Over the course of roughly two and half weeks, the Giants have risen from the abyss to prosperity—or at the very least to a promising future.
In the NFL, coaches dissect their 16-game regular season into fourths. Heading into week four, the Giants can significantly alleviate their disastrous beginning to the 2015 campaign and plausibly look forward optimistically with a win over the Buffalo Bills in New York this Sunday at 1 p.m.
Seize the moment. In the 16-game NFL regular season schedule, every win is precious and every loss is consequential.
The Giants’ distressing 27-26 defeat to the defending NFC East champions the Dallas Cowboys on the road Sunday night
As the Giants engage in the final preparations for their 2015-16 season opener versus the Dallas Cowboys on the road this Sunday night (8:30 p.m.), to date, the parts indeed equal the sum.
New York Giants defensive end Robert Ayers knows that in the unforgiving world of the NFL, no one is shedding a tear for him or any other injured player.
There are only two more dress rehearsals for the New York Giants before the curtain opens on the 2015 season.
Victor Cruz has proved to be appealing after playing himself on the HBO series “Ballers.”
Despite the absence of defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul, whose status with the Giants is still in limbo, the defense is still moving forward in training camp under the direction of Steve Spagnuolo.
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has at once been hailed and mocked for his unconventional approach to building a football program.
Roughly one hour after Phil Jackson selected Latvian center Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth overall pick in last Thursday’s NBA draft, the Knicks president issued a statement through a press release that seemingly suggested the 19-year-old would someday emerge as a franchise player.
Being the coach of LeBron Raymone James, the undisputed best basketball player in the world, is a complex position.
When the 2014-2015 NBA season began, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert, in their deepest phase of REM sleep, couldn’t have dreamed of being in the Finals as a teammate of the wondrous LeBron James.
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ dreams of an NBA title became a little cloudy Tuesday when the team’s general manager, David Griffin, revealed that Kevin Love, the Cavs’ versatile power forward, would likely be out for the rest of the season with a severe left shoulder injury.
Saturday night, 38-year-old Floyd Mayweather and 36-year-old Manny Pacquiao will meet at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a welterweight bout that theoretically will determine who is the so-called best pound-for-pound boxer in the world.
The opening week of the NBA playoffs have reaffirmed what the regular season clearly established: The Eastern Conference is demonstratively inferior to the Western Conference from top to bottom.
Fans angrily questioned the value of the Knicks winning games that, in their view, were meaningless and theoretically jeopardizing a guaranteed top three pick, which they would receive by finishing with the worst record in the NBA.
It was unsurprising, in fact, it was expected, when a chorus of Knicks fans concluded that Derek Fisher did not possess the necessities to be a capable coach in the NBA barely four months into his first season on the bench.
Hope built on a sound strategy is the essence of the message Phil Jackson delivered to Knicks season ticket holders Monday.
A little under a month ago, Billy Turnage still felt the pain of one of the most heartbreaking losses of his nine-year tenure as head coach of Wings Academy.
After a taxing five-game road trip during which the Knicks went 1-4, they experienced an uplifting homecoming Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden, defeating the San Antonio Spurs 104-100 in overtime.
With 722 victories on his resume, Ron Naclerio, the head coach of Cardozo’s boys varsity basketball team, is inarguably one of the most successful high school coaches in New York City hoops history.
After being run out of the Pepsi Center, the home of the Denver Nuggets, Monday night to begin a seven-day, five-game road trip, the Knicks fought the Utah Jazz to the final buzzer 24 hours later but still fell short by 87-82.
Watching the Knicks these days may be challenging to those who are measuring them solely on wins and losses. And they only had 12 in 59 games after getting mashed by the Sacramento Kings by 124-86 on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
Nearly one full year into his tenure as the Knicks’ team president, Phil Jackson has rightfully torn out the team’s frame.
In an era where excess and self-indulgence often trump substance across the professional sports landscape, last week’s NBA All-Star Weekend, illuminated the depth and reach the league has on producing a positive impact across a broad socio-economic spectrum.
