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Struggling Saints will not be a Brees for Giants

Struggling Saints will not be a Brees for Giants

If the Giants were hoping to catch any sort of a break against a struggling New Orleans Saints team on Sunday, Drew Brees made it clear they can forget it. He’s coming off an ugly five-interception performance last Thursday night and he’ll have had mo
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  • Jeter says he should be ready for season opener

    Jeter says he should be ready for season opener

    CNNSI.com MLB.com Dec 5, 2012
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Derek Jeter cheerily posed with four student leaders from his Turn 2 Foundation who were wearing Yankees jerseys and elf hats and asked a question to the group of photographers snapping away.
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  • Jets teammates signal belief in Sanchez

    Jets teammates signal belief in Sanchez

    Even though New Yorkers waited with bated breath for Rex Ryan to name a starting quarterback, some Jets players never felt the coach would veer from Mark Sanchez.
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  • Locklear to IR; Capers Activated

    Locklear to IR; Capers Activated

    The Giants placed OL Sean Locklear (knee) on IR today and replaced him on the roster with OT Selvish Capers. OL Paul Fenaroli, a product of Stony Brook, will take Capers spot on the practice squad. Giants placed Locklear on IR today. Selvish Capers sign…
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  • Smith's buzzer-beater lifts Knicks past Bobcats

    Smith's buzzer-beater lifts Knicks past Bobcats

    ESPN.com nba.com Dec 5, 2012
    J.R. Smith hit a fallaway jumper from the left wing as time expired to give the New York Knicks a 100-98 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.
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  • Melo injures finger as Knicks steal win in Charlotte

    Melo injures finger as Knicks steal win in Charlotte

    While Carmelo Anthony received treatment in the locker room for a lacerated left middle finger, the Knicks rallied to defeat the Charlotte Bobcats, 100-98, when J.R. Smith hit a pull-up jumper at the buzzer.
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  • Lawrence: Knicks know they’ll get Heat’s best shot

    Lawrence: Knicks know they’ll get Heat’s best shot

    nydailynews.com Dec 5, 2012
    Everything is stacked against the Knicks on Thursday night, which makes it an even better setting if Mike Woodson’s team can get out of Miami with a win over the defending champs.
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  • Dockett apologizes to Rhodes, confirms reason for argument

    Dockett apologizes to Rhodes, confirms reason for argument

    profootballtalk.com Dec 5, 2012
    On Sunday, an on-field incident occurred between Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett and Cardinals safety Kerry Rhodes. On Monday night, we reported that the Cardinals planned to let the Jets score late while leading 7-6 and driving toward the Arizo…
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  • Tebow: Calling injured teen better than any TD

    Tebow: Calling injured teen better than any TD

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    Tim Tebow's 29 career touchdowns pale in comparison to what a phone call to car crash survivor Matt Hardy meant to the New York Jets backup quarterback.
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  • Source: D-backs, Chavez have 1-year, $3M deal

    Source: D-backs, Chavez have 1-year, $3M deal

    NEW YORK (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the Arizona Diamondbacks and infielder Eric Chavez have agreed to terms on a $3 million, one-year contract.
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  • Boras: No Cano extension talks until after season

    Boras: No Cano extension talks until after season

    MLB.com Dec 5, 2012
    Robinson Cano and the Yankees will not discuss a potential contract extension until after the 2013 season, agent Scott Boras said on Wednesday.
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  • Signing Wright a step in right direction for Mets

    Signing Wright a step in right direction for Mets

    The Mets went a long way toward securing the future of the franchise by signing David Wright on Wednesday. And with that step, there's hope that the best is yet to come.
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  • Payroll-cutting Yankees face temptation

    Payroll-cutting Yankees face temptation

    MLB.com Dec 5, 2012
    The Yankees are used to overindulging in the finest of free-agent players, but they have paid the price for their extravagances and claim they aren't going to do it anymore.
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  • Giants-Saints Wednesday Practice/Injury Report

    Giants-Saints Wednesday Practice/Injury Report

    Below is today’s practice/injury report for the Giants and New Orleans Saints, who will meet this Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium. Giants Out: T Sean Locklear (Knee) Did Not Participate in Practice: TE Travis Beckum (Knee), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Foot),
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  • Nets' Wallace fined $5K for flopping; Billups warned

    Nets' Wallace fined $5K for flopping; Billups warned

    nba.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    Brooklyn Nets forward Gerald Wallace has been fined $5,000 by the NBA for flopping, joining teammate Reggie Evans as the only repeat offenders under the league's new penalty system.
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  • What's next for Greg McElroy?

    What's next for Greg McElroy?

