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Jay-Z Issues Statement About the Nets; Skylar Diggins Pays Tribute to Kobe Bryant; Rip Hamilton Shows Off Two U-Hauls-Worth of Kdimemag.com Apr 18, 2013There 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 “OpenUpvote Share Tweet
Giants 2013 Schedule: Pros and ConsOur 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: â†’Look at the stretch from Week 6 to Week 14. The Giants will arrive home in the early moUpvote Share TweetWeek 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…Upvote Share TweetThe 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.Upvote Share TweetOther 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…Upvote Share TweetBreakdown: 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 cUpvote Share TweetCarmelo 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 ofUpvote Share TweetBreakdown: 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Knicks' Melo searches for reversal of fortune from playoff failuresnydailynews.com Apr 18, 2013For 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 …Upvote Share Tweetgiantsgab.com Apr 18, 2013REGULAR 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…Upvote Share TweetThe Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens will open the 2013 season at Denver in the now-traditional Thursday night kickoff game.Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Giants schedule released: Another Manning Bowlnydailynews.com Apr 18, 2013Eli 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 earliUpvote Share TweetJon 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.Upvote Share Tweet
All Quiet In Regards To WR Cruz Says Reesegiantsgab.com Apr 18, 2013There’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 beUpvote Share TweetIn 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-…Upvote Share Tweet
Section 15: Looking for Playoff Ticketsnytimes.com Apr 18, 2013The Nets' move to Brooklyn immediately made Jamal Eutsey a fan, and now he's looking forward to the postseason.Upvote Share TweetAll 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.Upvote Share TweetGiants 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.Upvote Share TweetA 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…Upvote Share TweetPanthers 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Official adidas Commemorative Carmelo Anthony 2012-13 NBA Scoring Champion T-Shirtdimemag.com Apr 18, 2013While 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 wasUpvote Share TweetMike 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.Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Giants Thursday Quotebook: Snee Reflects on BostonThe 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Coach thinks Amar'e will miss Celtics seriesNew 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.Upvote Share TweetBucks 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…Upvote Share Tweetnba.com Apr 18, 2013The 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Primer for the first round of the postseasonAre 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.Upvote Share Tweet
David Baas has elbow surgeryGiants 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…Upvote Share Tweet
TE Myers Excited to Be With a WinnerTE 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. HeUpvote Share TweetA fractured bone in his foot has muddied the immediate future of Mets prospect Travis d'ArnaudUpvote Share Tweet
All About Getting Betterthejetsblog.com Apr 18, 2013A 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 avenuesUpvote Share Tweet
Will Beatty happy to remain with GiantsAmong 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 contractUpvote Share Tweet
Are instructors talking on Tebow's behalf?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…Upvote Share Tweet
Judges announced for Honorary Bat Girl contestMLB.com Apr 18, 2013Alex 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Mums the Word on Tebowthejetsblog.com Apr 18, 2013In 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’ preUpvote Share Tweet
Sanchez, Tebow feud keeps percolatingA 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Piazza prepares for role in upcoming Miami City Ballet productionWe'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…Upvote Share Tweet
Jets college scouting director pumps up QB classThe 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 canUpvote Share Tweet
Series-by-series schedule, TV timesThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Rockies Sweep MetsApr 18Troy Tulowitkzi continues his hot start, driving in two runs in the Rockies' 11-3 win over the Mets.
Step Into The SpotlightApr 18Who has the most to prove in these playoffs? J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez discuss.
Playoff Picks: Eastern ConferenceApr 18Who does David Thorpe think will win and why? ESPN.com's Insider picks every East series.
Buster Blog: So Far, So Good For YanksApr 18Buster Olney blogs about how the Yankees are getting outstanding production from the players brought in to fill in for the injured stars.
Don Banks: Must-See TV: 17 games that highlight 2013 scheduleApr 18There 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 scheduleApr 18Both new and old rivalries dot an exciting 2013 NFL schedule, writes John Clayton.
Lawrence Frank fired by Detroit Pistons, sourcesApr 18The Detroit Pistons, as widely expected, have fired coach Lawrence Frank, according to sources close to the situation.
Pistons oust coach Frank after two seasonsApr 18The Detroit Pistons, as widely expected, have fired coach Lawrence Frank, according to sources close to the situation.