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Knicks welcome back Smith, Amar'e, Martin

Knicks welcome back Smith, Amar'e, Martin

ESPN.com Updated Oct 25, 2013
J.R. Smith, Amar'e Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin made their preseason debuts for the New York Knicks in Friday night's 85-83 loss to the Charlotte Bobcats.
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  • Knicks Insider: It's sibling revelry for Smith family

    Knicks Insider: It's sibling revelry for Smith family

    nydailynews.com Oct 25, 2013
    The little brother and the big man were among those to survive the Knicks’ five roster cuts Friday and remain for now on the team’s 15-man roster.
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  • Carlos Martinez, Trevor Rosenthal are two plucky Cardinals

    Carlos Martinez, Trevor Rosenthal are two plucky Cardinals

    nydailynews.com Oct 25, 2013
    Though it surely pained the Yankees to watch Gerrit Cole dominate for the Pirates in this postseason, at least he wasn’t dominating them. For the Red Sox, however, that’s exactly the nightmare their front office is enduring now that Carlos Martinez has …
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  • Williams returns to Nets, scores 11 vs. Heat

    Williams returns to Nets, scores 11 vs. Heat

    ESPN.com dimemag.com Oct 25, 2013
    Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams, playing in a game for the first time since suffering a sprained right ankle during an offseason workout in Utah, scored 11 points in 10 minutes during the team's 108-87 victory against the Heat on Friday in Miam…
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  • Gang Green glad it’s Milliner time

    Gang Green glad it’s Milliner time

    nydailynews.com Oct 25, 2013
    Way back in Week 2, rookie Dee Milliner got a crash course in humility when the Jets benched him in the second half against New England for fear of what Tom Brady’s arm would do to the young cornerback’s psyche.
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  • Giants Insider: Must stick to Vick

    Giants Insider: Must stick to Vick

    nydailynews.com Oct 25, 2013
    All season long, the Giants’ strength has been their run defense, consistently limiting the impact of top backs such as Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and Matt Forte.
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  • Hillis eager to help carry Giant load again

    Hillis eager to help carry Giant load again

    Less than a week after getting picked up off the scrap heap, running back Peyton Hillis was thrust into the spotlight on Monday night in front of a national television audience for his Roy Hobbs moment, and managed to give the Giants as much as they cou…
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  • Giants DE Tuck fires back at former Patriot Harrison

    Giants DE Tuck fires back at former Patriot Harrison

    nydailynews.com Oct 25, 2013
    Justin Tuck snapped back at former New England Patriots safety and NBC commentator Rodney Harrison for comments he made about Tuck being on “his last legs” in the wake of the Giants dismal 1-6 start. Harrison was highly critical of the play of Eli Manni…
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  • Jets Insider: With Dalton, Kerley to give it college try

    Jets Insider: With Dalton, Kerley to give it college try

    nydailynews.com Oct 25, 2013
    Andy Dalton might have helped Jeremy Kerley become a fifth-round draft pick, but don’t expect the Jets’ wideout to take it easy on his former quarterback when they meet on Sunday.
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  • W2W4: New York Jets at Cincinnati Bengals

    W2W4: New York Jets at Cincinnati Bengals

    ESPN.com Oct 25, 2013
    The New York Jets have been riding the mediocrity train for almost two years, having won back-to-back games only once in a 26-game span. Their record following a victory is 1-9, with an eye-opening average margin of defeat -- 17 points. Can't handle pro…
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  • Eagles' Vick probable, likely to start vs. Giants

    Eagles' Vick probable, likely to start vs. Giants

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Michael Vick has been listed as probable and is expected to start when the Philadelphia Eagles host the New York Giants on Sunday.
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  • Jets owner says he has no issue with Oliver after 'idiot' comme…

    Jets owner says he has no issue with Oliver after 'idiot' comment

    nydailynews.com Oct 25, 2013
    Though she basically called Jets fans "idiots" on Thursday, Gang Green owner Woody Johnson doesn't have a problem with Fox sideline reporter Pam Oliver working the Super Bowl in February at MetLife Stadium, which is after all, home of the Jets…
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  • Rex: Jets won't wait on Santonio Holmes

    Rex: Jets won't wait on Santonio Holmes

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Rex Ryan won't wait to insert Santonio Holmes back into the starting lineup. With the New York Jets just two games away from a bye week, and Holmes missing his fourth straight game Sunday because of his ailing hamstring, the Jets c…
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  • Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick looking to take on larger role

    Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick looking to take on larger role

    thejetsblog.com Oct 25, 2013
    The Jets will be facing a decent secondary this weekend without Leon Hall, their best cover corner. So what does this mean for the rest of the Bengals secondary? 2012 first round pick Dre Kirkpatrick sees it as an opportunity. “I feel like I have been r…
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  • Sunday's big matchup: Cro vs. Green

    Sunday's big matchup: Cro vs. Green

    ESPN.com Oct 25, 2013
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- For Antonio Cromartie to lock down Cincinnati's A.J. Green on Sunday, Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman believes some divine intervention is needed. "What does he need to do? Put his hands on him and pray, pretty much,…
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  • Chris Smith makes the Knicks roster: Chris Smith is not a good …

    Chris Smith makes the Knicks roster: Chris Smith is not a good basketball player.

    deadspin.com Oct 25, 2013
    Chris Smith makes the Knicks roster: Chris Smith is not a good basketball player. Chris Smith is J.R. Smith's brother. [NYP]Read more...
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  • J.R.'s brother moves one step closer to making Knicks

    J.R.'s brother moves one step closer to making Knicks

    nydailynews.com Oct 25, 2013
    Chris Smith moved one step closer to securing a spot on the Knicks after the club announced that it had released forwards Ike Diogu, C.J. Leslie, Josh Powell and Jeremy Tyler and guard Chris Douglas-Roberts.
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  • Giants' Jacobs unlikely to play vs. Eagles

    Giants' Jacobs unlikely to play vs. Eagles

    New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs (hamstring), defensive tackle Shaun Rogers (knee) and cornerback Jayron Hosley (hamstring) have all been listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
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  • Keep Calm, the Giants Will Carry On

    Keep Calm, the Giants Will Carry On

    giantsgab.com Oct 25, 2013
    The Giants fan base is up in arms over their 1-6 start to the 2013 season, and they have every right to be. Aside from a few players, the majority of personnel put on the field this year has under performed, including Eli Manning. Who’s to blame for thi…
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  • Jeff Garcia talks his desire to return to the NFL, Brett Farve …

    Jeff Garcia talks his desire to return to the NFL, Brett Farve and young QBs

    CNNSI.com Oct 25, 2013
    It's hard to be around the game and not want to play, especially when you still might offer something.
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  • The NFL Team Rankings – Visualized

    The NFL Team Rankings – Visualized

    giantsgab.com Oct 25, 2013
    Through the magic of PFF, Excel, and Infogram we have the week 7 NFL rankings — visualized for your enjoyment here on Giants Gab. Below the information is sorted by best to worst overall team rankings, overall, offense, defense, and special teams. Prett…
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  • Double Coverage: Redskins at Broncos

    Double Coverage: Redskins at Broncos

    ESPN.com Oct 25, 2013
    Already this season, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has faced his younger brother, Giants quarterback Eli Manning, and has made his first visit to Indianapolis as an opposing player. So, what's another reunion? Washington Redskins coach Mike …
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  • Where has JPP been? Giants pass rusher admits he’s searching fo…

    Where has JPP been? Giants pass rusher admits he’s searching for his old self

    yahoo.com Oct 25, 2013
    The New York Giants' troubling season has been dissected a thousand different ways. The most disturbing part is the inconsistent play from the super stars, chief among them: Jason Pierre-Paul The electric edge rusher, who looked to be embarking on a Hal…
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  • Quote: Richardson on draft critics

    Quote: Richardson on draft critics

    thejetsblog.com Oct 25, 2013
    “You can’t listen to what people say. I’ve been told what I can and can’t do all my life and I’ve just been trying to prove ‘em wrong ever since.” - Sheldon Richardson (Source: Jets Talk Live)
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  • Jets defensive coordinator suggests prayer as way to stop A.J. …

    Jets defensive coordinator suggests prayer as way to stop A.J. Green

    profootballtalk.com Oct 25, 2013
    The Jets face the Bengals this weekend, which means they will have to try to come up with an answer to the question of how you stop Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green. Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman has likely been coming up with several option…
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  • Here are the New York Knicks’ new orange alternate uniforms (Ph…

