Now that the Giants have finally found their way into the win column following Monday's 23-7 victory against the Vikings, perhaps some of the pressure is off their collective shoulders. That's an especially good thing as they travel into hostile territory to take on the Eagles for the second time this season. Here are three keys to the matchup.
Nicks-ing it up
Wideout Hakeem Nicks has...Read more »
Last Sunday's 30-27 overtime victory against the AFC East-leading Patriots clearly represents the signature win of the Jets' young season. This weekend, they'll get another chance for a statement win if they can upset the Bengals, the AFC North leaders at 5-2, in Cincinnati. Here's how the Jets (4-3) can pull it off and position themselves for a legitimate run at a postseason berth in the second...Read more »
Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos will meet for the third time on Saturday night in Houston, looking to settle the score in what promises to be the biggest heavyweight trilogy in UFC history. Velasquez (12-1) entered as the champ in the first fight -- as he does this weekend -- but dos Santos (16-2) knocked him out in the first round in November 2011. They two met again last December, but it...Read more »
Hakeem Nicks hasn't always been healthy during his professional career, but he has usually played well when at 100%.
Well, he's healthy and playing well right now, and that's why the winless Giants should look to deal the talented wideout if the price is right.
Nicks is poised to get a huge raise this offseason, and he's most likely to get that raise from another team.
It makes...Read more »
It's been an eventful 10 years of sports. New Yorkers have seen three champions crowned and at least a few moments of true sports heartache. Star athletes have brought both fame and shame to their names as well as to their teams. A city with as much activity as this one can't be limited to listing only the 10 biggest sports stories, but doubling that number makes sense. Here's amNewYork's list:
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A pessimistic Giants fan will say the season already is over. The optimist will point out that, even at 0-5 and entering a short-week matchup against the Bears in Chicago, the team is just two games out of first place in the NFC East. A win Thursday night won't do much to change their situation overnight, but coach Tom Coughlin likely would take any signs of progress at this point. Win or lose,...Read more »
The time has come. After years of meticulously trimming payroll and skimping on signing anyone not named David Wright to a big-time contract, the Mets are ready to spend to make the team better. Judging by the 2013 results, it's about time.
It's not all bad for the Mets. They have a franchise third baseman (Wright), a young catcher they're committed to (Travis d'Arnaud) and plenty of team-controlled...Read more »
No offense, Pittsburgh fans. Offense, in this case, refers to the ability to score runs.
That's what it comes down to in the Pirates' NLDS matchup against the NL Central-rival Cardinals, who tied for tops in baseball with 97 wins during the regular season.
Much of their success derives from the fact that St. Louis, which hosts Game 1 on Thursday (TBS, 5 p.m.), was the NL's top-scoring...Read more »
October baseball doesn't have nearly the same luster in New York City without the Yankees in the mix. What fans must ask after a season like the one that just ended is this: Will this be the norm going forward?
Legitimate concerns about the age and health of this team proved to be true in 2013 as most of the key hitters spent significant time on the disabled list. With the retirements of safety...Read more »
The Indians are hot in Cleveland. Winners of 10 games in a row, the Tribe managed to avoid a complicated three-team tie for the two wild-card spots. Instead, the Rays and Rangers duked it out on Monday in a play-in game, with Tampa Bay earning the final AL wild card berth.
Now, the Rays find themselves in another one-game playoff tonight against the Indians, with a spot in the ALDS against...Read more »