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The days when the so-called Killer B’s were going to be the stars of the Yankee pitching staff — and be the showpieces of the club’s often-criticized farm system — seem long ago now. But one member of the prospect trio, Dellin Betances, says fans shouldn’t give up on them yet.
Joe Girardi believes Major League Baseball would accept an openly gay player. “I think so,” the Yankees manager said on Tuesday, on the heels of former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam coming out last weekend as he prepares for the NFL draft. “I think our world has adjusted to that.
Hal Steinbrenner freely admits he’s not a baseball guy, so he had to be convinced by his scouts that Masahiro Tanaka’s stuff is capable of dominating in the major leagues. But the Yankee owner claims to know star presence when he sees it, and as such he’s absolutely sure that his newest pitcher is ready for the Bronx.
ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo on Tuesday threw cold water on another big proposal by Mayor de Blasio: legislation that would give New York City permission to set its own minimum wage.
Jose Salvador Alvarenga returned late Tuesday to the place where he learned to love the sea, bringing with him a fish tale for the ages.
Two numbers hung over the Yankees’ heads all winter: 211 and $189 million. Hal Steinbrenner didn’t have much interest in discussing either of them Tuesday after he and his club officially welcomed Masahiro Tanaka into the Bombers family.
Eric Young Jr. arrived for his first day at the Mets’ complex this spring wearing a new workout shirt. In appropriate blue and orange, it had “Speed Swag” emblazoned across his chest.
Surprise, surprise. Bill (Wrong Way) Shea finished LAST in his own football pool:
He got knocked down - but he got up again. The Brooklyn pedestrian made famous for getting smacked by a wall of wayward snow sent flying by a speeding plow is speaking out about his experience.
Carmelo Anthony will be back among the NBA’s elite this weekend, with an opportunity to trade stories and elicit firsthand advice about the Knicks’ future and his pending free agency.
Major League Baseball is considering dropping the lawsuit that drove Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch into baseball’s arms and resulted in the season-long suspension and ultimate surrender of Alex Rodriguez.
The answer was blurted out so quickly it felt like an involuntary reaction. Deron Williams, the $100 million point guard, whose career has been plagued by injury, won’t be watching the All-Star festivities this weekend in New Orleans.
Brooklyn-born welterweight Luis Collazo might have the punch of the year so far. This weekend, he’s ready to play nice with his fans.
With his tax hike for universal prekindergarten in serious jeopardy, Mayor de Blasio and his wife ramped up the rhetoric Tuesday, comparing the fight for expanding preschool to the struggle for civil rights.
Stephen C. Herbert was caught on video flipping two birds at straphanger Jonathan Pillot, a Manhattan film director, who began videotaping the incident at the West 4th St. subway station when Herbert called the woman an “idiot” as she walked away.
An avalanche in the Wallowa Mountains of eastern Oregon killed two backcountry skiers and seriously injured two others Tuesday, officials said. The avalanche hit at about noon as a group of eight was skiing in the remote and mountainous area near Cornucopia, Baker County Sheriff Mitch Southwick said in a written statement.
Former public school custodians will pay $1.4 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the city over the staffers pocketing big bucks through no-show jobs they created at two Bronx high schools, authorities said Tuesday.
More than 1,000 miles to the north, 200 reporters waited for Masahiro Tanaka’s much discussed arrival at Yankee Stadium. A chartered 787 brought the newest Japanese sensation to New York, the guy who signed a $155 million contract with the Yankees.
Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday he was suspending the use of the death penalty in Washington state for as long as he’s in office, announcing a move that he hopes will enable officials to “join a growing national conversation about capital punishment.”
It’s difficult for any team to beat an opponent three times in one season, but even more so in the vaunted PSAL boys Brooklyn ‘AA’ division.