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Phil Needs Best Guy, Not His Guy

Mike Lupica, New York Daily News

Will Phil Wind Up Back With Lakers?

Adrian Wojnarowski, The Vertical

Knicks Hoping Rambis Can Channel Phil

Kevin Ding, Bleacher Report

Does Phil Have Guts to Hire Thibodeau?

Mike Vaccaro, New York Post

Knicks Pull the Plug on Derek Fisher

Marc Berman, New York Post

This is what an NBA coach said on the telephone the day the Knicks paid Phil Jackson $60 million to restore the team to its old glory, because of Phil’s glory days coaching t...(full article)

As a young NBA coach, the fastest path to losing a locker room comes this way: Behave like a player. To fly to California and visit a girlfriend in the middle of the New York Knic...(full article)

Whatever Phil Jackson doesn't know about running an NBA front office, he absolutely does know about coaching. So Jackson fired Derek Fisher as New York Knicks head coach on Monday ...(full article)

Phil Jackson’s tenure with the Knicks has been a net positive. Whatever twisting pathway led him to select Kristaps Porzingis, the fact is he is a Knick and that is on Jackson. R...(full article)

The Knicks fired coach Derek Fisher on Monday morning just one and a half seasons into a mediocre run on the sideline, the team announced in a statement. Fisher, 41, oversaw a 17-6...(full article)

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Melo Should Consider Divorcing Knicks

Wait until Carmelo Anthony finds out that Derek Fisher won’t be disappointed if the Knicks fail to make the playoffs. “The focus on the process,” Fisher said on Tuesday, “i...

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Colin Kaepernick’s attempt to escape Alcatraz ultimately might fail, but Jets decision makers would be doing a disservice to the organization by not thoroughly exploring the poss...

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Porzingis Living His New York Dream

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A-Rod Wants to Gives Yanks More of the Same

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Fresh start. Fresh baseball life. In 2016, Alex Rodriguez is determined to build off the new beginning he embarked upon last season. “My plan this year is ...

'Pearl' Another Tarnished NCAA Gem

On one hand, it’s a sad, touching story. Syracuse University alumni and friends of basketball are being urged, through a GoFundMe campaign, to contribute money to cover the medi...

Carmelo Should Start All-Star Game

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Porzingis Could Mean Phil Earns His Keep

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Here's the Deal Mets Should Give Cespdes

The solution for the Mets is easy – so easy, I can’t believe I didn’t think of it before. Sign Yoenis Cespedes. Sign him to a five-year, $120 million contract with a two-year...

Yanks GM Lowering Bullpen Expectations

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Next on Giants' To-Do List: Call Saban

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Really, It's OK to Believe in Knicks

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Nets Clean House; Calipari on the Way?

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Coughlin Could Re-Emerge With Eagles

Fly, Eagles Fly. Really? It would be disconcerting to say the least to see Tom Coughlin jog onto the field as the Eagles’ obnoxious fight song blasts over the sound system at The...

Beckham's Meltdown Helped Get Coughlin Fired

The decision to part ways with Tom Coughlin was not finalized the day an out-of-control Odell Beckham Jr. got into a series of wild altercations with Panthers cornerback Josh Norma...

Reality TV Key Part of Boeheim Ban

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Perils, Pitfalls of Filling NFL Vacancies

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Coughlin Gone, Giants in Precarious Spot

If you’ve spent five minutes in the presence of John Mara, then you know how much these 10 words had to wound him. He not only understands the Giants’ place of prominence withi...

Browns Hit Home Run by Hiring DePodesta

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Overrated Coughlin Will Wind Up in Canton

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Reluctant Candidate Is Giants' Best Choice

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Soft Landing, But Coughlin Should Step Aside

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Ryan's Revenge Ruins Jets' Season

I’m not sure what I expected from the Jets on Sunday. Honestly, not this: a devastating loss that not only kept them from securing a playoff berth that seemed sure a week a...

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Rex Won't Ruin Jets' Playoff Plan

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Will Giants Fire Coughlin and GM Reese?

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Yankees' Pen Worthy of Envy

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Send Coughlin Packing as Giants Pack It In

If it wasn’t a certainty before the game, if there was still some sliver of hope the Giants could end the season with enough of a positive spin to save Tom Coughlin’s job, thos...

Yanks Buy Low on High-Ceiling Chapman

The Yankees were made an offer they could not refuse. So they didn’t. The trade that brought Aroldis Chapman was not ideal. It did not bring the young, controllable starter the...

Belichick's OT Decision Perfectly Defensible

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Pats Kick Away Ball, Game in Overtime

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The Lesson for Beckham: Grow Up Fast

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Meathead Beckham Had Company in Meltdown

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Refs' Gaffe Worse Than Beckham's

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Dunderhead Beckham's Suspension Deserved

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Coughlin Should Have Sat Beckham

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Petulant Beckham Needs Anger Management

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Losing Ballard Peeves Coughlin

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Kings Controlling Play, Missing Target

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Brodeur, DeBoer Have Devils Focused

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With Henrique, Devils' Future Secure

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Brodeur's Play Boosts Teammates

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Kings Comfortable on the Road

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Parise's Last Game With New Jersey?

The clock is not only ticking on the Devils’ season, but on Zach Parise’s career in New Jersey, for when the puck is dropped tonight for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Fin...

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The Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils were going to be a tough sell as a Stanley Cup Final. Neither team has the enormous national fan support that Pittsburgh, Detroit, Phil...

Devils Confident Despite Deficit

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Devils Rue Missed Opportunities

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Kings' Domination by the Numbers

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Offensive Stars Struggle for Devils

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Analyzing the Finals through Stats

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Penalty Kill Crucial Difference

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Brodeur Adds to His Legacy

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Unexpected Matchup in Cup Final

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Brodeur's Shot at Redemption

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Rangers Pay Price for Slow Start

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Yankees' Robertson Blows Save

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Rangers Coach Unhappy with Effort

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Reyes' Return to New York Spoiled

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It’s the series that few people are watching and that’s really a shame because it’s been just as compelling as the rest of the first round, but w...

Granderson Hits 3 HRs in Yanks' Win

Next stop, Boston. Phil Hughes didn’t exactly cement his spot in the Yankees rotation with his latest performance, but thanks to Curtis Granderson, the Yankees are rolling i...

Senators Top Rangers in New York

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Heat-Knicks Possible Playoff Preview

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Knicks Edge Bucks to Pad Cushion

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Signing Matt Forte would make zero

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Gov. threatens to cut LSU football

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