New York Teams

SVP applauds CC Sabathia for getting help (2:23)
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Bright lights, big city await Houston Astros

Houston GM Jeff Luhnow says it's every kid's dream to play a postseason game at Yankee Stadium. The surprising Astros get their chance Tuesday night.

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Porzingis part Dirk, part Pau Gasol?

New York assistant coach Kurt Rambis spoke highly of the Knicks' first-round pick, but cautioned: "You [reporters] haven't seen it yet and probably all of it won't come out for three, four, five years either. He's got to grow up, mature, develop, get stronger, get used to the NBA game."

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Where do the Rangers' forwards rank?

The reigning Presidents' Trophy winners lost Carl Hagelin and Martin St. Louis this offseason. How do their remaining forwards stack up against the rest of the NHL in 2015-16. Top forward units (Insider)


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.

Keuchel pitching on short rest in wild-card game (2:47)
How do the Yankees move on without Sabathia? (1:50)
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Can Melo bounce back?

At times, Carmelo Anthony has shown minimal effort on the defensive end, but that could be blamed on his injured knee. Bradford Doolittle has an in-depth analysis breaking down Melo in the triangle and the rest of New York's roster. Knicks player profiles (Insider)

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Can Lopez lead the Nets?

Brook Lopez is an efficient scorer and above-average rim protector. Can he recapture his All-Star form to keep the Nets relevant in the East? Kevin Pelton has an in-depth analysis breaking down Brooklyn’s roster. Nets player profiles (Insider)

Pair of Giants jump off the screen

Kerry Wynn and Devon Kennard were both winners from Week 4, according to Robert Mays. Which of the plays they made impressed him the most? Grantland: NFL winners and losers


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.

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.