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Yankees win as Kuroda dominates Blue Jays

Yankees win as Kuroda dominates Blue Jays

ESPN.com MLB.com Updated May 17, 2013
Hiroki Kuroda pitched two-hit ball for eight dominant innings and the New York Yankees again beat Mark Buehrle and the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-0 on Friday night.
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  • Pacers mum about changes, Hill's status

    Pacers mum about changes, Hill's status

    The Indiana Pacers head into Game 6 against the New York Knicks in unfamiliar territory.
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  • Yankees place Pettitte on the 15-day disabled list

    Yankees place Pettitte on the 15-day disabled list

    Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte is being put on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left trapezius muscle in his upper back.
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  • Harvey moves to 5-0 as Mets slip past Cubs

    Harvey moves to 5-0 as Mets slip past Cubs

    ESPN.com MLB.com May 17, 2013
    Matt Harvey won his fifth straight decision, allowing five hits in 7 1/3 innings and singling in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning to lead the New York Mets over the Chicago Cubs 5-0 Friday.
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  • Five gun and drug charges for Mike Goodson

    Five gun and drug charges for Mike Goodson

    Jets running back Mike Goodson was just the passenger this morning, but he’s far from off the hook. Goodson was charged with five gun and drug counts Friday morning, after New Jersey State Police found the car he was riding in parked in the middle of Ro
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  • New York Knicks Block Party, Kawhi Leonard Dunks and the NBA Pl…

    New York Knicks Block Party, Kawhi Leonard Dunks and the NBA Plays of the Night

    dimemag.com May 17, 2013
    Check out the NBA’s picks for the Top 5 Plays from last night’s two playoff games. Various Knicks‘ swats make it in, but curiously not this beast Tyson Chandler destruction of a Tyler Hansbrough sure bucket. Check out huge dunks from Paul George, Ka
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  • Geno Smith on agent, Garrard's retirement

    Geno Smith on agent, Garrard's retirement

    ESPN.com May 17, 2013
    New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith has been a lightning rod before, during and after the NFL draft. The media is following Smith’s every move and analyzing. The latest will be Smith’s decision to hire a new agent. I was among several reporters who c
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  • Milliner Fires Agents on Grounds of Disappointing Draft Results

    Milliner Fires Agents on Grounds of Disappointing Draft Results

    thejetsblog.com May 17, 2013
    The Jets top draft pick, former Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner fired Impact Sports, his former agency of record, after not being selected in the top five of last month’s 2013 NFL Draft. Milliner is now the second Jets rookie fire his agency in the wake
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  • Father: Freeney Would Like to be a Giant

    Father: Freeney Would Like to be a Giant

    giantsfootballblog.com May 17, 2013
    Free agent DE Dwight Freeney left San Diego without a contract this week. The market has been thin for the former Colts’ star and now his father has take to the airwaves to lobby for his son. From PFT: “He’d love to be with the Giants, but the Giant
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  • Friday morning one-liners

    Friday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com May 17, 2013
    Tracing Doug Whaley’s move from Wall Street to Bills G.M. The Dolphins signed undrafted rookie T Rupert Bryan and plan to move him to fullback. Do the changes on the defensive line foreshadow scheme changes for the Patriots? Jets G Vladimir Ducasse know
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  • The Fifth Down: George Sauer’s Love-Hate Connection With Footba…

    The Fifth Down: George Sauer’s Love-Hate Connection With Football

    nytimes.com May 17, 2013
    The Jets receiver became a critic of the game and its role in American society. But the decision to walk away was also personal.
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  • Cribbs calls Idzik’s comment on his knee a “negotiation tactic”…

    Cribbs calls Idzik’s comment on his knee a “negotiation tactic”

    profootballtalk.com May 17, 2013
    Jets General Manager John Idzik said this week that when his team took a look at Josh Cribbs, they found that his knee “isn’t quite there yet.” Cribbs, who subsequently signed with the Raiders, thinks Idzik was just trying to bring Cribbs’ price d
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  • Cope springs into action in Knick of time

