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Melo, Knicks start fast before holding off Lakers

Melo, Knicks start fast before holding off Lakers

ESPN.com nydailynews.com Updated Dec 13, 2012
Carmelo Anthony scored 22 of his 30 points in the first quarter, and the New York Knicks held on after he departed with a sprained left ankle to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 116-107 in coach Mike D'Antoni's return to Madison Square Garden.
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  • Giants vs Falcons — Matchups to Watch

    Giants vs Falcons — Matchups to Watch

    giantsgab.com Dec 13, 2012
    The New York Giants will face the Atlanta Falcons in another must win game. If the Giants can win, they will continue to hold a one game lead in the division with just two games left to play. If they can’t, there’s a very good possibility that they wi
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  • Jets Insider: Gang Green leads NFL in fake Twitter followers

    Jets Insider: Gang Green leads NFL in fake Twitter followers

    nydailynews.com Dec 13, 2012
    The Jets (@nyjets) have many more fake twitter followers compared to other NFL teams, according to a report at The Big Lead. According to StatusPeople.com, 38% of the Jets’ followers are fake, compared with just 13% of the Giants’ (@giants) followers.
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  • Knicks' Anthony leaves with sprained left ankle

    Knicks' Anthony leaves with sprained left ankle

    nba.com ESPN.com Dec 13, 2012
    Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony sprained his left ankle in the third quarter and was not expected to return to the game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
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  • Giants Insider: Dirty birds clean up their act

    Giants Insider: Dirty birds clean up their act

    nydailynews.com Dec 13, 2012
    The Giants believed last season that the Falcons were taught by their offensive line coach, Paul Boudreau, to cut block. And many defensive players around the league agreed.
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  • Vacchiano: Giants' Wilson speeds out of doghouse

    Vacchiano: Giants' Wilson speeds out of doghouse

    nydailynews.com Dec 13, 2012
    David Wilson didn’t exactly come out of nowhere. Behind the closed doors at practice, the rookie had long been flashing his uncommon speed. He was combining that with moves that Victor Cruz said, “we only see guys that are Hall of Famers make.”
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  • No sad sack: Giants' pass rush just fine

    No sad sack: Giants' pass rush just fine

    Nobody seems to fear the Giants’ pass rush as much as they did in previous seasons, but maybe they should. Even though they've slipped to 12th this season with just 31 sacks, several of them insisted that those numbers don’t tell the whole story.
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  • Source: Ichiro accepts less money from Yanks

    Source: Ichiro accepts less money from Yanks

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Dec 13, 2012
    Ichiro Suzuki and the New York Yankees are closing in on a contract that would guarantee the outfielder between $12 million and $13 million.
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  • LeBron, Kobe lead All-Star voting

    LeBron, Kobe lead All-Star voting

    nba.com ESPN.com Dec 13, 2012
    LeBron James and Kobe Bryant are the leading vote-getters, while Jeremy Lin has a chance to bring Linsanity to the NBA All-Star game.
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  • The Houston Rockets Singing "The Dreidel Song" Is Sim…

    The Houston Rockets Singing "The Dreidel Song" Is Simply Fantastic

    deadspin.com Dec 13, 2012
    When paraded one after the other, it's really easy to see which Houston Rockets were ready to bring the Hanukkah spirit and which ones were sorely lacking. (Good job, good effort there, Jeremy Lin.) More »
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  • BGA Extra: Jets at Jaguars

    BGA Extra: Jets at Jaguars

    thejetsblog.com Dec 13, 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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  • Wheelhouse: Michael Boley on Facing His Old Team

    Wheelhouse: Michael Boley on Facing His Old Team

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 13, 2012
    Michael Boley is in the WheelHouse to discuss the Giants preparation for their match-up against the Falcons on Sunday. Sorry, this video could not be loaded…
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  • Braylon as surprised as anyone Jets signed him

    Braylon as surprised as anyone Jets signed him

    A week and a half after Edwards criticized the organization’s braintrust by calling them “idiots” for the handling of Mark Sanchez, the wide receiver admitted that he didn’t think he’d ever come back. “After the tweet,” Edwards admitted, “
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  • James Dolan, according to Madison Square Garden lore, had to be…

    James Dolan, according to Madison Square Garden lore, had to be told who Fmr. Attorney General John Ashcroft was

    yahoo.com Dec 13, 2012
    It is incredibly easy to feel good for New York Knicks fans, as their team races out to a superb 16-5 record as they prepare to take on the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. Not only did Knicks fans have to sit through the unea…
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  • D'Antoni clarifies: 'No bitterness' toward Knicks

    D'Antoni clarifies: 'No bitterness' toward Knicks

    ESPN.com nydailynews.com Dec 13, 2012
    Mike D'Antoni says coming to New York in 2008 to coach the New York Knicks wasn't a bad thing -- but leaving Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns was.
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  • The Yankees' Lineup Is Going To Be Very Sad And Old This Season

