Thursday, April 17, 2014

The New York Giants have been the most active team in free agency this year, signing or re-signing more than 20 total free agents. But that's really just the tip of the iceberg, as General Manager Jerry Reese actually put in calls to more than half of the 471 free agents that hit the open market on March 11th.

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Although the number seems vast when you put pen to paper, it's really not outside the norm for the Giants... Read at Giants 101

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After dropping the third game in Cincinnati Wednesday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Pirates concluded a nine-game road swing with just three wins to show for their time away from PNC Park.

The season started with a 4-2 start against the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals in Pittsburgh, but after a sweep in Milwaukee and a series loss against the Cincinnati Reds, the Pirates find themselves in unfamiliar territory. Sitting at 7-8, they are... Read at Pirates 101

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As previously reported, Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks were thinking about signing Lamar Odom for the rest of the season so they could monitor him in the off-season. They've now taken the next step and agreed on a contract with Odom that will make him a member of the Knicks for the remainder of the season and give New York and option for next season.

The good news is that the New York Knicks have signed an NBA champion. The other good news is that he's a home-town talent.... Read at Knicks 101

In anticipation of the Colorado Avalanche going on a playoff run, the city of Denver is rallying behind its hockey team in a manner most official. At the capitol building downtown, Avalanche flags can be seen waving alongside the state flag, and they will remain there for as long as the Avalanche are in the playoffs. Additionally, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock proclaimed this week to be "Burgundy and Blue" week. This week, several prominent buildings downtown are decorating the... Read at Avalanche 101

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NASCAR's new knockout qualifying format has been a success early on in the 2014 season and on Wednesday FOX announced that they will broadcast the May 3rd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying session at Talladega Superspeedway on network television.

The qualifying session will air from 1 to 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 3rd on FOX. It will be the first knockout qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at a restrictor-plate track. Qualifying for the Daytona 500 is... Read at Motorsports 101