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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.

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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.

Chapman a game-changer for Cubs (2:08)
Smith on Jordan: We've been waiting for years (1:30)
Jets shouldn't feel good moving forward with Geno Smith (1:34)
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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.

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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)

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This week in the 1986 Mets (July 25-31)

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.

Catches, walkoff, Hall of Fame Oh My (0:53)

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!"

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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)

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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.

Yanks would listen on offers for Miller (0:42)

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.

Cubs getting close on Chapman deal (1:05)

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.