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Burress gets another shot at NFL with Steelers

Burress gets another shot at NFL with Steelers

Plaxico Burress is getting another shot - at the NFL.The Giants’ Super Bowl hero who last played for Jets in 2011, was signed Tuesday by the depleted Pittsburgh Steelers, his first NFL team.
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  • Melo drops 29 points as Knicks top Hornets

    Melo drops 29 points as Knicks top Hornets

    nydailynews.com ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    Mike Woodson’s club is working on another winning streak after the Knicks defeated New Orleans, 102-80. At 8-1, the Knicks once again own the NBA’s best record and they head into Dallas tonight having won two straight after losing for the first and on
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  • ESPN error activates coach Woodson

    ESPN error activates coach Woodson

    nydailynews.com Nov 20, 2012
    Just when you thought the Knicks couldn't get any older. During the Knicks' 102-80 rout of the New Orleans Hornets Tuesday night, ESPN.com's box score listed 54-year-old coach Mike Woodson, 6-5, on the bench as a guard/forward.
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  • Kuroda agrees to 1-year, $15M deal with Yanks

    Kuroda agrees to 1-year, $15M deal with Yanks

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com MLB.com Nov 20, 2012
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Hiroki Kuroda is staying with the New York Yankees, agreeing to a $15 million, one-year contract.
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  • Jets Insider: Revis Isle chat fires up Cromartie

    Jets Insider: Revis Isle chat fires up Cromartie

    nydailynews.com Nov 20, 2012
    Antonio Cromartie has noticeably elevated his play since Darrelle Revis was lost for the season, but Cromartie said it was a conversation he had with Revis, not the ACL injury, that pushed him to new heights.
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  • Giants Insider: Rolle wants to win final 6 games

    Giants Insider: Rolle wants to win final 6 games

    nydailynews.com Nov 20, 2012
    Antrel Rolle has already endured four losses this season. And he doesn’t want to see another one. The Giants are about to embark on their toughest part of the schedule over the final six-game stretch, beginning with a showdown against the Packers on Sun
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  • Somehow The Knicks Managed To Get Even Older

    Somehow The Knicks Managed To Get Even Older

    deadspin.com Nov 20, 2012
    Popped on ESPN.com to check the boxscore of tonight's Knicks-Hornets game. Had to see how the local basketball team was doing. According to the boxscore, the Knicks have on their bench a 54-year-old guard/forward who last played in 1991. That's a vetera…
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  • Warriors expect Bogut to miss three more games

    Warriors expect Bogut to miss three more games

    CNNSI.com Nov 20, 2012
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut is scheduled to miss at least the next three games as he continues to strengthen his surgically repaired left ankle.
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  • Dwight Howard says he doesn’t care if Deron Williams is still h…

    Dwight Howard says he doesn’t care if Deron Williams is still his friend

    yahoo.com Nov 20, 2012
    About a year ago, back when it was assumed that Dwight Howard would leave the Orlando Magic as a free agent in the summer of 2012, the Brooklyn Nets were the odds-on favorite to land his services. Along with point guard Deron Williams, Howard would have…
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  • SNYGiants Video Corner: Canty and Barden in the Studio

    SNYGiants Video Corner: Canty and Barden in the Studio

    giantsfootballblog.com Nov 20, 2012
    From Tuesday’s programming….. The WheelHouse talks to Giants defensive lineman Chris Canty about the team coming off a bye. Sorry, this video could not be loaded… Giants WR Ramses Barden joined Daily News Live to talk about the bye week, Eli Manning
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  • Mets add Wheeler and five others to 40-man roster

    Mets add Wheeler and five others to 40-man roster

    MLB.com Nov 20, 2012
    Top prospect Zack Wheeler was among a group of six Minor League players the Mets added to their 40-man roster Tuesday, thereby protecting them from next month's Rule 5 Draft.
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  • NFL Week 11 Sneak Peek: Packers at Giants

