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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.Upvote Share TweetGiants 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.Upvote Share TweetMSG 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.Upvote Share TweetThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Trading Down: A Real Possibility?thejetsblog.com Updated Feb 21, 2013With 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…Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share TweetAs 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, FreeneyUpvote Share TweetThe 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.Upvote Share TweetOne 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Rehabbing A-Rod working to rejoin team this yearWhile 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.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated Feb 21, 2013New 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 soUpvote Share Tweet
Ladies, J.R. Smith's Twitter Come-On Will Have You Sopping Wetdeadspin.com Updated Feb 21, 2013Last 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'…Upvote Share TweetTAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Yankees outfielders Curtis Granderson and Brett Gardner could be switching positions.Upvote Share TweetThe 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 —Upvote Share Tweet
Bard determined to reclaim his place in 'penDaniel 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Section 15: School’s Outnytimes.com Updated Feb 21, 2013When 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Weiner: Players in favor of strong drug progamPORT 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Suzuki takes Kuroda deep in live batting practiceRight-hander Hiroki Kuroda threw live batting practice Thursday to a group of Yankees outfielders that included fellow Japanese star Ichiro Suzuki.Upvote Share Tweet
Dime Q&A: Kenneth Faried “Was Silently A Rodman Fan” As A KidMany 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-glUpvote Share TweetThe 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 sentUpvote Share Tweet
For Mets, Buck more than d'Arnaud's placeholderJohn 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Brian Cushing: Defensive players have to be protected, tooprofootballtalk.com Updated Feb 21, 2013The 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Carlesimo: D-Will not going to be 100 percentBrooklyn Nets coach P.J. Carlesimo admits Deron Williams won't be 100 percent this season.Upvote Share Tweet
Union Chief Tweaks Mets on Payrollnytimes.com Updated Feb 21, 2013After briefing the players, Michael Weiner addressed a number of subjects with the news media, including David Wright's signing and the Mets' payroll.Upvote Share TweetOne 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.Upvote Share TweetNew 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.Upvote Share TweetTim 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…Upvote Share Tweet
The X-Factor That Will Decide Carmelo & New York’s SeasonWith 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 - tUpvote Share Tweet
Jeremy Lin didn’t ‘want to play’ following Houston’s latest trade, as Kevin McHale talks up his new player ‘Cap Room”yahoo.com Updated Feb 21, 2013Though 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 forUpvote Share Tweet
Jason Pierre-Paul named to All-Under-25 TeamDefensive 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…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Feb 21, 2013That 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…Upvote Share TweetWhen 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 definiUpvote Share TweetDeron 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.Upvote Share TweetAnd 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.Upvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: Who Will Shine At The Combine?Feb 21Episode 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.
Jets Combine ReportFeb 21Rich Cimini and Ohm Youngmisuk deliver the latest news from the 2013 NFL Combine
Are the Jets mishandling Darrelle Revis?Feb 21Is Darrelle Revis' future with the New York Jets in jeopardy? His former GM Mike Tannenbaum and ex-teammate LaDainian Tomlinson weigh in.
How should New York Jets handle Mark Sanchez?Feb 21Should 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.
Don Banks: Eagles far from giving up on Foles; more combine Day 1 SnapsFeb 21INDIANAPOLIS -- 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 SunsFeb 21After 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, moreFeb 21Greg 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 sourcesFeb 21The 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.