Days after the Seattle Seahawks snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, losing Super Bowl XLIX 28-24 to the New England Patriots, debate remains intense as to why Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and head coach Pete Carroll dialed up an illogical second-down pass play 1 yard from the go-ahead score with 26 seconds remaining.
On the surface, Pete Carroll and Marshawn Lynch appear to be polar opposites, but a close examination of the coach and the player reveal that at their cores, they are anything but contrasting souls.
The reversal of a pass interference call against the Dallas Cowboys, which arguably altered the outcome their 24-20 win versus the Detroit Lions in one of two NFC wildcard playoff games last weekend, is emblematic of why the NFL remains America’s most compelling reality series.
For those obsessed with tracking NBA playoffs position even though it’s only late November, the Knicks began the week with a record of 4-10 before facing the Houston Rockets Monday to start a three-game, five-day road trip.
Was Smith’s response directed solely at his hecklers, or at his own mistakes, at his inability to have an impact on the team, at their defensive mistakes that allowed Detroit to drive 90 yards downfield in 14 plays for a touchdown?
Over a span of five days, the Giants dramatically altered the trajectory of their season—at least for now.
New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings, less than 30 minutes removed from setting a career high with 176 yards rushing on 34 carries, leading his team to a 30-17 victory over the Houston Texans
The tenor exuded by the Giants in the locker room and beyond after Sunday’s 25-14 loss at MetLife Stadium to the Arizona Cardinals was optimism and hope.
A team’s first game of the NFL regular season often triggers an overreaction from fans and media. However, the Giants’ loss to the Detroit Lions on the road Monday night, a 35-14 thorough whipping, perhaps was an ominous indicator of what is to come.
The question that must be examined as the Giants move toward their first game of the regular season Sept. 8 on the road against the Detroit Lions is, are they better than the 7-9 unit of last season?
In the NBA, there is no longer an offseason. The term has become theoretical. Nowadays, teams are built into winners in large part through free agent signings.
Shortly after the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference finals, the normally reserved Tim Duncan vowed that he and his teammates would avenge the crushing series defeat to the Miami Heat that they suffered in the 2013 NBA Finals.
On the eve of the start of this year’s NBA Finals, many prognosticators picked the San Antonio Spurs to defeat the Miami Heat in the best-of-seven series in large part because of the versatility of Kawhi Leonard.
The great, relatively old star versus the unparalleled young superstar. The NBA Finals begin tonight (Thursday) with the San Antonio Spurs’ incredible 38-year-old Tim Duncan and the Miami Heat’s 29-year-old superhuman LeBron James, both arguably among the 10 greatest basketball players ever, seeking to add more treasure to their already remarkable chests.
The opening round of the NBA playoffs has arguably been the most competitive and compelling first round in the history of the league
It has been over one week since my good friend Larry Hardesty of ESPN contacted me, deeply shaken, to share and confirm the passing of Marcus Henry.
The Knicks were 19-29 when they hosted the Portland Trailblazers at Madison Square Garden last night (Wednesday) and were in close proximity of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Seattle Seahawks’ 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium was a reminder that football, in its purest form, is a game of physicality, speed, explosiveness and the imposition of will.
Many NFL fans and pundits think that Super Bowl XLVIII will be decided by either the brilliance of Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos’ high-powered passing attack or the dominance of cornerback Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks’ defensive backfield.
The Knicks’ Tuesday night matchup with the Boston Celtics and tonight’s (Thursday) pairing with the Cleveland Cavaliers can be considered warm-up acts to Saturday’s main event.
The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.
The NFC Championship had to come down to the Seattle Seahawks facing the San Francisco 49ers for the honor of playing in Super Bowl XLVIII.
This season, the Giants’ first losing season since 2004, has followed a pattern not uncommon with the volatile nature of the NFL.
It’s Christmas week, and the Grinch has exercised every bit of his power to steal the Knicks’ season, one that has been characterized by mind-numbingly poor play and a plethora of injuries.