Tampa teams dedicate funds to remove Confederate monument

TAMPA, Fla. — The three major professional sports teams based in the Tampa Bay area say they have “dedicated funds” to help remove a Confederate monument from the city.The NFL’s Buccaneers, NHL’s Lightning and Rays of Major League Baseball issued a joint statement Thursday saying they’re working with the Greater

Twitter announces deal to live-stream NASCAR races

Twitter announced another live-sports stream on Thursday — a deal to bring in-car NASCAR race camera perspectives to its 328 million monthly users.The deal marks the first time each of the 10 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races can be viewed from in-car cameras, the race organization said.Terms of the

Rob Ryan trolls Rex over foot obsession

Rob Ryan doesn’t discriminate when it comes to his wife’s body parts.During an appearance Tuesday on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd,” the former Bills assistant head coach took a not-so-subtle jab at twin brother Rex’s long-documented love affair with feet.“I appreciate everything about my wife, not just her feet,” Rob

Justin Thomas PGA win keeps golf’s jealousy cycle going

Justin Thomas was jealous.Jealousy is a complicated emotion. More often than not, it can be destructive. In the case of the young players who are defining the game of golf, it’s healthy.Jealousy helped push Thomas to win the PGA Championship on Sunday at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, N.C. It was

Rory McIlroy stunner: You might not see me for a long time

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Before a ball was struck in this week’s PGA Championship at Quail Hollow, Rory McIlroy was the obvious pick to be the winner.Too obvious, as it turned out.Despite McIlroy having not won a major championship since 2014, he’d won twice at Quail Hollow in the Wells Fargo

Foolish graphics, wasted comments soil broadcasts

Has the trade deadline passed? If not, I’m thinking a straight swap. We’ll trade ESPN for North Korea. Bristol, Conn., for Pyongyang and a nuclear warhead to be named later. In fact, we’ll keep the name, Later.I admit to a certain hypocrisy about ESPN’s late Sunday night baseball, which Sunday,

Chris Stroud gave up, but then his dream came true

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Chris Stroud was done. Checked out. Finished.He’d arrived to a place, at age 35, where most golfers don’t allow themselves to arrive until much further down the road, because most golfers hang on until they no longer have any fingernails left.Stroud had become a realist, understanding his

Floyd Mayweather is trying to say all the right things

Floyd Mayweather is confident his fight with Conor McGregor will meet all of its financial expectations including a sellout crowd at T-Mobile Arena when the two meet on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas.Amid reports of sluggish tickets sales, Mayweather remained confident his 12-round junior middleweight boxing match with the UFC

Michael Phelps and Jordan Spieth share a champions’ bond

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Michael Phelps knew the look, because he has lived the moment.The only difference between Phelps and his new friend, Jordan Spieth, is that Phelps was expected to perform his magic — as if on cue — in the pool and Spieth is expected to do it on

The Yankees are giving up on a century-old tradition

The Yankees will see more than 100 years of tradition go up in smoke later this month when they take their home field in jerseys with no pinstripes — and goofy nicknames on the back.The move was announced Wednesday by MLB officials as part of the league’s Players Weekend promotion.The

Dustin Johnson seeks to regain mojo after fateful slip

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Dustin Johnson was never going lose another golf tournament.This was just four months ago.Johnson — buoyed by his 2016 U.S. Open win, his first career major championship victory — won the Genesis Open in February, elevating himself to No. 1 in the world. Then he won the

You’ll never have to get up for food at the game again

Sports fans across the country might soon kiss those long lines at the concession stands buh-bye.Grubhub and other restaurant delivery companies are talking to stadium operators about launching food delivery to all fans — not just the lucky ones sitting close to the action in premium seats, The Post has

Rivals Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els share a piece of greatness

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — So often in sports, we’re numbed by the numbers. We take them for granted and, with society’s scant attention span, we mindlessly move onto the next thing.Phil Mickelson, who’s both one of the best golfers the game has ever seen and a fan of the sport, is

NYCFC-Red Bulls rivalry boils down to larger-than-life stars

When the final whistle blew confirming the final of NYCFC 3, Red Bulls 2 on Sunday at Yankee Stadium, the winning coach hugged his star player so hard you immediately wondered two things:Was Patrick Vieira going to inadvertently injure David Villa with his death grip?And, would Vieira ever let go?“It

