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Smith nails buzzer-beater as Knicks top Suns

Smith nails buzzer-beater as Knicks top Suns

nydailynews.com deadspin.com CNNSI.com Updated Dec 26, 2012
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.
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  • Marcin Gortat Obliterates J.R. Smith’s Dunk

    Marcin Gortat Obliterates J.R. Smith’s Dunk

    dimemag.com Dec 26, 2012
    Marcin Gortat obliterates J.R. Smith’s Dunk attempt in tonight’s matchup between the Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks.
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  • Jared Dudley Hustles for the Steal and Dunk

    Jared Dudley Hustles for the Steal and Dunk

    dimemag.com Dec 26, 2012
    Jared Dudley misses his shot but recovers the rock right out of Jason Kidd’s hands and goes up for the two-handed slam.
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  • Giants Insider: Boley's time gone in a snap

    Giants Insider: Boley's time gone in a snap

    nydailynews.com Dec 26, 2012
    For 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.
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  • Coughlin wants Giants to finish on high note

    Coughlin wants Giants to finish on high note

    Tom 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.
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  • Myers: If Giants win Sunday, they could become Redskin fans

    Myers: If Giants win Sunday, they could become Redskin fans

    The 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.
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  • Smith: Ryan fumbles on quarterbacks

    Smith: Ryan fumbles on quarterbacks

    nydailynews.com Dec 26, 2012
    Rex 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 characterize
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  • NY Jets coach Rex Ryan has mishandled Tim Tebow, quarterback me…

    NY Jets coach Rex Ryan has mishandled Tim Tebow, quarterback mess from start

    Rex 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 characterize
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  • Bucks deal short-handed Nets 3rd straight loss

    Bucks deal short-handed Nets 3rd straight loss

    ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    Brandon 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.
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  • Jeremy Lin Cashes in a Reverse Layup

    Jeremy Lin Cashes in a Reverse Layup

    dimemag.com Dec 26, 2012
    Houston Rockets Jeremy Lin goes inside passed Minnesota Timberwolves defenders and cashes in a reverse layup.
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  • Knicks' Anthony, Felton sidelined for game vs. Suns

    Knicks' Anthony, Felton sidelined for game vs. Suns

    Starters Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton missed the New York Knicks' game in Phoenix on Wednesday night because of injuries.
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  • Nets' Williams out with wrist injury

    Nets' Williams out with wrist injury

    nba.com ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams will not play against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night after aggravating his sore right wrist the day before.
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  • Giants will send three to Pro Bowl if not in Super Bowl

    Giants will send three to Pro Bowl if not in Super Bowl

    nydailynews.com Dec 26, 2012
    Victor 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.
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  • News: Cromartie, Landry Selected to Pro Bowl

    News: Cromartie, Landry Selected to Pro Bowl

    thejetsblog.com Dec 26, 2012
    Via 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
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  • 2013 Pro Bowl: JPP, Snee and Cruz Going to Hawaii

    2013 Pro Bowl: JPP, Snee and Cruz Going to Hawaii

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 26, 2012
    Giants’ 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 no
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  • Peyton Manning, Peterson returning to Pro Bowl

    Peyton Manning, Peterson returning to Pro Bowl

    CNNSI.com Dec 26, 2012
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Sensational comebacks have Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson headed for the Pro Bowl.
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  • Travis Beckum Placed on IR

    Travis Beckum Placed on IR

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 26, 2012
    From 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
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  • Report: Veteran outfielder Diaz lands Minors deal

    Report: Veteran outfielder Diaz lands Minors deal

    MLB.com Dec 26, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Cruz Should Be Getting Pro Bowl Call

    Cruz Should Be Getting Pro Bowl Call

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 26, 2012
    Giants’ 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
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  • Martellus Bennett wants to stay with Giants, preferably with hi…

    Martellus Bennett wants to stay with Giants, preferably with his brother there too

    profootballtalk.com Dec 26, 2012
    Earlier 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
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  • Do the Eagles Have a Chance Against the Giants?

    Do the Eagles Have a Chance Against the Giants?

