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Wrong Apple for the Big Apple

Pro Football Focus' Steve Palazzolo doesn't see Eli Apple as a fit for the Giants' scheme. Taking Apple was a big risk, unless the Giants adjust to his strengths. Potential busts (Insider)

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What's wrong with the Yankees? (1:21)
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Jets reached in first-round

Pro Football Focus likes Darron Lee as a player but thought he should not have been taken in the first round. Lee's a good athlete, but that doesn't always translate to coverage ability. Potential busts (Insider)

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Isles-Lightning delivers the drama

The physical, fast-paced Islanders-Lightning clash -- with its gutsy goals, stellar saves, crushing hits and overtime thrills -- has been the most entertaining series of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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Should the Cowboys be favored in the NFC East? (2:04)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Pacers president Larry Bird is holding a press conference on Thursday at noon EST, the team announced. The guess here is that he'll address the status of head coach Frank Vogel. If Vogel is let go, it will be interesting to see if Phil Jackson pursues Vogel for the Knicks' vacancy.

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Wednesday's Mets-Braves lineups

Steven Matz, who is 3-0 with a 0.93 ERA in his last three starts for the Mets, takes the mound for Wednesday's rubber game against the Braves.

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Where the Yankees' problems start

Despite an improved outing for Luis Severino against the Orioles on Tuesday, the Yankees' starting pitching remains ranked among the worst in the American League in several key categories this season.

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What can Cashman do to improve Yanks? (0:49)

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Islanders coach Jack Capuano was then asked if he thought the hit by Hickey on Jonathan Drouin was clean. "Well, when Jonathan Drouin cut to the middle, [Hickey] hit him right in the chest. That's an open-ice hit and we've seen plenty of those and it's directly right in his chest. Where on the hit on Thomas, you can see his head snap back and you can see the shoulder lead the elbow up into the head areas, so totally two different hits and on the angles that I have, it's not even close."

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Islanders coach Jack Capuano stands by his Game 3 postgame comments, regarding the hit by the Lightning's Brian Boyle on New York's Thomas Hickey. Here is Capuano's answer from Wednesday's conference call: "Your emotions are high after a game, but I watched it. Very seldom do I have time to watch video right after a game during the season when I come see [the media]. But I had a chance to watch it and I just feel like the hit was high. To me, it's a position where it's an odd-man rush going the other way too. It's one of those calls that [ref] has a spilt-decision to make, so I'm going to stand by what I said and I thought the hit was high. It led to a really good scoring chance for them. "Like I said last night, these guys that are getting suspended for a game, or three, or whatever it is, it's a fast game. They're not playing dirty. They're trying to finish their checks and do the right things and when things happen so fast, shoulders, elbows, sticks get up and get up high. To me, just seeing Thomas after the game, bleeding out of his mouth and his teeth, he got hit in the head. I'm not going to change anything. I'm not going to change my opinion on that."

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Lefties handling Harvey's heat with ease

One of the reasons for Matt Harvey's struggles this season is the amount of contact left-handed hitters have been making against his fastball.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Justin Tuck will sign a one-day contract and officially retire as a Giant on Friday, according to sources. The two-time Super Bowl champion announced his retirement several weeks ago after two seasons in Oakland. He's a surefire Giants Ring of Honor inductee.

1927 Yankees diary

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  • Immerse yourself in the 1927 Yankees

    "The Diary of Myles Thomas" is an experiment in storytelling, a genre we're calling real-time historical fiction. Experience the Roaring Twenties through the eyes of a mediocre pitcher on the greatest baseball team of all time.