• Tim Brando talks St. John’s chances and Zion Williamson

    Fox Sports play-by-play man Tim Brando talks with The Post’s Justin Terranova about St. John’s loss at Providence, Saturday night’s clash with Seton Hall, and Zion Williamson’s freak injury. Q: How much did the loss to Providence hurt St. John’s? A: It is typical in so many ways. Like a lot of teams, they have

  • Rodions Kurucs benched despite winning record he brings to Nets

    The Nets’ Rising Star got a seat on the pine. After being injured in his last game before participating in the Rising Stars Challenge during All-Star Weekend, Rodions Kurucs sat for Thursday’s 113-99 loss to the Trail Blazers. Considering the Nets are 24-17 when Kurucs plays and a gaudy 18-11 when he starts, but now

  • Lias Andersson promotion creates more Rangers confusion

    When Lias Andersson was recalled from AHL Hartford on Thursday, it was assumed he was adding depth for a potential trade or to allow the Rangers to scratch one of their movable pieces. By the end of the night, it was just one more head-scratching decision. Andersson did not end up replacing Kevin Hayes or

  • Connor McDavid’s overtime goal sinks Islanders

    EDMONTON, Alberta — Connor McDavid scored in overtime and added an assist as the Oilers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Islanders on Thursday. “We have been playing some good hockey, we just haven’t been finding a way to win the games,” McDavid said. “Tonight we stuck with it all

  • Israel’s first moon lander launches on SpaceX rocket

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — An Israeli spacecraft rocketed toward the moon for the country’s first attempted lunar landing, following a launch Thursday night by SpaceX. A communications satellite for Indonesia was the main cargo aboard the Falcon 9 rocket, which illuminated the sky as it took flight. But Israel’s privately funded lunar lander — a

  • Nets deserve attention they have longed for in this Knicks town

    This was early in the remarkable Nets winter of 2001 and 2002, shortly after Jason Kidd arrived from Phoenix and changed everything. The Nets raced out to a nice start, mostly before friends and family at old Continental Arena because the new boss of bosses, Lou Lamoriello, declared attendance padding was a thing of the

  • The bullpen spot Mets may not use ‘options’ to fill

    PORT ST. LUCIE — The Mets won’t necessarily leave spring training with a second left-hander in their bullpen, but as pitching coach Dave Eiland surveys the rows of lockers inside his clubhouse, something different exists from a year ago: options. In Luis Avilan, Daniel Zamora and Hector Santiago, there is realistic hope at least one

  • Armed Americans on ‘government mission’ in Haiti will not be charged

    Five Americans, arrested last week while armed to the teeth in Haiti, said they were working for a local “businessman” on Thursday as it was revealed that they won’t be facing charges in the US, a report said. The men, who returned to American soil on Wednesday night, are not expected to be charged criminally

  • Cory Schneider posts rare shutout as Devils brace for trade deadline

    Cory Schneider made 30 saves in posting his first shutout since November 2017 and Devils beat the undermanned Senators 4-0 on Thursday night at Prudential Center in Newark in a game in which both teams gave indications they were getting ready to make trades before Monday’s deadline. “It’s never easy,” Schneider said of the trading

  • Elementary school apologizes for ‘runaway slave’ gym lesson

    A Virginia elementary school apologized after criticism over a Black History Month lesson that instructed children to pose as runaway slaves. The principal at Madison’s Trust Elementary School acknowledged the mistake after parents complained when teachers modeled a gym exercise after the Underground Railroad. “The lesson was culturally insensitive to our students and families,” the

  • Enes Kanter tweaks Knicks while celebrating Trail Blazers win

    Enes Kanter won the first game he played in as a Trail Blazer on Thursday night and also found time to take an indirect shot at the Knicks. Kanter, who came off the bench for Portland, scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the Trail Blazers’ 113-99 win over the Nets at Barclays Center

  • The NCAA Tournament sleepers that could pay off big

    LAS VEGAS — March is just around the corner and that means conference tournaments and the Big Dance will be here soon. While many of the blue-blood programs are having stellar years, some of the best bets this season so far and moving forward may not have the pedigree of a Duke or Kentucky. Entering