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Here is a look at what is making news around the New York sports scene this morning.

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  • How bad was the New York Mets' 18-6 loss to San Diego on Sunday? So bad that the Padres' 18 runs and 19 hits were both season highs. Oh, and the buried Oliver Perez actually got into the game. See more at SB Nation's Mets blog, Amazin' Avenue.
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  • When will managers learn to stop intentionally walking the bases loaded to pitch to Alex Rodriguez? For the second time this season, A-Rod hit a grand slam following an intentional walk as the Yankees pounded Cleveland, 11-2. Joel Sherman of the New York Post summarized the stupidity of that strategy.

    You have a better chance of plugging that BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico with Silly String than actually succeeding with that strategy.

    For more Yankee news, see SB Nation's Yankees blog, Pinstripe Alley.
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  • Phil Jackson to Knicks or Nets? SB Nation's Nets Daily says Jeanie Buss, daughter of the Lakers owner, would not stand in the way.
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  • The first boxing match at the new Yankee Stadium is taking place this Saturday. Promoter Bob Arum hopes to see a lot more.
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