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Opponents Slip Through Nets Defense

The Brooklyn Nets’ defense often collapses when quick guards get into the lane. WSJ.com: Newyork Main

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Mario Batali Fends Off Abortion-Rights Opponents on Twitter

Bring it. Earlier this week, pro-life Twitter users pledged to boycott Mario Batali’s restaurants after the chef tweeted his support for a pro-choice telethon — to which the chef responded, Go right ahead. When one miffed follower tweeted: “Remind me never to eat at his place,” Batali obliged, and quickly at that: “Reminded!!” he fired […]

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Opponents Pile on Bill de Blasio at West Indian Day Parade

Christine Quinn and Bill Thompson played whack-a-de Blasio at the West Indian Parade today. Holding court outside the pre-parade breakfast in East Flatbush, Ms. Quinn and Mr. Thompson separately ripped Public Advocate Bill de Blasio on a whole host of issues, demonstrating that the front-running mayoral contender would continue to bear the brunt of their […]

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Weiner Moving Forward With Mayoral Campaign Despite Calls From Opponents To Quit Race

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Pressure was mounting Wednesday on Anthony Weiner to leave the field of combat in the mayoral race, but the former congressman said once again he will do no such thing. As CBS 2′s Marcia Kramer reported, the determined politician reiterated that he is not budging – despite admitting to a new sexting […]

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Bill de Blasio Accuses ‘Guilty’ Opponents of ‘Aiding and Abetting’ Bloomberg

At one point in the mayor’s race–not too long ago, in fact–Bill de Blasio was focused on Council Speaker Christine Quinn and convincing voters that he was the “clear progressive alternative to her.” But after Ms. Quinn tumbled in the polls, Mr. de Blasio’s messaging became significantly more complicated. The city’s public advocate is hoping […]

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Quinn suffers small drop poll shows, but still outpaces opponents

A couple of weeks of constant battering cost City Council Speaker Christine Quinn a few points in the latest mayoral poll. Her opponents remained stranded at virtually the same places they were in February — way behind. The Quinnipiac University poll out today showed Quinn was the preferred choice of… NY Post: Local News

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Halloran’s Council Opponents Weigh In On Corruption Charges

Amid the chaos surrounding New York City Councilman Dan Halloran’s alleged involvement in a corruption and bribery scheme with state Sen. Malcolm Smith and two city GOP operatives, Halloran has to defend his Council seat from one of a slew of Democratic opponents. Two of them, former Cuomo administration employee Austin Shafran and urban planner […]

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Snake Eyes: Powerful Opponents A Hurdle For Casino Amendment

The first passage of a constitutional amendment to legalize casino gambling in New York came fairly easily last year, with the Legislature agreeing on vague language that capped the number of casinos at seven and with relatively few lawmakers voting no. This year Gov. Andrew Cuomo is at odds with legislators over whether to initially […]

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UConn Starting To Think About New Opponents As Big East Shrinks

The first game ever between the UConn women and Oregon on Monday will be followed by the second game ever next season in Connecticut. These types of relationships, most times resulting in one-sided wins for the Huskies, are the fuel that fires the… New York City

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Atlantic Yards Opponents Exhausted By Endless, Losing Battle

The yards as they once were. The battle over the Atlantic Yards has been a punishing experience even for the most dedicated community activist. It has been long and unrewarding and now, with the opening of the arena, many are finally calling it quits, The New York Times reports.

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Knicks benefit from opponents’ key injuries during their solid showing in November

Is this finally the Knicks year? That remains to be seen but you can certainly make a case that November has been their month. Mike Woodson’s team has the record — and the breaks — to prove it.  The Knicks once again benefitted from an opponent’s misfortune when the New Orleans Hornets … Knicks Nation – […]

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Jets’ LaRon Landry at his best when punishing opponents

The sounds come from deep inside him — strange, menacing noises that apparently cannot be controlled. Sports stories from Newsday

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Frack opponents fight back by filing suit, blocking dig

BY LIZA BéAR  |   Saying the Spectra natural gas pipeline — now being constructed underneath Hudson River Park at Gansevoort Peninsula — poses grave dangers to the West Village and the city at large, neighborhood activists and environmentalists are ratcheting up their protests. Last Thursday, a five-person blockade prevented a digging machine from operating […]

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Fracking opponents rally; NY gov's decision nears

Fracking opponents rally; NY gov's decision nears ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than 1,000 demonstrators marched to New York's state Capitol on Monday to keep up the pressure on Gov. Andrew Cuomo as he prepares to decide whether to allow shale gas drilling using high-volume hydraulic fracturing after … Read more on Businessweek

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