Football

Straughn, Brantley split in return from break

Straughn hosted Brantley for three basketball games and opened the second half with a split as SHS won in varsity girls and BHS took the boys’ games Thursday. Timely shooting coupled with strong defense propelled the Lady Tigers to a 37-21 win over ..

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Sports

The Mets could use Kyle Schwarber, and Max Scherzer may tell them just how much

Sign up here to get Inside the Mets delivered to your inbox each Friday morning. Max Scherzer’s influence may or may not have helped place Buck Showalter in the Mets dugout, but it couldn’t have hurt. Though the Mets co-ace has never played for Sho..

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Sports

Roderick Arias appears to be the next top prospect to jump into the Yankees’ pool of minor-league shortstops

Sign up here to get Inside the Yankees delivered to your inbox each Friday morning. With Gleyber Torres having shifted back to second base, and the organization having not plunged into the free-agent market, the Yankees, at this moment, do not have ..

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Sports

Predicting where the top remaining MLB free agents will sign once the lockout ends

In the best-case scenario for baseball, the players and owners will agree on a new collective bargaining agreement on around Feb. 1, just in time to start spring training as scheduled. Even that rosy outcome would create a transaction frenzy for thos..

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Sports

Hoops roundup: Homer boys take 4th at Shootout

Staff report The Homer boys basketball team defeated Service 50-45 on Saturday to take fourth place at the 28th Annual Alaska Prep Shootout at Dimond High School in Anchorage. The Mariners, who move to 3-3 overall, took a big lead in the game and w..

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Basketball

RJ Barrett’s buzzer-beater propels Knicks to stirring comeback win over Celtics

How can you top Evan Fournier’s brilliance? RJ Barrett found a way. Fournier was a hero all night, but Barrett topped it with a banked-in buzzer-beating desperation 3-pointer over Jayson Tatum from 32 feet to give the Knicks a stunning 108-105 victo..

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Basketball

Nets need to improve defense to be true title contender

The Nets’ defense may be improved on paper, but issues clearly remain for this championship-or-bust unit. The best teams have exposed it. Middle-of-the-road opponents have enjoyed success against it. The offensive brilliance of Kevin Durant, James ..

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Basketball

Ex-coach: Ryan Arcidiacono will fit with Knicks, Tom Thibodeau

Maybe the Ryan Arcidiacono-Tom Thibodeau union will be a match made in basketball heaven. Villanova associate head coach George Halcovage, who coached Arcidiacono at Villanova from 2012-16, sure thinks so. “He’s fired up,’’ Halcovage told The Post...

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Tech

GameStop surges on plan to enter NFT, crypto markets

GameStop is launching a division to develop a marketplace for nonfungible tokens (NFTs) and establish cryptocurrency partnerships, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, boosting the video game retailer’s shares 27% in extended trading. ..

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Business

Toy Fair loses major retailers over Omicron fears — but still slated for Javits Center

Cue a crying Care Bear and a sad Peppa Pig: The Western Hemisphere’s biggest trade show for toys is the latest victim of the Omicron virus, with some of the biggest retail buyers – including Walmart, Target and Amazon – pulling out of the in-person e..

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Tech

iPhone’s hidden map of all your movements revealed — but should you turn it off?

A viral TikTok video has highlighted how your iPhone can track almost everywhere you go, causing some people to change their settings immediately. The feature in question is called “Significant Locations” and it may seem creepy but it has a number o..

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Business

Corona, Modelo beers to cost more due to inflation, supply chain woes

The maker of popular beer brands Corona and Modelo expects to raise prices by up to 2 percent this year because of a shortage of glass, an inflation-fueled rise in the price of commodities and supply chain bottlenecks. Constellation Brands Inc, the ..

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