1. Why Super Bowl XLVIII Organizers Are Not Scared of the Recent Cold in NY/NJ

    New York/New Jersey, people will come, NY/NJ. They'll come for reasons they can't even fathom. They'll turn up your roads not knowing for sure why they're doing it. They'll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past...

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  2. John McEnroe Tennis Academy: An Afternoon with the Tennis Legend

    As hordes of reporters and photographers were in Melbourne, Australia, over the weekend documenting Belarus' Victoria Azarenka 's and Serbia's Novak Djokovic 's continued dominance, ...

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  3. 2013 Study: Financial Health of Athletes in Their Post-Athletic Careers

    An upscale midtown restaurant in New York City engulfed by the stench of success and nestled among prominent banks and law firms served as an appropriate environment Thursday for ...

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  4. 5 Free Agents the New York Giants Must Target

    The only date on the football calendar that still matters is February 3 , but for the New York Giants, it's March 12 —the start of free agency...

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  5. 3 Positions the New York Giants Must Upgrade Before the 2013 Season

    It was the flowing of champagne a year ago, but it's Pepto Bismol now for the New York Giants front office...

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  6. Australian Open: Why Novak Djokovic Is the Most Vulnerable Superstar

    Every superstar athlete garners a tagline or affectionate nickname—Roger Federer is the graceful artist, Rafael Nadal the physical specimen, Andy Murray the tormented talent, ...

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  7. Reflecting on the 10 Defining Moments of the New York Giants' 2012 Season

    The 2012 New York Giants allowed the moment to define them more often than they defined the moment, and I'm reminded of what Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun said in a recent interview he gave to Michael Kay on CenterStage...

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  8. Australian Open 2013: Why Rafael Nadal's Withdrawal Was the Right Call

    On December 28, 2012 , and 18 days before the 2013 Australian Open, Rafael Nadal withdrew from the major in Melbourne citing a stomach bug, and while the unpopular decision perpetuated ...

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  9. New York Giants Players Guaranteed to Be Gone After 2012 Season

    Oh, have I got your attention now? Good, because we're adding a little something to this year's offseason. As you all know, first prize is you get to keep your job. Anybody want to see second prize? Second prize is a set of steak knives...

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  10. Creating the Perfect Offseason Plan for the New York Giants

    'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, then Osi Umenyiora opened his mouth. "If they're going to be making changes, it has to be wholesale changes," Umenyiora told Tom Rock of Newsday ...

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  11. 4 Draft Prospects Who Would Be Perfect Fits with New York Giants

    The New York Giants may have just suffered a 34-0 thumping at the hands of the Atlanta Falcons , but Big Blue faithful will not tolerate the Giants front office laying an egg at the 2013 draft...

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  12. Blueprint for John Isner to Get on Radar of Average US Sports Fan

    John Isner , like the initial Apple iPhone , has become increasingly outdated and less likely to keep pace each of the last few years, but an upgrade appears underway. Why does the top-ranked American man and the No...

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  13. Breaking Down Every Potential Playoff Matchup for New York Giants

    NFL postseason positioning in December is as fickle and volatile as a mom shopping during the holiday season, and the New York Giants will be jockeying for playoff position all the way down to the wire...

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  14. Giants Draft Board: 10 Players New York Must Have Their Eye on in Bowl Games

    What is the best way to get to Lincoln Center? Practice. What is the best way for 10 college football players to stand out to New York Giants brass? Perform in their bowl game...

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  15. Ranking the 5 Americans Most Likely to Become an Elite Tennis Player

    There are more layers to the conversation of who will be the next elite American tennis player than what meets the eye. This list will project the top five in the hunt for that supremacy...

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  16. Rafael Nadal: Is a Warm-Up Tournament Needed Before the Australian Open?

    The 11-time Grand Slam champion isn't satisfying inquiring minds regarding his recovery process, only saying : "With a week of training, no miracles or timetables, I am working ...

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  17. 4 Ways New York Giants Can Earn a Playoff Berth

    Prior to Sunday night's 38-10 thrashing over the Green Bay Packers , a young man by the name of Adam Merchant from Make-A-Wish told the New York Giants to "play like world champions...

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  18. 10 New York Giants Primed to Blow up in Showdown against Green Bay

    The 6-4 New York Giants play host Sunday night to a 7-3 Green Bay Packers team that has won five straight, but expect several re-energized G-Men to be more than ready for the prime-time showdown...

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  19. Roger Federer: Why Rivalry with Andy Murray Will Revitalize His Career

    Warning: debating the best rivalry in men's tennis today can lead to excessive disagreement, but I'll tell you why Andy Murray is the guy to put a charge into Roger Federer 's career...

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  20. NFL Playoff Picture: Sketching Out the Road to a Berth for the New York Giants

    "Finish" was Tom Coughlin's message to his players last season as they embarked on their road to the playoffs, a theme that motivated the team to win six straight games, including Super Bowl 46...

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  21. Breaking Down Areas Where Eli Manning Has Quietly Struggled in 2012

    If an unnamed New York quarterback threw for 654 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions over the last three games, and went the last two straight games without a touchdown ...

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  22. 4 Players the New York Giants Should Consider Trading Away at NFL Trade Deadline

    The only thing athletes have complete control over is their effort, but even that might prove to be insufficient for four New York Giants players as the NFL trade deadline looms...

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  23. 5 New York Giants in Danger of Losing Their Starting Spots

    Tony Bennett's "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" ends with him saying that 'the golden sun will shine for me.' but in the New York Giants win over the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday, it didn't shine on all the G-men...

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  24. New York Yankees Vs.Detroit Tigers: CC Sabathia Will Extend ALCS with Game 4 Gem

    As long as CC Sabathia doesn't write messages on the baseball and throw it into the stands to some eye candy, the Yankees can expect their ace to hurl a gem Wednesday night and propel them to a Game 5...

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  25. Philadelphia Eagles: Andy Reid Has Worn out His Welcome

    Andy Reid needs to take a long hard look in the mirror, because when he points his finger at someone else, there are three fingers pointed back at him...

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