No need to sugarcoat this fact: The NBA’s Eastern Conference is terrible. Only the Pacers and Heat are more than a game over .500. Meanwhile, 12 of the 15 Western Conference teams entered last night’s games at .500 or better.
But even in the East, no division is as pathetic as the Atlantic, of which the Nets and Knicks are at the bottom. The Raptors, at four games under .500, currently hold...Read more »
Hakeem Nicks, who missed Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Cowboys, returned to practice on Wednesday.
The Giants receiver is recovering from a strained abdominal muscle, but a return to the practice field could be viewed as a good sign for his availability Sunday night at Washington against the Redskins.
Nicks is second on the team in receptions (42) and receiving yards (620) but has not scored...Read more »
Alex Rodriguez filed an amended lawsuit against Major League Baseball on Tuesday morning in Manhattan federal court that includes more allegations of misconduct by commissioner Bud Selig.
The amended lawsuit cites how Selig “chose to hide in his office in Milwaukee rather than come testify” last week at Rodriguez’s appeal of his 211-game suspension.
An MLB spokesman declined to comment...Read more »
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...Read more »
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.
Stuff...Read more »
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.
Washington...Read more »
Here are some players worth starting and sitting this weekend:
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »