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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid likens GOP's problems to Jets…

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid likens GOP's problems to Jets' quarterback quandary

The Senate’'s top Democrat slammed the New York Jets along with the Republican Party on Thursday , saying they both share a problem: Who’'s their quarterback? Sen. Harry Reid used the sports analogy to slam the GOP’s approach to the looming budget d
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  • Melo-less Knicks ease by Heat behind Felton

    Melo-less Knicks ease by Heat behind Felton

    Raymond Felton scored a season-high 27 points, and the New York Knicks connected on 18 3-pointers to more than offset the absence of Carmelo Anthony while topping the Miami Heat 112-92 on Thursday night.
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  • Feds raid home of ex-Jet Fabini

    Feds raid home of ex-Jet Fabini

    THE FEDS RAIDED Jason Fabini’s Fort Wayne, Ind., home early Thursday, but the former Jets offensive tackle says he’s not a target of a criminal probe.
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  • Vacchiano: Pierce loves how Antrel rolls

    Vacchiano: Pierce loves how Antrel rolls

    nydailynews.com Dec 6, 2012
    Antrel Rolle’s first attempt at shaking up the Giants came in only his second game with Big Blue. After a particularly bitter loss in Indianapolis in 2010, he criticized the coaching staff, the game plan and the lack of leadership by his teammates.
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  • Jets Insider: Rex wants RBs involved in passing game

    Jets Insider: Rex wants RBs involved in passing game

    nydailynews.com Dec 6, 2012
    Rex Ryan says the running game is improving from its early season swoons. The Jets are 26th in rush yards per attempt at 3.8, but have averaged 146 yards in their four games since the bye. “The offensive line is doing a good job blocking,” said runnin
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  • NY Mets need to treat knuckleballer R.A. Dickey like a Cy Young…

    NY Mets need to treat knuckleballer R.A. Dickey like a Cy Young winner in contract negotiations, not just trade talks

    nydailynews.com MLB.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Mets left the winter meetings on Thursday no closer to a solution regarding R.A. Dickey, and yet their time here sure did crystallize the double standard of a stance they’ve taken on their 20-game winner.
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  • Giants Insider: Osi rushes to praise Brees

    Giants Insider: Osi rushes to praise Brees

    nydailynews.com Dec 6, 2012
    Drew Brees is “one of the best quarterbacks in the league,” and Osi Umenyiora isn’t afraid to say it - whether or not Antrel Rolle likes it.
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  • D'backs ink Hinske, Nieves to one-year deals

    D'backs ink Hinske, Nieves to one-year deals

    CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012
    PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks completed one-year contracts with free agent Eric Hinske and catcher Wil Nieves on Thursday.
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  • Beasts Of The East: Carmelo Anthony was key in Knicks' November…

    Beasts Of The East: Carmelo Anthony was key in Knicks' November win o…

    CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012
    Carmelo Anthony was key in Knicks' November win over the Heat, but is not in the lineup because of stitches on his hand. Miami looks to rebound from a loss to Washington. Follow here.
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  • Anthony Sits One Out

    Anthony Sits One Out

    nytimes.com Dec 6, 2012
    After getting stitches for a cut finger, Carmelo Anthony was told by Coach Mike Woodson to sit out Thursday's game against the Miami Heat.
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  • Knicks' Anthony out vs. Heat with finger injury

    Knicks' Anthony out vs. Heat with finger injury

    Carmelo Anthony will not play in the New York Knicks' game against the Miami Heat on Thursday night, one day after getting five stitches in the middle finger of his left hand.
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  • Saints Thursday Injury Report

    Saints Thursday Injury Report

    Below is the latest injury report for the New Orleans Saints, the Giants opponent this Sunday. OUT: CB Corey White (knee) Did Not Participate in Practice: T Charles Brown (knee) Full Participation in Practice: S Isa Abdul-Quddus (concussion), DE Junior …
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  • Rex likely will stay, Tannenbaum could be reassigned

