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Four-run 12th inning lifts D-backs past Yankees

Four-run 12th inning lifts D-backs past Yankees

MLB.com Updated Apr 18, 2013
The D-backs scored four runs in the 12th inning to beat the Yankees, 6-2, on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.
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  • Jay-Z Issues Statement About the Nets; Skylar Diggins Pays Trib…

    Jay-Z Issues Statement About the Nets; Skylar Diggins Pays Tribute to Kobe Bryant; Rip Hamilton Shows Off Two U-Hauls-Worth of K

    dimemag.com Apr 18, 2013
    There were no NBA games last night as we all take a breather before the playoffs start Saturday. That doesn’t mean the NBA universe was dormant though as front offices made moves and social media buzzed … Remember when Jay-Z dropped a fired up “Open
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  • Giants 2013 Schedule: Pros and Cons

    Giants 2013 Schedule: Pros and Cons

    giantsfootballblog.com Apr 18, 2013
    Our man Jimmy Kempski of Blogging the bEast examines the newly-released Giants 2013 regular season schedule. I agree, the pros do outweigh the cons….. Advantages: →Look at the stretch from Week 6 to Week 14. The Giants will arrive home in the early mo
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  • Jets 2013 Regular Season Schedule Out — Open At Home Vs Bucs

    Jets 2013 Regular Season Schedule Out — Open At Home Vs Bucs

    Week 1 (Sunday, Sept. 8): Buccaneers at Jets, 1 p.m. Week 2 (Thursday, Sept. 12): Jets at Patriots, 8:25 p.m. Week 3 (Sunday, Sept. 22): Bills at Jets, 4:25 p.m. Week 4 (Sunday, Sept. 29): Jets at Titans, 4:05 p.m. Week 5 (Monday, Oct. 7): Jets at Falco…
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  • Jets to open 2013 season against Bucs, possibly Revis

    Jets to open 2013 season against Bucs, possibly Revis

    The Darrelle Revis era with the Jets appears to be coming to an end, but the Pro Bowl cornerback may not have to wait very long to face Rex Ryan’s team.
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  • Rex Ryan tees off on Orioles regarding game he’s not in

    Rex Ryan tees off on Orioles regarding game he’s not in

    profootballtalk.com Apr 18, 2013
    Other than passive-aggressively not sending any players to the Orioles opener, the Ravens have mostly played nice about not being able to open the season at home. Jets head coach Rex Ryan has no such qualms about ripping his former neighbors. The one-ti…
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  • New York Jets schedule analysis

    New York Jets schedule analysis

    Breakdown: It’s only fitting that the circus begins right away for New York. The NFL, with a cruel dose of irony, scheduled a home game for the Jets against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1. These are the same two teams in heavy trade talks for star c
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  • The Matchups: Knicks, Celtics ready for round 1 rumble

    The Matchups: Knicks, Celtics ready for round 1 rumble

    nydailynews.com CNNSI.com Apr 18, 2013
    Carmelo Anthony will have plenty of chances to confront Kevin Garnett without having to chase him all the way to the Boston Celtics’ team bus. In fact, Anthony and the Knicks are in position to send Garnett on an early vacation and place the futures of
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  • New York Giants schedule analysis

    New York Giants schedule analysis

    ESPN.com Apr 18, 2013
    Breakdown: They aren't defending Super Bowl champions this year, but the New York Giants remain a prime-time darling with five nationally televised games in 2013. It all begins Week 1 in Dallas, when they play the Cowboys in a Sunday night matchup. They…
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  • Knicks' Melo searches for reversal of fortune from playoff fail…

    Knicks' Melo searches for reversal of fortune from playoff failures

    nydailynews.com Apr 18, 2013
    For all his worldly talent and postseason appearances, Carmelo Anthony has been mainly a playoff failure. There are always overriding circumstances, of course. It may have been a bad matchup, injuries to key teammates, losing to a better team. They all …
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  • 2013 Giants Schedule

