New York Teams

New coaches pepper top of NFL Power Rankings (1:43)
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Is Melo a top-10 player?

When he's going good, New York's Carmelo Anthony is a fantasy stud. Have his injuries and age hurt his stock, though? Top 200 fantasy rankings

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Grantland: Hawks, Harbs, and Hoosiers: Fourteen Reasons to Love the New-Look Big Ten

The league of Legends and Leaders is deeper, chicer, and more interesting than ever before -- or at least since Woody and Bo were patrolling the sidelines. Look no further than the latest AP poll, which contains five Big Ten teams, including two in the top five. Herewith, I present 14 explanations for this phenomenon, because we all know that 14 is the new 10.

Tough road ahead for the Mets

Of our 23 baseball analysts surveyed, only six have New York making it past Los Angeles in the NLDS. Does anybody see the Mets making it to the World Series? Playoff picks

Keuchel keeps the ball down (0:58)
Carter on Sabathia: Every day will be a fight (3:25)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Yoenis Cespedes calls it a "privilege" to participate in the postseason with the Mets before Tuesday's workout (through interpreter).

Low expectations for Yanks in playoffs

Of our 23 baseball analysts surveyed, none have New York making it past the ALDS this postseason. There aren't many that have the Yankees winning Tuesday's wild-card game, either. Playoff picks


How to bet Astros-Yankees

Our experts would take the Astros if this was a long series, but in a one-game, winner-take-all setting, the bullpens could dominate a low-scoring game. Betting strategy (Insider)

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Something to watch for if the wild card game is close. The Yankees have put Rico Noel on their roster to be a base stealer late in games. He was 5-for-7 stealing bases this season. He only batted twice in his 15 games in the majors.

SVP applauds CC Sabathia for getting help (2:23)
Smoltz: Mets mishandled Harvey down the stretch (0:30)
Smoltz on what he's looking for in Astros-Yankees (1:09)