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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

Rex Ryan wears Team USA jersey at Russia-Belgium game, takes selfie

Rex Ryan was at the World Cup in Brazil this past Sunday representing Team USA.  Unfortunately for Ryan, the game he was watching didn’t feature the American national team but rather a borefest between Russia and Belgium which ended up being a 1-0 victory for the Belgians. As we can see from the picture below, Ryan had some fun by taking a selfie.  The Jet’s head coach was...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Five Destinations For Carmelo Anthony

Photo Credit: TheScore With the news that Carmelo Anthony will opt out of his contract with the New York Knicks, there is no doubt he will have many suitors on the free agency market. If I were Carmelo Anthony, here are five teams I would consider going: 5. Phoenix Suns: If Melo’s decision was based strictly about on the court basketball, there are few options better than the...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony To Officially Opt Out Of Contract Monday

Photo Credit: AP After much speculation about his future, Knicks star Carmelo Anthony will officially opt out of the final year of his contract on Monday and test free agency: As planned, All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony will file notice with the New York Knicks on Monday that he plans to exercise the early termination option on his contract and become a free agent on July 1...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants DC Perry Fewell: Seahawks used “carbon copy” of Giants defense

The Seahawks are currently your defending Super Bowl champions for a reason. Their unshakeable defense brought even the mighty Broncos to their knees and led them to their first Super Bowl title this last season. Of course, their defensive scheme is going to attract hungry defensive coordinators who want to know their secret and be as successful as Seattle was in 2013/2014… except...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Knicks Interest Level ‘Very, Very High’ For P.J. Hairston

Photo Credit: AP There have been numerous reports indicating that Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks are looking to acquire a first round pick, and now we may know why. The New York Post is reporting that the Knicks may be targeting former UNC guard PJ Hairston if they can find a way to get into the first round: Hairston, the controversial former North Carolina standout who was...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets, Cavaliers Discuss Jarrett Jack/Marcus Thornton Swap

Photo Credit: Mark Duncan/AP The Nets were pleasantly surprised when guard Shaun Livingston exceeded all the expectations of his league minimum contract and became a key component to the Nets success last season. However, due to their infamous cap situation, they are in danger of losing Livingston in free agency. It seems that the team has a contingency plan, as the Nets have discussed...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Carlos Beltran Nails 3-Run Walkoff HR vs. Orioles

Photo Credit: AP After the New York Yankees swept the AL East leading Toronto Blue Jays, it looked like their hot streak was coming to an end in the opening set against fellow AL East rival, the Baltimore Orioles. The Yanks had missed numerous opportunities to score runs early in the game, scoring only one run before allowing the O’s to eventually get to starter Hiroki Kuroda in...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Vick: 'I revolutionized the game'

Photo Credit: AP Nowadays, many NFL teams have transitioned from the traditional drop-back quarterbacks like Tom Brady and Peyton Manning to the mobile dual-threat quarterbacks like Cam Newton and Colin Kaepernick. That is the allure of a player like Johnny Manziel, as teams are always looking for the next guy who can lead their team with both his arm and his feet. One could argue...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres Owner Terry Pegula Hopes Bills Stay in Buffalo

Credit: wyrk.com Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula have shown their support for the Buffalo Bills in hopes that the NFL organization will stay in town. They took their support a step further by saying the might even put in a bid for the Buffalo Bills. Terry Pegula received a non-disclosure agreement from the Bills, which is the next step in the process if the Sabres owner...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Amar’e Stoudemire wants to return to All Star game

  AP Image Amar’e Stoudemire is already setting a goal for himself for the upcoming NBA season.  It’s a very simple goal.  He wants to return to the All Star game.  He also wants to be a great team mate. “My goal next year is to have an All-Star-caliber year to get back in the All-Star Game,” Stoudemire said recently on ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike.” “And then...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Players The Brooklyn Nets Should Target In 2014 NBA Draft

Photo Credit: Frank Franklin II/AP If you’ve followed the Brooklyn Nets during the Mikhail Prokhorov era,  you know they are always looking to use their money to buy draft picks, which is why this inevitable report that the Nets were planning to do just that in the 2014 NBA Draft came as no surprise. In fact, I had already started writing this piece before the report came down...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Pettine accuses Bill Belichick of stealing Jets playbook; Rex Ryan responds

  In an interesting turn of events today, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is once again under the microscope for questionable practices, but this time he was accused by a fellow Head Coach. This story is becoming more and more of a “he-said-she-said” scenario, with multiple coaches and franchises involved in the finger pointing and questioning. Browns coach Mike Pettine,...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bills officially for sale, contacting prospective owners

www.whatifsports.com According to SI.com, the Wilson family have officially started sending out non disclosure agreements for potential buyers of the Bills, which symbolizes the beginning of the bidding process. Once the potential buyers receive the confidentiality documents, sign them, and send them back, they will receive a book containing the full financial data on the team....
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Eli Manning on future: 'I have many more years ahead of me'

AP Image New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has come off his worst season in his ten years in the NFL.  He threw for 3,819 yards 18 touchdowns and a jaw-dropping 37 interceptions.  The most in the league.  The Giants finished the season with a 7-9 record But despite the poor numbers, Manning remains adamant that he’s not on the decline and has many more good seasons left...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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