    2013 Giants Schedule

    giantsgab.com Apr 18, 2013
    REGULAR SEASON Week 1 Giants at Cowboys, Sunday, Sept. 8, 8:30 p.m. (NBC) Week 2 Giants vs. Broncos, Sunday, Sept. 15, 4:25 p.m. (CBS) Week 3 Giants at Panthers, Sept. 22, 1 p.m. (FOX) Week 4 Giants at Chiefs, Sunday, Sept. 29, 1 p.m. (FOX) Week 5 Giant…
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  • Ravens-Broncos rematch kicks off 2013 schedule

    Ravens-Broncos rematch kicks off 2013 schedule

    CNNSI.com Apr 18, 2013
    The Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens will open the 2013 season at Denver in the now-traditional Thursday night kickoff game.
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  • Giants 2013 Regular Season Schedule Released

    Giants 2013 Regular Season Schedule Released

    giantsfootballblog.com Apr 18, 2013
    The NFL released their full 256-game regular season schedule tonight. The Giants will appear in primetime five times this season, despite not qualifying for the playoffs last year. Outside of their required home-and-home contests vs their divisional opp…
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  • Giants schedule released: Another Manning Bowl

    Giants schedule released: Another Manning Bowl

    nydailynews.com Apr 18, 2013
    Eli Manning got his Manning Bowl wish. The Giants quarterback knew he would get a chance to settle his brotherly grudge match with Peyton Manning at some point during the 2013 season, and he said Thursday morning that he hoped to do that “probably earli
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  • Garland fights chill to lead Rockies by Mets

    Garland fights chill to lead Rockies by Mets

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 18, 2013
    Jon Garland pitched seven solid innings in bitter cold, Troy Tulowitzki homered and hit a go-ahead single and the Colorado Rockies beat the New York Mets 11-3 Thursday.
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  • All Quiet In Regards To WR Cruz Says Reese

    All Quiet In Regards To WR Cruz Says Reese

    giantsgab.com Apr 18, 2013
    There’s no new news on wide out Victor Cruz according to general manager Jerry Reese. “Victor’s not here. He’s a free agent exploring all of his options, so we’ll see where it goes,” said Reese. For now, there’s no assuming that Cruz will be
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  • Lawrence Frank has been let go as Detroit Pistons’ head coach

    Lawrence Frank has been let go as Detroit Pistons’ head coach

    yahoo.com Apr 18, 2013
    In a move that seemed more and more inevitable as another miserable Detroit Pistons season droned on, Lawrence Frank was fired as Pistons coach on Thursday. The former Nets head man had compiled a 29-53 record in his final season with Detroit, and a 54-…
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  • Section 15: Looking for Playoff Tickets

    Section 15: Looking for Playoff Tickets

    nytimes.com Apr 18, 2013
    The Nets' move to Brooklyn immediately made Jamal Eutsey a fan, and now he's looking forward to the postseason.
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  • Corcoran: Crack in Jeter's ankle reveals crack in Yankees' long…

    Corcoran: Crack in Jeter's ankle reveals crack in Yankees' longer-term future

    CNNSI.com yahoo.com MLB.com Apr 18, 2013
    All life is a process of breaking down, it's been written. The Yankees now get their first long look at life without Derek Jeter. They may not like what they see, writes Cliff Corcoran.
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  • Reese: With or without Cruz, Giants will be ready

    Reese: With or without Cruz, Giants will be ready

    Giants general manager Jerry Reese wouldn't even guess at when Victor Cruz might finally report back to the Giants. He even cautioned against assuming Cruz will be on the roster on opening day.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring Mike Woodson, the coach of 1,000 …

    The 10-man rotation, starring Mike Woodson, the coach of 1,000 faces (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 18, 2013
    A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: Oakley and Allen. A very important sup…
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  • Dave Gettleman doesn’t see major holes with Panthers

    Dave Gettleman doesn’t see major holes with Panthers

    profootballtalk.com Apr 18, 2013
    Panthers General Manager Dave Gettleman held his first pre-draft press conference since moving from the Giants to the Panthers and sounded like a man pleased with the makeup of his roster heading into next week. While Gettleman admitted that the depth a…
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  • Official adidas Commemorative Carmelo Anthony 2012-13 NBA Scori…

