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Of all the NBA Conference semifinals, including the Grizzlies' and Heat's respective molly whopping of the Thunder and Bulls, the Knicks-Pacers series is by far the worst. We held out hope that Indiana would be able to travel to Madison Square Garden an…Upvote Share Tweet
Got to hand it to Terry Collins. In this early part of the baseball season, with the Mets providing reason to believe they’ve already segued into their second-half swoon, the manager has crashed the party the media is throwing for the Knicks and RangersUpvote Share Tweet
New York smartens up the attack, keeps its season alive after beating Indiana in Game 5The Indiana Pacers are a poor offensive team, and yet they sprang out to a strong 3-1 lead in their Eastern semifinals matchup with the New York Knicks despite not setting the league ablaze with its offensive know-how. New York managed to keep their sea…Upvote Share Tweet
Tyson Chandler Destroys Tyler Hansbrough’s Layup Into The Standsdimemag.com May 16, 2013If Indiana learned anything tonight, it was to not test Tyson Chandler. The big man has really struggled all year long and in New York’s 10-point Game 5 win, he recorded more fouls (five) than combined blocks and points (four). But the Pacers couldn’tUpvote Share TweetNew York Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte left Thursday night's game against the Seattle Mariners in the fifth inning with tightness in his left trapezius muscle, which is located in the upper shoulder/back area.Upvote Share Tweet
Noesi, bullpen do job as Morse ensures series winMichael Morse cracked his 10th home run of the season, and the Mariners pitching staff pieced together a strong effort Thursday in place of the injured Aaron Harang as Seattle topped the Yankees, 3-2, in a game that crackled with suspense down to the fi…Upvote Share Tweet
Did Rihanna call out J.R. Smith on Instagram?A comment posted from her Instagram account claimed that the New York Knicks player’s form on the court has suffered because “his a-- be hungover from clubbing every night during playoffs.”Upvote Share TweetWe love Lance Stephenson‘s aggression. With the rest of the Pacers playing in a daze tonight, Born Ready went hard to the rack in the first half, looking to cram one on Tyson Chandler. Instead, Chandler met him at the top and sent the young fella back.Upvote Share Tweet
The Jets’ Quarterback Vortex Has Sanchez SpinningThe decision by the veteran quarterback David Garrard to step away has altered the Jets quarterback dynamic, casting Mark Sanchez opposite the rookie Geno Smith.Upvote Share TweetLate last month, New York Jets second-round quarterback Geno Smith fired his agents after falling out of Round 1 in the 2013 NFL draft. Smith is expected to announce a decision on a new agent soon - the favorite is Jay-Z's "Roc Nation" sports agency -Upvote Share Tweet
Out of Necessity, Yanks Call Up BetancesDellin Betances, once a top 50 prospect, has struggled at Class AAA, but after a couple of encouraging outings the Yankees called him up to shore up their overtaxed bullpen.Upvote Share Tweet
Zoinks! Daniel Murphy’s double vanishes through outfield wall (Video)Three questions about the video above: 1. Is Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals, haunted? 2. Is Daniel Murphy, the New York Mets hitter whose bat that came off, a wizard with ball-disappearing powers? 3. Does MLB have a new strategic partner…Upvote Share TweetDaniel Murphy and David Wright combined for five hits and three RBIs against Adam Wainwright and the New York Mets snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday.Upvote Share Tweet
2013 New York Jets Jersey Numbersthejetsblog.com May 16, 2013Jake Steinberg, theJetsBlog.comWe now present you with the 2013 numerical roster. The players listed below are the new guys (draftees, undrafted free agents, free agent signees and last year’s practice squad players), along with the guys that were on thUpvote Share TweetRegardless of what the Jets have done this offseason to upgrade their running back position, Joe McKnight isn’t giving up very easily. After questions about his viability with the team this season arose after the signing of Mike Goodson, they became eveUpvote Share Tweet
Roster Moves: TE Palmer, CB Dennard WaivedThe Giants announced the following roster moves today: TE Michael Palmer and CB Antonio Dennard were waived/injured. The Giants filled one of the openings by signing TE Morgan Newton, who was an invited to last week’s rookie minicamp. From Rotoworld: PaUpvote Share TweetSeattle right-hander Aaron Harang has been scratched from his start Thursday night against the New York Yankees because of lower back stiffness.Upvote Share TweetDavid Garrard could end up in Jets camp this summer after all. The retiring-because-of-a-bad-knee quarterback told Jim Corbett of USA Today he’s been offered a coaching internship by the team. “The Jets offered me the chance to come back if I want toUpvote Share TweetCNNSI.com May 16, 2013NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Baseball appears set for a vast expansion of video review by umpires in 2014 and is examining whether all calls other than balls or strikes should be subject to instant replay.Upvote Share Tweet
