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Woody Johnson spoke with appalling carelessness Wednesday morning that revealed just how much the Jets have distanced themselves from Mark Sanchez. The owner stood on the corner of 57th St. and Fifth Ave. and delivered a bizarre take on Rex Ryan’s ill-a…Upvote Share Tweet
jetsgab.com ESPN.com profootballtalk.com nytimes.com yahoo.com nydailynews.com thejetsblog.com Sep 4, 2013Finally it’s official– The New York Jets announced on Wednesday that rookie Geno Smith will be the starting quarterback for this Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “We’re very comfortable with Geno,” Rex Ryan said. “I think we’re confident …Upvote Share TweetStruggling ace CC Sabathia pitched effectively into the eighth inning before Mariano Rivera earned his first four-out save in more than two years, helping the New York Yankees hold off the Chicago White Sox 6-5 on Wednesday night for a three-game sweep.Upvote Share Tweet
Result Is Often Sour, for a Week, Anywaynytimes.com Sep 4, 2013Beginning in 1965, the Giants have stumbled out of the gate whenever they’ve faced the Cowboys. Twice, though, the Giants have recovered to win the Super Bowl.Upvote Share Tweet
Scouting the Jets: Playoffs a pipe dream for Gang GreenThe Jets enter the 2013 season with the lowest expectations since the Rex Ryan era began five seasons ago. Last season was a mess and things don’t look to be getting better. Gang Green is hoping the youth movement new GM John Idzik has initiated can tur…Upvote Share Tweet
Scouting the Giants: Big Blue looks for Super win in own buildingEvery team starts the season with Super Bowl aspirations, but the Giants have a bigger dream: winning the Lombardi Trophy in their own building. The goal is the reason GM Jerry Reese had a Super Bowl countdown clock installed in Big Blue’s locker room.Upvote Share Tweet
AFC East preview: Pats lead underwhelming cropThe division that has put a representative in six of the last seven AFC title games could be the worst in football, given the travails of the Jets and the growing pains of the Dolphins and Bills.Upvote Share Tweet
Simms named Jets' backup QB for SundayNew York Jets coach Rex Ryan announced Wednesday that Matt Simms is the team's backup quarterback for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, ahead of recently signed veteran Brady Quinn. The Jets have clearly been impressed with Simms as the Jets kept him ove…Upvote Share TweetFLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Santonio Holmes will likely be on the field for the New York Jets in their season opener.Upvote Share Tweet
NFC East Preview: Redskins have slight edge in wide-open divisionThe division is the most wide-open in football, with so many variables. Can Robert Griffin III stay on the field for the Redskins? Will the Giants find a pass rush? Can the Cowboys find mental toughness? Can Chip Kelly’s up-tempo Oregon offense work in …Upvote Share TweetThe NY Giants starting offense and defense has been released to the media and there really aren’t too many surprises. via the Star-Ledger: OFFENSE: WR Hakeem Nicks LT Will Beatty LG Kevin Boothe C David Baas RG Chris Snee RT Justin Pugh TE Brandon Myers…Upvote Share TweetWhen the New York Jets traded top cornerback and fan favorite Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason, they opened themselves up to plenty of scrutiny. On Sunday, when Revis returns to MetLife Stadium to face the Jets, it could provide…Upvote Share Tweet
Jets injury report: Coples, Douzable, Sanchez, Winslow miss practiceThe first Jets injury report was released today, and Quentin Coples, Leger Douzable, Kellen Winslow and Mark Sanchez did not participate in practice. Antonio Cromartie, Kenrick Ellie and Santonio Holmes were all limited on Wednesday. Here’s the full lis…Upvote Share TweetWell, this could get awkward. Mariano Rivera has been fawned over all season as he heads toward retirement. There have been all the gifts, the farewells at each visiting stadium, the All-Star Game moment, that special cap, the jet. And now New York Yank…Upvote Share TweetCould Leon Washington be returning to the Jets? According to sources close to the team, Leon Washington and the Jets might be in discussions about a return to play for New York. Per Jake Steinberg on Twitter. The #Jets are showing a lot of interest in L…Upvote Share TweetGiants coach Tom Coughlin sounded an optimistic note when describing two of his injured stars today, saying that defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and receiver Victor Cruz are “full speed ahead.” However, PFT’s Mike Florio is reporting that Pierre-Paul, w…Upvote Share TweetEarlier this week, the Jets signed Brady Quinn to their active roster so they had a little more experience in terms of their depth at the quarterback position. Unlike most of the pickups this year, most Jets fans probably are pretty familiar with Quinn,…Upvote Share Tweet
