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  • Yankees 8, Twins 2: After not getting a decent -- much less quality -- start from any member of their rotation, the Yankees gladly accepted Carl Pavano's seven innings of two-run ball. Alex Rodriguez hit his fifth home run, but that came after the affair was wide open. This is the type of game the Yanks hope to play more of this season, but they won't get to face Sidney Ponson every night.

    And here's an interesting fact: The recent cold weather in NYC may be why some of the Yankees are injured.


  • Pistons 91, Knicks 83: What better way to prepare for giving up a lottery pick than to play the best team in the Eastern Conference? As the Knicks play out the string -- they're all but eliminated from the playoff chase -- they got solid performance from Eddy Curry and Nate Robinson. But the price for Curry will be a high pick in this year's draft, which the Knicks will swap with Chicago as part of the deal that brought the big man to New York. Was he worth it? Depends on the Ping-Pong balls.