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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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Moment of truth for McAdoo

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In the NFL, Week 2 becomes a must-win game for an 0-1 team. A loss would mean 0-2, and it could fester to 0-3 or 0-4 with winning ...
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Offensive performance all around for Giants

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Reality sunk in for the Giants before the game started. It began when Odell Beckham Jr. was unavailable to play Sunday night since he was running gingerly when ...
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Could this be Manning’s last Giants hurrah?

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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:’w9gQM4dRTNZxyxwItaci4w’,sig:’hKFnLrzMG85b8ZbM772vAOpkxPnXAhe-WLtA6ah_fS4=’,w:’594px’,h:’467px’,items:’839663086′,caption: true ,tld:’com’,is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.js Longtime Giants quarterback Eli Manning will start his 200th consecutive regular season game Sunday night when the Giants start their ...
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Time to see what the Giants got

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The Giants have Super Bowl aspirations this season just like last year. They thought last year was the year to win it all, but they fell short of ...
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Bowles is in no-win situation

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Todd Bowles is entering his third season as head coach for the New York Jets. This will be a difficult season to say the least. The Jets have ...
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Only winning counts for Rutgers football

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Friday night was the start of Rutgers’ fourth year in the Big Ten. They only had one conference victory in football over the past two seasons, and they ...
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Stop expecting greatness from the Yankees

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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:’sHH9lFatTRlhUci7HasEPA’,sig:’Cn9TzDNbz6VjZYcPl1RGVDjY45F9rM75Xcv89-_0DeQ=’,w:’594px’,h:’419px’,items:’841384978′,caption: true ,tld:’com’,is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.js This town and the local media have a problem. Whenever the Yankees win, it’s 1998 all over again. The new ...
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What’s Hackenberg’s future as an NFL quarterback?

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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:’Z4zGP23nQCt1Tv4zKcSmaA’,sig:’S7vqCuXRlQ-3Bj3wC6IOtuouY8fWUcWoD1KrogLuEEk=’,w:’594px’,h:’442px’,items:’839669618′,caption: true ,tld:’com’,is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.js An anonymous Jets coach said Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg couldn’t throw the ball into the ocean in rationalizing why the ...
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Punishment for Yankees does not fit crime

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MLB discipline officer Joe Torre wasted no time doling out suspensions and fines to the principals that participated in the brawl between the Tigers and Yankees Thursday afternoon ...
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Open season on Wilpons

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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:’WMl99SxaSSFK0LfriS23Yg’,sig:’n0TClvB86QdKbsp0yBl-OwNqA_ZEioWtvYX8hH37AZM=’,w:’594px’,h:’396px’,items:’680816306′,caption: true ,tld:’com’,is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.js A losing season can make a fanbase batty. Plenty of blame has been spread around from the manager to the ...
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Mentorship is Reyes’ valuable contribution

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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:’0NVSvWjRSNp8qgSRjmvDJg’,sig:’Ve9cGEdBsmJ0lJ6K4NwL_bc5tjLS2HxLxoJjsqXAp-w=’,w:’594px’,h:’406px’,items:’822731442′,caption: true ,tld:’com’,is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.js It’s no secret Jose Reyes is not the player he used to be any more from watching him play in ...
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Championship or bust for Yankees

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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:’e_PjNY6gT1Zj8p3blX948Q’,sig:’Ain123N1-bx9vP40SlyrIrtCg9CuT8GIId3knHi-T40=’,w:’594px’,h:’396px’,items:’98434004′,caption: true ,tld:’com’,is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.js The Yankees are back to being the Yankees after they made acquisitions that would strengthen their chances of making the ...
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No worries for Ellsbury

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Embed from Getty Images After not starting Sunday and Tuesday, Jacoby Ellsbury started Wednesday afternoon in the Yankees’ 9-5 victory over the Reds at Yankee Stadium. He figured ...
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Why even care about Knicks anymore?

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In a press release Madison Square Garden distributed on Friday, MSG chairman James Dolan mentioned culture change in the Knicks hiring of Scott Perry as their general manager ...
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Girardi should be managing for his job

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Embed from Getty Images After exceeding expectations this season by being in first place in the AL East at one point, the Yankees have regressed to the mean ...
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Might as well hire Isiah to run Knicks

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Embed from Getty Images After Knicks fans expressed jubilation over Phil Jackson being fired as the Knicks president of basketball operations, they were dealt with the sobering reality ...
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Don’t be quick to dismiss Brewers’ playoff chances

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Embed from Getty Images No one saw this coming about the 50-41 Brewers leading the NL Central by 5 1/2 games over the Cubs heading to the All-Star ...
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This NBA offseason is fantastic

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This year’s NBA offseason provided more excitement than the NBA regular season games, NBA playoffs and NBA Finals. This is what happens when the games have been unwatchable ...
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Reality is Yankees are average at best

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Embed from Getty Images The Yankees rallied from a 9-1 and 11-4 deficit to tie the game at 11 in the ninth inning against the Orioles on April ...
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Melo problem is new general manager’s first task

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Embed from Getty Images In the wake of Phil Jackson’s dismissal as the Knicks president of basketball operations, Carmelo Anthony will be working under a fourth team president ...
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Greatest feat by Jackson was stealing Dolan’s money

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Now that was a Woj bomb for the ages. In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted out that Knicks owner James Dolan was ...
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Shero lays his reputation on Hischier

Shero lays his reputation on Hischier
Hockey aficionados and hockey fanatics will debate whether the Devils got it right drafting Nico Hischier in the 2017 draft. That’s the way it goes when a team ...
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Can Porzingis and Ntilikina make this work?

Can Porzingis and Ntilikina make this work?
It wasn’t the Knicks draft pick that made news Thursday. It was holding on to Kristaps Porzingis after rumors swirling about potential trades of their draft pick from ...
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8th pick does not get Knicks excited

8th pick does not get Knicks excited
Philadelphia can look at this year’s NBA Draft as the dawn of a new era. Not only the Sixers have Ben Simmons, last year’s No. 1 draft pick, ...
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Nationals make it look easy in Friday night beating of Mets

Nationals make it look easy in Friday night beating of Mets
NEW YORK — Met-killer Bryce Harper hit a 116.3-mph rocket home run off Mets starter Robert Gsellman in the first inning Thursday night at Citi Field. That shot ...
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