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With Kevin Youkilis agreeing to join Yankees and Ichiro Suzuki …

With Kevin Youkilis agreeing to join Yankees and Ichiro Suzuki expected to follow suit, the Bombers get older but maybe not bett

nydailynews.com Updated Dec 11, 2012
Little by little, the Yankees’ old-age home is filling to capacity, so much so that the word now is they are already in the process of filling the clubhouse with rocking chairs.
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  • NY Mets make a mess of R.A. Dickey situation by stalling instea…

    NY Mets make a mess of R.A. Dickey situation by stalling instead of giving pitcher a two-year, $26 million extension

    If you thought the David Wright signing was some type of turning point for the Mets, from a financial, business and PR standpoint, the R.A. Dickey contract negotiation clearly suggests otherwise.
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  • Anthony, Kidd help Knicks get past rival Nets

    Anthony, Kidd help Knicks get past rival Nets

    Carmelo Anthony scored a season-high 45 points, Jason Kidd made the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 24 seconds left and the New York Knicks rallied from an early 17-point hole to beat the Brooklyn Nets 100-97 on Tuesday night.
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  • Daily Dime: Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks becoming hard to bea…

    Daily Dime: Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks becoming hard to beat down the stretch

    ESPN.com Dec 11, 2012
    Brian Windhorst examines Round 2 between the Knicks and Nets.
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  • Giants Make Practice Squad Move

    Giants Make Practice Squad Move

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 11, 2012
    The Giants signed Oklahoma State G Levy Adcock to their practice squad and waived Stony Brook G Paul Fenaroli. - Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) Adcock (6’6”³, 320) is an OT out of Oklahoma State. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys this spring as
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  • Nets' Lopez still out with sprained foot

    Nets' Lopez still out with sprained foot

    nba.com ESPN.com Dec 11, 2012
    Nets center Brook Lopez missed a sixth straight game because of a sprained right foot, sitting out Tuesday night against the New York Knicks.
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  • Kevin Youkilis signs one-year deal with Yankees

    Kevin Youkilis signs one-year deal with Yankees

    Kevin Youkilis is going to work for the enemy. A longtime fixture for the Boston Red Sox, Youkilis emerged from free agency Tuesday and agreed with the New York Yankees on a one-year, $12 million contract. By the Great Greek God of Walks' Shaved Goatee!…
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  • Nets unveil new home of Ebbets Field flagpole

    Nets unveil new home of Ebbets Field flagpole

    ESPN.com Dec 11, 2012
    On Tuesday, the Brooklyn Nets held a ceremony to commemorate the new home of the Ebbets Field flagpole, just steps from Barclays Center.
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  • Second helping: Edwards lands back with Jets

    Second helping: Edwards lands back with Jets

    Desperation prompted the Jets to reunite with a familiar and outspoken player from their past. One week after Braylon Edwards called the team’s braintrust “idiots” in a Twitter rant, the free agent wideout landed back in green-and-white.
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  • Tony Parker celebrates first NBA triple-double with French dess…

    Tony Parker celebrates first NBA triple-double with French dessert and French teammates at French restaurant

    yahoo.com Dec 11, 2012
    Jeremy Lin's breakout 38-point, seven-assist performance drew most of the attention during Monday night's action-packed, offense-heavy matchup between the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs, but his opponent in the evening's exciting point guard batt…
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  • Sources: Deferred dollars were key for Wright

    Sources: Deferred dollars were key for Wright

    ESPN.com Dec 11, 2012
    The Mets will defer $15.5 million of the $138 million in David Wright's new eight-year extension, according to sources familiar with the details of the contract.
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  • Baseball signed by 1929 Yankees hits auction after being owned …

    Baseball signed by 1929 Yankees hits auction after being owned by a Benedictine monk

    yahoo.com Dec 11, 2012
    Back in 1929, a group of New York Yankees that included Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig signed a baseball. It ended up in the possession of a Benedictine monk who placed it in his room at St. Benedict's Preparatory School in Newark, N.J. The relic sat there un…
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  • The One Major Difference In Jeremy Lin’s Game This Season

