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Ibanez's homers help Mariners torch Yankees

Ibanez's homers help Mariners torch Yankees

MLB.com ESPN.com Updated May 15, 2013
Raul Ibanez continued his torrid hitting at Yankee Stadium, and this time his Mariners teammates jumped on board, as Seattle swamped New York, 12-2, on Wednesday.
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  • In need of an arm, Yanks call on shortstop

    In need of an arm, Yanks call on shortstop

    MLB.com May 15, 2013
    Shortstop Alberto Gonzalez came on to save the Yankees' bullpen in a blowout on Wednesday, when he relieved Brett Marshall and coaxed a fly ball in the ninth inning of New York's 12-2 loss to Seattle.
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  • A Major League Debut on His 26th Birthday

    A Major League Debut on His 26th Birthday

    nytimes.com May 15, 2013
    David Adams, whose fractured ankle prevented him from being a part of a proposed Yankees trade for Cliff Lee in 2010, started at third base Wednesday night.
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  • The Fifth Down: Idzik Continues Jets Shakeup

    The Fifth Down: Idzik Continues Jets Shakeup

    John Idzik, the general manager of the Jets, will not retain Scott Cohen, the assistant general manager. Ari Nissim, another high-ranking executive, also will depart.
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  • Jay-Z, Geno Smith link intensifies

    Jay-Z, Geno Smith link intensifies

    profootballtalk.com May 15, 2013
    Jets quarterback Geno Smith still hasn’t hired a new agent. One of Smith’s advisers, former West Virginia and NFL defensive lineman John Thornton, says Smith hopes to make a decision soon, likely after attending the NFLPA’s Rookie Premiere in L.A. t
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  • Jets Tear Up Quarterback Plan as David Garrard Retires

    Jets Tear Up Quarterback Plan as David Garrard Retires

    The Jets’ quarterback situation took another strange turn Wednesday, when the veteran David Garrard called it quits because of his left knee.
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  • Teixeira plans to return before May ends

    Teixeira plans to return before May ends

    MLB.com May 15, 2013
    Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is pleased by his progress as he works his way back from a torn tendon sheath in his right wrist, and he hopes to rejoin the big league squad by the end of the month.
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  • Justice Dept. drops fraud charges against sports memorabilia de…

    Justice Dept. drops fraud charges against sports memorabilia dealer

    nydailynews.com May 15, 2013
    The Justice Department dropped fraud charges against a New Jersey sports memorabilia dealer earlier this month after defense attorneys claimed witnesses — including three employees of the New York Giants -- lied to federal agents and the grand jury that
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  • Cueto set to return from DL for Reds next week

    Cueto set to return from DL for Reds next week

    CNNSI.com May 15, 2013
    MIAMI (AP) Cincinnati Reds ace Johnny Cueto is on target to rejoin the rotation next week after making his second injury rehabilitation start.
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  • Rotoworld: Giants O-line ranks 4th in NFL

    Rotoworld: Giants O-line ranks 4th in NFL

    giantsfootballblog.com May 15, 2013
    Sam Spiegelman, ContributorIn Rotoworld’s rankings of , the New York Giants’ revamped unit took the fourth spot. Last year, the Giants’ offensive line ranked fourth and second in terms of run blocking rankings, according to Pro Football Focus and Fo
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  • Post-Garrard, Jets must keep Mark Sanchez

    Post-Garrard, Jets must keep Mark Sanchez

    ESPN.com May 15, 2013
    If there was any doubt about the immediate future of quarterback Mark Sanchez with the New York Jets, all questions should have been answered Wednesday. Sanchez and his $8.25 million guaranteed salary will remain in New York through the entire 2013 seas…
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  • Cribbs Signs With Raiders; Other Player News

    Cribbs Signs With Raiders; Other Player News

    John Fennelly, Executive EditorKR Josh Cribbs, who visited the Giants last week, has decided to sign with the Raiders. After leaving meetings with the Giants, Jets and Lions without an offer, Cribbs circled back to Oakland and accepted their offer of a …
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  • With backs 'against the wall,' Woodson eyes changes

