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Tennis: Barty guides Australia into Fed Cup final

Posted On: 2019-04-21 15:30:41

World number nine Ashleigh Barty continued her recent strong run of form and guided Australia to their first Fed Cup final since 1993 with a 3-2 victory over Belarus in Brisbane on Sunday.

NFL draft: Jets could look for a replacement for A...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 15:30:40

For once, the Jets are not in the quarterback market in the draft. After taking Sam Darnold last year with the No. 3-overall pick, they feel like they have their franchise quarterback for the next decade. It is possible they could draft a development...

NFL draft: Why Giants may not select a QB with No....

Posted On: 2019-04-21 15:30:40

To quarterback or not to quarterback? That is the question looming above all else for the Giants. Co-owner John Mara says his team would “love’’ to find Eli Manning’s eventual replacement in this draft but cautioned against forcing the issue, a misst...

Yankees’ final plan for Gary Sanchez before his re...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 15:30:40

Gary Sanchez is expected to play in a minor league rehab game Monday, with the idea that if all goes well, he will meet the team in Anaheim, Calif., on Tuesday and be available to play against the Angels on Wednesday. They were still looking for the...

Robin Lehner confronted mental illness and is now...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 15:30:40

Robin Lehner’s life has gone through a remarkable metamorphosis in the past year: from rehab to piling up trophies. The Islanders goalie was named as a finalist Saturday for the Vezina Trophy as the league’s best goalie, one day after he was named as...

Suicide bombing in Sri Lanka leaves at least 138 d...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 15:30:40

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 138 people were killed and hundreds more hospitalized from injuries in near simultaneous blasts that rocked three churches and three luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, a security official told The Associat...

An Elegy for the Jewish Retirees of Miami Beach

Posted On: 2019-04-21 15:30:38

Naomi Fry reviews “Shtetl in the Sun,” edited by Brett Sokol, which collects more than a hundred pictures taken in Miami’s South Beach between 1977 and 1980 by the photographer Andy Sweet.

Mario Benedetti’s Wise, Lonely Novel about Politic...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 15:30:38

Lily Meyer reviews the book “Springtime in a Broken Mirror,” whose author was exiled from Uruguay.

A History of the Influencer, from Shakespeare to I...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 15:30:38

Laurence Scott on the history of influence, as it’s characterized in the writings of Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde, and the emergence of social-media influencers.

Sunday Reading: The Mueller Report

Posted On: 2019-04-21 15:30:38

From The New Yorker’s archive, pieces by Masha Gessen, Susan B. Glasser, Jeffrey Toobin, Adam Davidson, Jane Mayer, and Amy Davidson Sorkin that capture the context of the Mueller investigation—and its stakes—as the work of interpreting the report co...

Soccer: Perez hat-trick ends Newcastle relegation...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 13:30:46

An inspired Ayoze Perez helped Newcastle United put any lingering Premier League relegation fears to bed with a hat-trick in a 3-1 win over Southampton at St James' Park on Saturday.

Soccer: Juve's title feels more mundane than extra...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 13:30:46

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has said several times that winning Serie A for an eighth year in a row would be "something extraordinary" but, for all the impressive statistics and records, it turned out to be all rather mundane.

Cricket: Pakistan's Shadab ruled out of England to...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 13:30:46

Pakistan all-rounder Shadab Khan faces a race against time to be fit for the Cricket World Cup after he was ruled out of the limited-overs series in England with an illness.

Silicon Valley Came to Kansas Schools. That Starte...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 13:30:45

Public schools in Kansas rolled out a web-based learning platform backed by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Now students have staged walkouts and sit-ins. Their parents have organized.

James Harden finds shooting touch in nick of time...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 13:30:44

SALT LAKE CITY — James Harden overcome a horrible shooting performance and scored 14 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Houston Rockets to a 104-101 win over the Utah Jazz for a commanding 3-0 lead in their first-round playoff series...

NFL draft five-year analysis: Giants one of the su...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 13:30:44

The NFL draft presents the ultimate opportunity for teams to improve, but few actually do. Over three days this week, all 32 teams will select players they feel good about and are excited to have on their team, but it usually takes a few years to see...

Ranking top 10 quarterbacks and five specialists i...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 13:30:44

The Post’s Steve Serby ranks the top five quarterbacks and specialists in the upcoming NFL Draft on April 25-27. An * next to a players name means he is an underclassman: Top 10 quarterbacks 1. Kyler Murray* (Oklahoma, 5-foot-10, 205 pounds) A better...

