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Jamie C. Harris

Stories by Jamie C.

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NBA players cash in as the league prospers

The emotional reactions of working class men and women to the mind-blowing contracts bestowed on NBA free agents by wealthy owners is justifiably understandable.

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Native New Yorkers set to make their mark at Rio Olympics

In various sports and disciplines, New York City will be well represented next month at the Rio Olympics.

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With an eye on the future, the Knicks address the present

Over the course of the last week, Knicks President Phil Jackson and General Manager Steve Mills have deftly remade the team’s roster.

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Warriors blew an an opportunity to end the NBA season

The Cleveland Cavaliers have life. After falling into what seemed to be an insurmountable 3-1 hole after losing Game 4 by 108-97 to the Golden State Warriors at home, the Cavs survived elimination Monday night on the road with a 112-97 win in Game 5.

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Lue hasn’t distinguished himself from fired Blatt

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ experiment has not reaped the results their chief decision makers hoped for or expected.

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Lebron hopes to end Cleveland’s Championship drought

It has been a well documented 52 years since the city of Cleveland celebrated a championship won by one of its major professional sports teams.

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Colleges continues to place money over morals

The disturbing and unconscionable scandal that has shaken the foundation of Baylor University is just one of the many reaffirmations across the college landscape that money is far more meaningful than morals to its leadership.

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Bismack Biyombo is having fun, a lot of fun!

The Toronto Raptors’ 6-foot-9 frontcourt force, Bismack Biyombo, flashes what seems to be a perpetual smile when fiercely competing against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals.

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Life is good for J.R. Smith

Life has been good for J.R. Smith since he was traded by Knicks president Phil Jackson to the Cleveland Cavaliers in January of 2015.

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LeBron James redefines the sports business model

Jim Brown, considered by many sports historians to be the greatest football player ever, was also one of the most forward thinking athletes of his generation.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are making a mockery of the Eastern Conference

They have essentially cakewalked through the first two rounds of the playoffs, defeating the Detroit Pistons in the opening round and then disposing of the Atlanta Hawks in the conference semifinals. They have won the best-of-seven series by a combined tally of 8-0.

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Dwayne Wade remains a force in Miami

Dwayne Wade is arguably one of the five greatest shooting guards of all time. Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Jerry West, Dwayne Wade and Allen Iverson, in that order, constitute this writer’s list. Greatness is primarily measured by longevity, statistics and championships.

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Three more games for the Knicks!

Tomorrow (Friday) in Philadelphia the Knicks will play the 76ers. Their last home game Sunday is against the Toronto Raptors, and for the finale next Tuesday in Indianapolis, they will play the Pacers.

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The Mets’ pitching cast will throw their way to World Series land

Although the Mets are one of the favorites to capture Major League Baseball’s supreme trophy in the 2016 season, actually winning it seems as rare a sighting as Halley’s Comet

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Knicks show signs of life but need a miracle to reach playoff land

Surprisingly, the Knicks showed signs of life 3,000 away from home.

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Stars getting ready for 109th Millrose Games

The sport of track and field operates in relative obscurity in the United States, but it always gains interest leading up the Summer Olympics.

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Superman Newton felled by Broncos' kryptonite

Cam Newton failed to channel his inner Superman, the fictitious superhero with whom he associates himself.

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Panthers will out-brawn Broncos

Super Bowl 50, matching up the National Football Conference champions the Carolina Panthers and the American Football Conference champions the Denver Broncos on Sunday (6:30 p.m.) at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., will be a confrontation of size versus speed.

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Without Carmelo’s offense, Knicks suffer power shortage

Progress is rarely linear, and no doubt there have been many peaks and valleys for the Knicks, as they have achieved quantifiable growth from last season to now.

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Cameron Jerrell Newton has arrived

Cameron Jerrell Newton is the best player in football.

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Uncommon coaches set to clash in Charlotte

Ron Rivera and Bruce Arians have taken the road less traveled to this Sunday’s (6:40 p.m.) National Football Conference championship game.

