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Los Angeles Lakers in shambles with Former NY Knicks coach Mike…

Los Angeles Lakers in shambles with Former NY Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni at the helm

For so long, the Knicks have always used a game against the Lakers to see where they stack up. But this will be no measuring-stick game, not with the Knicks rolling merrily along at 16-5, unless the 9-13 Lakers want to see where they stack up against th…
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  • Ike has nothing but optimism going into 2013

    Ike has nothing but optimism going into 2013

    MLB.com Dec 12, 2012
    Healed and healthy, Ike Davis is excited about the coming season, which is good news for the Mets, who are relying on him for a big chunk of their power production.
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  • Giants won’t get caught up in Falcons WR talk

    Giants won’t get caught up in Falcons WR talk

    Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz say they don’t want to be dragged into a war of words with Atlanta’s Roddy White and Julio Jones over which is the better receiving tandem.
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  • Mehta: Making playoffs D-lightful dream for Jets

    Mehta: Making playoffs D-lightful dream for Jets

    nydailynews.com Dec 12, 2012
    When Woody Johnson examines the good, bad and ugly from the 2012 season in a few weeks, he should know this: The Jets were still in the playoff conversation down the stretch, thanks to a defense that re-established itself as the team’s backbone.
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  • Nets recover from slow start, end 5-game skid

    Nets recover from slow start, end 5-game skid

    ESPN.com Dec 12, 2012
    Joe Johnson scored 23 points, Andray Blatche had 14 points and nine rebounds and the Brooklyn Nets beat Toronto 94-88 Wednesday night, snapping a season-high five-game losing streak.
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  • Giants Insider: Bum knee slows Nicks down

    Giants Insider: Bum knee slows Nicks down

    The MRI on Hakeem Nicks’ troublesome left knee showed “no new injury” on Tuesday, just “the same old stuff,” he said. It was enough, though, for Tom Coughlin to say the Giants are “probably going to have to slow down a little bit”
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  • David Wilson's touchdown backflip celebrations not worth the ri…

    David Wilson's touchdown backflip celebrations not worth the risk for rookie NY Giants running back

    nydailynews.com Dec 12, 2012
    Victor Cruz doesn’t make his teammates nervous when he does his harmless salsa dance routine after he scores a touchdown. A couple of quick moves and it’s over. But even Cruz cringed when rookie running back David Wilson made it into the end zone thre
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  • Dodgers on track to pass Yankees in 2013 payroll

    Dodgers on track to pass Yankees in 2013 payroll

    CNNSI.com Dec 12, 2012
    The Los Angeles Dodgers are on track to become only the second major league team with a $200 million payroll and could end the New York Yankees' streak of 14 years as baseball's biggest spender.
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  • Mets defer $15.5 million in Wright's extension

    Mets defer $15.5 million in Wright's extension

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Dec 12, 2012
    The New York Mets will defer $15.5 million of the $138 million in David Wright's new eight-year extension. However, the deferred dollars were reduced significantly from the amount the club initially wished to defer.
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  • Raptors down to eight healthy players vs. Nets

    Raptors down to eight healthy players vs. Nets

    nba.com Dec 12, 2012
    Five players injured and one suspended. A horrendous road trip with five straight losses. Fourteenth place in the Eastern Conference.
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  • Tuck wants Wilson to stop post-TD backflips

    Tuck wants Wilson to stop post-TD backflips

    ESPN.com nydailynews.com Dec 12, 2012
    Giants defensive end Justin Tuck wants rookie David Wilson to stop backflipping after scoring touchdowns.
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  • Wednesday Injury/Practice Report: Seven Players Sit Out

    Wednesday Injury/Practice Report: Seven Players Sit Out

    The Giants had seven players sit out of today’s practice at TIMEX: RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Knee/Foot), CB Prince Amukamara (Hamstring), LB Michael Boley (Back), WR Hakeem Nicks (Knee), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (Back), S Kenny Phillips (Knee), S Tyler Sash (Hamst
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  • Wilson Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

    Wilson Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 12, 2012
    Giants’ rookie RB/KR David Wilson has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 14. Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson and Carolina LB Luke Kuechly took the offensive and defensive honors respectively. Wilson is the fifth Giant play
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  • Section 15: The Loyal Knicks Fan

    Section 15: The Loyal Knicks Fan

    nytimes.com Dec 12, 2012
    Tuesday night was Andre Phillip's first time watching professional basketball in his hometown, but he wasn't rooting for the home team.
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  • How Deron Williams’ Jump Shot Has Fallen Off With The Nets

