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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 dShare Tweet
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.Share TweetTHE 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.Share Tweet
Vacchiano: Pierce loves how Antrel rollsAntrel 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.Share Tweet
Jets Insider: Rex wants RBs involved in passing gameRex 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 runninShare Tweet
NY Mets need to treat knuckleballer R.A. Dickey like a Cy Young winner in contract negotiations, not just trade talksThe 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.Share TweetDrew 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.Share TweetPHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks completed one-year contracts with free agent Eric Hinske and catcher Wil Nieves on Thursday.Share Tweet
Beasts Of The East: Carmelo Anthony was key in Knicks' November win o…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.Share Tweet
Anthony Sits One OutAfter getting stitches for a cut finger, Carmelo Anthony was told by Coach Mike Woodson to sit out Thursday's game against the Miami Heat.Share TweetCarmelo 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.Share TweetBelow 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 …Share Tweet
Rex likely will stay, Tannenbaum could be reassignedChanges 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 bacShare TweetThe 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…Share TweetDuring 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…Share Tweet
And the Award for Most Flops Goes To ...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.Share Tweet
Evans Could Return Friday; Lopez Still OutReggie Evans of the Nets is expected to play Friday against the Warriors. Brook Lopez will miss at least one more game.Share Tweet
Wright, Mets donating $250K to NYC Mayor's FundMLB.com Dec 6, 2012Having 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…Share Tweet
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 ““ WeaShare TweetVictor 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.Share TweetTurns 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…Share Tweet
Mike Westhoff, asked to describe the Jets?...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 »Share TweetThe 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…Share Tweet
Man Shoots At Police Because He Was Upset The Giants Lost To The RedskinsWhat 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 »Share TweetRemember 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…Share Tweet
Jaguars offense looks like it will be more shorthanded than usualOne 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. WeShare Tweet
AccuScore: Jags beat JetsThe 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…Share TweetNew 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.Share TweetThe Yankees offered Kevin Youkilis $12 million to play third base, a position that opened up because of Alex Rodriguez's imminent hip surgery.Share Tweet
Rex says Jet future not tied to Mark's successThe 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…Share Tweet
PFT Live: Jets talk with Manish Mehta, Week 14 picksThe 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 cShare Tweet
Giant collapse would stain Coughlin, EliIt 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 …Share Tweet
Darnell Dockett Apologizes For Fighting Teammate Over "Let Them Score" Strategy, Still Clearly Doesn't Understand Why He Was WroOn 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…Share Tweet
Mike Zimmer: Dez Bryant reminds me of Michael IrvinCowboys 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…Share Tweet
Outsider’s Look: Jacksonville Jaguarsthejetsblog.com Dec 6, 2012We 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 defenShare Tweet
J.R. Smith made a game-winner in extremely J.R. Smith fashion (VIDEO)yahoo.com Dec 6, 2012New 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…Share Tweet
Tom Verducci: It might finally be time for Upton, Diamondbacks to part waysJustin 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.Share TweetIn 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 MShare TweetI 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.Share TweetFrom 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.Share TweetSteve 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 againstShare TweetThe 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 …Share Tweet
Thursday Morning Quotebook: Culture ClashThe 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 gamShare Tweet
Week 13 Film Review, Horror EditionThe Jets' Mark Sanchez deserved to be benched after his second interception in the opening quarter against Arizona.Share Tweet
Thursday Morning Report: Diehl Back in the LineupNo 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 122Share TweetNew 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…Share Tweet
End of the world sale! Normal CornBelters make tickets available before doomsdayyahoo.com Dec 6, 2012As 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…Share Tweet
New York Giants News and Links for Dec 6The 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….Share Tweetdimemag.com Dec 6, 2012They 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 …Share Tweet
Yankees can't even reel in role players like Eric Chavez, Jeff Keppinger and Marco Scutaro in free agency at winter meetingsSuddenly 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?Share Tweet
Felton Sheds His Bandages and Helps Topple the BobcatsRaymond 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.Share TweetDerek 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.Share Tweet
Bondy: Unlike Jets, no question about who is Giants' Mann at QBNobody 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…Share Tweet
NY Giants are the anti-NY Jets, a picture of stability at quarterback, despite another up-and-down regular seasonNobody 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…Share Tweet
Final Thoughts On Winter MeetingsDec 6Karl Ravech and Tim Kurkjian share their thoughts on the big signings and deals that didn't get done at the winter meetings.
Who will hold the NFC East crown?Dec 6The 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.
NFL Cold Hard FactsDec 6Cold Hard Facts looks at the Robert Griffin III, Redskins vs. Ravens and Giants vs. Saints.
Countdown Daily Prediction: Saints-GiantsDec 6The NFL Live crew makes their picks for New Orleans at the New York Giants
NBA -- What scouts are sayingDec 6Marc 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 & 10Dec 6No. 1 seeds are on the line this weekend, but that distinction isn't as valuable as it once was, John Clayton writes.