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Given his circumstances, Cruz did well

Given his circumstances, Cruz did well

Did Giants receiver Victor Cruz break the bank on his new contract? No. Did he end up with far more money than he ever should have earned in the NFL after being passed over 255 times in the 2010 draft? Absolutely. Cruz has made the ultimate climb from u…
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  • Rasheed says no to Knicks, yes to Pistons

    Rasheed says no to Knicks, yes to Pistons

    nydailynews.com Jul 8, 2013
    Pistons assistant coach Rasheed Wallace turned down an opportunity to work on Mike Woodson’s staff, citing family reasons. “To me, what signed, sealed and delivered it, and made it more sweet, was the fact that my kids are still in Detroit,” Wallace tol…
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  • Yankees Grounds Crew Can't Get Tarp On Infield Because Of All T…

    Yankees Grounds Crew Can't Get Tarp On Infield Because Of All The Rain

    deadspin.com Jul 8, 2013
    The Yankees and Kansas City Royals just got out of 59-minute rain delay and at least a portion of the infield may be a little soggier than usual. Read more...
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  • Jeter pushing Yankees to speed up return

    Jeter pushing Yankees to speed up return

    ESPN.com Jul 8, 2013
    New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter said on Monday that he talked to general manager Brian Cashman to plead his case for returning to the big leagues ahead of the team's timetable.
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  • Knicks sign 1st-round pick Hardaway

    Knicks sign 1st-round pick Hardaway

    nba.com ESPN.com Jul 8, 2013
    The New York Knicks signed first-round draft pick Tim Hardaway Jr. to a contract on Monday.
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  • Jets coach Ryan runs twice among bulls in Spain

    Jets coach Ryan runs twice among bulls in Spain

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Rex Ryan spent part of his summer vacation running from angry bulls.
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  • Stats, fans, friendship sway Wright's HR Derby picks

    Stats, fans, friendship sway Wright's HR Derby picks

    MLB.com Jul 8, 2013
    In his first experience as a Home Run Derby captain, Mets third baseman David Wright said he wanted to simplify the process of rounding out the rest of the National League squad as much possible.
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  • Police: Lawrence Taylor's son charged with rape

    Police: Lawrence Taylor's son charged with rape

    POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) -- Police in suburban Atlanta say a man who identified himself as the son of NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor has been arrested on rape charges.
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  • Yanks to go extra mile for Robertson in Final Vote

    Yanks to go extra mile for Robertson in Final Vote

    MLB.com Jul 8, 2013
    Jason Zillo and the Yankees' public-relations staff found out that David Robertson was a candidate for the All-Star Game Final Vote sometime in the fifth or sixth inning of Saturday's game against the Orioles. Within hours, they had formulated a plan to…
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  • Free-agent roundup: Nets fill out the bench, Bucks bring back D…

    Free-agent roundup: Nets fill out the bench, Bucks bring back Delfino, Garcia stays in Houston, etc.

    yahoo.com Jul 8, 2013
    There's been plenty of free-agent activity since Dwight Howard made his decision late Friday to join the Houston Rockets, with point guard Jose Calderon heading south to Dallas, Chris Kaman leaving Texas in favor of sunny SoCal and a slew of other agree…
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  • Granderson Still a Few Weeks, at Least, From Return

    Granderson Still a Few Weeks, at Least, From Return

    nytimes.com Jul 8, 2013
    Manager Joe Girardi said that Curtis Granderson’s broken pinkie was “not healing as quickly as” Girardi would like.
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  • Mets' Niese cleared to work toward return

    Mets' Niese cleared to work toward return

    ESPN.com Jul 8, 2013
    Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese has been cleared to begin working toward a return from the disabled list. Niese had a favorable follow-up exam with team doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan on Monday, a source told ESPNNewYork.com.
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  • Locke unable to pitch in All-Star Game

    Locke unable to pitch in All-Star Game

    MLB.com Jul 8, 2013
    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle will keep the rotation the same heading into the All-Star break, meaning Jeff Locke will not be available for the All-Star Game two days after his Sunday start against the Mets.
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  • There Is Now Video Of Rex Ryan Escaping A Charging Bull

    There Is Now Video Of Rex Ryan Escaping A Charging Bull

    deadspin.com Jul 8, 2013
    After photos emerged of the Jets coach taking part the annual Running of the Bulls, it was only a matter of time before video surfaced. Reader John was in Pamplona, and after realizing Ryan was there too, reviewed his footage.Read more...
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  • Bird: Pierce, Garnett have 'got plenty left'

    Bird: Pierce, Garnett have 'got plenty left'

    ESPN.com Jul 8, 2013
    Larry Bird believes that Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will be more than productive with the Brooklyn Nets.
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  • Baseball wife Anna Benson arrested after raiding husband’s apar…

    Baseball wife Anna Benson arrested after raiding husband’s apartment with gun, bulletproof vest

    yahoo.com Jul 8, 2013
    Anna Benson used to be "baseball's hottest housewife" — or so said the magazine covers. Now she's an estranged baseball wife who was arrested and booked on trespassing, assault and gun-possession charges.Her husband Kris Benson — who pitched f…
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  • Kidd won't leave Orlando for DWI court date

