At age 32, free-agent cornerback Antonio Cromartie might be forced to hang up his cleats due to recurring injury concerns.
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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer
Jeremy Lin said on JJ Redick's podcast that he wouldn't even have considered the Nets if Kenny Atkinson wasn't there in place as head coach. Liked the fact that he and Atkinson were at the bottom together in New York and worked their way up.
Steven Matz gets back on track
Matz hurled six shutout innings to earn his first win since May 25 on Sunday. It marked the fifth time Matz did not allow a run while pitching at least six innings this season. The only other Mets rookies to have five such starts prior to August are Jerry Koosman (six in 1968) and Ron Darling (five in 1984), per the Elias Sports Bureau.
The Giants will increase the number of daily meetings but decrease the length of each session.
Flipping Aroldis Chapman for a top prospect is a smart move by the Yankees. And it might just be the only move they want, or need, to make.
Aroldis Chapman is headed to Chicago after the Yankees agreed to trade the star closer to the Cubs for a four-player package. The deal was first reported by FanRag Sports and confirmed by ESPN.
Teixeira joins in Yankees power tradition
Mark Teixeira hit his 200th career homer in a Yankee uniform on Sunday. He's the 17th player to hit 200 home runs as a Yankee, the Elias Sports Bureau notes. That is by far the most such players for any team in major league history -- no other franchise has more than 10 players with 200 career home runs.
Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer
Source says the Cubs have been told that Hal Steinbrenner has signed off on trading Aroldis Chapman so no obstacles left to block 4-for-1 deal. Yankees would get SS Gleyber Torres, RHP Andrew Warren, OF Billy McKinney & a 4th player.
Summer Forecast is back! How will the East standings shake out in 2016-17? Will anyone threaten to dethrone the champion Cavs? Our ESPN Forecast panel unveils its early projections.
Todd Bowles pushed the right buttons last season, but this is more difficult: Does he have faith in Geno Smith to move on without Ryan Fitzpatrick?
Will Mets step up at deadline again?
Fifty-one weeks ago, the acquisition of Yoenis Cespedes allowed New York to play into November. The Mets would upgrade behind the plate with Jonathan Lucroy, but Jim Bowden places them second on his list of likely landing spots if the Brewers trade him. Top trade targets/best fits (Insider)
A week in which the Mets went back-to-back-to-back and got a contribution from a reliever ... with the bat. We look back on some entertaining games.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Here is what Aroldis Chapman told me when I asked him whether he wanted to finish the season with the Yankees: "Yes, that's what I would want to happen… but these rumors are getting pretty strong!"
Our protagonist describes in great detail the night he and three of his 1927 New York Yankees teammates had dinner with notorious gangster Al Capone.
AL market strong for Carlos Beltran
The 39-year-old switch-hitter has put together a surprisingly strong season at the plate while still playing most games in the field. Jim Bowden likes the option of regularly DH'ing Beltran and sees Cleveland as the most likely landing spot. Top trade targets/best fits (Insider)
Why Michael Bennett is frustrated
It's easy to understand why Bennett wants more money from the Seahawks. Several recent contracts for D-linemen have featured guarantees more than three times what Bennett received on his current deal.
Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer
Here is scouting report on Gleyber Torres: Torres: Future All Star: Plus defender with good hitting instincts/advanced approach for age, improving offensive value....solid average hitter.....more power than people think 15-18 HR potential Great hand-eye coordination ..Avg runner but better underway, plus defender with plus arm. Cubs best prospect not in major leagues.
Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer
So when this Yankees, Cubs deal is completed today...this is what we'll know: 1. Cubs remain team to beat and favorite to win World Series as Chapman is a difference maker in post-season because of ability to shut down Bryce Harper, Daniel Murphy of Nats and lefty lineup of Giants. 2. Yankees got Cubs best prospect not in big leagues and potential future all star. 3. Yankees got far more for Chapman and I mean far more than what they gave up to get him. For more after it's official join us on Baseball Tonight 10 & 12.
USA basketball using practice to build chemistry
Take an all-access look as the USA basketball practices to become a stronger unit heading into the Olympics.
"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.