Jon Lane

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Jon Lane is a veteran reporter covering the New York sports beat and Mixed Martial Arts. His work has appeared in Tapout and MMA Worldwide magazines,,, and You can also follow Jon's New York Yankees coverage by visiting

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New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets: It's on

Originally scheduled for November 1 until Hurricane Sandy hit the tri-state area, the Brooklyn Nets will finally host the New York Knicks on Monday night in an eagerly anticipated contest at the Barclays Center.

Nets succeeding without D12 and D12 without Nets

Storylines and subplots are aplenty as the Brooklyn Nets are in Southern California to take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night at Staples Center. Tops on the list is neither the Nets' five-game winning streak nor Mike D'Antoni's probable debu

Stackhouse implementing swagger to surging Nets

The Brooklyn Nets are on the West Coast seeking their fifth consecutive victory tonight against the Sacramento Kings on a serious roll, but also in search of swagger.

Celtics vs. Nets: Brooklyn finds a way to win

Those ugly defeats to the Minnesota Timberwolves and Miami Heat are in the rear view mirror. All it took was resiliency and a few big shots from the Big Three of the Brooklyn Nets.

Giants vs. Bengals analysis: Studs and Duds

There's no beating around the bush. The New York Giants are a 6-4 football team with big problems they must address entering the bye week.

Bengals rip Giants in Cincinnati

Andy Dalton threw for four scores, A.J. Green caught seven catches for 85 yards and Eli Manning’s struggles extended into Week 10 as the Giants’ losing streak reached two games with a 31-13 loss to the Bengals.

Joe Johnson: 'No team should outwork us'

Monday night at the Barclays Center, the Nets blew a 22-point lead, were outscored 32-10 in the fourth quarter -- when it's winning time -- dropped a 107-96 decision to the Minnesota Timberwolves and were booed off their fresh new court.

Giants vs. Steelers Studs and Duds

The Giants' uncanny knack of leaving points on the board while in the red zone combined with the ongoing struggles of their franchise quarterback and poor special teams contributed to the end of a four-game winning streak.

Brooklyn Nets preview: Timberwolves vs. Nets

Following an emotional 107-100 win over the Toronto Raptors in the first game in Brooklyn for any major pro sports team in 55 years, the Brooklyn Nets play Game 2 at the Barclays Center on Monday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Mikhail Prokhorov thinking big -- very big

Mikhail Prokhorov, who spent zillions, billions and trillions on the Barclays Center and retooling a Nets team that three seasons ago won 12 games, is demanding not only excellence, but mastery.

Giants vs Cowboys analysis: Studs and Duds

The New York Giants rarely make it easy on themselves, but almost always find a way to win.

Deron Williams leads Nets in more ways than one

Deron Williams is more than just the Nets' leader. He became the centerpiece of the team's rebranding campaign since agreeing to stay with the organization for $98.7 over five years instead of returning home to Dallas.

Brooklyn Nets have much work to do

Judging from a sold-out Nassau Coliseum, the Nets can ball with the Knicks, even outlast them, but the Grapple for the Apple? Well, that's going to take some time.

Peter ‘Kid Chocolate" Quillin wins WBO title

It took 12 breathtaking rounds to decide the WBO middleweight title fight between champion Hassan N'Dam and Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin.

Danny Jacobs knocks out Josh Luteran in Round 1

Back inside a boxing ring for the first time in nearly 18 months, Danny Jacobs wasted no time in wiping out Josh Luteran with a vicious left hook-right uppercut combination to score the knockout at 1:13 of the first round.

Boyd Melson and Jason Thompson fight to draw

The curtain was raised on Brooklyn's first boxing event in 80 years at approximately 5:11 p.m. EST when hometown fighters Boyd Melson and Jason Thompson squared off to open a nine-bout card.

Boxing returns to Brooklyn: TV, times, controversy

After more than 80 years of waiting the borough of Brooklyn was bequeathed a boxing card headlined by four world championship fights.

Boxing returns to Brooklyn: TV, times, controversy

After more than 80 years of waiting the borough of Brooklyn was bequeathed a boxing card headlined by four world championship fights.

Boxing returns to Brooklyn: Fighter quotes

Some quotes from Thursday's press conference in Brooklyn, three days before four world championship fights headline the Barclays Center in boxing's return to the historic borough.

Danny Jacobs’ comeback from cancer

Last year, Danny Jacobs was diagnosed with spinal cancer. On Saturday night, the one-time middleweight contender steps back into a boxing ring when he faces Josh Luteran.

Danny Garcia’s extraordinary quest

Danny Garcia's next fight isn't any title defense with your average hype, bells and whistles. A rematch with veteran Erik Morales, is the co-main event of Brooklyn's first championship fight in 80 years.

Giants vs. 49ers analysis: Studs and Duds

The Giants left no doubt on Sunday in San Francisco by smashing the 49ers, 26-3, an effort that reminded the most hardened of naysayers exactly who are the defending Super Bowl champions.

World Championship Boxing returns to Brooklyn

Brooklyn will host a major championship main event for the first time in 81 years this Saturday when Danny Garcia defends the WBA junior welterweight title against Erik Morales.

Giants vs. 49ers: Facts, stats and analysis

If you're a fan of smash mouth football, Sunday's contest between the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers is for you.

Brooklyn Nets preseason preview and schedule

The appetite of fans old and new of the Brooklyn Nets will start getting whetted on Saturday when the Nets open the 2012 preseason in Atlantic City, N.J., against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Hello Brooklyn: Get to know Mirza Teletovic

Mirza Teletovic is a gifted shooter the Brooklyn Nets will look to for scoring.

Hello Brooklyn: Get to know Gerald Wallace

It's the simple routine that's the essence of rough-and-rugged Brooklyn Nets forward Gerald Wallace, not the concrete jungle of his basketball home or nearby Manhattan. In fact, New York City scares him.

Giants vs. Browns Studs and Duds

The New York Giants had to win their game over the winless Cleveland Browns on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. They took care of business by overcoming a 14-0 deficit to smash the Browns, 41-27 to improve to 3-2.

Browns vs. Giants: Game day preview

In need of a bounce-back win and missing a plethora of key players, the New York Giants (2-2) host the Cleveland Browns (0-4) on Sunday at 1 p.m. at MetLife Stadium.

UFC on FX 5 Preview: TV, main card and analysis

Heavyweights Travis Browne and Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva headline the four-fight main card of UFC on FX 5.

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