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George, hot-shooting Pacers clobber Knicks

George, hot-shooting Pacers clobber Knicks

ESPN.com Updated Feb 20, 2013
Paul George scored 27 points and the Indiana Pacers powered their way closer to the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference by beating the New York Knicks 125-91 on Wednesday night.
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  • Harden drops 46 as Rockets rally amid deals

    Harden drops 46 as Rockets rally amid deals

    ESPN.com Feb 20, 2013
    James Harden scored a career-high 46 points and Jeremy Lin added 29 as the Houston Rockets mounted a furious fourth-quarter comeback for a 122-119 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night.
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  • Turning It On: The Pacers' offense showed up in style in their …

    Turning It On: The Pacers' offense showed up in style in their 1…

    CNNSI.com Feb 20, 2013
    The Pacers' offense showed up in style in their 125-91 blowout of the East rival Knicks. Indiana isn't known for its scoring, but that's what's clicking right now, says Rob Mahoney.
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  • Can't keep Pace: Slow, unorganized Knicks blown out by Indiana

    Can't keep Pace: Slow, unorganized Knicks blown out by Indiana

    nydailynews.com Feb 20, 2013
    Effort, heart and pride are three qualities the Knicks were sorely lacking Wednesday night as Mike Woodson’s reeling team was embarrassed by a more athletic and disciplined Indiana Pacers team. The final score, 125-91, doesn’t even begin to tell the s
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  • Yankees have enough concerns with aging and injured roster, now…

    Yankees have enough concerns with aging and injured roster, now Phil Hughes' back injury moves to the forefront

    From the moment the spring training gates flew open at Steinbrenner Field, the Yankee brass began holding its breath and crossing its fingers about the physical state of its creaky roster. Every Derek Jeter fielding play, every pitch and wind sprint by …
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  • Knocked-Down Knicks: There's no end in sight for the Knicks' re…

    Knocked-Down Knicks: There's no end in sight for the Knicks' recent st…

    CNNSI.com Feb 20, 2013
    There's no end in sight for the Knicks' recent struggles. Paul George scored 27 points as Indiana handed East rival New York a 125-91 loss for the Knicks' fourth loss in five games.
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  • Baseball's Facial Hair Spectrum

    Baseball's Facial Hair Spectrum

    deadspin.com yahoo.com Feb 20, 2013
    This is it. The very least amount of hair a man can be covered in and still considered to have a mustache and the very most amount of hair a man can be covered in and still be counted among those walking upright and having moved on from dwelling in cave…
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  • Hurdle says Burnett will start opener for Pirates

    Hurdle says Burnett will start opener for Pirates

    CNNSI.com Feb 20, 2013
    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) For the first time in his career, A.J. Burnett is getting the call on opening day.
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  • Jets' Revis, Seahawks' Sherman jab on Twitter

    Jets' Revis, Seahawks' Sherman jab on Twitter

    Two of the NFL's best cornerbacks have taken to Twitter to air out their differences.
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  • NBA Trade Rumors: Brooklyn Nets Want Paul Pierce, Make Terrible…

    NBA Trade Rumors: Brooklyn Nets Want Paul Pierce, Make Terrible Offer

    dimemag.com Feb 20, 2013
    I guess you can’t hurt the Brooklyn Nets for trying. Like pretty much every other team in the NBA, they believe that their standing would be enhanced significantly by the presence of Paul Pierce in their lineup. Add to that the fact that whether they ar
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  • Buzz: Are the Jets at All Interested in Keeping Keller?

