ESPN NY radio adds Mike Greenberg, Max Kellerman in major lineup shift

In its competition with WFAN, ESPN New York has a new lineup, sliced up all day that adds big names, but crushes the continuity it had built in recent years that has helped its afternoon show become No. 1 in the market. ESPN New York will add Mike Greenberg and Max Kellerman to its daily programming in the middle of this month, but, like when Mike Francesa returned to WFAN after his faux retirement, it now has too many hosts on-air and too many shows, which makes little radio sense…

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Yankees-Phillies game Tuesday postponed amid Tropical Storm Isaias

Now it’s the weather forcing the Yankees and Phillies to juggle schedules. Due to heavy rains linked to Tropical Storm Isaias headed to The Bronx on Tuesday, the Phillies-Yankees game at Yankee Stadium that night has been postponed. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader in Philadelphia on Wednesday. The Yankees will be the home team in one game and the visitors in the other. The first game will start at 4:05 p.m. and the nightcap will begin 35 minutes after the final out of the first…

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Ex-Met Paul Lo Duca rips Yoenis Cespedes: ‘Punk move’

Former Mets catcher Paul Lo Duca wasn’t among those shocked at Yoenis Cespedes’ decision to abruptly opt-out of the baseball season. “Now you can make your jokes,” Lo Duca tweeted Sunday night after the Mets 4-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves. “To me…Punk move and you let down your teammates. But is anyone surprised? Good riddance. #lgm.” The mockery follows Cespedes’ surprising stunt on Sunday in which he failed to report to the Mets game against the Braves and his hotel room was cleaned out. Mets general manager Brodie Van…

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Cardinals’ coronavirus problem grows as casino rumors leak out

The St. Louis Cardinals were literally rolling the dice with the MLB season. MLB Network confirmed a tweet from former big leaguer Jerry Hairston Jr. that at least a couple of Cardinals players went to a casino recently. The Post’s Joel Sherman confirmed St. Louis had 13 positive tests, with seven of those being players. The Cardinals’ upcoming series against the Tigers has been postponed — their total of pushed back games now stands at 7 — and the current plan is for them to resume playing on Friday. The…

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Mets vs. Braves: Take Atlanta, Mike Soroka as deGrom can’t do it all

Two of the MLB’s best pitchers will face each other in Atlanta on Monday as Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets will go against Mike Soroka of the Braves. These two squared off just 10 days ago on Opening Day in what was a 1-0 Mets win with neither starter surrendering a run. Both have had success in this divisional rivalry as Soroka has faced the Mets six times since 2018 with a 4-0 record and a 2.27 ERA. DeGrom has been even better in terms of ERA with…

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Rangers season on the brink after feeble loss to Hurricanes

The Rangers’ bubble life is suddenly in danger of popping. A pair of goals in 71 seconds early in the second period sank the Rangers on Monday as they fell to the Hurricanes, 4-1, in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup qualifiers at Scotiabank Arena. They now trail 2-0 in the best-of-five series and will need a win Tuesday night to extend their stay in Toronto. Henrik Lundqvist started again for Igor Shesterkin, who was still unfit to play, and made 30 saves. He had made sure the Rangers got…

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Sports teams experiment with facial recognition for contactless admission

Several sports teams are exploring the use and implementation of facial-recognition technology in their stadiums, an effort that would help reduce risks from the coronavirus when fans return, the Wall Street Journal reported. The initial outbreak of coronavirus appeared to accelerate due to high-occupancy sports venues in Europe acting as super-spreaders – most notably soccer stadiums in Italy, and matches in the Champions League involving Spanish teams. With some areas seeing the pandemic under control, sports teams are looking to bring back fans in a safe and controlled way. The…

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This is one very depressing Kristaps Porzingis birthday tweet

Not everyone will be sending Kristaps Porzingis gifts. The star’s 25th birthday is a harsh reminder for Knicks fans about what could’ve been. The 7-foot-3 Latvian has a number of noteworthy marks worth celebrating and the Mavericks did just that: Happy 25th Birthday @kporzee 🎉 In @NBA history, Porzingis is: » the only player with 35p-10r-5b and 5+ threes in a game» the fastest to 400+ 3FGM and 400+ blocks (233 games)» 1 of only 5 players to total 4,000 points, 1,500 boards, 400 3FGM and 400 blocks before turning…

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St. John’s hopes Harlem native Drissa Traore is start of big class

St. John’s is on the board for 2021 and it has landed one of its top local targets, continuing a trend under coach Mike Anderson. Harlem native Drissa Traore of the powerhouse PSA Cardinals and Long Island Lutheran verbally committed on Monday, picking the Johnnies over Stony Brook, East Carolina and Tulsa, a significant addition for a program that needed some positive recruiting momentum. He’s the latest local player Anderson has landed, joining the likes of Julian Champagnie, Posh Alexander, Dylan Wusu and Rasheem Dunn. On a Zoom call, the…

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Missouri town torn over push to oust school’s ‘Savages’ mascot

A former student at a Missouri high school is leading a push to change the school’s longtime nickname, saying the Savannah Savages and its Indian mascot must go. Amanda Barr, who graduated from Savannah High School in 2002, said the school’s mascot and team moniker looms large over Savannah, where it’s depicted on a 152-foot water tower and appears in various forms on several business, including Savage Lanes bowling alley and Savage Service Center auto shop, the Kansas City Star reports. “You literally can’t miss it if you drive through…

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