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With Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira injured, Yankees need Robinson Cano to prove he can carry team
Whether Robinson Cano realizes it or not, the stakes just went up considerably for him to prove he is an MVP-caliber player worth the $200 million his agent, Scott Boras, is going to hold the Yankees up for.Upvote Share Tweet
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Pitcher Derek Lowe and the Texas Rangers have reached agreement on a minor league deal.Upvote Share TweetEven with Carmelo Anthony holed up in the locker room receiving treatment for his aching knee, the Knicks eventually overpowered a weak Detroit Pistons team that played without their leading scorer, Greg Monroe.Upvote Share TweetTom Coughlin believes Manti Te’o will be available for the Giants when they make the 19th pick of the NFL draft this April. But at the moment, it doesn’t look like the controversial Notre Dame linebacker is in the Giants’ immediate plans.Upvote Share Tweet
Help Wanted: Mark Teixeira is out eight-to-ten weeks with a ri…Mark Teixeira is out eight-to-ten weeks with a right wrist strain, and the Yankees' options to replace him at first base and in the lineup are big downgrades, writes Jay Jaffe.Upvote Share Tweet
Bradshaw gets clearance to visit teamsprofootballtalk.com Updated Mar 6, 2013Cut last month by the Giants, running back Ahmad Bradshaw had been waiting for clearance to begin visiting teams, following January foot surgery. As previously reported, Bradshaw visited a specialist on Wednesday. Per a source with knowledge of the sit…Upvote Share Tweet
McShay: Mingo to the JetsTodd McShay released his latest mock draft today and with Dion Jordan and Ezekiel Ansah off the board, McShay believes Barkevious Mingo will be a good fit for Gang Green. I have no problem with Mingo as a top-10 pick. His lack of sack production is bein…Upvote Share TweetWhile the Jets released their side of the Jason Smith / Wayne Hunter trade a few weeks ago, the Rams have now done the same with Hunter. Jim Thomas of the Post-Dispatch in Saint Louis reported today that the Rams will release Hunter. Brian Bassett, theUpvote Share TweetThe New York Yankees were hoping for 8-10 days, but the right tendon wrist injury to slugger Mark Teixeira will keep him out of the lineup much longer. It's more like 8-10 weeks. Teixeira, who had been away at Team USA camp for the World Baseball Classi…Upvote Share Tweet
Yankees -- and their fans -- in for an interesting rideThe Yanks will begin this season picked to finish behind the Rays and Blue Jays in the AL East. Some will pick them to end up behind the O's and Red Sox, too. Because the Yanks have little power and an aging roster, every game is going to be a challenge…Upvote Share Tweet
Santana aims to make spring debut next weekESPN.com Updated Mar 6, 2013The New York Mets are aiming for Johan Santana to make his Grapefruit League debut in a week, likely against the Detroit Tigers at Tradition Field on March 14.Upvote Share Tweet
Would Kareem Abdul-Jabbar like to coach the Milwaukee Bucks? ‘Of course,’ he saysyahoo.com Updated Mar 6, 2013A few months ago, former Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy made no bones about his refusal to either consider, comment, or court a job coaching the Brooklyn Nets, citing the presence of an interim coach in P.J. Carlesimo that already had the gig. It wa…Upvote Share Tweet
We Reminisce: One Of The Greatest Fourth Quarter Comebacks In NBA Playoff Historydimemag.com Updated Mar 6, 2013Before 2002, the last time the Boston Celtics made the postseason, Kevin Garnett was donning a royal blue and yellow Farragut Academy jersey. Beantown’s trip to the 2002 NBA Playoffs ended a six-year drought in which the Cs failed to both get out of theUpvote Share Tweet
Source: Nets cut rotation, Humphries is left outESPN.com Updated Mar 6, 2013Brooklyn Nets power forward Kris Humphries was informed Wednesday morning that he's no longer part of the team's rotation, a league source confirmed to ESPN NewYork.comUpvote Share Tweet
Miggy belts two homers as Venezuela outslugs MetsBacked by Miguel Cabrera's two homers, the Venezuelans finished with a 14-9 victory over the Mets on Wednesday, propelling them into Thursday night's World Baseball Classic Pool B opener against the Dominican Republic.Upvote Share Tweet
McShay’s newest mock draft: Giants nab Notre Dame’s Tyler EifertIn ESPN draft expert Todd McShay’s , the Giants are projected to nab Notre Dame tight end Tyler Eifert. The Fighting Irish have produced some of the better NFL-caliber tight ends in recent years, including Kyle Rudolph of the Minnesota Vikings, as wellUpvote Share Tweet
The Nets’ Continuing Identity Crisisnytimes.com Updated Mar 6, 2013The move to Brooklyn, with the stars Deron Williams and Joe Johnson, was supposed to help the Nets escape the Knicks' shadow. It hasn't exactly worked out that way.Upvote Share Tweet
