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NY Giants GM Jerry Reese has the track record to back up cuttin…

NY Giants GM Jerry Reese has the track record to back up cutting Michael Boley, Chris Canty, and Ahmad Bradshaw

You can say this for GM Jerry Reese: He has earned the trust of Giants fans because he has helped build two Super Bowl champions. Reese is able to distance himself from the emotional aspect of the NFL by saying goodbye to Bradshaw, whom he drafted in 20…
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  • Myers: Giants GM Reese always on the money

    Myers: Giants GM Reese always on the money

    nydailynews.com Feb 6, 2013
    You can say this for GM Jerry Reese: He has earned the trust of Giants fans because he has helped build two Super Bowl champions. Reese is able to distance himself from the emotional aspect of the NFL by saying goodbye to Bradshaw, whom he drafted in 20…
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  • Lopez-led Nets win first at Detroit since 2006

    Lopez-led Nets win first at Detroit since 2006

    ESPN.com Feb 6, 2013
    Brook Lopez had 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets won at Detroit for the first time since 2006, holding off the Pistons 93-90 on Wednesday night.
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  • Mickey Mantle’s $1,150 bonus check from Yankees up for auction

    Mickey Mantle’s $1,150 bonus check from Yankees up for auction

    yahoo.com Feb 6, 2013
    This might be the coolest piece of auction memorabilia The Stew has ever publicized: The $1,150 check Mickey Mantle received from the New York Yankees to cover his signing bonus in 1949. If that price sounds a little low for Mickey Mantle (even in 1949,…
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  • Knicks hit a Wall, have five-game win streak end with loss to W…

    Knicks hit a Wall, have five-game win streak end with loss to Wizards

    The Knicks' five-game winning streak went kaput on Wednesday night because they tried to outscore the Washington Wizards and ultimately couldn’t. Instead, they were sliced apart by a new and improved John Wall and ended up losing, 106-96.
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  • Lakers’ Pau Gasol out indefinitely with partial right plantar f…

    Lakers’ Pau Gasol out indefinitely with partial right plantar fascia tear, could miss 6 to 8 weeks (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com nba.com Feb 6, 2013
    Most NBA fans feared the worst as soon as we heard Los Angeles Lakers forward/center Pau Gasol say he "felt a pop" in the plantar fascia (the connective tissue on the sole) of his right foot during the fourth quarter of L.A.'s 92-83 road win o…
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  • ‘Shutdown Corner’ offseason TPS report: New York Jets

    ‘Shutdown Corner’ offseason TPS report: New York Jets

    yahoo.com Feb 6, 2013
    Over the next few weeks, "Shutdown Corner" will pay homage to "Office Space" (TPS reports) as we take a quick look back at each team's 2012 season and a look at what lies ahead for the 2013 offseason. We continue our tour in the AFC …
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  • Where was Tebow? Jets' strategy stumps Landry

    Where was Tebow? Jets' strategy stumps Landry

    nydailynews.com Feb 6, 2013
    It became apparent, as the season wore on, that the Jets simply were not going to trust Tim Tebow to throw the ball. In fact, it became apparent they didn't trust him to do anything but simply run straight up the middle or protect the punter. That fact …
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  • Sheed still sore, anxious to return to Knicks

    Sheed still sore, anxious to return to Knicks

    Rasheed Wallace is comfortable addressing the future of his former teammates in Boston, professing his love for Larry Brown and discussing the pain of twice losing a Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
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  • Prioritizing Free Agency

    Prioritizing Free Agency

    thejetsblog.com Feb 6, 2013
    We’re going to start doing a lot more intensive looking at the NFL Draft in the coming days and weeks, but of course free agency comes before the draft.   Here’s three spots in no particular order that the Jets might try and target players at once fr
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  • The Jets' New Special Teams Coach Once Got Doinked On The Head …

    The Jets' New Special Teams Coach Once Got Doinked On The Head By A Botched Snap

    deadspin.com Feb 6, 2013
    Before there was the buttfumble, there was this, from 1993: Jets holder Louie Aguiar hilariously getting knocked in the head by a Roger Duffy snap on an attempted field goal. The ball was recovered by the Redskins. The play was so ridiculous, so Jetsie,…
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  • With Boley Gone, Jacquian Williams Is Next Man Up

    With Boley Gone, Jacquian Williams Is Next Man Up

    Michael Boley was a productive outside linebacker for the Giants the past four seasons, especially down the stretch in 2011 — the Giants’ most recent Super Bowl winning season. But football is a business, and with the imminent salary cap issues the Gi
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  • Sapp was concerned he wouldn’t make it to the Hall of Fame