    Rex likely will stay, Tannenbaum could be reassigned

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    Changes are likely coming to the Jets if (when) another season ends without a playoff berth.  Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News shed some light during Thursday’s PFT Live on what could happen. Mehta firmly believes that coach Rex Ryan will be bac
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  • Knee soreness returns for Hakeem Nicks

    Knee soreness returns for Hakeem Nicks

    The Giants have been waiting most of the season for wide receiver Hakeem Nicks to get back to full health and resume his role as one of the more productive receivers in the NFL. The wait has been a frustrating one and it might have hit another snag on T…
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  • Mark Sanchez Is A Bad Quarterback. That's Why He Shouldn't Try …

    Mark Sanchez Is A Bad Quarterback. That's Why He Shouldn't Try To Play It Safe.

    During Sunday's Fox telecast of Mark Sanchez's public flogging, in between the moments when Brian Billick repeated "jump street" and read copy for New Girl, a graphic popped up: Mark Sanchez, it read, had turned the ball over 81 times since hi…
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  • And the Award for Most Flops Goes To ...

    And the Award for Most Flops Goes To ...

    nytimes.com Dec 6, 2012
    Gerald Wallace and Reggie Evans of the Nets have been cited for two flopping violations each. The rest of the N.B.A. has been cited five times.
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  • Evans Could Return Friday; Lopez Still Out

    Evans Could Return Friday; Lopez Still Out

    nytimes.com Dec 6, 2012
    Reggie Evans of the Nets is expected to play Friday against the Warriors. Brook Lopez will miss at least one more game.
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  • Wright, Mets donating $250K to NYC Mayor's Fund

    Wright, Mets donating $250K to NYC Mayor's Fund

    MLB.com Dec 6, 2012
    Having grown up in Virginia, an area that's seen its share of hurricane damage, Mets third baseman David Wright could speak with authority on the topic when he returned to New York on Thursday, about a month after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the…
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  • Giants punter Steve Weatherford encourages fans to ‘get fit’

    Giants punter Steve Weatherford encourages fans to ‘get fit’

    Steve Weatherford is not your average punter. The dude undergoes intense workouts, daily, and displays the discipline that translate beyond just being a special teams standout and into a defensive stopper. Now, Weatherford is offering chance te ““ Wea
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  • J.R.'s salsa celebration delights Giant pal

    J.R.'s salsa celebration delights Giant pal

    nydailynews.com Dec 6, 2012
    Victor Cruz was watching the Knicks game on Wednesday night and "almost jumped off the couch" when he saw his old friend, J.R. Smith, hit a game-winning jump shot at the buzzer. Then it got even better.
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  • Don Larsen’s perfect game jersey sells for $756K

    Don Larsen’s perfect game jersey sells for $756K

    Turns out you can put a price on perfection. The total: $756,000 for the New York Yankees jersey that Don Larsen wore in 1956 while pitching the only perfect game in World Series history. As reported by Darren Rovell of ESPN.com, the auction for the fam…
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  • Mike Westhoff, asked to describe the Jets?...

    Mike Westhoff, asked to describe the Jets?...

    deadspin.com Dec 6, 2012
    Mike Westhoff, asked to describe the Jets? "I don't know. Close the door on your head and tell me how bad it hurts." More »
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  • Giants Thursday Injury Report

    Giants Thursday Injury Report

    The latest Giants injury report from TIMEX: Did Not Participate in Practice: TE Travis Beckum (knee), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), WR Hakeem Nicks (knee), S Kenny Phillips (knee), S Tyler Sash (hamstring) Limited Participation in Practice: LB Michael Boley…
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  • Man Shoots At Police Because He Was Upset The Giants Lost To Th…