    With backs 'against the wall,' Woodson eyes changes

    nydailynews.com May 15, 2013
    Carmelo Anthony may have called Game 4 a "gut-check" for the Knicks, but Game 5 is something quite different. They will be facing elimination when they take on the Pacers Thursday at the Garden with a 54-win season potentially going to waste.
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  • Marty Mornhinweg hopes starting quarterback emerges quickly

    Marty Mornhinweg hopes starting quarterback emerges quickly

    profootballtalk.com May 15, 2013
    If you’re the sort of person who dreads the idea of hearing story after story about the Jets quarterback competition deep into August, you might be in luck. On a conference call with season ticket holders Wednesday, offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinwe
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  • Here's A Sad Picture Of James Dolan Watching Last Night's Game

    Here's A Sad Picture Of James Dolan Watching Last Night's Game

    deadspin.com May 15, 2013
    So the picture's a little out of focus, but that just adds to the hilarity. Look at how sad he is! Just sittin' there, mid-facepalm, watching his team get torched by the Pacers while struggling to digest whatever used to be on that sad, empty plate. For…
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  • The Top 10 Point Guards In The NBA This Season; Everyone Is Now…

    The Top 10 Point Guards In The NBA This Season; Everyone Is Now Gunning For Russell Westbrook

    dimemag.com May 15, 2013
    The point guard position in the NBA has quickly become one of the most competitive spots in all of sports. There are so many good lead guards in the NBA that it’s impossible for any player at the position to take a night off. The position has seen a maj
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  • Report: Jets to hire former GM Rod Graves

    Report: Jets to hire former GM Rod Graves

    ESPN.com thejetsblog.com May 15, 2013
    Now that the 2013 NFL draft is in the books, the New York Jets are undergoing a major makeover in their front office. The latest report comes from Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, who reports New York will hire former Arizona Cardinals general manager…
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  • J.R. Smith takes all the blame for the Knicks’ awful series, wh…

    J.R. Smith takes all the blame for the Knicks’ awful series, which is nice, but wrong

    It's no secret that J.R. Smith can't buy a bucket these days - I mean, we've now even got a Twitter account mockumenting his every misfire. He's seemed lost for the last six games, and while he found a bit of rhythm in the fourth quarter of the New York
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  • Quirks of the Game: Should Baseball Right Umpire Wrongs?

    Quirks of the Game: Should Baseball Right Umpire Wrongs?

    nytimes.com May 15, 2013
    Quirks of the game: If an umpire is clearly wrong, should baseball do more to make it right?
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  • Jerrel Jernigan getting reps in the slot

    Jerrel Jernigan getting reps in the slot

    giantsfootballblog.com May 15, 2013
    Sam Spiegelman, Contributor, Victor Cruz has not yet made an appearance at Giants camp. That means there is a slot to fill. In Cruz’s absence, third-year wideout Jerrel Jernigan . Though offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride expects Cruz to return to the
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  • The Latest Mets Scandal Is So Stupid Even By Mets Scandal Stand…

    The Latest Mets Scandal Is So Stupid Even By Mets Scandal Standards

    deadspin.com May 15, 2013
    Jordany "Took a Spring Training Fastball Right To The Dick" Valdespin doesn't do a whole lot on the Mets. He doesn't walk, he can't play much defense, and he's hitting .235. He pinch-hits, with a start in center or at second every so often. He…
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  • Report: Victor Cruz lowers contract demands

    Report: Victor Cruz lowers contract demands

    Restricted free agent Victor Cruz has lowered his contract demands, . Cruz, who was seeking No. 1 receiver-type of money, originally sought a deal worth $10-11 million per season. According to the report, Cruz has lowered his demands to the $8 million p…
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  • Chat wrap: Can Jones learn from Snyder?

    Chat wrap: Can Jones learn from Snyder?

    ESPN.com May 15, 2013
    Some highlights from our regular weekly NFC East chat, which took place Tuesday: Les (East Windsor, NJ): Assuming Victor Cruz returns to the Giants, what do you see as the pecking order behind him and Hakeem Nicks? Dan Graziano: I think they'd like Rueb…
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  • Mangini could land with 49ers as consultant

    Mangini could land with 49ers as consultant

    profootballtalk.com May 15, 2013
    Former Jets and Browns coach Eric Mangini, out of the NFL since the conclusion of the 2010 season, could be getting back in. Mangini is in talks with the 49ers about joining the team as a consultant, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS. The man who vau…
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  • Source: Jets GM continues front-office shake-up

