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More to Fields Than a Pregame Handshake

More to Fields Than a Pregame Handshake

nytimes.com Updated Feb 22, 2012
If it was easy to lose sight of Landry Fields's role in Jeremy Lin's rise, then Fields provided a reminder of his value in the Knicks' 99-82 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.
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  • LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Miami Heat tired of Linsanity tal…

    LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Miami Heat tired of Linsanity talk around Jeremy Lin, NY Knicks

    nydailynews.com Feb 22, 2012
    LeBron James sighed and shook his head. Following practice on Wednesday, the first question posed to the Heat star was about - you guessed it - Jeremy Lin, and James acted as if he was tired of talking about the new kid on the NBA block.
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  • Knicks make quick work of injury-ridden Hawks

    Knicks make quick work of injury-ridden Hawks

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Feb 22, 2012
    NEW YORK (AP) Not much heat from the Hawks for Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks .
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  • Howard makes impression as Magic crush Nets

    Howard makes impression as Magic crush Nets

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Feb 22, 2012
    Dwight Howard had 20 points and 17 rebounds and the Orlando Magic rolled to a 108-91 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Wednesday night.
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  • Jeremy Lin finds himself a nice hotel to stay in, complete with…

    Jeremy Lin finds himself a nice hotel to stay in, complete with a BLT bar

    yahoo.com Feb 22, 2012
    For a spell, while he was wondering if the New York Knicks were going to be the third NBA team to cut him in a nine-week span, Jeremy Lin was famously dividing time between teammate Landry Fields' apartment and his brother's couch. Last week we found ou…
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  • Nets' Williams has surgery on fractured left foot

    Nets' Williams has surgery on fractured left foot

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Feb 22, 2012
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Nets forward Shawne Williams had surgery to repair an old fracture and remove two small bone fragments in his left foot Wednesday. He will miss the rest of the season.
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  • Utah's Evans to replace Shumpert in dunk contest

    Utah's Evans to replace Shumpert in dunk contest

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Feb 22, 2012
    NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Knicks rookie Iman Shumpert has pulled out of the slam dunk contest with an injury and will be replaced by Utah's Jeremy Evans.
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  • NASCAR veteran turns to Giants for inspiration

    NASCAR veteran turns to Giants for inspiration

    nydailynews.com Feb 22, 2012
    Jeff Gordon stood on Lucas Oil Stadium's sidelines for Super Bowl XLVI with the upcoming Daytona 500 rooted in the back of his mind.
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  • Jeremy Lin scores his second straight Sports Illustrated cover,…

    Jeremy Lin scores his second straight Sports Illustrated cover, joining some lofty company

    yahoo.com Feb 22, 2012
    You can point to New York's cupcake schedule in the days following Jeremy Lin's ascension into the Knicks rotation on Feb. 4. You can point to the minutes he plays in New York's frantic pace, as Jason Terry did on Sunday, and all the possessions he gets…
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  • Ex-Giants great Carson won't run for Congress

    Ex-Giants great Carson won't run for Congress

    ESPN.com Feb 22, 2012
    Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Harry Carson has ruled out running for Congress as a Democrat in New Jersey.
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  • Nets' Humphries sits out as Howard arrives

    Nets' Humphries sits out as Howard arrives

    ESPN.com Feb 22, 2012
    New Jersey Nets power forward Kris Humphries will miss Wednesday night's game against the Orlando Magic with a strained left calf, Nets coach Avery Johnson said after the team's morning shootaround.
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  • Competition Committee to consider adjusting 12 men penalty

    Competition Committee to consider adjusting 12 men penalty

    profootballtalk.com Feb 22, 2012
    Following the 12 men on the field penalty called on the Giants late in the Super Bowl, Florio started banging the drum for the league to consider changes to the rule. The Giants didn’t pull the move intentionally, but there is nothing stopping a team fr
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  • Free Agent Focus: WR Reggie Wayne

    Free Agent Focus: WR Reggie Wayne

    thejetsblog.com Feb 22, 2012
    Recently Pro Football Focus released their list of the top 50 free agents in this year’s class.  In honor of that as we head to free agency next month, we’re going to focus on some of the players that the Jets might … Continue reading →
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  • Brandon Jacobs expects to return to the Giants

    Brandon Jacobs expects to return to the Giants

    profootballtalk.com Feb 22, 2012
    Giants running back Brandon Jacobs has won a pair of Super Bowl titles in seven seasons with the team.  And he intends to try to make it three out of eight. “Well, I have spoken to my agent and I do expect to be fully back with the New York Giants next
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  • Which Giant Player(s) Should Get Docked?

    Which Giant Player(s) Should Get Docked?

    giantsfootballblog.com Feb 22, 2012
    Put yourself in Giants’ GM Jerry Reese’s shoes. Your team just won the Super Bowl, but the immediate future is in jeopardy. Nearly half your roster is eligible for free agency, while others under contract look for pay increases. You …
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  • Breakfast links: Dallas leadership nonsense

    Breakfast links: Dallas leadership nonsense

    ESPN.com Feb 22, 2012
    Up and at 'em on a combine week Wednesday. Not sure which of our division's coaches and GMs will be holding news conferences during the big event in Indy, but I believe ESPNNewYork.com and ESPNDallas.com are both staffing it, which means I'd expect to h…
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  • Jeremy Lin scores new fans for NBA in NYC's Asian enclaves

    Jeremy Lin scores new fans for NBA in NYC's Asian enclaves

    nydailynews.com Feb 22, 2012
    The Knicks’ newest star has Lin-troduced the game of basketball to whole new crop of fans. Expats of China and Taiwan - many of whom had never seen a game before Linsanity swept up New York - are quickly turning into die-hard Knicks fans because of
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  • New York Giants News and LInks for Feb 22

    New York Giants News and LInks for Feb 22

    giantsfootballblog.com Feb 22, 2012
    The 2012 offseason begins today with the NFL Combine is Indianapolis. Here are some other tidbits for you this morning…. OT Giants’ #1 offseason priority? Carson backs out of congress race  New York Giants team report Grading the 2011 New …
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  • Video - Howard, Magic Dispatch Nets 00:42

    Howard, Magic Dispatch Nets

    Feb 22
    Dwight Howard had 20 points and 17 rebounds as the Magic rolled to a 108-91 victory.
  • Video - Lin, D'Antoni on Knicks' Win 00:34

    Lin, D'Antoni on Knicks' Win

    Feb 22
    Jeremy Lin and Mike D'Antoni discuss the Knicks' 99-82 win over the Hawks.
  • Video - Lin, Knicks Run Past Hawks 01:04

    Lin, Knicks Run Past Hawks

    Feb 22
    Jeremy Lin scores 17 in Knicks' 99-82 win over Hawks.
  • Video - NFL32OT - Episode 89 02:25

    NFL32OT - Episode 89

    Feb 22
    The 32 crew discusses the process of the combine and debates what the Giants need to do this offseason to increase their shot at a repeat.

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    Feb 22
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    Feb 22
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