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Jets Set To Cut Scott, Pace And Smith

Jets Set To Cut Scott, Pace And Smith

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…
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  • Knicks know their recent play is indefensible

    Knicks know their recent play is indefensible

    nydailynews.com Feb 7, 2013
    Mike 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.
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  • Mets' Gee says circulation issues mostly in past

    Mets' Gee says circulation issues mostly in past

    ESPN.com Feb 7, 2013
    New 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.
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  • The Mets Embrace Tradition, Again

    The Mets Embrace Tradition, Again

    nytimes.com Feb 7, 2013
    The naming rights for the Mets' spring training stadium once again belong to a Florida real estate developer.
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  • Curtis Granderson pledges money to build baseball stadium at al…

    Curtis Granderson pledges money to build baseball stadium at alma mater

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Feb 7, 2013
    While 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…
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  • Brian VanGorder lands on Jets staff

    Brian VanGorder lands on Jets staff

    New 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…
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  • Giants bolster D-line, re-sign veteran Rogers

    Giants bolster D-line, re-sign veteran Rogers

    ESPN.com Feb 7, 2013
    One day after jettisoning defensive tackle Chris Canty, the New York Giants re-signed Shaun Rogers to help fill the interior of their defensive line.
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  • Osi Umenyiora’s officially out of contract

    Osi Umenyiora’s officially out of contract

    profootballtalk.com Feb 7, 2013
    Giants 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-Ledge
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  • LaRon Landry Says The Jets Should Let Tebow Throw More

    LaRon Landry Says The Jets Should Let Tebow Throw More

    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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  • Giants re-sign DT Shaun Rogers & TE Bear Pascoe

    Giants re-sign DT Shaun Rogers & TE Bear Pascoe

    The 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 ma
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  • Stan Van Gundy still doesn’t think John Wall’s a franchise play…

    Stan Van Gundy still doesn’t think John Wall’s a franchise player, and that’s OK

    yahoo.com Feb 7, 2013
    The 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…
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  • John Wall Blocks Carmelo, Jukes Out Jason Kidd, Reminds Us That…

    John Wall Blocks Carmelo, Jukes Out Jason Kidd, Reminds Us That He's Still Very Good At Basketball

    deadspin.com Feb 7, 2013
    Remember 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…
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  • Mets fans have seriously serious questions for GM Sandy Alderso…

    Mets fans have seriously serious questions for GM Sandy Alderson

    yahoo.com Feb 7, 2013
    Will 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 …
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  • Face It, Giant Cuts Were a Necessary Evil

    Face It, Giant Cuts Were a Necessary Evil

    From 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. Gi
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  • Rasheed Wallace blames a guy who wasn’t even with the team for …

    Rasheed Wallace blames a guy who wasn’t even with the team for trading him away from Washington in 1996

    yahoo.com Feb 7, 2013
    New 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 only
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  • Brandon Lyon pacta con los Mets

    Brandon Lyon pacta con los Mets

    MLB.com Feb 7, 2013
    Los 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.
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  • Giants' recent drafts now put to the test

    Giants' recent drafts now put to the test

    ESPN.com Feb 7, 2013
    New 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…
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  • Joe Flacco Was Ready To Leave The Sideline And Tackle Ted Ginn …

    Joe Flacco Was Ready To Leave The Sideline And Tackle Ted Ginn On The Super Bowl's Last Play

    deadspin.com Feb 7, 2013
    How 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…
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  • Giants Transaction Report: Who’s Next?

    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 below
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  • Ahmad Bradshaw considers “door open” for return

    Ahmad Bradshaw considers “door open” for return

    Ahmad 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 Brad
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  • Brian Cushing “ahead of schedule” in rehab from ACL injury

    Brian Cushing “ahead of schedule” in rehab from ACL injury

    profootballtalk.com Feb 7, 2013
    The 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…
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  • LeBron, D-Wade Take Out James Harden; Wizards Upset New York

    LeBron, D-Wade Take Out James Harden; Wizards Upset New York

    dimemag.com Feb 7, 2013
    In 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 fr
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  • The Victor Cruz Conundrum: Giants Hold the Leverage

    The Victor Cruz Conundrum: Giants Hold the Leverage

    From 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’t
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  • Video - Cold Hard Facts 01:27

    Cold Hard Facts

    Feb 7
    Darren Woodson shares his thoughts on who should be the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL and which player is worth the most.
  • Video - Rapid Fire with Dwane Casey 03:49

    Rapid Fire with Dwane Casey

    Feb 7
    Raptors 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.
  • Video - Best Rivalry In Sports? 09:47

    Best Rivalry In Sports?

    Feb 7
    "SportsCenter" debates the best rivalry in sports.
  • Video - Checking In With David Wright 02:27

    Checking In With David Wright

    Feb 7
    David Wright speaks with ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin about his eight-year contract, getting engaged and recently turning 30.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Williams, Titans may be the best thing for each other

    Feb 7
    To 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 round

    Feb 7
    With 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 7
    The 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.