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Knicks Beat Pacers To Force Game 6, Ruin Everyone's Saturday Ni…

Knicks Beat Pacers To Force Game 6, Ruin Everyone's Saturday Night

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…
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  • Terry Collins, loose cannon in waiting, brings attention to los…

    Terry Collins, loose cannon in waiting, brings attention to losing Mets

    nydailynews.com May 16, 2013
    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 Rangers
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  • New York smartens up the attack, keeps its season alive after b…

    New York smartens up the attack, keeps its season alive after beating Indiana in Game 5

    yahoo.com May 16, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Tyson Chandler Destroys Tyler Hansbrough’s Layup Into The Stand…

    Tyson Chandler Destroys Tyler Hansbrough’s Layup Into The Stands

    dimemag.com May 16, 2013
    If 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’t
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  • Yanks' Pettitte knocked out of start with injury

    Yanks' Pettitte knocked out of start with injury

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com MLB.com May 16, 2013
    New 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.
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  • Noesi, bullpen do job as Morse ensures series win

    Noesi, bullpen do job as Morse ensures series win

    MLB.com May 16, 2013
    Michael 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…
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  • Did Rihanna call out J.R. Smith on Instagram?

    Did Rihanna call out J.R. Smith on Instagram?

    nydailynews.com May 16, 2013
    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.”
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  • Lance Stephenson Tries To Dunk On Chandler & Takes A Nasty Fall

    Lance Stephenson Tries To Dunk On Chandler & Takes A Nasty Fall

    dimemag.com deadspin.com May 16, 2013
    We 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.
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  • The Jets’ Quarterback Vortex Has Sanchez Spinning

    The Jets’ Quarterback Vortex Has Sanchez Spinning

    nytimes.com May 16, 2013
    The decision by the veteran quarterback David Garrard to step away has altered the Jets quarterback dynamic, casting Mark Sanchez opposite the rookie Geno Smith.
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  • Jets first-round CB Dee Milliner fires his agents after falling…

    Jets first-round CB Dee Milliner fires his agents after falling out of the Top 5

    Late 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 -
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  • Out of Necessity, Yanks Call Up Betances

    Out of Necessity, Yanks Call Up Betances

    nytimes.com May 16, 2013
    Dellin 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.
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  • Zoinks! Daniel Murphy’s double vanishes through outfield wall (…

    Zoinks! Daniel Murphy’s double vanishes through outfield wall (Video)

    yahoo.com May 16, 2013
    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…
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  • Murphy, Wright help Mets end 6-game skid

    Murphy, Wright help Mets end 6-game skid

    ESPN.com May 16, 2013
    Daniel 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.
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  • 2013 New York Jets Jersey Numbers

    2013 New York Jets Jersey Numbers

    thejetsblog.com May 16, 2013
    Jake 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 th
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  • Jets RB McKnight Vows to Leave it All On the Field

    Jets RB McKnight Vows to Leave it All On the Field

    Regardless 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 eve
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  • Roster Moves: TE Palmer, CB Dennard Waived

    Roster Moves: TE Palmer, CB Dennard Waived

    giantsfootballblog.com May 16, 2013
    The 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: Pa
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  • Mariners scratch starter Harang due to back

    Mariners scratch starter Harang due to back

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 16, 2013
    Seattle right-hander Aaron Harang has been scratched from his start Thursday night against the New York Yankees because of lower back stiffness.
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  • Jets offered Garrard a chance to coach this summer

    Jets offered Garrard a chance to coach this summer

    David 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 to
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  • MLB hints at major expansion of replay by 2014

    MLB hints at major expansion of replay by 2014

    CNNSI.com May 16, 2013
    NEW 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.
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  • Woodson Turns to Copeland, but Won’t Desert Kidd

    Woodson Turns to Copeland, but Won’t Desert Kidd

    nytimes.com May 16, 2013
    Knicks 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.
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  • On the Giants and Charles Woodson

    On the Giants and Charles Woodson

    So 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…
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  • Giants Hope to Re-establish Themselves in the Trenches With Tou…

