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Source: Cards' Dockett hit with 'six-figure' fine

Source: Cards' Dockett hit with 'six-figure' fine

ESPN.com CNNSI.com profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 7, 2012
Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett has been fined a "six-figures" amount for allegedly spitting at teammate Kerry Rhodes and disobeying the team's plan to let the Jets score, a source told ESPN.
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  • New York Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan 12.7

    New York Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan 12.7

    thejetsblog.com Dec 7, 2012
     Opening Statement… We’ll start with injuries because nobody likes to do that. Clyde Gates will be out, obviously with the concussion. He’s still wearing sunglasses. He’s out. “Snacks” Damon Harrison, he is doubtful. He had an ankle injury ye
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  • Giants vow to be winners against Saints

    Giants vow to be winners against Saints

    nydailynews.com Dec 7, 2012
    Mathias Kiwanuka does not chase vengeance. But he does know when his team has something to prove. And when the Giants linebacker reflects on the beatdown his squad received from the Saints last season, he knows what must be done.
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  • Knicks star Carmelo question-a-Bull

    Knicks star Carmelo question-a-Bull

    nydailynews.com Dec 7, 2012
    If Carmelo Anthony takes the advice of Tyson Chandler, the Knicks’ defensive leader and pseudo physician, he will miss at least one more game to allow the cut on his left middle finger to heal.
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  • Madison Square Garden owner James Dolan's offseason moves to le…

    Madison Square Garden owner James Dolan's offseason moves to let go of Jeremy Lin and sign Raymond Felton are looking good so fa

    nydailynews.com Dec 7, 2012
    Maybe one of these days James Dolan will get around to explaining his reasons for waving goodbye to Jeremy Lin and signing off on acquiring Raymond Felton.
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  • Lee drops 30 as Warriors extend Nets' skid

    Lee drops 30 as Warriors extend Nets' skid

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    David Lee had 30 points and 15 rebounds, Stephen Curry scored 28 points, and the Golden State Warriors gave coach Mark Jackson a winning return to Brooklyn by beating the Nets 109-102 on Friday night.
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  • For $2.8M, Gardner avoids arbitration with Yanks

    For $2.8M, Gardner avoids arbitration with Yanks

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 7, 2012
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Speedy outfielder Brett Gardner and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $2.85 million, one-year contract that avoids salary arbitration.
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  • Tom Coughlin Friday Comments

    Tom Coughlin Friday Comments

    Giants coach Tom Coughlin addressed the media this afternoon at TIMEX: Q: How did Nicks look? A: He was limited. Q: Was the fact that he was able to get out there encouraging for him to be able to play Sunday? A: I hope so. Q: What does a guy like Jacqu…
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  • Three to Watch: Jacksonville Jaguars

    Three to Watch: Jacksonville Jaguars

    thejetsblog.com Dec 7, 2012
    Here’s three players that the Jets will have to take special attention of come Sunday’s game against Jacksonville. Chad Henne — Henne is playing well in relief of Blaine Gabbert, but he’s still only connecting with his targets at a 52% completion
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  • Ryan: Tebow will be game-time decision vs. Jags

    Ryan: Tebow will be game-time decision vs. Jags

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Rex Ryan says he'll make a game-time decision on whether Tim Tebow plays in the New York Jets' game in Jacksonville against the Jaguars on Sunday.
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  • Reliever Montgomery on the rise in Yanks' system

    Reliever Montgomery on the rise in Yanks' system

    Remember the name Mark Montgomery. Many have not yet heard of the Yankees' pitching prospect. I believe the 22-year-old right-handed reliever will soon become a household name.
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  • Anthony's Pick-and-Roll Scoring Is Effective but Infrequent

    Anthony's Pick-and-Roll Scoring Is Effective but Infrequent

    nytimes.com Dec 7, 2012
    Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks is having a career year as a shooter, even without exploiting his elite ability as a pick-and-roll scorer.
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  • Rasheed Wallace, Captured In One 56-Second Sequence

    Rasheed Wallace, Captured In One 56-Second Sequence

    deadspin.com Dec 7, 2012
    Perhaps lost in the action of last night's Knicks-Heat game was the sequence you see above. Nothing all that exciting happens in these 56 seconds, but they do offer a glimpse at just how wonderfully out of shape and unable to give a fuck Rasheed Wallace…
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  • Nicks and Bradshaw Practicing for Giants Today

    Nicks and Bradshaw Practicing for Giants Today

    Two of the NY Giants‘ key offensive weapons are back on the practice field today. Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (knee) and running back Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) are practicing after each didn’t participate yesterday, Jorge Castillo of the Newark Star-Ledger
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  • Jets likely without TE Dustin Keller

    Jets likely without TE Dustin Keller

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez will be back under center this weekend, but he most likely will be without his most reliable weapon. The Jets listed starting tight end Dustin Keller (ankle) as "doubtful" for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville
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  • Quirks of the Game: The Roster Challenge

