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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.Upvote Share Tweet
Johnson's jumper propels Nets to 2OT victoryESPN.com Updated Jan 4, 2013Joe 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.Upvote Share TweetThe New York Jets have begun their search for Mike Tannenbaum's replacement.Upvote Share Tweet
20/20: A Look Back At Trader Mike’s TradesWith 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 outUpvote Share Tweet
In Mets-Like Move, Yankees Acquire OutfielderAfter losing Nick Swisher to the Indians in free agency, the Yankees claimed Russ Canzler off waivers from Cleveland.Upvote Share Tweet
Jets Sign Lansanah & HarrisThe 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…Upvote Share TweetThe New York Giants will not be going back to Albany and will instead hold their 2013 training camp at their Timex Performance Center.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated 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.Upvote Share TweetIt 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.Upvote Share TweetJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jacksonville Jaguars assistant coaches are no longer in limbo.Upvote Share Tweet
G.M. dominoes could start falling soonFive 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Joe Namath’s Wild-Card Picks: Texans, Ravens, Seahawks, Packers advanceAs 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Knicks' Online Community Keeps It Real for a NightWhen 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.Upvote Share Tweet
GM Watch: ESPN NY Writes Caldwell Interviewing with Jets TodayESPN 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 weeUpvote Share TweetThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Officially Unveiled: Carmelo Anthony’s Jordan Melo M9dimemag.com Updated Jan 4, 2013For 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Giants' playoff miss has Coughlin going 'crazy'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.Upvote Share Tweet
Knicks and Nets Rediscover What WorksThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
GM Watch: Jets Interviews Starting Up TodayThe 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. CuUpvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Alex Rodriguez waits for hip surgery date as Yankees power downWith 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…Upvote Share TweetTriangulating 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…Upvote Share Tweet
J.R. Smith's Reverse Alley-Oop Shouldn't Be Humanly Possibledeadspin.com Updated Jan 4, 2013The 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,Upvote Share Tweet
Middle Men: Despite an influx of playoff rookies at quarterba…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.Upvote Share Tweet
Peter King: Quarterback play crucial in uncertain Wild Card roundMinnesota 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:Upvote Share Tweet
Parcells says he’s done with footballAt 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 ThursUpvote Share TweetRoss 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…Upvote Share Tweet
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 questionUpvote Share TweetSome 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.Upvote Share TweetThere 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 busiUpvote Share Tweet
Rex's reading choise is 'Sniper' memoirJets 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.”Upvote Share TweetFinally, 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 NUpvote Share Tweet
2012 Giants Highlights, Records and Milestones2012 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,…Upvote Share Tweet
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…Upvote Share Tweet
Knicks Insider: JR has a sixth senseJ.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…Upvote Share Tweet
New York Runs Tired San Antonio Into The Ground; J.J. Barea Doesn’t Need Kevin Love To Bust Denverdimemag.com Updated Jan 4, 2013In 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 dowUpvote Share TweetSan 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.Upvote Share TweetIn 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.Upvote Share Tweet
J.R. Smith turns waist-level lob into massive reverse alley-oop in Knicks win over Spurs (VIDEO)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…Upvote Share Tweet
Johnson's Jumper Lifts Nets In Double OTJan 4Joe Johnson hit a jumper with less than a second remaining in double overtime to lift the Nets.
Knicks Update with Ian BegleyJan 4Ian Begley on the Knicks improved defense, Melo and Amar'e coexisting, J.R. Smith's improved play, and more.
Is Rex Ryan's Tattoo Real Or Fake?Jan 4Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless give their opinions on Rex Ryan's new tattoo featuring his wife in a Mark Sanchez Jets jersey.
Michael Vick's FutureJan 4Rapper/actor T.I. and the "First Take" crew discuss where they think Michael Vick should end up next season.
Daquean Cook to sign with Chicago Bulls after clearing waivers, agent saysJan 4Free-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 saysJan 4Free-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 bigJan 4The 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 roundJan 4Minnesota 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: