Alex Bregman: ‘If hating the KKK loses me fans, then I hope I lose them’

Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman chimed in on the nation-wide movement against social injustice via Twitter early Monday. Bregman declared the Klu Klux Klan “should be” considered  a terrorist organization and was then met with a tweet telling the two-time All-Star to “stick to sports, before you lose 75% of your fan base.” Bregman, 26, responded quickly. “If hating the KKK loses me fans, then I hope I lose them.” The increased discussion of racial injustice on social media was sparked by the police-involved killing of George Floyd, a…

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Clemson’s Justyn Ross out for season in possible NFL Draft 2021 blow

If there is a college football season in the fall, Clemson’s potential first-round draft choice Justyn Ross won’t be part of it. Coach Dabo Swinney announced Monday that the rising junior wide receiver has a “congenital fusion” in his neck/spine area and is hoping to return to the field by January. If so, Ross will have to decide whether to return to Clemson or enter the 2021 NFL Draft and go to the Combine with serious questions about his long-term health and injury risk. “He’s doing great,” Swinney said in…

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Jason Whitlock has big plans after leaving Fox Sports

Talk show host Jason Whitlock is out at Fox Sports after the two sides could not come to an agreement on a new contract, the network announced. Whitlock, 53, is believed to be looking into starting his own direct-to-consumer business, according to sources. The recent model that mostly sidesteps traditional media has been successful for Bill Simmons, Dave Portnoy and Joe Rogan, among others. Whitlock, who hosted a show with Marcellus Wiley called “Speak for Yourself,” was not on the air on Monday. The site, Outkick, first reported Whitlock’s departure.…

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J.R. Smith regrets ‘stupidness’ after beating alleged car vandal

Share this: June 1, 2020 | 5:11pm [embedded content] Share this: J.R. Smith has gone from seeing red to feeling blue. One day after TMZ released a viral video showing an angry Smith beating up a man who allegedly vandalized his car on the street, the former Knicks guard says he regrets his actions in the heat of the moment. “When it happened, I seen red,” Smith said on the Pat McAfee Show. “Then when I finally snapped to… I’m still disappointed with myself, even though people say I shouldn’t…

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Paige Spiranac is cashing in on death threats from pushcart ‘b—hes’

Share this: June 1, 2020 | 4:51pm 5 View Slideshow Back Continue Paige Spiranac may have heard the trolls, but now she’s seeing dollar signs. Last month, the golfer-turned-influencer revealed she had received a death threat over past comments made on her “Playing A Round” podcast, in which she said male golfers who use pushcarts are “b—hes.” “I have been getting so many DMs from very angry men about the fact that I called them a b—h for using a pushcart,” she said. “I just thought it was the funniest…

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New NBA proposal could give next Knicks coach an advantage

We may not have seen the last of this year’s Knicks after all. There is a chance they could be back in some form. Although the Knicks are unlikely to be part of the postponed season’s restart in Orlando, as The Post previously reported, there is dialogue that the teams not involved may return to the court, according to ESPN. That would enable said teams to remain somewhat relevant in their respective markets, go through a mandatory training camp this summer and take part in regional fall leagues of four-to-five…

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Yankees begin releasing their minor leaguers

The Yankees released 45 minor leaguers on Monday, a source confirmed. They joined a growing list of teams that have made the move during the coronavirus shutdown, although the Royals and Twins are among the organizations that have not done so. The Yankees are expected to continue to pay their remaining minor leaguers the standard $400 per week, which is subject to change. Teams typically would have had at least one more round of cuts during spring training, but most teams delayed the moves following the shutdown of the sport…

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Baker Mayfield’s offseason moves include wedding dance party

Share this: June 1, 2020 | 3:20pm Baker Mayfield looks ready for his next touchdown dance. The third-year Browns quarterback showed off his moves at a cousin’s wedding last month in South Carolina, according to video obtained by TMZ, which featured Mayfield standing at the center of a crowd. Mayfield, 25, has kept something of a low-profile this offseason, popping up on Instagram in May for a “lake life” adventure with wife Emily Wilkinson. The couple, who will be celebrating their first wedding anniversary this summer, also enjoyed a trip…

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Josina Anderson is out at ESPN

Longtime NFL reporter/insider Josina Anderson is out at ESPN, The Post has learned. The move with Anderson has been anticipated since the Super Bowl when it was first reported that she and ESPN could be parting ways. The official move with Anderson is unrelated to any cutting of personnel related to the coronavirus’ economic impact on Disney and ESPN. ESPN declined comment, while Anderson did not return messages. It is unclear what is next for 41-year-old Anderson. Over her nearly nine years with ESPN, she has had some good gets,…

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Rutgers basketball eyes June 22 return to campus

Rutgers men’s basketball is targeting June 22 for its return to campus, coach Steve Pikiell said Monday after participating in a call between athletic department leadership and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. The date coincides with the start of the second summer class period. The current session consists of virtual learning as campus remains closed to all students. Basketball players would be limited to voluntary individual indoor workouts, with meetings and strength training possibly moved outdoors. Pikiell said all involved would be subject to frequent coronavirus testing, though the specific…

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