Give Joe Girardi credit for the job he has done in managing the Yankees.
Brian McCann laid the blueprint for what the Yanks need to overtake Toronto.
The Rangers staved off elimination and showed that desperation suits them best.
Second choice? Derek Fisher was first-rate on his first day with Knicks.
In MSG's first finals game in 20 years, the Rangers' Cup chances were crippled.
Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome has brains to match his athletic ability.
Rider Victor Espinoza hopes to avoid landing on the wrong side of history.
California Chrome's success is bittersweet for Delgado brothers.
Dominic Moore netted the winner in the Rangers' Game 6 win. How sweet?!
Dustin Tokarski trumps Henrik Lundqvist to turn Rangers rout into a series.
Truth and KG came to the Nets with a bang, and left with barely a whisper.
Saul Katz might want to sell his share, but don't get your hopes up, Mets fans.
If the Nets want a championship they need Deron Williams to be a star.
The MSG faithful turned on the Blueshirts as the stars stunk on Broadway.
With all the cards in his favor, it's time for Carmelo Anthony to call Phil's bluff.
Masahiro Tanaka was even more impressive in a game he didn't win.
Given his first three starts, Masahiro Tanaka hasn't lost a thing in translation.
Jeter has feelings, too, although he's mastered hiding them until Monday.
Sandy Alderson's 90-win flip-flopping undermines talk of bold agenda-setting.
Carmelo Anthony needs to be all-in on Phil's plan from the beginning.
Keeping Melo weighs heavily on James Dolan as he courts Phil Jackson.
With old captain out, Martin St. Louis is more skilled to right the Rangers.
Trade deadline changes nothing and the 'Bockers are still stuck selling Someday.
Can Hal approach The Boss when it comes to gambling big?
Alex Rodriguez's last-ditch effort to play in 2014 ended with a white flag.
The Westminster Dog Show finally opens up to mixed breeds, and it's about time.
Carmelo Anthony needs to change, and Kobe Bryant told him how on Sunday.
Amid all the fire and brimstone, here's the saddest truth about A-Rod.
J.R. Smith's fine hits him in the only place he seems to care about..
The Giants need improved performances from many, but especially Jerry Reese.
Rex Ryan's big-top circus looks like it's about to pull up stakes and leave town.
Admist the rumors around his job, how could Dolan dislike Mike Woodson?
In the battle of the Rotten Apple, we'll see who stinks more: Knicks or Nets.
Melo owes it to himself and his sinking team to re-examine his game.
After 0-6 start, the Giants' season has turned around -- and they know why.
Eli Manning has been hit hard this year, and it might have him feeling haunted.
With all the talent the Nets have this year, Deron Williams is out of excuses.
Giant Antrel Rolle suggests silence wasn't Jonathon Martin's only option.
The rivalry between Prokhorov and Dolan will create 82 one-game seasons.
Of the many Giants having awful years, Jerry Reese is having the worst of all.
If Jets' D gives a Week 2 effort in Week 7, Jets just may snap the Pats' streak.
Bilal Powell may be the Jets' quietest man. But he knows how to get noticed.
Finally, Jets' defense and offense share same mentality: attack, attack, attack.
Rex Ryan's flip-flop on using a wristband suggests Ryan is scared of Old Rex.
Eli Manning will have to face the music if the Giants continue downward spiral.
Mariano Rivera's Bronx farewell played out like most of his saves.
Sunday's ceremony began to close not only the chapter on Mo, but on an era
Giants wide receiver trio gives Eli Manning the weapons to beat anyone.
Rafael Nadal's US Open victory means Federer and Sampras should watch out!
Bob and Mike Bryan couldn't complete a historic calendar year Grand Slam.
For Djokovic, Nadal and Murray, US Open title means 2013 bragging rights.
Diana Nyad's spiritual quest, not her stunt, drew us all in.
Open darling Victoria Duval got a reality check -- but it may be a good thing.
Andy Murray returns to Queens with something new -- swagger.
Instead of folding under the tabloid heat, the Yankees are heating up. Huh?
A-Rod and the Yankees: A match made in heaven that ended up in hell.
A-Rod isn't the only one behaving oddly for Yanks franchise going nowhere fast.
CC Sabathia can at least affect his fate. A-Rod's future might be out of his hands.
