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Wiser Nicks chooses rest route

Wiser Nicks chooses rest route

If the Giants were preparing for their Week 1 showdown in Dallas against the Cowboys, Hakeem Nicks says he “definitely” would be showcasing his typical grit, lacing up his cleats and practicing.
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  • A-Rod hopes for return to Yankees on Monday

    A-Rod hopes for return to Yankees on Monday

    ESPN.com Aug 2, 2013
    Alex Rodriguez was back with the Trenton Thunder on Friday and hit what might be his last home run in a while.
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  • A Seaver Bobblehead Sure, but One for Horwitz?

    A Seaver Bobblehead Sure, but One for Horwitz?

    nytimes.com Aug 2, 2013
    The Mets will hand out bobblehead dolls for the public relations man Jay Horwitz on Aug. 23, two nights before they hold the same promotion for Hall of Famer Tom Seaver.
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  • Wright set for MRI after aggravating hamstring

    Wright set for MRI after aggravating hamstring

    MLB.com Aug 2, 2013
    David Wright left the Mets' 4-2, 11-inning walk-off win over the Royals in the bottom of the 10th inning Friday night after coming up lame trying to run out a grounder to second base. Mets manager Terry Collins said Wright will undergo an MRI on Saturda…
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  • Granderson's return lengthens Yanks' lineup

    Granderson's return lengthens Yanks' lineup

    MLB.com Aug 2, 2013
    Curtis Granderson has often said that he does not consider himself a home run hitter, but for a Yankees lineup that has struggled to hit the long ball this season, his return should be a welcome addition. Granderson was activated from the 15-day disable…
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  • Sports of The Times: No Mincing of Words for a Coaching Titan

    Sports of The Times: No Mincing of Words for a Coaching Titan

    nytimes.com Aug 2, 2013
    Bill Parcells, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, had a no-nonsense approach when it came to motivating players.
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  • The Bullpen Takes a Hit

    The Bullpen Takes a Hit

    nytimes.com Aug 2, 2013
    Josh Edgin was placed on the disabled list, and Bobby Parnell will be held out of at least two games this weekend against the Royals.
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  • Could Giants' defense show some 3-4?

    Could Giants' defense show some 3-4?

    ESPN.com Aug 2, 2013
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Sorry I disappeared on you guys there for a couple of days. Couldn't be helped, I promise. But while I was not posting, I did spend the last two days out at New York Giants training camp gathering stuff for the Giants' "Cam…
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  • Mets recall Feliciano, place Edgin (rib) on DL

    Mets recall Feliciano, place Edgin (rib) on DL

    ESPN.com Aug 2, 2013
    The Mets are missing two key cogs in their bullpen, closer Bobby Parnell and setup man Josh Edgin, who are both out as New York opens a series against the Kansas City Royals.
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  • Jets Insider: QB Smith aims to impress at scrimmage

    Jets Insider: QB Smith aims to impress at scrimmage

    nydailynews.com Aug 2, 2013
    Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith will be under the microscope in the team’s Green & White intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday night. Although Rex Ryan admitted that neither quarterback could do enough to separate himself in a scrimmage, the stakes will be h…
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  • Justin Pugh out indefinitely with concussion

    Justin Pugh out indefinitely with concussion

    profootballtalk.com Aug 2, 2013
    First-round rookie Justin Pugh has yet to crack the starting lineup with the Giants. His effort to climb that mountain in his first season has gotten a bit more complicated. Coach Tom Coughlin told reporters on Friday that Pugh “took a shot in the head”…
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  • Amar'e Stoudemire filed for Israeli citizenship

    Amar'e Stoudemire filed for Israeli citizenship

    nydailynews.com Aug 2, 2013
    Knicks star Amar’e Stoudemire has taken one step closer to the Promised Land. The goggle-wearing power forward with gimpy knees and supposed Hebrew roots has applied for Israeli citizenship.
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  • Tom Coughlin Post-Practice Comments 8.2.13

