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Knicks fans’ ovations bring cheer to Amar’e

Knicks fans’ ovations bring cheer to Amar’e

nydailynews.com Updated Jan 4, 2013
His timing and fitness will improve, but Amar'e Stoudemire is clearly encouraged by one aspect of his comeback: Knicks fans not only have forgiven him, they’ve embraced him.
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  • Jets kick off GM search, Gamble a decent bet

    Jets kick off GM search, Gamble a decent bet

    The Jets began the formal interview process for their vacant general manager position on Friday, and there are five confirmed candidates to replace Mike Tannenbaum, who was fired on Monday.
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  • Johnson's jumper propels Nets to 2OT victory

    Johnson's jumper propels Nets to 2OT victory

    ESPN.com Jan 4, 2013
    Joe Johnson's jumper with 0.7 seconds left in the second overtime lifted the Brooklyn Nets to a 115-113 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night.
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  • Jets begin GM search | Rex's tattoo creates buzz

    Jets begin GM search | Rex's tattoo creates buzz

    The New York Jets have begun their search for Mike Tannenbaum's replacement.
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  • 20/20: A Look Back At Trader Mike’s Trades

    20/20: A Look Back At Trader Mike’s Trades

    thejetsblog.com Jan 4, 2013
    With the Tannenbaum era coming to an end in unsurprising fashion, Mike Vorkunov of The Star-Ledger took some time to review how well Trader Mike’s aggressive trades have benefited the team. As to be expected, it’s a mixed bag with the Jets missing out
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  • In Mets-Like Move, Yankees Acquire Outfielder

    In Mets-Like Move, Yankees Acquire Outfielder

    nytimes.com Jan 4, 2013
    After losing Nick Swisher to the Indians in free agency, the Yankees claimed Russ Canzler off waivers from Cleveland.
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  • Jets Sign Lansanah & Harris

    Jets Sign Lansanah & Harris

    thejetsblog.com Jan 4, 2013
    The Jets signed two more players to future/reserve contracts today: Inside linebacker Danny Lansanah and cornerback and returner Cliff Harris. Lansanah, who played in five games for the Green Bay Packers in 2008 before bouncing around leagues, joins fel…
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  • Giants will stay home for training camp in 2013

    Giants will stay home for training camp in 2013

    The New York Giants will not be going back to Albany and will instead hold their 2013 training camp at their Timex Performance Center.
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  • Nets' Humphries (ankle) won't play vs. Wizards

    Nets' Humphries (ankle) won't play vs. Wizards

    ESPN.com Jan 4, 2013
    - Brooklyn Nets power forward Kris Humphries will miss the next two games with a mild abdominal strain, coach Avery Johnson said Tuesday.
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  • Tat's funny! Rex turning into a media punchline

    Tat's funny! Rex turning into a media punchline

    It was the tat heard 'round the world. The Daily News' exclusive photos of Rex Ryan's unique tattoo on his right biceps - a woman who bears a striking resemblance to Ryan's wife, Michelle, wearing nothing more than a Jets.
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  • Jaguars' assistants allowed to pursue other jobs

    Jaguars' assistants allowed to pursue other jobs

    CNNSI.com Jan 4, 2013
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jacksonville Jaguars assistant coaches are no longer in limbo.
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  • G.M. dominoes could start falling soon

    G.M. dominoes could start falling soon

    profootballtalk.com Jan 4, 2013
    Five teams are currently looking for General Managers.  Five days after the 2012 regular season ended, a loose sense is emerging as to how things will fall together. Here’s the quick summary, as it’s currently making the rounds in league circles. 1.
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  • Joe Namath’s Wild-Card Picks: Texans, Ravens, Seahawks, Packers…

    Joe Namath’s Wild-Card Picks: Texans, Ravens, Seahawks, Packers advance

    yahoo.com Jan 4, 2013
    As he did last year for the playoffs, NFL Hall of Famer and New York Jets legend Joe Namath will join Yahoo! Sports and the Shutdown Corner Blog during the playoffs to break down the key games, players and moments each weekend. Make sure you like the Of…
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  • Knicks' Online Community Keeps It Real for a Night

