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J.R. Smith caught an inbounds pass from Jason Kidd thrown with 1.0 seconds on the clock and drained a miracle jumper to give the Knicks a wild 99-97 win over the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center Wednesday night.
Marcin Gortat Obliterates J.R. Smith’s DunkUpdated Dec 26, 2012 Share TweetMarcin Gortat obliterates J.R. Smith’s Dunk attempt in tonight’s matchup between the Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks.
Jared Dudley Hustles for the Steal and DunkUpdated Dec 26, 2012 Share TweetJared Dudley misses his shot but recovers the rock right out of Jason Kidd’s hands and goes up for the two-handed slam.Share TweetFor years, Michael Boley has been a mainstay on the Giants’ defense, one of their most reliable linebackers. But on Sunday, he saw a steep decrease in snaps.Share TweetTom Coughlin has been searching for weeks for something to spark his struggling team, to remind his players how to play like the champions they used to be. Now, with time running out, he reminded them they still have something important to play for.Share TweetThe Giants messed up their season so badly the last two weeks after first controlling their own destiny in the NFC East, then controlling their own destiny in the wild-card race.
Smith: Ryan fumbles on quarterbacksUpdated Dec 26, 2012 Share TweetRex Ryan will continue to run his three-quarterback monte for the Jets’ final game of the 2012 season in Buffalo on Sunday. Hey, when you’ve got a good con game going, you don't want to let the suckers off the hook until you have to. Once characterizeShare TweetRex Ryan will continue to run his three-quarterback monte for the Jets’ final game of the 2012 season in Buffalo on Sunday. Hey, when you’ve got a good con game going, you don't want to let the suckers off the hook until you have to. Once characterizeShare TweetBrandon Jennings scored 25 points, Monta Ellis added 20 points and a season-high six steals, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the short-handed Brooklyn Nets for the 13th straight time, 108-93 on Wednesday night.
Jeremy Lin Cashes in a Reverse LayupUpdated Dec 26, 2012 Share TweetHouston Rockets Jeremy Lin goes inside passed Minnesota Timberwolves defenders and cashes in a reverse layup.Share TweetStarters Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton missed the New York Knicks' game in Phoenix on Wednesday night because of injuries.Share TweetBrooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams will not play against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night after aggravating his sore right wrist the day before.Share TweetVictor Cruz’s storybook career added a new chapter on Wednesday when he became the second Giants receiver in four years to earn a spot in the Pro Bowl. And he won’t be going alone.
News: Cromartie, Landry Selected to Pro BowlUpdated Dec 26, 2012 Share TweetVia the Jets’ official twitter feed, the NFL announced that Antonio Cromartie and LaRon Landry have both been named to the AFC roster for the 2013 Pro Bowl. Both players will be backups. For Cromartie, I don’t think anyone would argue that he deserves
2013 Pro Bowl: JPP, Snee and Cruz Going to HawaiiUpdated Dec 26, 2012 Share TweetGiants’ DE Jason Pierre-Paul, WR Victor Cruz and G Chris Snee have been named to the NFC Pro Bowl roster. It is the fourth time Snee has been selected and the first time for Cruz. JPP was selected to the game for the second consecutive season. He did noShare TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- Sensational comebacks have Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson headed for the Pro Bowl.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetFrom Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York: Tight end Travis Beckum was placed on injured reserve on Wednesday with a knee injury. Beckum injured his knee in practice last Friday, according to the Giants. The team signed defensive back Terrence Frederick of
Report: Veteran outfielder Diaz lands Minors dealUpdated Dec 26, 2012 Share TweetThe Yankees may have found a low-cost fit in their search for a right-handed-hitting outfielder, reportedly agreeing to terms on a Minor League contract with Matt Diaz.Source: MLB.comShare TweetGiants’ WR Victor Cruz led all NFC wide receivers in the Pro Bowl voting this year and if common sense holds true, should be on the NFC roster when it is announced early tonight. Last year, Cruz was named a second-team All Pro at WR, but did not attend
Martellus Bennett wants to stay with Giants, preferably with his brother there tooUpdated Dec 26, 2012 Share TweetEarlier on Wednesday, we shared Broncos linebacker Von Miller’s hopes of playing on the same defense with Marcell Dareus and Aldon Smith in a group Miller compared to the Miami Heat’s trio of LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. Miller’s not th
Do the Eagles Have a Chance Against the Giants?Updated Dec 26, 2012 Share TweetThe Giants are 7 1/2 point favorites over the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday, a sign that not many seem to care that Philly owns the Giants and the Giants have fallen flat on their faces the past two weeks. ESPN’s Chris Mannix, Cedric Ceballos and ChriShare TweetIn the midst of his beatdown at the hands of the San Diego Chargers defense, Greg McElroy suffered an apparent abdomen injury. Luckily, the injury does not appear serious as he practiced in full today and is slated to start the Jets’ final game againstShare TweetThe Jets offense has had enough problems moving the ball. It may get harder this week with their current injury situation on offense. TE Dustin Keller and WR Braylon Edwards were both sidelined at Jets practice. Here’s New York’s injury report of playShare TweetHere is Buffalo’s injury report for Sunday’s game against the Jets, with Jairus Byrd a new addition with an ankle injury. Did not practice FS Jairus Byrd — ankle TE Scott Chandler — knee G Andy Levitre — knee WR Ruvell Martin — not injury reSource: buffalobills.com
The Top 5 NBA Revenge Games Of 2012-13 So FarUpdated Dec 26, 2012 Share TweetWe learned a few things while we all enjoyed ESPN and ABC’s quintuple header on Christmas with friends and family: the Lakers are back, the Clippers are legit, Houston seems to have found its legs, Oklahoma City still needs to figure out Miami, and LeBr
Stephen Hill Recovering from Surgery TodayUpdated Dec 26, 2012 Share TweetJets second round receiver Stephen Hill went into surgery today to get his knee operated on following his ligament injury from a few weeks ago. Hill took to Instagram to send out a message to his followers to let them know that he was recovering. Leave…Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- Doc Rivers left home for the holiday, lost the game, and loved every minute of it.
