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Mehta: Reminded of myth of loyalty as Jets honor Ferguson

On a day when the Jets honored one of their most honorable players, we were reminded of the greatest NFL myth of them all: Loyalty. A dozen or so former and current teammates gathered for D’Brickashaw Ferguson’s retirement press conference Thursday to show appreciation for his decade of durability. The iron-man left tackle had come to grips with his football ...

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Greatest baseball mouth moments after Yankees, Mets dip ban

Charles Krupa/AP Boston Red Sox’s Jonny Gomes with a solid spit. Whether it was his dramatic display of dip that propelled his team to victory, that is for history to decide. One week into the chewing tobacco ban at Yankees Stadium and Citi Field, we look back at classic chomps and other oral opuses in the storied halls of America’s ...

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Leonard: The NHL can't mask this problem for the goalies

PITTSBURGH – Alain Vigneault has seen an injury like Henrik Lundqvist’s once before. The Rangers coach can’t place the last time he saw a hockey player’s stick poke a goalie in the eye through his mask, but Vigneault did remember his reaction when he first saw it happen. “I do remember asking myself at the same time, like, how can ...

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History of NFL teams trading up for No. 1 overall picks

Stephen Dunn/Allsport/Getty Images The Colts traded up to nab quarterback Jeff George with the No. 1 pick in 1990. In a blockbuster move two weeks ahead of the NFL draft that might appear risky, the Rams scooped up the No. 1 overall pick from the Titans. They became the lowest-picking team in league history to trade up to the No. ...

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Kobe Bryant’s 60, Warriors’ 73 wins and one epic NBA night

Thearon W. Henderson, Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images Stephen Curry and the Warriors secure an NBA-record 73 wins Wednesday night while Kobe Bryant ends his career by scoring 60 points against the Jazz. The last night of the 2015-16 NBA season will forever be known for two numbers: 73 and 60. Two teams. Two sets of historic achievements that came together ...

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Presidential Opening Day ceremonial first pitches

Presidential Opening Day ceremonial first pitches On April 14, 1910, President Taft began what would become a longstanding tradition in baseball — presidents throwing the ceremonial first pitch. See the other presidents that followed suit and took to the mound to show their team spirit and patriotic pride … Daily News – Sports

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Red Sox place Pablo Sandoval on DL with little explanation

Tony Gutierrez/AP The Boston Red Sox have placed Pablo Sandoval on the 15-day disabled list with a strained shoulder. Barely two weeks after benching two-time All Star Pablo Sandoval, the Boston Red Sox have placed the third baseman on the 15-day disabled list with a strained shoulder. The Red Sox, unfortunately, were hazy on the details. “To give you an ...

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D’Brickashaw Ferguson: ‘I’m not retiring because of CTE’

D’Brickashaw Ferguson’s 10-year career did not come to its somewhat surprising end because of long-term brain injury concerns, the left tackle said Thursday at his retirement press conference in Florham Park. “I’m not retiring because of CTE,” Ferguson said. Last season, the left tackle was openly critical of the league after seeing the “Concussion” movie. He said Thursday that learning ...

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Rangers don't think Henrik Lundqvist's eye injury is serious

PITTSBURGH – Alain Vigneault said Thursday that the Rangers’ doctors believe Henrik Lundqvist’s right eye injury is “nothing too serious,” but there is swelling around the eye, so he was set to see a specialist again in Pittsburgh Thursday. Vigneault, who spoke at the team hotel, expected to have more information prior to Friday’s noon practice at CONSOL Energy Center ...

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U.S. soccer to face New Zealand, France, Colombia in Rio

Julian Finney/Getty Images The U.S. women’s soccer team will be seeking to defend Olympic title from 2012 in London. The U.S. women’s soccer team will open its quest for a fourth straight Olympic gold medal against New Zealand, then will play France and Colombia in the first round of the tournament in Brazil. The Americans were drawn Thursday to play ...

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