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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.Upvote Share Tweet
Kenyon vows to bring Knicks energy, not temperThe 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.Upvote Share TweetThe Pittsburgh Pirates have reached agreement with 41-year-old pitcher Jose Contreras on a minor league contract.Upvote Share TweetZack Wheeler, a 22-year-old right-hander, threw two strong innings in a 5-3 victory against the Washington Nationals.Upvote Share Tweet
Although not the long-term answer, John Buck perfect fit for NY Mets staffTwo 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 fUpvote Share Tweet
End Zone: Giants corner Thomas battles back from third ACL tearThe 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.Upvote Share TweetEven 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Thankful Martin excited for chance with KnicksESPN.com Updated Feb 23, 2013Kenyon 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.Upvote Share TweetIt'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…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Feb 23, 2013Washington 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.Upvote Share TweetKISSIMMEE, 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.Upvote Share Tweet
MLB.TV set for first spring game under the lightsMLB.com Updated Feb 22, 2013Signups 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).Upvote Share TweetTAMPA, Fla. (AP) Yankees captain Derek Jeter has practiced on-field running and agility drills for the first time since breaking his ankle last fall.Upvote Share TweetGM 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 offsUpvote Share Tweet
Guy Who Ran Onto The Court During A Toronto Raptors Game Wearing "Bucket List" Shirt Has Super-Lame Bucket Listdeadspin.com Updated Feb 23, 2013Last 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 saUpvote Share TweetMets 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.Upvote Share Tweet
New York Giants News for Feb 23Good 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 toUpvote Share TweetEarlier 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…Upvote Share Tweet
The Rockets Cut Down The Nets Again; The Thunder Bust Their Losing Streak In A Big Waydimemag.com Updated Feb 23, 2013Only 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 spotsUpvote Share Tweet
Spring Headlines: Mariano Rivera faces live hitters, Johan Santana’s first start pushed backyahoo.com Updated Feb 23, 2013In 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 smootUpvote Share Tweet
Giants Keeping Open Mind On Te'oFeb 23Rich Cimini and Ohm Youngmisuk recap the top stories for the Jets and Giants at the 2013 NFL Combine
M & M: Veteran business decisionsFeb 23Does 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.
Strasburg Makes Spring Training DebutFeb 23Stephen Strasburg gave up a two-run homer to Ruben Tejada in the first inning, but bounced back with a 1-2-3 second inning.
Adande: Kobe Bryant now stands alone as the last prominent connection to L…Feb 23With 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 23With 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 conferenceFeb 23INDIANAPOLIS -- 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 moreFeb 23While the offensive linemen impressed on the field Saturday, defensive players tried to impress the media off of it, writes John Clayton