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Rex Ryan says he still has confidence in rookie wide receiver Stephen Hill after yet another game without a reception - his fourth this season in only eight games played. Hill also had a drop in the game, which has been a problem all year long.Upvote Share Tweet
Eli Manning looks refreshed from week off, and NY Giants will need quarterback at best for Green Bay Packers gameReports had the ball flying out of quarterback Eli Manning’s hand with greater velocity and accuracy than at any time in the last four weeks.Upvote Share TweetIt's hard believing a tough guy like Phil Simms would be troubled by reaction to his branding Eli Manning the un-elite. Yet watching a guy who spent a career on offense get so defensive Sunday on national television gives reason to believe he wished he …Upvote Share TweetBill Belichick is certain to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame five years after he’s finished coaching three titles gets him in but to call him a football genius these days is completely outdated.Upvote Share Tweet
Rex mum on Pats, no trash talk this timeRex Ryan is applying his long-standing free speech team policy in the run-up to the Thanksgiving night showdown with the Patriots: He is exercising his right not to engage in any trash talk with the AFC East division leaders.Upvote Share Tweet
Your Monday Night Football Open Threaddeadspin.com Updated Nov 19, 2012Chicago at San Francisco: So, this might have been a decent game but neither starting quarterback will be playing due to concussions. Instead it's Jason Campbell and Colin Kaepernick. Yikes. Kaepernick did surprise the Jets earlier this year with some s…Upvote Share Tweet
Section 15: Happy Birthday, Marcusnytimes.com Updated Nov 19, 2012The Off the Dribble team was interested in learning about Nets fans now that the team is in Brooklyn. Marcus Hardy's mother brought friends and family to Section 15 to celebrate his eighth birthday.Upvote Share Tweet
Knicks return to 'old-school' formula to win gamesnba.com Updated Nov 19, 2012This is how the New York Knicks used to play, before the franchise tumbled into mediocrity and misery.Upvote Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) Baltimore Ravens star safety Ed Reed has been suspended for one game by the NFL for repeated violations of rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players.Upvote Share Tweet
Monday Afternoon Practice ReportThe Giants were back to work today at TIMEX, but several players were not participating. LB Keith Rivers was not on the field again. According to head coach Tom Coughlin, Rivers was involved in a car accident last week and was being evaluated by doctors…Upvote Share TweetThe Giants got back to work on Monday after their bye and returned to face the same kinds of questions they were facing before being given the week off by coach Tom Coughlin. Those questions have to do with the team’s poor play in two losses before theUpvote Share Tweet
Mets will get an earlier start on Grapefruit playMLB.com Updated Nov 19, 2012The New York Mets will open their Spring Training schedule on Feb. 23 in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Due to the return of the World Baseball Classic, the Mets will begin Grapefruit League play about a week earlier than in most other years.Upvote Share Tweet
Camby, Chandler see selves in rookie DavisA stop Tuesday night in New Orleans represents the latest game against a team with a losing record for the rolling Knicks, but the Hornets aren't likely to remain a bottom-rung team in the NBA with Anthony Davis in the post.Upvote Share TweetThis analysis is based on watching and re-watching TV footage. As such, it is not always possible to accurately determine everything that was going on. However, every effort has been made to ensure that the information below is as complete and correct a…Upvote Share TweetThe New York Jets and Miami Dolphins are a pair of 4-6 teams fighting to keep their season alive. Every game will be critical for these two AFC East teams to have a shot at making a late run at the wild card. That is why Miami and New York received a li…Upvote Share Tweet
Game Balls: A Pulse…PerhapsThere was a point in this month-long drought where I did not think there would be another edition of “Game Balls” however, it is back and hopefully there are more to come in the near future. The Jets dug themselves a virtually insurmountable hole by vUpvote Share TweetGiants quarterback Eli Manning returned to work after a bye week on Monday and reported the pop was back in his arm. Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin didn’t have quite the same return to health during Minnesota’s week off. Harvin didn’t participatUpvote Share Tweet