    How Deron Williams’ Jump Shot Has Fallen Off With The Nets

    Deron Williams and the Brooklyn Nets lost to their borough rivals, the Knicks, last night in exciting fashion (Jason Kidd‘s play has been particularly timeless in New York), and they’ve fallen off after their hot start to the season, losing their last
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  • Cruz Leading All NFC Wideouts in Pro Bowl Voting

    Cruz Leading All NFC Wideouts in Pro Bowl Voting

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 12, 2012
    Giants’ WR Victor Cruz currently leads all NFC wide receivers in the voting for the 2013 Pro Bowl. He is the only Giant player that is leading at his position. 2013 Pro Bowl voting will continue online and on web-enabled mobile phones by going to  th
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  • Section 15: The Gift of Basketball

    Section 15: The Gift of Basketball

    nytimes.com Dec 12, 2012
    The Off the Dribble team was interested in learning about Nets fans now that the team is in Brooklyn. A gift sent Anthony and Chantele Hart to Section 15.
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  • Lola Sports Talk Photo Essay: The TeBowl

    Lola Sports Talk Photo Essay: The TeBowl

    thejetsblog.com Dec 12, 2012
    Boiled peanuts, book burnings, trashy Jets fans, nubile cheerleaders, surfers on acid, proud mamas, cheap popcorn refills, LaRon Landry’s stylish leather bag - and much more! It’s a long way from New York to Florida … and our buddy Alex proves it
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  • The Knicks Have a New Number: 3

    The Knicks Have a New Number: 3

    nytimes.com Dec 12, 2012
    The New York Knicks' shooting spree is a product of a healthy offense rather than a symptom of a flawed philosophy.
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  • Mo: I'll be ready to pitch by Opening Day

    Mo: I'll be ready to pitch by Opening Day

    MLB.com Dec 12, 2012
    Yankees closer Mariano Rivera promises that he will be ready to resume answering the call for save opportunities by Opening Day.
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  • Kevin Youkilis could be Wade Boggs all over again for the Yanke…

    Kevin Youkilis could be Wade Boggs all over again for the Yankees

    yahoo.com Dec 12, 2012
    So, is this Kevin Youkilis-to-the-Yankees thing going to end with him re-enacting Wade Boggs' famous horse ride after the '96 World Series? If so, it would be another stick in the eye to the Boston Red Sox fandom and another feather in the cap of the Br…
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  • Here's A Courtside View Of Jason Kidd's Game-Winning Three

    Here's A Courtside View Of Jason Kidd's Game-Winning Three

    Jason Kidd's game-winning three-pointer put a massive exclamation mark on last night's Knicks-Nets game. Luckily, one enterprising fan with courside seats had his camera rolling when Kidd launched his shot, giving us the close-up view of the play you se…
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  • Ellis Lankster: Hero on and off the Field

    Ellis Lankster: Hero on and off the Field

    thejetsblog.com Dec 12, 2012
    Jake Steinberg, theJetsBlog.com Many professional football players are known for their work on the field.  Very few of these players, however, are known for their work off the field as well.  New York Jets cornerback, Ellis Lankster, makes his mark in b
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  • Wild Card Playoff Romp Sparks Falcons’ Desire for Revenge

    Wild Card Playoff Romp Sparks Falcons’ Desire for Revenge

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 12, 2012
    Though it was nearly a year ago, the memories of a 24-2 drubbing at the hands of the Giants in the NFC wild card playoff are still fresh in Falcons players’ minds. The whole focus heading into that game was how on earth would the Giants stop Matt Ryan a
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  • Jason Kidd’s Clutch Three In Brooklyn: Good Call or Offensive F…

    Jason Kidd’s Clutch Three In Brooklyn: Good Call or Offensive Foul?

    dimemag.com Dec 12, 2012
    Jason Kidd was pretty incredible for the Knicks last night in their big win over the Nets. Watch him drain the dagger and-1 three-point shot to give New York the lead for good. Jeff Van Gundy clearly thinks it’s an offensive foul. What do you think? For
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  • David Wilson is an NFC Player of the Week

    David Wilson is an NFC Player of the Week

    Some things are easy. If you (a) watched the New York Giants' game Sunday and (b) knew there was such an award as NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, you would have automatically assumed Giants rookie kick returner David Wilson would win that award. H…
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  • Braylon Edwards re-signs with Jets, reunites with decision-make…

    Braylon Edwards re-signs with Jets, reunites with decision-makers he called ‘idiots’

    Who says you can't go home again? Receiver Braylon Edwards, who played with the New York Jets in 2009 and 2010, has been claimed through waivers by that team after the Seattle Seahawks gave him a waived/injured designation and the Jets' Stephen Hill was…
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  • All-NFC East Team: Week 15 update

