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Lawrence: Knicks must overcome age and injuries to make deep pl…

Lawrence: Knicks must overcome age and injuries to make deep playoff run

You walked into the Knicks’ practice gym on the eve of Game 1 against the Celtics and there was Rasheed Wallace, one of the old, broken-down Knicks from the regular season who was brought in for playoff experience but won’t be able to make the opening
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  • Mets' Harvey dazzles yet again in win over Nationals

    Mets' Harvey dazzles yet again in win over Nationals

    In out-pitching Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg and getting himself out of a bases-loaded jam late, Matt Harvey showed what makes him a special pitcher, writes Cliff Corcoran.
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  • Pettitte effective as Yankees hammer Jays

    Pettitte effective as Yankees hammer Jays

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 19, 2013
    Andy Pettitte pitched effectively into the eighth inning, Travis Hafner homered and had two RBIs, and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-4 on Friday night.
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  • NBA could split 2015 All-Star Weekend between 2 New York arenas

    NBA could split 2015 All-Star Weekend between 2 New York arenas

    nba.com ESPN.com Apr 19, 2013
    The NBA is considering the idea of splitting the 2015 All-Star weekend between the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets.
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  • Copeland, Lillard named Rookies of the Month

    Copeland, Lillard named Rookies of the Month

    nba.com Apr 19, 2013
    The New York Knicks' Chris Copeland and the Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played in April.
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  • Jays slugger Bautista finally returns to lineup

    Jays slugger Bautista finally returns to lineup

    ESPN.com Apr 19, 2013
    Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista returned to the lineup for Friday's game against the New York Yankees after missing four games with a sore back.
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  • Anthony, Curry named April Players of the Month

    Anthony, Curry named April Players of the Month

    nba.com Apr 19, 2013
    The New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony and the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry today were named the Kia NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played in April.
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  • Orioles’ manager tells Rex Ryan to worry about his own team

    Orioles’ manager tells Rex Ryan to worry about his own team

    Jets coach Rex Ryan took a shot at the Baltimore Orioles for refusing to move their previously scheduled game on Thursday, September 5, which required the Ravens to play their opener on the road. The manager of the Orioles thinks Ryan should mind his ow…
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  • O's Showalter to Jets' Ryan: Mind your business

    O's Showalter to Jets' Ryan: Mind your business

    ESPN.com Apr 19, 2013
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter has some advice for New York Jets coach Rex Ryan: Mind your own business and worry about your own team.
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  • Jets reportedly make trade offer for Chris Ivory

    Jets reportedly make trade offer for Chris Ivory

    Running back Chris Ivory signed his restricted free agent tender with the Saints on Friday, which eliminated the slim possibility that a team would try to sign him to an offer sheet that would cost them a second-round pick if New Orleans opted not to ma…
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  • Foot injury puts Noah's status in question vs. Nets

    Foot injury puts Noah's status in question vs. Nets

    CNNSI.com nba.com Apr 19, 2013
    DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Joakim Noah's status for the Chicago Bulls' first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets is in question because of his injured right foot.
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  • DT Cullen Jenkins on what he brings to the Giants’ run defense:

    DT Cullen Jenkins on what he brings to the Giants’ run defense:

    giantsfootballblog.com Apr 19, 2013
    “A lot of versatility. One of my goals every year is just coming in and improving my run game. I faced criticism my whole career in if I can play the run or I can hold up. I always just thought I got a chip on my shoulder or something to prove. I’ve b
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  • The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Playoffs

    The Most Clutch Players In The NBA Playoffs

    dimemag.com Apr 19, 2013
    Picture this. It’s the final two minutes of a close game between the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics in this year’s NBA Playoffs. Paul Pierce gets the ball and dribbles to his old reliable spot for an elbow jumper but instead of firing… he passes
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  • Celtics star Garnett gets Melo with his trash talk

    Celtics star Garnett gets Melo with his trash talk

    nydailynews.com yahoo.com Apr 19, 2013
    Kevin Garnett was anything Friday but the trash-talker that sent Carmelo Anthony into a postgame tizzy earlier this season. The Celtics’ forward only complimented the Knicks and their star player on the eve of Saturday’s playoff opener between the lon
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  • Bulls' Noah (foot) says he's doubtful vs. Nets

    Bulls' Noah (foot) says he's doubtful vs. Nets

    Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah acknowledged he suffered a setback in his dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot and said he is doubtful to play against the Brooklyn Nets in Game 1 of their playoff series on Saturday.
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  • Sanchez: Jets to blame for all the Tebow hype

    Sanchez: Jets to blame for all the Tebow hype

    nydailynews.com ESPN.com Apr 19, 2013
    Mark Sanchez took the high road last season when it came to all Tim Tebow-related matters, but the fifth-year quarterback recently intimated that the Jets were as responsible as anyone for all the Tebow hype.
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  • Clock strikes midnight on Cruz's time as a restricted free agen…

    Clock strikes midnight on Cruz's time as a restricted free agent

    The clock finally struck midnight on Victor Cruz’s tenure as a “restricted free agent,” dramatically increasing the odds he will be a Giant in 2013.
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  • Is home field key for Dallas Cowboys?

    Is home field key for Dallas Cowboys?