YES Network in talks to land ‘Boomer and Carton' show from MSGNorman Julius Esiason and Craig Carton could be on the verge of leaving the Madison Square Garden Network and heading for the Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network, according to industry sources.Upvote Share TweetIRVING, Texas -- Tony Romo swears things will be different in 2013. After a three-interception game against Detroit in 2011, Romo said he had to stop trying to do too much. After a five-interception game against the New York Giants in 2012 -- a month af…Upvote Share TweetEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Antrel Rolle vowed that Jason Witten will not torch the New York Giants defense for 18 receptions again. The last time the Giants faced Witten, Tony Romo's favorite tight end had 18 catches for 167 yards -- an NFL record for a t…Upvote Share Tweet
Infographic: Which MLB Team Has The Most Expensive Beer, Per Ounce?deadspin.com Sep 4, 2013We've given plenty of grief to the Yankees for their misleading advertising, but new data from the Team Marketing Report–which tracks sports attendance costs for its annual fan index–show that Boston has the most expensive beer at $0.60 an ounce, follow…Upvote Share TweetEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A year ago, Will Beatty was one of the main question marks on the New York Giants' offensive line. Now, he's its reliable constant. The right tackle's a rookie, the veteran right guard is coming off of hip surgery. The center wa…Upvote Share Tweet
Nova is AL Pitcher of the MonthYankees starter Ivan Nova's perfect August has earned him American League Pitcher of the Month honors.Upvote Share Tweet
Quote: Woody Johnson on QBs“The competition is not finished. The competition is ongoing.” -Jets owner Woody Johnson on the Jets quarterbacksUpvote Share Tweet
Two homers back solid Gee as Mets rollAndrew Brown and Lucas Duda went deep in a 5-2 win over the Braves to back Dillon Gee, who cruised to his 11th victory amid a hot streak that has seen him prevail against injuries and adversity.Upvote Share Tweet
SI Now: Revived YankeesOn Wednesday's SI Now, Sports Illustrated staff writer Ben Reiter and SNY anchor Kirk Gimenez discuss the Yankees' push to make the MLB postseason, the impact Alfonso Soriano has made, and how important staying healthy is to the team's playoff dreamsUpvote Share TweetThe New York Giants on Wednesday placed injured running back Andre Brown on injured reserve with a designation for a possible return.Upvote Share Tweet
Mike Goodson restructures contract, takes paycutMike Goodson restructures his deal with the Jets and took a paycut, according to Over The Cap. Due to his arrest, Goodson could have been fined for practices and preseason games he missed, but the two sides worked on the deal to help alleviate some of t…Upvote Share Tweet
Channing Frye has been cleared by doctors to resume playing, is waiting on the Suns to bring him backyahoo.com Sep 4, 2013Phoenix Suns forward Channing Frye burst onto the scene as an aggressive, sweet-shooting rookie back in 2005, working with the New York Knicks during the depths of the Isiah Thomas era. His production has tailed off a bit in the years since that impress…Upvote Share TweetThe history of “wink wink” injuries suffered by defensive players when no-huddle offenses are streaming down the field is a long one in the NFL, but it is usually accompanied by the kinds of denials we heard from former Giants safety Deon Grant in 2011 …Upvote Share Tweet
Collins doesn't expect Davis to return in '13Ike Davis received a cortisone injection in his right side Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, and neither the New York Mets first baseman nor manager Terry Collins expects him to return this season.Upvote Share TweetCoach Jason Kidd is buying a portion of Jay-Z's minority share of the Brooklyn Nets, a source confirmed for ESPN.com's Darren Rovell.Upvote Share TweetIRVING, Texas -- Now that Brian Waters is a member of the Dallas Cowboys, how long will it take the veteran guard to be ready to play in a game? Coach Jason Garrett was non-committal about Waters playing Sunday against the New York Giants. “He’s been a …Upvote Share Tweet
Study Ranks Charlotte Bobcats 4th In NBA Social Media Equitydimemag.com Sep 4, 2013Before they signed Al Jefferson this summer, the Charlotte Bobcats (soon to be Hornets again) were the laughingstock of the NBA. Majority owner and Oz behind the curtain Michael Jordan fired another one-year coach Mike Dunlap this offseason and hired St…Upvote Share Tweet
Upton replaces Schafer (quad) for BravesJordan Schafer has been removed from the Braves' lineup against the Mets due to a left quadriceps contusion.Upvote Share TweetRex Ryan has taken some criticism for taking the day off on Saturday to attend his son’s game at Clemson. But his boss isn’t among those criticizing him. Jets owner Woody Johnson supported Ryan’s decision to go to Clemson and had no problem with it, Joh…Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Sep 4, 2013Some people are fans of the New York Giants. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the New York Giants. This 2013 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group. Read all the 2013 NFL previews so far right here.Read more...Upvote Share Tweetbuffalobills.com Sep 4, 2013He hasn’t faced the Bills defense under Mike Pettine yet, but Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has seen the Pettine scheme in action before with the Jets. That’s why he’s expecting blitz and a good deal of it Sunday. “Quite a bit, percentage-wise,” sa…Upvote Share TweetIn the final 20 days before the start of the regular season, we are counting down the top 20 players in the NFC East. For a full explanation, see this post. And if you want to read any of the other posts that have run since we started this series, you c…Upvote Share Tweet