    Here are the New York Knicks’ new orange alternate uniforms (Photo)

    yahoo.com Oct 25, 2013
    Another day, another new uniform. On Thursday, the San Antonio Spurs showed off their new military-inspired camouflage unis, and on Friday morning, after teasing it all week, the New York Knicks followed suit by introducing a new — and very bright — ora…
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  • Jonathan Tisch says no concerns with Coughlin

    Jonathan Tisch says no concerns with Coughlin

    profootballtalk.com Oct 25, 2013
    If you’re a New York football coach, yesterday was the day for an endorsement from your bosses. First Jets owner Woody Johnson said he was “happy with Rex” Ryan after the Jets are off to a surprising 4-3 start. But even though their neighbors are 1-6, G…
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  • Friday morning one-liners

    Friday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Oct 25, 2013
    DE Mario Williams has had one of the more prolific starts of any Bills pass rusher in history. The Dolphins need to execute better late in games. DE Chandler Jones has become a vital part of the Patriots defense. The Jets running backs are feeling good …
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  • Giants’ special teams coach calls punt coverage embarrassing

    Giants’ special teams coach calls punt coverage embarrassing

    profootballtalk.com Oct 25, 2013
    In the NFL this season, seven punts have been returned by touchdowns. Three of those touchdowns were allowed by the Giants. Giants special teams coach Tom Quinn knows that it’s totally unacceptable that his team has given up almost as many punt return t…
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  • NY Jets owner Woody Johnson singing Rex Ryan's praises, not tal…

    NY Jets owner Woody Johnson singing Rex Ryan's praises, not talking contract

    nydailynews.com Oct 25, 2013
    Jets owner Woody Johnson sounds an awful lot like a guy who wants Rex Ryan back as his coach next season even if he said Thursday he will not make any statements on his status until after the season.
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  • Mariano Rivera to avoid baseball when Yankees spring training c…

    Mariano Rivera to avoid baseball when Yankees spring training comes around

    nydailynews.com Oct 25, 2013
    He was always fashionably late for spring training, but with the reality setting in of being permanently late next spring, Mariano Rivera admitted he’s not sure just how he’s going to feel when February rolls around.
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  • Giants Insider: No love from Cruz for city of Brotherly

    Giants Insider: No love from Cruz for city of Brotherly

    nydailynews.com Oct 25, 2013
    Victor Cruz has spent the last two years making himself right at home in Philadelphia, but he still has no love for the City of Brotherly Love. That’s what Cruz said Thursday when he became the latest Giant to diss the home of the Liberty Bell and the E…
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  • Video - Deron Williams Lifts Nets Past Heat 00:58

    Deron Williams Lifts Nets Past Heat

    Oct 25
    SportsCenter Highlight of the Night: Deron Williams scored 11 points in 10 minutes in his only preseason action to help the Nets beat the Heat, who were without LeBron James and Chris Bosh.
  • Video - Bobcats Spoil Knicks' Return 01:25

    Bobcats Spoil Knicks' Return

    Oct 25
    J.R. Smith and Amare Stoudemire played their first preseason minutes, but the Bobcats edged the Knicks 85-83 in the Knicks' return to Madison Square Garden.
  • Video - 'Playbook': New York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals 03:40

    'Playbook': New York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals

    Oct 25
    Is picking this winner as simple as looking at the week number? "NFL Playbook" looks deeper into the New York Jets vs Cincinnati Bengals matchup.
  • Video - 'Playbook': New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles 04:06

    'Playbook': New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles

    Oct 25
    Can the Philadelphia Eagles finally get a home win or will the New York Giants win their second game in a row? The "NFL Playbook" crew breaks it down.

Sports Columnists

  • Washington Wizards reach deal for Marcin Gortat, Shannon Brown, Kendall Ma…

    Oct 25
    The Washington Wizards, trying to strengthen their hand for a playoff push in the Eastern Conference, have reached a deal for center Marcin Gortat from the Phoenix Suns.
  • Adande: Remembering Bill Sharman

    Oct 25
    People wanted to be around Bill Sharman not so much for his achievements, but for his kindness.
  • Finally, Just Football for Super Mario

    Oct 25
    Mario Williams has 20.5 sacks in less than two seasons as a Bill, after having 22.5 sacks in his last three seasons in Houston. (Rick Stewart/Getty Images) There’s always been a “yes, but” associated with Mario Williams’ eight-year NFL career. Let me ta…
  • Bill Simmons on the Week 8 picks

    Oct 25
    The Sports Guy sets his sights on redeeming himself while delivering some reader emails and the Week 8 picks.