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Barry Larkin is Happy Son Shane is on Knicks

PHOTO COURTESY: MIKE STOBE/GETTY IMAGES VIA THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS Back in 2000, Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin had a chance to come to New York to play with the Mets.  The deal never happened as Larkin wanted a three year extension to come to New York and the Mets were hesitant to give the aging superstar a multi-year extension. Now, Barry’s son Shane has a chance to play...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Calls Masahiro Tanaka an “Idiot” After Go-Ahead Home Run

PHOTO COURTESY: ANTHONY GRUPPUSO/USA TODAY SPORTS VIA NJ.COM Masahiro Tanaka has been virtually flawless for the Yankees in his first year with the club.  Except for last night when he made one crucial error during his complete game loss to the Red Sox. With two outs and two strikes on Boston catcher Mike Napoli, Tanaka tried to paint a 96 mile per hour fast ball on the outer half...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Prokhorov, Russians “done” with Jason Kidd as Nets coach

Photo Credit: AP Just a couple of hours ago, a story emerged out of nowhere that Nets coach Jason Kidd made a power play with the team, demanding a front office position. When the team declined, the Milwaukee Bucks requested and were granted permission to speak with Kidd about a position in their organization. As the story unfolds throughout the night, another detail has emerged...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd to interview with Bucks after failed power play

Photo Credit: Seth Wenig/AP After his first year as the Brooklyn Nets head coach, it is safe to say that Jason Kidd did as good of a job as you could expect. Apparently, Kidd isn’t satisfied with merely being the head coach, though. According to Tim Bontemps of the New York Post, Kidd approached Nets management demanding a position to run the teams basketball operations, which...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

David Wright Heading Back to New York for MRI on Left Shoulder

PHOTO COURTESY: STEVE MITCHELL/USA TODAY SPORTS VIA NJ.COM Could things get any worse for the Mets?  The team hasn’t been to the playoffs since 2006, they haven’t had a winning record since 2008 and are currently seven games under .500 heading into their game against Pittsburgh on Friday. However, things may actually take a turn for the worse for the Mets, essentially bringing...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Calderon on Melo: “I Could Take a Lot of Pressure Off Him”

PHOTO COURTESY: ANTHONY GRUPPUSO/USA TODAY SPORTS Jose Calderon has only been a member of the Knicks for two days, but he has already done his best to recruit Carmelo Anthony to stay in New York. The Knicks new point guard expressed his desire to play with the elite scorer in his first meeting with the New York media.  Not only does he want to play with Anthony, but he thinks he...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets buy second round pick; draft Oklahoma State’s Markel Brown

Photo Credit: AP It has long been assumed that the Brooklyn Nets would find their way into the NBA draft. The Nets had been working diligently all week trying to get into the mid to late first round, but they failed. Instead, the team purchased the 44th overall pick in the draft from the Minnesota Timberwolves, because they’re the Nets, of course they paid for a pick! With that...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks use second round pick on Cleanthony Early in NBA Draft

Photo Credit: AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Travis Heying Coming into the draft, Wichita St. forward Cleanthony Early was one of my sleeper picks as a steal in the late first round. Instead, the New York Knicks were able to grab him with the 34th pick in the second round, a pick they acquired in the Tyson Chandler deal just a couple of days ago. Early is an impressive athlete, who...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns draft Bogdan Bogdanovich; ESPN shows footage of Nets Bojan instead

Suns new addition BOGDAN Bogdanovich Photo Credit: Darko Vojinovic/AP I am no expert on Bosnian names, so for all I know, the last name Bogdanovich may be their equivalent to Americans saying Johnson or Smith, but I also don’t work for ESPN. When the Suns drafted Bosnian Bogdan Bogdanovich with the 28th pick in the first round, ESPN decided to show some footage on the young man...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Garnett planning to return next season

Photo Credit: AP The Brooklyn Nets offseason plans are at somewhat of a standstill until power forward Kevin Garnett decides his plans for the future, and all indications are that he has. Garnett, who has a $12 million on his deal for next season, is reportedly planning on returning for the 2014-2015 season, per ESPN New York: All indications are that Kevin Garnett is preparing...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets will be “strategic” with Chris Johnson’s carries

  Even though Chris Johnson is entering arguably the most important year of his career and he thinks he’s still capable of a 2,000 yard season, the Jets are planning on taking it easy with him this year. Johnson, who has been limited this year coming off knee surgery, is going to split carries this season with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell, according to running backs coach Anthony...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks trade Tyson Chandler, Raymond Felton to Dallas Mavericks

Photo Credit: AP Phil Jackson has already started his effort to transform the New York Knicks into a team that resembles his system. To do so, Jackson has decided to trade center Tyson Chandler and point guard Raymond Felton to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Jose Calderon, Samuel Dalembert, Wayne Ellington, Shane Larkin and two second-round picks (34th, 51st overall). There...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwight Gooden Says He Was Drinking Beer During Famous Bill Buckner Play