Why Memphis Is Both An NBA Title Contender And Pretenderdimemag.com Updated Nov 19, 2012Memphis handily beat the then-undefeated New York Knicks on Friday night, the seventh in a row for the Grizzlies after losing their opening game to the Clippers. Combined combined with their victory over surprisingly frisky Charlotte a day later, they n…Upvote Share Tweet
Ryan focused on Jets instead of tweaking PatsESPN.com Updated Nov 19, 2012Jets coach Rex Ryan is taking an unfamiliar tact ahead of his team's Thanksgiving night game against the Patriots. Humility.Upvote Share Tweet
Rob Mahoney: The Fundamentals: Lin facing new challenges during his second actOn the heels of his meteoric rise and monstrous contract, Jeremy Lin has looked mortal in Act II of his NBA career. Rob Mahoney breaks down Lin's struggles, plus other emerging trends.Upvote Share Tweet
Mariano Rivera returns to the mound for Yankees cologne commercial (Video)yahoo.com Updated Nov 19, 2012Good news for those of you who were concerned the New York Yankees would release a cheesy cologne brand without also releasing a cheesy cologne commercial! This ad for the New York Yankees fragrance feature closer Mariano Rivera in black and white as he…Upvote Share TweetFrom the insane world of Bart Scott … he tried to get another “media mutiny” going of defensive players after the game, but it seems that Scott was put in his place by his defensive teammates. In the first game since unnamed Jets were quoted in theUpvote Share TweetOne of the biggest problems for the Jets when it comes to facing the Patriots over the past few years has been Rob Gronkowski, but it looks like the Tight End might not be playing the Jets come Thanksgiving night. Per Michael Witmer in the Boston Globe:…Upvote Share TweetThe Bills have gotten stability at cornerback with the addition of Stephon Gilmore. The Dolphins can look to the 2009 Jets for a glimmer of hope this season. CB Aqib Talib called his Patriots debut “sloppy” despite an interception return for a touchdoUpvote Share Tweet
Boley on His Charity, Giants’ ChancesFrom FOX 5 NY…. New York Giants linebacker Michael Boley will host his 3rd Annual Monday Night Bowling Event benefiting “Intensive Therapeutics” which helps children with special needs on Monday, November 26th. The event will take place at AMF WalliUpvote Share Tweet
It’s Time For the Giants to Play With That ‘Sense of Urgency’When you are 22nd overall in total defense (25th vs the pass, 15th vs the run) and you have Aaron Rodgers, RGIII, Drew Brees and Matt Ryan on your schedule the next four games, you might say you’re up against it. You couldn’t pick a more difficult strUpvote Share Tweet
Breakfast links: Eagles sink to the bottomESPN.com Updated Nov 19, 2012Yeah, a couple of teams gained ground on the idle first-place Giants in the NFC East race. But the way the division's teams played for most of the day Sunday, it's clearer than ever that, if the Giants don't win this division, they will have themselves …Upvote Share Tweet
Knicks Insider: Kidd's headband not for the lookJason Kidd juked Indiana’s Lance Stephenson into the air with a head fake he has attempted hundreds of times in his NBA career. But the first-quarter play in the Knicks’ 88-76 win at the Garden resulted in seven stitches to the top of Kidd's head, asUpvote Share TweetDonnie Walsh began to rebuild the Knicks team in 2008, when he was president and general manager. Walsh, now the president of basketball operations for Indiana, saw up-close how much the Knicks have improved when they played the Pacers on Sunday.Upvote Share TweetLOS ANGELES (AP) -- Mike D'Antoni is postponing his debut on the Los Angeles Lakers' bench, giving the coach a few more days to recover from recent knee replacement surgery.Upvote Share Tweet
It's time to give James Dolan credit for turning Carmelo Anthony-led NY Knicks into winnersYou know the guy, Jim Dolan. He impaired this franchise for a dozen years, alienating fans and media alike with higher ticket prices and no big victories. Fair is fair, though. If we blamed him for this jumble, we can laud him for the Knicks' 7-1 start.Upvote Share Tweet
Holmes takes cheap Schott on TwitterSantonio Holmes wasn’t on the field or in the locker room after the game, but on Twitter the Jets wideout let his teammates know he appreciated the win over former offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.Upvote Share Tweet
Mint Condition: Catching Up With Lomas BrownNov 19Former Pro Bowl lineman and Super Bowl champion Lomas Brown discusses his sports memorabilia experiences, including the craziest autograph request he's ever gotten.
Bart Scott Tries To Lead Media BoycottNov 19Adam Schefter discusses Bart Scott's attempt to orchestrate a media mutiny among the Jets' defensive players after their win over the Rams.
Chicago Bears get reality check from San Francisco 49ersNov 19The Bears leave San Francisco -- as usual -- in crisis mode.
Peter King: QBs make their mark on eventful Week 11, for both good and badNov 19Eleven main characters from an eventful Week 11 that had its share of drama.