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Vernon Wells and other new Yankees rejuvenating their careers i…

Vernon Wells and other new Yankees rejuvenating their careers in the Bronx

nydailynews.com MLB.com Updated Apr 20, 2013
For Vernon Wells, it’s awfully nice to be on the other side of a matchup that once brought him nothing but heartache.
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  • Williams, Lopez help Nets dominate Bulls 106-89

    Williams, Lopez help Nets dominate Bulls 106-89

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Apr 20, 2013
    The Nets aren't the flashiest of teams, but neither are the Bulls. What both have is dedication, heart, and a desire to get their playoff run off to a good start in the borough of kings.
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  • Kenyon and Kidd help make win Net result

    Kenyon and Kidd help make win Net result

    nydailynews.com Apr 20, 2013
    Call them the New York Knets, the old starring duo from New Jersey now filling invaluable supportive roles for the Knicks a decade later.
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  • Lawrence: To defending champs, Knicks must look like chumps

    Lawrence: To defending champs, Knicks must look like chumps

    nydailynews.com Apr 20, 2013
    They must have been having a good laugh down in Miami on Saturday and not just at what the team in green was doing at the Garden in what has to rank as one of the all-time low points for a very proud Boston Celtics franchise.
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  • Lupica: Knicks D reminiscent of Riley, Van Gundy days

    Lupica: Knicks D reminiscent of Riley, Van Gundy days

    nydailynews.com Apr 20, 2013
    There was so much to remember about the afternoon, especially the play that closed out the Boston Celtics for good, the pass that Carmelo Anthony made to Kenyon Martin in the last minute, Martin getting offense in a Game 1 that he had helped change so m…
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  • Carmelo Anthony made big shots, but it was NY Knicks defense th…

    Carmelo Anthony made big shots, but it was NY Knicks defense that led them to an 85-78 Game 1 victory over Boston Celtics

    There was so much to remember about the afternoon, especially the play that closed out the Boston Celtics for good, the pass that Carmelo Anthony made to Kenyon Martin in the last minute, Martin getting offense in a Game 1 that he had helped change so m…
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  • Harper homers twice as Nationals clip Mets

    Harper homers twice as Nationals clip Mets

    ESPN.com MLB.com Apr 20, 2013
    Bryce Harper launched two long home runs, including a tiebreaking drive in the eighth inning, and also doubled Saturday to lead the Washington Nationals over the New York Mets 7-6.
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  • Back to Basketball: The Boston bombings hung over much of the l…

    Back to Basketball: The Boston bombings hung over much of the lead-in…

    CNNSI.com Apr 20, 2013
    The Boston bombings hung over much of the lead-in to the Knicks and Celtics' first playoff game. But winning was all that mattered after the opening tip at MSG, writes Ben Reiter.
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  • Noah in Bulls' Game 1 lineup against Nets

    Noah in Bulls' Game 1 lineup against Nets

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Apr 20, 2013
    Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah started Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.
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  • Nats place Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) on DL

    Nats place Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) on DL

    CNNSI.com Apr 20, 2013
    NEW YORK -- The Washington Nationals are putting third baseman Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left hamstring and promoting prize prospect Anthony Rendon from Double-A for his big league debut.
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  • Myers: Jets realizing how missing with top QB pick hurts franch…

    Myers: Jets realizing how missing with top QB pick hurts franchise

    nydailynews.com Apr 20, 2013
    If Mark Sanchez had developed into a franchise quarterback as planned instead of regressing into a turnover prone quarterback with decaying confidence, then everything would be different with the Jets.
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  • Anthony scores 36 as Knicks take Game 1

    Anthony scores 36 as Knicks take Game 1

    ESPN.com Apr 20, 2013
    Carmelo Anthony scored 36 points, and the New York Knicks beat the Boston Celtics 85-78 on Saturday in their playoff opener.
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  • Yanks pounce on Jays' error to win in 11th

    Yanks pounce on Jays' error to win in 11th

    ESPN.com Apr 20, 2013
    Blue Jays reliever Aaron Loup made a two-run throwing error in the 11th inning and the New York Yankees beat Toronto 5-3 on Saturday for their ninth win in 11 games.
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  • Jets could eye pass rusher at first glance

    Jets could eye pass rusher at first glance

    nydailynews.com Apr 20, 2013
    Jets general manager John Idzik’s first draft comes with no shortage of subplots destined to change the course of a wayward franchise.
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  • NY Jets coach Rex Ryan loud and proud with Baltimore Ravens and…