As the saying goes, “it ain’t over til the fat lady sings.” During the 1986 World Series, pitcher Dwight Gooden and many of his Mets teammates thought they heard that fat lady. Boy, were they wrong. In a new show airing tonight at 8:30 pm EST on Fox Sports, Doc admits that he and some of his Mets teammates thought that game six of the 86 World Series was over with two outs...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants to wear 90th anniversary patch on uniforms for 2014 season

The New York Football Giants were established in 1925   To celebrate their 90th year in the league the Giants  will be wearing a special patch on their uniforms for the 2014 season.  The patch can be seen below on a Victor Cruz jersey. The Giants are one of only four teams who are still in existence in the modern NFL.  The others are the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears and...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mikhail Prokhorov to Cut Nets Spending; Hoping to Make Team Worth $1 Billion

  PHOTO COURTESY: ASSOCIATED PRESS VIA SILIVE.COM In the words of fictitious character Dr. Evil; Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov would like the team to be worth “one-billion dollars” (cue evil music as he brings his pinky to his mouth). In an effort to reach this goal, Prokhorov has vowed to cut his free spending ways according to the New York Post.  In light of Donald Sterling’s...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Young Responds to Release Rumors By Hitting Two Homeruns

PHOTO COURTESY: DAVID GOLDMAN/ASSOCIATED PRESS Clearly, Mets outfielder Chris Young does not want to lose his job. On Tuesday, reports surfaced that the Mets would likely release the veteran outfielder on Thursday when Juan Lagares is activated off the disabled list.  When Kieran Darcy asked Young about said rumors, Young downplayed it as if he had not heard anything.  ESPN New...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Boeheim: Thibodeau 'very excited' to coach 'Melo

Photo Credit: Al Goldis/AP Before Carmelo Anthony was a star in the NBA, we all remember the run he had during his only college season with the Syracuse Orange under the tutelage of coach Jim Boeheim. With reports swirling around of Melo’s next destination after option out of his deal, the Chicago Bulls seem to be a team that continues to pop up. Additionally, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Curtis Martin: Michael Vick will start for Jets over Geno Smith

Photo Credit: Julio Cortez/AP Even though Jets quarterback Michael Vick had all but conceded the starting job to second year man Geno Smith, people around the team organization are not sold. Rex Ryan has come out and said there will be a competition, and one all-time great Jet thinks Vick will win the job. Curtis Martin, who spent eight years of his 11 year hall of fame career with...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Eli Manning may get together with receivers before training camp

Photo Credit: Timesunion.com The Giants veterans recently wrapped up their offseason workout program last Thursday, leaving the team with a lot of down time before training camp in about a month. By rule, they’re not allowed on the field at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center until the start of camp on July 21. The players are free to do what they want, which includes meeting...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Christie goes to bat in charity softball game at Yankee Stadium

Our governor, the all-star (Photo Credit: NJ.com) New Jersey governor Chris Christie seems like a genuinely likeable guy. On Monday, he proved himself to baseball fans by showing that he could still catch. He took a break from the hustle and bustle of politics for a good cause. The governor played in a celebrity charity softball game at Yankee Stadium on Monday, where he played for...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brendan Ryan Takes Away a Hit With Diving Play

PHOTO COURTESY: ELISE AMENDOLA/ASSOCIATED PRESS Yankees backup shortstop Brendan Ryan is not here for his offense; he is here for his ability with the glove. So it should come to no surprise that he he can make plays like he made on Monday night.  In what is sure to be featured on Sportscenters’ Top 10 plays tonight, Ryan robbed Blue Jays second baseman Steve Tolleson of a single...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets’ Sheldon Richardson on Rookie Wall: “Something I Never Hit”

PHOTO COURTESY: TOM SZCZERBOWSKI/GETTY IMAGES Last season, Jets rookie defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson was as close to perfect as you could get.  He seemed to pick up the Jets defense easily and instantly made an impact for the defensive line, which is now the strongest part of their defense.  For his impressive work, Richardson was named Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Take Your Pick: Tom Coughlin vs. Bill Parcells

I could never imagine trying to be a coach in any major sport. Imagine having to try to motivate young, entitled men to play a game that they are already getting paid millions of dollars to play in the first place. The idea that an athlete needs to be motivated boggles my mind from time to time. You give me $50 million, and I will find motivation, or just buy it. However, the great...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Raymond Felton Will Avoid Jail Time In Plea Deal

Photo Credit: AP Knicks point guard Raymond Felton was arrested on gun possession charges in February when he allegedly threatened his wife with a gun. As Plaxico Burress can attest to, New York has some of the strictest gun laws in the entire country, and jail time for Felton was definitely not out of the realm of possibilities. However, it seems that Felton has avoided that fate...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Iman Shumpert On The Move?

Photo Credit: Samuel Lachow/AP As the trade deadline approached this past season, there was a rumor that the Knicks were looking to move guard Iman Shumpert to the Oklahoma City Thunder, and it seems that rumor may have gained some legs again. ESPN’s Marc Stein is “hearing” that the Knicks are trying to move Shumpert once again for a first round pick:   Hearing: Knicks have...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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