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NY Knicks and Brooklyn Nets do little at trade deadline along w…

NY Knicks and Brooklyn Nets do little at trade deadline along with rest of NBA

nydailynews.com Updated Feb 21, 2013
Some trading deadline. It made the NBA slam dunk contest look exciting, with the Knicks and Nets doing little or nothing, and no big star moving to a new team.
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  • Rosters for 2013 World Baseball Classic revealed

    Rosters for 2013 World Baseball Classic revealed

    CNNSI.com Feb 21, 2013
    Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera, World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval and Cy Young knuckleballer R.A. Dickey are among 45 major league all-stars on the rosters for the World Baseball Classic.
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  • Giants guard Snee has hip surgery

    Giants guard Snee has hip surgery

    nydailynews.com Feb 21, 2013
    Giants guard Chris Snee had surgery on his hip earlier this week, according to sources. Snee battled hip issues for much of the 2012 season, gutting out a torn labrum and bone chips.
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  • NY Knicks coach Mike Woodson’s free pass may soon expire

    NY Knicks coach Mike Woodson’s free pass may soon expire

    nydailynews.com Feb 21, 2013
    MSG Network’s cameras lingered on Mike Woodson standing courtside Wednesday night in Indiana, exposing facial expressions normally not associated with a fearless leader. This was the face of a coach with intense media scrutiny in his future.
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  • Rex, Idzik turn corner on Revis trade talk

    Rex, Idzik turn corner on Revis trade talk

    The Jets offered what amounted to an organizational mea culpa on Thursday for their missteps a month ago that fueled further speculation that Darrelle Revis may be traded.
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  • Trading Down: A Real Possibility?

    Trading Down: A Real Possibility?

    thejetsblog.com Feb 21, 2013
    With March just around the corner, we turn our attention to free agency and the draft. For the first time since 2008, the Jets own a top-ten pick that they did not have to trade up for, which in and of itself should indicate how relatively successful th…
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  • LoudMouths: Who Will Get More — Nicks or Cruz?

    LoudMouths: Who Will Get More — Nicks or Cruz?

    giantsfootballblog.com Feb 21, 2013
    The Loud Mouths discuss which Giants wide receiver is more important to sign first, and whether Dustin Keller will return to the Jets. Sorry, this video could not be loaded…
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  • Dwight Freeney Calls Jets ‘Intriguing’

    Dwight Freeney Calls Jets ‘Intriguing’

    thejetsblog.com ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    As he recovers from the apparent shock of his dismissal from the Indianapolis Colts, Dwight Freeney made some interesting comments regarding his future yesterday during a Sirius XM interview. While it’s still early and money, in the end, talks, Freeney
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  • Thunder acquire veteran Brewer from Knicks

    Thunder acquire veteran Brewer from Knicks

    The Oklahoma City Thunder made a move to shore up their bench by acquiring Ronnie Brewer from the New York Knicks for a 2014 second-round pick and cash considerations, Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald confirmed Thursday.
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  • Ryan: 'We have not discussed' Revis trade

    Ryan: 'We have not discussed' Revis trade

    One month after upsetting Darrelle Revis by refusing to kill trade rumors for the star cornerback, New York Jets officials shifted into make-up mode Thursday at the NFL combine, saying they expect him to remain with the team for 2013.
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  • Rehabbing A-Rod working to rejoin team this year

    Rehabbing A-Rod working to rejoin team this year

    MLB.com Feb 21, 2013
    While the Yankees prepare to begin their Grapefruit League schedule this weekend, third baseman Alex Rodriguez is working on his rehabilitation from hip surgery in New York, hoping to get back on the field this season.
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  • Mike Groh leaves Alabama to become Bears’ receivers coach

    Mike Groh leaves Alabama to become Bears’ receivers coach

    profootballtalk.com Feb 21, 2013
    New Bears head coach Marc Trestman is filling out his coaching staff by hiring away a receivers coach from Alabama. Mike Groh has left his job as Alabama’s wide receivers coach to take the same job in Chicago, BamaOnline.com first reported. Groh, the so
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  • Ladies, J.R. Smith's Twitter Come-On Will Have You Sopping Wet

    Ladies, J.R. Smith's Twitter Come-On Will Have You Sopping Wet

    deadspin.com Feb 21, 2013
    Last month, as the Knicks were in Philadelphia to play the Sixers, J.R. Smith was up to his old tricks. J.R.'s got something of a history with Twitter, and women, (and asses), so it's not like the young lady who chatted him up via direct message couldn'…
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  • Granderson, Gardner may switch spots in outfield

    Granderson, Gardner may switch spots in outfield

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Yankees outfielders Curtis Granderson and Brett Gardner could be switching positions.
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  • Tentative Draft Order Announced