    Knicks' Online Community Keeps It Real for a Night

    nytimes.com Jan 4, 2013
    When bloggers and readers of SBNation's Posting & Toasting got together for the first time this season, their night was brightened by the Knicks' victory over the Spurs.
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  • GM Watch: ESPN NY Writes Caldwell Interviewing with Jets Today

    GM Watch: ESPN NY Writes Caldwell Interviewing with Jets Today

    thejetsblog.com Jan 4, 2013
    ESPN NY’s Rich Cimini has confirmation that the Jets are interviewing David Caldwell from the Falcons today. Brian Bassett, theJetsBlog.comNot a lot had been stated about when Caldwell would meet with the Jets, so with a slate of guys set up for the wee
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  • GM says Giants should've rested injured Nicks

    GM says Giants should've rested injured Nicks

    nydailynews.com Jan 4, 2013
    The Giants tried to squeeze everything they could out of Hakeem Nicks’ injured body before finally taking him out of the game plan in the season finale.
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  • Officially Unveiled: Carmelo Anthony’s Jordan Melo M9

    Officially Unveiled: Carmelo Anthony’s Jordan Melo M9

    dimemag.com Jan 4, 2013
    For the first time since coming to New York, Carmelo Anthony not only has himself ingrained in the MVP race, but has also spearheaded a true New York basketball resurgence. The Knicks are rolling as the second-best team in the East, and with the Celtics…
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  • Giants' playoff miss has Coughlin going 'crazy'

    Giants' playoff miss has Coughlin going 'crazy'

    nydailynews.com Jan 4, 2013
    When the Giants’ stressful and disappointing season came to an end on Sunday, there was no island vacation in Tom Coughlin’s immediate future. He had planned to spend at least part of January preparing for the playoffs.
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  • Knicks and Nets Rediscover What Works

    Knicks and Nets Rediscover What Works

    nytimes.com Jan 4, 2013
    The Knicks got back to executing their defense and the Nets got another good game from center Brook Lopez this week in big wins over two of the best teams in the West.
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  • GM Watch: Jets Interviews Starting Up Today

    GM Watch: Jets Interviews Starting Up Today

    thejetsblog.com Jan 4, 2013
    The Jets are starting their interviews today but all we’ve heard is that there are a bunch of GM candidates coming this weekend … so who’s on the slate for today?  No one seems to know for sure, but Bart Hubbuch has some ideas in today’s Post. Cu
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  • Jets to interview Packers' John Dorsey

    Jets to interview Packers' John Dorsey

    The New York Jets continue their general manager search with John Dorsey of the Green Bay Packers. The Jets will interview Green Bay's director of football operations this weekend, according to Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports.com. Dorsey had his hand in bu…
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  • Alex Rodriguez waits for hip surgery date as Yankees power down

    Alex Rodriguez waits for hip surgery date as Yankees power down

    yahoo.com Jan 4, 2013
    With slugger Alex Rodriguez still waiting for the go-ahead to have surgery on his hip, New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman has made some candid statements about his club's power. And how it lacks. The Yankees led the majors in home runs and finished secon…
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  • OC Watch: Jets Interest in Turner is Legit

    OC Watch: Jets Interest in Turner is Legit

    thejetsblog.com Jan 4, 2013
    Triangulating the offensive coordinator story, our buddy Kristian Dyer writes in Metro that the Jets are indeed interested in acquiring Norv. A league source told Metro New York that the Jets have expressed an interest in recently fired Chargers head co…
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  • J.R. Smith's Reverse Alley-Oop Shouldn't Be Humanly Possible

