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In need of an arm, Yanks call on shortstopMLB.com May 15, 2013Shortstop 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.Share Tweet
A Major League Debut on His 26th Birthdaynytimes.com May 15, 2013David 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.Share TweetJohn 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.Share Tweet
Jay-Z, Geno Smith link intensifiesJets 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. tShare Tweetnytimes.com ESPN.com profootballtalk.com nydailynews.com deadspin.com CNNSI.com thejetsblog.com May 15, 2013The Jets’ quarterback situation took another strange turn Wednesday, when the veteran David Garrard called it quits because of his left knee.Share Tweet
Teixeira plans to return before May endsMLB.com May 15, 2013Yankees 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.Share Tweet
Justice Dept. drops fraud charges against sports memorabilia dealerThe 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 thatShare Tweet
Cueto set to return from DL for Reds next weekCNNSI.com May 15, 2013MIAMI (AP) Cincinnati Reds ace Johnny Cueto is on target to rejoin the rotation next week after making his second injury rehabilitation start.Share Tweet
Rotoworld: Giants O-line ranks 4th in NFLgiantsfootballblog.com May 15, 2013Sam 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 FoShare Tweet
Post-Garrard, Jets must keep Mark SanchezESPN.com May 15, 2013If 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…Share TweetJohn 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 …Share TweetCarmelo 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.Share Tweet
Marty Mornhinweg hopes starting quarterback emerges quicklyIf 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 MornhinweShare Tweet
Here's A Sad Picture Of James Dolan Watching Last Night's Gamedeadspin.com May 15, 2013So 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…Share Tweet
The Top 10 Point Guards In The NBA This Season; Everyone Is Now Gunning For Russell Westbrookdimemag.com May 15, 2013The 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 majShare TweetNow 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…Share TweetIt'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 YorkShare Tweet
Quirks of the Game: Should Baseball Right Umpire Wrongs?nytimes.com May 15, 2013Quirks of the game: If an umpire is clearly wrong, should baseball do more to make it right?Share Tweetgiantsfootballblog.com May 15, 2013Sam 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 theShare Tweet
The Latest Mets Scandal Is So Stupid Even By Mets Scandal Standardsdeadspin.com May 15, 2013Jordany "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…Share TweetRestricted 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…Share Tweet
Chat wrap: Can Jones learn from Snyder?ESPN.com May 15, 2013Some 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…Share TweetFormer 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…Share TweetTwo 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.Share TweetThis 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…Share Tweetyahoo.com May 15, 2013The 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…Share Tweet
Lyle Overbay, Yankees fill-ins overly impressiveThis 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.Share TweetJ.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…Share Tweet
About Last Night: Knicks Can't Keep Pacegrantland.com May 15, 2013In 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...Share Tweet
Derek Jeter's Diary: The Secret Advisory Council of Ghosts of True Yankees Pastgrantland.com May 15, 2013The 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...Share Tweet
Ibanez Powers M's Past YankeesMay 15Phil 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.
Knicks Finished?May 15Ian Begley and Jared Zwerling on the what the Knicks have to do to win Game 5 and avoid elimination.
Pacers-Knicks Game 5 PreviewMay 15Tim Legler breaks down the adjustments the Knicks need to make Thursday in Game 5.
Garrard Says He Is Leaving JetsMay 15Mark Schlereth and Jason Taylor react to the news that QB David Garrard told his teammates he is leaving the Jets.
Sources: The Los Angeles Clippers are still considering keeping Vinny Del …May 16The 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 16The 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 SacramentoMay 15NBA owners have spoken: They, too, want the Sacramento Kings playing in Sacramento.
NBA owners back recommendation to keep Kings in SacramentoMay 15Ownership 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.