    Tom Coughlin Post-Practice Comments 8.2.13

    Tomorrow’s practice has been moved up to 1:00pm and will end by 3, assumably to accommodate the Giant entourage’s trip to Canton to honor Bill Parcells. Sunday’s workout is closed to the public and Monday is player’s day off. Today was perfect weather a…
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  • PFT on NBCSN: Jets/Redskins training camp updates

    PFT on NBCSN: Jets/Redskins training camp updates

    profootballtalk.com Aug 2, 2013
    We’re wrapping up another week, bringing us closer to the start of the season and taking us through two more updates on what’s happening at training camps around the league. The Jets will be one of the teams up for discussion on Friday and there’s sure …
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  • Sanchez says turnover problems all in his mind

    Sanchez says turnover problems all in his mind

    profootballtalk.com Aug 2, 2013
    Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez said he’s certain he won’t turn the ball over 26 times this year (as he has each of the last two years) for one simple reason. He decided not to. “I totally believe in the power of your mind,” Sanchez said, via Brian Costel…
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  • Ravens defense emerges from offseason younger, faster, stronger

    Ravens defense emerges from offseason younger, faster, stronger

    CNNSI.com Aug 2, 2013
    No Ray Lewis, no Ed Reed, no problem for Baltimore. Big names are gone, but the D should remain strong.
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  • Fireman Ed Just Wants To Be Wanted

    Fireman Ed Just Wants To Be Wanted

    deadspin.com Aug 2, 2013
    In the middle of last season, tired of the Jets and the Jets fans and the lack of respect, superfan Fireman Ed picked up his ego and went home. But now that the Jets have indicated they'll get along just fine without him, Ed's sounding a little desperat…
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  • Ricky Sapp impresses at camp

    Ricky Sapp impresses at camp

    thejetsblog.com Aug 2, 2013
    “Ricky Sapp jumped out at me today,” Rex Ryan said after Friday’s practice. Sapp, out of Clemson in 2010, was originallu signed to the Jets practice squad in October 2011 after a season with the Eagles and a knee injury. He was released and re-signed a …
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  • Undrafted rookie Dalton Freeman carted off field

    Undrafted rookie Dalton Freeman carted off field

    thejetsblog.com Aug 2, 2013
    Undrafted rookie C Dalton Freeman sustained an injury and needed to be carted off the field. From reporters at camp, Freeman’s injury was to his right leg or knee, as he couldn’t bend it, necessitating the cart. The injury ended practice for the Jets on…
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  • Bent & Bassett’s 2013 Jets Season Preview is here!

    Bent & Bassett’s 2013 Jets Season Preview is here!

    thejetsblog.com Aug 2, 2013
    It took a little extra time, but just like last year, Bent and I have co-authored a season preview which is now available on Lulu.com! Rather than get a Street & Smith’s, how about a Bent & Bassett’s which focuses solely on the Jets? The eBook t…
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  • Coughlin, Mara Family to Support Parcells in Canton

    Coughlin, Mara Family to Support Parcells in Canton

    According to Art Stapleton of the Bergen Record (who is in Canton this weekend for the Hall of Fame induction ceremony), Giants head coach Tom Coughlin will be joined by several members of the Mara family in a show of support for former Giants head coac…
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  • Jets TE Jeff Cumberland lost 10 pounds to better suit the 2013 …

    Jets TE Jeff Cumberland lost 10 pounds to better suit the 2013 offense

    thejetsblog.com Aug 2, 2013
    The tight end spot is shaping up with Kellen Winslow seeking a comeback as the team’s top option, but Jeff Cumblerland shouldn’t be a forgotten man as the team’s second option, who according to the Star-Ledger lost 10 pounds this offseason. Jeff Cumberl…
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  • Keyshawn thinks Jets players ready for change

    Keyshawn thinks Jets players ready for change

    profootballtalk.com Aug 2, 2013
    The Jets quarterback competition hasn’t approached the fever pitch of last summer, but former Jets wideout Keyshawn Johnson’s not above stirring the pot, and said he thinks he sees which way it’s pointing. The ESPN analyst told Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYor…
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  • You are what your record says what you are

