Jane McManus

Jane McManus has covered New York sports since 1998 and began covering football just before Brett Favre's stint with the Jets. Her work has appeared in Newsday, USA Today, The Journal News and The New York Times. Follow Jane on Twitter.

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Talkin' baseball and diplomacy

Yankees fan Kissinger, Sawx fan Power share unforgettable ride to the Bronx.

Has Vick been punished enough?

He's been clean for years, but Vick still sparks debate. Is it time to move on?

Roy Simmons: A Giant, and a pioneer

Ex-Giant Roy Simmons: A pioneer in the battle against homophobia in sports.

The NFL dodged a Super Bowl blizzard. Next time they may not be so lucky.

Ready for the Richard Sherman test?

What you think about Richard Sherman is absolutely right, and totally wrong.

Sainz incident helped Jets grow up

Remember when the Jets harassed and catcalled Ines Sainz? The Jets sure do.

Mark Sanchez was set up to fail

Bad coaching and worse teammates have Sanchez down, but not out.

Jets' Greene feasts on Colts defense

Jets running back Shonn Greene feasted on the Colts' run defense in a big win.

Cromartie the key for a Jets win

CB Antonio Cromartie is the key to a Jets victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

Replace Revis? Wilson won't have to

The Jets simply are not expecting Kyle Wilson to be Darrelle Revis.

Revis took costly leap of faith

Darrelle Revis took a leap of faith, a potentially a costly leap for any athlete.

Loud and proud, Bart Scott is back

The old Bart Scott is back with his mouthy leadership and fun-loving enthusiasm.

Scott: 'It's wanting more for your kids'

Bart Scott has big plans for his son that don't include a pro football career.

A Sanchez-Holmes intervention?

How to get Sanchez and Holmes to bond? Hey, what about a reality show!

A rough two weeks are ahead, Jets fans

It's going to be a rough couple of weeks for Jets fans.

Nicks answers Giants' prayers before half

"Big-time players step up in big-time games," says Hakeem Nicks.

Oh, Tannenbaum, what have you done?

People blame Schotty and Sanchez for the Jets' struggles. What about the GM?

Victor Cruz? You better recognize, Jets

The Jets are getting to know Cruz, getting to know all about Cruz ...

Fandom at stake when Giants, Jets meet

The middle ground of fans is what the Giants and Jets will be playing for.

Brick set to meet JPP, Giants' D

D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Jason Pierre-Paul will clash on Christmas Eve.

It's a bird, it's a plane ... it's Santonio!

With his latest display of bad judgement, Tone Time has gone tone deaf.

Greene, O-line come up big vs. Redskins

Shonn Greene and the offensive line came up big for the Jets in Washington.

Plax thankful to spend holiday at home

The Jets' Plaxico Burress is thankful to finally spend Thanksgiving with his family.

New player, same ol' 85 magic for Giants

Like David Tyree before him, Jake Ballard tormented Pats on a game-winning drive.

Daughter gives Jets exec reason to run

His daughter's autism has inspired a Jets executive to run in the NYC Marathon.

Jets face a critical stretch after the bye

The Jets can't afford a post-bye letdown, because the next two games are huge.

Cruz continues dancing like a star

Giants wideout Victor Cruz is dancing into the hearts of many with his play.

Don't mock the Mayhem moniker

Aaron "Mayhem" Maybin is rewarding the Jets for believing in him.

Jets' Revis can't stop making big plays

Darrelle Revis made yet another game-changing play for the Jets.

Ryan calls out Tanny, not Turner

Rex Ryan's comments call out Mike Tannenbaum, not Norv Turner.

Holmes becoming a leader in defeat

Santonio Holmes staying positive despite the Jets' recent struggles.

McKnight still looking for role with Jets

Joe McKnight is still trying to settle into a role with the New York Jets.

Jets' task: Stymie the Welker whirlwind

The Jets will try to contain Wes Welker -- and that is easier said than done.

The omen: Damien's ouster haunts Jets

Waiving Damien Woody in March robbed the Jets of the line depth they need now.

Jets need to get running game going

Shonn Greene and LaDainian Tomlinson need to get it going in Oakland.

Tomlinson finding ways to produce

LaDainian Tomlinson still finding ways to contribute to New York Jets.

Rex to Rob: 'See you in the Super Bowl'

Rex Ryan consoled his twin brother with six words: "See you in the Super Bowl."

Time is now to appreciate Serena

Don't know what you have until it's gone? Doesn't have to be the case with Serena.

Rafa gets day off -- and he'll need it

Rafael Nadal finally gets his day off at the U.S. Open. He'll need it before the final.

'Disappointed' Isner ousted in quarters

Despite his quarterfinal loss, this was the best U.S. Open of John Isner's career.

Future looks bright under the lights

Future of American tennis looked bright under the bright lights at Arthur Ashe.

Irina Falconi is back where it all began

For Irina Falconi, playing in New York means returning to where it all began.

McHale sets sail for Round 2 at Open

Christina McHale continues journey from Hong Kong to New Jersey to U.S. Open.

