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How Mason Helped Define Knicks

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Joe Girardi always is an optimist. A pitcher gets shelled four straight outings and the Yankees manager believes the fifth will be better. A nine-game losing streak is a game awa...(full article)

Several NHL teams did their shopping well in advance of Monday's trade deadline, but there was plenty of action over the past few days. Here are the 15 teams that did the most to...(full article)

TAMPA, Fla. – Generally speaking, it bodes poorly when a team’s success going into a season depends upon contingencies. And yet here stand the New York Yankees, who hav...(full article)

On Saturday, Anthony Mason passed away at the age of 48 from congestive heart failure. Mason spent 13 seasons in the NBA, but will be remembered as an integral part of the Knicks i...(full article)

Men and women dressed in camouflage dot the stands inside Christl Arena, the cavernous gym at West Point, as Kelsey Minato, a pitiless scoring machine for Army, turns in time to ...(full article)

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