Snakebitten Bombers can't catch break as A-Rod's quad hovers over win.
With wit and bravado, Mikhail Prokhorov welcomed KG & Co. to Brooklyn.
Working with Hakeem is good enough for STAT & Co. -- so why not Tyson?
The tug for fan allegiance strengthens as Knicks vie with the Nets for the top spot.
By dropping trou on video, Mark Sanchez became the butt of jokes again.
These low-wattage names could lead to a long-term contract for Robinson Cano.
D-Will needs to change his career arc, too, for Jason Kidd to succeed.
Bill Belichick might be the one who cures Tim Tebow of his QB-only dream.
Bombers should yank A-Rod off team via Knicks' blueprint for buyouts.
As Friday's win showed, the old CC looks to be making his way back.
Rangers need real leadership. Nobody does that better than Mark Messier.
The Rangers have a puncher's chance vs. a foe that has shown a glass jaw.
Being merely good in Indy won't be good enough for the Knicks.
The Knicks head into Indianapolis with one swingman lost and one found.
The Nets went down the way they played all season. Consistently inconsistent.
New general manager John Idzik has brought a fresh start to the rotten Jets.
The Nets, led by Brook Lopez, take advantage of size to force Game 6.
Harvey may not be pleased, but he's still everything he's cracked up to be.
There's only one way for Melo to silence the critics -- just win, baby.
The Derek Jeter legend is skewing expectations against mounting evidence.
The Boo birds were out as Phil Hughes served up three homers to the O's.
Carmelo Anthony is now imposing his will on the entire Knicks franchise.
Mets click on all cylinders to start season of low expectations on a high note.
After the Knicks appeared to be in dire straits out West, the 'Bockers are back.
Henrik Lundqvist is absolutely right with his criticism of the Rangers.
Rex Ryan's lame-duck contract year is looking even lamer by the hour.
The inconsistent Knicks nearly beat OKC one day after a lackluster win in Detroit.
The Knicks weathered Stephen Curry's career night, but their outlook is gloomy.
Knicks' Mike Woodson got his roster wish, and now he must make it work.
Kevin Youkilis needs to embrace New York, the way Johnny Damon did.
The Isles' well-paid, oft-injured, backup goalie Rick DiPietro isn't quitting.
Spring training hasn't begun. But there's reason in Yankeeland to say, "Uh-oh."
A-Rod should learn from 2009 before he digs himself into a hole he can't climb.
Joe Flacco is right. Scheduling the 2014 Super Bowl for New Jersey is a bad idea.
Hal let Soriano walk. Now he will have to depend on a 43-year-old closer.
The 'Bockers want what Boston has, and losing their cool isn't the way to attain it.
Rex loves him some Michael Vick. Be afraid, Jets fans -- be very afraid.
It isn't just want. Phil Jackson and Mikhail Prokhorov need each other.
The Jets didn't see this coming? They definitely should've known better.
Knicks are still kings of New York. And they proved it to Brooklyn on Tuesday.
Ahmad Bradshaw rests his achy feet all week, then steps up on game day.
Mark Sanchez was benched. Will his follies ultimately bring Rex Ryan down?
RG3 ran a reverse on the Giants. He's in their heads, not the other way around.
Normally ready to rumble, Rex Ryan has been downright pensive.
The Jets have a Sanchez problem more than a Tebow problem.
Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey's magical 2012 ended with an NL Cy Young.
Their expectations downsized, meet the Incredible Shrinking Jets.
Instead of barking at Eli Manning to play better, Tom Coughlin offered to help.
Rex Ryan still doesn't have answers for how to use Tebow or the Jets' struggles.
Return of Jets' swagger and bravado must end better than it has in the past.
RG3 added to the buzz about his game -- but Eli Manning added to his legend.
Despite all the evidence, the Yanks seem content to operate in ignorance.
Mark Sanchez wasn't the Jets' hero against the Colts, but he did his job.
The Jets played the Texans close, but the truth is, they're miles apart.
The Giants win with offense now, and that was on display against the Browns.
Thanks to Raul Ibanez, the Yanks stayed alive for the AL East title they covet.
Rex Ryan was mad. His Jets were just plain bad. And the future isn't bright.
JPP has a message for Michael Vick: Expect more of the same Sunday.
Losing Darrelle Revis is just one of many problems the Jets have right now.