    Man Shoots At Police Because He Was Upset The Giants Lost To The Redskins

    deadspin.com Dec 6, 2012
    What could possibly possess a Florida man to beat up his wife, shoot at three deputies trying to arrest him, and hole up in his house for an hours-long standoff? RG3. Also, lots of alcohol and pills. More »
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  • Flashbacks of Henne vs. Sanchez debate

    Flashbacks of Henne vs. Sanchez debate

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    Remember when there was intense debate in the AFC East blog about which quarterback was better: Chad Henne or Mark Sanchez? Miami Dolphins and New York Jets fans couldn't get enough of these young gunslingers. They were expected to develop and eventuall…
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  • Jaguars offense looks like it will be more shorthanded than usu…

    Jaguars offense looks like it will be more shorthanded than usual

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    One of the funniest things about the Jets pulling Mark Sanchez in the 7-6 victory over the Cardinals last week is that he wasn’t even the worst quarterback on the field. Bad as Sanchez was, Ryan Lindley was worse and wound up playing the entire game. We
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  • AccuScore: Jags beat Jets

    AccuScore: Jags beat Jets

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    The New York Jets made their quarterback decision and went back to Mark Sanchez. But according to AccuScore, it doesn't really matter who is under center this week for New York. AcccuScore predicts the hosting Jacksonville Jaguars (2-10) will beat the J…
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  • Tebow not quite ready to return to Jets' lineup

    Tebow not quite ready to return to Jets' lineup

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow returns to his hometown this weekend to face the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he's likely to be a spectator.
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  • Yankees Offer Youkilis One-Year Deal to Play Third

    Yankees Offer Youkilis One-Year Deal to Play Third

    The Yankees offered Kevin Youkilis $12 million to play third base, a position that opened up because of Alex Rodriguez's imminent hip surgery.
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  • Rex says Jet future not tied to Mark's success

    Rex says Jet future not tied to Mark's success

    nydailynews.com Dec 6, 2012
    The day after Rex Ryan announced that he's sticking with Mark Sanchez as the starting quarterback and admitted that "obviously I have to get this decision right," the head coach disagreed with the notion that his future with the Jets is linked…
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  • PFT Live: Jets talk with Manish Mehta, Week 14 picks

    PFT Live: Jets talk with Manish Mehta, Week 14 picks

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Jets have decided to turn back to Mark Sanchez at quarterback, a decision that will be a big part of the discussion on Thursday’s edition of PFT Live. Mike Florio will talk to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News about the Jets’ choice, which c
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  • Giant collapse would stain Coughlin, Eli

    Giant collapse would stain Coughlin, Eli

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    It wasn't supposed to be like this for the New York Giants, not this season. Those old problems about starting fast and struggling in the second half? Those were behind them, drowned under a wave of Super Bowl confetti on the floor of Lucas Oil Stadium …
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  • Darnell Dockett Apologizes For Fighting Teammate Over "Let…

    Darnell Dockett Apologizes For Fighting Teammate Over "Let Them Score" Strategy, Still Clearly Doesn't Understand Why He Was Wro

    deadspin.com Dec 6, 2012
    On Sunday, the Jets had the ball deep in Arizona territory and a one-point lead. The directive came in from the Cardinals' sideline: Let them score a touchdown, so Arizona could get the ball back down eight with more than a minute remaining. Sound advic…
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  • Mike Zimmer: Dez Bryant reminds me of Michael Irvin

    Mike Zimmer: Dez Bryant reminds me of Michael Irvin

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has been on quite a roll lately. He has 29 catches for 475 yards and six touchdowns in his last four games, three of which have been Cowboys wins that have kept them in striking distance of the Giants in the NFC East. It…
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  • Outsider’s Look: Jacksonville Jaguars

    Outsider’s Look: Jacksonville Jaguars

    thejetsblog.com Dec 6, 2012
    We try to look at the Jets opponents every week and take some of the statistical numbers from Football Outsiders to better understand what the Jets will be facing on Sunday.  Reminder, positive percentages are good on offense and specials, bad on defen
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  • J.R. Smith made a game-winner in extremely J.R. Smith fashion (…

