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Winning Ways: Thoughts on a Sports City

By Helen Church, Contributing writer New York doesn’t get to be called “sports city.” No, that title is for other cities – cities whose core generates a following of avid sports lovers who live and thrive on the next great event. Many folks are going to argue that New York fits the bill to some extent, but NY is so big, bold ... Read More »

Bills reach deal with Incognito

Orchard Park, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – New Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan wasn’t kidding when he said he wanted to “build a bully” during his introductory press conference. The Bills announced Saturday that they have agreed to a deal in principle with controversial guard Richie Incognito on an undisclosed reserve/futures contract. Incognito, a 10-year veteran with 102 career starts to ... Read More »

Beckham Jr. sets 1-handed catch record

Scottsdale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) – New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has set a world record for one-handed catches in a minute. Beckham caught 33 10-yard passes from New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on ESPN’s “NFL Live” Thursday. Guinness World Records had set the benchmark in the newly established category at 10 catches, spokeswoman Jamie Panas Antoniou said. ... Read More »

Jets name Gailey offensive coordinator

Florham Park, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Jets hired former NFL head coach Chan Gailey as their new offensive coordinator on Tuesday. The move came six days after the Jets hired Todd Bowles as head coach amid a top-down overhaul following the firing of general manager John Idzik and head coach Rex Ryan last month. Gailey, 63, coached the ... Read More »

Spagnuolo reassumes role of Giants defensive coordinator

East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Giants announced that Steve Spagnuolo has been hired as their defensive coordinator, the same position he held with the team from 2007-08. In both of his seasons leading the New York D, the unit finished top-10 in the league in yards allowed, and the Giants won Super Bowl XLII when they knocked ... Read More »

Rex Ryan: Bills will ‘build a bully’

Orchard Park, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Rex Ryan was full of energy and passion during his introductory press conference as the new head coach of the Buffalo Bills. Ryan made his presence felt immediately on Wednesday. “Is this thing on?” he asked, tapping the microphone, “because it’s getting ready to be on, and that’s the truth.” It didn’t take long for ... Read More »

Jets hire new GM and Head Coach

Reports: Jets hire Bowles as head coach (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Jets appear to have filled their head coaching vacancy with former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. According to multiple reports, Bowles is expected to sign a four-year contract with the Jets on Wednesday to replace Rex Ryan, who was fired on Dec. 29 after a 4-12 season. ... Read More »

Bills to hire Ryan as head coach

(SportsNetwork.com) – The Buffalo Bills are reportedly set to name Rex Ryan their new head coach. According to several reports on Sunday, the Bills will soon name Ryan their new head coach. He will remain in the state of New York after being let go by the New York Jets in late December. The two sides are said to be ... Read More »

Fewell to the Fire: Giants axe defensive coordinator

East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Giants fired defensive coordinator Perry Fewell on Wednesday. Fewell had served as the team’s defensive coordinator since 2010. The Giants’ defense struggled this season, finishing 29th in yards allowed per game. The club suffered numerous injuries on the defensive side as well with cornerbacks Walter Thurmond and Prince Amukamara, defensive linemen Robert ... Read More »

Former Giants coach Allie Sherman dies at 91

East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – Allie Sherman, who led the New York Giants to NFL championship games in his first three seasons as head coach, died Saturday in Manhattan. He was 91. Sherman coached the Giants from 1961-68 and compiled a 57-51-4 regular-season record. The Giants lost to Green Bay in the 1961 and 1962 championship games and to Chicago ... Read More »