Raul Ibanez carried the Yanks in a wild, 14-inning win over the A's.
The pressure's on the Giants' defensive ends to step up against Carolina.
Curtis Granderson & Co. keep hitting HRs. But their biggest blow was a single.
Jets walk the walk in the season opener, but they don't talk the talk afterward.
Which of Santonio Holmes' warring natures is going to win out this season?
Novak Djokovic is charging through the Open. But you probably haven't noticed.
To call Andy Roddick a one-Slam wonder is to ignore his dogged chase of Federer.
Venus may look like a sentimental favorite, but her journey won't be easy.
Injury to Mark Teixeira? Just another hurdle for Joe Girardi to clear.
Don't worry about the Jets' issues, it's Rex Ryan's response that matters most.
A brand new Eli Manning has emerged at Giants camp this summer.
The Yankees have entered a new era, of payroll concerns and roster restraint.
Nats manager Davey Johnson has guided young phenoms before -- Darryl and Doc.
The Mets' season feels like it's on the line, and it's not even August.
Despite short-handed staff, the Mets should avoid making a stop-gap trade.
After tanking on D'Antoni and shoving Lin out the door, Melo had better win.
Of course CC Sabathia looked great in his return from the DL. What did you expect?
A threat from the Nets could've scared the Knicks into finally flying straight.
The Mets keep on winning, and they're starting to believe it's a special year.
When it comes to New York supremacy, Knicks' only fear is the Dwight shadow.
The Yanks are poised to make a statement in final legs of first-half stretch.
Derek Jeter doesn't mark his career a birthday at a time -- but a day at a time.
R.A. Dickey struggled with "violent, weird, fickle" knuckler as Sunday duel fizzled.
Brian Cashman doesn't quite trust his rotation. Sori? He's a different story.
Watch Bill Murray entertain a crowd and ask, how many owners really have fun?
G-Men enjoyed an A-plus offseason by keeping their vaunted D-line trio intact.
The Belmont Stakes is double trouble for I'll Have Another's Triple Crown dream.
If the hated Rangers came calling, could Zach Parise pull the trigger? Would he?
The Rangers were a flawed team, and got exposed by the Devils in the end.
The Devils were able to take advantage of Henrik Lundqvist in Game 5 win.
Rangers' Easy Kreider has been too tough for the Devils to contain in the East finals.
Got a problem with shot-blocking? The Rangers have a message for you: tough.
Rangers vs. Devils. Wake up the echoes. Get ready for Lundqvist vs. Brodeur.
Game 5 was the sort of great escape a hockey team can ride for a long time.
Be angry at Amare for hurting himself, but remember: Melo & Co. need him.
To err is human, but letting Ovechkin heat up? That's unforgivable, Rangers.
The Yankees have a plan to fix their rotation. It's called "Waiting for Andy."
With the bullets flying in Game 7, King Henrik held firm ... until it was all over.
Darrelle Revis should be a leader and end speculation about a contract holdout.
Are you ready for A-Rod the elder statesman? Good times!
The Red Sox's inner-yet-public turmoil is straight out of The Boss' book.
Mike Woodson faces his biggest challenge with Amare Stoudemire.
Slowly but surely, the Yankees are turning into Robinson Cano's team.
Derrick Rose was in the house Sunday at MSG. But Melo made himself at home.
Johan Santana's strong start gives the Mets hope.
Rex and the Jets are keeping quiet, but the owner continues to make waves.
Jeremy Lin's injury marked the end of Linsanity and the Knicks playoff hopes.
The news conference is Monday, so here is the skinny on Tim Tebow.
Tim Tebow is a great guy. But he brings an unusual distraction to the Jets.
Rex Ryan proved he's tone-deaf to the locker room by bringing in Tim Tebow.
Jeremy Lin is adjusting to his tweaked role, and the Knicks are winning.
If Amare keeps playing like he did Friday, Knicks won't have many more worries.
It's clear Melo is fed up, but the real problem is staring at him in the mirror.
Fifty-four weeks of the same Melo-drama? Some might call that crazy!
Henrik Lundqvist must carry this season's form into the playoffs, just like Marty did.
Bobby V's the most provocative thing to happen to Yanks-Sawx in years.
The Giants are right to prioritize Osi Umenyiora over Mario Manningham.