    Official adidas Commemorative Carmelo Anthony 2012-13 NBA Scoring Champion T-Shirt

    dimemag.com Apr 18, 2013
    While the scoring race didn’t end the way we wanted it to, Carmelo Anthony gets to hold the claim of best scorer in the world until at least October. Anthony finished with a 28.7 points per game average for the first scoring title in his career. It was
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  • Prigioni's likely absence puts onus on Felton

    Prigioni's likely absence puts onus on Felton

    nydailynews.com ESPN.com Apr 18, 2013
    Mike Woodson was happy to have what he called "a full deck" at practice Thursday, but the Knicks are likely to be without guard Pablo Prigioni when the playoffs open Saturday against Boston.
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  • Nicks, Cruz situations strongly linked

    Nicks, Cruz situations strongly linked

    The star wide receiver who is at the New York Giants' voluntary workouts this week is Hakeem Nicks, whose injury problems last year were a big part of the struggles of the Giants' offense. And while the hot topic over at the Meadowlands is the status of…
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  • Giants Thursday Quotebook: Snee Reflects on Boston

    Giants Thursday Quotebook: Snee Reflects on Boston

    giantsfootballblog.com Apr 18, 2013
    The locker room at TPC was open today, officially beginning the season for the Giants beat reporter pool. Players new and old gathered at the voluntary workouts. Several were made available to the media, such as WR Hakeem Nicks, who had his 2012 season …
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  • Coach thinks Amar'e will miss Celtics series

    Coach thinks Amar'e will miss Celtics series

    ESPN.com Apr 18, 2013
    New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson has all but ruled Amar'e Stoudemire out for the team's opening-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics.
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  • NBA playoffs: Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks preview

    NBA playoffs: Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks preview

    CNNSI.com Apr 18, 2013
    Bucks vs. Heat would qualify as a "David vs. Goliath" matchup -- except David tends to connect on only 40 percent of his stone throws while Goliath is actually a three-headed monster. In other words, welcome to 2013's most lopsided first-round…
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  • Woodson, D'Antoni named Coaches of the Month for April

    Woodson, D'Antoni named Coaches of the Month for April

    nba.com Apr 18, 2013
    The New York Knicks' Mike Woodson and the Los Angeles Lakers' Mike D'Antoni today were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in April.
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  • Primer for the first round of the postseason

    Primer for the first round of the postseason

    CNNSI.com Apr 18, 2013
    Are the Lakers one-and-done? Can Carmelo carry the Knicks? Will the Nuggets be able to keep pace? Chris Mannix tackles what should be a memorable first round of the playoffs.
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  • David Baas has elbow surgery

    David Baas has elbow surgery

    profootballtalk.com Apr 18, 2013
    Giants center David Baas has gone under the knife again. Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports that Baas had surgery on his elbow earlier this week. Baas needed to have bone spurs removed and the expectation is that Baas will miss the remai…
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  • TE Myers Excited to Be With a Winner

    TE Myers Excited to Be With a Winner

    giantsfootballblog.com Apr 18, 2013
    TE Brandon Myers signed a multi-year deal with the Giants this offseason after having a breakout campaign with the Oakland Raiders in 2012. Myers, a fifth-year player out of Iowa, grabbed 79 passes last year — the fourth highest among NFL tight ends. He
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  • Injury Sidetracks Mets’ D’Arnaud

    Injury Sidetracks Mets’ D’Arnaud

    A fractured bone in his foot has muddied the immediate future of Mets prospect Travis d'Arnaud
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  • All About Getting Better

    All About Getting Better

    thejetsblog.com Apr 18, 2013
    A trade is certainly a viable option. We will definitely look at any trade possibilities and see if it benefits the Jets. We’ll have open discussion on potential trades, and a lot of them may be our own what-if scenarios, but we’ll explore all avenues
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  • Will Beatty happy to remain with Giants

    Will Beatty happy to remain with Giants

    giantsfootballblog.com Apr 18, 2013
    Among the Giants’ top priorities this off-season was inking left tackle Will Beatty to a deal that would keep him for the next five years. After missing 14 games between 2010-11, Beatty, 28, started a career-high 15 games in 2012. His reward: a contract
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  • Are instructors talking on Tebow's behalf?