    Greg McElroy's time in the spotlight was shorter than a New York minute. But the New York Jets backup quarterback, who won his first NFL game last week, is fully supportive of head coach Rex Ryan choosing Mark Sanchez as the starter. “Coach Ryan’s goi
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  • Mets COO: Deal not necessary to keep Dickey

    Mets COO: Deal not necessary to keep Dickey

    ESPN.com MLB.com yahoo.com Dec 5, 2012
    For the second time in recent weeks, Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon insisted that the organization may ultimately let R.A. Dickey pitch for New York next season, during the knuckleballer's walk year.
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  • Cardinals decide to go back to Skelton as starter

    Cardinals decide to go back to Skelton as starter

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona's John Skelton will be back at starting quarterback when the Cardinals play the Seahawks Sunday in Seattle.
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  • Keppinger gets 3-year, $12M deal with White Sox

    Keppinger gets 3-year, $12M deal with White Sox

    CNNSI.com Dec 5, 2012
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A person familiar with the contract tells The Associated Press that versatile infielder Jeff Keppinger has reached agreement with the Chicago White Sox on a $12 million, three-year contract.
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  • Source: Bay reaches one-year deal with Mariners

    Source: Bay reaches one-year deal with Mariners

    CNNSI.com MLB.com Dec 5, 2012
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent outfielder Jason Bay has reached a one-year contract with the Seattle Mariners.
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  • Knicks Insider: Camby reveals foot injury

    Knicks Insider: Camby reveals foot injury

    nydailynews.com Dec 5, 2012
    Marcus Camby revealed he's suffering from plantar fasciitis and is hopeful the injury to his left foot won't keep him sidelined for an extended period of time.
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  • Why Does Eagles Backup Quarterback Trent Edwards's Locker Look …

    Why Does Eagles Backup Quarterback Trent Edwards's Locker Look Like It Belongs To Tim Tebow?

    deadspin.com Dec 5, 2012
    The picture above was taken at the Philadelphia Eagles' practice facility today and sent to us by a friend of the site who covers the team. According to our tipster, that's Trent Edwards' locker with the makeshift Tebow nameplate on it. More »
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  • Martin on Jets: ‘Desperate times call for desperate measures’

    Martin on Jets: ‘Desperate times call for desperate measures’

    thejetsblog.com Dec 5, 2012
    This article got lost in the shuffle last week. Our apologies.  We still think this is still an interesting read given the last three days … -Bassett Curtis Martin was in the grand ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria last Wednesday to be honored by the Mar
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  • Rex’s Delicious Pretzel Logic

    Rex’s Delicious Pretzel Logic

    thejetsblog.com Dec 5, 2012
    Rex got downright daddish in talking about why the Jets probably won’t activate Tim Tebow this weekend in Jacksonville. “I think we have to see what happens during the week with Tim,” Ryan said. “I don’t believe he’s been healthy for what I th
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  • AFC East Stock Watch

    AFC East Stock Watch

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    Let's take a look at whose stock is rising and falling in the AFC East. Falling 1. Mark Sanchez, New York Jets quarterback: After four seasons of up and down play, New York head coach Rex Ryan had enough. He finally benched Sanchez. Watching Sanchez hol…
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  • Yet again, defense will decide it for Dallas

    Yet again, defense will decide it for Dallas

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    Last year, when the Dallas Cowboys finished 1-4 and lost the NFC East to the New York Giants, blame fell on the defense. They couldn't stop anybody. They blew fourth-quarter leads in key games against the Cardinals and Giants. Opposing fullbacks hurdled…
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  • Russell Westbrook debuts the Air Jordan XX8 during Thunder win …

    Russell Westbrook debuts the Air Jordan XX8 during Thunder win over Nets (PHOTOS)

    yahoo.com Dec 5, 2012
    When Nike and Jordan Brand unveiled the Air Jordan XX8, the latest iteration of their most iconic basketball shoe, the immediate, gut-level response from many observers was mixed, to say the least. My colleague Eric Freeman noted the controversy surroun…
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  • Free agent Schierholtz piques Yanks' interest

    Free agent Schierholtz piques Yanks' interest

    MLB.com Dec 5, 2012
    The Yankees have expressed interest in free-agent outfielder Nate Schierholtz, potentially as part of a platoon for a corner-outfield spot.
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  • Saints’ DC Steve Spagnuolo on Eli Manning

    Saints’ DC Steve Spagnuolo on Eli Manning

    You described it, he’s elite. There aren’t many that are elite, he’s one of them. He’s another one of those guys, and they do a great job there coaching. They’ve been in that system together, those coaches and that quarterback, for a long time n
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  • Victor Cruz Reflects on Redskins Game