Felix hopes to get his chance with Jets

Robby Felix has faced tougher obstacles than trying to earn a Jets roster spot.

Aussie Bryan tries to boot Jets' Conley

Aussie punter Chris Bryan has crossed the globe, family in tow, for an NFL shot.

Hunter's hard work finally paying off

Wayne Hunter is making the most of his new opportunity with the Jets.

Kerley looks like something special

New York Jets' Rookie Jeremy Kerley looks like he could be something special.

Greene ready to carry load for Jets

After making the transition from college, Shonn Greene is ready to lead the Jets.

Vick drafted blueprint for Burress' return

Michael Vick's redemption story blazed a trail for Plaxico Burress.

Rutgers alumni bonding during lockout

The NFL lockout has brought several former Scarlet Knights together.

Roethlisberger isn't a redemption story just because he reached the Super Bowl.

Roethlisberger isn't a redemption story just because he reached the Super Bowl.

Mangold ready to face Hampton

Nick Mangold's battles vs. top NTs have prepared him to face Casey Hampton.

Behind the bluster, Rex can really coach

Rex Ryan's smart schemes are an underrated aspect of his coaching profile.

Flight Boys soar for Jets in win

Cotchery, Edwards and Holmes played a key role in the Jets' win.

Ryan staying mum on Jets' injuries

Jets head coach Rex Ryan is not giving away any injury news to the Patriots.

Sanchez returns to house of horrors

Can Mark Sanchez recover from the Jets' most recent trip to Foxborough?

Jets on Rex: We want to prove him right

Backed into a corner by his boasts? No, the Jets have their coach's back.

Cromartie is a hero ... on special teams

Antonio Cromartie's best play against the Colts actually came on special teams.

McKnight makes most of opportunity

With LT and Shonn Greene resting, Joe McKnight took advantage of his chance.

Statement games? Don't bet on it

Despite Sunday's hysterics, nothing's changed about the Jets and Giants.

Teammates lift Mark Sanchez in win

After a rough week, Jets QB Mark Sanchez didn't want it to be about him.

Woodhead takes Jets behind woodshed

The Jets couldn't feel good for Danny Woodhead after he made them look bad.

Foxborough holds dark memories for LT

LaDainian Tomlinson had a rough time during his last visit to Gillette Stadium.

Jets wishing Woodhead well -- to a point

The Jets are glad Danny Woodhead has found success. That changes Monday.

Darrelle Revis makes T.O. look average

Darrelle Revis responded to war of words by shutting down Terrell Owens.

Mr. Smith goes to the end zone, twice

Jets' Brad Smith gets much-deserved, rarely received attention on Thanksgiving.

Garrett's return to N.J. has different feel

Jason Garrett is facing a new challenge in his return to New York.

Motown rooting section awaits Gholston

It'll be a home game on the road for the Jets' Vernon Gholston in Detroit.

Giants O-line preparing to face the noise

The Giants' offensive line will face a tough challenge in Seattle.

Clowney hoping to catch on in Carolina

Ex-Jet David Clowney, back in N.J. for a day, wants to build future in Carolina.

Rex Ryan tries to make sense of loss

Jets head coach Rex Ryan attempted to make sense of Week 8's loss.

Shonn Greene: Run hard, balk at talk

Jets running back Shonn Greene prefers to let his play do the talking.

Ahmad Bradshaw in a rush to reach top

Ahmad Bradshaw in a rush to reach top in first season as Giants' featured back.

Giants WRs dance their way into bye

If you wondered -- yes, the Giants WRs plan their end zone dances in advance.

Giants' wideouts a key versus Cowboys

The Giants' wide receivers will play an important role Monday night in Dallas.

Healin' O'Hara snapping back at pain

Don't look now, but Shaun O'Hara seems ready to go Monday night in Dallas.

Keller's got game and just enough fame

Dustin Keller doesn't worry about being on the A-list. TDs are more his pace.

Call Dwight Lowery 'The Closer'

Dwight Lowery's fumble recovery against Denver earned him a new nickname.

Clint Sintim ready to step up Sunday

Clint Sintim will play a bigger role for the Giants against the Texans.

Opportunity might knock again for Cruz

Opportunity might knock again for preseason sensation Victor Cruz.

Manning distraught after frustrating day

Eli Manning amassed stellar numbers, yet the Giants got embarrassed Sunday.

Hey, U.S. Open: That's entertainment?

Super Saturday left U.S. Open fans thinking: That's entertainment?

Hingis happy to surface at the Slams

Martina Hingis, retired and still just 29, is happy to resurface at Grand Slams.

Querrey's loss takes U.S. out of Open

The last American standing in the men's draw, Sam Querrey, fell Tuesday.

Players welcome Darrelle Revis back

Jets players seem pleased and relieved to welcome Revis back to his Island.

Marathon man wants more from career

John Isner is known for his three-day win at Wimbledon -- but he wants more.

Jonathan Goff out to build starting role

Giants' Jonathan Goff eyes a future as an engineer -- just like his older brother.

At 30, Blake hoping for U.S. Open run

James Blake, now 30, is hoping to make a run at the U.S Open.