Clock is ticking on Yankees now that Gio Gonzalez...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 13:30:44

Gio Gonzalez officially opted out of his minor league contract on Saturday, according to a source. The 33-year-old made three starts with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after signing with the Yankees during spring training and was scheduled to pitch...

Suicide bombing in Sri Lanka leaves at least 30 de...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 13:30:44

At least 30 people were killed and 283 wounded in Sri Lanka when bombs went off at three churches and three hotels frequented by foreign tourists on Easter Sunday. One official said he believed suicide bombers were responsible for the explosions at t...

Cricket: Australia's Steve Smith says two weeks aw...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 11:30:44

Steve Smith has laid to rest concerns about his fitness and form ahead of Australia's Cricket World Cup title defence and said he is two weeks away from completely recovering from the elbow surgery he underwent earlier this year.

Soccer: Cruzeiro win state title with draw at Atle...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 11:30:44

A goal 11 minutes from time helped Cruzeiro to the Minas Gerais state championship after a 1-1 draw at arch-rivals Atletico Mineiro gave them a 3-2 aggregate victory in Belo Horizonte.

Soccer: Perisic makes Inter's point in key Champio...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 11:30:44

Ivan Perisic headed a second-half equaliser to rescue a 1-1 Serie A draw for Inter Milan at home to AS Roma on Saturday in a key game in the battle for Champions League places.

Santos kids get Sampaoli back on his bike

Posted On: 2019-04-21 11:30:44

A group of Brazilian children who made friends with Santos coach Jorge Sampaoli have given the Argentine a new bicycle after his was stolen from outside a bank in the port city last week.

Soccer: Ronaldo is '1,000 percent certain' to stay...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 11:30:44

Cristiano Ronaldo is "1,000 percent" certain to remain at Juventus, he said after they clinched the Serie A title on Saturday with a 2-1 win over Fiorentina.

Soccer: Benitez dodges questions over Newcastle fu...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 11:30:44

Newcastle United virtually secured another season of top-flight football as Ayoze Perez's hat-trick earned them a 3-1 win over Southampton on Saturday but doubts remain over manager Rafa Benitez's future.

Are you watching Yankees? Red Sox delivering messa...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 11:30:43

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Perhaps the Boston Red Sox will look back at this weekend as the games that got their title defense back on track. The World Series champions won a series for the first time this season when Andrew Benintendi hit a grand slam a...

Breaking down the top four QBs — flaws and all — i...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 11:30:43

This isn’t, of course, the Quarterback Class of 1983 — which gave us three Hall of Famers. It isn’t the Class of 2004 — which could give us three more Hall of Famers. It isn’t the Class of 2018, which gave us five rookie starters. And it isn’t what t...

Terence Crawford defeats Amir Khan by TKO after in...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 11:30:43

This was not the ending either fighter really wanted … or was it? The WBO welterweight championship fight between Terence Crawford and Amir Khan ended abruptly in the sixth round after Khan couldn’t continue from a low blow. It happened 47 seconds in...

Student debt is the real killer

Posted On: 2019-04-21 11:30:42

’Tis the season when kids across America make the decision to commit to a college. It should be a very exciting time in a 17-year-old’s life. But it places daunting financial pressure on families — and the kids themselves. The student loan crisis tha...

New Yorkers last to hit tax freedom

Posted On: 2019-04-21 11:30:42

The Empire State has become a tax hell for many, with some New Yorkers looking for the exits. That’s because this year the state is once again the most taxing in the nation, a new study says. To demonstrate the draconian burden New Yorkers have to en...

Merrill Lynch bolstering its ranks of financial ad...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 11:30:42

Just when many on Wall Street thought Merrill Lynch’s thundering herd of financial advisers were a thing of the past, the Bank of America wealth management arm is hiring hundreds, and ratcheting up plans to enlarge its branch network in Manhattan and...

SpaceX suffers capsule anomaly during Florida test...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 09:30:41

Elon Musk's SpaceX suffered an anomaly in one of its Crew Dragon capsules while conducting engine tests at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Saturday, the company said.

Premier League: Manchester City edge out Spurs to...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 09:30:41

Phil Foden's first Premier League goal ensured Manchester City edged past Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 on Saturday to return to the top of the Premier League and avenge their Champions League elimination by Mauricio Pochettino's side.

