New York Teams
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.
CC Sabathia's future, and that of his family, is a lot more important than what happens over the next month with the Yankees in the postseason.
Eric Cooper will be the plate umpire for the AL wild-card game and Jeff Nelson will call balls and strikes at the NL game.
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.
A judge has continued until next month the case against Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson, accused of resisting arrest and traffic counts for a summer police chase in suburban St. Louis.
Jets head coach Todd Bowles joins The Michael Kay Show after a big win in London to talk about the new-found depth on the team.
Jim Bowden ESPN Insider
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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.
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.
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
The Mets expected earlier starts for their games in Los Angeles against the Dodgers, but both game will start after 9 p.m. in the East.
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
Jayson Stark Senior Writer, ESPN.com
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.
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.
Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony says he hasn't thought about exercising his no-trade clause.
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.
Mets duo could shine in playoffs
Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey have both proven they are capable of dominating like Madison Bumgarner did last postseason. Will either of them -- or a pitcher from another team -- be able to do the same this year? Photo gallery
Giants CB Prince Amukamara comments on his development, his sister's photo with Odell Beckham Jr., New York's approach to Tyrod Taylor in Week 4 and the squad's secondary.
Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer
Yankees GM Brian Cashman said he was "surprised" when he was put on a conference call Sunday informing him that CC Sabathia would need alcohol dependency treatment. He said the organization is fully behind Sabathia. Cashman said Sabathia had "great courage."
Outlook dim for wild-card teams
With a win-or-go-home game still to be played this week, the odds are currently against the Cubs, Pirates, Yankees or Astros winning the World Series, according to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.
Tough odds for Cardinals
Despite leading the league with 100 wins, St. Louis is in the middle of the pack in terms of teams favored to win the World Series by the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. The Cards are sandwiched by the Mets and Rangers.
Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer
If the Yankees advance in the wild card, CC Sabathia probably would have started one of the ALDS games. Sabathia, who announced today is going for alcohol dependency treatment, had pitched much better of late. In his last four starts, he had a 2.22 ERA. With Masahiro Tanaka starting the wild card game, the Yankees' rotation for the ALDS if they were to advance would likely be rookie Luis Severino, Michael Pineda, Adam Warren and Tanaka. Nathan Eovaldi is rehabbing his forearm, but, if he comes back, he would only return as a reliever because he is not stretched out.