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Carmelo Anthony, Knicks make sure 76ers don't break through with first win

newsday.com — At a time when the Knicks need any sort of positive reinforcement, their schedule Saturday night provided them the ideal opponent. Enter the winless Philadelphia 76ers on the second night of a back-to-back. Talk about fortuitous timing.

Andrea Bargnani adds strained calf to hamstring injury

newsday.com — Just as Andrea Bargnani seemed to be on the verge of making his regular-season debut, he is out again -- with no set timetable for a return. The 7-footer, out since the Knicks' preseason opener with a right hamstring injury, suffered a strained right calf during Friday's practice, according to the Knicks.

Jets get advantage with change of venue

newsday.com — FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - With the Jets-Bills game rescheduled for Monday night at Detroit's Ford Field because of the snow in Buffalo, the teams were busy Friday morning adjusting their weekend plans. It went something like this: With the snowstorm finally over in Buffalo, the Bills gathered their players, getting some out of snowed-in homes via snowmobile, and flew to Detroit in the afternoon.

Vick hopes to elude dogfighting charges

newsday.com — RICHMOND, Va. - Michael Vick's ability to run, juke and dance by defenders has earned him millions in football, but it was of no use in the courtroom yesterday. When it was Vick's turn to face the judge, he slowly rose from his chair, stared straight ahead and walked to the middle of the room.

Switch pitcher Pat Venditte invited to A's spring training

newsday.com — If Pat Venditte makes baseball history next season by becoming the first player to be promoted to the big leagues as a switch pitcher, it won't be in pinstripes. The ambidextrous pitcher, a Yankees farmhand since 2008, on Wednesday signed a minor-league contract with the Oakland A's with an invite to spring training.

Jurisdiction for law firm's suit against A-Rod still up in the air

newsday.com — A federal judge on Friday admonished the law firm of one of Alex Rodriguez's former attorneys for filing a "defective" lawsuit against the Yankees third baseman. Rodriguez is being sued by Gordon & Rees LLP, the law firm of attorney David Cornwell, for more than $380,000 in unpaid legal bills.

Former Hills West standout Tobias Harris stays focused on improving for Magic

newsday.com — In the months before Tobias Harris committed to the University of Tennessee in 2009, his well-traveled recruiting trail included stops in Virginia, Arizona, Ohio, South Carolina and Florida. Now, the former Half Hollow Hills West standout-turned-Orlando Magic standout is in line to experience the NBA's version of recruiting next summer for the first time.

Tom Coughlin calls Giants 'emotionally drained' from Sunday's meltdown in Seattle

newsday.com — With the Giants making a strong case to miss the playoffs for the third consecutive season, coach Tom Coughlin is leaving no doubt who should be held accountable. For the second time in less than a week, Coughlin said that he as the head coach is most responsible for the Giants' failure to put together consistent performances that result in victories.

Judge: Jeff Wilpon can be deposed for longer than usual in discrimination case

newsday.com — A potential trial in the discrimination lawsuit former Mets ticket executive Leigh Castergine filed against Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon will not take place until at least the spring of 2016. That's what was decided Friday as attorneys for both Castergine and Wilpon met for the first time in Brooklyn federal court.

Federal prosecutors say Alex Rodriguez paid Yuri Sucart nearly $1M to keep quiet

newsday.com — Alex Rodriguez paid his cousin Yuri Sucart nearly $1 million in 2013 in the wake of a threat to reveal the "duties" that Sucart had performed at the request of the Yankees third baseman over the years, according to a federal court filing Monday.
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Nov 22, 2014

Carmelo Anthony, Knicks make sure 76ers don't break through with first win nwsdy.li/1qRrBEl

Nov 22, 2014

RT @keithirizarry: Holy good lord, #knicks game is horrible. NYK looks bad. #sixers are setting the GAME back a few yrs. Not sure I've ever seen a worse NBA tm

Nov 22, 2014

RT @NewsdaySports: LI native @MStrooo6 watched his HS football team play for a county title last night. @WillSammon caught up with him: nwsdy.li/1FezeHN

Nov 21, 2014

According to flight records, the Bills' charter is currently in the air en route to Detroit.

Nov 21, 2014

Jets GM is being interviewed by a player while wearing a plastic top hat. I'm sorry. This is my first time here this year. Normal?

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