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Can Fireman Ed be replaced?

With Fireman Ed recently stepping down as the official superfan of the Jets, the New York Post examined potential candidates to replace him.

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December 02, 2012  |  4 Comments

Miguel Cotto loses first fight at MSG to Austin Trout

Days before stepping into the ring to defend his World Boxing Association super welterweight title against Miguel Cotto at Madison Square Garden, Austin Trout was looking to get the respect that comes with the belt he won two years ago. The basically unheralded Trout — who goes by the nickname "No Doubt" — boasted, "I'm the present and future of the sport...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Gabby Douglas: I almost quit gymnastics to work at Chick-fil-A

Things got so bad for Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas that, for a while, the best gymnast in the world had flirted with leaving the sport to sling chicken sandwiches at a Chick-fil-A right before she was on the brink of stardom. Douglas, a member off the Fierce Five darlings of the London Games, confessed to friends that she was homesick and tired of the grueling training routine...
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December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

'Macho' Camacho gets horse-drawn send-off in East Harlem

Hector "Macho" Camacho returned to the New York neighborhood he knew so well and was given a hero's send-off by the thousands of mourners who lined the East Harlem streets where he was raised. The legendary boxer's casket was paraded through the same streets where he learned to fight in a white  horse-drawn carriage and was greeted by cheers of appreciation and...
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November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Brian Cashman not worried about Jeter's weight gain

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Derek Jeter's recovery from ankle surgery is coming along just fine  — despite photos of the shortstop with a little added girth making the rounds. Cashman saw the New York Post photos of Jeter outside a Miami hotel with the headlines "Derek Eater" and "Captain Munch" with what looks like a few extra...
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November 30, 2012  |  Discuss
IT'S HER NAME...GET IT?

Reference in brawl headline pleases Decker

The New York Daily News has always been known as one of two New York City tabloids known for their sometimes off-beat front and back page headlines. After the Brooklyn Nets beat the Boston Celtics Wednesday night — following a first half brawl and three ejections — the editors of the News' sports section came up with the following banner for the back page sports section...
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November 30, 2012  |  Discuss
OH CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN

Is Jeter packing a few extra pounds?

Yankees star Derek Jeter, currently rehabbing following ankle surgery, was spotted at a South Beach hotel in Miami Thursday sporting a walking boot...and a bit of a paunch.

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November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Russian youth hockey brawls land over two dozen players in penalty boxes at one time

It may not be the NHL but, if the the lockout continues, this Russian youth hockey league game might be the next best thing.  At least this video might turn your hockey frown into a toothless smile. It's like season's worth of fight highlights in one game — all set to a Russian soundtrack. The referees seemed to lose control of the game and let the little Ruskies continually...
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November 29, 2012  |  Discuss
IN HER ORBIT

Umenyiora eyeing Miss Universe?

According to the New York gossip pages, Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora was spotted "hiding out" at a party for outgoing Miss Universe, Leila Lopes, on Monday.

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November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Bart Scott to hecklers: I am one of the best athletes in the world and you got picked last in dodgeball

New York Jets fans had a loud message for the team as it walked to the MetLife Stadium locker room at halftime — following the 28-point outburst by the New England Patriots on Thanksgiving — and they made even the raunchiest Gang Green fan blush. Video of the verbal assault has gone viral and just compounds the problems circling the struggling team. Now Bart Scott is firing...
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November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Brandon Marshall says NFL players use Viagra to get edge on field

Brandon Marshall knows the lengths NFL players will go to get an edge on the field but on Wednesday —  after the Chicago Bears wide receiver was asked about the rash of Adderall-related suspensions in the league this season — he said he's heard plenty of rumors about which supplements some players take to boost their performances during game time.  Some of which are of...
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November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Mark Sanchez dishes out food and Jets' chances of playoffs

The last time we saw Mark Sanchez he had his face in Brandon Moore's backside.   On Tuesday, the New York Jets quarterback was finally seen outside a Far Rockaway school — with an even more tragic view — giving back to the needy victims of Hurricane Sandy. Sanchez put aside the Jets embarrassing 49-19 loss to the New England Patriots to help City Harvest donate food...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods leads rally that changed belly putter rules

Tiger Woods had been leading the charge for golf to outlaw "anchored putting" from the sport and was hoping that end of the so-called "belly-putters" came to an end Wednesday. Woods, speaking Tuesday at a press conference for the World Challenge, said," The art of putting is swinging the clubs and controlling nerves. "Using a fixed point is not...
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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss
TINKY-WINKY DRINKY-DRINKY

NHL prospect in costume arrested

Riley Sheahan, a 2010 first-round draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings, was arrested for DUI in late October while wearing a purple Teletubby costume.

