New York Teams

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

On the Fisher firing: Expectations grew for this team early in the season. The Knicks going 1-9 over the past two weeks played heavily into the decision.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A look at Kurt Rambis running his first practice as Knicks interim head coach:

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A look at Kurt Rambis running his first practice as Knicks interim head coach:

NHL injury updates

Evgeni Malkin's lower body injury is expected to keep him out of the Peguins' lineup tonight. Also the Rangers will be without captain Ryan McDonagh who suffered a concussion from being punched in Saturday night's win over the Flyers. More on McDonagh

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Stephen A.: Phil Jackson is not playing games (1:22)
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Will Walton be next head coach for Knicks? (2:22)
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How Boychuk's return will spark Islanders

There are subtle and not-so-subtle ways Johnny Boychuk will make an impact after returning from injury. Plus, nine other notes from the NHL weekend.

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Fisher out as Knicks' head coach (2:13)

Knicks' struggle is real

Through January 20, the Knicks were 22-22 and just a half game back of the Celtics for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Since then, New York enters Monday an NBA-worst 1-9 including an 0-7 mark against teams with a winning record.

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Crystal ball: OBJ leads all receivers

Dan Graziano thinks Odell Beckham Jr. will have a tremendous 2016 season, leading the NFL in receiving yards and touchdowns. OBJ just needs to keep his cool. Crystal ball for 2016

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Knicks fire Derek Fisher

The Knicks have fired the head coach, and Kurt Rambis will serve as interim coach. New York is 23-31 this season, and it has lost 9 of its last 10 games. Story

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Riding off into the sunset?

If Super Bowl 50 was indeed Peyton Manning's final game, Hollywood couldn't have scripted a better ending. The sure-fire Hall of Famer wouldn't be the first legend to finish on top.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

FWIW: Thanasis Antetokounmpo's 10-day contract with the Knicks expired last night. The club hasn't yet announced a new pact with Thanasis. If they elect to let him walk, the Knicks will have an open roster spot.

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Okposo's hat trick leads Islanders' rout (0:55)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony says the soreness in his knee isn't going to heal "in a week ... or 2 weeks" & that it's impacted the mechanics of his shot. He's consulted with trainers, doctors and players on the issue and has been assured that it's a part of the recovery from surgery.

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Joe Johnson could help your team

The Nets swingman is available in about half of ESPN leagues. Johnson's high-usage role and assists could help your fantasy team. Fantasy Forecaster

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo says the soreness in his knee is an expected part of recovery from surgery. He'll use All Star week as an opportunity to recover.