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Young remains sidelined with strained quad

Young remains sidelined with strained quad

MLB.com Updated May 3, 2013
Chris Young, sidelined by a strained left quad, didn't have a pain-free running session Friday, making him not only unavailable in his club's 2-0 win over the Yankees, but questionable for Saturday.
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  • Griffin handles Yanks in outdueling CC in NY

    Griffin handles Yanks in outdueling CC in NY

    MLB.com ESPN.com May 3, 2013
    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.
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  • Wright keys Mets' comeback win against Braves

    Wright keys Mets' comeback win against Braves

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com May 3, 2013
    David 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.
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  • New York Knicks survive disastrous 4th quarter to beat Boston C…

    New York Knicks survive disastrous 4th quarter to beat Boston Celtics, advance to 2nd round

    For 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…
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  • Boston Fans Chant “Honey Nut Cheerios” At Carmelo Anthony

    Boston Fans Chant “Honey Nut Cheerios” At Carmelo Anthony

    dimemag.com May 3, 2013
    On 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 ne
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  • Francisco day to day with mild right ankle sprain

    Francisco day to day with mild right ankle sprain

    MLB.com May 3, 2013
    Braves 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.
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  • Ryan Says He’d Like To Coach Jets Another 20 Years

    Ryan Says He’d Like To Coach Jets Another 20 Years

    Rex 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’t
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  • Mets option struggling Cowgill, bring up Brown

    Mets option struggling Cowgill, bring up Brown

    MLB.com nytimes.com May 3, 2013
    Seeking to shake up their stagnant offense, the Mets on Friday optioned struggling outfielder Collin Cowgill to Triple-A Las Vegas, promoting Andrew Brown.
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  • Yanks' setup man Robertson out for series vs. A's

    Yanks' setup man Robertson out for series vs. A's

    CNNSI.com May 3, 2013
    NEW YORK -- The Yankees' injury bug has moved to the bullpen.
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  • The hits keep coming for Geno Smith

    The hits keep coming for Geno Smith

    profootballtalk.com May 3, 2013
    Another 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…
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  • Age Before Beauty?: Once down 3-0, the Celtics have a chance to…

    Age Before Beauty?: Once down 3-0, the Celtics have a chance to tie u…

    CNNSI.com May 3, 2013
    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.
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  • Luol Deng explains his Game 6 absence, a game he missed after a…

    Luol Deng explains his Game 6 absence, a game he missed after a spinal tap procedure, on Twitter

    yahoo.com nba.com ESPN.com May 3, 2013
    During 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 undergone
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  • The Geno Smith Smear Campaign Is Turning Into Junior-High Gossi…

    The Geno Smith Smear Campaign Is Turning Into Junior-High Gossip

    deadspin.com May 3, 2013
    It'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...
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  • Scout: Jets' Smith a 'spoiled, pampered brat'

    Scout: Jets' Smith a 'spoiled, pampered brat'

    ESPN.com May 3, 2013
    One week removed from his infamous draft-day slide New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith has remained in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.
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  • Former Jets Claude Davis & Cliff Harris Arrested

    Former Jets Claude Davis & Cliff Harris Arrested

    Ex-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 had
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  • Knicks, Thunder facing similar pressure

    Knicks, Thunder facing similar pressure

    CNNSI.com May 3, 2013
    As the Knicks and Thunder head into Game 6 of their respective series, the two teams are experiencing similar pressure.
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  • Boley’s agents issue statement

    Boley’s agents issue statement

    On 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 i
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  • Sanchez Says He’ll Be Jets Starting QB From Day One

    Sanchez Says He’ll Be Jets Starting QB From Day One

    Mark Sanchez spoke to the media for the first time since New York drafted QB Geno Smith and vows to be the opening-day starter.
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  • The truth about Clay Buchholz, spitballs and how pitchers get a…

    The truth about Clay Buchholz, spitballs and how pitchers get a grip

    CNNSI.com May 3, 2013
    Is 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.
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  • Joakim Noah Guarantees Game 7 Victory for the Bulls: “We’re rea…

    Joakim Noah Guarantees Game 7 Victory for the Bulls: “We’re ready to kick some ass”

    dimemag.com ESPN.com May 3, 2013
    It 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 was
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  • Two rookies poised to start Week 1?

    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 S
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  • Number of exciting AL shortstops deserve votes

    Number of exciting AL shortstops deserve votes

    MLB.com May 3, 2013
    Derek 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.
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  • Giants’ Roster Snapshot: Offensive Line

    Giants’ Roster Snapshot: Offensive Line

    The 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 sele
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  • Friday morning one-liners

    Friday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com May 3, 2013
    Former 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 the
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  • Giants UDFA Profile: Marcus Davis, WR Virginia Tech

    Giants UDFA Profile: Marcus Davis, WR Virginia Tech

    One 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 be
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  • Nate Robinson Embarrasses Kris Humphries

    Nate Robinson Embarrasses Kris Humphries

    dimemag.com May 3, 2013
    With 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…
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  • Knicks' mental makeup, camouflaged by winning during regular se…

    Knicks' mental makeup, camouflaged by winning during regular season, exposed in playoffs

    nydailynews.com May 3, 2013
    With 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.
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  • Yankees rising, Mets stumbling early in season

    Yankees rising, Mets stumbling early in season

    nydailynews.com May 3, 2013
    Ordinarily, 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 th
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  • Three-Pointers: Nets survive, but Bulls have reason for hope

    Three-Pointers: Nets survive, but Bulls have reason for hope

    CNNSI.com yahoo.com May 3, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Nine Years Later, an Uncanny Echo

    Nine Years Later, an Uncanny Echo

    nytimes.com May 3, 2013
    If 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.
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  • Jets Insider: Garrard ready to be mentor

    Jets Insider: Garrard ready to be mentor

    nydailynews.com May 3, 2013
    As 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 said
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  • Video - A's Blank Yankees 00:36

    A's Blank Yankees

    May 3
    A.J. Griffin tossed seven scoreless innings in the Athletics' 2-0 win over the Yankees.
  • Video - Knicks Finish Off Celtics 01:38

    Knicks Finish Off Celtics

    May 3
    The Knicks withstood a 20-0 run from the Celtics to advance to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2000.
  • Video - Carmelo Anthony After The Knicks Advance 02:01

    Carmelo Anthony After The Knicks Advance

    May 3
    The Knicks won a playoff series for the first time in 13 years.
  • Video - Drafting need vs. value 04:39

    Drafting need vs. value

    May 3
    Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis break down the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and Green Bay Packers' drafts based on their draft needs versus value.

Sports Columnists

  • 2013 NBA playoffs: Oklahoma City Thunder get by Houston Rockets

    May 3
    The 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 3
    Although 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 3
    One 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 1

    May 3
    With so much drama and so many subplots, we need some answers for the first round of the NBA playoffs.