Wait, an NFL team really just considered Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow suddenly has become the de rigueur answer for every troubled sports franchise.Though the 29-year-old Tebow has been surprisingly OK in the Mets’ minor league system this year, the Dolphins reportedly considered him as a possible quarterback solution before landing on Jay Cutler after Ryan Tannehill went down last week.The

Getting to the bottom of an impossible-to-believe catch

In the 1946 cinematic masterpiece, “Baseball Bugs” — a tale of the downtrodden rescued and redeemed — the Gashouse Gorillas are destroying the Tea Totallers. It is a mismatch of biblical measure and deliverance, as the uncouth, unruly and unshaven Gashouse brutes score run after run — one inning forming

Golfers upset over LPGA fines for dressing too sexy

Women’s golf is ripping itself apart over new dress codes designed to make players less sexy.Top players, including English star Charley Hull, have slammed the game’s ruling body — the Ladies Professional Golf Association.And the Women’s British Open, which starts today at Kingsbarns near St Andrews, has been overshadowed by

Wladimir Klitschko retires: Why he’s not an all-time great

On paper, Wladimir Klitschko should be regarded as one of the greatest heavyweight champions of all time. He fought in a record 29 heavyweight championship fights and successfully defended at least one version of the title 23 times, including 18 straight during his second reign, which covered nine years. But

Christie, Kaepernick skate while world ignores the big picture

Context matters. At least it once did. But context no longer is the significant measuring device it once was. In fact, it seems to have been lost in the dialogue, the debate, the divide.New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie makes news and noise everywhere he travels, including a closed state beach,

Disgusting ex-Baylor hoops coach now coaching America’s future

Disgraced ex-Baylor men’s basketball coach Dave Bliss shockingly has been hired by a Las Vegas high school.The Calvary Chapel Christian School confirmed Wednesday that Bliss had not only been named the school’s basketball coach, but also its athletic director, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, as the school seemingly turned a

High school football player found dead after first practice

 ECRU, Miss. — A Mississippi high school football player has died after his team’s first preseason practice.The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that Ty Rayford was found unresponsive at his home Monday night after the practice.He was about to start his senior year at North Pontotoc High School.Lee County Coroner

Ex-girlfriend at center of rugby revenge porn case found dead

The ex-girlfriend of National Rugby League star Bryce Cartwright has been found dead in her home in Australia.Police confirmed the body of a 25-year-old woman, believed to be Brittany Hura, was found at a home in West Sydney on Monday night around 6:35 p.m.A crime scene was established and police

How a throwback hustle play highlights MLB’s modern ills

Although unconditional lust for TV money no longer makes summer Saturday afternoon baseball in New York City ritual, this Saturday began with some hope for a sport otherwise inexorably driven to devour itself.MLB Network’s highlights show of Friday night’s games, perhaps accidentally, showed a losing team defeat a winning team

Chris Christie cradles nachos during faceoff with Cubs fan

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got in the face of a Chicago Cubs fan in Milwaukee on Sunday — all while keeping an iron grip on his bowl of nachos.Christie was walking down the aisle, snack in hand, when he was razzed by a Cubs fan, according to footage tweeted

Umpire’s classy restraint in face of Yankees’ abuse was right call

Either the dog ate my homework, or it was the umpire. The important thing is to blame it all on something or someone, especially creatures unable to defend themselves.Plus, having once been wrongly accused by my parents — they got the other 3,000 accusations correct — I know the feeling.Thursday

The four most polarizing NYC stars now that A-Rod’s gone

The trophy, of course, was permanently retired the moment Alex Rodriguez did. A-Rod was the single most polarizing athlete New York ever has known. There were others before him. As we will soon discuss, there are others presently playing.But Rodriguez was a class unto himself. He was alternately dazzling and

Boomer Esiason signs on to promote electric grill

Just as pro football camps open up to condition the players for the upcoming season, advertisers are also drafting their pitch persons.Our spies say former NY Jets quarterback and current WFAN radio host Boomer Esiason has been on many Madison Avenue top-pick lists.The sports broadcaster just signed with Johnsonville to

Jon Jones may be fighting for a juicy MSG headliner

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Could Jon “Bones” Jones be the next UFC superstar to headline at Madison Square Garden?That might be a tempting option if Jones recaptures the UFC light heavyweight championship Saturday night at UFC 214 by beating reigning champ Daniel Cormier.The UFC is expected to expand its fall schedule,