    You are what your record says what you are

    thejetsblog.com Aug 2, 2013
    The one thing about the regular season you can’t hide from the fact that you are what you are and nobody runs from it.” – Rex Ryan on the media’s poor predictions for the 2013 Jets
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  • Jets hope Chris Ivory becomes every-down back

    Jets hope Chris Ivory becomes every-down back

    profootballtalk.com Aug 2, 2013
    Earlier this week, Dan Patrick asked for the name of a team with worse skill-position players than the Jets. I couldn’t give him one. And here’s perhaps the best example of where the Jets currently are from a run-and-catch standpoint: A guy who couldn’t…
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  • Giants Friday Morning Reading List

    Giants Friday Morning Reading List

    Some nice things you may have missed from our colleagues on the Giants beat….
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  • Giants Quotebook: Talking Improvements

    Giants Quotebook: Talking Improvements

    Some interesting comments from yesterday’s media sessions at Quest…. “A lot of the corrections just have to do with seeing the ball, you make a play, you … you make a play. Taking full advantage of our opportunities when it presents itself. Just a self-…
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  • Friday morning one-liners

    Friday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Aug 2, 2013
    The Bills defense is hoping that bigger is indeed better. DE Olivier Vernon has been getting the better of T Jonathan Martin at Dolphins practice. CB Aqib Talib’s work during the offseason earned praise from his Patriots teammates. The Jets will hold th…
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  • Negative predictions motivate Rex Ryan

    Negative predictions motivate Rex Ryan

    profootballtalk.com Aug 2, 2013
    Jets coach Rex Ryan knows most people don’t think his team is going to be very good this season. And he’s eager to prove most people wrong. Asked if the media’s negative predictions for the season motivate him, Ryan acknowledged that he hears what peopl…
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  • Brian Cushing works in 7-on-7 drills for Texans

    Brian Cushing works in 7-on-7 drills for Texans

    profootballtalk.com Aug 2, 2013
    Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing saw his 2012 season come to a premature end when he suffered a torn ACL in a Week 5 game against the New York Jets. Cushing is still working his way back to full strength but he was able to take another positive s…
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  • Video - A-Rod Speaks After Rehab Game 09:46

    A-Rod Speaks After Rehab Game

    Aug 2
    Alex Rodriguez addresses the media after going 1-for-2 with a home run in his rehab game with the Double-A Trenton Thunder.
  • Video - Sabathia Hit Hard In Granderson's Return 00:32

    Sabathia Hit Hard In Granderson's Return

    Aug 2
    CC Sabathia surrendered five runs or more in his fourth straight start as the Yankees fell to the Padres 7-2.
  • Video - A-Rod, MLB Settlement Talks Stall 03:20

    A-Rod, MLB Settlement Talks Stall

    Aug 2
    ESPN investigative reporter T.J. Quinn discusses how the remaining $100 million on Alex Rodriguez's contract has stalled negotiation talks with Major League Baseball.
  • Video - Granderson's Impact On Yankees 01:17

    Granderson's Impact On Yankees

    Aug 2
    Tim Kurkjian discusses the impact of Yankees OF Curtis Granderson on New York's lineup.

Sports Columnists

  • Former No. 1 pick Greg Oden will sign with Miami Heat

    Aug 2
    Greg Oden, the former No. 1 overall pick who hasn't played in an NBA game since 2009, has signed a contract to play for the Miami Heat, the center told Grantland.com.
  • Don Banks: Ravens defense emerges from offseason younger, faster, stronger

    Aug 2
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The premise could be taken as sacrilege, maybe even borderline blasphemy by some. But my theory regarding the state of the Ravens' rebuilt defense was met mostly with a series of Cheshire-cat smiles at Baltimore's training camp.
  • 2013 NFL training camp -- In Trestman they trust?

    Aug 2
    Here are five things John Clayton took away from his visit to the Chicago Bears' training camp.
  • Forever in the Moment

    Aug 2
    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Bill Parcells is in his element: in the outdoors, on the patio of the lush Saratoga National Golf Club, with one of his best friends in the world, longtime NFL coach Dan Henning, sitting across from him. Henning waits for his 3:…