Young Jeremy Lin can't lead the Knicks as far as Carmelo Anthony can.
The Knicks' signing of J.R. Smith should be welcomed, not met with paranoia.
Giants, Knicks and Rangers? New York has had one awesome February so far.
No genuine franchise QB takes criticism lying down. So where's Mark Sanchez?
Christie's snub reignited an ancient debate -- which state is Big Blue-est?
Think Saturday's victory solved anything for the downtrodden Knicks? Um, no.
Former Patriot Jarvis Green is still haunted by the David Tyree play.
Chase Blackburn may be the longest long shot on this long shot Giants team.
Eli Manning, Tom Coughlin are the most dangerous big-game duo in the NFL.
The Giants are the most complete team remaining in the NFL playoffs.
Even without Brett Favre, Corey Webster knows one play can turn the tide.
If you really think Peyton Manning would want to join these Jets ... wake up!
With three win-or-go-home games under their belt, Big Blue fears nobody.
The veteran Giants' secondary has learned to forget.
It's high time for Rex Ryan to grow up as a head coach.
On Sunday night, Victor Cruz had an entire stadium shouting his last name.
The Giants' biggest asset on Sunday will be having Tony Romo at QB for Dallas.
"I don't want to be the second-best team in this city," Ryan says. Too bad, Rex.
The Giants, not the look-at-me Jets, have the best receiving corps in town.
Bragging rights don't matter. The Jets and Giants are fighting for survival.
Signs point to Knicks' new approach on D, even if D'Antoni bristles at suggestion.
Jets are bullies again. We'll be impressed if they do it to someone other than K.C.
Jason Pierre-Paul is a freak. And Giants hope he can lead the line to the playoffs.
There should be no turning back for the Giants and their wide-open offense.
Don't blame Coughlin if Giants collapse, this team wasn't built to contend.
Sunday may have provided a Band-Aid, but Mark Sanchez is far from fixed.
Eli Manning returns to New Orleans on Monday playing better than ever.
How are reeling Giants going to handle NFC's hottest QBs, starting with Brees?
Tim Tebow and the Jets are both the talk of the NFL, for wildly different reasons.
Mark Sanchez is regressing, and it was evident in Sunday's loss to the Pats.
Brandon Jacobs needs to quit the whining and continue to produce for Big Blue.
This week, anyway, the Giants' pass rush is back in Bill Belichick's head. Again.
With a murderers' row of a schedule ahead, Sunday's Giants win was a must.
Eli Manning has no regrets about his draft manipulation. Listening, Andrew Luck?
Ground & Pound was on the rebound in the Jets' clutch victory over Chargers.
The Gang Green offense needs to stick with its preseason script.
Eli Manning is one of the elite QBs in the NFL right now. No joke.
Mark Sanchez needs more help from the Jets now, not less.
Loss to Seattle proved that living on edge each week is no way for Giants to play.
CC Sabathia could be the new Alex Rodriguez -- and not in a good way.
Renee Richards is hardly your typical NYC eye surgeon/women's tennis star.
Two starts would've been nice. But the Yanks need to win CC's next one.
Justin Verlander victory is no sure thing vs. CC Sabathia and the Yankees.
A.J. Burnett is self-delusional -- and that may be a good thing for the Yankees.
Closers come and closers go. But there's only ever been one Mariano Rivera.
Novak Djokovic won his third Slam of 2011, and could sweep all four next year.
Novak Djokovic-Roger Federer should be a fascinating mind game Saturday.
Ten years after 9/11, no U.S. Open has felt as innocent or as uncomplicated.
The USTA's schedule change was a stunning victory for the players.
Confident Federer sounds like Roger of old after latest U.S. Open win.
CC Sabathia as Yankees' MVP isn't mentioned much. But it should be.
Who's the best quarterback in New York? Um, could we have another option?
Obsession with the rotation obscures fact that these Bombers are pretty darn good.
After an improved showing vs. Chicago, Eli Manning is ready for the Plaxico talk.
Alex Rodriguez will face Derek Jeter-like scrutiny as he battles back from injury.
Jerry Reese's playoff claim was pointless if he was going to backpedal days later.
Ivan Nova deserves to stay. Joe Girardi deserves praise for endorsing him.
Osi Umenyiora has to get ugly if he wants to get his way with the Giants.
