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Chris Johnson’s instincts may be rightThe decision of Titans running back Chris Johnson to question the decision to sign former Jets running back Shonn Greene seems, on the surface, confusing. But Johnson’s instincts may be on the money. And money is the key word. With the Titans signing GrUpvote Share TweetCarmelo Anthony scored 37 points, Kenyon Martin had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and the New York Knicks clinched a playoff berth with a 99-94 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.Upvote Share TweetIn the final stretch of Spring Training, the Marlins and Mets each threw their Opening Day starters on Friday. Both teams also got a feel for playing at night, performing in front of a crowd of 4,758 at Roger Dean Stadium.Upvote Share TweetMike Woodson’s original plan, which now sounds like an empty promise, was to play Carmelo Anthony 32 minutes. The coach missed the mark by 11. Anthony will have the offseason to rest his battered and bruised body, because it appears Woodson is going toUpvote Share TweetThe Yankees announced on Saturday that they have signed Chien-Ming Wang to a Minor League deal.Upvote Share TweetRay Williams, the former New York Knicks guard who averaged 15.5 points and 5.8 assists in 10 seasons in the NBA, died Friday. He was 58.Upvote Share Tweet
Some Sour Music for HorwitzIn a post on his new Twitter account, the Mets' public relations director seemed to forget about R.A. Dickey.Upvote Share Tweet
Jimmy Fallon is afraid of the Nets’ mascot, the BrooklyKnightyahoo.com Updated Mar 22, 2013When the Nets moved to Brooklyn for the beginning of this season, they resolved to overhaul their image and reputation to fit their hip and cosmopolitan surroundings. For an NBA team, that means creating a new mascot to communicate the franchise's ideal…Upvote Share Tweet
Hughes throws 57 pitches vs. Pirates' Class A clubPhil Hughes didn't turn in the sharpest pitching line from his outing against the Pirates' Class A West Virginia lineup, but the Yankees right-hander is just pleased to be back on the mound.Upvote Share TweetAll the reports that the New York Jets are shopping cornerback Darrelle Revis, with Tampa Bay as a strong contender, were refuted by coach Rex Ryan on Friday when he was asked about the future of arguably the team's best player.Upvote Share TweetRobinson Cano drove home two runs and Ben Francisco laced a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning to help lead the Yankees to a 9-7 win over the Twins on Friday in front of a record crowd of 8,366 at Hammond Stadium.Upvote Share TweetThe Atlanta Falcons are making a strong push to sign New York Giants free agent defensive end Osi Umenyiora and are trying to wrap up a deal before the end of the weekend, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
Cruz, Patriots and Seahawks: Answers to Readers’ QuestionsJudy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.Upvote Share Tweet
The Running Doc weighs in on Mark Teixeira's wrist injury ... and it's not good news for fans of the YankeesIn a professional's case, the prudent treatment is probably surgery. In that way one can be relatively sure the tendon will be strong enough to withstand the repetitive motion by next year. Again, season lost this year.Upvote Share TweetFree 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 Tweetdeadspin.com Updated Mar 22, 2013Ray Williams, who went from being a first-round NBA pick and team captain, to bankruptcy, homelessness, and eventually redemption, has passed away in a New York hospital, according to the Knicks.Read more...Upvote Share TweetDerek Jeter did not seem to agree with the Yankees' plan to hold him out of future major league spring training games as a way to keep their disabled list options open.Upvote Share Tweet
The Knicks call 40-year-old Kurt Thomas ‘Mid Life’yahoo.com Updated Mar 22, 2013We interrupt your March Madness viewing and Miami Heat Streak Watching for a special NBA nickname update, which comes to us from a story about New York Knicks guard Jason Kidd turning 40 years old on Saturday, courtesy of Frank Isola at the New York Dai…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Mar 22, 2013MIAMI (AP) -- Major League Baseball is suing a now-shuttered South Florida clinic and its operators, accusing it of providing banned performance-enhancing drugs to players.Upvote Share TweetWhile the Jets might have expressed interest in signing Kellen Davis, it looks as if the former Bear will be heading to the Browns in 2013. TE Kellen Davis signs a one-year deal with the Browns, per league source.- (@ProFootballTalk) March 22, 2013 BriaUpvote Share Tweet
