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With constant Alex Rodriguez drama, Yankees need to put spotlig…

With constant Alex Rodriguez drama, Yankees need to put spotlight on comeback of Derek Jeter

nydailynews.com ESPN.com Updated Jan 31, 2013
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…
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  • Confessions of a NY Giants Football Junkie

    Confessions of a NY Giants Football Junkie

    giantsgab.com Jan 31, 2013
    Scrunched 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…
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  • Report: Osi says if Giants pass, Jets a 'good fit'
  • Stoudemire, With a Reshaped Game, Is Fitting in Nicely

    Stoudemire, With a Reshaped Game, Is Fitting in Nicely

    nytimes.com Jan 31, 2013
    After struggling last season, the Knicks' front-line stars - Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler - are now dominating together on offense.
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  • Knicks' Kidd (back) expects to play vs. Bucks

    Knicks' Kidd (back) expects to play vs. Bucks

    ESPN.com nydailynews.com Jan 31, 2013
    New York Knicks point guard Jason Kidd will sit out of Wednesday's game against the Orlando Magic with a sore lower back.
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  • Contract News: No Deal Yet Between Cruz, Giants

    Contract News: No Deal Yet Between Cruz, Giants

    Giants’ 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 rep
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  • Check Out Deron Williams’ New $15.8 Million Manhattan Penthouse

    Check Out Deron Williams’ New $15.8 Million Manhattan Penthouse

    dimemag.com Jan 31, 2013
    By 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, t
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  • Vernon Carey planning a comeback

    Vernon Carey planning a comeback

    profootballtalk.com Jan 31, 2013
    When 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 a
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  • Latroy Hawkins signs minor league deal with Mets

    Latroy Hawkins signs minor league deal with Mets

    NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Mets have signed right-hander LaTroy Hawkins to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
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  • Section 15: Shifting Loyalties

    Section 15: Shifting Loyalties

    nytimes.com Jan 31, 2013
    Michael Marcus and David Ramos, longtime Knicks fans, are starting to fall in love with the Nets.
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  • Osi and Tuck see Strahan as a Hall shoo-in

    Osi and Tuck see Strahan as a Hall shoo-in

    nydailynews.com Jan 31, 2013
    On 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.
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  • Evans: Heat comments were misinterpreted

    Evans: Heat comments were misinterpreted

    ESPN.com Jan 31, 2013
    Brooklyn 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.
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  • Must-see: Freestyle Love Supreme performs Eli Manning rap

    Must-see: Freestyle Love Supreme performs Eli Manning rap

    giantsfootballblog.com 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 Twitter
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  • Amani Toomer blasts Ray Lewis: ‘You’re becoming a caricature of…

    Amani Toomer blasts Ray Lewis: ‘You’re becoming a caricature of yourself. It’s exhausting’

    yahoo.com Jan 31, 2013
    Amani 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 …
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  • Can Giants fix their defense?

    Can Giants fix their defense?

    ESPN.com Jan 31, 2013
    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…
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  • Jim Trotter: In Trent Baalke, the 49ers have a GM whose foundat…

    Jim Trotter: In Trent Baalke, the 49ers have a GM whose foundation is built on selflessness and toughness

    CNNSI.com Jan 31, 2013
    NEW 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…
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  • Joe Johnson Makes Chris Bosh Look Foolish With A Behind-The-Bac…

    Joe Johnson Makes Chris Bosh Look Foolish With A Behind-The-Back Crossover

    dimemag.com Jan 31, 2013
    For 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 …
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  • Eli: Please Ask Me the Elite Question Again

    Eli: Please Ask Me the Elite Question Again

    giantsfootballblog.com Jan 31, 2013
    Giants 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 (Ba
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  • The Lakers Collapse; LeBron Takes Over In Brooklyn

    The Lakers Collapse; LeBron Takes Over In Brooklyn

    dimemag.com Jan 31, 2013
    So, 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 ass
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  • Wallace vents after Nets' latest lopsided loss

    Wallace vents after Nets' latest lopsided loss

    ESPN.com Jan 31, 2013
    Following his team's third embarrassing performance in its past four games, Brooklyn Nets small forward Gerald Wallace didn't mince words.
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  • LeBron rips Evans for derogatory comments

    LeBron rips Evans for derogatory comments

    ESPN.com Jan 31, 2013
    LeBron 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.
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Cowboys Look For Improvement 02:55

    NFL32OT: Cowboys Look For Improvement

    Jan 31
    Episode 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.
  • Video - Osi Keeping Options Open 07:16

    Osi Keeping Options Open

    Jan 31
    Giants 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.
  • Video - LeBron James Rips Reggie Evans 05:44

    LeBron James Rips Reggie Evans

    Jan 31
    Stephen 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.
  • Video - A-Rod Has No Plans To Retire 03:37

    A-Rod Has No Plans To Retire

    Jan 31
    Jerry Crasnick reacts to the report that Alex Rodriguez has no plans to retire and discusses New York's season outlook.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Seahawks' Wilson familiar with Super-bound 49ers

    Jan 31
    NEW 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 Newsome

    Jan 31
    NEW 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…