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Schilling's famed bloody sock auctioned for $92K

Schilling's famed bloody sock auctioned for $92K

CNNSI.com Updated Feb 23, 2013
A bloody sock worn by Curt Schilling while pitching for the Boston Red Sox in Game 2 of the 2004 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals was sold for $92,613 at a live auction on Saturday night at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion.
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  • Kenyon vows to bring Knicks energy, not temper

    Kenyon vows to bring Knicks energy, not temper

    nydailynews.com Feb 23, 2013
    The Knicks have had some games this season when they’ve lost their composure and focus, and so now they’ve brought in a veteran player who is the first to admit, “I’m a hot head a little bit.” Sounds like a perfect fit.
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  • Contreras accepts minor league deal with Pirates

    Contreras accepts minor league deal with Pirates

    CNNSI.com Feb 23, 2013
    The Pittsburgh Pirates have reached agreement with 41-year-old pitcher Jose Contreras on a minor league contract.
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  • Wheeler, Mets’ Top Prospect, Looks in Top Form in Spring Opener

    Wheeler, Mets’ Top Prospect, Looks in Top Form in Spring Opener

    nytimes.com MLB.com Feb 23, 2013
    Zack Wheeler, a 22-year-old right-hander, threw two strong innings in a 5-3 victory against the Washington Nationals.
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  • Although not the long-term answer, John Buck perfect fit for NY…

    Although not the long-term answer, John Buck perfect fit for NY Mets staff

    nydailynews.com Feb 23, 2013
    Two batters into Zack Wheeler’s first outing on a big league mound, the Nationals had a runner on third with one out. The Mets pulled the infield in, looking to cut the run off at the plate, so the percentage play for catcher John Buck was to call for f
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  • End Zone: Giants corner Thomas battles back from third ACL tear

    End Zone: Giants corner Thomas battles back from third ACL tear

    nydailynews.com Feb 23, 2013
    The pain and the agony were always there with Terrell Thomas. He just found a way to ignore them. He knew there were supposed to be limits to what he could do, but he pushed through.
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  • Koufax joins Dodgers, begins new role with team

    Koufax joins Dodgers, begins new role with team

    CNNSI.com Feb 23, 2013
    Even from a distance, the rangy old man in gray uniform pants and a blue hoodie clearly is no ordinary coach. Players pay uncommonly close attention to his advice, and fans crane their necks as he moves easily around the Los Angeles Dodgers' spring trai…
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  • Thankful Martin excited for chance with Knicks

    Thankful Martin excited for chance with Knicks

    ESPN.com Feb 23, 2013
    Kenyon Martin spent the past four months waiting for the phone to ring, hoping he'd get a chance to play basketball again. There were days when he worried the call would never come.
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  • Judge rules that Yankees are baseball’s only ‘Evil Empire’

    Judge rules that Yankees are baseball’s only ‘Evil Empire’

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Feb 23, 2013
    It's only February, but I think we already have a pretty strong candidate for strangest baseball story of the year. According to the Wall Street Journal, a company registered under the name of Evil Enterprises Inc. has been seeking exclusive trademark r…
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  • Nats' Strasburg allows two runs in spring debut

    Nats' Strasburg allows two runs in spring debut

    ESPN.com Feb 23, 2013
    Washington ace Stephen Strasburg gave up a single and home run to the first two batters he faced in his return to the mound, and the New York Mets beat the Nationals 5-3 Saturday in a spring training opener.
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  • Roundup: Cano homers, Yanks win spring opener

    Roundup: Cano homers, Yanks win spring opener

    CNNSI.com MLB.com Feb 23, 2013
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Robinson Cano and Zoilo Almonte homered for the New York Yankees, who opened spring training with an 8-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.
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  • MLB.TV set for first spring game under the lights

    MLB.TV set for first spring game under the lights

    MLB.com Feb 22, 2013
    Signups are under way as the 11th year of watching live games on MLB.TV continues Sunday with two more Spring Training games: Blue Jays (ss) at Yankees in Tampa, Fla. (1:05 p.m. ET) and A's at Angels in Tempe, Ariz. (3:05).
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  • Jeter's progress continues with field running drills

    Jeter's progress continues with field running drills

    CNNSI.com Feb 23, 2013
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Yankees captain Derek Jeter has practiced on-field running and agility drills for the first time since breaking his ankle last fall.
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  • Reese on Te’o: We’ll Bring Him In