    Giants Hope to Re-establish Themselves in the Trenches With Tough Guy Herman

    giantsfootballblog.com May 16, 2013
    GM 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…
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  • The Tale of Wrong-Way McKenry

    The Tale of Wrong-Way McKenry

    nytimes.com May 16, 2013
    We ask readers to write a caption for an amusing photograph.
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  • Mets, MLB to host All-Star FanFest ticket hunt Saturday

    Mets, MLB to host All-Star FanFest ticket hunt Saturday

    MLB.com May 16, 2013
    Tickets 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.
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  • Tim Hightower still drawing some interest

    Tim Hightower still drawing some interest

    The 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. Hig
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  • Making sense of season at one-quarter marker

    Making sense of season at one-quarter marker

    MLB.com May 16, 2013
    While 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.
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  • Justin Tuck Speaks at St. Francis Commencement

    Justin Tuck Speaks at St. Francis Commencement

    giantsfootballblog.com May 16, 2013
    (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 beco
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  • Steve Smith’s glad Sanchez isn’t feeding him the ball

    Steve Smith’s glad Sanchez isn’t feeding him the ball

    profootballtalk.com May 16, 2013
    It’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 th
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  • NBA: Coast to Coast -- New York Knicks-Indiana Pacers lessons

    NBA: Coast to Coast -- New York Knicks-Indiana Pacers lessons

    ESPN.com May 16, 2013
    What have we learned through the first four games of the Knicks-Pacers playoff series?
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  • Fan builds Yankee Stadium replica using 75,000 matchsticks

    Fan builds Yankee Stadium replica using 75,000 matchsticks

    yahoo.com May 16, 2013
    For 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'…
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  • The Juice: Raul Ibanez clobbers two home runs, drives in six as…

    The Juice: Raul Ibanez clobbers two home runs, drives in six as Mariners route Yankees

    yahoo.com May 16, 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. To say Raul Ibanez enjoys hitting at Yankee Stadium would be an understatement. …
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  • Yankees' David Adams, whose injury killed Cliff Lee trade with …

    Yankees' David Adams, whose injury killed Cliff Lee trade with Mariners years ago, gets first Major League hit

    nydailynews.com May 16, 2013
    Once 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…
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  • Game-winner comes in wild fashion for Cards

    Game-winner comes in wild fashion for Cards

    MLB.com May 16, 2013
    The Cardinals capitalized on some generosity from the Mets' pitching staff en route to a 4-2 win on Wednesday at Busch Stadium.
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  • Miller strong again as Cardinals double up Mets

    Miller strong again as Cardinals double up Mets

    ESPN.com May 16, 2013
    Rookie 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.
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  • Knicks Insider: Woodson keeps faith in J-Kidd

    Knicks Insider: Woodson keeps faith in J-Kidd

    nydailynews.com May 16, 2013
    The 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 st
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  • A Tale of Two Offenses: The Spurs Get Back to Business and the …

    A Tale of Two Offenses: The Spurs Get Back to Business and the Knicks File for Bankruptcy

    grantland.com May 16, 2013
    Before 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...
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  • Video - Pettitte Injured In Yankees Loss 00:36

    Pettitte Injured In Yankees Loss

    May 16
    Andy Pettitte left the game in the fifth inning with tightness in his left trapezius as the Mariners defeated the Yankees 3-2.
  • Video - Knicks Avoid Elimination 01:03

    Knicks Avoid Elimination

    May 16
    Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points to lead the Knicks past the Pacers 85-75.
  • Video - Pacers-Knicks Game 5 Analysis 04:37

    Pacers-Knicks Game 5 Analysis

    May 16
    Kurt Rambis breaks down the Knicks 85-75 win over the Pacers.
  • Video - Jets QB Geno Smith at NFL Rookie Premiere 02:06

    Jets QB Geno Smith at NFL Rookie Premiere

    May 16
    Michelle Beisner catches up with New York Jets QB Geno Smith, addressing the retirement of David Garrard and his transition from college to the NFL.

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    May 16
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    May 16
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