    Sapp was concerned he wouldn’t make it to the Hall of Fame

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    Warren Sapp made it to the Hall of Fame on his first try.  He had doubts that it would happen. “Absolutely,” Sapp told WDAE in Tampa, via JoeBucsFan.com. Sapp was specifically concerned about his ability to eke out Giants defensive end Michael Straha
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  • Pau Gasol ‘felt a pop’ in foot during Lakers W over Nets, will …

    Pau Gasol ‘felt a pop’ in foot during Lakers W over Nets, will have MRI on plantar fascia strain (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Feb 6, 2013
    On Tuesday afternoon, NBA observers were discussing Pau Gasol's recent suggestion that he could ask the Los Angeles Lakers to deal him this offseason and affirmation that he would not request such a move before the Feb. 21 trade deadline. On Tuesday nig…
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  • Quick Hits: The Coaching Changes

    Quick Hits: The Coaching Changes

    thejetsblog.com Feb 6, 2013
    A few thoughts about the Jets coaching changes that were announced last night. Goodbye Mr. Gugs  — Gugs was  a little irascible with the press, so no one in the media room is sad to see him go, but he did a good job with the Jets helping the group
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  • Stairway to heaven: Polo Grounds steps coming back

    Stairway to heaven: Polo Grounds steps coming back

    MLB.com Feb 6, 2013
    The John T. Brush Stairway, by which fans made their way to the Polo Grounds from Coogan's Bluff, will be restored and renovated in this, its 100-year anniversary, thanks to a New York City project to which MLB, the Mets, Yankees and Giants contributed.
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  • Breakfast links: Giants' retooling defense

    Breakfast links: Giants' retooling defense

    ESPN.com Feb 6, 2013
    Washington Redskins The dude accused of assaulting Trent Williams in a Honolulu nightclub before the Pro Bowl says he's not guilty. Which is weird, since it seems like a ton of people saw what happened. But I wasn't one of them, so what do I know? Redsk…
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  • NFL Draft: Can Fluker Be the Guy For Giants?

    NFL Draft: Can Fluker Be the Guy For Giants?

    Offensive line is a high priority for the Giants this offseason. They are in need a young stud, especially at tackle, to come right in and start pankaking people. The buzz is that Alabama’s D.J. Fluker could be a possibility for the Blue in the first ro
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  • New York Giants Daily Links: Defensive Overhaul Underway

    New York Giants Daily Links: Defensive Overhaul Underway

    Stick with us for news and analysis as the Giants begin to reshape their roster this offseason. The new NFL year and free agency begin at 4:00pm on March 12th.  Teams must be under the salary cap (which has yet to be determined) at that time. Here’s th
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  • Waiting For Superman

    Waiting For Superman

    CNNSI.com Feb 6, 2013
    Kobe Bryant closed out the Nets 92-83, but the Lakers lost Pau Gasol in the process. With Kobe already doing all he can, L.A. needs Dwight Howard back soon, says Chris Mannix.
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  • Kobe, Lakers topple Nets as Howard, World Peace sit

    Kobe, Lakers topple Nets as Howard, World Peace sit

    CNNSI.com Feb 6, 2013
    Kobe, Lakers topple Nets as Howard, World Peace sit
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  • Video - Williams Records 5,000th Assist In Win 01:01

    Williams Records 5,000th Assist In Win

    Feb 6
    Deron Williams surpassed the 5,000-assist mark and Brook Lopez scored 17 points to lead the Nets to their first win in Detroit since 2006.
  • Video - Wizards Snap Knicks' Five-Game Win Streak 00:58

    Wizards Snap Knicks' Five-Game Win Streak

    Feb 6
    Trevor Ariza and Martell Webster each drain five 3-pointers to lead Wizards to 106-96 win over Knicks.
  • Video - NFL32OT: Jets Hope For Better Outcome 02:27

    NFL32OT: Jets Hope For Better Outcome

    Feb 6
    Episode 264: New York Jets safety LaRon Landry discusses his preparations during the offseason and what's next for his team in the 2013 season. The NFL32 crew discusses the Giants release of Ahmad Bradshaw.
  • Video - Yankees Angry With A-Rod 02:03

    Yankees Angry With A-Rod

    Feb 6
    ESPNNewYork.com's Andrew Marchand discusses the latest news surrounding Alex Rodriguez's connection to a Miami clinic.

Sports Columnists

  • Mike Krzyzewski still being courted by Team USA basketball, according to s…

    Feb 6
    Team USA basketball still is holding out hope that Mike Krzyzewski will remain the team's coach, according to sources.
  • NFL mailbag - Recovery drugs might be worth a look

    Feb 6
    The NFL might be able do more when it comes to helping players recover from injury. Plus, answers to reader questions.