    Reese on Te’o: We’ll Bring Him In

    giantsfootballblog.com Feb 23, 2013
    GM Jerry Reese told reporters today that the Giants were serious in their promise to “investigate everything” this offseason. That apparently includes considering embattled Notre Dame LB Manti Te’o, who if you haven’t heard, has had a bizarre offs
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  • Guy Who Ran Onto The Court During A Toronto Raptors Game Wearin…

    Guy Who Ran Onto The Court During A Toronto Raptors Game Wearing "Bucket List" Shirt Has Super-Lame Bucket List

    deadspin.com Feb 23, 2013
    Last night, a fan interrupted the Knicks-Raptors game in Toronto-during the fourth quarter, when the teams was within two-by running out on to the court and circling around a bit. His foray was short lived, as you can see in the photo above, and we sa
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  • Mets LHP Feliciano diagnosed with 'hole' in heart

    Mets LHP Feliciano diagnosed with 'hole' in heart

    ESPN.com MLB.com Feb 23, 2013
    Mets left-handed reliever Pedro Feliciano has been diagnosed with a small "hole" in the exterior of his heart, the southpaw said Saturday morning upon returning to camp.
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  • New York Giants News for Feb 23

    New York Giants News for Feb 23

    giantsfootballblog.com Feb 23, 2013
    Good morning. The NFL Combine starts today in Indianapolis. We hope you provide us with much feedback as humanly possible. We will be hitting you with any and all points of interest we sit fit….here are some headlines…..   The offensive line looks to
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  • Retire? Not Me, Says Tom

    Retire? Not Me, Says Tom

    giantsfootballblog.com Feb 23, 2013
    Earlier this week, DB Terrell Thomas suggested that Tom Coughlin could be entering his last season as head coach of the Giants. At his presser at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Coughlin practically laughed off the notion. Geico SportsNite has footage…
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  • The Rockets Cut Down The Nets Again; The Thunder Bust Their Los…

    The Rockets Cut Down The Nets Again; The Thunder Bust Their Losing Streak In A Big Way

    dimemag.com Feb 23, 2013
    Only two dozen or so games remain in the NBA regular season and we still don’t fully understand the identity of either the Rockets or the Nets. Brooklyn’s right in the middle of the East’s divide between the upper and lower half of its playoff spots
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  • Spring Headlines: Mariano Rivera faces live hitters, Johan Sant…

    Spring Headlines: Mariano Rivera faces live hitters, Johan Santana’s first start pushed back

    yahoo.com Feb 23, 2013
    In his first big test since undergoing reconstructive knee surgery last May, Mariano Rivera faced live hitters in a 20-pitch batting practice session at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. By all accounts - most importantly Rivera's - it went smoot
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  • Video - Giants Keeping Open Mind On Te'o 02:42

    Giants Keeping Open Mind On Te'o

    Feb 23
    Rich Cimini and Ohm Youngmisuk recap the top stories for the Jets and Giants at the 2013 NFL Combine
  • Video - M & M: Veteran business decisions 03:09

    M & M: Veteran business decisions

    Feb 23
    Does Charles Woodson have more left in the tank than Ed Reed? Is Darrelle Revis being disrespected by the New York Jets? Michael Irvin and Marshall Faulk break it down M and M style.
  • Video - Strasburg Makes Spring Training Debut 00:46

    Strasburg Makes Spring Training Debut

    Feb 23
    Stephen Strasburg gave up a two-run homer to Ruben Tejada in the first inning, but bounced back with a 1-2-3 second inning.

Sports Columnists

  • Adande: Kobe Bryant now stands alone as the last prominent connection to L…

    Feb 23
    With the passing of Dr. Jerry Buss, Kobe Bryant became the organization's last prominent and active link to a storied past
  • J.A. Adande -- Kobe Bryant now stands as the last major link in Lakerland …

    Feb 23
    With the passing of Dr. Jerry Buss, Kobe Bryant became the organization's last prominent and active link to a storied past
  • Don Banks: Composed and honest, Te'o impresses in combine press conference

    Feb 23
    INDIANAPOLIS -- He's had way more than his 15 minutes of infamy since, as he so delicately put it, "January 16th happened,'' but Manti Te'o used his 15-minute session with the NFL media wisely Saturday afternoon at Lucas Oil Stadium.
  • 2013 NFL combine -- Alec Ogletree's issues, Ezekiel Ansah charms and more

    Feb 23
    While the offensive linemen impressed on the field Saturday, defensive players tried to impress the media off of it, writes John Clayton