    Cope springs into action in Knick of time

    nydailynews.com May 17, 2013
    Chris Copeland has known his place on the veteran-laden Knicks throughout his long-awaited first NBA season. The dreadlocked 29-year-old rookie carries around a reminder of that status every day - a pink Disney princesses backpack.
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  • Knicks grind out Game 5 win, but not all is cured

    Knicks grind out Game 5 win, but not all is cured

    CNNSI.com May 17, 2013
    The Knicks were far from perfect in Game 5, but an 85-75 win over the Pacers kept their season alive ... for now. Ben Glicksman explains New York is still figuring its problems out.
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  • Smith rebounds with sixth sense

    Smith rebounds with sixth sense

    nydailynews.com May 17, 2013
    J.R. Smith played a solid, even-keeled game Thursday night against the Pacers at the Garden, scoring 13 points with six rebounds and three steals in an 85-75 victory that kept the Knicks’ season alive in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
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  • Lawrence: Knicks pounce on playmaker-less Indy

    Lawrence: Knicks pounce on playmaker-less Indy

    nydailynews.com May 17, 2013
    An elbow from Game 4 out in Indianapolis went a long way toward getting the Knicks back to the Circle City for one more basketball game on Saturday. Tyson Chandler threw it, George Hill caught it with his noggin and the Knicks used Hill’s absence on Thu
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  • Giants sign tight end Morgan Newton, waive two

    Giants sign tight end Morgan Newton, waive two

    profootballtalk.com May 17, 2013
    The New York Giants made a change at the tight end position on Thursday. The Giants signed former Kentucky quarterback-turned-tight end Morgan Newton after having him in for a tryout during the team’s rookie mini-camp last week. Newton replaces former A
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  • Knicks Insider: No Kidd-ing! Jason & Amar'e bench mates

    Knicks Insider: No Kidd-ing! Jason & Amar'e bench mates

    nydailynews.com May 17, 2013
    Mike Woodson left no doubt that he was in full “win-or-go home” mode in Thursday’s elimination-avoiding Game 5 victory over Indiana. Woodson benched two of his most accomplished players, returning big man Amar’e Stoudemire and slumping guard Jason
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  • Thomas won't rule out returning next year at age 41

    Thomas won't rule out returning next year at age 41

    nydailynews.com May 17, 2013
    Kurt Thomas is undecided about whether to regain his title as the NBA’s oldest player next season. Thomas is recovering from right foot surgery and is two weeks from being off crutches. The 40-year-old is a free agent after the Knicks released him last
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  • Video - Kuroda, Yankees Blank Blue Jays 00:30

    Kuroda, Yankees Blank Blue Jays

    May 17
    Hiroki Kuroda struck out five batters over eight innings to lead the Yankees past the Blue Jays 5-0.
  • Video - Knicks-Pacers Game Six Preview 02:58

    Knicks-Pacers Game Six Preview

    May 17
    Antonio Davis discusses his X factor in Game 6 of the Knicks-Pacers matchup.
  • Video - Harvey Earns Win, Drives In Winning Run 00:34

    Harvey Earns Win, Drives In Winning Run

    May 17
    Mets pitcher Matt Harvey struck out six batters in 7 1/3 innings and drove in the winning run to lift the Mets to a 3-2 win against the Cubs.
  • Video - E:60 - Mariano Rivera 12:22

    E:60 - Mariano Rivera

    May 17
    E:60 reporter Tom Rinaldi accompanies Rivera to the small fishing village in Panama where he grew up and gets the future Hall-of-Famer to open up about his final season, the injury that almost ended his career, and his place in baseball history.

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    May 17
    Plenty of teams made big splashes early in free agency, but keep an eye on those who waited for smart bargains, writes John Clayton.
  • Don Banks: NFL is watching, but not expecting to strip Haslam of Browns ow…

    May 17
    In the relatively short but tortured history of the re-incarnated Cleveland Browns, every dark cloud appearing on the horizon has generally presaged a darker and more ominous one, leading the team's fans and even the organization itself to develop an al…