NBC's Hurricane Sandy benefit concert to air live on Comcast SportsNet

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NBC's Hurricane Sandy benefit concert to air live on Comcast SportsNet

After Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Atlantic seaboard, the networks of NBC Universal will host a one-hour live benefit telethon on Friday, Nov. 2 beginning at 8 p.m. "Today" show anchor Matt Lauer will host the benefit and performers scheduled to appear include Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Sting.

Jimmy Fallon and Brian Williams will also take part in the telethon, which will air live on Comcast SportsNet along with NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, Syfy and USA. Proceeds collected during the telethon will benefit the American Red Cross relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy.

The American Red Cross response to Hurricane Sandy will require millions of dollars and cover much of the East Coast from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. To donate, people can visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations go towards shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by disasters like Hurricane Sandy.

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Difficult to predict when Ian Mahinmi returns to Wizards from latest injury

Difficult to predict when Ian Mahinmi returns to Wizards from latest injury

Ian Mahinmi is out for the third game in a row with a sore right knee, so he won't be with the Wizards tonight vs. the San Antonio Spurs. 

Mahinmi made his debut with his new team and played 14 minutes earlier in the week vs. the Spurs at Verizon Center. 

"He’s just doing some work individually. He hasn’t had a practice with us. Maybe over the weekend, probably Sunday," Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. "It’s day-to-day. He’s feeling better. It’s one of those things. You hate to put a timeline because you don’t really know. We just don’t want to put him out there until he’s ready to be out there 100 percent. You can’t predict anything with injuries."

Mahinmi had left knee surgery to remove cartilage before the season. 

The Wizards will practice in New York on Sunday before playing the Brooklyn Nets on Monday. 

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Derrick Rose wants to play with Knicks for the rest of his life

Derrick Rose wants to play with Knicks for the rest of his life

It appears that Derrick Rose likes his new team, the New York Knicks. After just 18 games with New York, the former MVP says that if he has his choice he will never play anywhere else.

Here is what Rose told SLAM Magazine in an article released Friday:

"We’re building the culture. We’re building the foundation now. I’m under a one-year contract so of course I want to play the rest of my life here. But it takes time, it takes patience to figure out how every one is going to fit, if it is going to fit and going from there."

Rose, 28, has found success with the Knicks, who are a solid 9-9 so far. Rose is averaging 16.4 points and 4.8 assists per game. Those are almost identical to what he put up last season in Chicago, but Rose feels there is another gear he will tap into before the year is over:

"At some point in the season, I know I’ll be able to play the way I normally know how to play. First we gotta learn how to win."

It sounds like Rose wants to be in New York for a long time. Whether their front office feels the same remains to be seen.

[Via SLAM Magazine]