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Why the Yankees will be sitting at home in October

  PHOTO COURTESY: THE NEW YORKER As historically successful as the New York Yankees have been as a franchise with 40 World Series appearances and 27 World Series championships, not every year is going to be a championship season. If you look at the Yankee teams that achieved success, they had well-balanced lineups. They could play small ball, hit home runs and get timely hits...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets release Chris Young

AP Image The New York Mets habe officially announced the release of outfielder Chris Young on Friday. Roster note: The Mets have released Chris Young. — New York Mets (@Mets) August 16, 2014 Young was signed by the Mets last offseason as a free agent from the Oakland Athletics.  The 30-year old Young also played the Arizona Diamondabcks where he had the most successful years of...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony set to receive $62 million advance payment

Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE Carmelo Anthony signed a five-year, $124 million contract to remain with the New York Knicks. According to the Wall Street Journal, Anthony will receive half of his $22.5 million salary for this year early.  The remain lg four years of the deal are set up the same way meaning that Anthony will receive advance payments of the $124 million contract, or about...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Giants RB David Wilson will return to track and field

AP Image David Wilson, the former running back for the New York Football Giants, was recently forced to retire from football after aggravating a serious neck injury that he suffered in 2013.  It was a huge blow to the Giants and Wilson as he had been making strides in his recovery and the signs were he would lay again, However, that wasn’t to be the case and the two-year pro was...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan sings the praises of Geno Smith’s film study

Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE After a rookie season that saw Geno Smith throw 12 touchdowns and 22 interceptions,  a season he’d probably like to forget, Smith decided he needed to improve.  One way he chose to do this is to study film in an unconventional way. Smith was given some words of wisdom from his friend and mentor, former Cincinnati Bengals and Tennessee Titans defensive...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Carmelo Anthony lost weight ‘to play triangle offense’

Carmelo Anthony shocked the NBA world recently when he posted an Unstagram photo of himself looking skinner than he usually looked.  Anthony had spent the off-season losing weight.  It wasn’t initially clear why he would do this but now we know. According to the New York Post who cite an ‘Anthony confident’, the reason that Anthony lost the weight was to better fit the triangle...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets sign 16-year old prospect to $1 million contract

Bloguin The New York Mets have signed 16-yar old Venezuelan prospect Kenny Hernandez to a contract worth a cool $1 million.  Hernandez is ranked as the No. 13 overall International prospect.  Hernandez became eligible to sign for the team on Wednesday, the day of his 18th birthday. Hernandez is an infielder who has good hitting ability from the plate. The Mets are currently 57...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Islanders HC Al Arbour sufering from dementia

via The New York Times The greatest coach in New York Islanders franchise history – Al Arbour – is suffering from dementia according to one of his former players. Arbour lead the Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cup wins in the early 1980s.  According to Bryan Trottier, who played under Arbout in these championship winning years, the now 81-year old  Arbour is suffering...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills GM Whaley: ‘No contact received from teams for C.J. Spiller’

Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE Rumors have started to circulate that the Buffalo Bills are interested in trading running back C.J. Spiller. According to Bills general manager Doug Whaley, no teams have been in contact about a trade for the 27-year old Spiller.  He also says that the rumors were news to him. “Definitively, we have not been contacted by any team about C.J. Spiller,”...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson takes jab at Titans offense

PHOTO COURTESY: ASSOCIATED PRESS VIA THE NEW YORK POST So far, new Jets running  back Chris Johnson is fitting in well with Gang Green.  He didn’t do much in his first preseason game with the Jets, but has been very vocal so far this off season much like his brash head coach and confident teammates. Johnson is expecting to have a bounce back year in 2014 after having a sub par...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Mets may not let Matt Harvey pitch until next spring training

PHOTO COURTESY: ANTHONY J. CAUSI/NY POST No one is more eager for the return of Matt Harvey then Matt Harvey.  The All-Star pitcher has sat out since last August after tearing his ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow and subsequently got Tommy John surgery in the off season.  He has often talked about coming back this season and may be able to pitch in September if his rehab...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Vick has a message for Ray Rice

PHOTO COURTESY: JEFF ZELEVANSKY/NY POST What do Jets quarterback Michael Vick and Ravens running back Ray Rice have in common?  The obvious answer is that they both play in the NFL and in the AFC.  They have also both been one of the top players in the league at one point or another. But maybe the biggest similarity between the two is that both found themselves in legal troubles...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Which quarterback does Geno Smith compare his game to?

