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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)

Washington...

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Fantasy Football: Niners' Kaepernick primed for big week in D.C.

Colin Kaepernick

(Credit: Colin Kaepernick can help fantasy owners on the ground and through the air. (Getty))

Here are some players worth starting and sitting this weekend:

 

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Torrey Smith (WR, Ravens)

He is going against a Jets team that seems to get beat deep every week, and Smith may be the most dangerous deep threat in the league.

Colin Kaepernick (QB, 49ers)

Despite a disappointing season, Kaepernick is still a dynamic passer going against a soft Redskins...

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Giants owner Mara accepts honor for late father

John Mara

(Credit: John Mara, left, said the Giants are looking at one game at a time. (Jim McIsaac))

John Mara, president, CEO and co-owner of the Giants, will accept the Hometown Hall of Famers award on behalf of his late father, Wellington Mara, on Friday.

He spoke with amNewYork about the award and the Giants' up-and-down season.

 

What do you think it would have meant to your father to receive the award?

I think it's certainly something he would have been quite...

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A-Rod stormed out of his appeals hearing and says it was a 'farce'

Alex Rodriguez

(Credit: Alex Rodriguez (Getty Images))

UPDATED 8:27 P.M.: Alex Rodriguez stormed out of his appeal hearing with Major League Baseball early Wednesday and then went on WFAN and denied any wrongdoing in the Biogenesis probe while attacking commissioner Bud Selig and the league.

Just before noon, Rodriguez left the arbitration hearing after chief arbitrator Frederic Horowitz denied Rodriguez’s attorneys’ request to have Selig testify...

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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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Five playoff teams the Giants should emulate

Eli Manning

(Credit: Eli Manning and the Giants have won three straight games. (Lee S. Weissman))

As optimistic Giants fans are quick to point out, Big Blue sits just 1 1/2 games out of first place in the NFC East. Two teams — the Cowboys and Eagles — are tied at 5-5, so it’s not as if Eli Manning and the Giants (3-6) are knocking on the door of a division title. If do manage to become the first team to start a season 0-6 and make the playoffs, they’ll join these past improbable postseason qualifiers.

1979...

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Fantasy Football: Tate has 'Golden' opportunity

Golden Tate

(Credit: Golden Tate would be a smart fantasy football start this weekend. (Getty))

Here are some players worth starting and sitting this week:

 

START

Chris Johnson (RB, Titans)

He is starting to look like his old self again and has the friendliest matchup possible against the Jags this week.

Eli Manning (QB, Giants)

He may not be having the greatest season, but if Nick Foles can throw seven TDs against the Raiders, Eli is at least worth...

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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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