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The Jets have a mess with their salary cap but have a plan to get under the cap. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports the Jets will clear $27.7 million of salary cap space as they plan to cut linebacker Bart Scott, outside linebacker Calvin P…Upvote Share Tweet
Knicks know their recent play is indefensiblenydailynews.com Feb 7, 2013Mike Woodson’s team has established itself as a legitimate contender, but a recurring theme for the Knicks, other than injuries, is their struggles on the defense.Upvote Share Tweet
Mets' Gee says circulation issues mostly in pastNew York Mets right-hander Dillon Gee will have nitroglycerine cream nearby in the cold weather in New York just in case, but he believes his surgically addressed circulation issues are mostly behind him.Upvote Share Tweet
The Mets Embrace Tradition, Againnytimes.com Feb 7, 2013The naming rights for the Mets' spring training stadium once again belong to a Florida real estate developer.Upvote Share TweetWhile the University of Miami, home of Alex Rodriguez Park, finds itself under investigation in the fall out from the Biogenesis scandal, one of Rodriguez's teammates is lending a hand to his alma mater's baseball program. A hand full of money, actually…Upvote Share TweetNew Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman has never held that job before, but he will have someone on his staff with experience as a coordinator. The Jets announced Thursday that former Falcons defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder will join the sta…Upvote Share Tweet
Giants bolster D-line, re-sign veteran RogersOne day after jettisoning defensive tackle Chris Canty, the New York Giants re-signed Shaun Rogers to help fill the interior of their defensive line.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Feb 7, 2013Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora has expressed an interest in returning to the team in 2013, but he’ll have a chance to talk to any other team in the league before making any decisions about what uniform to wear. Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-LedgeUpvote Share TweetIt 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 factUpvote Share TweetThe Giants spent the first part of the week trimming their roster. Now they’re adding to it. The Giants have announced that the team has reached an agreement with DT Shaun Rogers. Rogers, as you know, was on the team last season and was a supposed to maUpvote Share Tweet
Stan Van Gundy still doesn’t think John Wall’s a franchise player, and that’s OKThe Washington Wizards took down the New York Knicks, 106-96, at the Verizon Center on Wednesday night, upsetting the East's No. 2 seed behind scorching shotmaking from the likes of Trevor Ariza and Martell Webster (a combined 10 for 16 from 3-point lan…Upvote Share Tweet
John Wall Blocks Carmelo, Jukes Out Jason Kidd, Reminds Us That He's Still Very Good At Basketballdeadspin.com Feb 7, 2013Remember when you saw a John Wall highlight reel for the first time? My first experience with him came courtesy of this mixtape from his high school days, in which Wall fast-twitches all over various high school gyms and generally looks like a space ali…Upvote Share Tweet
Mets fans have seriously serious questions for GM Sandy AldersonWill the New York Mets sign Michael Bourn? When will we see Zack Wheeler with the big team? Will the Mets target big-name free agents in 2014? How about that casino idea? Oh, Mets fans have questions all right. Today, general manager Sandy Alderson did …Upvote Share Tweet
Face It, Giant Cuts Were a Necessary EvilFrom Greg Hanlon of capitalnewyork.com: In the Super Bowl seasons of 2007 and 2011, the Giants metamorphosized without warning from mediocrities into world-beaters. In seemingly every other season of the Coughlin era, they’ve done the exact opposite. GiUpvote Share Tweet
Rasheed Wallace blames a guy who wasn’t even with the team for trading him away from Washington in 1996New York Knicks big man Rasheed Wallace was once a Washington Bullet. Not a Washington Wizard, but a Washington Bullet — drafted by the team in 1995 two years before the squad changed its name to the “Wizards.” Wallace’s tenure in Washington onlyUpvote Share TweetMLB.com Feb 7, 2013Los Mets de Nueva York pactaron por un año con el relevista Brandon Lyon, según una fuente. El acuerdo depende de que el derecho apruebe un examen físico.Upvote Share TweetNew York Giants general manager Jerry Reese has a reputation as a shrewd handler of the NFL draft. We are about to find out whether he deserves it. Reese himself would tell you that the Giants look at the draft in a very specific way. They do not view i…Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Feb 7, 2013How does a quarterback, helpless on the sidelines, deal with being on the brink of their first Super Bowl win? Tom Brady turned away, unable to watch. Eli Manning was giddy, probably planning to ride the Teacups over and over again. Joe Flacco? He was p…Upvote Share Tweet
Giants Transaction Report: Who’s Next?Giants are in the midst of a housecleaning right now and no one is safe. Over the past 48 hours, three starters (Michael Boley, Ahmad Bradshaw and Chris Canty) were released along with DT Martin Parker, who was on IR. Who’s next? Well, look at the belowUpvote Share TweetAhmad Bradshaw was shown the door yesterday, but the Giants left it cracked open a bit. Bradshaw said on WFAN that the team told him they “had to move on,” but he also mentioned “future opportunities” with the team. As tough and productive as BradUpvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Feb 7, 2013The Houston Texans lost a significant piece to their defense in October when linebacker Brian Cushing tore his ACL in a game against the New York Jets. Though they still finished as the seventh-ranked defense in the league, the Texans lost some of their…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Feb 7, 2013In last June’s Finals, James Harden and LeBron James spent long portions of the action guarding each other. It probably was a big part of why the Beard struggled so badly, and was definitey fuel for his haters to use against his status as a potential frUpvote Share Tweet
The Victor Cruz Conundrum: Giants Hold the LeverageFrom Matthew Cohen / SNYGiants contributor As we all know, Victor Cruz is a restricted free agent this offseason. If the Giants sign him to a first round restricted tender, they pay him $2.9 million if he doesn’t sign with another team (and they don’tUpvote Share Tweet
Cold Hard FactsFeb 7Darren Woodson shares his thoughts on who should be the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL and which player is worth the most.
Rapid Fire with Dwane CaseyFeb 7Raptors head coach Dwane Casey on who will win the NBA title, who the league's best point guard is, and whether the Celtics and Lakers can contend with their current rosters.
Best Rivalry In Sports?Feb 7"SportsCenter" debates the best rivalry in sports.
Checking In With David WrightFeb 7David Wright speaks with ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin about his eight-year contract, getting engaged and recently turning 30.
Don Banks: Williams, Titans may be the best thing for each otherFeb 7To paint Tennessee's hiring of well-known NFL pariah Gregg Williams on Thursday as nothing more than an act of desperation is not a totally baseless characterization. For either Titans head coach Mike Munchak or Williams himself.
Don Banks: Taking a second look at 2012 NFL Draft's first roundFeb 7With the Super Bowl in the books, we can now stand clear enough to view the NFL's 2012 season through the prism of history, all 267 games worth (256 in the regular season and 11 in the playoffs). Before looking ahead to 2013, let's look back one last ti…
Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors talking Carlos Boozer-Andrea Bargnani swap,…Feb 7The Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors have engaged in exploratory trade discussions on a deal that would swap the Bulls' Carlos Boozer for the Raptors' Andrea Bargnani, according to sources familiar with the discussions.