New York Teams

Nets taking stock of roster

Andrea Bargnani, suffering from hamstring tightness, underwent a precautionary MRI, which was negative. Bargnani will skip Brooklyn's matchup with Fenerbahce Ulker tonight and his $50 million teammate, Thaddeus Young, will join him on the bench to start the game. Young, the projected regular-season starter, will play off the bench as coach Lionel Hollins gets a better look at other lineups.

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Robin Lopez loves Dick Van Dyke's jacket

Lopez bought Dick Van Dyke's jacket from the movie Mary Poppins in an auction. "I'm a big fan of the movie," Lopez said. He paid approximately $50,000 for the jacket, he says.

Expect Sabathia back with Yanks for spring training (3:15)
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My hypothetical awards selections

The Cy Young races hold a lot of intrigue, where Cubs ace Jake Arrieta could trump the Dodgers' duo of Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke.


Girardi hopes CC's choice helps others

Yanks manager Joe Girardi said starter CC Sabathia told him that he needed help battling alcoholism in Baltimore Sunday. "If CC is a guy who can step up in a situation like that, I hope it gives other people confidence to step up," Girardi said.


Big showdown just one day away

Astros-Yankees gets MLB's postseason started Tuesday (8 p.m. ET on ESPN) with the AL wild-card game at Yankee Stadium. Alex Rodriguez helped the Yankees reach their first playoff game since 2012.

Jim Bowden ESPN Insider 

AL Wild Card Game Pitchers: This year Dallas Keuchel vs #Yankees 16IP 9H 0R 0ER 1 BB 16SO and Masahiro Tanaka vs #Astros 5IP 7H 6R 6ER 2BB 5SO #WildCard

Notable names back from suspension

With four weeks in the books, a number of prominent players and a GM will rejoin their teams this week following suspensions.

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Revis: We wanted to start fast

Veteran CB Darrelle Revis recaps a big win for the Jets in London and how the return of Eric Decker opened the game up for Brandon Marshall and the offense.

Cashman: Organization is supporting Sabathia (0:48)

Did Yankees fall in Power Rankings?

New York dropped six of its last seven games and is limping into the playoffs. Where does the team stand in our final rankings? Find out here

Mets fall in Power Rankings

Losing five of its last six games and being no-hit dropped New York a spot down in our rankings. Where is the team slotted to end the year? Find out here

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Eric Cooper gets the plate assignment for Astros-Yankees. Dallas Keuchel has a 23-to-2 K/BB ratio with Cooper umpiring the plate. His best with any ump who has worked the plate more than twice when he's pitched.

Giant production

New York has been a bit up and down this season, but Eli Manning has produced quite steadily. He's averaging nearly 16 fantasy points per game in ESPN standard scoring.

Illustrating Miami's struggles on D

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tyrod Taylor and Blake Bortles haven't done much to bother opposing defenses this season. Against the Dolphins, however, all three shined.