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Knicks have long, crucial stretch at home ahead

The NBA schedule makers have either been extremely benevolent to the Knicks or done them a grave disservice.

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Knicks starting to stick

Confidence, trust and synergy are elements the Knicks, with a roster that was nearly completely overhauled last summer, didn’t adequately possess through the first two months of the season.

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Pressure mounts as Giants continue to crumble

Maybe it was asking too much for the Giants’ defense to be immovable or at least resolute, as their game versus the Carolina Panthers, a 38-35 loss, wound down to its final seconds this past Sunday.

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Who are these people putting Kristaps Porzingas in the Hall of Fame?

Please! The debate ends here: Carmelo Anthony or Kristaps Porzingis?

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With the coming release of ‘Concussion,’ what is the future of American football?

From Pop Warner through the professional ranks, football is far and away the most popular sport in America.

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Giants brace for Cam Newton after big win in Miami

Has there ever been more drama this late in an NFL season involving three teams that have collectively lost more than 50 percent of their games?

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Giants prove they’re not a fourth quarter team at crunch time

Having held fourth quarter leads in 10 of their 12 games this season, the Giants once again proved to be apathetic to prosperity, squandering an advantage for the fifth time this past Sunday in a head­-scratching 23-­20 overtime loss to the Jets at MetLife Stadium.

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Knicks’ tough defense becoming their calling card

Knicks' are using their tough defense this NBA season.

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Giants fail to seize the moment in Washington

This past Sunday, the Giants lost against Washington.

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Giants’ loss to Patriots a hurting thing

There’s something about the New York Giants that disrupts the New England Patriots’ quest for perfect titles.

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Derek Fisher evolves as Knicks show progress

The learning curve of Derek Fisher has been one of the least discussed topics.

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Kenyan Stanley Biwott joins the club of the greatest long-distance runners in history

2015 TCS New York City Marathon men’s champion, Stanley Biwott, maneuvered into the company of the great distance runners in history.

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Could this be a turnaround season for Phil, Derek and their Knicks?

No reasonable hoops fan expects the Knicks to pose any serious threat to the Cleveland Cavaliers’ status.

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Eli: ‘Giants have to figure out a way to get a win’

In the immortal words of Forrest Gump, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

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How long can the Giants continue to live on the edge?

Living on the edge has become the hallmark of the 2015 Giants. In three of their five games this season, the Giants’ margin of victory and defeat has been miniscule, and the outcomes have been decided in the final few possessions.

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Coughlin’s Giants regroup with a rousing win over Buffalo

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.

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No one seems to be strong enough to break away in NFL East

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.

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In today’s NFL, Giants must learn to seize the moment

Seize the moment. In the 16-game NFL regular season schedule, every win is precious and every loss is consequential.

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A Giant case of poor decisions leads to season-opening loss

The Giants’ distressing 27­-26 defeat to the defending NFC East champions the Dallas Cowboys on the road Sunday night

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Giants hope to end playoff drought

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.

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Robert Ayers knows not a soul in the NFL will shed a tear for him

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.

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Rehearsals ending for Giants, time to open the curtains

There are only two more dress rehearsals for the New York Giants before the curtain opens on the 2015 season.

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After his devastating injury, Victor Cruz is full speed ahead

Victor Cruz has proved to be appealing after playing himself on the HBO series “Ballers.”

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Steve Spagnuolo set for encore return to Giants

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.

Is Chip Kelly marginalizing Black culture?

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has at once been hailed and mocked for his unconventional approach to building a football program.

At NBA draft, Knicks fans show no love for Phil’s pick

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.

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Blatt’s coaching contributions overlooked as James forges ahead

Being the coach of LeBron Raymone James, the undisputed best basketball player in the world, is a complex position.

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Poetic justice for former Knicks Smith and Shumpert

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.

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Kevin Love’s injury changes everything in Cleveland

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.

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