    NFL Week 11 Sneak Peek: Packers at Giants

    giantsfootballblog.com Nov 20, 2012
    GREEN BAY PACKERS (7-3) AT NEW YORK GIANTS (6-4) (Sunday, NBC, 8:20 PM ET) The Packers have won five in a row — tied with Denver for the longest current winning streak in the NFL — and will look to avenge last season’s Divisional loss to the Giants.
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  • Tuck Says Giants May Have Lost a Little Focus, but Not Confiden…

    Tuck Says Giants May Have Lost a Little Focus, but Not Confidence

    giantsgab.com Nov 20, 2012
    The Giants haven’t lost any confidence despite not having played their best football for over a month. In fact, if anything, Justin Tuck thinks the defending champs might have been too confident and “borderline cocky,” even amid a two-game slide. Wh
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  • Jeff Wilpon Sees Trading Wright or Dickey as Third Option

    Jeff Wilpon Sees Trading Wright or Dickey as Third Option

    nytimes.com MLB.com Nov 20, 2012
    Jeff Wilpon, the chief operating officer of the Mets, said the team would rather have David Wright and R.A. Dickey play out their option years in 2013 than trade them this winter.
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  • Why New York Shouldn’t Be Overly Excited About The Knicks &…

    Why New York Shouldn’t Be Overly Excited About The Knicks & Nets

    dimemag.com Nov 20, 2012
    The Knicks are 7-1 as the toast of the town, and their Jay-Z-owned brothers across the East River, the Nets, are 6-2 and second in the Atlantic Division. That means the Post and Daily News are foaming at the mouth to stir up a little New York rivalry an…
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  • Banuelos among six added to Yankees' roster

    Banuelos among six added to Yankees' roster

    MLB.com Nov 20, 2012
    Rehabbing prospect Manny Banuelos is among six players the Yankees added to their 40-man roster on Tuesday, thus protecting them from next month's Rule 5 Draft.
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  • Tim Tebow Received A "You're Special" Balloon Bouquet…

    Tim Tebow Received A "You're Special" Balloon Bouquet From An Anonymous Fan

    deadspin.com Nov 20, 2012
    Via the Post's Bart Hubbuch, a photo of the balloons sent to Tim Tebow, c/o the Jets training facility. Life can get you down when you're not feeling appreciated at the office, and your co-workers are talking about you behind your back. Here's hoping th…
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  • The Playoff Machine is back

    The Playoff Machine is back

    ESPN.com nydailynews.com Nov 20, 2012
    If the NFL season ended today, it would be the first time an NFL season ended on a Tuesday in the middle of November. It would also be the third year in a row in which only one NFC East team qualified for the playoffs -- the division-champion New York G…
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  • Knee Feeling Better, D'Antoni to Make Lakers Debut

    Knee Feeling Better, D'Antoni to Make Lakers Debut

    nytimes.com ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    Mike D'Antoni, the new Lakers coach, will be on the bench for the game against the Nets on Tuesday night.
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  • A Realistic Approach

    A Realistic Approach

    thejetsblog.com Nov 20, 2012
    “It’s not for me to question the head coach’s decision. The way things work out, if Mark isn’t playing well and things don’t go well, Tebow will be in there eventually.” — Curtis Martin on the Jets quarterback situation
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  • Cabrera finalizes two-year, $16M deal with Jays

    Cabrera finalizes two-year, $16M deal with Jays

    CNNSI.com Nov 20, 2012
    TORONTO (AP) -- New Blue Jays manager John Gibbons is happy to have Melky Cabrera after the All-Star game MVP finalized a $16 million, two-year contract with Toronto.
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  • Tuck: Giants may have been 'borderline cocky'

    Tuck: Giants may have been 'borderline cocky'

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    The New York Giants haven't lost any confidence despite not having played their best football for over a month.
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  • News Corp Buys Into The YES Network, As The RSN Bubble Grows Cl…

    News Corp Buys Into The YES Network, As The RSN Bubble Grows Closer To Bursting

    deadspin.com CNNSI.com Nov 20, 2012
    What was rumored last week has been officially announced: News Corporation will purchase 49 percent of the YES Network, and become the single biggest shareholder in the single most lucrative regional sports network in the country. More »
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  • Early draft primer: New York Jets

