There hasn't been much noise lately on the Jason Pierre-Paul front, but that can change soon as he is set to prove to the Giants he's ready to play.
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Commissioner Rob Manfred said that player safety in general is "really high on our radar screen," but conceded that finding the proper wording for a new rule governing slides will be "difficult."
Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck says two people involved in an assault outside Dodger Stadium that critically injured a baseball fan are believed to be a mother and son.
For now, New York Mets rookie Michael Conforto is limited to starting against right-handed pitching.
Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer
For what it's worth: DE Sheldon Richardson is listed as the backup to rookie Leonard Williams on the Jets' updated depth chart for the media. It's hardly a surprise, considering Williams is coming off his best game and Richardson is returning from a four-game marijuana suspension. This doesn't preclude them from starting Richardson on Sunday, but it looks like he'll be eased into a full-time role.
The Mets plan to be cautious with Matt Harvey in the playoffs, saying he won't pitch again during the NLDS against the Dodgers.
Infielder Juan Uribe has not resumed baseball activity and is unlikely to be on the roster for the NLCS if the Mets advance.
Terry Collins expects to use Bartolo Colon to bridge the innings from Steve Matz to the Mets' primary setup men.
The struggling Dallas Cowboys intend to start Matt Cassel at quarterback when they return from their bye week, a source told ESPN.
We've already seen some mighty impressive displays of pitching prowess in this year's postseason, including Chicago Cubs hurler Jake Arrieta's...
Kershaw looks to shake playoff woes
Down 2-1 in the NLDS, the Dodgers will send Clayton Kershaw to the mound on three days' rest. Kershaw has a 1-6 record in nine postseason starts. The Mets will counter with rookie lefty Steven Matz.
Jayson Stark Senior Writer, ESPN.com
Rob Manfred says at Wrigley that protecting infielders is "high on our radar screen" but a rule will be challenging to word. "I think the way we had to work through the home-plate situation gives you a feel for how difficult it is to write that kind of rule."
In a holding pattern
The Jets were on bye this week following a win over the Dolphins in London. Did anyone leap them in our rankings? NFL Power Rankings
Giants keep climbing
After bagging their third consecutive win, the Giants are atop the NFC East and climbing up our rankings. Where is Big Blue slotted this week? NFL Power Rankings
Cubs favored to win NL pennant
Entering Tuesday, Chicago, up 2-1 on St. Louis in the NLDS, has the best odds of making it to the World Series out of the NL, according to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. The Mets, up 2-1 on the Dodgers, are close behind.
Steven Matz will be the fourth rookie pitcher in Mets franchise history to start a postseason game when he takes the mound for Game 4 Tuesday.
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Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis' rush at the Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill in London marked just the eighth time he's blitzed a quarterback since 2008.
Mets' young arms excelling in debuts
Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey have all posted big strikeout numbers in their first playoff starts.
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New York's bats put up record numbers
The Mets' 13 runs against the Dodgers in Game 3 on Monday set a franchise record for a postseason game.