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Giants Insider: Tom insists Giants win 'em all

Giants Insider: Tom insists Giants win 'em all

The Redskins (6-6) are now only one game behind the Giants in the NFC East, putting pressure on the defending champs down the stretch. That’s why Tom Coughlin, on Tuesday, said that despite the Giants’ lead in the division, they have to win all of the
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  • Giants need to play nasty, not nice, says Rolle

    Giants need to play nasty, not nice, says Rolle

    nydailynews.com Dec 4, 2012
    The Giants glowed about the skills of Robert Griffin III in the days leading up to their loss to the Washington Redskins. Maybe they even glowed a little bit too much. That’s what Antrel Rolle seemed to say on Tuesday when he scolded his teammates for h
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  • Gola: It's always something other than Super encore for Giants

    Gola: It's always something other than Super encore for Giants

    nydailynews.com Dec 4, 2012
    The Giants have never worn their Super Bowl rings well. It has always been something. In 1987, it was the players’ strike and three straight losses by an almost comical replacement team. No playoffs. In ’91, Ray Handley was the convenient scapegoat. N
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  • Sandy Alderson, NY Mets can be patient as trade market for R.A.…

    Sandy Alderson, NY Mets can be patient as trade market for R.A. Dickey holds many different possibilities

    Sandy Alderson set the bar high on Monday, saying he would have to get a “difference-maker’’ in any trade for R.A. Dickey. And while offers so far seem to fall below that level, plenty of people at these Winter Meetings seem to believe Dickey indeed
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  • As Rex Ryan decides between Mark Sanchez, Greg McElroy and Tim …

    As Rex Ryan decides between Mark Sanchez, Greg McElroy and Tim Tebow, there are some other strong arms for the NY Jets to consid

    What has six arms and a combined quarterback rating of 72.9? That would be the Jets’ triple platoon of quarterbacks - Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow and Greg McElroy, not necessarily in that order. Three QBs, and not a decent passer among them.
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  • Bondy: Can't pass up help from these potential QBs

    Bondy: Can't pass up help from these potential QBs

    nydailynews.com Dec 4, 2012
    What has six arms and a combined quarterback rating of 72.9? That would be the Jets’ triple platoon of quarterbacks - Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow and Greg McElroy, not necessarily in that order. Three QBs, and not a decent passer among them.
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  • Thunder hold off Nets for sixth straight win

    Thunder hold off Nets for sixth straight win

    Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Russell Westbrook had 25 points and nine assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Brooklyn Nets 117-111 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.
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  • Cashman confirms meeting with Youkilis' agent

    Cashman confirms meeting with Youkilis' agent

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman struck a very pessimistic tone about replacing Alex Rodriguez after heard the price tags for other third basemen on the open market, including Kevin Youkilis.
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  • MD police live-tweet arrests at Giants-Skins

    MD police live-tweet arrests at Giants-Skins

    nydailynews.com Dec 4, 2012
    In the current age, even police ride-alongs are being done on Twitter. The Prince George's County Police Department live-tweeted fan ejections and police activities to its 4,488 followers during Monday night's Giants-Redskins game.
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  • SNYGiants Video Corner: LoudMouths, Canty on Loss to Redskins

    SNYGiants Video Corner: LoudMouths, Canty on Loss to Redskins

    The LoudMouths break down the Giants’ Monday night loss to the Redskins. Sorry, this video could not be loaded… The WheelHouse talks to Chris Canty about the Giants’ Monday night loss to the Redskins. Sorry, this video could not be loaded…
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  • Rajon Rondo spent his suspension in Mexico, learned nothing (VI…

    Rajon Rondo spent his suspension in Mexico, learned nothing (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 4, 2012
    Last week, the NBA suspended Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo for two games after he attacked and shoved Brooklyn Nets big man Kris Humphries during an altercation with Kevin Garnett. It was the response everyone suspected, and perhaps even a bit …
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  • Wright, Mets agree to new $138M, 8-year deal

