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Leslie Monteiro -- syndicated columnist

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Leslie Monteiro is a syndicated sports columnist who covers Tri-State area teams for the Upstate Courier. He is based in Fort Lee, New Jersey and can be reached on Twitter @MongoGoesInSane.

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Right choice was made for AL MVP

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It was not surprising Jose Altuve won the 2017 American League MVP on Thursday. What was surprising was Altuve received 27 of the 30 first-place votes and 405 ...
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Nets keep on being gift that keeps on giving for Celtics

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When Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov told then-Nets general manager Billy King to engineer a trade to acquire Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Jason Terry and D.J. White from the ...
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No way McAdoo should be Giants coach anymore

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After the Giants’ 31-21 loss Sunday afternoon at Levi’s Stadium, it couldn’t have surprised anyone that they gave the San Francisco 49ers their first win of the season. ...
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Scoring goal never felt this good for Boyle

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Excuse Brian Boyle for being a bit emotional after scoring his first Devils goal in the first period during the Devils’ 3-2 overtime loss to the Edmonton Oilers ...
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Maybe Rutgers football has something going

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Admit it, long-suffering diehard Rutgers football fans. You expected the Rutgers Scarlet Knights to choke against the Maryland Terrapins Saturday with a slim lead with few minutes to ...
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Astros earned history

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It was in 2014 when Sports Illustrated proclaimed that the Houston Astros would be the 2017 World Series champions after Ben Reiter did a piece on Astros general ...
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Game 7 was meant to be

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Home Is Where Heart Is For Astros

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Friday night was the third World Series game ever at Minute Maid Park. Unlike the last two World Series games at that stadium in 2005, Astros fans are ...
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Truth is 10 years is enough for Yankees and Girardi

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Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:’vT5iMNWhQlR9eFqzVEokOQ’,sig:’YwIF7v1pzRKSS1Z3hOVmbj0QKGYPgzqV3VOh6ELWfCw=’,w:’594px’,h:’401px’,items:’864784144′,caption: true ,tld:’com’,is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.js Telling signs were out there that Joe Girardi was not going to manage the Yankees in 2018. WFAN’s Mike Francesa ...
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Best World Series game ever?

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If a baseball fan is 38 or younger, he or she has to think Wednesday night’s Game 2 of the World Series was the best game ever. Sure ...
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Credit Turner For Sticking To It

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Who has it better than Justin Turner? After a nondescript career with the Mets, he has become a core player for the Dodgers. In other words, he is ...
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Knicks could use someone of Westbrook’s stature

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Russell Westbrook had a NBA single-season record of 42 triple-doubles last season with a not-so-good supporting cast. With the Thunder acquiring Paul George and Carmelo Anthony this offseason, ...
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Offense won’t matter if Nets can’t play defense

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The Nets had a good offseason. Second-year general manager Sean Marks brought players that provided athleticism in D’Angelo Russell, DeMarre Carroll, Trevor Booker and Allen Crabbe in an ...
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Of all Giants who needed this, it was McAdoo

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Giants head coach Ben McAdoo has not had a good week. He suspended Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie indefinitely, and his decision was questioned by Giants fans, the local media and ...
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Shero’s signing of Butcher pays dividends

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Devils general manager Ray Shero made signing Hobey Baker Award winner Will Butcher a priority this summer. He knew the University of Denver product would make a difference ...
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Starting Lewis is prudent thing to do for Rutgers

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It never ends. Rutgers is back to square one, starting another quarterback competition in the middle of the season. This is Rutgers Scarlet Knights football in a nutshell. ...
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Could Vigneault be on hot seat?

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The title based on a question could be construed as a hot take. Guilty as charged, especially coming from a writer who knows nothing about hockey. That said, ...
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Kids will dictate where Devils go

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The Devils did plenty of soul-searching this offseason of what they can do to be a better team. They heard snickers from their peers on other teams about ...
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Collins knows his time is up

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Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:’cfcfea2dRHtCIsp5Z8zIKQ’,sig:’xFBjhG1wccwZZIMSS0gNC6JadcSlioqPnznGxUlsShQ=’,w:’594px’,h:’432px’,items:’845108544′,caption: true ,tld:’com’,is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.js Wednesday night was the Mets’ last home game of the season, and it was likely Terry Collins’ last home game ...
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Merciful end of forgettable Anthony era

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With the Knicks holding on to a 92-90 lead over the Pacers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on a Saturday night in May, Carmelo Anthony ...
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Can Harvey reach his zenith again?

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WCNN’s Nick Cellini sent out a tweet last week, asking fans to name their favorite attended sporting events. What immediately popped into my mind? The Matt Harvey-Steven Strasburg ...
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No reason for Jets to apologize for tanking

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New Jets CEO and chairman Chris Johnson came out of his bunker and spoke to the local media Wednesday afternoon. It was the least he could do just ...
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Giving up on Giants now is absurd

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Two losses to start the NFL season. Two awful performances to start the year. That will get any fanbase cranky. That’s what the Jets fans, Bengals fans, Browns ...
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What now for Giants and Odell?

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Odell Beckham Jr. stepped onto the field at MetLife Stadium around 6:30 p.m. Monday night. He wore gold headphones and gold shoes while coloring his hair gold. He ...
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College football over NFL any day

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Watching the Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans play each other in a listless game Thursday night, it entered my mind that college football is a much better product ...
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