Ole Miss-LSU hinges on Matt Corral

The VSiN college football expert dives into some betting angles for four games on Saturday’s slate. LSU at Mississippi (-9.5, 75.5) With Ed Orgeron officially out at the end of the year, it’s hard to know just exactly how LSU will respond. LSU suddenly found a running game against Florida — one that has been … Read more

Fantasy football start ’em sit ’em: Week 7 lineup advice

If you play fantasy football, you probably know what’s in store for us in Week 7: the “bye-pocalypse,” as some are calling it. Six teams are on bye this week: the Bills, Cowboys, Steelers, Jaguars, Chargers and Vikings. That’s already a big number, and then you realize the fantasy stars that are on those teams. … Read more

NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL on same day

Sign up here to get Beyond the Back Page delivered to your inbox each weekday morning. Loosen up your remote-control fingers, because Thursday will be one of those rare viewing days for channel-surfing sports fans and bettors looking for some diverse action. Yes, the first so-called “sports equinox” of 2021 is upon us, with Major … Read more

Kemba Walker’s rocky Knicks debut still ends with a win

Kemba Walker’s evening began with a thunderous ovation, and it ended with him on the bench. This wasn’t quite the debut the Bronx native imagined. It did, however, include a victory, which is all he really wanted out of his first regular-season game at his new home. “We just stuck together, which is the most … Read more

Eddie Rosario belts two homers to lead Braves past Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — Eddie Rosario needed only a double to complete the cycle after his fifth-inning single on Wednesday. “And then he hit a homer, so that’s better,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. That second homer, a three-run blast, came in the ninth inning to complete a 4-for-5 night in the Braves’ 9-2 demolition of … Read more

Knicks’ Obi Toppin has strong start to his second season

The Knicks said it over and over again throughout training camp: Obi Toppin was a different player. He was going to contribute. This wasn’t preseason hype meant to inflate a young player. At least, not on the first night of the regular season. The second-year forward looked every bit like the player who flashed promise … Read more

Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson dominates in paint with double-double

The Knicks became further undermanned at center Wednesday, when Taj Gibson missed the season opener against the Celtics due to what head coach Tom Thibodeau called “good personal reasons.” The reasons? Gibson became a father Tuesday. “Whenever he’s ready, he’s ready,’’ Thibodeau said. “Taj, I have complete trust in. We’re excited for him.’’ Center Nerlens … Read more

Knicks send fans home happy after crazy, roller-coaster win

The folks who had come to cram Madison Square Garden on this high holy basketball night weren’t sure what to do as the final seconds finally, mercifully, blissfully melted off the clock. They had been through a ringer, then a grinder, then a gauntlet. They had gotten their money’s worth for three hours. And now … Read more