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week in review

The Week of the ALCS

After splitting the first two games in Texas, the Yankees returned to the Bronx with home-field advantage, only to face a dominant Cliff Lee in Game 3. (They lost, though at least you can try spotting all the celebrities who watched what could have been the last start of Andy Pettitte's career.) With A.J. Burnett on the mound, they'd drop Game 4, as well, thanks to sixteen terrible minutes that began with a hamstring injury that will sideline Mark Teixeira for the remainder of the playoffs. The bats then came alive in Game 5, sending the series back to Texas for tonight's Game 6, with you-know-who set to pitch for Texas tomorrow if the Yankees can force a Game 7. But what happened this week that didn't involve deep discounts?

Both the Jets and Giants won, though neither played their best game.

Feddy "Sez" Schuman died at the age of 85, just months after this sweet video was shot.

The Knicks reportedly made progress in the Carmelo Anthony Sweepstakes, which could come down to New York and New Jersey.

With Marian Gaborik, Chris Drury, and Vinny Prospal out of the lineup, the Rangers lost at home to Colorado, then won on the road at Toronto.

The Mets narrowed their GM search to Sandy Alderson and Josh Byrnes.

And our Better Know a Knick countdown continued with Raymond Felton (No. 3) and Danilo Gallinari (No. 2).

That's it for us. We'll be back after Game 6 tonight — and, fingers crossed, after Game 7 tomorrow — then return again as usual on Monday morning.

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