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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 theUpvote Share Tweet
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 hUpvote Share Tweet
Gola: It's always something other than Super encore for GiantsThe 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. NUpvote Share Tweet
Sandy Alderson, NY Mets can be patient as trade market for R.A. Dickey holds many different possibilitiesSandy 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 indeedUpvote Share Tweet
As Rex Ryan decides between Mark Sanchez, Greg McElroy and Tim Tebow, there are some other strong arms for the NY Jets to considWhat 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Bondy: Can't pass up help from these potential QBsWhat 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.Upvote Share TweetKevin 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Cashman confirms meeting with Youkilis' agentNew 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.Upvote Share Tweet
MD police live-tweet arrests at Giants-SkinsIn 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.Upvote Share Tweet
SNYGiants Video Corner: LoudMouths, Canty on Loss to RedskinsThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Rajon Rondo spent his suspension in Mexico, learned nothing (VIDEO)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 …Upvote Share TweetNASHVILLE, 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.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Dec 4, 2012FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The New England Patriots are dealing with another injury.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Dec 4, 2012Tom Brady is in the midst of one of the great seasons any quarterback has ever produced -- yet again.Upvote Share TweetArizona 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.Upvote Share TweetHours 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 “iUpvote Share TweetThe 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 seasUpvote Share Tweet
Tom Coughlin: We have to win all four remaining gamesThe 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 sUpvote Share Tweet
Sanchez-Fitzpatrick-Tannehill WatchThe 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 SUpvote Share Tweet
Knicks will have Kidd & Felton for 'CatsWhen 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Mr. Met look-alike spotted at meetings (Video)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 yUpvote Share Tweet
What's the Playoff Machine say now?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…Upvote Share Tweet
Some Takeaways From Monday NightDon’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 RedskiUpvote Share TweetAfter 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…Upvote Share TweetNEW 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Source: Yanks insured for most of A-Rod dealAccording 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Tim Tebow, Missy Franklin call accident victims after seeing #TebowCallMatt, #MissyCallBailey hashtagSay 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Giants-Redskins: Some Telling NumbersSome 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….Upvote Share TweetLet'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…Upvote Share Tweet
By The End Of Last Night's Loss To Washington, Eli Manning Was A Spaced-Out Zombiedeadspin.com Dec 4, 2012The 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 »Upvote Share Tweet
RED ALERT: Giants offense struggles in red zone vs. RedskinsDespite 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 officiallUpvote Share Tweet
‘Skins used cap penalties as motivationIt’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 feeliUpvote Share Tweet
Breakfast links: Well, ain't this a mess?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…Upvote Share Tweet
New York Giants News and Links for Dec 4The 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,Upvote Share Tweet
Redskins Do It Old-Fashioned Way With Running Game, DefenseThe 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…Upvote Share TweetAs a rookie, Ahmad Bradshaw had to wait until the week before the end of the regular season before getting any significant playing time.Upvote Share Tweet
Giants Insider: Nicks takes one on the noseHakeem 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 midfieldUpvote Share Tweet
Dan Snyder on Giants: “I hate those motherf--”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…Upvote Share Tweet
BQBL: A Running Diary of the Jets-Cardinals Quarterback Failure Clinicgrantland.com Dec 4, 2012Ladies 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 ...Upvote Share Tweet
Thunder Top Nets For Sixth Straight WinDec 4Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combine for 57 points in Thunder's 117-111 win over Nets.
Coast to Coast: Shortened Season?Dec 4With 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.
NFL32OT: The Race BeginsDec 4Episode 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.
Joe Girardi On The Yankees' OffseasonDec 4Joe Girardi talks about Alex Rodriguez's injury and what is next for the Yankees.
Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry about in ra…Dec 4Week 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 4LANDOVER, 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 2012Dec 4Before 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 4LANDOVER, 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. "…