    Tentative Draft Order Announced

    giantsfootballblog.com Feb 21, 2013
    The tentative round-by-round order for the 2013 NFL Draft was released today. The order does not include compensatory selections, which will be awarded at the bottom of Rounds 3-7 and announced next month. The Giants have all seven selections: Round 1 —
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  • Bard determined to reclaim his place in 'pen

    Bard determined to reclaim his place in 'pen

    MLB.com Feb 21, 2013
    Daniel Bard striking out the side against college kids? Two years ago, that wouldn't even be worth a mention. In fact, Bard striking out the side against the Yankees in the middle of a pennant race wouldn't have been that far out of the ordinary. But in…
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  • Section 15: School’s Out

    Section 15: School’s Out

    nytimes.com Feb 21, 2013
    When school's out, the N.B.A. makes for a nice father and son getaway. And for the Massaads, Barclays Center was on the agenda this year.
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  • Weiner: Players in favor of strong drug progam

    Weiner: Players in favor of strong drug progam

    CNNSI.com Feb 21, 2013
    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Baseball union head Michael Weiner says reporters should refrain from jumping to conclusions about media reports linking players to a Florida anti-aging clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs.
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  • Suzuki takes Kuroda deep in live batting practice

    Suzuki takes Kuroda deep in live batting practice

    MLB.com Feb 21, 2013
    Right-hander Hiroki Kuroda threw live batting practice Thursday to a group of Yankees outfielders that included fellow Japanese star Ichiro Suzuki.
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  • Dime Q&A: Kenneth Faried “Was Silently A Rodman Fan” As A Kid

    Dime Q&A: Kenneth Faried “Was Silently A Rodman Fan” As A Kid

    dimemag.com Feb 21, 2013
    Many are already calling last weekend’s Slam Dunk Contest one of the most overhyped in years. Can we place any of the blame with Kenneth Faried? Probably not. He was quietly solid, and had a couple of dunks (speaking of the Statue of Liberty, off-the-gl
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  • NBA Trade Deadline: Oklahoma City Sends Eric Maynor To Portland

    NBA Trade Deadline: Oklahoma City Sends Eric Maynor To Portland

    dimemag.com Feb 21, 2013
    The Oklahoma City Thunder are content to have Reggie Jackson be their backup point guard going forward, if today’s moves before the NBA trade deadline are an indication. The Thunder traded Eric Maynor to Portland. In return for Maynor, the Blazers sent
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  • For Mets, Buck more than d'Arnaud's placeholder

    For Mets, Buck more than d'Arnaud's placeholder

    MLB.com Feb 21, 2013
    John Buck has earned the reputation as one of the premier game-callers in professional baseball. That could keep him with the Mets even after uber-prospect Travis d'Arnaud arrives to take his job.
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  • Brian Cushing: Defensive players have to be protected, too

    Brian Cushing: Defensive players have to be protected, too

    profootballtalk.com Feb 21, 2013
    The torn ACL suffered by Texans linebacker Brian Cushing when he was hit in the knee from behind by Jets guard Matt Slauson may have been the tipping point for a change in NFL rules to emphasize protecting the legs of defensive players. Cushing supports…
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  • Carlesimo: D-Will not going to be 100 percent

    Carlesimo: D-Will not going to be 100 percent

    ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    Brooklyn Nets coach P.J. Carlesimo admits Deron Williams won't be 100 percent this season.
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  • Union Chief Tweaks Mets on Payroll

    Union Chief Tweaks Mets on Payroll

    nytimes.com Feb 21, 2013
    After briefing the players, Michael Weiner addressed a number of subjects with the news media, including David Wright's signing and the Mets' payroll.
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  • New York Giants 2013 Offseason Preview

    New York Giants 2013 Offseason Preview

    CNNSI.com Feb 21, 2013
    One season after winning the Super Bowl, the Giants missed the playoffs. What can New York do to fill its holes? Chris Burke takes a closer look at the Giants' offseason to-do list.
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  • Tebow nixes talk at controversial Dallas church

    Tebow nixes talk at controversial Dallas church

    ESPN.com nydailynews.com Feb 21, 2013
    New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow has backed out of an appearance at a Baptist mega-church in Dallas with a pastor who has created controversy with his remarks about other faiths.
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  • Tim Tebow wisely avoids more controversy

    Tim Tebow wisely avoids more controversy

    ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    Tim Tebow was at the center of controversy for most of last season with the New York Jets. He continued that trend in the offseason by previously agreeing to speak at a controversial church in Dallas, Texas. However, Tebow wisely backed out of his speak…
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  • The X-Factor That Will Decide Carmelo & New York’s Season

