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    Aaron Judge ready to grab bigger leadership role with Yankees


    TAMPA - A lot of fans already call him their captain. The sign that greets Tampa outside George M. Steinbrenner Field makes it clear that Aaron Judge is the face of the Yankees. But is the 26-year-old ready to be a leader on this team? “For me, I just...

    TAMPA - A lot of fans already call him their captain. The sign that greets Tampa outside George M. Steinbrenner Field makes it clear that Aaron Judge is the face of the Yankees.

    But is the 26-year-old ready to be a leader on this team?

    “For me, I just try to lead by example. I’m not usually much...

    Mariano Rivera accused of not paying child support for two kids he had out of wedlock, calls allegations unfounded


    PANAMA CITY — Just weeks after becoming baseball's first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, Mariano Rivera is defending himself from accusations in his native Panama that he has failed to support two children he had outside his marriage. The former...

    PANAMA CITY — Just weeks after becoming baseball's first unanimous Hall of Fame selection, Mariano Rivera is defending himself from accusations in his native Panama that he has failed to support two children he had outside his marriage.

    The former Yankees' closer on Tuesday called the demands filed...

    FBI had backup plan to save Russia probe evidence after James Comey firing


    In this May 9, 2017, file photo, the J. Edgar Hoover FBI building on Pennsylvania Avenue in...

    WASHINGTON — The FBI developed a backup plan to protect evidence in its Russia investigation soon after the firing of FBI Director James Comey in the event that other senior officials were dismissed as well, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions.

    The plan was crafted in the chaotic...

    Aaron Boone is giddy to start spring, but there's a target on his back with championship expectations


    In this May 9, 2017, file photo, the J. Edgar Hoover FBI building on Pennsylvania Avenue in...

    TAMPA — Aaron Boone’s excitement had him tweeting “let’s go!” early Tuesday morning. The Yankee manager was just happy to finally have his entire squad in one place ready to get to work.

    “Today’s one of those days you kind of put on the calendar and look forward to,” Boone said. “To get them here,...

    Yankees never even made Manny Machado an offer. They just weren't a fit


    In this May 9, 2017, file photo, the J. Edgar Hoover FBI building on Pennsylvania Avenue in...

    TAMPA — Manny Machado could not have landed any farther from the Yankees. After meeting with the Bombers this winter as part of his tour of potential suitors, the All-Star shortstop agreed to a record deal with the Padres. The deal, according to reports, is worth $300 million over 10 years with...

    Aaron Judge is '100 percent' healthy and out for blood, bad news for Yankees' opponents


    In this May 9, 2017, file photo, the J. Edgar Hoover FBI building on Pennsylvania Avenue in...

    TAMPA — Aaron Judge began the spring with a few swings in the cage, a few bunts and line drives. Then the Yankees’ slugger hammered a few balls over the fence to the cheers of fans who had filled the lower bowl at George M. Steinbrenner Field for the first full-squad workout.

    It was as free and...

    Young Yankees fan goes on epic Manny Machado rant that'll make NY sports fans proud


    In this May 9, 2017, file photo, the J. Edgar Hoover FBI building on Pennsylvania Avenue in...

    Get this kid a lifetime pass for the Stadium Bleacher Creatures.

    One young Yankees fan told the world how he really felt after learning Manny Machado struck a deal Tuesday with the Padres.

    “Good, I don’t want Machado on the Yankees,” shrieked the unidentified boy, wearing a Yankees hat a tad too...

    Trump rips 'fake news' report that he asked Whitaker to put political ally in charge of Michael Cohen probe


    President Trump greets Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker before speaking at a conference in Kansas City, Mo., in...

    President Trump came out gunning Tuesday against a report that he asked his handpicked acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker to put a political loyalist in charge of the federal investigation into Michael Cohen.

    “That’s more fake news,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office after he was asked...

    Music to Mets ears at spring training just another culture change in Mickey Callaway's second season


    President Trump greets Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker before speaking at a conference in Kansas City, Mo., in...

    PORT ST. LUCIE – Mets players can thank their manager for making a subtle change at spring training that’s going a long way.

    Mickey Callaway took the advice of Mets camp coordinator Rich Donnelly, former Seattle Mariners third base coach, and made the decision to blare music at the First Data Field...

    MTA makes its case to state lawmakers for Manhattan congestion pricing


    Motorist drive along 42nd St. during morning rush hour in...

    MTA brass tried to convince skeptical state lawmakers at a hearing Tuesday that they can manage billions of dollars in new funding from the proposed Manhattan congestion fee.

    Leadership at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority testified for two hours at a state Senate hearing that subway service...

    Supreme Court Justice wants to revisit the way media covers celebrities


    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas arrives for the ceremonial swearing in of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the East Room of the White House October 08, 2018 in Washington,...

    Things could get tricky for sleazy tabloids hoping to run stories about Jennifer Aniston being pregnant with Brad Pitt’s alien love child. Same goes for legitimate new agencies reporting on President Trump.

    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas thinks the courts should revisit a 55-year-old ruling...

    Manny Machado signing with the Padres is a big win for both — and the Yankees


    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas arrives for the ceremonial swearing in of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the East Room of the White House October 08, 2018 in Washington,...

    Tuesday, February 19, 2019 turned out to be a great day for Manny Machado. He got the free-agent deal he had been seeking, 10-years and $300 million, the richest contract ever signed by a professional baseball player.

    It was a great day for the San Diego Padres as well. They signed one of the premier...

