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Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez enter NY Jets' season doomed to fail

Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez enter NY Jets' season doomed to fail

nydailynews.com Updated Sep 2, 2013
It would have been advantageous for Rex Ryan to get fired and Mark Sanchez to get cut rather than go through what will be a miserable and wasted season in their careers, with their futures hanging over a bad Jets team the next four months.
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  • Mehta: Rex cutting out on Jets shows he's losing interest, infl…

    Mehta: Rex cutting out on Jets shows he's losing interest, influence

    Rex Ryan was living it up at a parking lot tailgate Saturday, clad in Clemson gear, posing for pictures with coeds far away from where he needed to be. He shirked his professional responsibilities for personal ones, Dead Coach Walking in Death Valley, f…
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  • Quinn latest Jets QB to crowd Sanchez

    Quinn latest Jets QB to crowd Sanchez

    Mark Sanchez has gone from appearing to lead Gang Green’s quarterback competition to having uncertainty hover over his future as a Jet. Geno Smith will almost certainly start Sunday in the season opener, but questions abound over how long Sanchez will m…
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  • Mother nature and umpires help Yankees avoid a Phil Hughes star…

    Mother nature and umpires help Yankees avoid a Phil Hughes start

    nydailynews.com Sep 2, 2013
    Every day in baseball is a new day, or so the good teams are supposed to make it so, is what Joe Girardi was saying in the hours before Monday’s much-delayed Yankee rout of the Chicago White Sox.
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  • Yankees enjoy easy Labor Day win over White Sox

    Yankees enjoy easy Labor Day win over White Sox

    MLB.com ESPN.com Sep 2, 2013
    The Yankees piled it on during an eight-run fourth inning and cruised to a 9-1 victory over the a sloppy White Sox club at Yankee Stadium on Monday. Derek Jeter and Austin Romine each had two RBIs, and all but one starter had at least one hit.
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  • N.F.L. Roundup: Cruz Expects to Be Ready for Opener

    N.F.L. Roundup: Cruz Expects to Be Ready for Opener

    nytimes.com Sep 2, 2013
    Wide receiver Victor Cruz, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and fullback Henry Hynoski returned to practice for the Giants, with Cruz saying he expected to play Sunday against the Cowboys.
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  • Rex encouraged by progress of WR Holmes

    Rex encouraged by progress of WR Holmes

    ESPN.com Sep 2, 2013
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The momentum continues to build toward Santonio Holmes playing in the New York Jets' season opener Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The veteran wide receiver, 11 months removed from surgery to repair a severe Lisfranc foot …
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  • Davis, Headed to New York for M.R.I., Seems Unlikely to Return …

    Davis, Headed to New York for M.R.I., Seems Unlikely to Return This Season

    nytimes.com Sep 2, 2013
    Ike Davis, who strained his right oblique muscle Saturday, is expected to have a magnetic resonance imaging exam Tuesday, and then rest for the remainder of the month.
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  • Bills expected to sign Dan Carpenter

    Bills expected to sign Dan Carpenter

    profootballtalk.com Sep 2, 2013
    At his current pace, kicker Dan Carpenter will work for every team in the NFL. By October. The veteran kicker, who has been cut by the Dolphins, Cardinals and Jets in a little over two weeks, is about to have another new address. According to Adam Schef…
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  • Jets' Milliner ready for debut; Coples out

    Jets' Milliner ready for debut; Coples out

    ESPN.com Sep 2, 2013
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Rookie cornerback Dee Milliner, whom the Jets drafted to ostensibly replace Darrelle Revis, proclaimed himself ready to face Revis' new team -- the Bucs -- Sunday at MetLife Stadium. "I feel great," Milliner said Monday a…
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  • Freeman's five RBIs lead Braves past Mets

    Freeman's five RBIs lead Braves past Mets

    MLB.com ESPN.com Sep 2, 2013
    After being shut out for just the second time since June 22 in Sunday's loss to the Marlins, the Braves erupted for 17 hits on their way to a 13-5 win over the Mets in Monday afternoon's series opener at Turner Field, with Freddie Freeman tying a career…
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  • Giants switch things up at backup QB

    Giants switch things up at backup QB

    Carrying four quarterbacks is unheard of for the Giants and Tom Coughlin. They’ve been spoiled by the fact that Eli Manning reports for duty religiously, starting every single regular season and postseason game here since Week 11 of the 2004 season. The…
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  • Giants Insider: Choosing Eli's back-up a 'very close call'

