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    2013 NBA Playoffs: New York Knicks’ season on brink

    If you thought a New York Knicks loss to the Indiana Pacers in Game 4 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse would signal the end of their season, their season must feel pretty over to you this morning. New York lost to Indiana 93-82 Tuesday night, falling behind in the Eastern Conference semifinals 3-1....

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    Boxer Robert Guerrero’s gun possession charge dismissed

    Golden Boy Promotions announced Tuesday afternoon the dismissal of welterweight boxer Robert Guerrero’s gun possession charge by the New York State Supreme Court for Queens County. Guerrero, who lost to Floyd Mayweather, Jr. by unanimous decision on May 4, was arrested March 28 at John F. Kennedy International Airport before boarding a...

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    2013 NBA Playoffs: Knicks blow out Pacers 105-79 in Game 2

    The New York Knicks bounced back from their lackluster effort last Sunday in Game 1 of their second-round series vs. the Indiana Pacers, winning Game 2 at home Tuesday night 105-79. New York’s blowout victory—facilitated by the Knicks’ field goal percentage of .495 (44 of 89) on the night—evens the best-of-seven at...

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    Boxing: Floyd Mayweather outclasses Robert Guerrero, wins by unanimous decision

    Saturday’s welterweight championship bout between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (44-0, 26 KO) and Robert Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KO) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas looked competitive and exciting through its first two rounds, with Guerrero charging forward and Mayweather counter-punching. From the third round on, however, the fight was anything...

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    2013 NBA Playoffs: New York Knicks lose again to Boston Celtics

    Once up 3-0 in their first-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics, the New York Knicks this week have the appearance of a team that is in a world of trouble. On Wednesday, the Knicks missed another opportunity to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals, falling to Boston 92-86 before a stunned...

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    Injury-ridden Yankees go 16-10 in April

    With the opening month of Major League Baseball’s 2013 season in the books, the season is hardly lost for the reigning AL East champion New York Yankees. Despite missing several key players due to injury, the Yankees, after beating the Houston Astros (8-19) 7-4 at home Tuesday night, finished April with a...

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    2013 NBA Playoffs: Brook Lopez scores 28 vs. Bulls in Game 5 win

    Brook Lopez spearheaded the Brooklyn Nets’ offensive attack against the visiting Chicago Bulls in the teams’ Game 5 matchup Monday night, scoring a game-high 28 points in a 110-91 rout. Lopez, who also had 10 rebounds and two assists, was one of six Nets to score 11 or more points on the...

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    Active NBA player comes out

    In a piece that will be featured in the May 6, 2013 edition of Sports Illustrated, 34-year-old National Basketball Association center Jason Collins reveals he is gay. Collins, a 7-footer from Northridge, Calif. whose identical twin, Jarron, also played in the NBA, is the first active player in any of the major...

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    Danny Garcia wins bloody battle vs. Zab Judah

    Danny Garcia (26-0, 16 KO) passed a major test at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center Saturday night, retaining his WBC, WBA and The Ring junior welterweight championships with a unanimous decision win over veteran southpaw Zab Judah (42-8, 29 KO). Judges scored the bloody, brutal bout 116-111, 114-112 and 115-112. Garcia, 25, dominated the...

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    2013 NBA Playoffs: Knicks beat Celtics 90-76 in Game 3, lead series 3-0

    Big Apple basketball fans haven’t witnessed the New York Knicks close out a playoff series in 13 years, but a victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday ends that forgettable drought. The Knicks dominated the Celtics in Game 3 at TD Garden Friday night, beating their hosts 90-76 behind Carmelo Anthony’s game-high...

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    2013 NBA Playoffs: Knicks up 2-0 on Celtics

    The New York Knicks are now two wins away from advancing to the NBA Eastern Conference semifinal round after manhandling the Boston Celtics 87-71 at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night. New York’s Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 34 points on 11 of 24 shooting, and J.R. Smith and Raymond Felton added 19...

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    Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez proves he’s real deal with win over Austin Trout

    The hype surrounding light middleweight wunderkind Saul “Canelo” Álvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO), 22, cannot solely be attributed to the media any longer. Álvarez, of Guadalajara, Mexico, passed his first professional test convincingly Saturday night, adding the 154-pound The Ring and WBA belts to his WBC title after defeating El Paso, Texas southpaw...