    Quirks of the Game: The Roster Challenge

    nytimes.com Dec 7, 2012
    When an N.F.L. player is injured, teams looking to fill a roster spot have to look to the practice squad or to someone sitting at home waiting for a call. Are bigger rosters the answer?
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  • Melo questionable for Saturday against Chicago

    Melo questionable for Saturday against Chicago

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    Carmelo Anthony's status for the New York Knicks' game against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday is uncertain due to a laceration on the middle finger of his left hand.
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  • Jaguars WR Shorts out vs. Jets for concussion

    Jaguars WR Shorts out vs. Jets for concussion

    The Jaguars have ruled wide receiver Cecil Shorts out for Sunday's game against the New York Jets due to concussion symptoms.
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  • Giants Friday Injury Report: Phillips Doubtful, Nicks Questiona…

    Giants Friday Injury Report: Phillips Doubtful, Nicks Questionable

    WR Hakeem Nicks was back practicing today with the Giants. He is questionable for Sunday’s game vs the Saints. S Kenny Phillips sat out practice again and is listed as doubtful this week. Giants Injury Report Out: TE Travis Beckum (knee), S Tyler Sash (
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  • Section 15: A Midwesterner Visits Brooklyn

    Section 15: A Midwesterner Visits Brooklyn

    nytimes.com Dec 7, 2012
    The Off the Dribble team was interested in learning about Nets fans now that the team is in Brooklyn. David Ison, a Kansas City transplant living in Yonkers, took his future stepson to Section 15.
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  • Great Gains in the Run?

    Great Gains in the Run?

    thejetsblog.com Dec 7, 2012
    While there’s lots of problems with the Jets, one of the areas of marked improvement has been the team’s ability to run the ball over the last month. Ryan told reporters yesterday that keeping players healthy is paramount. The key, Ryan says, is the v
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  • On this Giants-Sean Payton thing

    On this Giants-Sean Payton thing

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Dec 7, 2012
    A bit of controversy this Friday about a comment by New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford in this New York Times story about the difficulty of trying to ensure that suspended New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton isn't communicating with his team. The…
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  • Jay Jaffe: Winners and losers from the Winter Meetings

    Jay Jaffe: Winners and losers from the Winter Meetings

    CNNSI.com Dec 7, 2012
    While there were no blockbuster trades or nine-figure deals handed out at the Winter Meetings in Nashville, there were several clear winners and losers this week, explains Jay Jaffe.
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  • The Misfit Knicks Stole The Show Last Night

    The Misfit Knicks Stole The Show Last Night

    There were two things that were remarkable about last night's New York-Miami game, a 112-92 victory for the antique Knicks. The first, predictably, was LeBron James, who put up 18 points, five rebounds, and seven assists in the first two quarters-a perf
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  • Steelers, Broncos, Giants and Jets: Answers to Readers' Questio…

    Steelers, Broncos, Giants and Jets: Answers to Readers' Questions

    nytimes.com Dec 7, 2012
    Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.
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  • At Least It’s Not For Granted Anymore

    At Least It’s Not For Granted Anymore

    thejetsblog.com Dec 7, 2012
    Jane McManus chronicles Sparano’s thoughts on Mark Sanchez and how he’s responded this week to being benched last weekend to the lusty cheers of the home crowd. Mark Sanchez and his return from the Jets bench has gone well this week, offensive coordin
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  • A Breath of Fresh Air?

    A Breath of Fresh Air?

    thejetsblog.com Dec 7, 2012
    Mike Kurlyo writes for Fifth Down that sometimes the best thing for a player who has struggled in one environment is to try their luck in another city.  Of course in the case of the Jets, getting rid of Mark Sanchez is easier said than done with the con…
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  • FBI raids property of former Jets lineman Fabini

    FBI raids property of former Jets lineman Fabini

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    Authorities who raided Indiana properties owned by former New York Jets offensive lineman Jason Fabini and his brother have searched three more Fort Wayne sites.
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  • Penalties plague Giants’ offense, may lead to changes on specia…

    Penalties plague Giants’ offense, may lead to changes on special teams

    Earlier this week, I explained in the Giants’ loss to the Redskins. Here’s a sampling of what I wrote … The big issue last night: penalties. The Giants matched a season-high six penalties in the first half and finished with nine on the night. All bu
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  • Osi Umenyiora has no problem praising opponents

    Osi Umenyiora has no problem praising opponents

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Earlier this week, Giants safety Antrel Rolle said that his teammates on the Giants defense should stop saying positive things about opponents before games because it gets in the way of developing the “nasty attitude” Rolle believes is necessary for a
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  • BGA Extra: Cardinals at Jets

