New York Sports Year-In-Review

Jets Lose AFC Championship To Pittsburgh Steelers
Jets Lose AFC Championship To Pittsburgh Steelers
JANUARY 23: Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets lays on the ground after fumbling the ball, which resulted in a Pittsburgh Steelers second quarter touchdown during the 2011 AFC Championship game at Heinz Field. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Fred Wilpon Firestorm
FEBRUARY 17: Owner Fred Wilpon of the New York Mets addresses the media during spring training at Tradition Field on February 17, 2011 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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Carmelo Anthony Dealt To The Knicks
Carmelo Anthony Dealt To The Knicks
FEBRUARY 21: Executive Chairman James L. Dolan and Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks pose at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Deron Williams Traded To Nets
Deron Williams Traded To Nets
FEBRUARY 24: Deron Williams talks with the media during a press conference announcing his trade to the New Jersey Nets at the PNY Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
NFL Lockout Begins
NFL Lockout Begins
MARCH 13: A locked general admission gate is seen at New Meadowlands Stadium, home of the NFL's New York Jets and New York Giants in East Rutherford, New Jersey. An 18-week lockout shut down the NFL for much of the off-season but owners signed a new collective bargaining agreement in July before any regular season games were lost. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Ex-Giants Great Lawrence Taylor Declared Sex Offender
Ex-Giants Great Lawrence Taylor Declared Sex Offender
MARCH 22: Former professional football player Lawrence Taylor (4rd from L) is seen leaving the courthouse after his hearing at Rockland County Courthouse. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
UConn Wins NCAA Men's Basketball Championship
UConn Wins NCAA Men's Basketball Championship
APRIL 4: Kemba Walker of the Connecticut Huskies cuts down the net after defeating the Butler Bulldogs to win the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament by a score of 53-41 at Reliant Stadium on April 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Rangers Lose To Capitals in Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
Rangers Lose To Capitals in Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
APRIL 23: Nicklas Backstrom #19 of the Washington Capitals consoles fellow countrymen Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers during the handshake following a 3-1 loose in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center on April 23, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Len Redkoles/Getty Images)
Celtics Sweep Knicks In Playoffs
Celtics Sweep Knicks In Playoffs
APRIL 24: Amar'e Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks wipes his face with his jersey against the Boston Celtics in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NBA Playoffs. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Rangers’ Forward Derek Boogaard Dead At 28
Rangers’ Forward Derek Boogaard Dead At 28
MAY 13: New York Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment. He was 28. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Joe Torre (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Joe Torre
Joe Torre (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Joe Torre (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Mr. 3000: Jeter Reaches Milestone
Mr. 3000: Jeter Reaches Milestone
JULY 09: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the third inning for career hit 3000 while playing against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
Bye Bye Beltran, K-Rod
Bye Bye Beltran, K-Rod
JULY 26: Carlos Beltran #15 of the New York Mets looks on before the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 26, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Plaxico Burress Released From Prison, Signs With the Jets
Plaxico Burress Released From Prison, Signs With the Jets
JULY 31: Plaxico Burress speaks to the media at NY Jets Practice Facility in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Nassau Coliseum
Nassau Coliseum
Nassau Coliseum (file/Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Nassau Coliseum (file/Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Einhorn Minority Ownership Talks Fall Apart
Einhorn Minority Ownership Talks Fall Apart
AUGUST 06: New York Mets Chief Executive Officer Fred Wilpon , Manager Terry Collins, prospective Mets owner David Einhorn and General Manager Sandy Alderson (L-R) talk during batting practice before a Major League Baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on August 6, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
Novak Djokovic Wins The US Open
Novak Djokovic Wins The US Open
SEPTEMBER 13: Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses the trophy after his win over number two seed Rafael Nadal of Spain in the men's final at the US Open tennis tournament September 12, 2011 at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. Djokovic won 6-2, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1. (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
Mariano Rivera Records Record Save No. 602
Mariano Rivera Records Record Save No. 602
SEPTEMBER 19: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees reacts after becoming the all-time leader in saves after defeating the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium. Rivera recorded his 602 save. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
New York Rangers Sign Brad Richards
New York Rangers Sign Brad Richards
SEPTEMBER 23: Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on September 23, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Jay-Z Makes 'Brooklyn Nets' Name Official
Jay-Z Makes 'Brooklyn Nets' Name Official
SEPTEMBER 26: Jay-Z and Beyonce sit courtside during a New Jersey Nets game. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)
Reyes Wins Batting Title, Bolts For Miami
Reyes Wins Batting Title, Bolts For Miami
SEPTEMBER 28: Jose Reyes #7 to acknowledges waiting fans after the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field. Reyes also ended the game with a narrow lead for the National League batting title. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Mets fans not having a good time at Citi Field. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Mets' Debt Rises, Attendance Falls
SEPTEMBER 28: Fans of the New York Mets sit alone in the upper deck during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Mets fans not having a good time at Citi Field. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Posada's Last Game, Yankees Ousted
Posada's Last Game, Yankees Ousted
OCTOBER 06: Jorge Posada #20 of the New York Yankees walks back to the dugout with his head down after he grounded out in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Detroit Tigers during Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Madison Square Garden Undergoes Renovation
Madison Square Garden Undergoes Renovation
OCTOBER 27: Madison Square Garden is shown at the start of first-period NHL action between the New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Eric LeGrand Leads Rutgers, Inspires Nation
Eric LeGrand Leads Rutgers, Inspires Nation
OCTOBER 29: Former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand #52 leads the Rutgers Scarlet Knights onto the field before a game against West Virginia Mountaineers at High Point Solutions Stadium on October 29, 2011 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. LeGrand was paralyzed during a kickoff return in October 2010. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian Married 72 Days
Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian Married 72 Days
OCTOBER 31: After 72 days as a married couple, Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from the Nets Kris Humphries , citing “irreconcilable differences.” (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NBA Lockout Over
NBA Lockout Over
NOVEMBER 26: NBA Commissioner David Stern (R) and Former Executive Nov. 26: Director of the National Basketball Players Association Billy Hunter speak to members of the press to announce a tentative labor agreement to end the 149-day lockout. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Devils Retire Scott Niedermayer's Number
Devils Retire Scott Niedermayer's Number
DECEMBER 16: Scott Niedermayer takes part in his jersey retirement ceremony by the New Jersey Devils prior to the game against the Dallas Stars at the Prudential Center on December 16, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey. (credit: Getty Images)
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