    Manny Machado can buy over 40 million burritos (or a ton of Vodka) with Padres deal


    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas arrives for the ceremonial swearing in of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the East Room of the White House October 08, 2018 in Washington,...

    Well, Manny Machado isn’t Bronx Bound. Instead, he’s off to San Diego.

    But need not worry, Yainee, the wife of the superstar infielder, who of course fell in love with this city upon visiting the Yankees in December — as reported by The Daily News’ Wallace Matthews.

    For the Machado’s can take...

    Top Trump aides pushed selling nuclear plants to Saudi Arabia despite objection from national security council, Democrats say


    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has a good relationship with Jared Kusher, President Trump's...

    Top Trump administration officials pushed ahead with plans to sell nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia even though career ethics advisers and members of the National Security Council objected to the deal on grounds it could be illegal, according to a new report by congressional Democrats.

    The...

    Manny Machado shockingly signs with Padres. Now we wait on Bryce Harper


    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has a good relationship with Jared Kusher, President Trump's...

    It took 113 days, the start of spring training and a slew of rumors, but it finally happened: Manny Machado has signed on with a new team.

    The superstar free agent has agreed to a 10-year, $300 million deal with the Padres, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported Tuesday afternoon, citing league sources. The...

    Mets wooed Adeiny Hechavarria on Valentine's Day to sign vet infielder


    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has a good relationship with Jared Kusher, President Trump's...

    PORT ST. LUCIE – As the hot stove season cooled down and the Mets spring training roster slowly came into focus, a missing piece gawked back at them - shortstop depth.

    Brodie Van Wagenen, Mickey Callaway and Jim Riggleman went out of their way and traveled to the most southern tip of Florida to...

    Feel the Bern! Sanders announces 2020 run for the White House


    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has a good relationship with Jared Kusher, President Trump's...

    Once burned does not mean twice shy for this gruff socialist.

    Bernie Sanders, the old-school progressive who lost the Democratic presidential nomination to Hillary Clinton in 2016, came back with a vengeance Tuesday and announced he’s running for President again with a promise to finish what he...

    Damn right, we need to soak the rich


    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is pictured at left, and former Starbucks CEO Howard...

    There are plenty of reasons why the current political moment is a unique one. Our cartoon President. The rise of women in politics. The polarization of the country.

    But what’s been overlooked is that for the first time in American history, the wealthiest have been left on the outside of the two...

    Readers sound off on AOC, Amazon and SNL


    What about the missing...

    AOC's billion-dollar Amazon mistake

    Manhattan: To Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: I am now old enough to remember being as idealistic as you are today about how great America could be if only all the wrongs could be righted. I am also now old enough to have learned that people cannot eat dreams. It is...

    Alec Baldwin wonders if Trump's attacks are putting his family in danger as President speaks of 'retribution' against networks


    Alec Baldwin (2nd L)Hailaria Baldwin (R) and their children attend the red carpet and Chairman's Reception at Suna Residence during Hamptons International Film Festival 2018 - Day Three on October 6, 2018 in East...

    Donald Trump impersonator Alec Baldwin does not find the President’s act funny — in fact, he finds it worrisome.

    Enraged over being mocked by Baldwin again on “Saturday Night Live,” Trump used all capital letters and an exclamation point on Sunday to declare his critics are public enemies.

    “THE...

    New York, 15 other states sue Trump over 'illegal' emergency declaration attempting to secure border wall money


    President Trump declares national emergency during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House last...

    New York teamed up with 15 other states Monday in an explosive lawsuit over President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to bypass Congress and spend $8 billion in federal money on a wall on the Mexican border.

    The legal challenge, filed in San Francisco federal court, contends Trump’s...

    Gary Sanchez is taking it slow but looks good in on-field batting practice


    President Trump declares national emergency during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House last...

    TAMPA — Gary Sanchez was back on the field taking batting practice Monday, after a scheduled day off Sunday. The catcher is coming off surgery on his left shoulder this winter and the Yankees are “slow-playing” him into spring training.

    After watching Sanchez and backup catcher Austin Romine hit...

    Jussie Smollett's apparent hoax aside, hate crimes are rising, and likelier to be unreported than overreported


    Jussie Smollett attends SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations: "Empire" at The Robin Williams Center on November 14, 2018 in New York...

    As entertainer Jussie Smollett’s disturbing story of a bizarre Jan. 29 Trump-inspired homophobic and racial hate attack in Chicago appears to unravel, punditry about hate crime hoaxes is sweeping cable television and social media platforms.

    Lost in the banter, however, are actual facts about just...

    Giancarlo Stanton: I'm ready for Yankees year two. Oh, and free agency is a mess


    Jussie Smollett attends SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations: "Empire" at The Robin Williams Center on November 14, 2018 in New York...

    TAMPA — Giancarlo Stanton knows he had good timing. The Yankees’ slugger signed a 13-year, $325 million deal with the Marlins back in 2014, before the free agent market started to slow down. He sees Manny Machado and Bryce Harper sitting out these first few days of spring training waiting for deals...

    Noah Syndergaard is open to Mets extension since seeing 'scary' Machado, Harper fiasco


    Jussie Smollett attends SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations: "Empire" at The Robin Williams Center on November 14, 2018 in New York...

    Move over, Jacob deGrom — there’s another Amazin’ Met clamoring for a new deal.

    Though no innings-limit threats are in play like his fellow ace, Noah Syndergaard indicated he’d be willing to listen should the Mets want to get a head start on extension talks.

    "Yeah, I think so,” Syndergaard told...