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Nets unbeatable in January -- except against Raptors

Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce reacts after he

(Credit: Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce on Jan. 27, 2014. (Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke))

The Nets will be relieved Friday night when they look across the court and see a team other than the Toronto Raptors warming up. Brooklyn is 10-0 in January against teams other than the Raptors, but 0-2 against the Atlantic Division leaders.

The team's fortunes began to turn around on Jan. 2, when the Nets defeated the Thunder in Oklahoma City. Deron Williams scored a season-high 29 points...

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Knicks eye retribution against the Cavaliers

Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks

(Credit: Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks on Jan. 28, 2014. (Jim McIsaac))

The Knicks will look to continue their revenge tour Thursday when they take on the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Garden. The last time the two teams met was back on Dec. 10, when the Cavs defeated the Knicks by 15 points at Quicken Loans Arena, dropping the Knicks' record to 5-15.

On Tuesday night, the Knicks topped the Celtics, 114-88, and erased the memory of their 41-point loss earlier in...

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Contract talks stall, Rangers could ship Ryan Callahan: Report

Captain Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York

(Credit: Captain Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers on Jan. 25, 2014. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images))

The Rangers are exploring trade options for captain Ryan Callahan as contract extension talks have stalled, the New York Post reported.

Callahan, who will turn 29 on March 21, is set to become a free agent at season's end. According to the Post, he is seeking a seven-year, $42 million contract, one that is out of reach for the Rangers.

When he was asked about the rumors, Callahan told...

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Super Bowl XLVIII: Seattle 'D' elite; Broncos average

RIchard Sherman

(Credit: Richard Sherman led the NFL in interceptions. (Getty Images/Jonathan Ferrey))

The Seahawks' top-ranked defense is garnering just about as much attention entering Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII as Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Or maybe it's just cornerback Richard Sherman who's been the talk of Seattle's elite unit.

Not that the brash, well-spoken All-Pro is undeserving. In his young career, Sherman has already ascended to the top of the heap at his position.

It's...

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Super Bowl XLVIII: Broncos receivers are miles ahead

Demaryius Thomas

(Credit: Demaryius Thomas was the Broncos' leading receiver. (Getty Images/Doug Pensinger))

Just how much more productive were the Broncos' receivers than those of the Seahawks? Seattle's top receiver Golden Tate had fewer receptions and touchdowns than four Broncos during the regular season.

But don't mistake that for a drastic discrepancy ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII. That's just the way it is when Peyton Manning is slinging the ball all over the field.

Demaryius...

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Facebook teams up with Fox on Super Bowl

Facebook

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Facebook is collaborating with Fox Sports for Sunday's Super Bowl broadcast, the social network's latest move to increase its role as a hub for real-time conversations around sports and news events.

Fox will integrate content from Facebook into its pre-game television programming, including public comments from Facebook and Instagram users about the football game as well as fan statistics...

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Football players soak in the city while in town for the Super Bowl

People walk past "Super Bowl Boulevard," which runs

(Credit: People walk past Super Bowl Boulevard on Jan. 28, 2014. (Getty))

They love New York.

The Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos have been having a blast since arriving on Sunday for this weekend's Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Some grew up in the area, some have come here before, and a few are experiencing the city for the first time.

amNewYork spoke with members of both teams at Tuesday's Super Bowl Media Day at the Prudential...

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Ahead of Super Bowl, Broncos D has 'chip' on shoulder

Shaun Phillips

(Credit: Shaun Phillips expects his defense to play a big factor in Super Bowl XLVIII. (Thomas A. Ferrara))

When the Broncos and Seahawks booked their places in Super Bowl XLVIII, a major matchup became apparent: the NFL's top offense led by Peyton Manning against the No. 1 defense from Seattle for the Lombardi Trophy.

That's all well and good, but with so much attention being paid to this story line, how does each team's defense -- especially the Broncos' less-talked-about crew -- feel about the...

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Yankees sign Aussie teen

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The Yankees have signed Australian teenager Brandon Stenhouse to a six-figure contract, according to the Post.

Scouts have clocked Stenhouse, a 17-year-old right-handed pitcher, as consistently hitting 93 mph on the gun. John Wadsworth, the Australian scout for the Yankees, told the Post that the team will give Stenhouse "every opportunity" to become a star. He continued: "I am pleased to...

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Stadium Series tickets soar: Report

Henrik Lundqvist

(Credit: Henrik Lundqvist will play his second game of the week at Yankee Stadium. (Getty))

Ticket prices for tonight's showdown between the Rangers and Islanders have significantly risen, according to The New York Times.

The NHL announced that the game, which will be the second this week at Yankee Stadium, has officially sold out despite The Weather Channel projecting a game-time temperature of just 21 degrees.

The Times reported that tickets on the secondary market rose over...

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