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Mike Francesa Won’t Be ‘Back After This’

Francesa’s replacement on WFAN in the afternoons is a trio: the former Jets linebacker Bart Scott, Sports Illustrated’s digital video anchor Maggie Gray, and Chris Carlin, who began as a producer for “Mike & the Mad Dog.” Mark Chernoff, the station’s longtime vice president for programming, said he expected their varied backgrounds and personalities would bring in new listeners. “To ...

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The School Closed. The Players Left. But the Coach Can’t Quit.

Of course, Hurley could have just found another team. When the news broke that St. Anthony was closing, he fielded calls from a high school in California and another in New Jersey asking if he would be interested in coaching this winter. Walking away from basketball was never an option, but leaving Jersey City, or taking over another team after ...

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Who Says the Mets Don’t Have a Plan? It’s Called Mickey Callaway

Not that it unsettles Callaway. He spent the last five seasons as the pitching coach for the Cleveland Indians, who have won big with modest payrolls. “I was involved in a smaller market,” Callaway said on Tuesday. “You don’t have to spend money to win. I think that’s pretty evident nowadays. It’s not about paying $30 million for a slugger. ...

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Fix Lonzo Ball’s Shot? Here’s the Blueprint

“And I was like, ‘There’s no way somebody else shoots like me.’ I never thought my form would come to the surface again in basketball history. Then I saw him and said, ‘We have the exact same starting point and end point.’ It’s crazy.” New Yorkers will get their first up-close glimpse of the most scrutinized shot mechanics in the ...

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Carson Wentz Goes Down, and the Eagles’ Dreams Turn to Dread

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the Eagles feared he had sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament, which, if true, would require surgery, no matter how North Dakota tough Wentz may be. Asked about that report, Coach Doug Pederson declined to speculate. Photo Wentz was hit on both sides as he dived into the end zone. The play was initially ruled to ...

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The Yankees Will Always Be the Yankees, to the Delight of Only Some

Like Stanton and Rodriguez, Dave Winfield was not yet 30 years old when he joined the Yankees in December 1980, also with a 10-year contract, as a free agent from San Diego. In Winfield’s first season — his only one with Reggie Jackson — the Yankees reached their fourth World Series in six years. They never made it back in ...

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Giancarlo Stanton Will Join Yankees, Reports Say

Photo Giancarlo Stanton hit 59 home runs for the Marlins last season. Credit Matthew Stockman/Getty Images The Yankees are in the process of acquiring outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, one of baseball’s best sluggers, according to several news outlets all citing anonymous sources. FanRag Sports was first to report the trade Saturday morning. Stanton, the National League’s most valuable player last season, ...

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Fighting for Redemption – The New York Times

PATTAYA, Thailand — It was a peaceful moment for Chalermpol Sawadsuk, who has had very few peaceful moments during his life of violence and crime. His girlfriend, Saranya Meesuk, leaned on his tattooed chest after his long day of training in Muay Thai, or Thai boxing, and Chalermpol turned reflective. “Could you ever imagine that such a bad person as ...

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‘No Two Are Exactly the Same’: How the Heisman Trophy Is Made

Hot wax is poured into the molds — one a sturdy, plastic mother mold and the second, inside that, a silicone mold that is sensitive enough to pick up the contours of the figure’s nose, the parallel lines on his helmet and the pebbly base. The mold is hardened to make a cast. Flaws in the cast — for instance, ...

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