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Sparks win WNBA title in the final seconds

The WNBA Finals came down to a fifth game, the fourth quarter and the closing seconds before a champion was determined, with the Los Angeles Sparks winning 77‑76 over the Minnesota Lynx.

The streaky Giants head into their bye week trending upward

The Giants’ 17-10 win over the Los Angles Rams Sunday in London was inarguably the antithesis of aesthetic beauty.

Redemption, second chances, bad luck, frustration, but Jets win

The Jets had a four-game losing streak and had either lost their way or were surely off road, way deep in the direction of that wide, unpaved, dimly lit path where defeat and bewilderment can take you.

The Jets may have been damned either way

It’s happened. The New York Jets will start backup quarterback Geno Smith against the Baltimore Ravens at Metlife Stadium Sunday afternoon.

The Giants salvage playoff hopes before heading to London

To assert that the Giants’ playoff hopes were at stake Sunday versus the Baltimore Ravens at MetLife Stadium may not be an overstatement.

WNBA finals go to a deciding fifth game

The Los Angeles Sparks, playing in its first WNBA Finals since 2003 and pursuing its first WNBA championship since 2002, was up two games to one against three-time and defending champions, the Minnesota Lynx. Playing on home court, the Sparks, ...

As preseason ends, Brooklyn has a new beginning

Tonight (Thursday) is the final game of the preseason for the Brooklyn Nets.

Knicks already generate enthusiasm from Garden faithful

It was only mid-October, but one could have mistaken the energy in Madison Square Garden Saturday night as the Knicks played their preseason home finale against the Boston Celtics for that of a late-May playoff game.

For the WNBA, the Lynx and Sparks, this is it

Meshed between baseball’s playoffs; Thursday, Sunday and Monday Night Football; college football Saturday; the preseason start of the NBA; and all of the shenanigans surrounding the presidential election are the WNBA Finals, the last three to five games of women’s ...

Father, son arrested in death of Olympian Tyson Gay's daughter

Police arrested two more men -- a father and son -- in the shooting death of Olympic track star Tyson Gay's daughter, Trinity, who authorities say was hit by a stray bullet during a shootout in Lexington, Kentucky.

At 2-3 and spiraling, Giants are in a state of urgency

The more things change, the more they stay the same. The well-known and oft-said quote, originally penned by French journalist and novelist Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr nearly 200 years ago, could aptly be co-opted as the official motto of the Giants. ...

Can the Jets turn the corner?

At various times during these past two seasons—let’s call it, the Ryan Fitzpatrick era—New York Jets’ losses have been prefaced with “They had a chance to win this game,” or “They could have won this game,” or several other variations ...

Brook and Lin are setting the tone for now

Although it seems like we were just at the park checking out summer leagues and tournament games, the NBA is now upon us. Teams around the league have begun preseason play. Camps opened Sept. 26, and preseason games have begun.

Will Jackson give Hornacek the license to shape the Knicks?

Last June, when Phil Jackson announced the hiring of Jeff Hornacek as the Knicks’ new head coach, he had this glowing assessment of the former Phoenix Suns’ head coach from the franchise’s president: “Jeff has a tremendous basketball acumen and ...

Big East teams eager for memorable season

This season is the 35th season of women’s basketball in the Big East Conference.