    Are instructors talking on Tebow's behalf?

    ESPN.com Apr 18, 2013
    Last week, former NFL player and quarterback instructor Jeff Garcia ripped the New York Jets for keeping Tim Tebow on their roster. "If there's going to be competition at the quarterback position, it's not going to come from Tim Tebow," Garcia…
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  • Judges announced for Honorary Bat Girl contest

    Judges announced for Honorary Bat Girl contest

    MLB.com Apr 18, 2013
    Alex Gordon of the Royals, Matt Kemp of the Dodgers, Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates and CC Sabathia of the Yankees are among guest judges announced for the ongoing Honorary Bat Girl Contest, which encourages fans to share "Going to Bat Against Bre…
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  • Mums the Word on Tebow

    Mums the Word on Tebow

    thejetsblog.com Apr 18, 2013
    In yesterday’s pre-draft press conference, John Idzik was asked about Tim Tebow whether or not he will be in the QB competition, via Seth Walder of the Daily News. “I’m not saying he is, I’m not saying he isn’t,” the GM said at the Jets’ pre
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  • Sanchez, Tebow feud keeps percolating

    Sanchez, Tebow feud keeps percolating

    profootballtalk.com Apr 18, 2013
    A team that already has had plenty of distractions seems to be on the verge of another one. Regardless of anything he ever has said, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez never wanted Tim Tebow on the team. And now that Sanchez is trying to take advantage of wh…
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  • Mike Piazza prepares for role in upcoming Miami City Ballet pro…

    Mike Piazza prepares for role in upcoming Miami City Ballet production

    yahoo.com Apr 18, 2013
    We're not sure 16 major league seasons crouching behind the plate is the best preparation for a stint in ballet, but former Dodgers, Marlins and Mets great Mike Piazza will give it a shot anyway when he takes the stage for the Miami City Ballet next mon…
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  • Jets college scouting director pumps up QB class

    Jets college scouting director pumps up QB class

    profootballtalk.com Apr 18, 2013
    The crop of quarterbacks in this year’s draft class has widely been criticized for its supposed lack of talent. There isn’t an Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III in this year’s class and every quarterback in this draft has significant holes that can
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  • Series-by-series schedule, TV times

    Series-by-series schedule, TV times

    CNNSI.com Apr 18, 2013
    The long wait is over. The NBA playoffs are finally here. Will anyone be able to stop LeBron James and the reigning champion Heat from advancing to the Finals? Can Kevin Durant and Oklahoma City survive the gauntlet out West? Only time will tell.
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  • Video - Rockies Sweep Mets 00:32

    Rockies Sweep Mets

    Apr 18
    Troy Tulowitkzi continues his hot start, driving in two runs in the Rockies' 11-3 win over the Mets.
  • Video - Step Into The Spotlight 05:28

    Step Into The Spotlight

    Apr 18
    Who has the most to prove in these playoffs? J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez discuss.
  • Video - Playoff Picks: Eastern Conference 04:13

    Playoff Picks: Eastern Conference

    Apr 18
    Who does David Thorpe think will win and why? ESPN.com's Insider picks every East series.
  • Video - Buster Blog: So Far, So Good For Yanks 01:43

    Buster Blog: So Far, So Good For Yanks

    Apr 18
    Buster Olney blogs about how the Yankees are getting outstanding production from the players brought in to fill in for the injured stars.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Must-See TV: 17 games that highlight 2013 schedule

    Apr 18
    There will always be differing opinions on what makes for must-see TV, but now that the 2013 NFL schedule is ours for the anticipating, here are the 17 games in the league's 17-week regular season that I can't wait to see.
  • NFL - These matchups highlight 2013 schedule

    Apr 18
    Both new and old rivalries dot an exciting 2013 NFL schedule, writes John Clayton.
  • Lawrence Frank fired by Detroit Pistons, sources

    Apr 18
    The Detroit Pistons, as widely expected, have fired coach Lawrence Frank, according to sources close to the situation.
  • Pistons oust coach Frank after two seasons

    Apr 18
    The Detroit Pistons, as widely expected, have fired coach Lawrence Frank, according to sources close to the situation.