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With Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira injured, Yankees need …

With Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira injured, Yankees need Robinson Cano to prove he can carry team

nydailynews.com MLB.com Updated Mar 6, 2013
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.
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  • Rangers sign Derek Lowe to minor league deal

    Rangers sign Derek Lowe to minor league deal

    CNNSI.com Mar 6, 2013
    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Pitcher Derek Lowe and the Texas Rangers have reached agreement on a minor league deal.
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  • Knicks avoid disaster in Detroit without Melo as Amar'e, Ray le…

    Knicks avoid disaster in Detroit without Melo as Amar'e, Ray lead way

    Even 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.
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  • Coughlin not sold on Giants drafting Te'o

    Coughlin not sold on Giants drafting Te'o

    Tom 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.
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  • Help Wanted: Mark Teixeira is out eight-to-ten weeks with a ri……

    Help Wanted: Mark Teixeira is out eight-to-ten weeks with a ri…

    CNNSI.com Mar 6, 2013
    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.
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  • Bradshaw gets clearance to visit teams

    Bradshaw gets clearance to visit teams

    profootballtalk.com Mar 6, 2013
    Cut 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…
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  • McShay: Mingo to the Jets

    McShay: Mingo to the Jets

    thejetsblog.com Mar 6, 2013
    Todd 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…
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  • Rams Release Wayne Hunter

    Rams Release Wayne Hunter

    While 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, the
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  • Mark Teixeira out 8-10 weeks with wrist tendon injury

    Mark Teixeira out 8-10 weeks with wrist tendon injury

    yahoo.com ESPN.com MLB.com Mar 6, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Yankees -- and their fans -- in for an interesting ride

    Yankees -- and their fans -- in for an interesting ride

    MLB.com Mar 6, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Santana aims to make spring debut next week

    Santana aims to make spring debut next week

    ESPN.com Mar 6, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Would Kareem Abdul-Jabbar like to coach the Milwaukee Bucks? ‘O…

    Would Kareem Abdul-Jabbar like to coach the Milwaukee Bucks? ‘Of course,’ he says

    yahoo.com Mar 6, 2013
    A 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…
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  • We Reminisce: One Of The Greatest Fourth Quarter Comebacks In N…

    We Reminisce: One Of The Greatest Fourth Quarter Comebacks In NBA Playoff History

    dimemag.com Mar 6, 2013
    Before 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 the
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  • Source: Nets cut rotation, Humphries is left out

    Source: Nets cut rotation, Humphries is left out

    ESPN.com Mar 6, 2013
    Brooklyn 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.com
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  • Miggy belts two homers as Venezuela outslugs Mets

    Miggy belts two homers as Venezuela outslugs Mets

    MLB.com Mar 6, 2013
    Backed 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.
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  • McShay’s newest mock draft: Giants nab Notre Dame’s Tyler Eifer…

    McShay’s newest mock draft: Giants nab Notre Dame’s Tyler Eifert

    In 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 well
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  • The Nets’ Continuing Identity Crisis

    The Nets’ Continuing Identity Crisis

    nytimes.com Mar 6, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Rodriguez, Set to Face Mets, Hopes for Return

    Rodriguez, Set to Face Mets, Hopes for Return

    nytimes.com Mar 6, 2013
    Pitcher Francisco Rodriguez was a flop in his last stint with the Mets, but he'd like an opportunity to redeem himself.
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  • Knicks owner James Dolan is footing the bill for the health car…

    Knicks owner James Dolan is footing the bill for the health care of former Knick Ray Williams

    yahoo.com Mar 6, 2013
    Three 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…
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  • Robertson will rest aching right shoulder

    Robertson will rest aching right shoulder

    MLB.com Mar 6, 2013
    Yankees 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.
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  • Jeter: Spring injuries better than later in season

    Jeter: Spring injuries better than later in season

    MLB.com Mar 6, 2013
    If 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.
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  • Buzz: Hold That Thought …

    Buzz: Hold That Thought …

    thejetsblog.com Mar 6, 2013
    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 see
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  • PFT Live: Tavon Austin, Jets talk with Manish Mehta

    PFT Live: Tavon Austin, Jets talk with Manish Mehta

    profootballtalk.com Mar 6, 2013
    Free 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 things
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  • Former Venezuelan leader Chavez had big influence on MLB

    Former Venezuelan leader Chavez had big influence on MLB

    CNNSI.com Mar 6, 2013
    One 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.
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  • Eric Hosmer to replace Mark Teixeira at WBC

    Eric Hosmer to replace Mark Teixeira at WBC

    SURPRISE, 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.
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  • Source: 49ers aren't serious suitor for Revis

    Source: 49ers aren't serious suitor for Revis

    While 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.
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  • Could the Jets Benefit from the Tight End Market?

    Could the Jets Benefit from the Tight End Market?

    thejetsblog.com Mar 6, 2013
    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…
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  • Don Banks: Ranking the 10 most powerful people in the NFL

    Don Banks: Ranking the 10 most powerful people in the NFL

    CNNSI.com Mar 6, 2013
    Who are the biggest power brokers in the NFL? My list ...
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  • Report: Giants ‘highly unlikely’ to retain David Diehl, Corey W…

    Report: Giants ‘highly unlikely’ to retain David Diehl, Corey Webster

    It 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 the
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  • Less Than One Week to Free Agency

    Less Than One Week to Free Agency

    What’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 certifi
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  • Russell Westbrook Destroys The Lakers; Avery Bradley Puts On A …

    Russell Westbrook Destroys The Lakers; Avery Bradley Puts On A Shooting Exhibition

    dimemag.com Mar 6, 2013
    Coming 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…
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  • Yankees set sights on Saturday for Mariano

    Yankees set sights on Saturday for Mariano

    MLB.com Mar 6, 2013
    Mariano 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.
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  • Video - Nets Overpower Bobcats In Second Half 01:07

    Nets Overpower Bobcats In Second Half

    Mar 6
    Deron Williams had 20 points and eight assists to guide the Nets past the Bobcats.
  • Video - Short-Handed Knicks Pull Away From Pistons In Fourth 00:55

    Short-Handed Knicks Pull Away From Pistons In Fourth

    Mar 6
    Raymond Felton poured in 26 points to help the Carmelo-less Knicks top the Pistons.
  • Video - NFL32OT: Shopping Revis 03:00

    NFL32OT: Shopping Revis

    Mar 6
    Episode 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.
  • Video - Jeter On Yanks' Overcoming Injuries 03:20

    Jeter On Yanks' Overcoming Injuries

    Mar 6
    Derek 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.

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    Mar 6
    INDIANAPOLIS -- 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…
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    Mar 6
    Who are the biggest power brokers in the NFL? My list ...