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Eli Manning joins ownership group of unlikely sports franchise

Retired New York Giants great Eli Manning is going from NFL football to a completely different kind of football. Manning announced on Wednesday that he has joined the ownership group of NJ/NY Gotham FC, a women’s pro soccer team in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). Giants senior vice president Pete Guelli will also be joining Manning as part of Gotham FC’s ownership group.

Rotund NYC rat gets stuck in Brooklyn sidewalk: ‘RIP fatso’

He lost the rat race. A rotund rodent got stuck in a Brooklyn sidewalk while scurrying out from the underground — causing a pedestrian to accidentally step on its head and shriek in horror, a witness said Wednesday. “This rat couldn’t fit through the hole. RIP fatso,” Dylan Wells posted on Twitter, along with a photo of the ill-fated critter. Wells was walking to work at the Mediterranean restaurant Victor in Gowanus at around 11 a.m. Wednesday when he spotted the roly-poly rat stranded on Third and Atlantic Avenues, he told The Post. “I walked past it twice: the first time I had a debate...

LEGO opens Harlem playground for 90th anniversary

NEW YORK -- The LEGO brand celebrated its 90th birthday with the unveiling of a brand new playground in Harlem Wednesday. Kids from Brotherhood Sister Sol joined in the fun for LEGO's inaugural World Play Day. "So much of the work we do with young people is about finding their voice, and a central way that you find voice is through play, through exploration," said BroSis co-founder Khary Lazarre-White. LEGO enlisted the eye of artist Hebru Brantley to bring to life a vision of adventure."Growing up, I didn't have many shining examples or many outlets for creativity," Brantley said, "so if I...

Watch: Mets' Daniel Vogelbach hilariously uses 'Milkshake' as walk-up song

New York Mets DH Daniel Vogelbach has become a fan favorite in recent weeks, and that popularity likely grew during Wednesday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds. The Pittsburgh Pirates traded Vogelbach to the Mets in July for pitcher Colin Holderman. Vogelbach served as the DH and batted fifth during...

Bayonne Planning Board approves 18-story Silk Lofts tower

Bayonne has approved two major mixed-used residential and commercial buildings to be constructed as the next part of the Silk Lofts redevelopment. The Planning Board voted unanimously to approve the application to construct the redevelopments at its August 10 meeting. AMS Equities, LLC is the redeveloper for the site, located...
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Yankees 3, Mariners 4: Shaky seventh undoes strong start, clutch homers

Yesterday, Madison recapped the dumbest game of the year, and while today’s didn’t quite overtake that title, it’s certainly in the next tier of dumb games. The Yankees only scored in one inning, Nestor Cortes was brilliant but the lead was squandered by a guy who shouldn’t be on the roster, and the Yankees lost the game, and the series, with a 4-3 final score.

Santana's homer rallies Mariners for 4-3 win over Yankees

SEATTLE (AP) — In a clubhouse with little experience of being in a playoff chase, Carlos Santana is the old guy that can be turned to for advice and guidance. And sometimes he comes up with a clutch hit or two as a reminder he’s still pretty good player. Santana snapped an 0-for-17 slump with a go-ahead two-run homer during Seattle’s three-run seventh inning, and the Mariners rallied to beat the slumping New York Yankees 4-3 on Wednesday. “I trust Carlos in a number of different areas, certainly on the field, the pedigree and the experience level,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said. “I also trust him a lot in the clubhouse.”

Rockland County theater set to debut "The Virtuous Life of Joseph Andrews."

STONY POINT, N.Y. -- The Penguin Rep Theatre in Rockland County is set to premiere on Friday a new comedy with music titled "The Virtuous Life of Joseph Andrews."As CBS2's Dave Carlin reported Wednesday, the world premiere inspired by the classic novel by Henry Fielding."Eighteenth century English countryside, a farce, a romp," actor and musical director Jonathan Randell Silver said, describing the show.  Theater lovers in the city are invited to take a one-hour road trip to the theater in Stony Point, which used to be a hay barn. More than four decades ago, it was reborn as a professional theater...

Bo Dietl, Curtis Sliwa join Lee Zeldin in bashing Kathy Hochul over bail reform

Former mayoral candidates Bo Dietl and Curtis Sliwa on Wednesday joined Republican gubernatorial nominee Rep. Lee Zeldin in bashing Gov. Kathy Hochul for not repealing bail reform ahead of the Nov. 8 election. “If he doesn’t become the governor, I’m moving to Florida because I’m sick and tired of this governor and the state with these liberal values,” Dietl, a former cop and longtime conservative firebrand who came in sixth in the 2014 race for mayor, said at a Manhattan press conference where he endorsed Zeldin for governor. New data from the NYPD shows major crimes increasing by 36% – with...

Yankees' Carpenter out 6-8 weeks with broken foot

The New York Yankees will be without the services of one of their unsung heroes for an extended stretch. Slugger Matt Carpenter will be out six-to-eight weeks with a broken left foot, according to ESPN's Marly Rivera. The 36-year-old won't require surgery. Carpenter will be re-evaluated in four weeks to...