    Source: Jets GM continues front-office shake-up

    Two more members of the New York Jets front office have been let go, as new general manager John Idzik continues his makeover of the franchise.
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  • Undrafted Free Agent Spotlight: Marcus Davis

    Undrafted Free Agent Spotlight: Marcus Davis

    This week, John Idzik made it clear that the Jets would look to field roster spots this season through undrafted rookie free agents. Former Virginia Tech WR Marcus Davis went undrafted, and was cut less than a month after signing with the Giants. Even s…
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  • The Juice: Baltimore Orioles closer Jim Johnson finally blows s…

    The Juice: Baltimore Orioles closer Jim Johnson finally blows save in Padres comeback

    yahoo.com May 15, 2013
    The Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. Not counting Game 3 of the 2012 ALDS against the Yankees (which counts but ... y…
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  • Lyle Overbay, Yankees fill-ins overly impressive 

    Lyle Overbay, Yankees fill-ins overly impressive 

    nydailynews.com May 15, 2013
    This season already has a bit of a storybook feel to it, the gutty, gritty, replacement Yankees defying predictions of doom and all that. So you figured Curtis Granderson would step right in and play a heroic role in his return to action on Tuesday.
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  • Knicks' Smith rips himself: 'I take the blame for this whole se…

    Knicks' Smith rips himself: 'I take the blame for this whole series'

    nydailynews.com ESPN.com May 15, 2013
    J.R. Smith has done nothing to live up to that 'Swish' moniker throughout these playoffs. His constant misfiring continues to be among the biggest reasons the Knicks trail 3-1 in the Eastern Conference semifinals after their 93-82 loss to the Pacers Tue…
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  • About Last Night: Knicks Can't Keep Pace

    About Last Night: Knicks Can't Keep Pace

    grantland.com May 15, 2013
    In case you were out looking at buffalo and thanking the heavens that you never had to actually traverse the Oregon Trail by wagon, here's what you mi...
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  • Derek Jeter's Diary: The Secret Advisory Council of Ghosts of T…

    Derek Jeter's Diary: The Secret Advisory Council of Ghosts of True Yankees Past

    grantland.com May 15, 2013
    The baseball season is a long and lonely road. To preserve his sanity, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter keeps a diary. These are excerpts from The Captai...
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  • Video - Ibanez Powers M's Past Yankees 00:32

    Ibanez Powers M's Past Yankees

    May 15
    Phil Hughes was chased in the first inning, and Raul Ibanez hit two home runs and drove in six runs in the Mariners' 12-2 win over the Yankees.
  • Video - Knicks Finished? 05:32

    Knicks Finished?

    May 15
    Ian Begley and Jared Zwerling on the what the Knicks have to do to win Game 5 and avoid elimination.
  • Video - Pacers-Knicks Game 5 Preview 04:49

    Pacers-Knicks Game 5 Preview

    May 15
    Tim Legler breaks down the adjustments the Knicks need to make Thursday in Game 5.
  • Video - Garrard Says He Is Leaving Jets 02:39

    Garrard Says He Is Leaving Jets

    May 15
    Mark Schlereth and Jason Taylor react to the news that QB David Garrard told his teammates he is leaving the Jets.

Sports Columnists

  • Sources: The Los Angeles Clippers are still considering keeping Vinny Del …

    May 16
    The Los Angeles Clippers, after following up the first division title in franchise history with a disappointing first-round playoff exit, have not ruled out bringing back coach Vinny Del Negro, according to sources close to the process.
  • Sources -- The Los Angeles Clippers are still considering keeping Vinny De…

    May 16
    The Los Angeles Clippers, after following up the first division title in franchise history with a disappointing first-round playoff exit, have not ruled out bringing back coach Vinny Del Negro, according to sources close to the process.
  • Sources -- NBA owners back recommendation to keep Kings in Sacramento

    May 15
    NBA owners have spoken: They, too, want the Sacramento Kings playing in Sacramento.
  • NBA owners back recommendation to keep Kings in Sacramento

    May 15
    Ownership representatives met for nearly four hours Wednesday and ultimately voted to reject the Kings' proposed move to Seattle, backing last month's unanimous recommendation from a relocation committee to keep the team in Sacramento.