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A.J. Griffin pitched seven-plus shutout innings against the Yankees, allowing six hits with one walk and four strikeouts to guide his club to a 2-0 series-opening victory in New York on Friday.Upvote Share TweetDavid Wright hit the tying home run in the ninth inning off closer Craig Kimbrel and the New York Mets scored twice in the 10th to rally for a 7-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.Upvote Share TweetFor 38 1/2 minutes on Friday, the New York Knicks handcuffed and hamstrung a tired, old, injured and shorthanded Boston Celtics squad, holding them to 49 points on 30.6 percent shooting and leading by 26 points with 9 1/2 minutes to go.Naturally, the Ce…Upvote Share Tweet
Boston Fans Chant “Honey Nut Cheerios” At Carmelo Anthonydimemag.com Updated May 3, 2013On the heels of the latest installment of the Carmelo Anthony/Kevin Garnett/Boston Celtics saga, in the first quarter of tonight’s game, the Celtics fans chanted “Honey Nut Cheerios” when ‘Melo checked out the game. Watch the clip: For breaking neUpvote Share Tweet
Francisco day to day with mild right ankle sprainBraves third baseman Juan Francisco limped off the field with a mild right ankle sprain in the third inning of Friday night's game against the Mets at Turner Field. The Braves said Francisco is day to day.Upvote Share TweetRex Ryan has dealt with great adversity on the field with his team the past year but told WLNY-TV he would like to coach the Jets another 20 years. Of course the vultures are circling after the Jets 6-10 season in 2012. “Obviously the results weren’tUpvote Share TweetSeeking to shake up their stagnant offense, the Mets on Friday optioned struggling outfielder Collin Cowgill to Triple-A Las Vegas, promoting Andrew Brown.Upvote Share Tweet
Yanks' setup man Robertson out for series vs. A'sNEW YORK -- The Yankees' injury bug has moved to the bullpen.Upvote Share Tweet
The hits keep coming for Geno Smithprofootballtalk.com Updated May 3, 2013Another day, another round of anonymous sources ripping new Jets quarterback Geno Smith. This time the anonymous sources talked to ESPN.com, which quotes two people who work for NFL teams and who think Smith has character issues that will make life roug…Upvote Share Tweet
Age Before Beauty?: Once down 3-0, the Celtics have a chance to tie u…Once down 3-0, the Celtics have a chance to tie up their first-round series with the Knicks in front of a hometown crowd Friday night. Can KG and Co. do it? Follow along here.Upvote Share TweetDuring Thursday night’s Chicago Bulls loss to the Brooklyn Nets, a CSNChicago.com report surfaced that turned Luol Deng’s “he’s sick and missed practice”-diagnosis to something altogether more severe. Aggrey Sam reported that Deng had undergoneUpvote Share Tweet
The Geno Smith Smear Campaign Is Turning Into Junior-High Gossipdeadspin.com Updated May 3, 2013It's been nearly a week since the Jets selected Geno Smith in the second round of the draft. I bet it's been a sleepy seven days for him, as it would be for any other quarterback who joined the Jets. Let's check today's press clippings:Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Scout: Jets' Smith a 'spoiled, pampered brat'ESPN.com Updated May 3, 2013One week removed from his infamous draft-day slide New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith has remained in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.Upvote Share TweetEx-Jets Claude Davis + Cliff Harris arrested Mon, charged w/ poss of marijuana, Morris Cty police confirm to Sal Pal. Both plyrs waived.- Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) May 02, 2013 Brian Bassett, theJetsBlog.comHarris is considered a talented player who hadUpvote Share Tweet
Knicks, Thunder facing similar pressureAs the Knicks and Thunder head into Game 6 of their respective series, the two teams are experiencing similar pressure.Upvote Share TweetOn Thursday, reports surfaced that former Giants linebacker Michael Boley pleaded guilty to felony child abuse in Alabama three days after being released. Boley has addressed the situation, via a statement issued by his agents. Here’s the full text of iUpvote Share TweetMark Sanchez spoke to the media for the first time since New York drafted QB Geno Smith and vows to be the opening-day starter.Upvote Share TweetIs Clay Buchholz cheating? After allegations arose, Tom Verducci checked out the video to try and find what really happened and says this is nothing new for the grand old game.Upvote Share TweetIt would be weird if Joakim Noah (or any other player worth his weight) didn’t believe he was going win the big one. Noah though is just a little more brash in the way he goes about things. A few minutes after a tough Game 6 loss to the Nets, Joakim wasUpvote Share Tweet