    J.R. Smith's Reverse Alley-Oop Shouldn't Be Humanly Possible

    deadspin.com Jan 4, 2013
    The game was out of hand at this point-San Antonio, playing their fourth in five nights, had benched most of the starters, and the Knicks had followed suit. That doesn't take a thing away from the athleticism required to put home this reverse alley-oop,
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  • Middle Men: Despite an influx of playoff rookies at quarterba……

    Middle Men: Despite an influx of playoff rookies at quarterba…

    CNNSI.com Jan 4, 2013
    Despite an influx of playoff rookies at quarterback, the story of Wild Card Weekend will be told by the men under center and those assigned to stop them, writes Peter King.
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  • Peter King: Quarterback play crucial in uncertain Wild Card rou…

    Peter King: Quarterback play crucial in uncertain Wild Card round

    CNNSI.com Jan 4, 2013
    Minnesota cornerback Antoine Winfield and Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco are two of the major difference-makers on Wild Card weekend in this 93rd NFL season, if you accept these premises:
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  • Parcells says he’s done with football

    Parcells says he’s done with football

    profootballtalk.com Jan 4, 2013
    At a time when there has been plenty of talk regarding the possibility of Bill Parcells returning to the Jets and fixing what ails the franchise, Parcells says that will not happen. “No I wouldn’t listen,” Parcells told The Michael Kay Show on Thurs
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  • Friday morning one-liners

    Friday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jan 4, 2013
    Ross Tucker shares his thoughts on the moves made (and not made) by the Bills this week. Patriots RB Danny Woodhead is playing a role similar to the one Kevin Faulk played for many years. A vote for Tom Gamble to be the next Jets general manager. LB Ter…
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  • Jerry Reese: David Wilson “can be a lead dog”

    Jerry Reese: David Wilson “can be a lead dog”

    In an interview with WFAN Thursday, Giants general manager Jerry Reese was asked when he believes David Wilson can handle the workload of a featured running back in this league. Without hesitation, Reese replied: “I don’t think there’s any question
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  • Tom Coughlin, Chip Kelly and 'Moneyball' Football

    Tom Coughlin, Chip Kelly and 'Moneyball' Football

    nytimes.com Jan 4, 2013
    Some of what we're reading this morning: The agony of the Giants' coach, possible landing spots for Oregon's coach and the value of statistical analysis in football.
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  • Raissman: For Jets, Rex soap opera must go on

    Raissman: For Jets, Rex soap opera must go on

    nydailynews.com Jan 4, 2013
    There is another way of looking at Woody Johnson and Rex Ryan’s decision to go into hiding and let the media cool their jets while waiting to grill them next week. While the pair violated NFL policy, they stand on solid ground when it comes to show busi
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  • Rex's reading choise is 'Sniper' memoir

    Rex's reading choise is 'Sniper' memoir

    nydailynews.com Jan 4, 2013
    Jets coach Rex Ryan has picked up some killer reading material to help him forget about his team’s disappointing season. Ryan was spotted thumbing through “American Sniper.”
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  • Tatted Rex's kinky ink is wife's likeness in Sanchez jersey

    Tatted Rex's kinky ink is wife's likeness in Sanchez jersey

    nydailynews.com Jan 4, 2013
    Finally, Jet fans can see exactly why Rex Ryan stuck with Mark Sanchez. Ryan, vacationing in the Bahamas days after his Jets limped to a 6-10 season finish, sported a Rex-rated tattoo on his right bicep, featuring his wife, Michelle, wearing Sanchez’s N
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  • 2012 Giants Highlights, Records and Milestones

    2012 Giants Highlights, Records and Milestones

    2012 New York Giants Records and Milestones  The Giants became the third team in NFL history with 650 regular-season wins (654). Tom Coughlin (83) surpassed Bill Parcells (77) for the second-most regular-season wins in Giants history among head coaches,…
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  • WheelHouse: What Changes are Coming for Giants?

    WheelHouse: What Changes are Coming for Giants?