    All-NFC East Team: Week 15 update

    ESPN.com Dec 12, 2012
    For a while, the quarterback position on the All-NFC East team has looked like a boat race, with Redskins rookie Robert Griffin III the clear winner of the spot. But Griffin hurt his knee Sunday, and if he has to miss a few games, he could be caught. Bo…
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  • Osi Umenyiora: There’s no question we’re the best team in footb…

    Osi Umenyiora: There’s no question we’re the best team in football

    profootballtalk.com Dec 12, 2012
    Under Tom Coughlin, the Giants have turned the overly aggressive crowing of other players and teams to great inspirational effect. “Talk is cheap, play the game” has been a mantra of sorts for the team and it is one that’s served them fairly well. I
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  • Wilkerson Settling Into His Role in Jets Defense

    Wilkerson Settling Into His Role in Jets Defense

    thejetsblog.com Dec 12, 2012
    The Jets defense has been in a groove in recent weeks, and a big factor in the unit tightening things up can be traced to Muhammad Wilkerson and his emergence now that he’s been around the league for almost two years. “I think I’m doing pretty good,
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  • Listen: Antrel Rolle on WFAN

    Listen: Antrel Rolle on WFAN

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 12, 2012
    Giants safety Antrel Rolle appeared on WFAN with Joe and Evan on Tuesday…..
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  • New York Giants News and Links for Dec 12

    New York Giants News and Links for Dec 12

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 12, 2012
    Back to work for the Giants today. Three games left and they’ll most likely need all three to take the NFC East. Here’s the latest:
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  • SNYGiants Video Corner: Canty and Barden in the Studio

    SNYGiants Video Corner: Canty and Barden in the Studio

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 12, 2012
    Giants WR Ramses Barden joins Daily News Live to talk about the Giants’ blowout victory over the Saints in Week 14. Sorry, this video could not be loaded… Chris Canty joins The WheelHouse to talk about Big Blue’s victory over the Saints and rookie D
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  • No timeout from Avery, no heroics from Deron

    No timeout from Avery, no heroics from Deron

    nydailynews.com Dec 12, 2012
    In Deron Williams' first big game with the Nets two seasons ago, he approached Avery Johnson, hoping to gain some trust in late-game situations. His squad had just lost against the Knicks at the Garden in March of 2011, with Johnson calling a timeout be…
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  • Vasquez, Hornets tip Rockets to win third straight

    Vasquez, Hornets tip Rockets to win third straight

    CNNSI.com Dec 10, 2012
    Vasquez, Hornets tip Rockets to win third straight
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  • SI features News back pages in Eli 'Inspiring' spread

    SI features News back pages in Eli 'Inspiring' spread

    nydailynews.com Dec 12, 2012
    You can't tell the story of Eli Manning's ups and downs in New York without the back page of the Daily News, which is why Sports Illustrated turned to New York's Hometown Newspaper for a little help with a profile on the Giants quarterback.
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  • You Gotta Be Kidding

    You Gotta Be Kidding

    CNNSI.com Dec 12, 2012
    Jason Kidd keeps beating Father Time. The Knicks keep winning. Chris Mannix says the veteran and New York showed no signs of slowing down in a 100-97 victory over Brooklyn.
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  • Video - Prigioni On Knicks' Early Success 01:02

    Prigioni On Knicks' Early Success

    Dec 12
    Pablo Prigioni talks about the Knicks' fast start, his first game at Madison Square Garden and entering the NBA at the age of 35.
  • Video - Knicks Update with Ian Begley 04:49

    Knicks Update with Ian Begley

    Dec 12
    The latest on Carmelo Anthony's resurgence, Jason Kidd's importance and a status update on Amar'e Stoudemire.
  • Video - NFL32OT: Redskins On Playoff Push 03:12

    NFL32OT: Redskins On Playoff Push

    Dec 12
    Episode 236: Robert Flores and Chris Mortensen discuss the Redskins playoff chances. Steve Young breaks down the biggest concerns for the Texans. The NFL32 crew discuss which wide receiver tandem will impact Sunday's Giants-Falcons game.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Giants-Falcons Preview 02:37

    Blogger Blitz: Giants-Falcons Preview

    Dec 12
    NFC East blogger Dan Graziano talks with NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas about this weekend's game between the Giants and Falcons

Sports Columnists

  • Rashard Mendenhall, Pittsburgh Steelers running back, skipped team's most …

    Dec 12
    Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall's one-game team suspension is for not attending last Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers, according to a multiple sources.