    J.R. Smith made a game-winner in extremely J.R. Smith fashion (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 6, 2012
    New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith is a handful, the sort of player who can make eight 3-pointers in a game and then immediately come back the next week and miss all but one of his shots, make ill-advised decisions in big moments, and get in a screaming m…
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  • Tom Verducci: It might finally be time for Upton, Diamondbacks …

    Tom Verducci: It might finally be time for Upton, Diamondbacks to part ways

    CNNSI.com Dec 6, 2012
    Justin Upton has MVP talent and the Diamondbacks have him under contract for three more years. So why might it be time for them to part ways? Tom Verducci explains in Three Strikes.
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  • Pierre-Paul: Drew Brees is “much easier” matchup than RG3

    Pierre-Paul: Drew Brees is “much easier” matchup than RG3

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    In their last two games against the Giants, which came in 2009 and 2011, the Saints have put up 97 points on their way to two blowout victories. Despite that, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul thinks this week’s date with New Orleans will go better than M
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  • Jason Pierre-Paul on how he thought the Giants played in DC

    Jason Pierre-Paul on how he thought the Giants played in DC

    I think we look soft. I think we’ll get there, man. We haven’t played our best game this year. I know, for a fact, we haven’t played that game.
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  • Giants-Saints Prediction From Inside the NFL

    Giants-Saints Prediction From Inside the NFL

    From Showtime’s Inside the NFL….spoiler alert…the Saints-Giants prediction is at the very end. The third guy with Collinsworth and Simms is Darren Sharper, a former Saints’ DB.
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  • Saints’ Steve Spagnuolo calls Eli Manning ‘elite’

    Saints’ Steve Spagnuolo calls Eli Manning ‘elite’

    Steve Spagnuolo has coached against Eli Manning … a lot. From 2004-06, he served as the Philadelphia Eagles’ linebackers coach. In 2007, he became the Giants’ defensive coordinator, where we won the Lombardi Trophy with Big Blue and coached against
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  • Thursday morning one-liners

    Thursday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Bills will be plugging in two first-time starters on the offensive line this week. Dolphins rookie Jonthan Martin is excited about switching from RT to LT after the injury to Jake Long. Jets backup QB Tim Tebow reached out to a teen who was injured …
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  • Thursday Morning Quotebook: Culture Clash

    Thursday Morning Quotebook: Culture Clash

    The Giants play the New Orleans Saints, a team they’ve played only 26 times since 1967, winning 14 but losing four of the six meetings since the millennium began.  These teams and the cities they represent could not be anymore different. Sunday’s gam
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  • Week 13 Film Review, Horror Edition

    Week 13 Film Review, Horror Edition

    nytimes.com Dec 6, 2012
    The Jets' Mark Sanchez deserved to be benched after his second interception in the opening quarter against Arizona.
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  • Thursday Morning Report: Diehl Back in the Lineup

    Thursday Morning Report: Diehl Back in the Lineup

    No time to lament after Monday’s deflating defeat in Washington. Here comes Drew Brees and the Saints, who the Giants have had loads of trouble with. Tom Coughlin was asked why Brees has been so effective vs the Giants (4-0 with 11 TDs, 0 INTs and a 122
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  • Breakfast links: RG3 meets Ed Reed

    Breakfast links: RG3 meets Ed Reed

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    New York Giants Sean Locklear is officially out for the season. That means David Diehl returns to right tackle, where he caused many of my Giants readers angst earlier this season when he took the job back from a healthy Locklear. Diehl says this time h…
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  • End of the world sale! Normal CornBelters make tickets availabl…

    End of the world sale! Normal CornBelters make tickets available before doomsday

    yahoo.com Dec 6, 2012
    As the winter meetings reach their final day and the New York Yankees continue getting beat to the punch on potential free agent targets, one can't help but wonder if the Mayans were correct in predicting Dec. 21, 2012 as the day the world will cease to…
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  • New York Giants News and Links for Dec 6

