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Off-beat sports news from the New York area

Video: Jim Boeheim calls for gun control

After collecting his 900th victory Monday, Syracuse Orange men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim used his platform to speak in favor of gun control in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, CT.

Linsanity returns: What does Houston think of Lin?

Jeremy Lin and the Houston Rockets visit Madison Square Garden to face the New York Knicks Monday, bring Lin back to New York for the first time. With that in mind, here is a Q&A with Patrick...

ESPN cuts back on Tim Tebow coverage

Tebowmania must really be dead! The New York Jets don't seem to care about Tim Tebow anymore, since he can't even get into games these days. Now, the Worldwide Leader doesn't seem to care about the...

Jets flexed out of Sunday Night Football slot

The time slots for the New York Jets and New York Giants NFL Week 16 games have been changed due to the league's flex scheduling policy. The Jets face the San Diego Chargers that week in a game...

Chandler's game meshes with Knick 3-point barrage


The New York Knicks' offense often comes down to long-range bombs behind the three-point line or a Tyson Chandler dunk. And the two are, of course, interrelated. The ball is spread around, with...

Khaseem Greene Big East Defensive Player of Year

Khaseem Greene of Rutgers has been named Big East defensive Player of the Year, and Kyle Flood shares Coach of the Year honors.

Dan Snyder: 'I hate those m---- f------'


After Monday's thrilling 17-16 victory over the New York Giants, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder reportedly had some choice words for Big Blue.

Who is this week's unsung hero?


The Brooklyn Nets won three of four games this past week, and Jerry Stackhouse played a large role in two of the wins. As one veteran signing after another by the New York Knicks was met with...

SU linebacker Marquis Spruill arrested

Syracuse Orange junior linebacker Marquis Spruill and junior running back Steve Rene were arrested early Sunday morning. Spruill, a starting linebacker, was booked on disorderly conduct and...


Martellus Bennett Saves Fan - The Animated Story

New York Giants tight end Martellus Bennett is amazing and has super-hero skills. Just ask him. Here he describes saving a fan who fell out of the stands after a game against the Green Bay Packers....

Giants among top NFC favorites to win Super Bowl


The Giants have solid odds to make another title run. The Jets are hanging on for dear life to playoff hopes.

Nets-Celtics brawl: Thank you, New York Daily News


There are a lot of great things about the Nets moving out of the swamps of New Jersey and into Brooklyn. We have now discovered the absolute best one yet. That would be the back page below from the...

D'Antoni: 'I shouldn't have gone to New York'


Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni expressed regret about his decision to leave the Suns and come to New York to coach the Knicks.

Rangers second-most valuable NHL franchise at 750M


The Rangers have the second-most valuable NHL franchise, according to Forbes.

New York Knicks top NBA merchandise sales list


The New York Knicks have sold the most merchandise of any other NBA team.

Dolan named to 'least influential' list by GQ


New York Knicks owner James Dolan is as unpopular as ever, having landed on GQ's annual list of "least influential people."

Fireman Ed hangs up his helmet


The Jets' No. 1 fan has had enough. Fireman Ed has hung up his helmet.

This week's unsung hero plays in Brooklyn


The Brooklyn Nets closed out their West Coast road trip with a pair of losses, but they recovered nicely with two wins back at home, defeating the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers. J...

For Giants, inspiration from a teen cancer patient

A message from a teen-age cancer patient last week helped remind the New York Giants who they are.

Has Fireman Ed extinguished his love for the Jets?


Has Fireman Ed had it with the bumbling New York Jets? Maybe so. Per, we learned Friday that Ed Anzalone, the most famous New York Jets fan in America, might've reached his...

Yankee Stadium to host Lafayette-Lehigh in 2014


Lafayette and Lehigh will play their 150th meeting in their college football rivalry at Yankee Stadium on Nov. 22, 2014.

Mike Tannenbaum, Mike Francesa trade barbs


WFAN host Mike Francesa pulled no punches in an interview with New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum.

Brad Richards, NHLers to play in Sandy relief game

Brad Richards has teamed with the Flyers' Scott Hartnell to host a charity game to benefit the victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Is Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib a 1st-round prospect?

The 2013 NFL Mock Draft don't have Syracuse Orange senior quarterback Ryan Nassib a first-round prospect just yet, however, the third-year starter is quickly moving up big boards. By the time its...

Mike D'Antoni discusses "trying circumstances"


Former Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni discusses his time in New York.

Who is the unsung hero of the week?


The New York Knicks won two more games this week, as they remain the only undefeated team in the NBA. It's hard to find anything wrong with the Knicks so far. Defense? Good. Offense? Good....

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