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    Yankees react to Boston Marathon bombings

    The New York Yankees released a statement Tuesday in response to Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and the families who were affected by the bombings and our respect and admiration go out to the police, medical personnel and first responders who acted so heroically,”...

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    Guillermo Rigondeaux, professional boxing’s 122-pound king

    This past Saturday, Cuban southpaw Guillermo Rigondeaux (12-0, 8 KO) outboxed “The Filipino Flash,” Nonito Donaire (31-2, 20 KO), at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, winning by unanimous decision to unify the super bantamweight division’s The Ring, WBO and WBA titles. Rigondeaux, 32, displayed catlike reflexes throughout the 12-round, highly-anticipated...

  • Sports Trends
    Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony scores 50 points in win over Miami Heat

    New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony played like a man possessed at AmericanAirlines Arena Tuesday night, scoring 50 points on 18 of 26 shooting in a 102-90 win over the Miami Heat (58-16). In just over 40 minutes of action, Anthony hit seven 3-pointers in 10 attempts and seven free throws...

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    Roc Nation Sports, Jay-Z’s new sports agency, signs Yankees 2B Robinson Cano

    Brooklyn rapper Jay-Z has just launched Roc Nation Sports, which announced New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano as its first client Tuesday. The new agency will jointly represent Cano with Creative Artists Agency’s sports division. “Because of my love of sports, it was a natural progression to form a company where...

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    Mike Alvarado beats Brandon Ríos by unanimous decision in rematch

    Mike Alvarado (34-1, 23 KO) avenged his TKO loss to Brandon Ríos (31-1-1, 23 KO) last October, winning their rematch Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas by unanimous decision to recapture the interim WBO light welterweight championship. Judges scored the fight 115-113, 115-113 and 114-113. Ríos,...

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    Robert Guerrero released following gun arrest at JFK Airport

    Former two-time IBF featherweight champion Robert Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO) was released on his own recognizance by the New York State Supreme Court for Queens County hours after he was arrested Thursday at JFK Airport for possessing a firearm. Before checking his luggage for an 8:10 a.m. ET flight to Las Vegas...

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    Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s next opponent, Robert Guerrero, arrested for gun possession

    Welterweight boxer Robert Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO) was arrested for gun possession at JFK Airport Thursday morning, according to various reports. Guerrero, currently the interim WBC welterweight champion, was booked for attempting to board a Las Vegas-bound flight with an unloaded, semi-automatic Smith & Wesson handgun. No ammunition was recovered. According to...

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    Big week for Melo, New York Knicks and perhaps … Honey Nut Cheerios

    Losers of 10 out of 16 games from Feb. 10 to March 17, the New York Knicks (42-26) have won four straight to maintain a slight edge over the Indiana Pacers (43-27) for the NBA Eastern Conference’s No. 2 seed. With the top-seeded Miami Heat (55-14) virtually out of reach courtesy of...

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    Dominican Republic shuts out Puerto Rico in World Baseball Classic final

    The Dominican Republic now officially stands alone atop the baseball world, shutting Puerto Rico (5-4) out 3-0 Tuesday night in the 2013 World Baseball Classic title game at San Francisco’s AT&T Park. The Dominicans, 8-0 overall in the tournament, went 3-0 vs. their Puerto Rican counterparts, limiting their Caribbean neighbors to two...

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    Dominican Republic to face Puerto Rico in World Baseball Classic final

    The 2013 World Baseball Classic championship game will be an all-Latino affair thanks to the Dominican Republic’s 4-1 win over the Netherlands at AT&T Park in San Francisco Monday night. The Dominican Republic, 7-0 in the tournament, will face Puerto Rico (5-3) in the final at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday. Puerto Rico,...

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    Puerto Rico defeats Japan 3-1, advances to first World Baseball Classic final

    Puerto Rico eliminated Japan from the World Baseball Classic at AT&T Park in San Francisco Sunday night, holding on to win the semifinal matchup 3-1. Puerto Rico will be making its first WBC championship game appearance, and its opponent will be the winner of Monday’s semifinal showdown between the Dominican Republic and...

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    Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake to have second concert at Yankee Stadium

    Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake fans residing in and around New York City who’re unable to attend the pair’s Yankee Stadium concert on Friday, July 19 will have a second opportunity to witness them perform at the venue. The New York Yankees announced Tuesday that Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake are scheduled to perform...

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