The NFL is fickle, and no one knows that better than Jets GM Mike Maccagnan. Here's how he might get back on track when free agency starts up.

Jets GM goes from executive of the year to pivotal year

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New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka says he won't take part in the World Baseball Classic.

Yanks' Tanaka to sit out World Baseball Classic

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Odell Beckham Jr.'s reputation took a hit as the Giants' once-promising season came to an abrupt end. What went wrong?

A look at Odell Beckham Jr.'s curious case of drops

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Jorge Posada will forever have a place in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium. That has to be enough, as he was shut out of Cooperstown on his first try.

Jorge Posada had Hall of Fame fire, but not the votes

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Should the Knicks commit to Carmelo Anthony, Phil Jackson and Derrick Rose long-term? Do they need to tank? Our NBA Insiders debate the big questions in the latest round of Knicks drama.

Melo and Phil: Are they the problem or the solution?

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Safety Landon Collins did it all for the Giants, making him the unanimous choice as the NFC East's defensive MVP.

Giants' Landon Collins wins NFC East defensive MVP

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Carmelo Anthony said he's "committed" to staying with the Knicks and is "tired" of the drama surrounding his relationship with Phil Jackson.

Melo 'numb' to Phil drama, wants to be a Knick

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Naming Doug Weight as interim coach is intended to send a message to the New York Islanders' superstar captain John Tavares that New York is serious about winning.

Firing of Jack Capuano has everything to do with keeping John Tavares

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With turmoil only getting heavier between Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony, the high hopes of the duo delivering the New York Knicks a title are all but gone.

End appears near for Phil Jackson-Carmelo Anthony relationship, and that's sad

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The game of perennial Vezina Trophy candidate Henrik Lundqvist has been slipping lately. Is he on a downward spiral? Can the New York Rangers star get his game back in gear? Our experts weigh in.

Lundqvist looking for answers

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The New York Islanders (17-17-8) fired head coach Jack Capuano, with assistant GM Doug Weight taking over on an interim basis.

Capuano out as coach of last-place Islanders

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Knicks president Phil Jackson met with Carmelo Anthony on Tuesday and asked the embattled star if he wants to remain with the team, multiple sources told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

Sources: Phil asks Melo if he wants to be Knick

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Mired in a 2-11 slump, New York Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek is mulling a frontcourt with Kristaps Porzingis at center and Carmelo Anthony at power forward.

As losing continues, Jeff Hornacek considers starting Kristaps Porzingis at center

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The New York Giants spent a lot last offseason and got their money's worth with a revamped defense. Now they once again are in position to open the checkbook.

Giants expected to have over $30 million in salary cap space for offseason

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Carmelo Anthony says he doesn't feel the need to prove his loyalty to the New York Knicks to anyone.

Melo on his loyalty to Knicks: 'I've proven that'

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Jason Pierre-Paul showed that he can still be a playmaker after notching seven sacks over 12 games this season.

Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul wins NFC East's comeback player of the year

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After his team's 10th loss in 12 games, Knicks star Carmelo Anthony said Sunday he hasn't thought about waiving his no-trade clause, when asked about reports to the contrary.

Melo: Haven't considered waiving no-trade clause

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Trade Odell Beckham Jr.? The Giants have some decisions to make, but it's foolish to even entertain moving their star receiver. More in the mailbag.

What does future hold for Beckham, Rodgers-Cromartie?

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In a conversation after practice on Saturday, Knicks point guard Derrick Rose told coach Jeff Hornacek that he "has to be on us hard about defense every day."

Rose wants Hornacek to demand more on defense

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