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Derek Jeter Hits a Walk Off To Help The Yankees Win His Final Career Home Game At Yankee Stadium

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It was a movie ending for baseball’s biggest superstar.

In his final at bat in the Bronx, at Yankee Stadium, Derek Jeter had a game-winning walk off hit in the bottom of the 9th, to give the Yankees a 6-5 victory. Continue reading

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The Jets and the Steady But Uninspiring Need for Chris Johnson

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Much of the Jets focus this off-season has been finding ways to surround Geno Smith (and now, Mike Vick) with playmakers for the passing game.

But in a switch of thought process, the last few weeks of rumors have surrounded not a wide receiver or tight end, but a running back.

That RB is former Tennessee Titans speedster, Chris Johnson. Continue reading

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Alex Rodriguez’s Return Has Brought Controversy, But Also a Stronger Yankees Offense

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Rare has there been a moment without some sort of negative cloud since Alex Rodriguez returned for the Yankees.  Even as he is playing in a Sunday Night Baseball game, he and the Yankees must contend with Red Sox pitcher, Ryan Dempster, going out of his way to hit A-Rod, in a possible act of revenge for his alleged “ratting out” of fellow players during the Biogenesis hunt.

In a particular storybook moment, Rodriguez would gain some revenge for the beaning and manager Joe Girardi’s ejection when he hit a home run for the Yankees, leading to a comeback on their hated Boston rivals.

But is this the only positive A-Rod has brought for the Yankees?  How about being a boost to one of their season-long issues? Continue reading

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Mets Matt Harvey Hits Yankees Robinson Cano With a Pitch at the 2013 All-Star Game

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The 2013 All-Star Game did not start off as many Mets fans hoped, as their phenom, Matt Harvey, gave up a double to the Angels’ Mike Trout to lead off.

For Yankees fans, the next at bat would end as they would fear – with Matt Harvey hitting Robinson Cano in the knee, injuring him. Continue reading

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Knicks Lessons Learned: A Playoff Preview

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What came in as a season full of questions, as left the Knicks with many answers.

The questions as to whether or not Melo and Amare and Chandler could get long, if the veterans could stay healthy, or if Anthony could get his head on straight are no longer relevant.

The Knicks enter today’s game vs. the Celtics – The #2 Seed. Continue reading

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Gay Athletes, the NFL, Kerry Rhodes, and the Importance of Being a Willing, First Outed Player

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In the motion picture “In and Out” Kevin Kline’s teacher character, Howard, is outed by a former student, played by Matt Dillon, while accepting an Oscar.

This news comes as a shock to Howard’s friends, family, wife, and interesting enough, himself. Over the course of the movie, Howard explores his possible homosexuality, eventually realizing that indeed he is gay, which results in both being fired from his job and gaining the support of his friends, family, and students along the way.

In similar recent Hollywood happenings, the Jackie Robinson biopic, ’42’ was released last week.  It tells the well-known story of Robinson, the first African-American baseball player, signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

The movie is less about the moment in which Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier, and more about how Jackie was the perfect force of strength, leadership, hardheaded, and talent to set the perfect example for future African-Americans to play in Major League Baseball, as well as every minority that plays in every major sport today.

Many wonder what would have happened if any part of Jackie Robinson’s make-up were different.  If he were any of less talented, less successful, less able to withstand the pressure, less able to be the example – if things would be the same today – if Larry Doby and Ernie Banks and Hank Aaron, and Ken Griffey Jr. would have been able to follow in future years, decades, and generations.

Enter the salacious gossip news of last night, which revealed the possibility of the first active gay NFL player. Continue reading

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Marian Gaborik Traded From The New York Rangers to Columbus Blue Jackets

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In a stunning trade before the NHL Trade Deadline, the New York Rangers parted with superstar sniper, Marian Gaborik.  In return, they received center Derick Brassard, winger Derek Dorsett, and defenseman John Moore from the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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Rangers’ Rick Nash and J.T. Miller Score Two Highlight Goals in Their Shootout Victory over the Hurricanes

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The New York Rangers escaped last night with a shootout victory over the Carolina Hurricanes, 2-1.  The offense, still struggling, was able to get something going in the 2nd when Canes goalie, Dan Ellis, was bowled over by Captain Ryan Callahan, leading to a Derek Stepan rebound goal.

They would not find the net again until the shootout, where Rick Nash and J.T. Miller would score two amazing goals to win the game.

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Rangers’ Defenseman Marc Staal Gets Hit With a Puck In The Eye From a Flyers Slap Shot (Video)

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In a scary moment Tuesday night, New York Rangers defenseman, Marc Staal, took a puck straight to his eye during the 3rd period of their matchup with the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden.

The MSG crowd went silent as he remained down writhing in pain while trainers rushed onto the ice.

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Yes, The Knicks’ J.R. Smith Has a List for Dating an Athlete on Instagram, As You May Have Guessed

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Many around the world have wondered at one time or another, “How can I date a professional superstar athlete?”

Well, J.R. Smith has the details to help all those people make it happen.

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