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Dedes goes unpunished

Dedes goes unpunished

nydailynews.com Updated Feb 23, 2012
While watching Madison Square Garden Network’s postgame show on Monday night, after the Nets beat the Knicks, 100-92, there were no expectations of hearing anything about Spero Dedes and the flap over his “c---- in the armor” reference he made the p
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  • Rex: No passing Peyton, but Sanchez's the man

    Rex: No passing Peyton, but Sanchez's the man

    When Rex Ryan looks back on his career, when the brash free-wheeling leader of the Jets takes a trip down memory lane, will he regret not pursuing one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history?
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  • Heat crush Lin & Co.

    Heat crush Lin & Co.

    Jeremy Lin hadn't seen anything like this. The Heat played smothering defense while LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined to score 42 points in a 102-88 rout of the Knicks.
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  • Join our Team at Jets Gab Today!

    Join our Team at Jets Gab Today!

    jetsgab.com Feb 23, 2012
    Are you a die-hard Jets fan with a strong opinion? Have you ever dreamed of being a writer, or like posting about the Jets and their trials? Then your shot to do it is here, as JetsGab.com is one the biggest and best Jets fan sites, and and is looking f…
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  • Combine Notes: Rex Ryan is making no Super Bowl promises this t…

    Combine Notes: Rex Ryan is making no Super Bowl promises this time

    yahoo.com Feb 23, 2012
    INDIANAPOLIS - At last year's scouting combine, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan did what he does best: he got vocal and entertained everybody. And in that process, he guaranteed that his Jets were going to win the Super Bowl. Rex then: "I believe this
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  • On A Tear: The Heat's 14-game home win streak is on the line……

    On A Tear: The Heat's 14-game home win streak is on the line…

    CNNSI.com Jan 19, 2012
    The Heat's 14-game home win streak is on the line as LeBron James and Co. host the defending champion Mavericks. Can Dallas halt Miami's run? Follow along with TNT OverTime.
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  • Steelers Show Giants What Needs to Be Done

    Steelers Show Giants What Needs to Be Done

    giantsfootballblog.com Feb 23, 2012
    The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t become a pillar of strength in the NFL by being flashy. They aren’t exactly frugal, either. The operative word for them is practical.  They needed to free up some cap room in order to retain some …
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  • No Guarantee From Ryan

    No Guarantee From Ryan

    Ryan took full responsibility for what he called a "terrible" Jets season, then set much lower goals for the Jets in 2012 than he has in the past.
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  • Howard 'humbled' by reaction of Nets fans

    Howard 'humbled' by reaction of Nets fans

    ESPN.com Feb 23, 2012
    Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard called the love and appreciation New Jersey Nets fans and the organization showed him on Wednesday night "a humbling experience," but would not comment on his potential desire to join the Nets via trade or free agency.
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  • 'Linsanity' sparks trademark war over catch-phrase

    'Linsanity' sparks trademark war over catch-phrase

    nba.com Feb 23, 2012
    The fanatical frenzy surrounding New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin is becoming even more Linsane.
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  • Will RB Trent Richardson fall to Jets?

    Will RB Trent Richardson fall to Jets?

    ESPN.com Feb 23, 2012
    Alabama star running back Trent Richardson probably wasn't on the New York Jets' radar after the college football season. Richardson cemented his status as the nation's best tailback after rushing for 96 yards and a touchdown in a physical win over LSU …
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  • In New Knicks Era, Stoudemire Is Not His Old Self

    In New Knicks Era, Stoudemire Is Not His Old Self

    nytimes.com Feb 23, 2012
    After an impressive 2011, Amar'e Stoudemire of the Knicks is not a dominant force this season.
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  • Source: Jets Defense to Slim Down

    Source: Jets Defense to Slim Down

    thejetsblog.com Feb 23, 2012
    Metro NY Jets beat writer Kristian Dyer tweeted some interesting information yesterday, regarding the Jets offseason conditioning plan. I just hope this doesn’t apply to Aaron Maybin..if anything, Mayhem need to bulk up.
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  • LT D’Brickashaw Ferguson Restructures Contract