    Buzz: Are the Jets at All Interested in Keeping Keller?

    thejetsblog.com Feb 20, 2013
    Yesterday, there was a very telling note from Rich Cimini on the lack of work between the Jets and Dustin Keller as the two sides prepare to meet. The two sides have yet to exchange proposals, the source said, but Keller is someone the Jets should think…
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  • Jets will shop Tebow at Scouting Combine

    Jets will shop Tebow at Scouting Combine

    It’s no surprise that the Jets are done with quarterback Tim Tebow.  It will be a major surprise if they get anything in return for the remainder of his 2010 first-round contract. Still, they’ll try.  Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com reports that the
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  • NBA Trade Rumors Roundup: The Top 5 Stories Before The Deadline

    NBA Trade Rumors Roundup: The Top 5 Stories Before The Deadline

    dimemag.com Feb 20, 2013
    With the NBA’s trade deadline less than 24 hours away from arriving, trade rumors are rampant around the league. Here are the 5 biggest stories we’re tracking. *** *** *** 5. THE NEW YORK KNICKS WON’T BUDGE The Knicks’ rise this season was fast, b
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  • Pineda pleads no contest in August DUI case

    Pineda pleads no contest in August DUI case

    CNNSI.com Feb 20, 2013
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has pleaded no contest to driving under the influence.
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  • Knicks don't need trade to be contenders: Woody

    Knicks don't need trade to be contenders: Woody

    nydailynews.com Feb 20, 2013
    Even if the Knicks fail to make a move prior to Thursday's 3 p.m. trading deadline, Mike Woodson is confident his current roster can make a run at a NBA championship. But only under one condition.
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  • Could Big Blue Reunite with Kevin Boss?

    Could Big Blue Reunite with Kevin Boss?

    giantsfootballblog.com Feb 20, 2013
    The Kansas City Chiefs released tight end Kevin Boss, as well as wide receiver Steve Breaston, as new head coach Andy Reid attempts to overhaul the roster. With the uncertainty surrounding the Giants’ tight end position, Boss might become a cheap candid
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  • Don’t Call it a Comeback

    Don’t Call it a Comeback

    thejetsblog.com Feb 20, 2013
    Could some of the players the Jets just cut be returning to the fold in 2013?  Possibly, writes Kristian Dyer who had some very juicy nuggets in today’s Metro on who might return and who Jets fans can expect to move on in 2013.   Emphasis is mine. Bar
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  • Yankees, Cano have talked 'significant' contract

    Yankees, Cano have talked 'significant' contract

    ESPN.com Feb 20, 2013
    Robinson Cano's agent and the New York Yankees have discussed reaching a long-term contract before the star second baseman hits the free-agent market after this season.
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  • NBA Trade Rumors: Oklahoma City Thunder Discussing Kendrick Per…

    NBA Trade Rumors: Oklahoma City Thunder Discussing Kendrick Perkins Deal

    dimemag.com Feb 20, 2013
    According to NBA trade rumors, the Phoenix Suns have been one of the most active teams heading into tomorrow’s NBA trade deadline. There have been pieces floating around the internet that they’ve been discussing moving Jermaine O’Neal to the Knicks
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  • Gagne: Washington Redskins 2013 Offseason Preview

    Gagne: Washington Redskins 2013 Offseason Preview

    CNNSI.com Feb 20, 2013
    With great success comes great pressure. The Redskins were 2012's Cinderella, but the stakes are now higher. Matt Gagne lays out how to build upon last season's breakout.
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  • In Mets camp after humble beginnings, Wheeler at ease

    In Mets camp after humble beginnings, Wheeler at ease

    MLB.com Feb 20, 2013
    Mets prospect Zack Wheeler appears unfazed by his first Major League camp, but that could partially be because of the way his talent developed.
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  • Mariners trade Carp to Red Sox for PTBN or cash

    Mariners trade Carp to Red Sox for PTBN or cash

    CNNSI.com Feb 20, 2013
    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox have acquired Mike Carp from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later or cash.
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  • Osi Umenyiora engaged to Miss Universe

    Osi Umenyiora engaged to Miss Universe

    yahoo.com Feb 20, 2013
    It's good to be Osi Umenyiora. One year ago, the New York Giants defensive end was celebrating his second Super Bowl ring when he was introduced to Leila Lopes, a.k.a. Miss Universe 2011, during New York City's fashion week. The two started dating short…
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  • Muscle Strain to Limit Murphy's Training

