Kristaps Porzingis vows not to rush back too fast this time

Kristaps Porzingis said he will “probably” sit out Sunday’s game at Toronto with a sore Achilles, making it his fifth absence this season because of the ailment. And with the four games in five days, Porzingis said he’s unsure when he’ll be able to return. The 21-year-old originally missed three games because of the soreness, returned for four games, and ...

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Patriots handle Texans to reach sixth-straight AFC title game

Stop us if you’ve hate-watched this movie before. But Tom Brady and the Patriots are one win away from the Super Bowl. Again. Following a divisional playoff game that hardly represented the “second straight bye week” some anticipated for Bill Belichick’s team, the Pats will host the AFC Championship game next Sunday — looking for a seventh trip to the ...

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Jahlil Okafor’s dad threatens to ‘slap the s—‘ out of blogger

Sixers coach Brett Brown isn’t the only person Jahlil Okafor’s dad has a problem with. Okafor’s father responded to a critic of his son’s on Twitter Saturday night, saying he would ‘slap the s—‘ out of Sixers blogger Shamus Clancy. The 76er made his first appearence in five games against the Wizards, to the dismay of hoops blogger Shamus Clancy, ...

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Lundqvist gives up three quick goals as Rangers fall to Canadiens

MONTREAL – When the third Canadiens goal within a span of 1:02 in the third period when in, Henrik Lundqvist slammed his stick on the crossbar in frustration. It all happened so fast the home fans at Bell Centre were still celebrating each of the previous two goals. Just like that the Rangers’ one-goal lead turned into a two-goal deficit, ...

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Alain Vigneault knows Rangers need to pick up early efforts

MONTREAL — Improving the starts to their games was something Alain Vigneault said after last Saturday’s comeback victory in Columbus he was going to address with his players after a run of games before the Rangers’ bye week that saw them fall behind early in several matches. In their first game after the break, the same situation the visiting Maple ...

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Peppers, Harrison give their teams wealth of experience

The oldest defensive starter in the NFL is also among its earliest risers. While his younger teammates spend their Monday mornings recovering from whatever bumps and bruises that might have piled up during Sunday’s game, James Harrison wakes up before dawn and heads down to the Pittsburgh Steelers training facility. There the 38-year-old outside linebacker embraces the solitude, the oldest ...

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St. John’s starts strong but can't handle 'punch' from Villanova

There was a packed house at the Garden for a Saturday matinee highlighted on the marquee. The defending national champions were across the court and St. John’s freshman Shamorie Ponds eyed them all. His coach at Thomas Jefferson High in Brownsville, Lawrence Pollard, sat along the baseline with members of the Orange Wave as St. John’s squared with No. 3 ...

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UConn women break own NCAA record with 91st straight win

DALLAS (AP) — Top-ranked UConn broke its own NCAA record with its 91st consecutive victory, 88-48 at SMU on Saturday. The Huskies (16-0, 4-0 AAC) scored the game’s first 21 points on way to breaking the record of 90 wins in a row coach Geno Auriemma’s team first accomplished more than six years ago. They matched that mark with a ...

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Fantasy Football: 2017 implications for players in the playoffs

The Fantasy Sports Radio Network (FNTSY) is the premier FREE 24-hour Fantasy Sports Radio Network. Listen any time at or get the FNTSY Radio app in the iTunes Store or on Google Play. Listen to shows live or on demand, including the RotoExperts in the Morning. With the Wild Card round already in the books, we now move onto ...

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Syndergaard leads off our Top 10 most intriguing Mets, Yankees

Nobody seems to have more fun with social media than Noah Syndergaard, with a creative sense of humor that makes him far more entertaining than most athletes. Just a couple of days ago he had a clever response to Yankee prospect Clint Frazier saying that if he weren’t in the Yankee organization, which puts limits on hair length, he’d out-do ...

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