Two rookies poised to start Week 1?Both Johnathan Hankins and Justin Pugh are poised to start for the New York Giants at the start of the season, . Pugh and Hankins were the Giants’ first and second-round selections in the 2013 NFL Draft, respectively. Pugh, the offensive tackle out of SUpvote Share Tweet
Number of exciting AL shortstops deserve votesDerek Jeter is a 13-time All-Star who probably has one or two more trips to the Midsummer Classic left before he's done. But the Yankees captain is not an All-Star this year. There are presently better candidates.Upvote Share Tweet
Giants’ Roster Snapshot: Offensive LineThe Giants hope to entrust OT James Brewer with more than the team’s good-luck teddy bear this season. We will be publishing short previews of each unit over the next few weeks. We’ll start with the offensive line since the Giants spent their top seleUpvote Share Tweet
Friday morning one-linersprofootballtalk.com Updated May 3, 2013Former Bills WR Andre Reed is pursuing a coaching career. The Dolphins have landed productive undrafted free agents in the past. Football isn’t the only sport Patriots LB Jamie Collins excelled at while growing up. Someone started a Twitter feed for theUpvote Share Tweet
Giants UDFA Profile: Marcus Davis, WR Virginia TechOne of the interesting UDFAs that will be coming into TPC next week will be Virginia Tech WR Marcus Davis, a 6’4”³, 232 lb former QB who registered the highest vertical jump of any wideout at the NFL Combine in March. Davis was projected by some to beUpvote Share Tweet
Nate Robinson Embarrasses Kris Humphriesdimemag.com Updated May 3, 2013With Marco Belinelli playing out of his mind, and the rest of the Bulls desperate for a win, the Nets leaned on an unlikely source late to take Game 6 and tie the series up, 95-92. Andray Blatche had just 10 points and seven boards, but he made them cou…Upvote Share TweetWith all those microphones positioned courtside at the Gulag, James (Guitar Jimmy) Dolan has likely ordered his designated lackey to listen to the audio and find out what Jordan Crawford really said to Carmelo Anthony.Upvote Share Tweet
Yankees rising, Mets stumbling early in seasonOrdinarily, the one-sixth pole of the baseball season is not nearly enough of a sampling to make any definitive judgments about our local nines. Forgive me then for declaring I’ve already seen enough. The Yankees are a lot better than a lot of people thUpvote Share TweetThe Nets may have survived with a 95-92 Game 6 win on Chicago's home floor, but the Bulls may have more reason to think Game 7 will go their way, writes Ian Thomsen.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated May 3, 2013If the Celtics can win at home on Friday night, they will be one victory from matching what their baseball brethren accomplished nearly a decade ago, as unthinkable as that feat was.Upvote Share TweetAs the elder of the quarterback competition, David Garrard said he has no issue giving guidance to his fellow QBs. “I’m a guy that does not mind helping guys out. That’s what being a teammate is all about,” Garrard saidUpvote Share Tweet
A's Blank YankeesMay 3A.J. Griffin tossed seven scoreless innings in the Athletics' 2-0 win over the Yankees.
Knicks Finish Off CelticsMay 3The Knicks withstood a 20-0 run from the Celtics to advance to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2000.
Carmelo Anthony After The Knicks AdvanceMay 3The Knicks won a playoff series for the first time in 13 years.
Drafting need vs. valueMay 3Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis break down the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and Green Bay Packers' drafts based on their draft needs versus value.
2013 NBA playoffs: Oklahoma City Thunder get by Houston RocketsMay 3The Thunder are glad to be done with the Rockets ... for now, writes Marc Stein.
Don Banks: Greg Schiano and other Buccaneers coaches visiting Bill Belichi…May 3Although the two coaching staffs will be squaring off in Week 3 of the 2013 regular season, the friendship and bonds shared by New England head coach Bill Belichick and his Tampa Bay counterpart, Greg Schiano, will produce a rather unconventional twist …
Don Banks: Cardinals' Tyrann Mathieu pick epitomizes effect of relationshi…May 3One of the more subtle trends emerging from last week's NFL Draft could loosely be described as the 'Power in Numbers' theory. Some teams took a more-the-merrier approach in targeting particular schools and positions in the process of building their roo…
Getting some answers from Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs, Part 1May 3With so much drama and so many subplots, we need some answers for the first round of the NBA playoffs.