Where some see trouble, Rex Ryan sees opportunity. How does he make it work?
In standing pat, the Yankees' "win now" just became "win how"?
If Yanks don't land a starter, CC Sabathia's price tag is sure to go up.
The Yankees can't stand pat at the trade deadline. That just isn't in their DNA.
Despite his up-and-down struggles, don't expect Mike Pelfrey to leave the Mets.
Thanks to Jeter and CC, the Yankees head into the second half on high note.
It's time to revisit the easily forgotten particulars of how Derek Jeter got here.
Take all forthcoming Derek Jeter and Jose Reyes talk with a grain of salt.
Everyone is noticing David Robertson, even if Francisco Rodriguez hasn't.
Thanks to Joe Girardi, Joe Torre is missed, but not needed here anymore.
Reyes is doing the Mets a favor by taking the drama out of free agency.
Tuesday's tiptoeing proves Derek Jeter still has a psychic hold on the Yanks.
Joe Girardi says the Yanks will protect their own. Now's the time to prove it.
Nearing 3,000, Derek Jeter has kept a simple approach: See ball, hit ball.
It's too early to call Jason Bay another Mets bust. But the clock is ticking.
Whether you like it or not, Isiah Thomas isn't going away anytime soon.
Anybody but Isiah. That's who should replace Donnie Walsh as Knicks president.
As the Mets continue to struggle, David Einhorn still has lots to smile about.
Rafael Soriano looks gone for a while, and Brian Cashman looks darn smart.
Curtis Granderson's bat is both a blessing and a curse for the Yankees.
The bumbling Bombers could -- and should -- turn up the heat on themselves.
Now is not the time to write an obituary on Phil Jackson's coaching career.
He's not exactly the Iron Horse, but Carlos Beltran seems like his old self.
The Mets are sellers, not buyers. For Reyes, that guarantees bye-bye.
After an awful April, Jorge Posada looks like a player reaching the end of the line.
D'Antoni's 2008 exit from Phoenix draws some parallels to his current situation.
Rafael Soriano's new pinstripes are going to feel like prison bars pretty soon.
Henrik Lundqvist deserved better than a heartbreaking defeat on Wednesday.
Freddy Garcia silenced his doubters with a wonderful performance on Saturday.
It's no surprise Derek Jeter ditched parts of his new batting stance so quickly.
Terry Collins did not push the right buttons on Sunday at Citi Field.
Sorry, but the atmosphere at the Mets' home opener wasn't exactly electric.
Russell Martin and Jorge Posada have given the Yankees some very good news.
Carmelo Anthony delivered a night Knicks fans had envisioned since his arrival.
Eating contracts doesn't have to be tough for the Mets' faithful to digest.
The past week has proved that the Knicks are better off as Amare's team.
Move over, Miami Heat -- everyone loves to hate on the new-look Knicks, too.
Fans have never been more impotent in sports. But they don't seem to mind.
What makes Tiki Barber run back to NFL? It could simply be about ego. Or not.
Steve Lavin has reshaped his image in less than a year on the job at St. John's.
"We want Paul!" chant is further evidence of the Yankee-fication of the Knicks.
Before making way for a younger PG, Billups can teach the Knicks how to win.
Wednesday was a great start, but Melo's Knicks have plenty of work still ahead.
Who brokered the Carmelo deal? Look no further than Amare Stoudemire.
Tons of pitchers have been bigger yet more successful than Joba Chamberlain.
Yankees painted as an underdog? Joe Girardi should milk it for all it's worth.
Mike D'Antoni agreed the Knicks' season is starting to feel like Groundhog Day.
Hey, Knicks: Don't let Carmelo Anthony slip away. Get the deal done now.
While some suitors flounder, the Knicks make strides without LeBron or Melo.
The Jets have a bright future with Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez leading the way.
Bart Scott's postgame interview has turned the LB into a YouTube sensation.
Manning and Brady are gone, but Big Ben presents bigger problems in Pittsburgh.
The Jets need Santonio Holmes to come up in a big way against the Patriots.
The Jets agree -- Tom Brady has been even better without Randy Moss.
If Revis and Cromartie aren't tested, the burden will be on the Jets' 'Other Guys.'
Sunday's dominating win has the Jets confident heading into the playoffs.
If the current Giants don't have any answers, some ex-Giants think they do.
