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If the Bombers were a prizefighter, they would most resemble Mike Tyson rolling around on the canvas after being hammered by Buster Douglas. Unlike Tyson, the Yankees have a savior to pick them up off the canvas: The organization has Derek Jeter to lead…Upvote Share Tweet
Confessions of a NY Giants Football Junkiegiantsgab.com Updated Jan 31, 2013Scrunched down in the recliner last night, in front of the TV, bored out of my skull, like a few million other football addicts, watching a make-believe football game called the NFL Pro Bowl; I had this epiphany! Yeah, honest! An epiphany! And it hit me…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com nydailynews.com profootballtalk.com giantsfootballblog.com giantsgab.com thejetsblog.com ESPN.com Updated Jan 31, 2013Report: Osi says if Giants pass, Jets a 'good fit'Upvote Share Tweet
Stoudemire, With a Reshaped Game, Is Fitting in Nicelynytimes.com Updated Jan 31, 2013After struggling last season, the Knicks' front-line stars - Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler - are now dominating together on offense.Upvote Share TweetNew York Knicks point guard Jason Kidd will sit out of Wednesday's game against the Orlando Magic with a sore lower back.Upvote Share TweetGiants’ WR Victor Cruz appeared on the air with WFAN’s Boomer and Carton this morning to shoot the breeze. He ended up talking some football and some turkey as well. Cruz revealed his contract negotiations were still ongoing but had nothing new to repUpvote Share TweetBy way of The New York Post (with a hat tip to Nets blog The Brooklyn Game, Brooklyn point guard Deron Williams has just bought a $15.8 million penthouse loft in Manhattan’s TriBeCa. As you might expect from a living space with that kind of price tag, tUpvote Share Tweet
Vernon Carey planning a comebackprofootballtalk.com Updated Jan 31, 2013When the Jets were casting around to find a replacement for tackle Wayne Hunter last summer, they reached out to former Dolphin Vernon Carey. Carey told them he was happy coaching high school and didn’t plan to play football anymore. The Jets moved on aUpvote Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Mets have signed right-hander LaTroy Hawkins to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.Upvote Share Tweet
Section 15: Shifting Loyaltiesnytimes.com Updated Jan 31, 2013Michael Marcus and David Ramos, longtime Knicks fans, are starting to fall in love with the Nets.Upvote Share Tweet
Osi and Tuck see Strahan as a Hall shoo-innydailynews.com Updated Jan 31, 2013On Saturday morning, 46 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee will meet and pick the Class of 2013. And that class better include Michael Strahan. If it doesn't, two of his former teammates are going to be very upset.Upvote Share Tweet
Evans: Heat comments were misinterpretedBrooklyn Nets power forward Reggie Evans said Thursday he never downplayed the Miami Heat's championship from the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season, and his comments were blown out of proportion.Upvote Share Tweet
Must-see: Freestyle Love Supreme performs Eli Manning rapgiantsfootballblog.com Updated Jan 31, 2013, New Orleans-based rappers, Freestyle Love Supreme, jammed to the tune of their beloved hometown hero, Eli Manning, on ESPN’s Sports Nation. Follow Sam on TwitterUpvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Jan 31, 2013Amani Toomer had a very good career as a receiver for the New York Giants, and he has stayed in the media mostly on NBC SportsTalk through the years, so he has stayed relevant in the media landscape even though his last game was in 2008. And he made it …Upvote Share Tweet
Can Giants fix their defense?The New York Giants do love their stay-the-course reputation. While they were disappointed that this season's 9-7 record wasn't good enough to get them into the playoffs after 2011's 9-7 record had been, the Giants' first instinct is to stick with their…Upvote Share Tweet
Jim Trotter: In Trent Baalke, the 49ers have a GM whose foundation is built on selflessness and toughnessCNNSI.com Updated Jan 31, 2013NEW ORLEANS -- After receiving his first NFL scouting job with the Cleveland Browns in 1991, Lionel Vital was told he should take college coaches to lunch when visiting their schools. Scouts want as much background as possible on draft-eligible prospect…Upvote Share TweetFor a while last night, Brooklyn was giving it to the defending champs as often as they were getting it. Eventually, LeBron put a stop to all that, but not before Joe Johnson hit Chris Bosh with a nasty behind-the-back step-back that nearly had the big …Upvote Share Tweet
Eli: Please Ask Me the Elite Question Againgiantsfootballblog.com Updated Jan 31, 2013Giants QB Eli Manning has two Super Bowl titles to his credit. He sat down with the NFL Network’s Rich Eisen to discuss the Super Bowl experience and gaining an elite status as a quarterback. He jokingly answered the below…. Eisen: Do you think he (BaUpvote Share TweetSo, when exactly is the latest “new” Lakers season starting? At the end of the third quarter last night in Phoenix’s unbelievable 92-86 win, all was right in L.A. The Lakers shot 65 percent in the third quarter, Kobe was dishing (17 points, nine assUpvote Share Tweet
Wallace vents after Nets' latest lopsided lossFollowing his team's third embarrassing performance in its past four games, Brooklyn Nets small forward Gerald Wallace didn't mince words.Upvote Share TweetLeBron James was not amused with Reggie Evans' comments that devalued the NBA title won by the Miami Heat last season. So James dominated the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night, and then directly ripped Evans after the game.Upvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: Cowboys Look For ImprovementJan 31Episode 260: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss what changes the Cowboys should make in the offseason. Eric Mangini breaks down how the 49ers can defend against Joe Flacco. The NFL32 crew discuss who they would rather have Eli or Peyton.
Osi Keeping Options OpenJan 31Giants DE Osi Umenyiora joins "First Take" to discuss the disappointing end to New York's season, the NFC East, and his options as he hits free agency.
LeBron James Rips Reggie EvansJan 31Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss LeBron James' reaction to Reggie Evans, who questioned the Heat's NBA title because it came in a lockout season.
A-Rod Has No Plans To RetireJan 31Jerry Crasnick reacts to the report that Alex Rodriguez has no plans to retire and discusses New York's season outlook.
Don Banks: Seahawks' Wilson familiar with Super-bound 49ersJan 31NEW ORLEANS -- Colin Kaepernick might be all the rage at this year's Super Bowl, but the most recent quarterback to beat San Francisco and its wunderkind second-year passer showed up here today with a little buzz of his own attached to his name. Seattle…
Don Banks: Ravens' Super Bowl run a testament to skills of Ozzie NewsomeJan 31NEW ORLEANS -- In some form or fashion, on multiple fronts, the issue of legacy hangs over every Super Bowl these days. But that discussion at Super Bowl XLVII should start nowhere else but with the singular feat that would be Ozzie Newsome's if his Bal…