    Muscle Strain to Limit Murphy's Training

    nytimes.com Feb 20, 2013
    Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy will be limited to riding a stationary bike by a right intercostal muscle strain.
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  • Puello chooses not to talk about Biogenisis link

    Puello chooses not to talk about Biogenisis link

    MLB.com Feb 20, 2013
    Mets prospect Cesar Puello on Wednesday chose not to comment on an ESPN report connecting him to a South Florida clinic that has been linked to performance-enhancing drugs.
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  • Wednesday Morning Update: Giants Probably Won’t Use Tag

    Wednesday Morning Update: Giants Probably Won’t Use Tag

    giantsfootballblog.com Feb 20, 2013
    According to Ian Rappoport of NFL.com, Giants CEO John Mara has said the Giants will probably not be using the franchise tag on any of their impending free agents this winter. owner John Mara tells me his team will "probably not" administer th…
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  • Joe Johnson forces overtime, follows with the game-winner to be…

    Joe Johnson forces overtime, follows with the game-winner to beat the Bucks (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com nydailynews.com Feb 20, 2013
    As one of the disappointing cornerstones of the Brooklyn Nets, Joe Johnson has received his fair share of negative criticism this season, and not just after being dragged into ridiculous arguments about LeBron James. Yet, despite his 42.7 percent mark f…
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  • Former Jets could find home with Bills

    Former Jets could find home with Bills

    ESPN.com Feb 20, 2013
    Last week, the AFC East blog examined the possibility of the Buffalo Bills going after projected New York Jets castoffs. We mentioned Calvin Pace and Bart Scott as two Jets likely to be released. On Tuesday, that projection became a reality as New York …
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  • Wednesday morning one-liners

    Wednesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Feb 20, 2013
    The felony assault case of Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard is now before a jury. The Bills have re-signed offensive lineman Colin Brown. Do the Dolphins have what it takes to fix their problems on both sides of the ball? Here’s a look at some of the quarter
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  • Coughlin sees career goal line, says Giants' Thomas

    Coughlin sees career goal line, says Giants' Thomas

    nydailynews.com Feb 20, 2013
    Tom Coughlin never talks of retirement, rarely even breathes a word about the end of his coaching career being near. But on Tuesday, one of his players did that for him. Giants defensive back Terrell Thomas, in an appearance on the NFL Network’s “NFL
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  • Knicks look to stick with what works

    Knicks look to stick with what works

    nydailynews.com Feb 20, 2013
    With 50 games and the All-Star break under their belt, the Knicks are looking to stay the course that has them in first place in the Atlantic Division and 14 games over .500.
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  • Yankees have problem at catcher with average Francisco Cervelli…

    Yankees have problem at catcher with average Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart and young Austin Romine as options behind the

    nydailynews.com Feb 20, 2013
    That famous Casey Stengel line “You have to have a catcher or else you’re gonna have a lot of passed balls” seems never more applicable than this spring in Yankeeland South, where a group of flawed and marginal receivers are all vying for the right
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  • Video - Nets Hold Off Bucks, 97-94 00:55

    Nets Hold Off Bucks, 97-94

    Feb 20
    Big fourth quarter lifts Nets past Bucks.
  • Video - Pacers Take Laugher Over Knicks 01:13

    Pacers Take Laugher Over Knicks

    Feb 20
    Pacers outscore Knicks by 34 points, handing New York their third straight loss.
  • Video - NFL32OT: To Franchise or Not To Franchise 02:39

    NFL32OT: To Franchise or Not To Franchise

    Feb 20
    Episode 272: Adam Schefter breaks down Joe Flacco's contract negotiations and whether the Patriots will use their franchise tag on Wes Welker. The NFL32 crew talk with Seahawks' Richard Sherman about his argument with Darrelle Revis via Twitter.
  • Video - Revis, Sherman Twitter Feud 04:56

    Revis, Sherman Twitter Feud

    Feb 20
    Richard Sherman joins NFL32 to discuss Twitter argument with Darrelle Revis.

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    Feb 20
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