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Morning Coffee! Derrick Mason Booted, Jimmy Kennedy Banned

Good morning, New York sports fans! Here is your first look at the regional sports scene for this Wednesday morning. A scene veteran wide receiver Derrick Mason is no longer part of.

New York Jets Trade Derrick Mason to Houston Texans for Draft Pick: The Jets aren't saying that it was Mason who was responsible for the whole 'wide receivers criticize offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer thing. They aren't even saying that ever happened. Mason, though, played only six snaps Sunday against New England and now finds himself an ex-Jet. Draw your own conclusions. The Jets face the Miami Dolphins on Monday night.

Jimmy Kennedy Suspension: Giants' DT Gets Four-Game Ban: Kennedy violated the league's performance enhancing drug policy. The Giants face the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

NBA Lockout: Europe? Nah, Amare Stoudemire Says Players Should Form New League: Play exhibition games? Go make money in Europe? Phooey. Amare Stoudemire of the New York Knicks says players should just start a new league if the lockout drags on.

Big East Expansion: Rumors And Opinions: The  story seems to change almost continuously as the Big East Conference fights for survival now that it has lost Pitt and Syracuse and been spurned by TCU. In one of the latest bits of news, Army says it won't join the conference.

Week 6 NFL Power Rankings - Giants and Jets Drop After Losses: Lose games, drop in the rankings. That is how it works, and that is what happened to the New York Giants and New York Jets this week.