    BGA Extra: Cardinals at Jets

    thejetsblog.com Dec 7, 2012
    This analysis is based on watching and re-watching TV footage. As such, it is not always possible to accurately determine everything that was going on. However, every effort has been made to ensure that the information below is as complete and correct a…
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  • Giants-Saints: Some Early Perspectives

    Giants-Saints: Some Early Perspectives

    Regardless of the Giants problems, they are still 5-point favorites over the visiting Saints this Sunday. The over/under is 53. We will give our analysis shortly, but until then here are some outside opinions on this week’s game. From CBSSports.com…Af
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  • Coordinator Corner: Gilbride Familiar with Saints Defensive Sch…

    Coordinator Corner: Gilbride Familiar with Saints Defensive Scheme

    Giants’ offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride has been an NFL coach for nearly 24 years. During the majority of that span, the late Jim Johnson, renowned for his time with the Philadelphia Eagles, served as the epitome of defensive coordinators in the le
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  • TNT’s Marv Albert gave us a shoutout while talking about Rashee…

    TNT’s Marv Albert gave us a shoutout while talking about Rasheed Wallace’s technicals (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Dec 7, 2012
    We loved it when Rasheed Wallace dusted off his time-honored catchphrase against the New Orleans Hornets a couple of weeks back. We thought it a little absurd - but perhaps appropriately so; it's Sheed, after all - when the New York Knicks big man was
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  • Friday morning one-liners

    Friday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    G Andy Levitre is the iron man of an injury-ravaged Bills offensive line. Dolphins T Jonathan Martin isn’t getting an easy task in his first start at left tackle. CB Kyle Arrington has adjusted well to his role as the Patriots’ nickel corner. The Jets
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  • Memories of Saints beatings haven’t faded for Giants

    Memories of Saints beatings haven’t faded for Giants

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Last year’s loss to the Saints wasn’t the last one before they went on their Super Bowl run. It was just the worst. Giants players winced this week recalling last year’s 49-24 thrashing at the hands of the Saints. “It was definitely embarrassing,â
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  • Friday Morning Report: Fork in the Road Time for Jints

    Friday Morning Report: Fork in the Road Time for Jints

    This season can turn out one of three ways right now: the Giants can win the majority or all of their remaining games, win the NFC East and proceed to the NFC playoffs. They can wallow, split their games, and fight for a playoff spot. Or they can just f…
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  • New York Giants News and Links for Dec 7

    New York Giants News and Links for Dec 7

    December 7th. A day that will live in infamy. To this day, FDR has remained correct about that. 71 years and counting… The Giants are two days away from their next game against the 5-7 New Orleans Saints. Not a lot of confidence emanating from both the
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  • Raymond Felton And Steve Novak Deep-Six The Heat; Latest Pau Ga…

    Raymond Felton And Steve Novak Deep-Six The Heat; Latest Pau Gasol Trade Rumors Pair Him With Kevin Love

    dimemag.com Dec 7, 2012
    Holy three-point shooting, Knicks. Of all the places to go on a heat check that lasted a whole half, the Heat’s own court was the backdrop of New York’s statement win Thursday night by handing LeBron, Wade and Bosh their worst home loss together, 112-
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  • Yankees 'budgetary constraints' surprise YES Network, as Bob Kl…

    Yankees 'budgetary constraints' surprise YES Network, as Bob Klapisch says: 'George [Steinbrenner] would have bought his way out

    nydailynews.com Dec 7, 2012
    Even on the Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network, they were scratching their heads. The other night on YES’ hot stove show, the subject was what politely is called “budgetary constraints.”
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  • We Went There: Knicks-Heat in Miami

    We Went There: Knicks-Heat in Miami

    grantland.com Dec 7, 2012
    For most of the year, Miami is for Lamborghini-driving Argentines and frat bros with barbed-wire tats at Wet Willie's. But for a brief, fragile window...
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  • Video - Warriors Hand Nets Their Third Straight Loss 01:02

    Warriors Hand Nets Their Third Straight Loss

    Dec 7
    David Lee and Stephen Curry combine for 58 points in Warriors' 109-102 win over Nets.
  • Video - NFL32OT: Wilson Makes His Case For Rookie Of The Year 02:47

    NFL32OT: Wilson Makes His Case For Rookie Of The Year

    Dec 7
    Episode 233: Suzy Kolber and Damien Woody discuss Russell Wilson's impressive season. Steve Young breaks down the matchup between RGIII and Ed Reed. The NFL32 crew discuss the quarterback matchup between the Saints and the Giants.
  • Video - 'Playbook': New York Jets vs. Jacksonville Jaguars 02:52

    'Playbook': New York Jets vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

    Dec 7
    Can the New York Jets win with Mark Sanchez as their quarterback? The "Playbook" guys discuss if the Jets' offense can provide enough to get past the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • Video - Three Keys For The Jets 02:10

    Three Keys For The Jets

    Dec 7
    Rich Cimini with his three keys for the Jets Sunday versus the Jaguars and a preview.

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