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Slick Coakley hops to Golden Gloves semifinals

Ken Goldfield/Ken Goldfield Christian Coakley (blue) takes down Jonathan Sledge at Thursday night’s Golden Gloves. THURSDAY NIGHT’S Daily News Golden Gloves event started with an old-school hip-hop show before seven bouts at the Master Theater in Brooklyn. “Knock ’em out ...

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Derek Fisher: Matt Barnes incident not behind my firing

Jeff Haynes/AP Derek Fisher finally addresses his relationship with Gloria Govan and his ‘fight’ with Matt Barnes. Five months after his altercation across the country, former Knicks coach Derek Fisher broke his silence to attack the media, defend his girlfriend ...

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Mejia may legally challenge MLB for steroid ‘conspiracy'

Frank Franklin II/AP Jenrry Mejia is not leaving Major League Baseball without a fight. Surely the second coming of A-Rod vs. MLB couldn’t be at hand? Former Mets closer Jenrry Mejia, last month’s recipient of a lifetime doping ban, will ...

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Bronx boxing trainer Joe DeGuardia dies at age 86

Handout Morris Park boxing trainer Joe DeGuardia (flanked by his son, Joseph DeGuardia Jr., right, and boxer Chris Algieri, left) has died aged 86. Professional boxer Joe DeGuardia, who trained and mentored a generation of fighters, has died at 86. ...

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NHL closes rape investigation of Blackhawks' Patrick Kane

Elsa/Getty Images Patrick Kane no longer needs to worry about discipline from the NHL. The National Hockey League’s independent review of rape allegations against Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane led the league to conclude the accusations were “unfounded,” the NHL ...

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Giants sign DE Olivier Vernon for five years, $85 million

George Gojkovich/Getty Images The Giants break the bank to get Olivier Vernon. And the Giants’ defensive line makeover is complete. Just hours after scoring Jets defensive tackle Damon (Snacks) Harrison to solidify their run defense, the Giants added the pass-rushing ...

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Knicks trounced by Nuggets, 110-94, in front of Phil Jackson

David Zalubowski/AP Carmelo Anthony scores 30 points but falls to his former team in Denver. DENVER — Phil Jackson showed up in the Mile High City and witnessed the Knicks get smoked in thin air. It was the team president’s ...

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Giants looking to steal Damon Harrison from Jets

Rich Schultz/Getty Images Damon Harrison, who finished with 72 total tackles in 2015, has emerged as an elite run-stopper.  The Giants spent Monday searching far and wide for defensive line reinforcements. But now, they may be zeroing in on a ...

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Knicks Insider: Kristaps Porzingis sees dip in production

Maddie Meyer/Getty Images The combination of injuries and a losing season have hurt Kristaps Porzingis’ Rookie of the Year chances over the last month. DENVER – There was a time, not too long ago, when Kristaps Porzingis was in a ...

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Sharapova announces failed drug test at Australian Open

Five-time Grand Slam singles champion Maria Sharapova faces a lengthy suspension from tennis after she tested positive for a banned drug at this year’s Australian Open. Sharapova, one of the sport’s biggest stars, acknowledged Monday at a news conference in ...

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