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Bartolo Colon’s Secret: It’s the Wrist, Not the Waist

MIAMI — The best vantage point from which to truly appreciate how Bartolo Colon pitches is behind home plate. Focus on the ball, as a batter would, even though it temporarily disappears behind Colon’s head as he prepares to throw. Of course, the pitch is going to be a fastball anyway — no one in baseball throws as many of them as he does — and at a pedestrian velocity, so there is still a chance for the batter to get a good swing at it. Yet when the ball…

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The Insider 

Kate McKinnon lost her Emmy, but isn’t worried about it

Kate McKinnon won an Emmy earlier this month… but she has no idea where the trophy went. On The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, the SNL and Ghostbusters star talked about how she blacked out most of Emmy night, and lost the award. “I have no conscious memory of that night after they called my name,” she said. “I came to many hours later… eating spaghetti alone in a hotel room.” Kate McKinnon had a lovely acceptance speech when she receive the Emmy for supporting actress. It’s too bad she doesn’t remember anything she said. (Photo: Robert Hanashiro, Robert Hanashiro-USA…

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Food For Love 

Krispy Kreme launches new Reese’s peanut butter cup doughnut

In a slightly terrifying -– but likely delicious — move, Krispy Kreme is now selling a doughnut inspired by Reese’s peanut butter cups. The doughnut is filled with Reese’s peanut butter sauce and topped with chocolate icing and peanut butter chips. The doughnut is currently only on sale at Krispy Kreme locations in Australia. The doughnut chain hasn’t said yet whether it will offer the sweet treat stateside. Would you try it?

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Hoboken Train Crash Leaves at Least One Dead and Dozens Injured

HOBOKEN, N.J. — A commuter train crashed into one of the busiest train stations in the New York area during the morning rush on Thursday, killing at least one person, injuring more than 100 others and creating a scene of chaos and destruction, the authorities and witnesses said. The crash occurred around 8:45 a.m., when a commuter train traveling at a high rate of speed barreled through the barriers meant to stop it and finally stopped against a wall of the Hoboken Terminal building, officials said. The impact jolted commuters…

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Officials: 14-year-old gunman wounds 3 at S.C. elementary school

A teacher and two young students were injured when a 14-year-old allegedly opened fire at a South Carolina elementary school Wednesday afternoon, reports CBS affiliate WSPA. One of the victims has been identified as Jacob Hall, 6, according to WSPA. He is listed in critical condition at Greenville Memorial Hospital. “We appreciate the community’s support, especially the Townville Rescue Squad who treated Jacob onsite and brought him to the hospital,” said Rodger and Renae Hall, Jacob’s parents, in a statement. . “We appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers and ask for privacy during this difficult time.”…

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Sport 

Knicks Open Camp With Rose Looking to Complement Anthony

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Jeff Hornacek, the new coach of the Knicks, was surprised Tuesday morning to find that his players had arrived an hour before the scheduled start time of the team’s first training-camp practice. The Knicks’ desire to officially flip the calendar from last season is understandable. After a strong start, the team finished 32-50, and during their tumble, Derek Fisher was fired as the head coach. The Knicks have not made the playoffs since 2013, and in the off-season, they signed players with intriguing talent to try to…

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Like Father, Like Son. Like the Cubs? No Way!

When I was a kid, I had a recurring nightmare. I would imagine stepping into the batter’s box for my first major league at-bat, my name announced over the loudspeaker, followed by a roar from the crowd. The dream was spoiled, though, when I looked down at my jersey and saw “Cubs” printed in bright red letters. You see, I grew up in a White Sox family. My dad is a White Sox die-hard, as was his father. In our house, the Cubs were as much mortal enemy as baseball…

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Jay Bruce Homer Helps Mets Beat Marlins and Protect Wild-Card Lead

MIAMI — Although he said the right things and carried himself well, the struggles and the time on the bench annoyed Jay Bruce. He was streaky at the plate, but he was a proven power hitter with three All-Star Game selections who had hit at least 20 home runs in eight major league seasons, including this year. The Mets had traded for him on Aug. 1, but by mid-September, with the Mets in a must-win situation, Bruce looked like a spare part. Last week, he was not in the starting…

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Baseball Playoffs: Thursday Update

The Boston Red Sox lost dramatically on Wednesday night on a two-out ninth-inning grand-slam home run by the Yankees’ Mark Teixeira. But they captured the American League East title anyway because the Toronto Blue Jays also lost on a dramatic ninth-inning home run, this one by Baltimore’s Hyun Soo Kim. The American League East was the last division without a winner. In addition to the Red Sox, the other teams to win their divisions are the Cubs, Nationals, Dodgers, Indians and Rangers. As for the wild-card races, in the American…

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David Ortiz Makes His Final Visit to Yankee Stadium

David Ortiz, the burly and ebullient Red Sox designated hitter, stood on the top steps leading out of the visitors’ dugout at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday evening and looked at the upper decks. On the ground, he was nearly encased by people — members of the news media, team officials and fans — all standing on the warning track as the Red Sox took batting practice. At 40, Ortiz is more popular than he has ever been and, somehow, nearly as good. In New York, he is a beloved foil,…

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