    Wright, Mets agree to new $138M, 8-year deal

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- David Wright and the New York Mets finalized a $138 million, eight-year contract Tuesday, the largest deal in the team's history.
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  • Patriots' Edelman put on IR

    Patriots' Edelman put on IR

    CNNSI.com Dec 4, 2012
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The New England Patriots are dealing with another injury.
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  • Kerry Byrne: Inside the Numbers: Week 13

    Kerry Byrne: Inside the Numbers: Week 13

    CNNSI.com Dec 4, 2012
    Tom Brady is in the midst of one of the great seasons any quarterback has ever produced -- yet again.
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  • Cards' Rhodes says he had run-in with Dockett

    Cards' Rhodes says he had run-in with Dockett

    ESPN.com deadspin.com Dec 4, 2012
    Arizona safety Kerry Rhodes has confirmed he had a run-in with teammate Darnell Dockett at the end of Sunday's game against the New York Jets.
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  • Braylon Edwards apologizes for saying Jets are run by “idiots”

    Braylon Edwards apologizes for saying Jets are run by “idiots”

    Hours after Seahawks receiver Braylon Edwards ”said the Jets are run by “idiots,” he changed his tune. Edwards, who wrote on Twitter early Tuesday morning that people shouldn’t get on Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez and should instead blame the “i
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  • Coughlin, Giants Upset Over Locklear Injury

    Coughlin, Giants Upset Over Locklear Injury

    The Giants have not divulged the exact nature of OT Sean Locklear’s injury. It was originally reported as a knee injury. WFAN had reported the injury as a broken leg. Either way, the veteran tackle will be undergoing surgery, effectively ending his seas
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  • Tom Coughlin: We have to win all four remaining games

    Tom Coughlin: We have to win all four remaining games

    profootballtalk.com Dec 4, 2012
    The Giants suffered a tough loss to the Redskins on Monday night. It left them one game up on the Cowboys and the Redskins in the race for the NFC East division and guaranteed that they won’t win more than three games in the division this season. They s
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  • Sanchez-Fitzpatrick-Tannehill Watch

    Sanchez-Fitzpatrick-Tannehill Watch

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    The race to be the No. 2 quarterback in the AFC East is heating up (wink, wink). We are down to the final month of the season and it’s a tight three-way competition. Here is the latest installment of the “Sanchez-Fitzpatrick-Tannehill Watch.” Mark S
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  • Knicks will have Kidd & Felton for 'Cats

    Knicks will have Kidd & Felton for 'Cats

    nydailynews.com Dec 4, 2012
    When the Knicks left the Garden on Sunday, it looked as if they would start their three-game road trip without their banged-up starting backcourt. As it turns out, both Raymond Felton and Jason Kidd expect to play Wednesday.
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  • Mr. Met look-alike spotted at meetings (Video)

    Mr. Met look-alike spotted at meetings (Video)

    yahoo.com Dec 4, 2012
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - With good reason, I thought this guy was Mr. Met, the New York Mets' longtime ball-headed mascot. But no, (s)he is Homer, the mascot for the Miracle League of North Alabama, an organization that builds playgrounds enabling kids and y
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  • What's the Playoff Machine say now?

    What's the Playoff Machine say now?

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    Oh, you want to know about tiebreaker scenarios and what happens if the New York Giants lose the next two and the Washington Redskins beat Baltimore, or what the Dallas Cowboys need to do to sneak into that wild-card picture? You see that the Giants hav…
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  • Some Takeaways From Monday Night

    Some Takeaways From Monday Night

    Don’t go coronating RGIII just yet. Sure, he and and the Redskins held off the Giants last night to stay alive in the NFC East race, but they did so by only one point, escaping a potential season-ending loss in the process. We’re not saying the Redski
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  • Dan Snyder’s profane joy in Redskins win based on salary cap pe…

