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Giants, Cowboys set for rematch at MetLife

Jon Beason

(Credit: Jon Beason intercepted a pass in last week's win against the Packers. (Getty))

All of the trouble started in Dallas. That's where the Giants lost their season opener to the Cowboys, 36-31. After that, the Giants (4-6) lost five more in a row, followed by their current four-game winning streak. A win Sunday at MetLife Stadium against those same Cowboys (5-5) would move them into a tie for second place in the NFC East with Dallas. Here are three things that must go differently...

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Win would continue strange trend for Jets

Chris Ivory

(Credit: Chris Ivory is averaging 7.2 yards per carry over the past two games. (Getty))

The Jets are consistently inconsistent. They're the only team which hasn't experienced two wins or two losses in a row. If they're to keep that bizarre run going and move to 6-5, they'll need to win on the road for just the second time this season. Fortunately, the Ravens (4-6) haven't won by more than three points since Week 3. Here's what the Jets should be able to do well in Baltimore.

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Knicks begin 4-game road trip

Carmelo Anthony

(Credit: Carmelo Anthony is second in the NBA in points per game. (Jim McIsaac))

Wednesday night's overtime loss to the Pacers at the Garden marked the Knicks' fourth straight defeat. If they're going to win again in November, they'll have to do it on the road. The Knicks, currently 3-8 in the Atlantic Division, travel to Washington, D.C., this weekend before playing three games out west. Here's a look at each of the four matchups.

 

Wizards (Saturday)

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Glory to get its kicks at the Garden

Giorgio Petrosyan

(Credit: Giorgio Petrosyan brings a 78-1-1 record into Glory 12 on Saturday. (Ben Pontier))

Professional kickboxing has been big overseas for years, but hasn't quite broken through in the realm of mainstream American sports. Glory Sports International is looking to change that.

Holding its latest event, Glory 12, in the Theater at Madison Square Garden this Saturday, the kickboxing promoters are bringing some of the sport's best to the Big Apple, including one of the world's top...

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Jets among 9 vying for AFC's No. 6 seed

Rex Ryan

(Credit: Rex Ryan's Jets are 5-5 and would be playoff-bound if the postseason began today. (Getty))

There wasn't much for Jets fans to be positive about following their team's ugly 37-14 loss to the Bills in Buffalo on Sunday. But here's one thing: If the playoffs began today, Gang Green would be playing.Unfortunately, there are plenty of teams on the cusp of jumping the Jets (5-5) in the standings in the coming weeks. At least Gang Green -- whose remaining strength of schedule had a combined...

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Fordham football 1 of last 2 unbeaten schools in FCS

Mike Nebrich

(Credit: Mike Nebrich has accounted for 31 total touchdowns this season. (Fordham University))

The Jets have turned heads this season, and the Giants are on a winning streak. But New York's hottest football team -- one which actually plays its games in the Big Apple -- is the Fordham University Rams.

At 10-0 entering Saturday's matchup on the road against Lafayette, Fordham is one of the final two unbeaten teams at the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) level -- once known as the...

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Fortune finally favors Giants

Andre Brown

(Credit: Andre Brown returns to action this weekend. (Jim McIsaac))

It took until Week 10, but finally things are going right for the Giants. They're coming off a bye and carrying a two-game winning streak into Sunday afternoon's matchup against the Raiders at MetLife Stadium. There are plenty of reasons to believe the Giants (2-6) are in for another good weekend; here are three of them.

 

Brown's back in town

Softening the bad news of David...

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Nets have no need to panic

Deron Williams

(Credit: Deron Williams (MCT))

Don't hit the panic button just yet, Nets fans. Even the Heat, after retooling their roster three years ago when LeBron James and Chris Bosh took their talents to South Beach, struggled to a 9-8 start before recovering to reach the NBA Finals. So a 1-2 start -- with that lone win over the defending-champion Heat -- isn't so bad. Here are three more reasons to stay positive before tonight's meeting...

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Knicks face hobbled Bobcats twice this week

carmelo Anthony

(Credit: Carmelo Anthony (Getty Images))

The Knicks have not looked good during the first week of the regular season. But things should improve over the next few days as the Bobcats come to town tonight, and then the Knicks travel to Charlotte on Friday. Both teams are 1-2, but one look at each roster is enough to know which is the better club. Here are three reasons to believe the Knicks are primed for a two-game winning streak.

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Marathon champs can extend reign for third straight year

Firehiwot Dado

(Credit: Firehiwot Dado was the fastest woman in the 2011 NYC Marathon. (Getty))

It's been two years since the last New York City Marathon, which means the 2011 winners had an extra year as the reigning champs for Geoffrey Mutai and Firehiwot Dado. Both are entered into Sunday's race with the chance to defend their respective crowns. Here's each defending champion at a glance.

 

Geoffrey Mutai

The 32-year-old Kenyan set a course record when he won two...

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