    The Yankees' Lineup Is Going To Be Very Sad And Old This Season

    deadspin.com Dec 13, 2012
    The Yankees finally made their big free-agent splash this week, when they signed Kevin Youkilis, an aging third basemen with bad hips, to fill in for Alex Rodriguez, their incumbent aging third basemen with bad hips. OK, maybe it was less a "splash…
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  • Section 15: Four Blocks Away

    Section 15: Four Blocks Away

    nytimes.com Dec 13, 2012
    The Off the Dribble team was interested in learning about Nets fans now that the team is in Brooklyn. David and Jen Gordon waited three years to get their tickets in Section 15.
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  • Knicks' Smith Is on the Up

    Knicks' Smith Is on the Up

    nytimes.com Dec 13, 2012
    J. R. Smith is giving the Knicks some quality minutes.
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  • AccuScore: Jets-Titans preview

    AccuScore: Jets-Titans preview

    ESPN.com Dec 13, 2012
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the New York Jets-Tennessee matchup.
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  • Ryan: Tebow healthy, but won't run any Wildcat

    Ryan: Tebow healthy, but won't run any Wildcat

    CNNSI.com Dec 13, 2012
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Tim Tebow's days of running the New York Jets' wildcat-style offense appear over for now.
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  • Giants not sure how long Kenny Phillips will be out

    Giants not sure how long Kenny Phillips will be out

    profootballtalk.com Dec 13, 2012
    Giants coach Tom Coughlin had the status of several injured players to update on Thursday and there wasn’t much good news for three of the team’s starters. Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com reports that Coughlin said safety Kenny Phillips did suffer a
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  • Happy Birthday, Ryan Boys! Looking Back At 100 Combined Years O…

    Happy Birthday, Ryan Boys! Looking Back At 100 Combined Years Of Rex and Rob

    deadspin.com Dec 13, 2012
    Rex and Rob Ryan turn 50 today. That's 100 years of Oklahoma-born, Ontario-raised, Illinois-and-Oklahoma-schooled, good-ole-boy-defensive-mastermindedness. We take this moment to look back fondly on all the joy the two-seen here in their college days-
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  • Jet QB the butt of jokes during 12-12-12 concert

    Jet QB the butt of jokes during 12-12-12 concert

    nydailynews.com Dec 13, 2012
    Mark Sanchez made a surprise appearance (of sorts) at Wednesday night's 12-12-12 concert for Hurricane Sandy victims, although it probably wasn't the kind he would have preferred.
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  • Injury Updates: WR Clyde Gates (concussion) has not resumed pra…

    Injury Updates: WR Clyde Gates (concussion) has not resumed pract…

    thejetsblog.com Dec 13, 2012
    WR Clyde Gates (concussion) has not resumed practicing Dustin Keller (ankle) will not practice today The Jets revealed Thursday that Bilal Powell has a fractured toe. Rex Ryan believes Bilal Powell has “a chance to go” vs Titans despite his fractured
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  • SNYGiants Week 15 NFL Picks

    SNYGiants Week 15 NFL Picks

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 13, 2012
    Of course, the week I pick against the Giants, they come up with a blow out win. I guess that’s most important anyway. Here are this week’s picks. I’ll be using the point spreads from . Feel free to include your picks for these or any other of the w
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  • Mark Sanchez struggling vs. blitz

    Mark Sanchez struggling vs. blitz

    ESPN.com Dec 13, 2012
    Mark Sanchez needs to work on several areas of his game in order to remain the starting quarterback of the New York Jets after this season. But perhaps the biggest hole in Sanchez's game is his inability to handle the blitz. According to ESPN Stats &…
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  • Defenses will decide the NFC East

    Defenses will decide the NFC East

    ESPN.com Dec 13, 2012
    Can the New York Giants' pass rush perk up and help a Big Blue defense that held the Falcons offense scoreless during the playoffs last season repeat that performance Sunday in Atlanta? Can the two men the Dallas Cowboys brought in to be shutdown corner…
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  • Giants bring outfielder Torres back to the Bay Area

    Giants bring outfielder Torres back to the Bay Area

    MLB.com Dec 13, 2012
    The Giants have signed free-agent outfielder Andres Torres, a member of the 2010 World Series championship team who was traded to the Mets last winter, to a one-year deal pending a physical.
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  • Outsider’s Look: Tennessee Titans

    Outsider’s Look: Tennessee Titans

    thejetsblog.com Dec 13, 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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  • A Battle of Quarterbacks: Eli Manning vs. Matt Ryan

    A Battle of Quarterbacks: Eli Manning vs. Matt Ryan

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 13, 2012
    Two of the NFL’s top quarterbacks will square off Sunday in Atlanta: Eli Manning and Matt Ryan. Both players addressed the media in anticipation of the game. Manning acknowledged that the Falcons are a tough team to beat at home, having won 10 straight
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  • David Wilson tells co-workers to stop flipping out