Nats sign veteran lefty reliever RomeroLooking for bullpen insurance, the Nationals signed left-hander J.C. Romero to a Minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training. He is expected to join the team on Saturday, when Washington plays the Mets in Port St. Lucie, Fla.Upvote Share TweetGetting a lot of Brian Urlacher questions, which is what happens whenever a really famous player gets cut. Fans want to know if he makes sense for their teams. I think there's only one NFC East team for which he makes sense, and I think it's the New Yor…Upvote Share Tweet
Jets Playing “Money Ball”It might be the similar shades of green - or the pervasive feeling of mediocrity - but the business being done in Florham Park these days is starting to look a little bit like the early 2000s Oakland A’s. Admittedly, the businesses of baseball and fUpvote Share TweetDavid Diehl may soon have to decide if he's willing to accept a pay cut to remain with the Giants in 2013. And on Thursday he said he's willing to do "some things" to make it happen — especially if it helps the Giants keep Victor Cruz.Upvote Share Tweet
Giants Free Agent ScorecardContrary to public perception, the Giants have been busy in free agency. They just move at their own pace. Little moves here and there to supplement their core. In the past, they have made some under-the-radar moves that worked out well. Last year, they…Upvote Share TweetConsidering the fact Giants quarterback Eli Manning has started 146 straight regular season and postseason games, it almost doesn’t matter who the Giants backup quarterback is. (Knocks on wood, so Tom Coughlin doesn’t have to.) But the decision to briUpvote Share Tweet
Friday Morning Quotebook“It’s stupid. Runners, when you run, you’re automatically tilted. Even a track runner, when they cross the finish line, the first thing there is their head. . . . It’s a stupid rule.” - Giants’ RB David Wilson on the recently passed ‘crown oUpvote Share TweetOL Zebrie Sanders is working to make the most of his second chance with the Bills. Dolphins coach Joe Philbin has high hopes for S Kelcie McCray. S Adrian Wilson said it wasn’t a “hard sell” to sign with the Patriots. It’s been a year since the JeUpvote Share TweetYes, we’ve found another running back who has weighed in on the NFL’s new rule banning runners delivering hits with the tops of their helmets. And no, we haven’t found a running back who likes the rule yet. The latest to weigh in is David Wilson ofUpvote Share Tweet
WheelHouse: Will JPP and Tuck Rebound in 2013?In 2012, the Giants’ vaunted pass rush practically disappeared. Veteran stalwarts DE Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora combined for only 10 sacks. Budding superstar Jason Pierre-Paul went from 16.5 sacks in 2011 to just 6.5 in 2012. Head coach Tom CoughlinUpvote Share Tweet
Mending Giant Snee not hip to OTAsGiants guard Chris Snee, who had hip surgery last month, said he got off crutches “a few days ago” and has started rehabbing. He will attend OTAs this offseason, he said, although he does not plan to participate extensively.“Do I expect to participaUpvote Share Tweet
Former NY Knicks star Patrick Ewing a likable personality during MSG interview with Al TrautwigHas the Madison Square Gulag Network studio become a waiting room for the eligible elderly who can help the Knickerbockers down the stretch?Upvote Share Tweet
Knicks Win, Clinch Playoff SpotMar 22Carmelo Anthony leads Knicks with 37 points.
Darrelle Revis trade rumors heat upMar 22Charley Casserly breaks down whether or not the New York Jets should consider trading cornerback Darrelle Revis.
What Should Jets Do With Revis?Mar 22Hugh Douglas, Jemele Hill and Michael Smith discuss what the Jets should do with CB Darrelle Revis.
New York Giants 2013 outlookMar 22David Diehl joins "NFL AM" to discuss what set the New York Giants back in 2012, Tom Coughlin's future with the team and what it's going to take for the "G-Men" to get back to the Super Bowl.