    Early draft primer: New York Jets

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    The 2012 season has reached the stretch run, and it appears the New England Patriots are the only team on solid ground for the postseason. Therefore, the AFC East blog recently began its first look at the offseason and what teams must address in 2013. L…
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  • Redskins must pressure Tony Romo

    Redskins must pressure Tony Romo

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    Thursday's Thanksgiving Day game between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys is a significant opportunity for both teams. A win for the Cowboys would move them within a half-game of the first-place New York Giants, who have a tough game Sunda…
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  • Rex Ryan: It’s “ridiculous” to blame Belichick for Gronkowski …

    Rex Ryan: It’s “ridiculous” to blame Belichick for Gronkowski injury

    profootballtalk.com Nov 20, 2012
    Patriots coach Bill Belichick has taken some heat for having tight end Rob Gronkowski on the field for a fourth-quarter extra point that resulted in Gronkowski suffering a broken arm. Jets coach Rex Ryan thinks that’s dumb. Ryan, who is preparing to pla
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  • News Corporation to acquire equity stake in YES

    News Corporation to acquire equity stake in YES

    MLB.com Nov 20, 2012
    News Corporation and Yankees Global Enterprises announced an agreement on Tuesday that calls for News Corporation to acquire a 49 percent equity stake in the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network (YES).
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  • Famous Yankees dog dies at 16, played role in ’98 season after …

    Famous Yankees dog dies at 16, played role in ’98 season after biting David Cone

    yahoo.com Nov 20, 2012
    It is with a heavy heart that we report that one of the most entertaining characters from the New York Yankees' magical 1998 season has died. Yes, make sure to pour out a bit of puppy chow today because Veronica, the Jack Russell terrier who belonged to…
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  • Audible: Darrelle’s upcoming Zoom Revis 1 detailed on a ZShock …

    Audible: Darrelle’s upcoming Zoom Revis 1 detailed on a ZShock pendant

    thejetsblog.com Nov 20, 2012
    It’s all about craftsmanship. Jets fans who’ve watched Darrelle Revis play since entering the NFL understand that better than anyone else. The star cornerback is a master of his craft, and has been missed in the Jets secondary while nursing his torn A
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  • Gibbons hired for 2nd stint as Blue Jays manager

    Gibbons hired for 2nd stint as Blue Jays manager

    CNNSI.com Nov 20, 2012
    TORONTO (AP) -- Josh Gibbons was hired as manager of the Toronto Blue Jays for the second time Tuesday, returning to a team that just invigorated its roster after a blockbuster trade with the Miami Marlins.
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  • Post-Bye Expectations for Giants’ Offense

    Post-Bye Expectations for Giants’ Offense

    giantsfootballblog.com Nov 20, 2012
    Coming off the bye, the Giants are hopefully well-rested and ready to regain their status as an elite team in the NFC. Of course, their success will be reliant on their offense getting back on track. It’s been a struggle for the team to muster a consist
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  • David Wilson isn’t sure how he’s supposed to show improvement

    David Wilson isn’t sure how he’s supposed to show improvement

    profootballtalk.com Nov 20, 2012
    During the bye week, Giants running backs coach Jerald Ingram said that first-round pick David Wilson had to show the team that he’s more than “just a runner” before he’ll be able to gain more playing time with the team. Wilson responded to that w
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  • Jets Not About to Stop Throwing at Stephen Hill

    Jets Not About to Stop Throwing at Stephen Hill

    thejetsblog.com Nov 20, 2012
    While everyone fully expected that Stephen Hill was going to have a bumpy first season, few expected that it would be this much of a struggle for the former Georgia Tech receiver. Even so, Ryan and Sanchez aren’t giving up on Hill according to the Daily
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  • State of the Defense

    State of the Defense

    giantsfootballblog.com Nov 20, 2012
    The New York Giants’ recent skid has brought great attention to the team’s offensive struggles. Though blame is warranted, the offense is not the sole reason for the past two losses. The Giants’ defense has not been the Giants’ defense. The feroci
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  • Sanchez-Fitzpatrick-Tannehill Watch

