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The difference in Friday night’s 100-94 Knicks victory in Minneapolis is that one team has a superstar and the other doesn’t. Carmelo Anthony scored 12 of his 36 points in the final nine minutes as the Knicks overcame an 11-point fourth-quarter deficiUpvote Share Tweet
Wizards clamp down on Nets, hold on for winWashington Wizards held the Brooklyn Nets without a field goal for nearly nine minutes during the first half, survived a second-half slump and held on for an 89-74 victory Friday night in their latest win over a team near the top of the standings.Upvote Share TweetA proposed trade with Charlotte could bring Ben Gordon to Brooklyn, easing the Nets' frontcourt logjam.Upvote Share TweetFormer Dallas Cowboys assistant Rob Ryan has interviewed with the New Orleans Saints for their vacant defensive coordinator job.Upvote Share Tweetjetsgab.com Updated Feb 8, 2013The Jets have hired former Auburn and Falcons defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder as their linebackers coach, Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger reports. VanGorder interviewed with the Jets Thursday. VanGorder was the defensive coordinator for the Fa…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL Characters Unite returns to USA Networkprofootballtalk.com Updated Feb 8, 2013Last year, a group of NFL players and former coach Tony Dungy used personal challenges involving bigotry, abuse, and racism to help improve the lives of four teenagers facing similar situations. This year, NFL Characters Unite returns, with a new group …Upvote Share TweetST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Cardinals and 2011 World Series MVP David Freese have reached agreement on a one-year contract that avoids salary arbitration.Upvote Share TweetIn a possible reversal of a club policy that shies away from contract extensions before deals are complete, Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said on Friday that the team has opened the topic with second baseman Robinson Cano.Upvote Share Tweet
The Giants and the art of cutting the cordThoughtful piece here from Paul Schwartz, with the help of former New York Giants tackle Luke Petitgout, on the Giants' preference for parting ways with players before those players lose their effectiveness. At the end of the week in which the Giants cu…Upvote Share TweetTAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner says he's concerned about the latest drug allegations swirling around third baseman Alex Rodriguez, but that the matter is being looked at by Major League Baseball.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Feb 8, 2013Led by James Harden and Jeremy Lin, the Houston Rockets have become one of the N.B.A.'s most exciting teams, scoring more than 100 points in seven consecutive games.Upvote Share TweetSeveral teams will be looking into signing Osi Umenyiora this spring. In fact, there could be more than a few. The goal for most teams is to average a minimum of two sacks per game on defense (32 sacks). Last season, the Giants were just above that with…Upvote Share Tweet
Pauline: Nassib On the Jets’ RadarWith the Combine around the corner, Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib is working out with the likes of Paul Hackett and Ken Anderson in preparation to showcase his talent. Tony Pauline is reporting that the New York Jets are one of three teams who have a…Upvote Share Tweet
Jets Readying to Free Up $27 Million in Cap RoomUnder the weather this week … blech … sorry for the lack of updates, we’ll try and remedy that in the coming days ahead … but this flu just keeps hanging on … Anway, looks like the Jets are ready to cut some dead weight in the coming weeks. SoUpvote Share TweetTheJetsBlog’s own Jake Steinberg is reporting that the Jets have reached out to Mark Sanchez about possibly restructuring his contract. As it currently stands, the dead money costs associated with cutting Sanchez is an astronomical $17 million and the JUpvote Share Tweet
AFC East links: Jets poised to cut ScottBuffalo Bills The Bills have decided to allow receiver Donald Jones to become a free agent, the AP reports. They declined to tender the third-year player a contract offer Thursday. "We have made the decision to not re-sign Donald. We're going in a …Upvote Share Tweet
Re-signing Bennett Should Be High on Giants’ List of PrioritiesThe Giants took a flier on TE Martellus Bennett last year, inking the former Cowboys’ second-round pick to a one-year, “show-me” deal at $2.5 million deal in hopes that he would show them something. uire He did. Now the ball is in the Giants’ courUpvote Share Tweet
Breakfast links: Giants to bring back Bennett?Washington Redskins CSN Washington is taking a look at unsung heroes from the Redskins' division championship season, and this latest installment looks at right guard Chris Chester. Indeed, Chester had a strong season at right guard and was one of the p…Upvote Share Tweet
Discussion: Giants Banking on Wilson to Take Next StepWith Ahmad Bradshaw no longer in Blue, the Giants are handing over the reins to second-year RB David Wilson. But can Wilson take the wear and tear required of a featured NFL back? Keep in mind, he is also the Giants’ top kick returner. They will need atUpvote Share Tweet
Vacchiano: Eli is Giants indispensable MannFour years ago the Giants were an NFL power, one year removed from a Super Bowl championship and possibly one gunshot wound away from winning two in a row. They had won 16 of their last 21 games, including playoffs. And they had money to spend.Upvote Share TweetAfter two days of subtracting salaries, the Giants added a couple on Thursday when they re-signed defensive tackle Shaun Rogers and tight end Bear Pascoe.The 6-4, 350-pound Rogers, who will turn 34 next month, signed with the Giants last April, but miss…Upvote Share Tweet
Big Ticket's Show: Garnett isn't Russell, and Howard isn't Chamberla…Garnett isn't Russell, and Howard isn't Chamberlain. And yet, in the Celtics' 116-95 beating of the Lakers, the 2 echoed past showdowns of the NBA's best rivalry, says Ian Thomsen.Upvote Share TweetBOSTON -- The Lakers-Celtics rivalry means everything to the NBA. It was built on the foundation of Bill Russell's victories over Wilt Chamberlain -- of the team leader overwhelming the prodigious individual. Here Thursday their showdown was brought bac…Upvote Share TweetIf Bart Scott was as productive as his mouth, then he would not be on the verge of getting cut by the Jets and he would not be the symbol of Rex Ryan’s deficiencies as a personnel evaluator.Upvote Share Tweet
Carmelo Anthony Drops 36 In Knicks WinFeb 8Carmelo Anthony scored 12 points down the stretch to lift the Knicks to a 100-94 win against the Timberwolves.
Weekend Dime: Should Clippers go all-in?Feb 8Should the Clippers stick with what they have or make a deal at the trade deadline?