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Amar'e: Remarks meant to praise Woodson, not knock D'Antoni

Amar'e: Remarks meant to praise Woodson, not knock D'Antoni

nydailynews.com Updated Jan 5, 2013
Amar’e Stoudemire went with the reliable “taken out of context” defense regarding his comments that indicated he was never taught defense before Mike Woodson was promoted to Knicks head coach.
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  • Sources: Gamble front-runner to replace former Jet GM Tannenbau…

    Sources: Gamble front-runner to replace former Jet GM Tannenbaum

    Less than a week after Woody Johnson fired Mike Tannenbaum, the Jets are zeroing in on a new GM. Tom Gamble, the 49ers director of player personnel, is the front-runner to replace Tannenbaum, according to sources.
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  • Nets rely on bench to notch easy win over Kings

    Nets rely on bench to notch easy win over Kings

    ESPN.com Jan 5, 2013
    Brook Lopez scored 18 points in 17 minutes to lead six players in double figures, and the Brooklyn Nets got a nice effort from their reserves in beating the Sacramento Kings 113-93 on Saturday night for their third straight victory.
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  • Melo collects 40 points as Knicks defeat Magic

    Melo collects 40 points as Knicks defeat Magic

    Carmelo Anthony scored 16 of his 40 points in fourth quarter as the Knicks continued their dominance over Eastern Conference teams by defeating the Magic 114-106 on Saturday.
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  • Josh McRoberts Throws A Backwards Over-The-Head Pass

    Josh McRoberts Throws A Backwards Over-The-Head Pass

    dimemag.com Jan 5, 2013
    In his second attempt to assist J.J. Redick, Josh McRoberts throws a crazy backwards, over head pass to Redick who banks in the three-point basket in tonight’s matchup between the New York Knicks and Orlando Magic.
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  • Amar'e remembers brother, invites 30 to game

    Amar'e remembers brother, invites 30 to game

    To honor his late brother, Hazell, Amar'e Stoudemire has invited 30 high-schoolers from their hometown of Lake Wales, Fla., to watch the New York Knicks-Orlando Magic game at the Amway Center on Saturday night.
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  • The MLS Isn't Interested In Citi Field, Because When You Can Pl…

    The MLS Isn't Interested In Citi Field, Because When You Can Plow A Massive Park To Build A Soccer Stadium, You Do It

    deadspin.com Jan 5, 2013
    The opening of the Barclays Center hasn't been without its challenges. Even after most of the ideological debate-lawsuits over eminent domain stalled the project for years, affordable housing advocates vociferously protested the development-dissipated
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  • Rex Ryan's Bahamas vacation helps NY Jets and owner Woody Johns…

    Rex Ryan's Bahamas vacation helps NY Jets and owner Woody Johnson chance to regroup and possibly hire a new GM

    nydailynews.com Jan 5, 2013
    If Woody Johnson hires his new general manager by Tuesday - and he’s apparently getting close to picking San Francisco’s Tom Gamble - then the Jets’ stalling tactic of not making Rex Ryan and Woody Johnson available last Monday has allowed the o
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  • Myers: Rex's vacation buys time for Jets, Woody

    Myers: Rex's vacation buys time for Jets, Woody

    If Woody Johnson hires his new general manager by Tuesday - and he’s apparently getting close to picking San Francisco’s Tom Gamble - then the Jets’ stalling tactic of not making Rex Ryan and Woody Johnson available last Monday has allowed the o
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  • Lawrence: Woodson's resolution is to get Melo, Amar'e in sync

    Lawrence: Woodson's resolution is to get Melo, Amar'e in sync

    nydailynews.com Jan 5, 2013
    A few of the A-list items we’re looking forward to seeing in the coming weeks of the 2013 NBA season: We’ll lead off with the Knicks’ No. 1 issue: Whether they can win big with Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire playing together.
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  • Rivera says he's 95 percent, to start throwing

    Rivera says he's 95 percent, to start throwing

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Jan 5, 2013
    Still not fully recovered from his season-ending knee injury, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera said he will alter his winter throwing program to compensate for all the time he missed in 2012.
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  • Former NY Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff would be a per…

    Former NY Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff would be a perfect fit as NFL television analyst

    nydailynews.com Jan 5, 2013
    While Rex Ryan heads home from Paradise Island with his tattoo tucked between his legs, Woody Johnson peers up from under his desk wondering if it’s safe to come up for air and Mike Tannenbaum ponders his next move, there is one man walking out of the F
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  • Raissman: Mouthing 'off? Former Jet coach belongs at mic

    Raissman: Mouthing 'off? Former Jet coach belongs at mic

    nydailynews.com Jan 5, 2013
    While Rex Ryan heads home from Paradise Island with his tattoo tucked between his legs, Woody Johnson peers up from under his desk wondering if it’s safe to come up for air and Mike Tannenbaum ponders his next move, there is one man walking out of the F
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  • State of the Giants, Part One: Coughlin and Reese

    State of the Giants, Part One: Coughlin and Reese

    People have been asking for my opinion on the Giants’ season an I have been hedging, waiting for the emotions to subside so I can be as objective and fair.  Well. here is Part One. Some of you will like it. Some of you won’t. The truth hurts sometime
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  • Mets Sign a Somewhat Familiar Shortstop

