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Two next Giants candidates are part of Andy Reid coaching tree

Sat, 01/04/2020 - 09:58
The Andy Reid coaching tree is so big that the Giants are interviewing two ends of it on the same day in their search to replace yet another member of the connection. Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy is a direct disciple of Reid, whereas Ravens defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale comes off a second-degree branch....

Patriots vs. Texans: The three keys to the game

Sat, 01/04/2020 - 09:29
Here are the three keys to Saturday night’s AFC first-round playoff game between the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans: Ryan reunion The best matchup figures to be Titans CB Logan Ryan, a Patriot for his first four seasons, covering Julian Edelman, Tom Brady’s favorite target. Ryan has four interceptions, 4.5 sacks, 18 passes defensed...

Knicks’ Elfrid Payton becomes dad and plays all in one day

Sat, 01/04/2020 - 09:13
PHOENIX — Call him the sleepless Knicks starting point guard. Elfrid Payton became a new father Thursday but didn’t want to miss a game because of the milestone. With his girlfriend giving birth to a baby girl at 9 a.m. on Friday, Payton, who missed the team flight to Phoenix on Thursday, flew out Friday...

Two Nets waived due to team’s challenging injury situation

Sat, 01/04/2020 - 08:45
Injuries have led to the Nets’ latest roster churn, with Brooklyn waiving first David Nwaba on Thursday and then Henry Ellenson a day later. Nwaba was lost for the season with an Achilles injury, a damaging blow for an emerging 3-and-D player. Then the Nets waived Ellenson, who was on a two-way deal but essentially...

Why David Quinn knows Rangers penalty kill has room to improve

Sat, 01/04/2020 - 08:39
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — David Quinn wanted to point out a stat that maybe had not been clear, even when it was happening. “For six weeks, we had the best penalty kill in the league. I don’t think anyone realizes that,” the Rangers coach said, referring to the stretch from Nov. 23-Dec. 30, when they...

Giants attendance down 3 percent after latest lost season

Sat, 01/04/2020 - 08:23
Frustrated Giants fans made their voices heard by doing less cheering at MetLife Stadium. Attendance for the Giants’ eight home games was down 3 percent in 2019, according to a Sports Business Daily report released Friday. Overall NFL attendance slipped to 66,648 per game, which is the lowest since 2004. With the largest seating capacity...

Lakers roll as Anthony Davis destroys his former team

Sat, 01/04/2020 - 08:09
LOS ANGELES — Anthony Davis scored 46 points against his former team, Danny Green added 25 and the Los Angeles Lakers rolled to a 123-113 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night. It was Davis’ second straight 40-point game against the team he played seven seasons for after he was the top overall...

Murderer to go free under Cuomo commutation

Sat, 01/04/2020 - 07:55
An upstate woman who was 20 years old when she helped her abusive husband commit a fatal kidnapping has had her murder sentence commuted by Gov. Cuomo on Friday. Monica Szlekovics, now 43, was not slated to even see a parole board until 2046 for the 1996 Rochester crime in which she and her physically...

Metro NY may be ceasing operations, deleted tweet suggests

Sat, 01/04/2020 - 07:29
Freebie daily newspaper Metro New York is said to be ceasing operations after a 15-year run, according to a notice that appeared briefly on the papers twitter account on the evening of Jan. 3. “Today Metro NY staff was informed that the publication is ceasing operations,” according to a notice that went up on the...

Police looking for sicko who spat on woman in yet another anti-Semitic attack

Sat, 01/04/2020 - 06:56
Police are hunting for a sicko who allegedly spat on a Jewish woman after trying to enter a Queens yeshiva last month — an incident that brings the number of recent reported anti-Semitic attacks to at least 14. The suspect attempted to barge into the Talmud Torah Siach Yitzchok school on Central Avenue in Far...

How Kaapo Kakko is growing on his rocky Rangers road

Sat, 01/04/2020 - 06:51
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Strangely enough, of all the cities in all the world, it is in this beautiful Canadian meeting place of the snow-capped mountains and the tributary bays of the mighty Pacific Ocean where young Finnish winger Kaapo Kakko began his journey with the Rangers. This is the city where he was drafted...

Caris LeVert’s return is boon Nets desperately need

Sat, 01/04/2020 - 06:45
Welcome back Caris. The Nets will take a four-game losing streak into Saturday’s game against the Raptors. It’s their longest since snapping last season’s eight-game skid against those same Raptors. But at least help is finally on the way, with Caris LeVert and Garrett Temple both listed as probable. Though Temple sat out just a...

Queen Elizabeth poses for rare portrait with her three heirs

Sat, 01/04/2020 - 06:41
UK’s royal family is ringing in the new decade with a new family portrait. Queen Elizabeth II was joined by her three heirs — son Prince Charles, grandson Prince William and great-grandson Prince George — in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace for the photo, released on Friday to celebrate the start of 2020. “To...

New-look landscape helped boxing deliver in 2019

Sat, 01/04/2020 - 06:41
It wasn’t long ago when fans had basically two premium networks to choose from when searching for major boxing events: Showtime or HBO. Now HBO no longer carries boxing, while fights are being broadcast or live-streamed just about everywhere else. At least that’s the way it seemed in 2019, which in many ways was the...

Man leaves drugs, and a gun, in designer bags at convenience store

Sat, 01/04/2020 - 06:27
GALLIANO, La. — Louisiana authorities are perplexed over why a man left apparent designer bags holding drugs, a gun, cash and a digital scale in a convenience store. The man went into the store early Thursday and put the Louis Vuitton and Gucci bags on a chair, according to a news release Friday. “The employee...

Body found in backyard ID’d as women who texted pal she could be ‘in trouble’ after leaving bar

Sat, 01/04/2020 - 06:11
Authorities say a female body found in a shallow grave has been identified as missing Alabama woman Paighton Houston, who texted a friend that she could be “in trouble” after leaving a Birmingham bar with two men last month. The Trussville Police Department confirmed Friday that the discovered body had been identified as Houston, 29....

James Dolan watches Knicks melt down late in loss to Suns

Sat, 01/04/2020 - 06:05
PHOENIX — With owner James Dolan along for this Western ride, the Knicks failed to deliver him a victory in what is likely the most winnable game of this four-game journey. The Knicks blew a 10-point halftime lead at Talking Stick Resort Arena with a terrible start to the third quarter, got smacked by Devin...

Seton Hall smacks Georgetown despite Myles Powell’s struggles

Sat, 01/04/2020 - 05:46
Myles Powell was missing again. Returning to the Prudential Center for his first home game since Nov. 23 — and first time since suffering a concussion, which sidelined him two games — the preseason All-American’s adrenaline was unmatched. Milliseconds separated his first touch from his first shot. His second, third and fourth shots followed similar...

Fantasy football: Take a shot on these players in NFL wild-card round

Sat, 01/04/2020 - 05:21
The Post’s Drew Loftis evaluates all the relevant fantasy football news ahead of the NFL’s wild-card weekend. Wild-card wonders Kirk Cousins QB, Vikings, at Saints (FanDuel $7,600/DraftKings $6,100) The Saints are more vulnerable through the air than on the ground. A healthy Adam Thielen would be a big boost. Taysom Hill TE/QB, Saints, vs. Vikings...

Naked Florida man, high on meth, bites K-9 dog: report

Sat, 01/04/2020 - 05:15
A Florida man is facing several charges after police say he assaulted an officer and bit the ear of a K-9 dog while naked and high on methamphetamines last week. Donald Watts, 38, was arrested Saturday for multiple charges including simple battery, two counts of resisting an officer/arrest and one count of aggravated battery on...

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