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Lopez-Williams tandem powers Nets past Mavs

Lopez-Williams tandem powers Nets past Mavs

ESPN.com Updated Mar 20, 2013
Brook Lopez scored 38 points and Deron Williams had 31 in his first visit to Dallas since spurning his hometown team in free agency, leading the Brooklyn Nets past the Mavericks 113-96 on Wednesday night.
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  • Now in Pinstripes, Youkilis Greets His Former Team

    Now in Pinstripes, Youkilis Greets His Former Team

    nytimes.com Mar 20, 2013
    Kevin 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.
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  • Ailing Knicks Content With Players They Have

    Ailing Knicks Content With Players They Have

    No 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 ag
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  • Manning says he'll rework contract to keep Cruz

    Manning says he'll rework contract to keep Cruz

    Quarterback Eli Manning will consider reworking his contract if it will help keep leading receiver Victor Cruz on the New York Giants.
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  • Melo back in big way as Knicks bounce Magic

    Melo back in big way as Knicks bounce Magic

    nydailynews.com Mar 20, 2013
    Carmelo 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…
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  • Carmelo returns, nets 21 to lift Knicks past Magic

    Carmelo returns, nets 21 to lift Knicks past Magic

    CNNSI.com Mar 20, 2013
    Carmelo returns, nets 21 to lift Knicks past Magic
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  • BGA: Scouting Antonio Garay

    BGA: Scouting Antonio Garay

    thejetsblog.com Mar 20, 2013
    Free 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 tryin
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  • Yankees’ Aces Under Watchful Eyes

    Yankees’ Aces Under Watchful Eyes

    nytimes.com Mar 20, 2013
    The Yankees are considering signing former pitcher Chien-Ming Wang, while their current pitcher, C. C. Sabathia, pitched in a minor league game.
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  • Arians: I'm confident with Stanton as starting QB

    Arians: I'm confident with Stanton as starting QB

    CNNSI.com Mar 20, 2013
    New Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says his team isn't looking for a quarterback.
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  • Marcum Dealing With Shoulder Issue

    Marcum Dealing With Shoulder Issue

    nytimes.com yahoo.com Mar 20, 2013
    Health 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.
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  • Quentin optimistic after testing knee in field

    Quentin optimistic after testing knee in field

    MLB.com Mar 20, 2013
    Padres 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…
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  • Wright Still Has Sights Set on Opening Day

    Wright Still Has Sights Set on Opening Day

    nytimes.com Mar 20, 2013
    David 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.
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  • Derek Jeter’s opening day status in question after receiving co…

    Derek Jeter’s opening day status in question after receiving cortisone shot in left ankle

    yahoo.com Mar 20, 2013
    Despite 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…
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  • A Few Updates: Sources tell the New York Daily News the paramet…

    A Few Updates: Sources tell the New York Daily News the paramete…

    Sources 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…
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  • Getting to know QB Geno Smith

    Getting to know QB Geno Smith

    ESPN.com Mar 20, 2013
    The 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 ps
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  • Lou Piniella Made A Super-Awkward Reference To Rape During Toda…

    Lou Piniella Made A Super-Awkward Reference To Rape During Today's Yankees Broadcast

    deadspin.com Mar 20, 2013
    So 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…
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  • Umenyiora Pays A Visit To The Falcons

    Umenyiora Pays A Visit To The Falcons

    Giants 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 on
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  • Nuno fires five shutout frames in Yanks' win

    Nuno fires five shutout frames in Yanks' win

    MLB.com Mar 20, 2013
    Vidal Nuno turned in an impressive start as the Yankees defeated the Red Sox, 4-0, on Wednesday at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
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  • Giants FA Drivetime LiveBlog for 3/20

    Giants FA Drivetime LiveBlog for 3/20

    giantsfootballblog.com Mar 20, 2013
    Good 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 sur
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  • Eli Manning, wife Abby expecting second child

    Eli Manning, wife Abby expecting second child

    nydailynews.com Mar 20, 2013
    Eli's home team is growing! New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning revealed Wednesday that his wife Abby is expecting their second child.
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  • Chip Kelly Could Have Been a Giant

