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Mets' Matt Harvey raises more questions with lack of velocity

PORT ST. LUCIE — As Matt Harvey threw ordinary fastballs on Sunday in his first start since his surgery to repair Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, it was hard not to think back to a similar setting two years ago, when you could feel the same mix of anticipation and apprehension among the fans in this spring training ballpark. Would Harvey look ...

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Fillon’s campaign suffers another blow as more senior aides QUIT following controversy

The centre-right Les Republicains candidate is facing increasing calls to drop out of the race following allegations he paid his wife more than half a million euros for a fictitioud job as his parliament assistant. Now with just weeks to go until the first round of voting, Fillon’s spokesman Thierry Solere has sensationally resigned as the former frontrunner’s position looks ...

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Giants' 5 burning questions: Odell contract, Peterson, JPP & more

INDIANAPOLIS — The NFL’s offseason business is “boomin’,” to quote newly-minted Steelers receiver Antonio Brown, as the league’s annual combine kicks off in this Midwest capital. And every major contract signed or player released is one more falling domino that could have ramifications for the Giants, from Brown’s four-year, $ 68 million extension with Pittsburgh that makes him the league’s ...

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More victims likely tied to NYC man charged with murder

The Brooklyn man charged with murdering and dismembering two people could be linked to two other similar killings, according to police. Kwauhuru Govan, 38, was charged Wednesday with butchering 19-year-old Rashawn Brazell in 2005. He was already being held on murder charges for allegedly killing Sharabia Thomas, 17, in a similar fashion in 2004. NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce ...

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Michael Bradley: Trump ‘couldn’t be more out of touch' with U.S.

Michael Bradley isn’t speaking softly, like President Theodore Roosevelt once recommended people do. The captain of the U.S men’s soccer national team bashed President Trump on Friday after the topic of the country’s current political climate came up in an interview with Sports Illustrated. Initially giving “too soft” of an answer to the magazine because he was caught “totally off ...

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Brexit talks in BRUSSELS! After Juncker insists UK 'pay hefty bill' – now MORE EU demands

Eurocrats are insisting the tough talks will be held away from London and carried out in “rounds” . Divorce proceedings can begin as soon as Theresa May pushes the button on Article 50 – expected to be in mid-March. Both sides are furiously shaping plans to hit the ground running. But Brussels bureaucrats are insisting talks will be held at ...

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Trump demands no more anonymous 'sources' after W.H. briefing

WASHINGTON — President Trump demanded that the “fake media” stop quoting sources on background without using their names on Friday morning, just hours after White House officials held a briefing that where they insisted on anonymity. “No more sources,” he declared at the Conservative Political Action Conference, saying journalists “shouldn’t be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody’s name.” ...

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Ex-IMF boss jailed for more than four years after embezzling millions from banks he ran

Rodrigo Rato was sentenced to four and a half years in prison after being found guilty of using undeclared corporate credit cards to fund a lavish lifestyle as his banks ran into the red.  Rato, 67, was among some 65 former bankers convicted of making undeclared card purchases to the tune of £10.1m from Spanish banks Caja Madrid and later ...

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New York seeks to license more medical marijuana growers

ALBANY — State health officials are moving ahead with plans to license additional medical marijuana growers despite concerns that there’s not enough patients to support the industry. In a move that infuriated pot producers already operating in the state, the Health Department signaled this week that it’s begun reaching out to organizations that lost out in the initial 2015 licensing ...

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NYC's homeless crisis may cost $200M more next year, report says

The city will have to shell out nearly $ 200 million more on homeless shelters next year on top of what’s in Mayor de Blasio’s budget, according to a report by an independent budget watchdog. Taxpayers are spending $ 1.7 billion in the current fiscal year on the Department of Homeless Services — after twice injecting extra cash totaling $ ...

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