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Now in Pinstripes, Youkilis Greets His Former TeamKevin Youkilis, playing against the Red Sox for the first time as a Yankee, went 0 for 4 and striking out twice, while playing third base on Wednesday.Upvote Share TweetNo matter how Knicks fans feel about their team’s roster being affected by a rash of injuries, Coach Mike Woodson made it clear before Wednesday’s game against the Orlando Magic that he and General Manager Glen Grunwald are not looking to sign free agUpvote Share TweetQuarterback Eli Manning will consider reworking his contract if it will help keep leading receiver Victor Cruz on the New York Giants.Upvote Share Tweet
Melo back in big way as Knicks bounce Magicnydailynews.com Mar 20, 2013Carmelo Anthony erased concern about his knee within the first 30 seconds, nailing an open three with the type of jump he could not have managed just a week earlier. It was the first of his seven buckets as Anthony returned in style Wednesday night at t…Upvote Share Tweet
Carmelo returns, nets 21 to lift Knicks past MagicCarmelo returns, nets 21 to lift Knicks past MagicUpvote Share Tweet
BGA: Scouting Antonio Garaythejetsblog.com Mar 20, 2013Free agency is underway and the Jets have already signed a few guys that Jets fans might not know too much about. Over the next week or so (and throughout the free agent signing window), I’ll be taking a closer look at each of the new signings and tryinUpvote Share Tweet
Yankees’ Aces Under Watchful EyesThe Yankees are considering signing former pitcher Chien-Ming Wang, while their current pitcher, C. C. Sabathia, pitched in a minor league game.Upvote Share TweetNew Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says his team isn't looking for a quarterback.Upvote Share TweetHealth concerns continued to pile up for the Mets, as they announced that right-hander Shaun Marcum had flown to New York on Tuesday to receive a cortisone shot for a shoulder impingement.Upvote Share Tweet
Quentin optimistic after testing knee in fieldPadres left fielder Carlos Quentin tested his sore right knee in the field for the first time on Wednesday. Quentin, who has had soreness in his surgically repaired knee for 10 days, was asked if he'll be ready to be in the Opening Day lineup on April 1…Upvote Share TweetDavid Wright was prescribed five days of rest and treatment Friday when he was diagnosed with a strained intercostal muscle in his left rib cage. Five days have passed, and Wright still cannot do much more than rest and receive treatment.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Mar 20, 2013Despite his Tuesday MRI showing only mild inflammation in his ailing left ankle, there's a possibility Derek Jeter could miss opening day and beyond as he attempts to return from breaking the ankle in Game 1 of the ALCS last October. Yankees general man…Upvote Share TweetSources tell the New York Daily News the parameters of a long-term deal are not the hang-up in talks between the Jets and Buccaneers about Darrelle Revis, and that the Bucs would pay Revis between $12-$13 million annually. Rotoworld: Per reporter Manish…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Mar 20, 2013The Buffalo Bills and New York Jets both have huge needs at quarterback. Therefore, fans of those teams may want to read Wednesday’s tremendous profile by ESPN.com’s Elizabeth Merrill on West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith. The story gets into the psUpvote Share TweetSo the Toronto Blue Jays took a lot of talent from the Miami Marlins during the last MLB offseason. One could probably find lots of words to describe the trade effectively. "Raided." "Pillaged." "Ravaged." "Pilfered.&q…Upvote Share TweetGiants free agent defensive end Osi Umenyiora sat with one of their NFC rivals today, the Atlanta Falcons. No word on if a deal between the two was met. Umenyiora’s visit marks the start of a couple for some big free agent defensive players, as also onUpvote Share Tweet
Nuno fires five shutout frames in Yanks' winVidal Nuno turned in an impressive start as the Yankees defeated the Red Sox, 4-0, on Wednesday at George M. Steinbrenner Field.Upvote Share TweetGood afternoon all. It’s drivetime and we know you’re busy. Let us update you with the news of the day… Giants QB Eli Manning is worried his favorite target from 2012 will be employed elsewhere in 2013 “I check the papers every morning to make surUpvote Share Tweet
Eli Manning, wife Abby expecting second childnydailynews.com Mar 20, 2013Eli's home team is growing! New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning revealed Wednesday that his wife Abby is expecting their second child.Upvote Share TweetGiants Coach Tom Coughlin once tried to hire Chip Kelly, the new coach of the Eagles, but was turned down.Upvote Share TweetDerek Jeter received a cortisone shot after complaining of ankle stiffness, and General Manager Brian Cashman acknowledged he could begin the season on the disabled list.Upvote Share Tweet