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November 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Brandon Moore tells Cris Collinsworth to butt out

Brandon Moore was the butt of many jokes over the past few days following the play where New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez did a face-plant into the right guard's rear-end causing a fumble returned for a touchdown in the Thanksgiving Day rout by the New England Patriots. The Jets lineman can be accused of accidentally giving his quarterback the Dirty Sanchez but Moore won...
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November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan 'disappointed' in the end of Fireman Ed

Rex Ryan is "disappointed" about the retirement of Fireman Ed.   Ed Anzalone, the New York Jets most famous fan, handed in his resignation Sunday night after announcing he would not  be appearing at future games wearing his trademark white fireman's helmet — though he would remain a fan. "I was disappointed because I love that guy's passion and energy...
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November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Grinnell College player follows up 138 point-game by scoring 21

In his encore to his controversial NCAA record-setting 138-point game Tuesday night, Jack Taylor scored 21 points for Grinnell College in a 131-116 loss to William Penn. Fans packed the stands Sunday night to see if the Division III guard could keep making history or his 108-shot game was just a one-game stunt against tiny Faith Baptist Bible College. The 5'10" shooting...
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November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Martellus Bennett's fourth catch of night 'saves man's life'

Martellus Bennett already had three receptions Sunday, as he walked through the MetLife Stadium exit tunnel after the New York Giants had trounced the Green Bay Packers, 38-10, when realized he was about to make the biggest catch of his night. The Giants tight end was throwing his gloves up to a kid when a middle-aged man wearing a David Wilson jersey leaned over the youngster...
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November 26, 2012  |  Discuss
EMOTIONAL BOOST

Teen battling illness inspires Giants

Adam Merchant, a 15-year-old Giants fan battling cancer, was asked by head coach Tom Coughliln to speak to the team before its game against the Packers.

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November 26, 2012  |  1 Comment

Nets giving away T-shirts at first game against 'Manhattan' Knicks

The Brooklyn Nets may be changing the NBA landscape in the New York City area, but now the team may be altering the geography as well. Monday night's long awaited first regular season meeting between the old New Jersey Nets — now taking residence in the borough of Brooklyn —  against the New York Knicks is the hottest ticket with long legs and shorts in town outside...
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November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

NHL players raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims in Atlantic City charity game

Thirty-two NHL players got together in Atlantic City Saturday night and gave fans a little more than hockey to cheer for.   A charity hockey game — dubbed Operation Hat Trick — featured Henrik Lundqvist, Martin Brodeur, Brad Richards and a host of other NHL stars from all over the league and helped raise money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. There was no lockout at...
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November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Hector 'Macho' Camacho dead at 50 after being removed from life support

Former boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho died Saturday morning at the hospital in Puerto Rico where he has been unconscious since he was shot in the face last week. Camacho went into cardiac arrest in the pre-dawn hours and was then taken off life support and died shortly after, reports The Associated Press. Dr. Ernesto Torres, the director of the Centro Medico...
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November 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Hector 'Macho' Camacho's mother makes decision to take brain dead boxer off life support

Hector "Macho" Camacho will be taken off life support Saturday, his mother indicated Friday night.  The former world champion boxer, who was shot in the face last week, was pronounced clinically brain dead and is expected to be taken off the artificial respirator that keeps him alive — a decision opposed by his eldest son, Hector Camacho Jr.. The fighter's mother...
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November 24, 2012  |  Discuss
DIVINE INTERVENTION?

Lin: Houston move part of God's plan

Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin said he believes that his exit from New York and the Knicks was part of God's "perfect plan" for him.

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November 23, 2012  |  Discuss
CENSORSHIP!

Cooper cut from NFL Network show

Bradley Cooper's appearance on an NFL Network show apparently was cut because co-star Robert De Niro's character in Silver Linings Playbook is a bookie.

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November 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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