It took until Week 10, but finally things are going right for the Giants. They're coming off a bye and carrying a two-game winning streak into Sunday afternoon's matchup against the Raiders at MetLife Stadium. There are plenty of reasons to believe the Giants (2-6) are in for another good weekend; here are three of them.
Brown's back in town
Softening the bad news of David... » more
The prolific documentarian Alex Gibney tackles one of the biggest questions of his career in his latest flick: How do you tell Lance Armstrong's story?
The disgraced cyclist can't be reduced to any simple characterization.
He's an heroic figure and a cheat. A man who started an enormously successful cancer foundation and an admitted liar who bullied all sorts of people.
"The... » more
Every year, there are a few players who struggle for long stretches of time before bouncing back and returning to their previous form. Already, we've seen Cam Newton struggle to live up to high expectations early in the season before exploding over the past four weeks to re-emerge as a top-five QB. Here's who could follow in his footsteps.
Tom Brady (QB, Patriots)
Brady struggled to... » more
Don't hit the panic button just yet, Nets fans. Even the Heat, after retooling their roster three years ago when LeBron James and Chris Bosh took their talents to South Beach, struggled to a 9-8 start before recovering to reach the NBA Finals. So a 1-2 start -- with that lone win over the defending-champion Heat -- isn't so bad. Here are three more reasons to stay positive before tonight's meeting... » more
The Knicks have not looked good during the first week of the regular season. But things should improve over the next few days as the Bobcats come to town tonight, and then the Knicks travel to Charlotte on Friday. Both teams are 1-2, but one look at each roster is enough to know which is the better club. Here are three reasons to believe the Knicks are primed for a two-game winning streak.
Ailing... » more
Rex 5, Rob 0.
Once again, Jets coach got the better of his twin brother, Rob Ryan, as Rex's Jets defeated the Saints, 26-20, in yesterday’s Ryan Bowl at MetLife Stadium. Rex has now defeated his brother, the Saints defensive coordinator, in all five of their head-to-head matchups in the NFL.
In a game the Jets (5-4) desperately needed to win heading into next week's bye, their defensive... » more
It's been two years since the last New York City Marathon, which means the 2011 winners had an extra year as the reigning champs for Geoffrey Mutai and Firehiwot Dado. Both are entered into Sunday's race with the chance to defend their respective crowns. Here's each defending champion at a glance.
The 32-year-old Kenyan set a course record when he won two... » more
With six teams on bye and many regular fantasy starters unavailable, here are some players worth starting and sitting this week:
Cam Newton (QB, Panthers)
Newton has turned it around after a shaky start. He should be considered a top five QB the rest of the way.
Alfred Morris (RB, Redskins)
No need to worry about the emerging threat of Roy Helu this... » more
If Carmelo Anthony is going to return to New York after he inevitably tests the free-agent market following this season, the Knicks may need to do more than fizzle out in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Those are the stakes for this team entering the 2013-14 season, like it or not.
At least the key components of last year's Atlantic Division champions are back.
Alongside Anthony... » more
Three years ago, the Nets were a woeful New Jersey-based franchise coming off an embarrassing 12-win season.
Oh, how much has changed.
These Nets are no joke now. They're looking to build on last year's successful first campaign in Brooklyn with a star-studded lineup and a coach who was playing for the rival Knicks just six months ago.
Dramatic turnarounds such as this are rare... » more