    David Wilson tells co-workers to stop flipping out

    profootballtalk.com Dec 13, 2012
    While many people are flipping out about about his celebration, Giants rookie running back David Wilson just wants everyone to “relax.” Wilson’s post-touchdown backflip drew some cross looks from the normally buttoned-down Giants. “I told him seve
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  • SNYGiants Video Corner: RB Situation; David Diehl

    SNYGiants Video Corner: RB Situation; David Diehl

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 13, 2012
    GEICO SportsNite covers the Giants’ running-back situation. Sorry, this video could not be loaded… GEICO SportsNite talks to David Diehl about the Giants’ upcoming game against the Falcons. Sorry, this video could not be loaded…
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  • Jets keeping an eye on Bengals tonight

    Jets keeping an eye on Bengals tonight

    ESPN.com Dec 13, 2012
    The New York Jets (6-7) will be rooting hard for another team in green Thursday night. The Philadelphia Eagles will host the Cincinnati Bengals (7-6), who lead the Jets by one game for the final playoff seed in the AFC. The Jets, Bengals and Pittsburgh …
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  • Giants wary of Falcons’ receiving corps

    Giants wary of Falcons’ receiving corps

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 13, 2012
    Earlier this year, Falcons wide receiver Roddy White Victor Cruz when he called the Giants wide receiver … a bit soft. White went on to call himself and Julio Jones to best receiving tandem in the National Football League. Fast forward about three month
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  • Fact: Tom Coughlin uses PowerPoint, catch phrases

    Fact: Tom Coughlin uses PowerPoint, catch phrases

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 13, 2012
    The hard-nosed disciplinarian we know as Tom Coughlin uses a tactical approach to reach his players - in the form of PowerPoint slides and catch phases. The Giants head coach has made a slogan out of each of the team’s goals over the past couple of ye
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  • Breakfast links: RG III on race

    Breakfast links: RG III on race

    ESPN.com Dec 13, 2012
    New York Giants Justin Tuck, who is apparently something of a Nervous Nellie, would like David Wilson to stop doing backflips after he scores touchdowns. Eli Manning, who's more of a bottom-line kind of guy, likes the backflips because it means there's …
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  • Week 14 N.F.L. Film Review

    Week 14 N.F.L. Film Review

    nytimes.com Dec 13, 2012
    Among the impressive players in Week 14 were Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie and resurgent Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers.
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  • New York Giants News and Links for Dec 13

    New York Giants News and Links for Dec 13

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 13, 2012
    The Giants are dealing with injury and inconsistency and no one can figure them out. But that can be said for all NFL teams these days. Yesterday, they had seven players miss practice due to injury. Looks like they’re saving guys for the games. At this
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  • Decision on Dickey another chapter in knuckler's life

    Decision on Dickey another chapter in knuckler's life

    MLB.com Dec 13, 2012
    R.A. Dickey's story of triumph over personal adversity and later, professional adversity has a new storyline, as the Mets face a decision on moving the knuckler and building for the future, or keeping him with an extension.
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  • With Bradshaw Doubtful, Wilson Ready to Assume Workload

    With Bradshaw Doubtful, Wilson Ready to Assume Workload

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 13, 2012
    The WheelHouse discuss whether Giants running back David Wilson can be an every-down back in the NFL. Sorry, this video could not be loaded… Giants’ RB David Wilson has gone from the depths of the Giants’ bench (doghouse) to their latest and most ex
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  • Yanks' Rivera: 'I'll be ready' for Opening Day

    Yanks' Rivera: 'I'll be ready' for Opening Day

    ESPN.com Dec 13, 2012
    Mariano Rivera said Wednesday he'll be ready to pitch for the New York Yankees on Opening Day.
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  • Video - Carmelo Injured In Knicks' Win 01:09

    Carmelo Injured In Knicks' Win

    Dec 13
    Knicks hold off Lakers, 116-107.
  • Video - NFL Cold Hard Facts 01:20

    NFL Cold Hard Facts

    Dec 13
    Cold Hard Facts looks at the top games of the week.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Jets-Titans 01:17

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Jets-Titans

    Dec 13
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for the New York Jets at Tennessee
  • Video - Preview: New York Jets vs. Tennessee Titans 02:01

    Preview: New York Jets vs. Tennessee Titans

    Dec 13
    NFL Films previews the Week 15 matchup between the New York Jets and the Tennessee Titans.

Sports Columnists

  • Weekend Dime: Top trade targets

    Dec 13
    Which top players are on the trading block? Marc Stein has the latest scoop.
  • ESPN columnist John Hollinger will join Memphis Grizzlies' front office

    Dec 13
    John Hollinger, a fixture of ESPN.com's coverage of the NBA for the past eight seasons, is leaving his role as a columnist to join the front office of the Memphis Grizzlies.
  • ESPN columnist John Hollinger will join Memphis Grizzlies' front office

    Dec 13
    John Hollinger, a fixture of ESPN.com's coverage of the NBA for the past eight seasons, is leaving his role as a columnist to join the front office of the Memphis Grizzlies.
  • Peter King: NFL Week 15 Picks

    Dec 13
    Peter King: NFL Week 15 Picks