PHOTO COURTESY: REUTERS VIA THE NY POST Say what you will for Geno Smith.  After an up and down rookie year, many around the league have questioned his ability.  One thing is clear though; he is confident in himself. Two weeks ago, Smith told reporters that he expects to be a top-5 quarterback very soon.  Sunday he compared his style of play to one of the game’s best. Smith...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets suffer significant injuries to their secondary during practice Sunday

PHOTO COURTESY: JOSEPH E. AMATURO/NY POST The New York Jets have boasted about having one of the best defenses in the league so far in training camp.  If there was a weakness for the unit, it would certainly be in the secondary.  They let Antonio Cromartie walk in free agency, putting all the pressure on a group of rookies and unprovens to pick up the slack. On Sunday, the secondary...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Coughlin expects Giants offense to “move faster”

PHOTO COURTESY: KATHY WILLENS/ASSOCIATED PRESS VIA NJ.COM The Giants are 2-0 so far this preseason; so what could head coach Tom Coughlin be upset about? Despite the two wins, Coughlin is not pleased with the pace of the new offense being led by offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo.  McAdoo is in his first year at this position with the Giants and has emphasized picking up the pace...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan says Vick may be used in Wildcat

  #453315294 / gettyimages.com Jets head coach Rex Ryan has more or less said that Geno Smith is the day one starter for his team and that Michael Vick will back him up. That doesn’t necessarily mean, though, that Vick will be warming the bench for the entire season. At today’s practice, the Jets ran an array of Wildcat formation plays. Michael Vick, despite being 34 years...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Teixeira says he is at 50 percent

#453279608 / gettyimages.com Mark Teixeira has missed the last few Yankees games with a busted up pinky. Now it looks like he might be out for longer, as he says himself that he isn’t anywhere close to 100%. “I can’t grip a bat,” Teixeira said before he tested it again Saturday morning. Teixeira said the pinkie is at “50 percent.” He continued on to say that the disabled...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian McCann leaves game with concussion

#453358638 / gettyimages.com   Yankees catcher Brian McCann was forced out of the team’s 10-6 win over the Indians on Friday after suffering a concussion. The team insists that the concussion is mild, but head injury protocol must still be followed. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he doesn’t know if McCann will end up on the seven-day concussion list. Protocol states that...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Derek Jeter tie Honus Wagner for sixth on all-time hit list

On Friday night, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter tied Honus Wagner for sixth spot on the MLB’s all time hits list.  Jeter recorded his 3,430th career hit in the first inning against the Cleveland Indians.  Jeter hit an infield single off Indians’ pitcher Trevor Bauer. It was all a bit too easy however as Indians first baseman Carlos Santana clearly drops the ball allowing...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan: ‘Geno Smith first, then Michael Vick’

AP Image The New York Jets are currently trying to figure out who will be the starter for the team in 2014.  On one side, they have second-year pro Geno Smith and on the other they have veteran Michael Vick. In the preseason opener for the Jets against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday night, Geno Smith lead the team to a field goal.  He threw for 33 yards on six attempts, completing...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Joba: Hitting Jeter was “The worst feeling ever”

Joba Chamberlain, former Yankee and now closer/set-up man for the Tigers, was thrilled to be able to step up to the mound at Yankee Stadium for the first time as a visitor this week. The second time wasn’t quite as fun. With two outs in the tenth inning, he threw a mid-90′s fastball inside with two outs in the tenth and struck a batter. It wouldn’t have been a big deal if...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Knicks looking to trade Pablo Prigioni?

Photo: Winslow Townson/AP Phil Jackson has already put his imprint on the New York Knicks since taking over last year, inserting Derek Fisher as head coach, and retaining Carmelo Anthony. Currently, the Knicks have a full roster of 15 players, but it seems that they want some flexibility to make future moves. Their primary plan was to trade Wayne Ellington, who was acquired in the...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Will CC Sabathia play next season? He thinks so

PHOTO COURTESY: WILLIAM PERLMAN/THE STAR LEDGER CC Sabathia worked hard this off season.  He lost a lot of weight and was expected to be the ace of the Yankees pitching staff despite the signing of Masahiro Tanaka.  But things didn’t quite work out that way for Sabathia. After struggling for a month and a half this season, Sabathia found himself on the disabled list.  He was...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Vick on Geno Smith: “He’s going to be great”

PHOTO COURTESY: NOAH K. MURRAY/USA TODAY SPORTS After an up-and-down rookie season, the book is still out on Jets quarterback Geno Smith.  Early reports out of Jets camp are positive for the second year signal caller, but the team brought in Michael Vick as extra insurance.  Vick was here to compete for the starting job, but he may already be conceding to Smith. After practice...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Eli Manning’s first ‘Manning Face’ of 2014

Listen, I love Eli Manning as much as the next guy. While many have written him off, I still think through all the turnovers and silly mistakes, he still has it in him to be successful. The upcoming Giants season will be crucial for him, since another underachieving season could make some more in the fan-base and maybe even the front office question whether Eli still has what it...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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