    Victor Cruz Reflects on Redskins Game

    Victor Cruz discusses the Giants’ loss to the Redskins at a charity event on Tuesday afternoon. Sorry, this video could not be loaded…
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  • The Top 10 NBA Player Rivalries Of All Time

    The Top 10 NBA Player Rivalries Of All Time

    dimemag.com Dec 5, 2012
    In all sports the basic concept is to beat your opposition. You never want to lose a game to anyone, but when your rival beats you there’s a different feel. When your rival beats you, there’s suddenly an everlasting second wind about you. When your ri
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  • Kerry Byrne: Inside the Numbers: Week 13

    Kerry Byrne: Inside the Numbers: Week 13

    CNNSI.com Dec 5, 2012
    While other QBs are stealing headlines, there's some guy in New England putting up MVP numbers. No, Tom Brady's mastery isn't new, but his 2012 run is still stunning, says Kerry Byrne.
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  • Rolle: Giants need to bring out a little more “dog”

    Rolle: Giants need to bring out a little more “dog”

    profootballtalk.com Dec 5, 2012
    The Giants were effusive of their praise of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III in the days leading up to their game, a little too much so for Antrel Rolle’s tastes. During his weekly appearance on WFAN, Rolle said he had to tell some teammates it w
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  • Breakfast links: Do Giants have to win out?

    Breakfast links: Do Giants have to win out?

    ESPN.com Dec 5, 2012
    And a good morning to you all, and thanks for joining us here on the NFC East blog. It is Wednesday, which means All-Division Team, fresh injury reports and a general resetting of our attention toward the week ahead. We start, as ever, with the links. N…
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  • Listen: Eli Manning Talks Giants-Redskins on The FAN

    Listen: Eli Manning Talks Giants-Redskins on The FAN

    Giants’ QB Eli Manning appeared on WFAN Tuesday afternoon with Mike Francesa. “We’ve got to score more touchdowns, we’ve got to score more points,” Manning told Francesa in his weekly spot. “It can be frustrating because you feel like you play
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  • New York Giants News and Links for Dec 5

    New York Giants News and Links for Dec 5

    The Giants have to put Monday night’s hiccup in Washington behind them fast because the New Orleans Saints are coming into MetLife this Sunday. It will be difficult to do, but if they want to make some headway towards the postseason they better get seri
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  • LeBron, The Heat Lose To The NBA’s Worst Team; New Orleans Has …

    LeBron, The Heat Lose To The NBA’s Worst Team; New Orleans Has A Terrible New Team Name

    dimemag.com Dec 5, 2012
    LeBron James dropped a ridiculous triple-double last night (26 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists) but no one’s going to remember him carving up the Wizards. They’ll remember that with about 20 seconds left, he missed a wide-open wing triple that could”
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  • NY Giants struggling in year after winning Super Bowl is nothin…

    NY Giants struggling in year after winning Super Bowl is nothing new, going back to before Plaxico Burress shooting incident

    nydailynews.com Dec 5, 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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  • Video - Smith's Buzzer-Beater Lifts Knicks Past Bobcats 01:16

    Smith's Buzzer-Beater Lifts Knicks Past Bobcats

    Dec 5
    Knicks come back to top Bobcats.
  • Video - NFL32OT: Ravens Defense Looks For Boost 03:07

    NFL32OT: Ravens Defense Looks For Boost

    Dec 5
    Episode 231: Wendi Nix and Chris Mortensen discuss the impact on Ray Lewis' return to the Ravens defense. Tim Hasselbeck breaks down why Eli Manning is set to be in the Hall of Fame. The NFL32 crew discuss which team in the NFC will make the playoffs
  • Video - Winter Meetings: Free Agent Update 01:10

    Winter Meetings: Free Agent Update

    Dec 5
    ESPN's Keith Law on where big name free agents such as Zack Greinke, Josh Hamilton and Nick Swisher may land.
  • Video - Sanchez On Short Leash 01:30

    Sanchez On Short Leash

    Dec 5
    ESPN New York's Rich Cimini reports on Mark Sanchez and the Jets heading into their Week 14 matchup with the Jaguars.

Sports Columnists

  • Sources: Los Angeles Lakers rebuffing trade inquiries for Pau Gasol

    Dec 5
    The Los Angeles Lakers, largely at the behest of general manager Mitch Kupchak, have rebuffed trade inquiries from at least two teams for Pau Gasol, according to sources with knowledge of the Lakers' thinking.
  • Daily Dime: Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers a lesson in NBA busines…

    Dec 5
    J.A. Adande examines the Clippers' win over the Mavericks