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How Edwin Diaz's entrance song at Mets games caught fire and where it ranks among best in MLB history

It starts with a menacing melody, one that swirls all around the Citi Field stands. A shadowy figure emerges from metal gates just as the drumline kicks into gear. Then, the trumpets come in. They blare through the stadium speakers, their flowery rhythm capturing the hearts and minds of the thousands who made the trek to Flushing to watch their beloved Mets play. With just three outs left in the game, New York is on the precipice of victory. So why not greet their opponent with a requiem of defeat?

Report: ‘High-ranking members of the Sixers’ interested in Kevin Durant trade

Since the Kevin Durant Sweepstakes commenced on July 30, four teams have largely dominated conversations: the Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat. The degree to which team is truly a contender to land the superstar wing varies for each situation, but reports, rumors and speculation of any deal have predominantly centered around this quartet.

NJ beach memorial for young Point Pleasant couple after tragic deaths

Family and friends of a young Ocean County couple killed in a crash will be remembering them with a special beach memorial a year after their death. Cole Young, 19, and 20-year-old Marsada “Sadi” Connors were traveling home with their dog, Maezy, in a 2008 Honda Odyssey minivan in August 2021 when it was wrecked in a three-vehicle crash after a tractor-trailer veered into oncoming traffic, Illinois state police previously said.

UPDATE: Two Dead, Three Seriously Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash on NJTPK

The New Jersey State Police is investigating the two-vehicle crash involving a double-decker Coach bus that resulted in two fatalities and three serious injuries on the New Jersey Turnpike in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County. On Tuesday, August 9, at approximately 6:53 p.m., a Van Hool double-decker Coach bus, occupied by...

‘Carpetbagger’ Mondaire Jones uses Westchester footage in NYC primary ads

Westchester Rep. Mondaire Jones is trying to dodge accusations that he’s a carpetbagger in his run for the newly-drawn NY-10 Congressional District — but the freshman Democrat has been using footage from the suburbs in his ads meant to convince New York City voters he’s one of them. In his two most recent TV ads, Jones — who was born and raised in Rockland County — recycled B-roll footage from his 2020 campaign where he sits with suburban constituents in a diner nowhere near the Lower Manhattan to brownstone Brooklyn district he’s vying to represent. “He believes he can win the race...
CBS Sports

Kevin Durant trade rumors: Nets star views Celtics as a 'desired landing spot,' per report

When Kevin Durant initially made his trade request, two teams were reportedly atop his wishlist: the Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat. From the get-go, both teams faced complicated paths to landing the 2014 NBA MVP. The Suns needed to find a way to sign-and-trade DeAndre Ayton to Brooklyn, which they can no longer do. Miami couldn't send Bam Adebayo to Brooklyn even if it wanted to because league rules prohibit him and Ben Simmons from both playing for the Nets. So with those two teams now on the back burner, Durant has had to broaden his scope a bit to keep his trade hopes alive.

'Breakfast Club's' Angela Yee Will Stick Around to Help Find Replacement

Angela Yee is leaving "The Breakfast Club," but not before they can find her replacement -- a process for which she says she's going to help. The longtime radio host was in NYC Wednesday -- shortly after her announcing that she was starting her own nationally syndicated show -- and she told us the hunt for a new female co-host to join DJ Envy and Charlamagne Tha God hasn't really begun yet.
NBC Sports

Nets' reported opening offer to Celtics in KD trade talks was comical

The Brooklyn Nets, based on various reports over the last month, seem pretty intent on acquiring a massive return for Kevin Durant, one that includes a young star, multiple first-round picks and other pieces. It makes sense. Durant, who will be 34 years old on Opening Night in October, is...

Nets Reportedly Ask for Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown in Kevin Durant Trade

According to a report from Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe and Brain Robb of Masslive, the Brooklyn Nets made a “jaw-dropping” trade proposal to the Boston Celtics. The report claims that the Brooklyn Nets requested both Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown in a deal that would send All-Star forward Kevin Durant to the Boston Celtics. This story breaks weeks after the Boston Celtics reportedly offered Jaylen Brown and other players and picks to the Nets for Kevin Durant. The Celtics shot the deal down immediately according to the Boston Globe report.

Fly to New York for as low as $69 if you book by Aug. 16

SARASOTA, Fla. — Looking to vacation up north this fall or winter? You can score a $69 flight to New York, but you'll have to book your ticket by next week. Breeze Airways will offer nonstop service from Sarasota-Bradenton to New York/Westchester starting Nov. 5 with fares as low as $69 for a one-way ticket.
The Jewish Press

NYC Unemployment Rate Double the National Average

New York City is slowly shaking off the Big Sleep of the first two years of the coronavirus pandemic, but the process is going to take a long time – longer than it has for the rest of the country. According to data gathered by The City news outlet,...

Story of Cat Stolen From Park Slope Bodega Finally Comes to a Close

One bodega owner from Park Slope, Brooklyn is breathing a sigh of relief after his cat Boka was returned to his home. Majeed Albahri is the owner of Green Olives Deli and caught a man on camera snatching Boka right outside his store last week. Rightfully so, people online were outraged once the video went public. But don't too worked up, the happy cat has since been returned.