Soccer: Juventus clinch eighth Serie A title in a...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 09:30:41

Juventus overcame their European blues when they fought back to beat Fiorentina 2-1 at home on Saturday and claim the Serie A title for a remarkable eighth season in a row.

Soccer: Barcelona put one hand on La Liga title af...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 09:30:41

Barcelona closed in on the La Liga title on Saturday after earning a hard-fought 2-1 win over Real Sociedad at the Nou Camp, with goals from defenders Clement Lenglet and Jordi Alba restoring their nine-point lead at the top of the table.

76ers 112, Nets 108 | Philadelphia leads series, 3...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 09:30:41

The Nets were undone in the second half by turnovers and poor shooting after a shoving match between Jared Dudley and Philadelphia’s Jimmy Butler got both players ejected.

N.B.A. Roundup: N.B.A. Playoffs: Second-Seeded Nug...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 09:30:41

Khris Middleton had 20 points and 9 rebounds for the Bucks in a road win that gave them a 3-0 series lead against the Pistons.

N.H.L. Roundup: N.H.L. Playoffs: Blues Oust Jets;...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 09:30:41

Jaden Schwartz scored all three goals to help give St. Louis the only home win for either team. Nicklas Backstrom had four points as Washington took a 3-2 series lead.

Ranger poses with the slickest gorillas in hilario...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 09:30:40

“Another day at the office,” an anti-poaching ranger captioned this charming Facebook selfie from the Virunga National Park in Congo.

The trend key to getting ahead in your fantasy bas...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 09:30:40

Identifying trends and understanding how to exploit them is one of the most important parts of winning a fantasy baseball league. It is how you stay ahead of your competition. So when Baseball America reported Triple-A home runs in April have increas...

Mets’ Jeff McNeil talks batting titles, Tiger Wood...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 09:30:40

Jeff McNeil, the second-year Mets infielder who is off to a blazing start this season, steps up to take a swing at some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: Are you exceeding your own expectations? A: No, I mean, I always hit for high average....

Duke great: Zion Williamson would be a star in NBA...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 09:30:40

Sixers sharpshooter JJ Redick played a full four seasons at Duke, but has no issues that the Blue Devils’ hyped freshmen trio have chosen to be one-and-doners. And as far as Zion Williamson, Redick believes the dynamic power forward could have starre...

Bucks dominate Pistons in spite of foul-plagued Gi...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 09:30:40

DETROIT — Khris Middleton had 20 points and nine rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 119-103 on Saturday night to take a 3-0 lead in the first-round series. The Bucks can finish off the Eastern Conference series Monday night in...

Thanks, Islanders, for taking fans on a trip back...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 09:30:40

I was  talking to a friend of mine who has lived and (mostly) died with the Islanders most of his adult life. He attended the two games the Isles played against the Penguins at Nassau Coliseum, and he will attend however many more games they will pla...

Giving the haters a dose of truth on immigration

Posted On: 2019-04-21 09:30:40

Dear John: You come from Italian immigrants, you hateful man.

The government needs to double down on Chinese cou...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 09:30:40

Dear John: I enjoyed your reporting about Juul cigarettes being counterfeited by the Chinese. 

Kate Smith’s family ‘heartbroken’ after Yankees, F...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 09:30:40

Kate Smith’s family said they are “heartbroken” that the Yankees and Flyers distanced themselves from the “God Bless America Singer” after learning she sang two racially insensitive songs in the 1930s. Smith’s niece, Suzy Andron, and her husband Bob...

Dems pressuring Pelosi to push impeachment of Pres...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 09:30:40

The Mueller report leaves Democrats in a bind: pursue the impeachment of President Trump to please the progressive base, or lay off and infuriate their most passionate partisans?

Teacher accused of hiring hitman on student he all...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 09:30:40

A Missouri teacher is accused of hiring a hitman to kill a 10-year-old boy he allegedly molested. Deonte Taylor was busted in November after his DNA was found to match samples found on his former student.

Yellow vest protesters say Notre Dame donations be...

Posted On: 2019-04-21 09:30:40

The $1 billion raised to help rebuild fire-ravaged Notre Dame has sparked outrage among Paris’ yellow vest protesters, who say the vast sum could be better spent fighting poverty.