise record for most consecutive losses at 17 in Monday’s “Zion Bowl” against the Cavaliers, rookie Kevin Knox is upset some of the team’s fans aren’t more annoyed. Knicks coach David Fizdale is also disappointed by the...

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Abby Hornacek is going through a big career change, too

Abby Hornacek didn’t have a tough time transitioning from sports to the lifestyle genre upon joining Fox Nation earlier this month. As the daughter of former Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek recently told The Post, she was plenty equipped for the challenge, thanks in part to her established background....

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Kareem Hunt gets another NFL chance with Browns

One of the more lovable teams in football is taking on one of the more loathsome players in football. The Browns have signed Kareem Hunt, the running back who was cut by the Chiefs after video surfaced of him attacking a woman. Hunt was starring in his second season in the league, chalking up 14...

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Kevin Durant explains his blowup at media, which felt good

Kevin Durant is blaming local media for his impending free agency becoming a national story. In explaining last week’s tirade at a postgame press conference, the Warriors forward said he believes team beat writers have gone “behind [his] back,” by writing that the Knicks’ trade of Kristaps...

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Giants bust Damontre Moore is one of AAF’s first breakout stars

A pair of headphones led to Damontre Moore’s exit from the Giants. Maybe his making some noise will bring him back to the NFL. Moore, a 2013 third-round Giants pick who never became the pass-rush force they hoped, put on a nice clinic for himself Saturday, trying to show the NFL he hasn’t run...

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Kyler Murray is going all-in with football

Kyler Murray has made his choice. The Heisman winner tweeted Monday that he will be playing football over baseball, making him an intriguing quarterback prospect in April’s draft. The Oklahoma star could be the second quarterback taken after Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins. It is a devastating blow...

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7-year-old athletic freak can’t stop going viral

Brace yourself, Rudolph Ingram is coming. The 7-year-old kid known as “Blaze” from Tampa Bay is the scariest thing on the internet right now — no joke. It’s been six months since Ingram first went viral when NBA superstar LeBron James posted a video of Ingram, with the little man exploding...

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Mike Tyson smokes huge joint at weed festival

Boxing legend Mike Tyson continues to revel in the marijuana industry, now being pictured smoking a foot-long joint. The former heavyweight world champion is the proud owner of a 40-acre ranch in California after breaking into the weed business last year. Tyson also will hold a weed-themed music...

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Mets did everything outside the box — will it blow up in their face?

When Brodie Van Wagenen took the path less taken, going from agent to general manager, worries arose about how members of his former and current worlds would enact business with him. Player representatives and front-office executives expressed concerns about how — and even if — they would...

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