Girardi’s legacy will forever be tainted by this debacle

CLEVELAND — Joe Girardi luxuriated in champagne Tuesday night, a celebratory bath earned with a maestro performance in which he expertly read the moment and his players to piece together 26 winning outs from his bullpen. The good vibes and goodwill lasted three days — enough distance from wild-card euphoria against the Twins to Division…

Contractors begin work on border wall prototypes

Federal contractors are building eight prototypes of President Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico — including this one as seen from the Mexican side of the border near Tijuana. Authorities kept the press and onlookers nearly three miles away on the American side, but the prototype — which appears to be about 30 feet tall…

Phenom’s brilliant game puts U.S. on bring of World Cup berth

ORLANDO, Fla. — Teenage star Christian Pulisic scored with a brilliant touch to complete a field-length attack just eight minutes in, then split the defense with a pass that set up Jozy Altidore for the first of the forward’s two goals and put the United States back on track for next year’s World Cup with…

Hot October toy sales already have retailers feeling joy

Toy retailers are seeing more action in October than usual — and five hot toys are already selling out, retailers tell The Post. “It’s odd to have this kind of demand so early in the shopping season where toys are just blowing out of the stores and selling out online,” said Jim Silver, president of…

Harvey Weinstein’s brother may have been mastermind behind sex allegation exposé

“Bob’s wanted Harvey out for years,” said a former staffer.

Enes Kanter takes over spotlight in Knicks preseason loss

WASHINGTON — Kristaps Porzingis rested and rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina sat out with a bruised knee, but Knicks center Enes Kanter showed what he can do on the offensive end in making his first preseason start. Kanter piled up 14 points in 14:38 of the first half and finished with a team-leading 16, but…

Who needs a shrink when this grandma will listen for free

Big Apple shrinks got nothing on this little old lady. An Upper West Side professor is giving his famously neurotic neighbors a chance to kibbitz with his 100-year-old granny — who lives more than 2,800 miles away in Washington state — at a makeshift therapy booth. Mike Mathews, an adjunct social media professor at NYU,…

The woes of Food & Finance High are emblematic of a failed system

Yoav Gonen’s Post scoop on the School Construction Authority’s screwup is only the latest mess to plague the Food & Finance HS. The full history tells a grim tale of a dysfunctional school system. Without notifying F&F administrators, the SCA transferred money earmarked to fund upgrades of the school science labs to cover cost overruns…

Fearless Girl or Fearless Beard?

From the start, we viewed Fearless Girl as a marketing stunt for the Boston financial firm that installed the statue in mocking distance of the iconic Charging Bull. Now it turns out that State Street Corp. itself seems to have a sexism problem. Set up in the dead of night, but with city permission, back…

Knicks GM: Fans will be OK with losing as long as team fights hard

WASHINGTON — New Knicks general manager Scott Perry said he believes the team’s fans will be satisfied with any result this season if they witness a franchise “establishing a direction” and fighting every game. The new regime has centered the 2017-18 season on developing a young core and not focusing as much on a playoff…