    Giants Insider: Choosing Eli's back-up a 'very close call'

    nydailynews.com Sep 2, 2013
    For the first time since 2010, a quarterback not named David Carr will back up Eli Manning. Carr seemed to handle being cut on Saturday with a good sense of humor and on Monday joked about it on Twitter: "I missed the team meeting. #ohwait.”
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  • Cruz expects to face 'Boys, JPP not so sure

    Cruz expects to face 'Boys, JPP not so sure

    Just in time to face the Dallas Cowboys in the season opener, the Giants are finally getting healthy. Well, sort of.
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  • DeMarco Murray not thinking about 2012

    DeMarco Murray not thinking about 2012

    ESPN.com Sep 2, 2013
    IRVING, Texas -- DeMarco Murray ran for more than 100 yards in a game just once last season. It came against the New York Giants in the season opener, the same team the Dallas Cowboys will face in Sunday's season opener. “I don’t remember much about las…
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  • Giants' team preview: 'Meh' expectations

    Giants' team preview: 'Meh' expectations

    ESPN.com Sep 2, 2013
    Our ESPN.com NFL preview content went up Sunday night, and this is a link to the New York Giants' team preview. As you can see, of the five of us who were asked to make predictions, four of us picked the Giants to finish second in the NFC East this seas…
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  • BGA: Scouting Ben Ijalana

    BGA: Scouting Ben Ijalana

    thejetsblog.com Sep 2, 2013
    Bent, TheJetsBlog.comYesterday, the Jets made three waiver claims to bring aboard three new players, offensive lineman Ben Ijalana, running back Alex Green and defensive end/linebacker Scott Solomon. Jets fans might not know much about these three playe…
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  • Every NFL starting QB as their team name: The Eli Manning/Giant…

    Every NFL starting QB as their team name: The Eli Manning/Giant combination might be the best.

    deadspin.com Sep 2, 2013
    Every NFL starting QB as their team name: The Eli Manning/Giant combination might be the best. [KSK]Read more...
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  • Watch Rajon Rondo & Brandon Bass Do the Two-Step

    Watch Rajon Rondo & Brandon Bass Do the Two-Step

    dimemag.com Sep 2, 2013
    After an MRI in the last third of the season revealed that Rajon Rondo had torn his ACL, surgery on the Celtics’ point guard effectively ended the Celtics era on a down note when they were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Knicks. But…
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  • Finding a backup and Santonio’s readiness

    Finding a backup and Santonio’s readiness

    thejetsblog.com Sep 2, 2013
    Two interesting tweets from today: The #Jets internal fear on Mark Sanchez upon being injured was he'd be out more than the opener. Does the Brady Quinn signing confirm that?— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 02, 2013 Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.comWhi…
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  • Greg McElroy finally free to go

    Greg McElroy finally free to go

    ESPN.com Sep 2, 2013
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- For the second time in three days, quarterback Greg McElroy was released by the New York Jets. This time, he's really gone. The Jets waived McElroy from their injured-reserve list after negotiating an injury settlement, meaning McE…
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  • Jets sign Brady Quinn as fourth quarterback; release Graham Har…

    Jets sign Brady Quinn as fourth quarterback; release Graham Harrell

    New York Jets quarterbacks coach David Lee should considering handing out name tags during his next positional meeting to identify who is in the room. The Jets signed former first-round pick Brady Quinn on Monday and released backup Graham Harrell. Gree…
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  • Jets Sign Handsome, Bad QB To Temporarily Replace Handsome, Bad…

    Jets Sign Handsome, Bad QB To Temporarily Replace Handsome, Bad QB

    deadspin.com Sep 2, 2013
    The Jets weren't satisfied with their quarterbacks after the cutdown to a 53-man roster, so they made another move Monday, signing Brady Quinn.Read more...
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  • Mets Sign Aaron Harang to Minor League Deal

    Mets Sign Aaron Harang to Minor League Deal

    nytimes.com MLB.com Sep 2, 2013
    Aaron Harang, 35, was 5-11 for Seattle this season with 5.76 earned run average, and is likely to pitch in the Mets' doubleheader on Sept. 14.
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  • Marvin Austin working out for Lions

