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CC Sabathia: Best I've felt in 3 years

The Yankees LHP, who spent a month in a rehab facility in October to battle an alcohol problem, is feeling strong as pitchers and catchers approaches, telling the New York Post: "I feel the best I have in three years. I am excited to get to Tampa with a clear head and a healthy body."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson said in an interview with MSG Network that the chances the Knicks have a 'very slim opportunity' to make a trade before the Feb. 18 deadline but adds that 'we are open to it." The Knicks would love to add help in the backcourt.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson said on MSG Network that the team noticed Kristaps Porzingis fatiguing at points during the season. Jackson said that Porzingis had been lackadaisical to start some games and was taking poor shots, which is something the coaching staff worked with him on.

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Rambis: Knicks still learning how to play together (1:19)
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East Coast bias: #BadValentineIn5Words

Nothing to do with the Red Sox's former manager, Bobby. But it's a hashtag you could lose an hour scrolling through and the Yankees get in on the fun.

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Melrose on Brodeur: When you get the rules changed, you're pretty special (0:56)
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Devils honor Brodeur, beat Oilers (0:55)
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Knicks fall short in Rambis' debut (1:00)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kurt Rambis' message to the Knicks heading into the All Star break: stay active, do cardio work, don't loaf around.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kurt Rambis says the coaching staff knows that quick point guards are going to give Jose Calderon problems. John Wall had 28 points (10-for-24) and 17 assists tonight.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kurt Rambis said the Knicks failed early on to get back on defense and stop Washington in transition.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Wizards 111, Knicks 108: A breakdown by the Wizards allowed Langston Galloway to get off an uncontested 3-pointer at the buzzer but his shot came up short, sealing the Knicks' loss. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 33 points and Kristaps Porzongis had 20. It was Mew York's first game under interim head coach Kurt Rambis. Overall, the Knicks (23-32) have dropped 10 of 11 and six straight entering the All Star break.

Wizards survive Knicks last-second shot

Down by 3 in the final seconds, Langston Galloway got a wide-open look from the wing, but his shot came up just short and the Wizards escaped with a 111-108 win in Kurt Rambis' debut as Knicks head coach. Box score

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Langston Galloway: unshakeable. After committing what could have been a game-ending turnover, Galloway hits a 3-pointer with 8.5 seconds to play to pull NY within one. Give the Knicks this much: they didn't quit late in games under Derek Fisher and they haven't quit tonight in Game No. 1 under Kurt Rambis.

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Wall gets fancy on Porzingis (0:17)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

After review, the refs reverse their foul call on Bradley Beal and call a charge on Arron Afflalo. Knicks would have had a chance to cut Washington's lead to two with a made free throw. Instead, they are down five with 44 seconds to play.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A strong late comeback for the Knicks: Kristaps Porzingis blocks John Wall on one end and Arron Afflalo converts a layup while being fouled on the other. New York has a chance to cut the lead to two with 44 seconds to play.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Worth noting: Entering Tuesday's game, the Knicks had a 0.7% chance of making the postseason, according to the ESPN playoff odds tracker.