New York Teams

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek knows the Knicks need to fill voids at shooting guard and center in free agency but suggests center may be a priority early on. "We don't necessarily need a (shooting guard) who can create a bunch of plays because we should have enough guys who can do that. So when you look at it that way, maybe the (center) may be a little bit more important of a position right now," he said after the Knicks' Summer League practice. On the center front, the Knicks and center Joakim Noah have mutual interest in one another and some in the Knicks' organization have interest in Timofey Mozgov, per sources. The club will have $30 million to spend in free agency so it will be difficult to obtain elite players at both center and shooting guard.

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Nationals hand Harvey his 10th loss

Matt Harvey's record dropped to 4-10 with Tuesday's loss to the Nats. The last Mets pitcher to reach 10 losses by the team's 76th game of a season was Anthony Young, who recorded his 10th loss in New York's 73rd game in 1993, the Elias Sports Bureau reports.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks D League coach Mike Miller will coach the Summer League team. Knicks assistant Josh Longstaff & D League assistant Coby Karl will assist Miller.

Rangers getting comfy in New York

The Yankees' loss to the Rangers on Tuesday was their fifth straight at Yankee Stadium, tying their longest home losing streak vs. that franchise (five straight home losses vs. Washington Senators in 1966), ESPN Stats & Info notes.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson huddling with the Knicks' coaching staff at Summer League.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson, Steve Mills and Clarence Gaines are among a group of Knicks execs here at Summer League.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kurt Rambis is also here at Summer League and will be on Jeff Hornacek's staff. Brian Keefe, Jim Cleamons and Rasheed Hazzard are the coaches from last year's staff who are not here.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's a look at Jeff Hornacek running the Knicks' first Summer League practice.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Longstaff and Dave Bliss are here at Summer League. They are expected to remain on Jeff Hornacek's staff.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Corey Gaines and Jerry Sichting are also here at Knicks Summer League. They are expected to be added to Hornacek's staff.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Howard Eisley is here at Knicks Summer League. He is expected to be added to Jeff Hornacek's staff.

Yanks view A-Rod as part-time player (1:29)
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Giolito, Nats buck Mets trend

The Mets haven't scored more than three runs against a rookie pitcher making his MLB debut this year, but they still managed to win each game. That changed against Lucas Giolito and the Nationals on Tuesday.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets issued this statement to ESPN's Darren Rovell on why Mike Piazza's NYPD helmet from the first game back after 9/11 (like the jersey) found its way outside the organization and to an auction house: "This item was sold in 2013. In April this year, we instituted a new process with internal controls to prevent something like this from happening again in the future."


Should Knicks target Cousins?

DeMarcus Cousins has put up great numbers and has two years left on his contract. But Ryen Russillo explains why the Knicks and other potential suitors for the Kings center should steer clear.

Lenny Dykstra: 'I like to win before the game starts or I don't play' (0:44)
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Camping with Kristaps Porzingis

After taking New York and the NBA by storm as a rookie, Kristaps Porzingis is back home in Latvia, giving back to the community that helped transform him from a scrawny prospect to national hero.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Remember all the uproar over the auctioning of the jersey Mike Piazza wore in the first game back in New York after 9/11? Well, now the same auction house is selling the "NYPD" helmet Piazza wore from that game. The announcement does say that 50 percent of the buyer's premium will be donated to the charity Tuesday's Children. Piazza's jersey from that Sept. 21, 2001 game eventually was purchased by some Mets minority owners before auction for $365,000 in May and will be displayed at museums.

1927 Yankees diary

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