    LT D’Brickashaw Ferguson Restructures Contract

    Jets left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson has restructured his contract, giving the Jets some needed cap relief. Ferguson was scheduled to earn $9.985 million in guaranteed base salary with an $11.651 million cap number in 2012. According to Mehta, Ferguso
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  • Another New Knicks Attraction: Depth

    Another New Knicks Attraction: Depth

    nytimes.com Feb 23, 2012
    With Smith, Davis, Novak, Jeffries and the imminent return of Harrellson, the Knicks now have a deep bench.
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  • Jets create much-needed cap room

    Jets create much-needed cap room

    ESPN.com Feb 23, 2012
    The New York Jets made their first significant roster move of the 2012 offseason by restructuring the contract of starting left tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson. The move will save the Jets approximately $7.5 million on this year’s salary cap, according to
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  • Jerry Reese’s Best Draft Picks: #7 Kevin Boss

    Jerry Reese’s Best Draft Picks: #7 Kevin Boss

    giantsfootballblog.com Feb 23, 2012
    Counting down Jerry Reese’s eleven best draft picks/ undrafted free agents Kevin Boss: Fifth Round (Pick 153), 2007 When Jeremy Shockey was carted off the field with a broken leg, many fans figured that any chances the Giants had of …
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  • The next UMass star? Emil Igwenagu hopes so

    The next UMass star? Emil Igwenagu hopes so

    yahoo.com Feb 23, 2012
    MARTINSVILLE, N.J. - Could tight end Emil Igwenagu be the next NFL star to come from the UMass program? Just two years removed from his collegiate career at UMass, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is enjoying a stellar start to his NFL career.
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  • Thursday morning one-liners

    Thursday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Feb 23, 2012
    The Bills will meet with free agent WR Stevie Johnson’s agent on Friday. The Miami Herald looks at the Dolphins’ potential offseason plan. The defensive line is a draft need for the Patriots. Jets brass is prepared for the NFL Scouting Combine. The
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  • Stephen Jones: Cowboys still think Tony Romo can win a Super Bo…

    Stephen Jones: Cowboys still think Tony Romo can win a Super Bowl

    profootballtalk.com Feb 23, 2012
    The Dallas Cowboys remain committed to Tony Romo as the quarterback to lead them to the Super Bowl. Although Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said Eli Manning is the difference between the Super Bowl-winning Giants and the home-for-the-playoffs Cowboys, Jo…
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  • Breakfast links: Manning-Skins thoughts

    Breakfast links: Manning-Skins thoughts

    ESPN.com Feb 23, 2012
    Morning. Sorry things kind of tailed off yesterday afternoon, but it was 58 degrees here, and let's just say I felt like the clubs you see in the predictions videos needed to be temporarily relocated. Ironic, no, that this is brought up here? In the lin…
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  • NY Knicks' Jeremy Lin is showing no signs of Sports Illustrated…

    NY Knicks' Jeremy Lin is showing no signs of Sports Illustrated cover jinx, even after two straight weeks

    nydailynews.com Feb 23, 2012
    If there is in fact a Sports Illustrated curse, just imagine the cruel, supernatural forces gathering with punitive fury to sabotage Knicks media sensation Jeremy Lin.
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  • Video - Heat Quiet Knicks For 8th Straight Win 01:01

    Heat Quiet Knicks For 8th Straight Win

    Feb 23
    Jeremy Lin and Carmelo Anthony struggle in Knicks' 102-88 loss to Heat.
  • Video - From The Couch To The Penthouse 01:04

    From The Couch To The Penthouse

    Feb 23
    Jeremy Lin has upgraded his living arrangements, and Heat forward Chris Bosh shares some life advice for the Knicks star.
  • Video - Lin's Top Plays 02:22

    Lin's Top Plays

    Feb 23
    ESPNNewYork.com presents the Top 10 plays from Jeremy Lin so far this season.
  • Video - Spoelstra, Bosh Comment On 01:16

    Spoelstra, Bosh Comment On

    Feb 23
    For the first time since Linsanity took hold in New York; the New York Knicks will come to the AmericanAirlines Arena…

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    Feb 23
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