BGA Extra: Chargers at JetsUpdated Dec 26, 2012 Share TweetThis 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…Share TweetThe New York Jets were not only beaten by the San Diego Chargers — they were beaten up. As a result, New York will travel to face the Buffalo Bills with several injury concerns. The biggest injury is to starting defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, who is
Section 15: The ItaliansUpdated Dec 26, 2012 Share TweetFor five N.B.A. fans from Trieste, Italy, visiting New York, Section 15 at Barclays Center was the perfect place to spend Christmas Day.Source: nytimes.com
Quirks of the Game: N.B.A. Schedule Short-Circuits RivalriesUpdated Dec 26, 2012 Share TweetThe N.B.A. plays fewer intra-division games than any other sport, which means rivalries like Knicks-Nets don't get much time to grow.Source: nytimes.com
Eli Manning Optimistic about Final GameUpdated Dec 26, 2012 Share TweetHeading into Week 17, the Giants are technically still alive in the playoff race. However, it’s going to take a miracle and plenty of help for Big Blue to reach the postseason. Eli Manning is aware of what his team must do to keep hope alive. It startsShare TweetPHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles have placed quarterback Nick Foles on injured reserve and signed defensive tackle Antonio Dixon to a two-year contract.Source: CNNSI.com
Should they stay or should they go now? Giants need to evaluate defenseUpdated Dec 26, 2012 Share TweetEarlier today, the New York Daily News the Giants need to make decisions about this offseason. On the defensive side of the ball, there a couple of household names in question. Among them: defensive tackle Rocky Bernard, linebacker Chase Blackburn, safe
Back to the Future?: If the Jets are in such discord, they’re goi…Updated Dec 26, 2012 Share TweetIf the Jets are in such discord, they’re going to need some help in how to get out of their current bind. Brian Costello had an idea in the Post about how the Jets might consider moving forward. If Johnson decides to fire Tannenbaum, he should not juShare TweetThere is a train of thought from Buffalo fans and media that Bills head coach Chan Gailey should bench starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in the regular-season finale against the New York Jets. The idea is to get a good look at backup quarterbacks Ta…
NY paper suggests Bill Parcells as right man to fix JetsUpdated Dec 26, 2012 Share TweetWhen the Jets went 1-15 under Rich Kotite in 1996, they reached out to Bill Parcells to take over the team’s football operation and get them headed back in the right direction. Parcells did that, taking the team to the AFC Championship Game two years la
Let’s Step on the General Manager Carousel …Updated Dec 26, 2012 Share TweetThe Jets are likely looking to see if they can do better than their current GM and the biggest beef is that the man at the top needs more football acumen. That while Tannenbaum’s lawyerly and accounting savvy ways have been good for the team, that the
BDC 12/26: Bills Prepare for JetsUpdated Dec 26, 2012 Share TweetDAILY REPORT —The Bills will take the practice field at 2:00pm today in preparation for their season finale with the NY Jets this Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium. This week’s match-up will be the 104th meeting between the two teams in the regular seSource: buffalobills.comShare TweetThe Bills have gotten some good contributions from their draft class. Has there been more discovery or disappointment for the Dolphins this year? Young players have had a good impact on the Patriots this season. A deeper look at the 11 sacks allowed by …
Giants Will Fall One Win Short — Again — Thanks to PhillyUpdated Dec 26, 2012 Share TweetBack to work for the sagging Giants today. They have one game left: a face-saver against their toughest rival, Philadelphia. The Eagles have been a dumpster fire all year, winning only four games. One of those wins came against the Giants (of course it …Share TweetLet's take a look at whose stock is up and down in the AFC East. Falling 1. New York Jets offensive line: The Jets' offensive line didn't bother showing up in Week 16. This embattled group allowed 11 sacks to the San Diego Chargers. It is mind-boggling …
Giants have some big decisions this offseasonUpdated Dec 26, 2012 Share TweetWhile “wholesale changes” as pending free agent defensive end Osi Umenyiora suggested aren’t consistent with the Giants’ style, there are a number of big decisions general manager Jerry Reese is going to have to make. Ralph Vacchiano of the New Yo
LeBron & The Heat Deliver Something Special For OKC; Kobe & Carmelo Stage A Crazy DuelUpdated Dec 26, 2012 Share TweetThe past year was a good one for LeBron James and the Miami Heat. Championships. Rings. Respect. Fear. They hogged all the goodies. Christmas day was no different. Yesterday’s NBA Finals rematch in Miami between the Heat and Thunder was a rugged, physic
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