Mets’ Francisco Lindor crushes homer during BP session

Observations from Saturday’s Mets workout: Shortstop goes long Francisco Lindor has arrived with some pop. The Mets star shortstop crushed a home run to deep center field off Taijuan Walker during a live batting practice session on a back field. Rain, ...

Dellin Betances looks sharp early in Mets spring training

Observations from Friday’s Mets workout: Dell Yeah! Dellin Betances throwing to hitters was a win-win. Pete Alonso did take him deep, but Betances also induced some funny-looking swings and takes with his off-speed pitches looking sharp and fastball re...

Knicks facing grueling stretch in schedule

Mired in a five-game losing streak, the Knicks can’t look to their schedule for any help. Sunday’s matchup with the Eastern Conference-leading Celtics begins a stretch of four games in six days for the Knicks, including a pair of back-to-backs with a c...

Pirates trade Josh Bell to Nationals for pitching prospects

The Nationals are plugging their hole at first base by banking on a bounce-back. The Pirates traded Josh Bell to the Nationals on Thursday for pitching prospects Wil Crowe and Eddy Yean, the teams announced. The 28-year-old Bell was an All-Star first b...

Marcus Maye, Jets defense put on a show

The Jets defense was hopeless in Seattle last week. But the unit came back with a big statement Sunday against the Rams. Safety Marcus Maye put the finishing touches on the stout defensive effort, breaking up a pass on fourth down late in the fourth qu...

Frank Gore refused to let Jets lose

Adam Gase has stuck with Frank Gore time and time again through a trying Jets season. The 37-year-old running back rewarded him Sunday, coming through in the clutch to make sure the Jets avoided 0-16. Gore helped the Jets seal their first win of the se...

How Jets are trying to limit the effects of daunting flight schedule

The Jets landed in New Jersey on a redeye flight from Seattle on Monday morning, then had five days to get their bodies recovered in time to take another cross-country flight Friday. In a season in which they have been beat up plenty on the field, the ...

Horrific accident behind him, Harvey Langi not wasting Jets chance

The Jets are trudging to the finish line of another lost season, but for Harvey Langi, there’s no such thing.  For the Jets’ new starting inside linebacker, there are five more chances to do what wasn’t always a given after he and his wife were in...

Knicks sign center Nerlens Noel to one-year, $5 million deal

The Knicks’ Kentucky contingent grew by one on Saturday night. Nerlens Noel agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal to join the Knicks, ESPN reported, providing depth at center behind Mitchell Robinson. The 6-foot-10 Noel, the No. 6 overall pick by the 7...

Elfrid Payton returning to Knicks on one-year deal

The Knicks are running it back with Elfrid Payton. After waving him on Thursday, the Knicks are set to re-sign Payton on a one-year, $5 million deal on Saturday to fill the team’s hole at point guard, The Post’s Marc Berman confirmed. Payton becomes th...