    ESPN.com Apr 19, 2013
    The Dallas Cowboys have lost a Week 17 game that decided the NFC East title in each of the past two seasons, and both times that game was a road game for them -- one in New Jersey against the New York Giants and one in Landover, Md., against the Washing…
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  • An Inside Look At The New EPIX Original Documentary “Amar’e Sto…

    An Inside Look At The New EPIX Original Documentary “Amar’e Stoudemire: In The Moment”

    dimemag.com Apr 19, 2013
    Last night at Marquee, Amar’e Stoudemire unveiled his candid documentary, Amar’e Stoudemire: In the Moment. In conjunction with EPIX, the documentary - premiering tonight - highlights Amare’s troubling childhood, which stemmed from his father’
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  • Yanks' Jeter disappointed by injury setback

    Yanks' Jeter disappointed by injury setback

    ESPN.com nydailynews.com Apr 19, 2013
    Not wearing a boot and walking without a limp, Derek Jeter spent 45 minutes at the Yankees' training complex Friday while he awaits more rehab for another ankle injury.
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  • No end in sight to MLB's wave of young aces

    No end in sight to MLB's wave of young aces

    CNNSI.com Apr 19, 2013
    The dominance of pitchers shows no sign of letting up this year, and if the wave of young aces is any indication, there's no end in sight for years to come, writes Albert Chen.
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  • Giants players spend day in Newtown, Conn.

    Giants players spend day in Newtown, Conn.

    profootballtalk.com Apr 19, 2013
    It’s one thing to put a sticker on a helmet. The Giants proved they’re in it with Newtown, Conn., yesterday, with about 20 players making the trip to spend the day with kids from Sandy Hook Elementary and other area schools at a sports camp. The team
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  • Team Needs: Jets Defense

    Team Needs: Jets Defense

    thejetsblog.com Apr 19, 2013
    With the Jets hunkering down for the NFL Draft next week, here’s a quick review of where the team is at each position. What do they have? What do they need? We’ll make note of the spots that the Jets could look to upgrade starting as soon as next Thur
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  • Giants Have Decision to Make on Nicks, Too

    Giants Have Decision to Make on Nicks, Too

    giantsfootballblog.com Apr 19, 2013
    Victor Cruz isn’t the only WR the Giants have with a contract dilemma this season. Hakeem Nicks is in the final year of his rookie contract and will be an unrestricted free agent come next March. “I don’t really negotiate my contract in the media. L
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  • Friday Morning Update: Things Are Heating Up

    Friday Morning Update: Things Are Heating Up

    giantsfootballblog.com Apr 19, 2013
    The least you should know…. The Giants 2013 regular season schedule was released yesterday. They will open in Dallas on Sunday night Sept 8 at 8:30pm on NBC. They will play in a league-high five nationally-televised games. The Manning Bowl will take pla
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  • Tom Coughlin Comments on the Giants’ Schedule

    Tom Coughlin Comments on the Giants’ Schedule

    giantsfootballblog.com Apr 19, 2013
    Giants head coach Tom Coughlin had some observations about his team’s schedule this season. Compared to years past, this year’s doesn’t seem to be as demanding. But the NFL prides itself on a level playing field. The schedule and the draft reward th
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  • The Juice: Matt Wieters creates walk-off magic in Baltimore; Di…

    The Juice: Matt Wieters creates walk-off magic in Baltimore; Dickey gets sore victory

    yahoo.com Apr 19, 2013
    The Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. [Also: Yankees' Derek Jeter out until after the All-Star break] Let's set the sc…
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  • Tuck, JPP Talk State of the Team at Charity Event

    Tuck, JPP Talk State of the Team at Charity Event

    giantsfootballblog.com Apr 19, 2013
    From our friends at Bader Media… Giants star DEs Justin Tuck and Jason Pierre-Paul were in New Hyde Park on Long Island this week to celebrate the 70th Birthday of long-time Big Blue supporter Umberto Corteo — founder of Umberto’s Pizza who provides
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  • Jets may be on course to face Revis in Week 1

    Jets may be on course to face Revis in Week 1

    nydailynews.com Apr 19, 2013
    The Jets will kick off the 2013 regular season on Sept. 8 by hosting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who appear to be the most likely new home for Revis. The Jets and Buccaneers have been engaged in trade talks involving Revis for the past two months, accordi…
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  • D-backs score 4 in 12th to put away Yanks

    D-backs score 4 in 12th to put away Yanks

    ESPN.com Apr 19, 2013
    Cody Ross hit a go-ahead single in the 12th inning, Eric Chavez followed with a three-run double against his former team and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the New York Yankees 6-2 Thursday night.
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  • 'Inside the Playbook' NBA Playoff Previews: Nets, Bulls, Pacers…

    'Inside the Playbook' NBA Playoff Previews: Nets, Bulls, Pacers, Hawks, Rockets, Spurs, Lakers, Thunder

    grantland.com Apr 19, 2013
    This concludes our look at the sets and actions integral to each NBA playoff team's success. Read about the Knicks, Celtics, Heat, and Bucks here; rea...
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  • Video - Harvey Outduels Strasburg 00:33

    Harvey Outduels Strasburg

    Apr 19
    Matt Harvey gets the better of Stephen Strasburg, improving to 4-0 in the Mets' 7-1 win over the Nationals.
  • Video - Yankees Crush Blue Jays 00:31

    Yankees Crush Blue Jays

    Apr 19
    The Yankees use three home runs to propel Andy Pettitte to 3-0 with a 9-4 win over the Blue Jays.
  • Video - Bob Papa talks Giants' 2013 schedule 03:44

    Bob Papa talks Giants' 2013 schedule

    Apr 19
    The voice of the New York Giants, Bob Papa, analyzes the team's 2013 schedule, which currently includes five prime-time matchups and a Week 17 showdown with the Washington Redskins.
  • Video - Harvey Outduels Strasburg 02:25

    Harvey Outduels Strasburg

    Apr 19
    Baseball Tonight Spotlight: Matt Harvey gets the better of Stephen Strasburg, improving to 4-0 in the Mets' 7-1 win over the Nationals.

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    Apr 19
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    Apr 19
    The NBA playoffs are here, so scoring is about to go down, right? Not exactly.