Bob Raissman: Fox Sports making huge bet that Tom Brady will shine in the booth

There are great unknowns accompanying Tom Brady’ s 10- year, $375 million bombshell deal with Fox Sports making the Bucs quarterback, and cinch Hall of Famer, its No. 1 NFL analyst. Or are Fox Sports suits finished wheeling and dealing? Although it was under its original executive team, Fox Sports once assembled one of the most talented 3- man NFL broadcast teams to…
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Mike Lupica: All Rise! Aaron Judge the big attraction again for the Bombers

When Giancarlo Stanton hits one, and that doesn’ t mean one of those cheapies to right, they stay hit. It’ s different with Aaron Judge, who has gotten on the kind of tear we saw from him five years ago, when he hit 52 home runs in a season and set the rookie record until Pete Alonso came along on the other side of town to break it. And there was occasionally magic to Jeter’ s game,…
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NBA scout sizes up Bucks, Celtics as potential Heat opponent in East finals (says Bucks would be more favorable matchup)

Before the second round, Erik Spoelstra’ s team had to wait until the Philadelphia 76 ers emerged from their series against the Toronto Raptors. This time there again will be television time to determine who is next, with Sunday’ s 3:30 p.m. Game 7 at TD Garden deciding whether the Heat in the Eastern Conference finals will face the Boston Celtics or Milwaukee…
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Dave Hyde: A 26-year ghost disappeared as the Panthers celebrated their thrilling opening-round playoff win

Ten general managers, including Dale Tallon twice and one set of brothers, Bryan and Terry Murray. There were five owners, not counting the group of eight investors briefly fronted by beloved Miami quarterback Bernie Kosar, who said hockey was his,“ first and special love” before fading away to the bigger wallet of Alan Cohen. At 10:43 p.m. on Friday night, Carter…
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Bill Madden: 4 reasons why the Yankees have the best record in baseball

After April 21, when the Yankees were 7-6, Gerrit Cole, Nestor Cortes, Jameson Taillon and Jordan Montgomery all made four starts apiece— 16 in all— and in none of them did they give up more than two earned runs. The lone exception in the rotation was Luis Severino, who gave up one, four, three and three earned runs in his four starts over that span. Since the start of the…
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Ira Winderman: Heat’s Udonis Haslem getting NHL playoff chills from Panthers

Consider it playoffs squared for the South Florida icon, because the veteran Heat captain also can’ t get enough of his Florida Panthers. In some ways, Haslem is a typical middle-aged suburbanite caught up in the NHL, with FLA Live Arena in Sunrise a short drive from his Southwest Ranches estate. In addition to his friendship with Panthers forward Anthony Duclair,…
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