Rodriguez, Set to Face Mets, Hopes for Returnnytimes.com Updated Mar 6, 2013Pitcher Francisco Rodriguez was a flop in his last stint with the Mets, but he'd like an opportunity to redeem himself.Upvote Share Tweet
Knicks owner James Dolan is footing the bill for the health care of former Knick Ray Williamsyahoo.com Updated Mar 6, 2013Three years ago, we relayed a story about 10-year NBA veteran Ray Williams, who had fallen prey to a series of financial blows and was then destitute while living in Florida. Things turned up for Williams later in the year, he was given a job in his hom…Upvote Share Tweet
Robertson will rest aching right shoulderYankees reliever David Robertson said that he slept awkwardly on his right shoulder, which forced him to be scratched from a scheduled appearance out of the bullpen on Tuesday against the Braves.Upvote Share Tweet
Jeter: Spring injuries better than later in seasonIf you had to wager your paycheck on which member of the Yankees would spot the silver lining in the team's growing list of spring injuries, Derek Jeter seems to be the ideal choice.Upvote Share Tweet
Buzz: Hold That Thought …The article about the Jets having 2-3 potential suitors for Revis is creating a stir today. According to two media members with ties to the Falcons and Niners, the interest in Revis from either team might be overblown. Or maybe now those teams are seeUpvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Tavon Austin, Jets talk with Manish Mehtaprofootballtalk.com Updated Mar 6, 2013Free agency starts in less than a week, but we’ll be talking about the draft on Wednesday’s edition of PFT Live. West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin will join West Virginia resident Mike Florio for a conversation that hopefully goes beyond thingsUpvote Share TweetOne of the world's most polarizing political figures, Hugo Chavez unabashedly loved baseball. Melissa Segura writes how the loss of Chavez alters the country's main sport.Upvote Share TweetSURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer will replace the injured Mark Teixeira on the United States team at the World Baseball Classic.Upvote Share TweetWhile the New York Jets may be determined to trade Darrelle Revis, it would be a mistake to count the San Francisco 49ers as a serious suitor, according to a team source.Upvote Share Tweet
Could the Jets Benefit from the Tight End Market?With the franchise tag period having just passed, we now know what the tight end market will look like, barring 11th hour re-signings. The Jets were unable to place the franchise tag on Dustin Keller even if they wanted to given the cap situation, and w…Upvote Share TweetWho are the biggest power brokers in the NFL? My list ...Upvote Share TweetIt is growing more and more unlikely the New York Giants will be able to retain offensive lineman David Diehl and cornerback Corey Webster, . Because of the Giants’ salary cap situation, the Giants may not be able to afford the players’ salary for theUpvote Share Tweet
Less Than One Week to Free AgencyWhat’s next for the Giants this offseason? Plenty. This week will be the big run-up to free agency, which begins less than one week from today on March 12. The calendar: March 9-11 — Clubs are permitted to enter into contract negotiations with certifiUpvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Updated Mar 6, 2013Coming into a meaningful matchup with OKC, the Lakers were 1-9 against the top four seeds in the West, and 1-10 on the road against the top eight in the West. Maybe they saw a performance like last night coming? They looked rattled and nervous, like a b…Upvote Share Tweet
Yankees set sights on Saturday for MarianoMariano Rivera is slated to return to the mound this weekend for his first game action since sustaining a season-ending knee injury last May. "We're going to shoot for Saturday," Girardi said.Upvote Share Tweet
Nets Overpower Bobcats In Second HalfMar 6Deron Williams had 20 points and eight assists to guide the Nets past the Bobcats.
Short-Handed Knicks Pull Away From Pistons In FourthMar 6Raymond Felton poured in 26 points to help the Carmelo-less Knicks top the Pistons.
NFL32OT: Shopping RevisMar 6Episode 283: Suzy Kolber and Ed Werder discuss which teams could be interested in Darrelle Revis. Merril Hoge breaks down the best fit for Mike Wallace. NFL32 crew discuss the biggest priority for the Chiefs heading into the NFL Draft.
Jeter On Yanks' Overcoming InjuriesMar 6Derek Jeter talks with Tim Kurkjian about the progress he has been making since having ankle surgery, getting ready for opening day and how the Yankees' will overcome their injuries.
Don Banks: Collie determined not to let concussion stigma cloud his NFL fu…Mar 6INDIANAPOLIS -- When the NFL's free agency period opens with the expected burst of activity next Tuesday afternoon, everyone involved will wear a label of some sort. Unrestricted, restricted, or franchise player, the tags are well-defined and widely rec…
Don Banks: Ranking the 10 most powerful people in the NFLMar 6Who are the biggest power brokers in the NFL? My list ...