    NY Jets coach Rex Ryan loud and proud with Baltimore Ravens and Orioles rant

    nydailynews.com Apr 20, 2013
    It was an absolute thrill, a joy, hearing Rex Ryan rant on about the Super Bowl champion Ravens being forced to open on the road in Denver because the Orioles wouldn’t move off their Sept. 5 Camden Yards date with the White Sox.
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  • Best defense: Giants could aim for run stoppers

    Best defense: Giants could aim for run stoppers

    nydailynews.com Apr 20, 2013
    There was no defense for the Giants’ defensive performance last season. That was obvious to everyone. The pass rush was sometimes non-existent. The coverage was spotty. The run defense was, at times, poor.
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  • Prigioni out, Copeland in for Knicks in Game 1

    Prigioni out, Copeland in for Knicks in Game 1

    nba.com ESPN.com Apr 20, 2013
    The New York Knicks were without starting guard Pablo Prigioni in their playoff opener, going with rookie Chris Copeland against the Boston Celtics.
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  • Nets’ Ploy: Intimidate With Shirts

    Nets’ Ploy: Intimidate With Shirts

    nytimes.com Apr 20, 2013
    For the Nets’ first-round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls, the arena will grow even darker, with the team distributing black T-shirts to fans in hopes of creating a “blackout” in the crowd.
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  • Window is closing on Revis trade

    Window is closing on Revis trade

    profootballtalk.com Apr 20, 2013
    If the Jets are going to trade cornerback Darrelle Revis to the Buccaneers, it needs to happen soon. More specifically, the Bucs need to give Revis a physical soon. While it would be ideal for the Jets to pick up the 13th overall pick in the 2013 draft …
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  • The wisdom of crowds: Here’s who you think will win each first-…

    The wisdom of crowds: Here’s who you think will win each first-round playoff series

    yahoo.com Apr 20, 2013
    We've spent the last couple of days previewing each of the eight opening-round series in the 2013 NBA Playoffs, which are set to tip off at 3 p.m. Saturday when the New York Knicks take on the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden. We've gone in-depth…
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  • Saturday morning one-liners

    Saturday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Apr 20, 2013
    With three prime-time games for the Dolphins, the league office apparently thinks their free-agency money was well spent. Could the fact that the Jets host Tampa to start the season throw a wrench into efforts to trade CB Darrelle Revis to the Bucs? Pat…
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  • Opinion: Why the Jets Interest in Chris Ivory is a Microcosm of…

    Opinion: Why the Jets Interest in Chris Ivory is a Microcosm of Goodness

    What can I say? I love that the Jets are interested in Chris Ivory, but it goes much further than just adding another running back to this roster and I will get to that in a little bit. While nothing is done as of yet with the Saints running back, accor…
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  • Superchunk: Reacting to the Jets 2013 Schedule

    Superchunk: Reacting to the Jets 2013 Schedule

    thejetsblog.com Apr 20, 2013
    What is a superchunk? Other than a marginal grunge band from the early nineties, it’s also how I classify the Jets 2013 schedule that was released on Thursday night. While I hate people predicting wins and losses, let’s break the Jets schedule down in
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  • Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz receives no offer sheet as dea…

    Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz receives no offer sheet as deadline passes

    The deadline for restricted free agents to sign an offer sheet with another NFL team expired at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on Friday night and, as expected, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz did not receive one from another club and will play for the Gian…
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  • Toronto Blue Jays big offseason to hurdle 'vulnerable' Yankees …

    Toronto Blue Jays big offseason to hurdle 'vulnerable' Yankees in AL East appears to be backfiring after Friday night's game

    nydailynews.com Apr 20, 2013
    When the Blue Jays decided to load up on high-priced talent over the winter, they did so largely because they sensed an opportunity in the AL East.
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  • Video - Williams puts game away 00:15

    Williams puts game away

    Apr 20
    Brooklyn's Deron Williams takes the steal in for the reverse two-handed dunk.
  • Video - Deron Williams Leads Nets To Game 1 Win 00:45

    Deron Williams Leads Nets To Game 1 Win

    Apr 20
    Deron Williams talks about the Nets' Game 1 victory against the Bulls.
  • Video - Yankees Get Extra-Inning Win 00:36

    Yankees Get Extra-Inning Win

    Apr 20
    A throwing error by Aaron Loup gave the Yankees a 5-3 win against the Blue Jays in the 11th inning.
  • Video - Harper Homers Twice In Nationals Win 00:31

    Harper Homers Twice In Nationals Win

    Apr 20
    Bryce Harper hit two home runs, including the go-ahead shot, to lift the Nationals past the Mets 7-6.