    Mets Sign a Somewhat Familiar Shortstop

    nytimes.com MLB.com Jan 5, 2013
    Omar Quintanilla, who signed a minor league contract, played 29 games for the team last season before he was dealt to Baltimore in July.
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  • Quinton Coples Makes Kiper’s All-Rookie Team

    Quinton Coples Makes Kiper’s All-Rookie Team

    thejetsblog.com Jan 5, 2013
    Lost in the shuffle of the New York media, Mel Kiper released his All-Rookie team three days ago and the Jets’ own Quinton Coples appeared on the list. For those of you without Insider access, here’s what Kiper had to say about Coples. Quinton Coples,
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  • A Group Of Bros Infiltrated The Knicks Locker Room, Asked Gregg…

    A Group Of Bros Infiltrated The Knicks Locker Room, Asked Gregg Popovich About J.R. Smith, And Got Kicked Out After Snapping A P

    deadspin.com Jan 5, 2013
    On Thursday night, Peter and his friends had courtside tickets to Knicks-Spurs, a gift from a family friend that meant an up-close view of the game in which Stephen Jackson injured himself tripping over Mike Bloomberg's waitress and J.R. Smith did this.…
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  • Saturday morning one-liners

    Saturday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jan 5, 2013
    Everyone except the Jets is talking about Rex Ryan’s notorious tattoo. The Pats have added QB Mike Kafka to their offseason roster. The Dolphins didn’t make it to the postseason, but some have received postseason awards from the South Florida Sun-Sent
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  • DeVito: Tebow Deserved Better Shake from Jets

    DeVito: Tebow Deserved Better Shake from Jets

    thejetsblog.com Jan 5, 2013
    Mike DeVito is one of the most stand-up guys on the Jets, so when he goes on WFAN and tells New York that Tim Tebow should have gotten more playing time, it’s worth mentioning. The Jets defensive end said yesterday on WFAN he feels bad about how things
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  • Should Terrell Thomas switch to safety?

    Should Terrell Thomas switch to safety?

    Fifth-year cornerback Terrell Thomas is recovering from his third ACL injury. With three years before he hits the free agent market, Giants general manager Jerry Reese is to use  to use Thomas, including moving him to safety. “Terrell obviously has the
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  • Is Rex Ryan still worth the headache?

    Is Rex Ryan still worth the headache?

    ESPN.com Jan 5, 2013
    Rex Ryan is the NFL coaching equivalent of Chad Johnson. There is a side of the New York Jets head coach that is fun-loving and harmless. Talk to Ryan for five minutes and you will like him. Watch any news conference, and it's clear Ryan has the charism…
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  • The Bane of Our Existence

    The Bane of Our Existence

    thejetsblog.com Jan 5, 2013
    I apologize in advance if you feel as though this post should be filed under “duh” but it is worth talking about. A midst the media-driven caricature of the Jets as a “circus” and granted they are not doing much dispel that perception, there is s
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  • SNYGiants Video Corner: Chris Canty on The WheelHouse

    SNYGiants Video Corner: Chris Canty on The WheelHouse

    The WheelHouse talks to Giants defensive lineman Chris Canty about the team’s disappointing finish to the season. Sorry, this video could not be loaded…
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  • Reese Agrees Nicks Should Not Have Played Down Stretch

    Reese Agrees Nicks Should Not Have Played Down Stretch

    In all the analyses hitting the airwaves and net this week regarding what went wrong with the Giants this season, the one glaring reason is the health of WR Hakeem Nicks. No argument here. Nicks’ foot and knee injuries prevented him from running, cuttin
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  • Report:  Heckert cancels interview with Jets

    Report: Heckert cancels interview with Jets

    The disclosure of Rex Ryan’s wife-in-Sanchez-jersey-while-Tebowing tattoo could be having its intended effect, even if the effect wasn’t specifically intended. According to Newsday, former Browns and Eagles G.M. Tom Heckert has canceled his interview
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  • GM Watch: Overnight Fallout

    GM Watch: Overnight Fallout

    thejetsblog.com Jan 5, 2013
    Ross the Boss? - Marc Ross might be the most sought after candidate this year and is getting a lot of attention from a number of teams.  Ross has interviewed with the Jaguars, Panthers, was reported that he would meet with the Jets and that the Charger
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  • Chris Paul Holds Off Kobe In An Instant L.A. Classic; Kyrie Irv…

    Chris Paul Holds Off Kobe In An Instant L.A. Classic; Kyrie Irving Has Ice In His Veins

    dimemag.com Jan 5, 2013
    We were going to write about how seldom games truly live up to the hype but then we had a thought — has there been a Clippers-Lakers game since Chris Paul‘s vetoed trade that hasn’t been satisfying? There have only been five between these two since
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  • Jets' search for new general manager begins

    Jets' search for new general manager begins

    ESPN.com Jan 5, 2013
    The New York Jets have begun their search for Mike Tannenbaum's replacement.
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  • Video - Knicks Take Over In Fourth Quarter 01:05

    Knicks Take Over In Fourth Quarter

    Jan 5
    Carmelo Anthony scores 16 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter, handing the Magic their eighth straight loss.

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