    Dan Snyder’s profane joy in Redskins win based on salary cap penalties

    After the Washington Redskins beat the New York Giants, 17-16 in an exciting Monday Night Football game, Redskins owner Dan Snyder became even more excited. Via the New York Post's Mike Vaccaro: Well, you didn't expect Dan Snyder, the owner of the Redsk…
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  • Lopez, Evans to miss Nets game vs. Thunder

    Lopez, Evans to miss Nets game vs. Thunder

    nba.com ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Brook Lopez and Reggie Evans will miss Brooklyn's game against Oklahoma City on Tuesday night, leaving the Nets without their leading scorer and top rebounder.
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  • Source: Yanks insured for most of A-Rod deal

    Source: Yanks insured for most of A-Rod deal

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    According to a baseball source with knowledge of the contract, the Yankees are insured for a good portion of the $114 million they owe Rodriguez over the next five seasons.
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  • Tim Tebow, Missy Franklin call accident victims after seeing #T…

    Tim Tebow, Missy Franklin call accident victims after seeing #TebowCallMatt, #MissyCallBailey hashtag

    yahoo.com Dec 4, 2012
    Say what you will about Tim Tebow's fitness to play quarterback for the New York Jets, the man knows how to spread some happiness. We take you to Clifton Park in upstate New York, where 17-year-old Matt Hardy of Shenendehowa High School was hospitalized…
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  • Giants-Redskins: Some Telling Numbers

    Giants-Redskins: Some Telling Numbers

    Some numbers that stick out from last night’s loss to the Redskins that might help explain some things. Then again…. 0….the number of times RGIII was sacked. Also, the number of turnovers committed by the Giants. 1….FGs missed by the Giants. 2….
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  • Rex Ryan must return to Mark Sanchez

    Rex Ryan must return to Mark Sanchez

    Let's start with a disclaimer: This will not be a popular column with New York Jets fans. But the Jets are making a terrible mistake if they do not go back to starting quarterback Mark Sanchez as soon as possible. Yes, we are talking about the same Mark…
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  • By The End Of Last Night's Loss To Washington, Eli Manning Was …

    By The End Of Last Night's Loss To Washington, Eli Manning Was A Spaced-Out Zombie

    deadspin.com Dec 4, 2012
    The Washington Redskins held on for a 17-16 home win over the Giants last night in a win that had team owner and legendary shitweasel Dan Snyder claiming "I hate those motherfuckers." More »
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  • RED ALERT: Giants offense struggles in red zone vs. Redskins

    RED ALERT: Giants offense struggles in red zone vs. Redskins

    Despite a supreme effort to kill the clock and play keepaway from Robert Griffin III, the Giants offense was unable to enjoy success when they entered the red zone - err, green zone? Whatever you call it, the Giants struggled in it. The Giants officiall
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  • ‘Skins used cap penalties as motivation

    ‘Skins used cap penalties as motivation

    profootballtalk.com Dec 4, 2012
    It’s been established that the Redskins don’t like the Giants.  As owner Daniel Snyder put it in a way that would make Schwartz’s mother scream, they really don’t like the Giants. Apart from the obvious reasons, the Redskins still have hard feeli
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  • Breakfast links: Well, ain't this a mess?

    Breakfast links: Well, ain't this a mess?

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    Yeah, "Monday Night Football" produced what we were talking about yesterday, didn't it? A three-way race in the NFC East with four games to play. Your standings-order links, fresh, hot and kind of tough to believe: New York Giants (7-5) I'll h…
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  • New York Giants News and Links for Dec 4

    New York Giants News and Links for Dec 4

    The Giants fell to the Redskins in DC last night, 17-16. We said this wouldn’t be easy, so we’re not surprised the Giants were ambushed in DC last night. Too many missed opportunities and penalties combined with a lackluster second half sunk Big Blue,
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  • Redskins Do It Old-Fashioned Way With Running Game, Defense

    Redskins Do It Old-Fashioned Way With Running Game, Defense

    The Redskins amassed 207 yards rushing on the Giants last night in Landover while their defense throttled New York in the second half. Skins ground out a 17-16 win to pull one game behind the Giants in the NFC East Rob Carlin of CSNWashington recaps the…
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  • Smith: Bradshaw can't power G-Men past RG3

    Smith: Bradshaw can't power G-Men past RG3

    nydailynews.com Dec 4, 2012
    As a rookie, Ahmad Bradshaw had to wait until the week before the end of the regular season before getting any significant playing time.
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  • Giants Insider: Nicks takes one on the nose

    Giants Insider: Nicks takes one on the nose

    nydailynews.com Dec 4, 2012
    Hakeem Nicks now has another injury to deal with. Nicks, who recently recovered from knee and foot issues, took a hard hit midway through the first half of the Giants’ 17-16 loss in Washington on Monday while attempting to catch a pass at midfield
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  • Dan Snyder on Giants: “I hate those motherf--”

    Dan Snyder on Giants: “I hate those motherf--”

    profootballtalk.com Dec 4, 2012
    The Washington Redskins 17-16 win over the New York Giants on Monday night was a big victory for a team trying to claw back  into the playoff race. The fact it was a win over a division rival, the third straight win over an NFC East foe, made it all the…
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  • BQBL: A Running Diary of the Jets-Cardinals Quarterback Failure…

    BQBL: A Running Diary of the Jets-Cardinals Quarterback Failure Clinic

    grantland.com Dec 4, 2012
    Ladies and gentlemen, this year's BQBL Bowl is over. It wasn't the BQBL points scored in the Jets-Cardinals game that made it special. There's no way ...
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  • Video - Thunder Top Nets For Sixth Straight Win 01:01

    Thunder Top Nets For Sixth Straight Win

    Dec 4
    Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combine for 57 points in Thunder's 117-111 win over Nets.
  • Video - Coast to Coast: Shortened Season? 05:21

    Coast to Coast: Shortened Season?

    Dec 4
    With teams looking for ways to rest their players, is it time to rethink the NBA's 82-game schedule? J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez debate.
  • Video - NFL32OT: The Race Begins 02:45

    NFL32OT: The Race Begins

    Dec 4
    Episode 230: The NFL32 crew discuss whether the Giants can hold on and win the NFC East. Tim Hasselbeck breaks down who will win in the NFC North. The NFL32 crew discuss the best team in the AFC.
  • Video - Joe Girardi On The Yankees' Offseason 03:43

    Joe Girardi On The Yankees' Offseason

    Dec 4
    Joe Girardi talks about Alex Rodriguez's injury and what is next for the Yankees.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry about in ra…

    Dec 4
    Week 13 in the NFL had its requisite amount of 16 losers -- and, yes, we know the Rams and 49ers nearly tied once again -- but nobody in the league lost more ground than the Bears and Ravens, both of whom were upset at home on Sunday by six-win teams, d…
  • Peter King: Behind star trio, rookie QB class playing beyond its years; ma…

    Dec 4
    LANDOVER, Md. -- "It's all being ready to play at a younger age,'' Robert Griffin III said early this morning, putting those crazy striped socks on at his locker at FedEx Field. "I mean, look at how [South Carolina defensive end] Jadeveon Clow…
  • Clayton mailbag: Most disappointing teams of 2012

    Dec 4
    Before each season, experts try to pick the surprise teams. But these teams surprised us by being disappointing, writes John Clayton.
  • Peter King: RGIII helps overcome Giants as Redskins gain ground in NFC Eas…

    Dec 4
    LANDOVER, Md. -- A few minutes after Washington's 17-16 victory over the Giants on Monday night made the NFC East a competition instead of a rout with four games to play, the raucous crowd of 80,000 at FedEx Field couldn't get enough of its hero. "…