1. Baylor Becomes First Big 12 Team to Win the NIT Championship

    Championship buzz was back in Madison Square Garden Thursday night, and it cascaded down from the rafters onto the Baylor Bears as they rolled over the Iowa Hawkeyes 74-54 for their ...

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  2. The 10 Best Draft Picks in New York Giants History

    The NFL draft is in 21 days and some hours, as if football-deprived fans have forgotten, so what better time than now to compile that obligatory list of top 10 greatest draft picks in New York Giants history...

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  3. NIT Semifinals: Baylor Escapes BYU and Iowa Outsmarts Maryland

    After Baylor outlasted BYU in a game of wills, and Iowa overwhelmed Maryland, the NIT championship is all set for Thursday night...

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  4. NIT Semifinals to Feature 1 Rematch and 1 Preview of a Big Ten Rivalry

    The four remaining schools competing for the 76th NIT championship have made it to New York City where the Madison Square Garden stage is grand and the lights are hot—more importantly—the ...

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  5. Why the New York Giants Are Free Agency's Quietest Winner

    The New York Giants free-agency period has been relatively calm and hushed, like a New York Jets locker room in January, but the G-Men are easily the quietest free-agency winner in the NFL ...

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  6. NBA Commissioner David Stern Reflects on a Storied Career

    There were no unruly fans heckling, no bombarding questions about whether Sacramento keeps their beloved Kings or if basketball will return to Seattle— David Stern let his ...

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  7. 5 Players New York Giants Will Miss the Most in 2013

    Free agency, trades and retirement loom every year for athletes, and of all the players that the New York football Giants have lost so far this offseason, five will sorely be missed...

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  8. Why Ezekiel Ansah Is the 1 Player the New York Giants Must Grab in the NFL Draft

    Who is the one player in this April's NFL draft that the New York Giants have to have? The answer is Ansah ...

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  9. 'Mr. Devil' Ken Daneyko Headlines a List of Ex-NHL Greats to Help Sandy Victims

    Imagine stepping into the batters box to find left-handed pitcher Ken Daneyko staring you down—which almost happened—as baseball meant just as much and maybe more to the inevitably beloved New Jersey Devils defenseman growing up...

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  10. 2013 PSAL Championship: Lincoln Brings Championship Back Home

    Amidst all the Big East tournament action going on in Madison Square Garden, the PSAL Championship had its own madness on Saturday afternoon, as Brooklyn rivals Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln squared off for New York City bragging rights...

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  11. 2013 PSAL Championship: Abraham Lincoln High School Has a Family Edge

    The 2013 PSAL Boys Championship on Saturday at Madison Square Garden will feature Abraham Lincoln H.S. vs. Thomas Jefferson H.S., and it will be Lincoln's family dynamic that gives them the edge...

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  12. Tennis Stars Rank Atop the 100 Most Powerful Athletes in 2013

    Thanks in large part to the propriety methodology of CSE , a leading integrated marketing agency, Bloomberg Sports compiled the top 100 most powerful athletes on-and-off-the-field in 2013, and tennis athletes have left an indelible mark on this list...

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  13. Last-Minute Predictions for New York Giants Free Agency

    Free agency—we are still in the calm before the storm, but the New York Giants didn't waste any time in beefing up a defense that finished 31st in 2012 by signing nine-year ...

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  14. NCAA Tournament Set to Return to Madison Square Garden in 2014

    The last time the NCAA Division I Men's basketball tournament was played in Madison Square Garden, the year was 1961, Nedick's was the spot to meet up and grab a hot dog and orange ...

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  15. Why the New York Giants Would Be Silly to Re-Sign Martellus Bennett

    Martellus Bennett first reeked of desperation when he said that would give the New York Giants the "hometown discount"—how considerate. When that tact fell on deaf ears, the 26-year-old tight end stated that he's "not feeling the love"...

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  16. 2013 BNP Paribas Showdown: Rafael Nadal Loses but His Knee Passes the Test

    Rafael Nadal lost 6-7 (4), 4-6 to Juan Martin del Potro in the BNP Paribas Showdown in his Madison Square Garden debut Monday night in front of 15,984 deafening fans—the ...

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  17. Rafael Nadal to Benefit from 2013 BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden

    If you close your eyes, you can picture it. It's Monday night, March 4. Madison Square Garden goes dark, and an ominous buzz inhabits the "World's Most Famous Arena...

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  18. World Baseball Classic 2013: New York City's MLB Fan Cave Hosts Contest Winners

    The first ever World Baseball Classic edition of the MLB Fan Cave was announced Wednesday, February 27, as 16 lucky baseball fans—each one representing a country/territory that ...

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  19. Tennis Great Peter Fleming Talks Bryan Brothers, Federer and McEnroe Memories

    With the rare Davis Cup loss suffered by the Bryan Brothers earlier this month to the Brazilian team of Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares, it's a good excuse to take a step back and evaluate ...

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  20. Rumors of New York Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin Retiring Made No Sense

    Retirement rumors about New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin were spread February 20 by an ill-advised Terrell Thomas, leaving pretty much everybody scratching their head...

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  21. American Men's Tennis Prodigy Not Named Ryan Harrison or Jack Sock

    The signs of an American male tennis player stepping up and dominating seems as grim as our unemployment rate these days...

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  22. Buying or Selling Latest Free Agent Buzz Surrounding New York Giants

    Free agent rumors and buzz surrounding the New York Giants are swirling around more than a windy Sunday afternoon inside the old Meadowlands Stadium...

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  23. 3 New York Giants Who Benefit from Departure of Michael Boley and Chris Canty

    Bronx native and now former New York Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty was in great spirits upon his arrival at the Thurman Munson Awards Dinner at midtown Manhattan's Grand ...

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  24. 2013 New York Yankees: Hard Rock Cafe Hosts Hot Stove Forum

    Only 150 lucky New York Yankees fans—along with the beloved N.Y. media of course—were allowed inside Times Square's Hard Rock Cafe on Monday evening for an intimate ...

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  25. 5 Options to Replace Osi Umenyiora This Offseason for the New York Giants

    Player stats—like a bikini—don't show everything, and it'll be paramount for the New York Giants front office to do its due diligence when exploring defensive ends who can replace Osi Umenyiora...

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