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Joe Benigno not on air, with WFAN co-host Evan Roberts left to address sexual harassment lawsuit as former employees react

New York Daily Sports - 6 hours 1 min ago

Joe Benigno was not on WFAN Thursday morning.

The morning after a $5 million sexual harassment lawsuit that names the WFAN talker was filed, Benigno was gone — having previously scheduled to be off — leaving co-host Evan Roberts to address the elephant in the room.

Roberts mentioned the controversy...

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DeMarcus Cousins fires back at critics of his decision to sign with Warriors: 'I don't give a f--k'

New York Daily Sports - 6 hours 21 min ago

This is DeMarcus Cousins unfiltered.

The four-time All-Star forward signed a controversial one-year deal with the NBA-champion Warriors last month, and cameras were there to follow Cousins through his free-agency process. The product is a Showtime series called “Resurgence,” which will premiere...

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Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten killed in knife attack in Kazakhstan

New York Daily Sports - 6 hours 31 min ago

MOSCOW — Prosecutors in Kazakhstan say Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten has been killed, and they are treating the case as murder.

Kazakh news agencies report Ten was stabbed after a dispute with people who tried to steal a mirror from his car in his home city of Almaty.

Doctors in Almaty...

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13 players, 2 coaches suspended for massive basketball brawl at Australia-Philippines FIBA World Cup qualifier

New York Daily Sports - 8 hours 6 min ago

MELBOURNE, Australia — Thirteen basketball players and two coaches were suspended and fined Thursday, and sanctions were imposed on the national federations of the Philippines and Australia after a brawl during an Asian qualifier for the sport's World Cup.

Video of the brawl on July 2 was widely...

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Yankees midseason report card: Grading the Bombers at the break

New York Daily Sports - 8 hours 26 min ago

It's hard to be upset with having the second-best record in the majors. It's just that the Red Sox are 4.5 games up in the AL East standings, so the Yankees are going to have to play even better baseball coming out of the All-Star break. After all, they want to do everything in their power to avoid...

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Daily News Sports Talk Podcast: Roundup Edition — Spicing up MLB All-Star Week, LeBron, Carmelo, Knicks and more with Sports Illustrated's Kenny Ducey

New York Daily Sports - 8 hours 56 min ago

Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) of Sports Illustrated joins the Popcast this week for a sports roundup. Ducey and host Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) talk the Home Run Derby, how MLB could introduce a skills competition at All-Star Week, LeBron to the Lakers, Carmelo Anthony’s future and expectations...

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Mets midseason report card: Grading the Amazin's at the break

New York Daily Sports - 9 hours 16 min ago

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wait, it’s only been half a season? It feels like the Mets have already produced a season-and-a-half worth of drama and bad baseball. GM Sandy Alderson has stepped down to deal with a recurrence of cancer, Mickey Callaway has struggled as a first-year manager and it’s deja vu...

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Mehta's Top 20 Jets Countdown: No. 2 Jamal Adams is a play-making force for Gang Green's secondary

New York Daily Sports - 9 hours 31 min ago

The 2018 Jets have some promising young pieces and intriguing veteran newcomers, but will all these additions be enough to break a seven-year playoff drought? I'll be revealing my Top 20 players every weekday for the next four weeks.

The list is made up of the 20 players that I believe will make...

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Modiano: The Raptors' DeMar Derozan trade makes greatest case for NBA player selfishness

New York Daily Sports - 10 hours 1 min ago

When LeBron James made “The Decision” to leave the Cavaliers in 2010, his jersey was burned all over Cleveland and he went from one of the most beloved to most disliked athletes overnight before bouncing back in more recent years.

When Ray Allen left the Celtics for the hated Heat in 2012, ESPN...

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Aly Raisman and 140 other brave survivors who spoke out about Larry Nassar abuse receive Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at ESPYs

New York Daily Sports - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 21:35

In a powerful moment at Wednesday night’s ESPYs, more than 100 survivors who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar took the stage at Staples Center to a rousing standing ovation from the athletes, celebrities and others in attendance.

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Jim Kelly, still fighting cancer, accepts Jimmy V Award at ESPYs, asks everyone to be 'difference-makers'

New York Daily Sports - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 20:10

Kelly Strong.

Former Bills quarterback and Hall of Famer Jim Kelly delivered an impassioned speech Wednesday at the ESPYs in Los Angeles, imploring those listening to be “difference-makers” in their daily lives.

Kelly, who has beaten jaw cancer twice and is now fighting the disease for a third...

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Titans Pro Bowler to continue protesting during national anthem, willing to accept any fine

New York Daily Sports - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 17:55

The NFL’s national anthem controversy is far from over.

At least one player plans to continue protesting during the national anthem despite the NFL’s revised policy forbidding him from doing so.

Titans Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey, who raised his fist during the national anthem before...

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Dodgers acquire shortstop Manny Machado from Orioles for five prospects

New York Daily Sports - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 17:30

The Manny Machado sweepstakes are officially over.

The Orioles shortstop has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, both teams announced late Wednesday. In return, Baltimore is receiving outfielder Yusniel Diaz, right-handers Dean Kremer and Zach Pop, third baseman Rylan Bannon and second baseman...

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Angels show support for Mike Trout, fire back at Rob Manfred following commissioner's statements about star

New York Daily Sports - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:55

The Angels have thrown some chin music at MLB commissioner Rob Manfred.

Mike Trout, baseball’s biggest star, was the subject of some strong comments from Manfred about the outfielder’s lack of popularity among casual fans. A day later, the Angels released a statement supporting Trout, who they...

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North Carolina coach Larry Fedora says football is 'under attack'

New York Daily Sports - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:10

In a bizarre press conference during ACC Media day, North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora said that the sport was “under attack” and that if it keeps changing in what he believes is a negative direction, that the United States is doomed.

“I fear that the game will be pushed so far from what...

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Juventus sells $60 million worth of Cristiano Ronaldo jerseys in 24 hours: report

New York Daily Sports - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:15

Cristiano Ronaldo hasn’t touched the field for Juventus, but his new team is already reaping the benefits of its new superstar.

The Italian club sold $60 million worth of Ronaldo jerseys in the first 24 hours after signing Ronaldo, according to Business Insider. That’s nearly half of the $129.3...

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3 New York teams named in top 10 most valuable sports franchises in world

New York Daily Sports - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:15

New York hasn’t seen a championship since the Giants’ Super Bowl victory in 2012, but the city’s franchises are still winning when it comes to their bottom lines.

Forbes released its annual list of the world’s most valuable sports franchises on Wednesday and six New York franchises earned spots...

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Injured Mets star Yoenis Cespedes plays first base in rehab game

New York Daily Sports - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:00

The Mets are at least trying to see if Yoenis Cespedes can handle first base.

In a rehab game with the Gulf Coast League Mets Wednesday afternoon, the injured slugger started at first base, which could potentially be the beginning of an effort to save Cespedes’ legs which have been a constant issue....

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Knicks again top Forbes list of most valuable NBA teams with value of $3.6 billion

New York Daily Sports - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:45

The Knicks have two streaks running and, amazingly, they’re unrelated.

For the third straight year, the team was listed by Forbes as the most valuable in the NBA at $3.6 billion, a $300 million markup from 2017 despite home attendance dropping last season to its lowest since the 2012-13 campaign.

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Other athletes like Josh Hader who came under fire for controversial social media posts

New York Daily Sports - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:40

Josh Hader is far from the first athlete to become embroiled in controversy for social media posts, and he certainly won’t be the last. The Brewers pitcher’s offensive old tweets which were exposed during Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game are just more of the same when it comes to social-media mishaps.

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