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The Jets’ season, technically not half complete, is in effect over. With the team 1-6, a playoff berth is all but impossible. Rex Ryan’s job may be beyond saving, but t...(full article)

The NFL trade deadline is Oct. 28. While it's usually a letdown, we already have seen Percy Harvin dealt to the New York Jets and Akeem Ayers traded to the New England Patriots. Pe...(full article)

Marty Ball typically means generating points through the air, building a lead and achieving balance by grinding it out late on the ground, but Geno Smith’s penchant for mistakes ...(full article)

You would think life would be easier for Carmelo Anthony. A champion in his only season in college, a No. 3 overall pick, and an immediate NBA star, he's now locked in for another ...(full article)

The playmaking wide receiver became expendable just months after his Super Bowl heroics. He was shrouded in innuendo and scandal, and his production never really lived up to his ...(full article)

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