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Kobe-to-Knicks Makes a Lot of Sense

Chris Mannix, Sports Illustrated

Maybe Okafor Could Save Knicks

Fred Kerber, New York Post

Yanks, A-Rod in Big-Bucks Battle

B. Madden & T. Thompson, N.Y. Daily News

Kobe Bryant isn’t going out like this, not if $25 million is on the line next season or $25. The last image of Bryant isn’t going to be a left-handed air ball in a meaningles...(full article)

Martin Brodeur will retire as a St. Louis Blues player and join their management team Thursday, but he will always be a New Jersey Devil. He will be a Devil like Steve Yzerman ...(full article)

I'm not sure where the New York Yankees have been for the past 20 years, but they should know the game got a little sideways on us for a while. In fact, not unlike the snow that ...(full article)

It was not a Jahlil Okafor performance to tell the grandkids about years down the road. St. John’s swarmed and smothered and sent what they could against Duke’s freshma...(full article)

The frayed relations between the Yankees and Alex Rodriguez are bound to be front and center when their one-time superstar reports to spring training next month with the goal of ...(full article)

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