Woodson Turns to Copeland, but Won’t Desert KiddKnicks Coach Mike Woodson said Chris Copeland would get playing time early in Game 5 against the Pacers, but Jason Kidd will also continue to play.Upvote Share TweetSo yeah, this is interesting. The agent for veteran defensive back Charles Woodson tells ESPN's Josina Anderson that the New York Giants have "put their toe in the water" regarding interest in Woodson. Now, of course, you never know with agent…Upvote Share Tweet
Giants Hope to Re-establish Themselves in the Trenches With Tough Guy HermanGM Jerry Reese feels Ohio OL Eric Herman will compete for a spot on the O-Line. After a season of watching his team get manhandled by opponents week after week, Giants CEO John Mara sent a mandate to executives on the football side to retool the trenche…Upvote Share Tweet
The Tale of Wrong-Way McKenryWe ask readers to write a caption for an amusing photograph.Upvote Share Tweet
Mets, MLB to host All-Star FanFest ticket hunt SaturdayTickets to this year's All-Star Week events in New York will be up for grabs when the T-Mobile All-Star FanFest Ticket Hunt begins Saturday.Upvote Share TweetThe Redskins weren’t exactly threadbare at running back, and then they drafted a pair. But they still might have some interest in bringing back Tim Hightower, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, who says the Giants have inquired as well. HigUpvote Share Tweet
Making sense of season at one-quarter markerWhile the Cardinals, Rangers and Yankees are all looking great in the standings, all one needs to do is look back at 2012 to know that the first quarter can be a distant memory once October rolls around.Upvote Share Tweet
Justin Tuck Speaks at St. Francis Commencement(Photo courtesy St. Francis College) Giants’ defensive end Justin Tuck addressed the Class of 2013 at the St. Francis College (Brooklyn Heights) graduation ceremony. He spoke about his journey from Kellyton, Ala., to the University of Notre Dame to becoUpvote Share Tweet
Steve Smith’s glad Sanchez isn’t feeding him the ballprofootballtalk.com May 16, 2013It’s apparently open season on Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith, inexplicably, was the latest to pile on, suggesting (we think) he did not care for the former Southern Cal quarterback. “I wouldn’t let Mark Sanchez thUpvote Share Tweet
NBA: Coast to Coast -- New York Knicks-Indiana Pacers lessonsWhat have we learned through the first four games of the Knicks-Pacers playoff series?Upvote Share Tweet
Fan builds Yankee Stadium replica using 75,000 matchsticksFor 86-year-old Bill "Brother Beans" Becker, it was three years and $300 well spent. In his own words, that's how long it took the life long Yankees fan from Toms River, N.J. to create a Yankee Stadium replica using only matchsticks, and that'…Upvote Share TweetThe 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. To say Raul Ibanez enjoys hitting at Yankee Stadium would be an understatement. …Upvote Share Tweet
Yankees' David Adams, whose injury killed Cliff Lee trade with Mariners years ago, gets first Major League hitOnce David Adams got over his initial awe at the size of the Yankee clubhouse, all the ironies of how and when he finally made it to the big leagues, on his 26th birthday, were not lost on the infielder on Wednesday, in his debut as the fourth third bas…Upvote Share TweetThe Cardinals capitalized on some generosity from the Mets' pitching staff en route to a 4-2 win on Wednesday at Busch Stadium.Upvote Share Tweet
Miller strong again as Cardinals double up MetsRookie Shelby Miller followed up his nearly perfect one-hitter with 5 2/3 scoreless innings and the Cardinals scored the go-ahead run in the seventh on a wild pitch in a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Knicks Insider: Woodson keeps faith in J-KiddThe Knicks are having trouble scoring, and Jason Kidd has been no help. The 40-year-old guard is in an epic slump, scoreless in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Pacers and without a point since Game 2 of the series against Boston. It’s a stUpvote Share Tweet
A Tale of Two Offenses: The Spurs Get Back to Business and the Knicks File for Bankruptcygrantland.com May 16, 2013Before they broke out in Game 5 and started to look like themselves again, something had been off with the San Antonio Spurs' offense. In the first fo...Upvote Share Tweet
Pettitte Injured In Yankees LossMay 16Andy Pettitte left the game in the fifth inning with tightness in his left trapezius as the Mariners defeated the Yankees 3-2.
Knicks Avoid EliminationMay 16Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points to lead the Knicks past the Pacers 85-75.
Pacers-Knicks Game 5 AnalysisMay 16Kurt Rambis breaks down the Knicks 85-75 win over the Pacers.
Jets QB Geno Smith at NFL Rookie PremiereMay 16Michelle Beisner catches up with New York Jets QB Geno Smith, addressing the retirement of David Garrard and his transition from college to the NFL.
NBA: Coast to Coast -- San Antonio Spurs-Golden State Warriors lessonsMay 16Here are some lessons from the Spurs-Warriors playoff series.
NBA: Coast to Coast -- New York Knicks-Indiana Pacers lessonsMay 16What have we learned through the first four games of the Knicks-Pacers playoff series?