New York Teams

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Stroman. Toronto's Game 2 pitcher, on ovation Jays players got at last night's Leafs game: "It's been unreal, the love that we've been getting from Toronto, from all of Canada has been unbelievable. I feel like we feed off that energy that the country brings us and we're excited to get out there and kind of put the country in our back and play for an entire nation. So the boys couldn't be more hyped, excited to get going here."

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

Can't give you the visual, but here's the Jays lineup: Revere LF, Donaldson 3B, Bautista RF, Encarnacion DH, Tulowitzki SS, Smoak 1B, Martin C, Goins 2B, Pillar CF, Price LHP

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Big money bogging down the Yankees?

Led by five players set to make more than $20 million next season, New York has more money committed to 2016 than any other team.

Stephen A.: Derek Fisher has to be the bigger man (2:00)

Brooklyn to be short-handed vs. Pistons

The Nets will be without Jarrett Jack (rest), Joe Johnson (rest), Markel Brown (oblique), Andrea Bargnani (hamstring), Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle), Thomas Robinson (wrist), Willie Reed (quad) and Sergey Karasev for Thursday’s preseason game against Detroit, the team announced. Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young, Rondae-Hollis Jefferson, Wayne Ellington and Shane Larkin will start, the New York Post reports. (via Mike Mazzeo)

Fitzpatrick: Never imagined making more than league minimum (0:58)
Fitzpatrick reflects on NFL journey (1:02)
What you need to know for Week 5 (1:06)
Fitzpatrick builds ultimate NFL QB (0:56)
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Ryan Fitzpatrick on preseason Jets drama

Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick dishes on traits the perfect NFL QB would possess, doubting himself during his career, his intelligence, his reaction to Geno Smith's broken jaw and playing with Brandon Marshall.

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How do you pitch to Yoenis Cespedes?

Yoenis Cespedes was one of the most dangerous hitters in the NL earlier this season. Here's a breakdown of how to pitch to the Mets slugger.

Rose: Need more info on Barnes-Fisher incident (1:12)

Matt Marrone 

Senior Circuit vs. Junior Circuit, indeed: Tomorrow, the NLDS begins with one charter member of the National League — the Cubs — two other “Classic Eight” members of the NL — the Cardinals and Dodgers — and one 1962 expansion club — the Mets. Combined years of Senior Circuit service, including this year: 444. Today, the ALDS begins with three 1960s expansion teams — Rangers, Astros and Royals — and one 1970s expansion team — the Blue Jays — one of which (the Astros) switched from the NL to the AL in 2013. Combined years of Junior Circuit service, including this year: 144. That’s exactly a 300-year difference.

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Fisher, Barnes in scuffle at L.A. party

Knicks coach Derek Fisher and Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes were involved in a physical altercation Saturday in Los Angeles at the home of Barnes' ex-wife, sources confirmed to ESPN. The New York Post first reported the story. The NBA, Knicks and Grizzlies are gathering information. Story

Robin Lopez: NYC's New Biggest Comics Fan

Robin Lopez made his Knicks debut Wednesday. But that might be the second-most exciting thing to happen to him this week. After all, New York Comic Con is starting ... Lopez opens up on comics

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Ron Darling on Harvey absence: No biggie

The former Mets starting pitcher, and member of the '86 world champs, said of Matt Harvey's late arrival to Mets practice on Tuesday: "It's really hard for me to criticize. Half our team didn't make the [World Series] parade ... We had guys who barely showed up to games."

Kane: Trying to control what I can (2:02)
Golic: 'A joke' Harvey showing up on time is news (1:23)
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Kristaps Porzingis shows promise in debut

After a shaky start, the Latvian rookie finished with seven points, two rebounds, one block and two turnovers in 20 minutes in his Knicks debut.