    The One Major Difference In Jeremy Lin’s Game This Season

    dimemag.com yahoo.com Dec 11, 2012
    The Houston Rockets finally got a taste of Linsanity last night as Jeremy Lin tied his career-high with 38 points in their overtime loss to the Spurs at Houston’s Toyota Center. It was just a soupçon of Linsanity, though, and that’s because before la
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  • Four Steps to Win Three Games

    Four Steps to Win Three Games

    thejetsblog.com Dec 11, 2012
    This past weekend the Jets got back on the right side of the win column and with Mark Sanchez now firmly re-ensconced (for now) in his starting role, what do the Jets need to do to keep their two game win momentum going? Stout Defense — The Jets defen
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  • Terrell Owens begged the Clippers to sign him

    Terrell Owens begged the Clippers to sign him

    profootballtalk.com Dec 11, 2012
    The NFL isn’t the only league Terrell Owens wants to play in. Owens, who was last seen begging the Jets to give him a chance, also begged the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers to sign him, according to Clippers forward Blake Griffin. “Terrell Owens is alwa
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  • D-Will nets Kia Community Award for November

    D-Will nets Kia Community Award for November

    nba.com Dec 11, 2012
    Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams is the recipient of the Kia Community Assist Award for November in recognition of his outstanding efforts in the community and his ongoing philanthropic and charitable work, the NBA announced today.
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  • Another Injury: I'm told Jets CB Aaron Berry's hamstring injury…

    Another Injury: I'm told Jets CB Aaron Berry's hamstring injury w…

    thejetsblog.com Dec 11, 2012
    I'm told Jets CB Aaron Berry's hamstring injury will sideline him 2-3 weeks & likely cost him rest of season. Could be placed on I.R. #nyj- Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) December 11, 2012
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  • Wilson Gives Giants Fresh Legs at the Right Time

    Wilson Gives Giants Fresh Legs at the Right Time

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 11, 2012
    With Ahmad Bradshaw hurting again, the Giants have turned the rookie RB/KR David Wilson to carry them the rest of the way. Wilson responded Sunday with a 327 all-purpose yards and scoring three TDs. He has gone from the depths of the Giants’ bench to th
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  • Sanchez-Fitzpatrick-Tannehill Watch

    Sanchez-Fitzpatrick-Tannehill Watch

    ESPN.com Dec 11, 2012
    The race for the No. 2 quarterback in the AFC East is coming down to the wire in the final weeks. Let's take a look at the latest "Sachchez-Fitzpatrick-Tannehill Watch." Mark Sanchez, New York Jets Result: W, 17-10 against Jacksonville Stats: …
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  • David Wilson Nominated for Rookie of the Week

    David Wilson Nominated for Rookie of the Week

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 11, 2012
    From the NFL….Wide receiver Travis Benjamin of the Cleveland Browns, quarterback Nick Foles of the Philadelphia Eagles, running back Alfred Morris of the Washington Redskins, safety Harrison Smith of the Minnesota Vikings and running back David Wilson o
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  • Chris Canty gives formula for ‘signature’ performance

    Chris Canty gives formula for ‘signature’ performance

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 11, 2012
    Chris Canty doesn’t believe the Giants have played their best game just yet. And I guess he makes a valid point. If you look at the team’s most impressive wins, they have all come in different ways. Last week against the Saints, it was special teams a
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  • Tuesday morning one-liners

    Tuesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Dec 11, 2012
    A vote in favor of tweaks, not an overhaul, for the Bills. The Dolphins are on pace for the worst four-year stretch in franchise history. Patriots WR Brandon Lloyd didn’t have much to say after his biggest game in a while. Said Jets S Yeremiah Bell, “
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  • Does Tough Schedule Benefit or Hurt Giants Down the Stretch?

    Does Tough Schedule Benefit or Hurt Giants Down the Stretch?

