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week in review

The Week After Carmelo Became a Knick

The Knicks began the first full week of the Carmelo Anthony era in thrilling fashion, beating the Heat in Miami on Sunday night. Then came a road loss to Orlando (during which it became clear the Knicks still have some things to figure out), and a home victory over New Orleans (during which Toney Douglas outplayed Chris Paul). Meanwhile, Chauncey Billups ended Amar'e Stoudemire's reign atop this blog's Knicks Power Rankings. (He fell to third, behind Billups and Anthony.) But what happened this week that didn't involve saying hello, once again, to Jared Jeffries?

The Rangers didn't make any major moves on trade-deadline day this week, but they also didn't win any games on their three-game homestand, losing to Tampa Bay, Buffalo, and Minnesota.

After defeating Villanova last weekend, St. John's rose to No. 15 in both polls, while bracketologists showed them some love, as well. But thanks to a loss last night to Seton Hall, a double-bye in the Big East Tournament appears unlikely.

At the Garden, Ivan Lendl returned to frighten John McEnroe again.

We previewed the Northeast Conference Tournament.

Now that all of the candidates have gotten a chance to pitch, we took our weekly look at the Yankees Rotation Derby.

We spoke with Newark mayor Cory Booker about the NCAA East regional.

And we spoke with Alex Pereira, the comedian behind the Edgar Allen Poe Knicks videos.

That's it for us. Have a nice weekend.

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