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For Vernon Wells, it’s awfully nice to be on the other side of a matchup that once brought him nothing but heartache.
Share TweetThe 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.
Kenyon and Kidd help make win Net resultUpdated Apr 20 Share TweetCall them the New York Knets, the old starring duo from New Jersey now filling invaluable supportive roles for the Knicks a decade later.Share TweetThey 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.
Lupica: Knicks D reminiscent of Riley, Van Gundy daysUpdated Apr 20 Share TweetThere 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…
Carmelo Anthony made big shots, but it was NY Knicks defense that led them to an 85-78 Game 1 victory over Boston CelticsUpdated Apr 20 Share TweetThere 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…Share TweetBryce 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.
Back to Basketball: The Boston bombings hung over much of the lead-in…Updated Apr 20 Share TweetThe 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.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetChicago Bulls center Joakim Noah started Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.Share TweetNEW 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.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetIf 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.Share TweetCarmelo Anthony scored 36 points, and the New York Knicks beat the Boston Celtics 85-78 on Saturday in their playoff opener.Source: ESPN.com
Yanks pounce on Jays' error to win in 11thUpdated Apr 20 Share TweetBlue 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.Source: ESPN.com
Jets could eye pass rusher at first glanceUpdated Apr 20 Share TweetJets general manager John Idzik’s first draft comes with no shortage of subplots destined to change the course of a wayward franchise.
NY Jets coach Rex Ryan loud and proud with Baltimore Ravens and Orioles rantUpdated Apr 20 Share TweetIt 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.
Best defense: Giants could aim for run stoppersUpdated Apr 20 Share TweetThere 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.Share TweetThe New York Knicks were without starting guard Pablo Prigioni in their playoff opener, going with rookie Chris Copeland against the Boston Celtics.Share TweetFor 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.Source: nytimes.comShare TweetIf 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 …Source: profootballtalk.com
The wisdom of crowds: Here’s who you think will win each first-round playoff seriesUpdated Apr 20 Share TweetWe'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…Source: yahoo.comShare TweetWith 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…Source: profootballtalk.comShare TweetWhat 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…
Superchunk: Reacting to the Jets 2013 ScheduleUpdated Apr 20 Share TweetWhat 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 inSource: thejetsblog.comShare TweetThe 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…
Toronto Blue Jays big offseason to hurdle 'vulnerable' Yankees in AL East appears to be backfiring after Friday night's gameUpdated Apr 20 Share TweetWhen 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.
Williams puts game awayApr 20Brooklyn's Deron Williams takes the steal in for the reverse two-handed dunk.
Deron Williams Leads Nets To Game 1 WinApr 20Deron Williams talks about the Nets' Game 1 victory against the Bulls.
Yankees Get Extra-Inning WinApr 20A throwing error by Aaron Loup gave the Yankees a 5-3 win against the Blue Jays in the 11th inning.
Harper Homers Twice In Nationals WinApr 20Bryce Harper hit two home runs, including the go-ahead shot, to lift the Nationals past the Mets 7-6.