CC tunes up for Opening Day against Minor LeaguersCC Sabathia threw 90 pitches in a tuneup for his Opening Day start on Wednesday, taking on a lineup of Yankees Minor League hitters at the club's Himes Avenue training complex.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Mar 20, 2013Add NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock to the list of football observers who don’t like the NFL’s new rule banning running backs from lowering their heads into tacklers. Mayock, who played defensive back for the Giants in the 1980s and is now the top anaUpvote Share Tweet
Eli Manning at a Samsung event earlier today, via Gizmodo's Leslie Horn.Eli Manning at a Samsung event earlier today, via Gizmodo's Leslie Horn. He hasn't been seen since.Read more...Upvote Share TweetJets coach Rex Ryan says that he will assume the defensive play-calling duties in 2013, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports. New defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman will have input, but Ryan will be the triggerman after relinquishing those …Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Mar 20, 2013The playoffs are getting close, and that means playoff seedings, which are as jumbled as ever this year after more than two thirds of the regular season has elapsed. The East, especially, has bunched up just below the winning streak that’s catapulted thUpvote Share Tweet
Giants Free Agency Scorecard: Moves Both Pound and PennywiseFrom Jimmy Kempski…… The Giants, like the Redskins and Cowboys, didn’t have much room to work with under the salary cap, so they were limited in what they could do in free agency, but here’s a roundup of the roster moves they made, with analysis.Upvote Share Tweet
Ian Thomsen: In season full of injuries, Parker's may prove most crucialWe've seen several injuries over the last week, with Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and Kobe Bryant going down. Which injury situation, including the injuries to Tony Parker, Derrick Rose and the recovering Pau Gasol, will affect the postseason the mos…Upvote Share Tweet
Yanks, Sox dedicating Opening Day to NewtownOn Opening Day at Yankee Stadium on April 1, the Yankees and Red Sox will stand together in dedicating the game to the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting, their families and the greater community of Newtown.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Mar 20, 2013PHOENIX -- Rich Campbell of The Washington Times asked New York Giants owner John Mara about his status as Public Enemy No. 1 among Washington Redskins fans since the management council (of which he's the chair) imposed $36 million in salary-cap penalti…Upvote Share TweetSpring training, breezy and noncompetitive, tends to present certain spectacles that would have no business in regular season baseball. Hooters ball girls. Life-sized Al Roker Yankees Weebles. The Royals in first place. But in yesterday's Angels-Brewers…Upvote Share Tweet
New York Giants Headlines for March 20Free agency frenzy has hit the wall. Only minor signings these days. There are still a few things that can happen, so stick with us for the latest. Here is what’s happening….Upvote Share TweetThe Dominican Republic beat Puerto Rico 3-0 to take the WBC title. It was their actions after the final out though, writes Tom Verducci, that could prove even more significant.Upvote Share TweetPHOENIX (AP) -- Concerned with how it will be officiated, NFL owners delayed voting Tuesday on a rule change that would ban offensive players from using the crown of their helmets against defenders in the open field.Upvote Share Tweet
Lopez dominates with season high 38 pointsMar 20Brook Lopez grabs the rebound and dunks it as the Nets beat the Mavericks 113-96
Manning Willing To Rework Deal To Keep CruzMar 20Eli Manning is willing to consider restructuring his contract if it helps to keep Victor Cruz.
Opening Day In Doubt For Derek JeterMar 20Yankees GM Brian Cashman says he doesn't know if Derek Jeter will be available on Opening Day.
Latin Players Take Incredible Pride In WBCMar 20Colin Cowherd sounds off on the disconnect between the fans' and players' perspectives on the World Baseball Classic, and the pride and passion Latin players take in the WBC.
Don Banks: Outrage over new helmet rule much ado about nothingMar 20PHOENIX -- Emmitt Smith, Matt Forte, Eric Dickerson and running backs everywhere may squawk, but every change the NFL makes these days on behalf of player safety makes somebody squawk, doesn't it? Should the league really care? Not if it feels like it's…
NFL owners meetings - Pro Bowl survives but change is likelyMar 20The Pro Bowl will survive for next season, but changes are likely. Plus: playoff expansion talk, rules changes and more from the owners meetings.
NBA - Most intriguing 2013 draft prospects in the NCAA tournamentMar 20Our five-man team names the most intriguing NBA draft prospects in each region of the NCAA tournament.
NFL owners end tuck rule, approve helmet penaltyMar 20In votes Wednesday, the NFL's owners eliminated the tuck rule and agreed to a rule change that would ban offensive players from using the crown of their helmets against defenders in the open field.