Decision on Fed's best? Split, naturally

Roger Federer is building a highlight reel of between-the-legs shots at the Open.

James Blake is not done yet, folks

James Blake has struggled of late, but hopes to make a run at the U.S. Open.

Tomlinson is bright spot for woeful O

LaDainian Tomlinson washed up? A bad acquisition? Not so much.

Eric Smith has brains -- and ambition

It didn't take long for Rex Ryan to see why Eric Smith was his kind of player.

Ben Roethlisberger returns vs. Giants

Ben Roethlisberger's performance Saturday was a bit of a mirage.

Joe McKnight tunes out 'Hard Knocks'

Joe McKnight knew he'd be a storyline on "Hard Knocks" -- but he didn't watch.

Woodhead gives heart, soul to dream

Short stature, small school, big injury -- none of them stopped Danny Woodhead.

New digs open with a few glitches

Fans find a few issues in new football palace but Giants, Jets players love it.

What is the meaning of this?

Why the preseason opener is a lot more important to the Jets than the Giants.

Clint Sintim is coming on strong

Big Blue LB Clint Sintim is making a strong bid for a starting spot.

Chris Canty healthy, ready to contribute

Giants DT Chris Canty, hurt for much of 2009, is having a great training camp.

Mark Sanchez impresses his dad

After surgery and rehab, Mark Sanchez's confidence is sky-high, his dad says.

Westhoff works Nick Folk out of funk

There's no point in couching it, Jets kicker Nick Folk looked awful in OTAs.

Vet and rookie battle for guard spot

Jets have a long way to go in determining who will replace Alan Faneca.

Jason Taylor needs a lot of study time

Learning Rex Ryan's defense has Jason Taylor spending a lot of time studying.

Cameras focus on Jets' expectations

Regardless of Revis or "Hard Knocks," the Jets are thinking two words -- Super Bowl

Cool Brees on hot day in Times Square

Drew Brees spent Tuesday in New York City, filming a commercial for "Madden."

Cruel summer for Giants rookie Jones

It's a cruel summer for Chad Jones, whose NFL career is in jeopardy.

Jets, and fans, take in new stadium

Jets, fans enjoy day at new Meadowlands stadium -- with a critique or two.

Sanchez tests knee again, says 'let's go'

QB Mark Sanchez will reach his goal of playing in the Jets' mandatory minicamp.

'There's only one word -- insane!'

Madison Square Garden and area businesses need LeBron to lead a revival.

No Rex in '14 Super Bowl? 'Impossible'

The thought of Jets not playing in XLVIII makes their coach green in the gills.

Players are preparing for the worst

Players for the Jets and the Giants are preparing for the worst: A lockout.

Yankees look to ride Subway to victory

Nick Swisher found it hard to get too worked up about another Subway Series.

Prokhorov learning to talk the talk in NY

Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov is learning to talk the talk, New York style.

Haiti is just the start for David Clowney

Clowney wants to save children because someone saved him when he was a kid.

Ex-Knight ushers in new day for Liberty

Cappie Pondexter, an ex-Rutgers star and WNBA champ, gives Liberty hope.

LeBron Mania is sweeping the city!

Knicks fans and New York Magazine editors are hoping to convince the King.

Sea of green at the New Meadowlands

When Mexico played Ecuador at the New Meadowlands, football meant soccer.

Jets fans anticipate big takeoff

Jets fans predict 15-1. Rex Ryan wants to know the identity of the lone loss.

Pope's life has been a lesson in survival

A family and a community hope Herb Pope rebounds from his latest setback.

From Dodger blue to bluegrass

Sitting next to Don Zimmer in the dugout got horse racing in Joe Torre's blood.

Fordham QB happily headed to Arizona

John Skelton had a feeling about Arizona, the dry earth and the sunshine.

NFL Draft Running Blog: Jane McManus

The scene in and around Radio City: News and notes from the NFL draft

Get ready for a busy weekend, Jets fans

Stock up the fridge, get out the dip and prepare for an intense few days.

Jets players react to Taylor acquisition

Some Jets fans might not want Jason Taylor, but several Jets players do.

Jets could look to safeties in draft

Revis Island could get even less hospitable with good cover over the top.

Jets are looking for a pass-rusher

The Jets need a pass-rusher, and TCU's Jerry Hughes is a good candidate.

Jets desperately need pass-rusher

For the Jets, the draft is about the pass rush, among other things.

It's all about the pass rush

For the Jets, the draft is all about the pass rush. We'll take a look at three possibilities.

Jets should think safety first

With Brandon Marshall in Miami, the Jets should think safety first at the NFL draft.

Holmes glad for second chance

Traded by Pittsburgh, Santonio Holmes is glad for a new start with the Jets.

Sticker shock at New Meadowlands

The Giants and Jets spared no expense. Neither will you at their new stadium.

The Mets finally got one right

It was an Opening Day of redemption. The Mets finally got one right.

Giants vs. Jets: Who owns this town?

Giants or Jets: Who owns this town? It's a Jersey war for football supremacy.