    Sanchez-Fitzpatrick-Tannehill Watch

    ESPN.com Nov 20, 2012
    The race to become the No. 2 quarterback in the AFC East is heating up. Let’s check out the latest edition of the “Sanchez-Fitzpatrick-Tannehill Watch.” Mark Sanchez, New York Jets Result: W, 27-13 against Rams Stats: 15-of-20, 178 yards, one TD QBR
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  • Tuesday morning one-liners

    Tuesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Nov 20, 2012
    The screen pass has worked well for the Bills this season. Dolphins CB Nolan Carroll is at a loss to explain why he was penalized so often last Thursday. A look at what went right on Patriots PR Julian Edelman’s 68-yard touchdown from Sunday. The Jets s
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  • Jets taking the humble approach to this Pats game

    Jets taking the humble approach to this Pats game

    profootballtalk.com Nov 20, 2012
    Rex Ryan has never hesitated calling a shot, but said Monday the time wasn’t right for boastfulness. The same guy who said “I think we’re going to beat them” prior to last month’s overtime loss took a more diplomatic approach this time through,
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  • Giants come back from bye with players-only meeting

    Giants come back from bye with players-only meeting

    profootballtalk.com Nov 20, 2012
    Here’s a new one. Not really. After coming back from their bye week, the Giants held a players-only meeting Monday to set the stage for the final six games. Such theatrics are generally reserved for teams that are abject disasters, or full of guys who f
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  • Tuesday Morning Report: Giants Ready For the Stretch Run

    Tuesday Morning Report: Giants Ready For the Stretch Run

    giantsfootballblog.com Nov 20, 2012
    The Giants came back from their bye raring to go yesterday at TIMEX. Eli Manning had no arm issues, looking sharp in practice. The rest of the team, with the exception of LB Jacquian Williams (knee), WR Domenik Hixon (ankle) and safety Kenny Phillips (k…
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  • New York Giants News and Links for Nov 20

    New York Giants News and Links for Nov 20

    giantsfootballblog.com Nov 20, 2012
    Back to work for the Blue as they face down the barrel of their final six games of the 2012 regular season.  Here’s what’s happening this morning….
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  • Chandler Jones’ status uncertain with ankle injury

    Chandler Jones’ status uncertain with ankle injury

    profootballtalk.com Nov 20, 2012
    New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones‘ status for their game against the New York Jets on Thanksgiving could be in doubt after missing practice on Monday. Well, the Patriots didn’t actually practice Monday, a day after their blowout win ov
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  • Giants Insider: Snee, Blue expect angry Pack

    Giants Insider: Snee, Blue expect angry Pack

    nydailynews.com Nov 20, 2012
    Chris Snee doesn’t know any secrets about the Packers’ game plan for Sunday. But the Giants offensive lineman is sure of one thing: Green Bay will arrive at MetLife Stadium in a bad mood.
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  • Video - Knicks Roll Hornets, 102-80 01:08

    Knicks Roll Hornets, 102-80

    Nov 20
    Carmelo Anthony leads Knicks to big win over Hornets.
  • Video - SportsCenter Conversation: Mike Woodson 03:19

    SportsCenter Conversation: Mike Woodson

    Nov 20
    Mike Woodson sits down with Bob Knight to talk about their time together in Indiana and the future of the Knicks.
  • Video - Reiss' P.A.T. 04:02

    Reiss' P.A.T.

    Nov 20
    In this week's edition of P.A.T. Mike Reiss looks ahead to the Patriots' Week 12 matchup against the Jets.
  • Video - THTV: Knicks Thanksgiving 08:26

    THTV: Knicks Thanksgiving

    Nov 20
    Author Alan Hahn offers Knicks fans six things to be thankful for, and one other thing to settle down about.

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    Nov 20
    J.A. Adande breaks down the Lakers' first game with Mike D'Antoni at the helm.
  • Don Banks: Now it gets real: Biggest games left that could shake up playof…

    Nov 20
    With the bye weeks over and the three-game pigskin feast that is Thanksgiving just a couple of days away from kickoff, watching the pieces fall into place with the 96 games that remain in the NFL's regular season traditionally makes this the best time o…
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    Nov 20
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    Nov 20
    The 76ers' center was supposed to be the face of the franchise, but has yet to play a game.