    Kidd won't leave Orlando for DWI court date

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Jul 8, 2013
    Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd will not have to leave the Orlando Summer League later this week to appear in court for a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated last summer, his attorney, Edward Burke Jr., told ESPNNewYork.com.
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  • Former NBA player Washington sentenced for hit-and-run

    Former NBA player Washington sentenced for hit-and-run

    nba.com Jul 8, 2013
    Former New Jersey Nets and Los Angeles Clippers player Duane Washington has been sentenced to 60 days in jail for hitting a pedestrian and then leaving the scene in western Michigan.
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  • OF Scott Hairston traded from Cubs to Nationals

    OF Scott Hairston traded from Cubs to Nationals

    CNNSI.com Jul 8, 2013
    CHICAGO (AP) -- The Washington Nationals have acquired outfielder Scott Hairston from the Chicago Cubs for minor league pitcher Ivan Pineyro.
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  • Report: Carmelo Anthony “50-50″ Chance To Join Lakers Next Year

    Report: Carmelo Anthony “50-50″ Chance To Join Lakers Next Year

    dimemag.com Jul 8, 2013
    Carmelo Anthony has an early termination option next summer, where he can become a free agent if he declines the $24.352 million he’s set to make from the Knicks for the 2014-15 season. Stephen A. Smith says ‘Melo’s future plans are still up in the air,…
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  • Brandon Myers excited about opportunity with Giants

    Brandon Myers excited about opportunity with Giants

    profootballtalk.com Jul 8, 2013
    In recent years, the Giants have had a hard time holding onto their starting tight ends. Kevin Boss and Martellus Bennett both left as free agents after strong years as targets for Eli Manning and Jake Ballard got claimed by the Patriots on waivers last…
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  • Hall of Famers, Mets legends highlight FanFest lineup

    Hall of Famers, Mets legends highlight FanFest lineup

    MLB.com Jul 8, 2013
    Nine Hall of Famers, numerous Mets legends and other former Major League stars will make appearances at T-Mobile All-Star FanFest from July 12-16 at the Jacob K. Javits Center.
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  • Giants say Connor is cooperating with team, authorities

    Giants say Connor is cooperating with team, authorities

    On Saturday, Giants linebacker Dan Connor was arrested with a switchblade in his luggage at the Philadelphia International Airport. On Sunday, the Giants said Connor has spoken with the team about that situation, and that Connor is cooperating with auth…
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  • NFL Supplemental Draft: Giants Will Most Likely Pass

    NFL Supplemental Draft: Giants Will Most Likely Pass

    The NFL will hold a supplemental draft this Thursday at 1pm to give teams an early shot at six players whose college eligibility ran out after the NFL Draft in April. Those players are….From CBSSports.com: DE James Boyd, UNLV DT Nate Holloway, UNLV DE T…
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  • Kuhn’s Goals: Get Healthy, Then Make an Impact

    Kuhn’s Goals: Get Healthy, Then Make an Impact

    From Lou Musto of GiantsRush.com: This piece marks the beginning of a series that will analyze the New York Giants’ 2012 draft picks and gauge what their outlook could be for the upcoming season. To begin this series, we’ll kick off with seventh-round p…
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  • Dillon Gee tweets photo of Asiana flight 214 wreckage from Mets…

    Dillon Gee tweets photo of Asiana flight 214 wreckage from Mets team plane

    yahoo.com Jul 8, 2013
    The New York Mets team charter landed one runway over Sunday night from the wreckage of a crashed 777 airplane, what's left of Asiana flight 214. Mets right-hander Dillon Gee took note and sent a tweet with a photo of the surreal scene at San Francisco …
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  • Video - Larry Bird Praises Pierce, Garnett 04:34

    Larry Bird Praises Pierce, Garnett

    Jul 8
    J.A. Adande discusses the impact that Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce can have for the Nets.
  • Video - Home Run Derby Participants Announced 06:33

    Home Run Derby Participants Announced

    Jul 8
    David Wright and Robinson Cano announced their selections, including Carlos Gonzalez and Chris Davis, for the 2013 Home Run Derby.
  • Video - Cruz Signs 6-Year Deal With Giants 01:30

    Cruz Signs 6-Year Deal With Giants

    Jul 8
    Ron Jaworski and Herm Edwards discuss WR Victor Cruz's six-year, $46M deal with the Giants.
  • Video - Cruz Agrees To Extension 00:58

    Cruz Agrees To Extension

    Jul 8
    Herm Edwards discusses the importance of WR Victor Cruz to the Giants.

Sports Columnists

  • Marreese Speights agrees to deal with Golden State Warriors, sources say

    Jul 8
    The Golden State Warriors have agreed to terms on a new deal with Marreese Speights, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.
  • Chris Kaman, Los Angeles Lakers, agree to one-year deal, sources say

    Jul 8
    The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to terms with free agent center Chris Kaman on a one-year deal, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.