    Marvin Austin working out for Lions

    Former Giants’ second round pick DT Marvin Austin is getting a look from the DT-rich Detroit Lions today as per NFL reporter Jason LaCanfora: Detroit Lions are hosting former Giants DT Marvin Austin for a visit today. Could be interesting in their stron…
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  • Giants add S Jawanza Starling to practice squad

    Giants add S Jawanza Starling to practice squad

    The Giants filled out the remaining spot on their practice squad today with DB Jawanza Starling, a UDFA out of Southern Cal who was waived by the Houston Texans this past weekend. Starling (6’0″, 202) is primarily a safety and excelled in the 3-cone dri…
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  • Anthony Spencer unlikely to practice today

    Anthony Spencer unlikely to practice today

    ESPN.com Sep 2, 2013
    IRVING, Texas -- With preparations starting this week for the regular-season opener against the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys starting defensive end Anthony Spencer isn’t expected to practice Monday according to a source. Spencer hasn’t practiced sinc…
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  • Giants sign seven to practice squad

    Giants sign seven to practice squad

    profootballtalk.com Sep 2, 2013
    The Giants didn’t have to look far to fill seven of the eight spots on their practice squad. The team brought back seven players they waived on Saturday, offering those players the chance to build on the work they did with the Giants over the summer whi…
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  • Monday Morning Report: Football Season is Here!

    Monday Morning Report: Football Season is Here!

    Hey…welcome to the working week, to coin a title from Elvis Costello. While most normal people are enjoying their Labor Day weekend, the football world continues to turn. The Giants will run their first regular season workout this morning, then take tom…
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  • A look at the Cowboys' week ahead

    A look at the Cowboys' week ahead

    ESPN.com Sep 2, 2013
    IRVING, Texas – It’s finally a regular-season week, with the New York Giants coming to AT&T Stadium on Sunday, so let’s take a look at the week ahead for the Dallas Cowboys: The Cowboys practice at 8:35 a.m. CT on Monday, followed by an off day Tues…
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Sep 2, 2013
    Claiming CB Brandon Burton off waivers left the Bills with two open roster spots. TE Dion Sims has become an important player for the Dolphins. The Patriots claimed four players off waivers and were beaten out in claims for two others. Five rookies coul…
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  • Jets could be historically young

    Jets could be historically young

    ESPN.com Sep 2, 2013
    The rebuilding New York Jets could start four, maybe five rookies on opening day -- a rarity in Jets history. Quarterback Geno Smith, fullback Tommy Bohanon, defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson and cornerback Dee Milliner (if healthy) are expected to ha…
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  • Darth Teixeira chugs sunflower seeds with robotic arm

    Darth Teixeira chugs sunflower seeds with robotic arm

    yahoo.com Sep 2, 2013
    More machine than man now after surgery to fix a tear on the tendon sheath of his right wrist, New York Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira sustains himself on sunflower seeds during a 7-3 defeat to Baltimore on Sunday. Teixeira is out for the season lost to …
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  • Werth fuels rally as Nats dodge Mets sweep

    Werth fuels rally as Nats dodge Mets sweep

    ESPN.com Sep 2, 2013
    Jayson Werth's two-out RBI double in the eighth inning capped a late rally and the Washington Nationals avoided a series sweep with a 6-5 win over the New York Mets on Sunday night.
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  • Video - New York Jets' quarterback situation gets murkier 01:47

    New York Jets' quarterback situation gets murkier

    Sep 2
    With no update on Mark Sanchez's shoulder injury, a less-than-stellar preseason by Geno Smith and now Brady Quinn's signing, the confusion over the New York Jets' Week 1 starting QB grows.
  • Video - Yankees Throttle White Sox 00:36

    Yankees Throttle White Sox

    Sep 2
    The Yankees scored eight runs in the fourth inning to defeat the White Sox 9-1.
  • Video - Jets Add Quinn To QB Mix 03:31

    Jets Add Quinn To QB Mix

    Sep 2
    Herm Edwards breaks down the Jets' strategy at quarterback after the team signed Brady Quinn.
  • Video - Jets Sign QB Brady Quinn 00:21

    Jets Sign QB Brady Quinn

    Sep 2
    John Clayton discusses the Jets' decision to sign veteran QB Brady Quinn and release Graham Harrell.

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