    The WheelHouse discusses some potential moves general managers of the Jets and Giants could make this offseason. Sorry, this video could not be loaded…
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  • Knicks Insider: JR has a sixth sense

    Knicks Insider: JR has a sixth sense

    nydailynews.com Jan 4, 2013
    J.R. Smith pulled off an acrobatic dunk with the Knicks pulling away in the fourth quarter to cap another electrifying performance off the bench. Midway through the fourth quarter, Smith hauled in a Pablo Prigioni pass in midair and slammed home a one-h…
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  • New York Runs Tired San Antonio Into The Ground; J.J. Barea Doe…

    New York Runs Tired San Antonio Into The Ground; J.J. Barea Doesn’t Need Kevin Love To Bust Denver

    dimemag.com Jan 4, 2013
    In a game where New York’s interior defense built a wall around the paint and allowed San Antonio just 12 points, it was appropriate the Knicks’ bucket to cap the win came on the inside. J.R. Smith (20 points, five boards and zero turnovers) threw dow
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  • Knicks get an assist from Mayor Bloomberg in win over San Anton…

    Knicks get an assist from Mayor Bloomberg in win over San Antonio

    nydailynews.com Jan 4, 2013
    San Antonio forward Stephen Jackson suffered a sprained ankle and didn’t return to the game after tripping over a waitress crouching in front of Bloomberg along the sideline during the Knicks’ 100-83 win Thursday night over the Spurs at the Garden.
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  • San Antonio Spurs, Greg Popovich have full roster, but can't fi…

    San Antonio Spurs, Greg Popovich have full roster, but can't find a way to beat NY Knicks

    nydailynews.com Jan 4, 2013
    In retrospect, Gregg Popovich should have sent Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker back to San Antonio before the Spurs ever reached the Garden on Thursday night.
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  • J.R. Smith turns waist-level lob into massive reverse alley-oop…

    J.R. Smith turns waist-level lob into massive reverse alley-oop in Knicks win over Spurs (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 4, 2013
    At this point, it's not exactly news that J.R. Smith is capable of remarkable, jaw-dropping feats on a basketball court. As a member of the Denver Nuggets in seasons past, we saw him finish lobs with 180-degree slams, hit 11 3-pointers in one game and n…
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  • Video - Johnson's Jumper Lifts Nets In Double OT 01:02

    Johnson's Jumper Lifts Nets In Double OT

    Jan 4
    Joe Johnson hit a jumper with less than a second remaining in double overtime to lift the Nets.
  • Video - Knicks Update with Ian Begley 05:28

    Knicks Update with Ian Begley

    Jan 4
    Ian Begley on the Knicks improved defense, Melo and Amar'e coexisting, J.R. Smith's improved play, and more.
  • Video - Is Rex Ryan's Tattoo Real Or Fake? 04:18

    Is Rex Ryan's Tattoo Real Or Fake?

    Jan 4
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless give their opinions on Rex Ryan's new tattoo featuring his wife in a Mark Sanchez Jets jersey.
  • Video - Michael Vick's Future 04:17

    Michael Vick's Future

    Jan 4
    Rapper/actor T.I. and the "First Take" crew discuss where they think Michael Vick should end up next season.

Sports Columnists

  • Daquean Cook to sign with Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers, agent says

    Jan 4
    Free-agent shooting specialist Daquean Cook will sign with the Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers Friday, according to his agent.
  • Daequan Cook to sign with Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers, agent says

    Jan 4
    Free-agent shooting specialist Daequan Cook will sign with the Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers Friday, according to his agent.
  • Don Banks: Kansas City gets its man, but history says Reid may not win big

    Jan 4
    The Kansas City Chiefs on Friday completed their whirlwind pursuit of Andy Reid and hired him as their next head coach, making the big, bold headline move in large part because they were drawn by his long NFL track record and history of winning in Phila…
  • Peter King: Quarterback play crucial in uncertain Wild Card round

    Jan 4
    Minnesota cornerback Antoine Winfield and Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco are two of the major difference-makers on Wild Card weekend in this 93rd NFL season, if you accept these premises: