New York Teams

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Binghamton lineup has not been posted yet, but Juan Lagares and Jose Reyes remain with the Double-A club Friday. Sandy Alderson had mentioned Thursday that it was possible Lagares could be activated from the disabled list on Friday. Lagares is trying to demonstrate he can play with a partially torn ligament in his left thumb.

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

After winning a Stanley Cup championship with the Pittsburgh Penguins, 32-year-old defenseman Ben Lovejoy signed a three-year deal worth $2.67 million, according to a league source. He was a major contributor in the playoffs for the Penguins and earned $1.1 million in Pittsburgh last season. Due to cap constraints, the Penguins could not re-sign him, so the UFA signed with the Devils. In 334 career regular-season games with the Penguins and Anaheim Ducks, Lovejoy has 15 goals and 62 assists for 77 points.

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Let's make a (huge) deal

NBA free-agent contracts can't be signed until Thursday. Here's what's reported to have been informally decided with the beginning of the formal negotiating period at midnight ET Friday.

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Did the Knicks pay Noah for swag? (1:07)
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Mets Paying Bobby Bonilla more than nearly a third of their team (0:39)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Reliever Jim Henderson will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton on Friday. Henderson landed on the disabled list on June 21 with biceps tendinitis.

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New York's 2009 WR group looked ugly

The trio of Steve Smith, Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham worked out OK, but the group had very little pedigree entering the 2009 season. Worst WR groups since '07 (Insider)

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Familia nails down an exciting save

With runners on second and third and no outs, Jeurys Familia struck out Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras (around an intentional walk to Anthony Rizzo) with a bunch of darting, diving, 97-mph sinkers that were moving down and in. He then got Javier Baez to pop out, and the Mets won a big game. Five things we learned Thursday

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Didi Gregorius provides his own encore

Gregorius homered on Thursday, less than 24 hours after his walk-off shot beat the Rangers on Wednesday night. The only other Yankees player in the last seven seasons to hit a walk-off HR in one game and go deep in the next game of the same series was Ichiro Suzuki, coincidentally also against Texas, in June 2013, the Elias Sports Bureau reports.

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Jeremy Lin to make Steph Curry money in Brooklyn (1:32)

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

The New York Rangers have named Jeff Beukeboom, 51, as an assistant coach, the team announced Friday.

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A lot of talent being kept off the field

Tom Brady isn't the only notable player who will begin the season as a spectator due to suspension. This group of eight is set to miss 51 combined games for various violations.

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Is Pineda finally figuring things out?

He didn't get the win on Thursday, but Michael Pineda did strike out a season-high 12 batters against the Rangers. He's now whiffed at least eight in his last four starts, ESPN Stats & Info notes.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nets still have around $40 million in cap space to address other needs including a starting PF, wing help, shooting help and reserve help.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

It certainly doesn't hurt that Jeremy Lin brings relevancy and fan interest to the Nets, who desperately needed any sort of spark in that department given how low their TV ratings were.

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Bobby Bonilla cashes in today

As is the case every July 1 through 2035, the former Met receives a check for roughly $1.2 million. That's more than three of the team's current top pitchers will make this season.

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