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 26, 2012
    The 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 Chri
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  • McElroy Listed With an Abdomen Injury

    McElroy Listed With an Abdomen Injury

    In 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 against
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  • TE Keller, WR Edwards miss Jets practice

    TE Keller, WR Edwards miss Jets practice

    The 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 play
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  • Bills injury report: Here is Buffalo’s injury report for Sunday…

    Bills injury report: Here is Buffalo’s injury report for Sunday’s …

    buffalobills.com Dec 26, 2012
    Here 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 re
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  • The Top 5 NBA Revenge Games Of 2012-13 So Far

    The Top 5 NBA Revenge Games Of 2012-13 So Far

    dimemag.com Dec 26, 2012
    We 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
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  • Stephen Hill Recovering from Surgery Today

    Stephen Hill Recovering from Surgery Today

    thejetsblog.com Dec 26, 2012
    Jets 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…
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  • Some support starting NBA season on Christmas

    Some support starting NBA season on Christmas

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Doc Rivers left home for the holiday, lost the game, and loved every minute of it.
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  • BGA Extra: Chargers at Jets

    BGA Extra: Chargers at Jets

    thejetsblog.com Dec 26, 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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  • Jets have injury concerns

    Jets have injury concerns

    ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    The 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
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  • Section 15: The Italians

    Section 15: The Italians

    nytimes.com Dec 26, 2012
    For five N.B.A. fans from Trieste, Italy, visiting New York, Section 15 at Barclays Center was the perfect place to spend Christmas Day.
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  • Quirks of the Game: N.B.A. Schedule Short-Circuits Rivalries

    Quirks of the Game: N.B.A. Schedule Short-Circuits Rivalries

    nytimes.com Dec 26, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Eli Manning Optimistic about Final Game

    Eli Manning Optimistic about Final Game

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 26, 2012
    Heading 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 starts
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  • Eagles officially end Foles' year with broken hand

    Eagles officially end Foles' year with broken hand

    CNNSI.com Dec 26, 2012
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles have placed quarterback Nick Foles on injured reserve and signed defensive tackle Antonio Dixon to a two-year contract.
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  • Should they stay or should they go now? Giants need to evaluate…

    Should they stay or should they go now? Giants need to evaluate defense

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 26, 2012
    Earlier 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
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  • Back to the Future?:   If the Jets are in such discord, they’re…

    Back to the Future?:   If the Jets are in such discord, they’re goi…

    thejetsblog.com Dec 26, 2012
      If 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 ju
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  • Why Chan Gailey can't bench Fitzpatrick

    Why Chan Gailey can't bench Fitzpatrick

    ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    There 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…
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  • NY paper suggests Bill Parcells as right man to fix Jets

    NY paper suggests Bill Parcells as right man to fix Jets

    profootballtalk.com Dec 26, 2012
    When 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
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  • Let’s Step on the General Manager Carousel …

    Let’s Step on the General Manager Carousel …

    thejetsblog.com Dec 26, 2012
    The 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
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  • BDC 12/26: Bills Prepare for Jets

    BDC 12/26: Bills Prepare for Jets

    buffalobills.com Dec 26, 2012
    DAILY 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 se
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  • Wednesday morning one-liners

    Wednesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Dec 26, 2012
    The 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 …
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  • Giants Will Fall One Win Short — Again — Thanks to Philly

    Giants Will Fall One Win Short — Again — Thanks to Philly

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 26, 2012
    Back 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 …
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  • AFC East Stock Watch

    AFC East Stock Watch

    ESPN.com Dec 26, 2012
    Let'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 …
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  • Giants have some big decisions this offseason

    Giants have some big decisions this offseason

    profootballtalk.com Dec 26, 2012
    While “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
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  • LeBron & The Heat Deliver Something Special For OKC; Kobe &…

    LeBron & The Heat Deliver Something Special For OKC; Kobe & Carmelo Stage A Crazy Duel

    dimemag.com Dec 26, 2012
    The 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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  • Video - Tim Tebow Defends His Character 00:56

    Tim Tebow Defends His Character

    Dec 26
    John Clayton on Tim Tebow defending his character, insisting he didn't ask out of Wildcat package.
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: PHI-NYG 00:52

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: PHI-NYG

    Dec 26
    Cary Chow goes inside the numbers for the Eagles-Giants
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    Countdown Daily AccuScore: NYJ-BUF

    Dec 26
    Cary Chow goes inside the numbers for the Jets-BIlls
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Eagles-Giants 01:07

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Eagles-Giants

    Dec 26
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Philadelphia at the New York Giants

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