    New York Giants News and Links for Dec 6

    The Giants placed OL Sean Locklear (knee) on IR and signed Selvish Capers from the practice squad. Former Stony Brook standout OL Paul Fenaroli was added to the practice squad. Here’s some other headlines….    
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  • Kobe Bryant Passes 30,000 Career NBA Points; J.R. Smith Hits A …

    Kobe Bryant Passes 30,000 Career NBA Points; J.R. Smith Hits A Game-Winning Buzzer-Beater

    dimemag.com Dec 6, 2012
    They said they were going to stop the game in New Orleans once Kobe Bryant hit 30,000 career points. He did that just before the end of the first half, going off the dribble and hitting a running floater over Robin Lopez. But the game never ceased, and …
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  • Yankees can't even reel in role players like Eric Chavez, Jeff …

    Yankees can't even reel in role players like Eric Chavez, Jeff Keppinger and Marco Scutaro in free agency at winter meetings

    nydailynews.com Dec 6, 2012
    Suddenly it feels like 1992, when nobody wanted to play for the Yankees. Except this time it’s not Barry Bonds, Greg Maddux, and David Cone shunning the pinstripes, but Eric Chavez, Jeff Keppinger, and Marco Scutaro. What’s going on here, anyway?
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  • Felton Sheds His Bandages and Helps Topple the Bobcats

    Felton Sheds His Bandages and Helps Topple the Bobcats

    nytimes.com Dec 6, 2012
    Raymond Felton, who sustained a bruised left thumb in a victory against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, decided not to skip Wednesday's game, playing with bandages taped on his hand for part of the game.
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  • Jeter says he should be ready for Opening Day

    Jeter says he should be ready for Opening Day

    ESPN.com Dec 6, 2012
    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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  • Bondy: Unlike Jets, no question about who is Giants' Mann at QB

    Bondy: Unlike Jets, no question about who is Giants' Mann at QB

    nydailynews.com Dec 6, 2012
    Nobody troubled Tom Coughlin on Wednesday about whether Eli Manning or David Carr will be starting at quarterback against the New Orleans Saints. Taken out of context, it might be a reasonable question. After all, Manning ranks only 16th in the NFL quar…
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  • NY Giants are the anti-NY Jets, a picture of stability at quart…

    NY Giants are the anti-NY Jets, a picture of stability at quarterback, despite another up-and-down regular season

    nydailynews.com Dec 6, 2012
    Nobody troubled Tom Coughlin on Wednesday about whether Eli Manning or David Carr will be starting at quarterback against the New Orleans Saints. Taken out of context, it might be a reasonable question. After all, Manning ranks only 16th in the NFL quar…
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  • Video - Final Thoughts On Winter Meetings 03:38

    Final Thoughts On Winter Meetings

    Dec 6
    Karl Ravech and Tim Kurkjian share their thoughts on the big signings and deals that didn't get done at the winter meetings.
  • Video - Who will hold the NFC East crown? 03:36

    Who will hold the NFC East crown?

    Dec 6
    The Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants are in a tight race to win the NFC East. Which team will cross the finish line first? The "Thursday Night Kickoff" crew gives their answers.
  • Video - NFL Cold Hard Facts 01:36

    NFL Cold Hard Facts

    Dec 6
    Cold Hard Facts looks at the Robert Griffin III, Redskins vs. Ravens and Giants vs. Saints.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Saints-Giants 01:13

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Saints-Giants

    Dec 6
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for New Orleans at the New York Giants

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  • NBA -- What scouts are saying

    Dec 6
    Marc Stein checks in with advance scouts to get their takes on the most pressing NBA topics.
  • Biggest NFL games of Week 14 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    Dec 6
    No. 1 seeds are on the line this weekend, but that distinction isn't as valuable as it once was, John Clayton writes.