Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley are facing the Mets again, but are in different roles from their Philly days.
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Yoenis Cespedes has embraced playing in New York -- and is all smiles about the Mets' chances -- but he still feels the pull of his old team in Cuba.
Grantland: Sinking Suh, Rising Ware, and a Bargain in Buffalo: Looking Back at the Recent Successes and Disasters of NFL Free Agency
The free-agent pool, when scoured rationally, has been pretty useful over the past couple of offseasons. But when it isn't? Eesh.
Coach Mike Budenholzer took the stand in the trial of Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha, who was arrested outside a New York City nightclub in April after a confrontation with a police officer.
Is Eli Manning on the love list?
The Giants' quarterback should have no issue lighting up the 49ers this week. San Francisco has given up 340 passing yards a game and a total of five touchdown passes on the road this season. Berry: Love/Hate
Will the Yanks bring back Ivan Nova?
The right-hander is eligible for his final year of salary arbitration this offseason. Will New York give Nova a raise or choose to non-tender him? MLB rumors roundup
Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes said Thursday he went to his ex-wife's home to check on his 6-year old twin sons, and not to confront New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher.
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks will not play Sunday against the New York Giants after his 40-year-old sister, Casandra, died from lupus, his agent, Greg Williams, said.
Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer
Victor Cruz says he can feel a difference already from PRP to calf. He has to wait 10 days after PRP before he can even talk to doctors about what he can do next. But he he's convinced he will play this season and play at a high level again.
Rutgers receiver Leonte Carroo returned to practice Thursday after charges that he attacked a woman he used to date were dropped, and he said he was "lucky" to be playing again.
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
Dan, Stu & Pablo Torre on the Derek Fisher-Matt Barnes story, Theo Epstein's greatness if the Cubs win the WS, would you want to be the President? + Ryan Fitzpatrick joins.
Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith debate Jerry Jones speaking about Greg Hardy, the Texans' struggles and Kobe being ranked #93. Plus, they discuss the fight between Derek Fisher and Matt Barnes.
Mets left-hander Steven Matz tossed 80 pitches Thursday morning in a simulated game in Florida and afterward told reporters his back feels good.
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.
It's too early to make long-term statements about first-year Jets head coach Todd Bowles, but the signs of success are there.
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)