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 11, 2012
    What would you rather have to finish the season: a schedule of cream puffs (if that even exists anymore) or a schedule that challenges you every week? Well, the Giants usually don’t have a choice. Every year, it seems their schedule is among the toughes
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  • Jacobs Returning to Giants a Long Shot

    Jacobs Returning to Giants a Long Shot

    For those inquiring about the possibility of RB Brandon Jacobs returning to the Giants, the answer is simple: it ain’t happenin’. Jacobs is under contract to San Francisco and they hold all the cards. He is currently suspended without pay. The reasons
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  • Chargers and Jets Flexed Out of Sunday Night

    Chargers and Jets Flexed Out of Sunday Night

    jetsgab.com Dec 11, 2012
    By Jordan Aaron Were you looking forward to Sunday Night football? Yes? Well too bad. The December 23 game is being moved down to the early session at 1:00 as the ‘Hawks — 49ers game is being moved to the headline Sunday Night Game. Can you blame the
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  • Eli Manning on WFAN Monday with Mike Francesa

    Eli Manning on WFAN Monday with Mike Francesa

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 11, 2012
    You get into the playoffs, and then you try to get hot and make a run, that’s the goal. Guys understand that it’s tough, it’s hard to do that. And when you’re in this spot, when you’re in this position, you’ve got to take advantage of it becau
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  • Riddle Me This: Is Eli a Hall of Famer?

    Riddle Me This: Is Eli a Hall of Famer?

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 11, 2012
    Is Eli Manning a Hall of Famer? I know, such a silly argument. Considering Eli Manning will play at least six more seasons, and already has two Super Bowl MVPs on his mantle, this is a topic to tackle when you’re bored. Eli has a lot of football left an
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  • New York Giants News and Links for Dec 11

    New York Giants News and Links for Dec 11

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 11, 2012
    Another day off for the Giants today as they bask in the glory of their biggest win in many years (score-wise, that is). They’ll begin preparations for their trip to Atlanta beginning tomorrow. Until then….
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  • Don Banks: AFC-leading Texans make poor statement in blowout lo…

    Don Banks: AFC-leading Texans make poor statement in blowout loss to Pats

    CNNSI.com Dec 11, 2012
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Okay, let's do what you're never supposed to do in the NFL, and get ahead of ourselves. It's allowed. Week 14 is over and it's practically mid-December.
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  • Jets Insider: Tebow still the backup, when healthy

    Jets Insider: Tebow still the backup, when healthy

    nydailynews.com Dec 11, 2012
    A week ago, Ryan said he was considering Greg McElroy for the starting quarterback job. On Sunday, McElroy sat, inactive behind an injured Tim Tebow. Ryan insists that Tebow is the second-string QB when healthy, although Tebow wasn’t healthy enough to r
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  • Miami Shoots The Nets Off Against Atlanta; The Spurs Beat Linsa…

    Miami Shoots The Nets Off Against Atlanta; The Spurs Beat Linsanity

    dimemag.com Dec 11, 2012
    If you checked out Miami’s 101-92 win against the Hawks last night, then you probably heard this statistic more than once: Atlanta had not allowed a single team to shoot above 50 percent against them all season. Impressive. Fittingly, they went into Sou
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  • The BQBL Gets a Little Too Dark (Thanks to John Skelton)

    The BQBL Gets a Little Too Dark (Thanks to John Skelton)

    grantland.com Dec 11, 2012
    The BQBL got dark this week. Pointing and laughing at the Jets and Cardinals last week was a hoot. Their mutual ineptitude gave the game a humorous, w...
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  • Video - Sources: Youkilis To The Yankees 01:41

    Sources: Youkilis To The Yankees

    Dec 11
    Jerry Crasnick on the Yankees' agreeing to verbal deal with Kevin Youkilis and Red Sox's interest in Nick Swisher.
  • Video - Highlight Of The Night 03:25

    Highlight Of The Night

    Dec 11
    Carmelo Anthony scores a season-high 45 points as the Knicks hand the Nets their fifth straight loss, 100-97.
  • Video - Carmelo Focused 00:48

    Carmelo Focused

    Dec 11
    Carmelo Anthony talks to Doris Burke after scoring 45 points and leading Knicks to win over Nets.
  • Video - Carmelo, Knicks Take Round Two 01:01

    Carmelo, Knicks Take Round Two

    Dec 11
    Carmelo Anthony scores a seson-high 45 as Knicks hand the Nets their fifth straight loss, 100-97.

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    Dec 11
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