More Workouts for the NY GiantsVia the National Football Post: (Share Clip) The post More Workouts for the NY Giants appeared first on Giants Gab.Upvote Share Tweet
Deadline to get under the salary cap is 4pm EST todayTeams under real sal cap today-53players,IR, PSQD,,settlements, dead$$ all counts-more cuts. reneogiations,extensions today. — Pat Kirwan (@PatKirwanCBS) September 4, 2013 All preseason we’ve known the Giants are just barely under the cap. However, toda…Upvote Share Tweet
Officials breakdown: Tony CorrenteIRVING, Texas -- Tony Corrente’s officiating crew will call Sunday’s game between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants. The Cowboys have not had Corrente since the 2010 season finale at Philadelphia, a 14-13 win directed by Stephen McGee. In that game…Upvote Share Tweet
Lakers sign former Nets, Knicks 3-point marksman Williamsnba.com Sep 4, 2013Shawne Williams has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, reuniting the journeyman forward with coach Mike D'Antoni.Upvote Share TweetBelichick Catching the Leader; Meet Jameis WinstonUpvote Share Tweet
Terrell Thomas: We’re not worrying about Week OnePatience is a virtue near and dear to Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas‘ heart. The Giants have shown tremendous patience with a player that hasn’t played since the end of the 2010 season because of a pair of torn ACLs and Thomas wants fans of the team t…Upvote Share TweetThe Giants haven’t done the paperwork with injured running back Andre Brown yet, but they’re still expected to put him on the injured reserve/designated for return list, which would knock him out for eight games. And they’re taking a look at possible re…Upvote Share Tweet
Yanks demote Hughes to bullpen; Huff to startNew York Yankees manager Joe Girardi has demoted the struggling Phil Hughes to the bullpen and will instead start lefty David Huff during this weekend's series against the Boston Red Sox.Upvote Share TweetEvan Gattis and Andrelton Simmons hit a pair of seventh-inning home runs that supported Kris Medlen's stellar effort and gave the Braves a 3-1 win over the Mets on Tuesday night, reducing their magic number to clinch the National East to 10.Upvote Share Tweet
Jets Insider: No Revis in tale of the tapeGeno Smith said he took the initiative and began studying film on the Buccaneers last week in preparation for starting against them in the season opener, even though he didn't know at the time whether he would be the No. 1 quarterback.Upvote Share Tweet
Victor bulks up to gain Cruz controlCongratulations to the 2012 Cowboy defense, which did such a good job shutting down Victor Cruz with physical bumping and jostling that he was motivated to come back bigger and stronger in 2013.Upvote Share TweetThe Yankees were shut down by hard-throwing left-hander Chris Sale for 7 1/3 innings, but they turned a five-run eighth inning into a 6-4 victory over the White Sox on Tuesday night.Upvote Share Tweet
Revis Says He'll Share Jets' SecretsSep 4ESPN.com Buccaneers' reporter Pat Yasinskas assesses Darrelle Revis sharing the Jets' secrets before the opener in New York.
Inside Edge: Giants-CowboysSep 4ESPN Insider Mike Sando delivers some key stats to help you decide a winner between the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys.
Rookie Starting QB'sSep 4NFL Live breaks down their expectations for EJ Manuel and Geno Smith.
More likely to succeed: Buffalo Bills quarterback EJ Manuel or New York Jets QB Smith?Sep 4Geno Smith and EJ Manuel are set to start in Week 1 for the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills, respectively, but are they ready? A panel of experts weighs in on "Around the League Live."
NBA -- There will never be another Gary PaytonSep 4The NBA may never see another player like Gary Payton, J.A. Adande writes
NBA -- Adam Silver and NBA's off-court conductSep 4Adam Silver's first order of business must be addressing the criminal activity afflicting the NBA, writes J.A. Adande.
Sources: Chris Mullin to join Sacramento Kings front officeSep 4Chris Mullin is joining the Sacramento Kings' front office, according to sources familiar with the team's plans.
J.J. Watt, SuperchargedSep 4HOUSTON—It would be easy to tell J.J. Watt he’s crazy if he weren’t so darn imposing. At 6-5 and a chiseled 288, he meets The MMQB’s editor-in-chief, Peter King, in a private spot outside the Texans’ locker room at Reliant Stadium … and proceeds to dish…