    The X-Factor That Will Decide Carmelo & New York’s Season

    dimemag.com Feb 21, 2013
    With the regular season in its last few months, the cream of the league has risen to the top, and that means it’s time for prognosticators to start talking playoff seeds and possible matchups. One team once believed to be in the pretender category - t
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  • Jeremy Lin didn’t ‘want to play’ following Houston’s latest tra…

    Jeremy Lin didn’t ‘want to play’ following Houston’s latest trade, as Kevin McHale talks up his new player ‘Cap Room”

    yahoo.com Feb 21, 2013
    Though the Houston Rockets clearly won Wednesday’s Thomas Robinson/Patrick Patterson deal — acquiring a young forward whose work on a rookie contract will last longer than Patterson’s will, gaining more cap space along the way — it’s easy to for
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  • Jason Pierre-Paul named to All-Under-25 Team

    Jason Pierre-Paul named to All-Under-25 Team

    giantsfootballblog.com Feb 21, 2013
    Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was the lone member of the New York Giants to crack NFL.com writer . The team, which was comprised of the top 25 players under 25 years of age, included 11 players on offense and defense in addition to a punter, kicker an…
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  • Spring Headlines: Phil Hughes sidelined two weeks with back inj…

    Spring Headlines: Phil Hughes sidelined two weeks with back injury, Johnny Cueto out of WBC

    yahoo.com Feb 21, 2013
    That discomfort Phil Hughes felt in his back while covering first base during fielding drills on Monday? Turns out it was a symptom of something fairly significant. According to MRI results revealed on Wednesday, the Yankees right-hander is dealing with…
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  • James Harden Gets Revenge On OKC; Lakers Destroy The Celtics

    James Harden Gets Revenge On OKC; Lakers Destroy The Celtics

    dimemag.com Feb 21, 2013
    When Houston traded for James Harden, they were hoping, maybe even believing that they were getting a star. But we’re not sure anyone thought they were getting this. In Houston’s wild 122-119 comeback win over the Thunder, Harden not only had a defini
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  • Nets rally, beat Bucks for 2nd straight night

    Nets rally, beat Bucks for 2nd straight night

    ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    Deron Williams scored 23 points and Nets escaped with a 97-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night after Monta Ellis missed on a chance to tie the game with three foul shots in the final seconds.
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  • NY Mets righthander Zack Wheeler delivers thrills in first spri…

    NY Mets righthander Zack Wheeler delivers thrills in first spring session

    nydailynews.com Feb 21, 2013
    And so the hype continues to build for Zack Wheeler. On the day he faced big-league hitters for the first time, throwing live batting practice on a spring training back field, Justin Turner invoked no less a name than Stephen Strasburg.
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Who Will Shine At The Combine? 02:13

    NFL32OT: Who Will Shine At The Combine?

    Feb 21
    Episode 274: Mel Kiper Jr. breaks down the storylines in this year's NFL Scouting Combine. The NFL32 crew discuss the trade rumors surrounding Darrelle Revis.
  • Video - Jets Combine Report 02:24

    Jets Combine Report

    Feb 21
    Rich Cimini and Ohm Youngmisuk deliver the latest news from the 2013 NFL Combine
  • Video - Are the Jets mishandling Darrelle Revis? 03:41

    Are the Jets mishandling Darrelle Revis?

    Feb 21
    Is Darrelle Revis' future with the New York Jets in jeopardy? His former GM Mike Tannenbaum and ex-teammate LaDainian Tomlinson weigh in.
  • Video - How should New York Jets handle Mark Sanchez? 00:50

    How should New York Jets handle Mark Sanchez?

    Feb 21
    Should New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez be the starter in 2013? Former Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson and former GM Mike Tannenbaum explain why Jets fans should be optimistic.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Eagles far from giving up on Foles; more combine Day 1 Snaps

    Feb 21
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a somewhat slow first day at the NFL's annual scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium...
  • O'Neal won't seek buyout, to remain with Suns

    Feb 21
    After the passing of the NBA trade deadline Thursday and a post-deadline meeting with team officials, Phoenix Suns center Jermaine O'Neal told ESPN that he is staying with the Suns as opposed to seeking a buyout of his contract
  • NFL combine -- Thursday observations about Bucs, Joeckel, more

    Feb 21
    Greg Schiano made it clear at the combine that Josh Freeman is the Buccaneers' starting quarterback, writes John Clayton.
  • Orlando Magic trade J.J. Redick to Milwaukee Bucks, according to sources

    Feb 21
    The Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic have agreed to a trade that will send J.J. Redick, Gustavo Ayon and Ish Smith to the Bucks in return for Tobias Harris, Beno Udrih and Doron Lamb, league sources told ESPN.com.