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Knicks storm back in fourth, Melo scores 36 in win over 'Wolves

Knicks storm back in fourth, Melo scores 36 in win over 'Wolves

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 defici
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  • Wizards clamp down on Nets, hold on for win

    Wizards clamp down on Nets, hold on for win

    ESPN.com Feb 8, 2013
    Washington 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.
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  • Nets Said to Be Considering Deal to Send Humphries to Bobcats

    Nets Said to Be Considering Deal to Send Humphries to Bobcats

    nytimes.com ESPN.com Feb 8, 2013
    A proposed trade with Charlotte could bring Ben Gordon to Brooklyn, easing the Nets' frontcourt logjam.
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  • Saints interview Rob Ryan for coordinator role

    Saints interview Rob Ryan for coordinator role

    CNNSI.com Feb 8, 2013
    Former Dallas Cowboys assistant Rob Ryan has interviewed with the New Orleans Saints for their vacant defensive coordinator job.
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  • Jets Hire Brian VanGorder As LB Coach

    Jets Hire Brian VanGorder As LB Coach

    jetsgab.com Feb 8, 2013
    The 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…
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  • NFL Characters Unite returns to USA Network

    NFL Characters Unite returns to USA Network

    profootballtalk.com Feb 8, 2013
    Last 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 …
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  • Freese, Cards avoid arbitration; Mets add Lyon

    Freese, Cards avoid arbitration; Mets add Lyon

    ST. 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.
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  • Yanks discuss contract extension with Cano

    Yanks discuss contract extension with Cano

    MLB.com ESPN.com Feb 8, 2013
    In 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.
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  • The Giants and the art of cutting the cord

    The Giants and the art of cutting the cord

    ESPN.com Feb 8, 2013
    Thoughtful 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…
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  • A-Rod's PED situation worries Hal Steinbrenner

    A-Rod's PED situation worries Hal Steinbrenner

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Feb 8, 2013
    TAMPA, 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.
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  • The Rockets Catch Fire

    The Rockets Catch Fire

    nytimes.com Feb 8, 2013
    Led 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.
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  • Free Agency: Osi Could Have Many Suitors

    Free Agency: Osi Could Have Many Suitors

    Several 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…
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  • Pauline: Nassib On the Jets’ Radar

    Pauline: Nassib On the Jets’ Radar

    thejetsblog.com Feb 8, 2013
    With 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…
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  • Jets Readying to Free Up $27 Million in Cap Room

    Jets Readying to Free Up $27 Million in Cap Room

    thejetsblog.com Feb 8, 2013
    Under 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. So
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  • Report: Jets Reach Out to Mark Sanchez

    Report: Jets Reach Out to Mark Sanchez

    thejetsblog.com Feb 8, 2013
    TheJetsBlog’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 J
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  • AFC East links: Jets poised to cut Scott

    AFC East links: Jets poised to cut Scott

    ESPN.com Feb 8, 2013
    Buffalo 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 …
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  • Re-signing Bennett Should Be High on Giants’ List of Priorities

    Re-signing Bennett Should Be High on Giants’ List of Priorities

    The 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’ cour
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  • Breakfast links: Giants to bring back Bennett?

    Breakfast links: Giants to bring back Bennett?

    ESPN.com Feb 8, 2013
    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…
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  • Discussion: Giants Banking on Wilson to Take Next Step

    Discussion: Giants Banking on Wilson to Take Next Step

    With 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 at
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  • Vacchiano: Eli is Giants indispensable Mann

    Vacchiano: Eli is Giants indispensable Mann

    nydailynews.com Feb 8, 2013
    Four 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.
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  • Giants re-sign Rogers, Bear with Pascoe

    Giants re-sign Rogers, Bear with Pascoe

    nydailynews.com Feb 8, 2013
    After 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…
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  • Big Ticket's Show: Garnett isn't Russell, and Howard isn't Cham…

    Big Ticket's Show: Garnett isn't Russell, and Howard isn't Chamberla…

    CNNSI.com Feb 8, 2013
    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.
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  • Ian Thomsen: Garnett, Celtics hand Lakers demoralizing defeat

    Ian Thomsen: Garnett, Celtics hand Lakers demoralizing defeat

    CNNSI.com Feb 8, 2013
    BOSTON -- 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…
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  • Myers: For Rex, Scott move will be end of error

    Myers: For Rex, Scott move will be end of error

    nydailynews.com Feb 8, 2013
    If 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.
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  • Video - Carmelo Anthony Drops 36 In Knicks Win 01:02

    Carmelo Anthony Drops 36 In Knicks Win

    Feb 8
    Carmelo Anthony scored 12 points down the stretch to lift the Knicks to a 100-94 win against the Timberwolves.

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