Tom Coughlin sounded different Monday, perhaps aware the end is near.
Like a lot of things surrounding Rex Ryan, the regrets come too late.
Tom Coughlin should be judged on how he finishes this season.
The Giants will bring their best smashmouth style on Sunday.
It could get ugly for Brian Schottenheimer and the Jets' O before it gets better.
Are the Jets who they say they are? We'll find out against Miami on Sunday.
The Giants are more than capable of finishing the season strong.
Bart Scott says the Pats and Jets are similar -- a theory that might be a first.
The Jets don't have the top defense in New York right now. The Giants do.
It's time for Rex Ryan to take control of the Jets' struggling defense.
Mark Sanchez to Santonio Holmes is becoming a lethal combination.
The Giants will have their hands full when they face Michael Vick.
Focused on Philly, Eli Manning gave reporters an earful in his unique way.
Jerry Jones could learn from the Wilpons' vow to not meddle with smart employees.
James Dolan can't stand by as Isiah Thomas undermines the Knicks. Can he?
Circus comes to several teams, but the Jets' ruckus involves ... the punter?
Sunday was the sort of day Mark Sanchez had hoped he was beyond.
There are a lot of concrete reasons to believe the Jets' optimism is justified.
Deon Grant: Coaches, scouts want the full-speed aggression the NFL is banning.
CC Sabathia must postpone the end for an imploding team. No pressure.
Brett Favre acknowledges the success of his Jets successor, Mark Sanchez.
Are these The Captain's final days in pinstripes? Not if he's smart.
The Giants don't have Tom Coughlin to kick around anymore.
It's official: Feel free to worry, Yankees fans. Worry yourself sick.
The Colts' O-line faltered in Week 1. The Giants' D hopes for a repeat on Sunday.
This U.S. Open emphasized that men's tennis is now Rafael Nadal and the rest.
Best of all time? If Rafa Nadal completes career Grand Slam at 24, he has a case.
Novak Djokovic and Mikhail Youzhny look to play spoilers at U.S. Open.
U.S. fans have been let down before, but Ryan Harrison looked good at the Open.
His side of U.S. Open draw is wide open; can Gael Monfils ratchet up his intensity?
Was Sampras' old coach hired to guide Roger Federer to a U.S. Open re-Pete?
Andy Murray, U.S. Open finalist in '08, is out to erase Britain angst in Grand Slams.
McEnroe's prattle of the sexes -- haven't we heard this type of thing from him?
This could be the year Rafael Nadal finally wins his first U.S. Open crown.
Do NFL fans really want Tony Dungy to be The Conscience of Football?
Jose Reyes said something short and sweet but important for the Mets.
Enough with all the talk, Woody and Rex. Just get Darrelle Revis signed, now.
The Jets have a ton of stars on their roster; question is, can they all coexist?
In an increasingly pass-happy league, the Jets defense feels up to the challenge.
The Red Sox are coming to town looking like the Rasputin of baseball.
Kerry Wood was born to throw a baseball. He just can't seem to stay healthy.
Patience is in short supply for the Giants. Tom Coughlin better get the message.
It's time to stop pretending -- the Mets are entertaining, and that's it.
Flighty pitcher A.J. Burnett will need to reach a state of mind over batter.
Cano's dominance. A-Rod being A-Rod. PEDs. They add up to indifference.
Whether you feared or respected him, you knew Steinbrenner was in charge.
The New York Knicks used Isiah Thomas to pursue free agents. Thank Jim Dolan.
The Knicks didn't get LeBron James, but they did profit from chasing him.
Whether you loved or hated him, George Steinbrenner always made you look.
If he signs elsewhere, LeBron can expect the Reggie Miller treatment at MSG.
"What's wrong with Santana?" is the most stupefying problem the Mets have.
Jerry Manuel's Southern roots prepared him for life on the hot seat.
Does a big fish like LeBron need big pond like New York? We'll know soon enough.
Despite stellar play, Brett Gardner knows monuments aren't built for good Aprils.
Steve Lavin hasn't coached since 2003. You think St. John's cares?
Rex Ryan left his mark on the Jets roster -- but is a Super Bowl in the cards?
Rex Ryan's Jets, not the Patriots, are now the top dogs in the AFC East.
The Yankees sound more decisive about Joba. Just not in a feel-good way.