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The Guide to NBA All-Star Saturday Night 2013

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Four major competitions make up the NBA All-Star Saturday Night Event: Shooting Stars, Skills Challenge, Three-Point Contest, and Dunk Contest.

Below is a run down of what you will find when you turn on your TV Saturday night

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Be Afraid: Pekovic Is Coming For the Knicks…and Probably Superman…

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The Knicks travel to Minnesota to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight.

They are coming off a stunning loss to the Wizards on Wednesday, but what they really have to fear, more than a losing streak, more than even the “Friday Night Knicks Curse”, is manifested in a 6’11 290 lbs. Kryptonian Warlord, named Nikola Pekovic. Continue reading

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New York Weekend Roundup: Knicks and Rangers win, Amare Stoudemire Is Perfect, and Mike Rupp is Traded

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It was a positive weekend for Madison Square Garden tenants this weekend as both the Knicks and Rangers came out on top this weekend.

But before we look at the weekend, a trade has occurred that will change the Rangers main roster going forward.

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Shutting Out the Nerves: Who is Josh Harding and Why is His Battle To Remain in the NHL So Important?

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Josh Harding is just another hockey player.  He was a second round pick by the Minnesota Wild in 2002, bounced back and forth between the team and its AHL affiliate, bouncing back and forth a few times before settling in as the team’s backup goalie.

Slowly building up a resume, he tore his ACL in 2010 and missed the entire season.  His return in 2011-12 was successful, leading to a long-term commitment to him by the Wild in the form of a 3-year $5.7 million contract.

Coming off a season where he finally won more than he lost, with a 2.62 GAA, Harding looked to build on that season after the NHL lockout, perhaps getting a chance to be the starter if the incumbent, Niklas Backstrom, got traded mid-season.

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Hall of Hearsay: Baseball Writers and the “Guilty Until Impossibly Proven Innocent Principle”

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Today, flawed people judged other flawed people.  Mistaken people judged other mistaken people.  The greedy judged the greedy.

Judges generally have nothing at stake other than their reputation, which can easily be forgotten when the next case comes through.  The judged are the ones who have to live with the consequences.

The Baseball Writers of America decided today that swift justice, no matter who got stuck in the crosswind, was acceptable when voting who would not make the Hall of Fame – and that was every player eligible for induction.

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2013 Playoff Preview

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The Emotional Bowl:

The Colts come into this game riding the momentum of one of the greatest rookie QB seasons of all time, by Andrew Luck.

But their story all season has been about Chuckstrong; supporting their head coach Chuck Pagano, who had been fighting Cancer for most of the season.
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