    Chip Kelly Could Have Been a Giant

    nytimes.com ESPN.com Mar 20, 2013
    Giants Coach Tom Coughlin once tried to hire Chip Kelly, the new coach of the Eagles, but was turned down.
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  • Yankees Say Jeter May Not Be Ready for Opener

    Yankees Say Jeter May Not Be Ready for Opener

    Derek 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.
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  • CC tunes up for Opening Day against Minor Leaguers

    CC tunes up for Opening Day against Minor Leaguers

    MLB.com Mar 20, 2013
    CC 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.
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  • Mike Mayock thinks the NFL has crossed a line with the helmet r…

    Mike Mayock thinks the NFL has crossed a line with the helmet rule

    profootballtalk.com Mar 20, 2013
    Add 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 ana
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  • Eli Manning at a Samsung event earlier today, via Gizmodo's Les…

    Eli Manning at a Samsung event earlier today, via Gizmodo's Leslie Horn.

    deadspin.com Mar 20, 2013
    Eli Manning at a Samsung event earlier today, via Gizmodo's Leslie Horn. He hasn't been seen since.Read more...
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  • Rex Ryan says he’ll call Jets’ defensive plays in 2013

    Rex Ryan says he’ll call Jets’ defensive plays in 2013

    Jets 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 …
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  • Projecting The Final 8 NBA Eastern Conference Playoff Seeds

    Projecting The Final 8 NBA Eastern Conference Playoff Seeds

    dimemag.com Mar 20, 2013
    The 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 th
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  • Giants Free Agency Scorecard: Moves Both Pound and Pennywise

    Giants Free Agency Scorecard: Moves Both Pound and Pennywise

    giantsfootballblog.com Mar 20, 2013
    From 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.
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  • Ian Thomsen: In season full of injuries, Parker's may prove mos…

    Ian Thomsen: In season full of injuries, Parker's may prove most crucial

    CNNSI.com Mar 20, 2013
    We'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…
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  • Yanks, Sox dedicating Opening Day to Newtown

    Yanks, Sox dedicating Opening Day to Newtown

    MLB.com Mar 20, 2013
    On 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.
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  • John Mara OK with villain status in D.C.

    John Mara OK with villain status in D.C.

    ESPN.com Mar 20, 2013
    PHOENIX -- 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…
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  • Why Is This Ump Calling Pitches From Behind The Mound?

    Why Is This Ump Calling Pitches From Behind The Mound?

    deadspin.com Mar 20, 2013
    Spring 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…
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  • New York Giants Headlines for March 20

    New York Giants Headlines for March 20

    giantsfootballblog.com Mar 20, 2013
    Free 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….
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  • Worthy Champs: The Dominican Republic beat Puerto Rico 3-0 to t…

    Worthy Champs: The Dominican Republic beat Puerto Rico 3-0 to ta…

    CNNSI.com Mar 20, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Owners OK 2 rule changes, delay on helmet use

    Owners OK 2 rule changes, delay on helmet use

    CNNSI.com Mar 20, 2013
    PHOENIX (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.
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  • Video - Lopez dominates with season high 38 points 00:24

    Lopez dominates with season high 38 points

    Mar 20
    Brook Lopez grabs the rebound and dunks it as the Nets beat the Mavericks 113-96
  • Video - Manning Willing To Rework Deal To Keep Cruz 05:05

    Manning Willing To Rework Deal To Keep Cruz

    Mar 20
    Eli Manning is willing to consider restructuring his contract if it helps to keep Victor Cruz.
  • Video - Opening Day In Doubt For Derek Jeter 02:07

    Opening Day In Doubt For Derek Jeter

    Mar 20
    Yankees GM Brian Cashman says he doesn't know if Derek Jeter will be available on Opening Day.
  • Video - Latin Players Take Incredible Pride In WBC 02:04

    Latin Players Take Incredible Pride In WBC

    Mar 20
    Colin 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.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Outrage over new helmet rule much ado about nothing

    Mar 20
    PHOENIX -- 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 likely

    Mar 20
    The 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 tournament

    Mar 20
    Our five-man team names the most intriguing NBA draft prospects in each region of the NCAA tournament.
  • NFL owners end tuck rule, approve helmet penalty

    Mar 20
    In 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.