New York Teams

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Durant wouldn't say whether he will meet with the Knicks but he did say he's "excited" to see how Derrick Rose does in New York and that Carmelo Anthony has long been "like my big brother" since he was in high school. When asked whether Rose, Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis make the Knicks more appealing, Durant said, "I haven't really thought about that. They obviously have a good team now with D-Rose, Melo and Porzingis. I am going to talk to my team and we will figure things out but right now it is kind of hard to say."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Sometime after the Kings announced they'd drafted Georgios Papagiannis in the first round, DeMarcus Cousins tweeted, "Lord give me strength" accompanied by a "prayer hands" emoji. Most interpreted this tweet as Cousins expressing displeasure with the pick. Cousins explained it differently on Monday. "Bad timing," he said at the USA Basketball event in New York to unveil the Olympic roster. So, what was the tweet in reference to? "It sounds ridiculous, but I was in a hot sculpting class. Yeah, I'm busted."

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Who should start for Team USA? (1:19)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Zack Wheeler played catch at 90 feet on Monday in Port St. Lucie for the first time since receiving a cortisone injection last week. He reported no difficulty, assistant GM John Ricco said.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets worked out Yulieski Gourriel on Monday for 90 minutes in Port St. Lucie. Sandy Alderson was on hand.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Juan Lagares will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton on Tuesday. Jose Reyes also will be with the club.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Matz has a bone spur in the pitching elbow. He can pitch through is health-wise, but the question is can he pitch effectively.

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¿Será el último chance para Iván Nova?

El lanzador dominicano tiene mucha competencia por el puesto de abridor en la rotación y de su actuación ante los enrachados Rangers podría definirse si mantiene el puesto o lo pierde. Leer

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Matz battling discomfort in left elbow (1:23)
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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Matz discusses the issue with the discomfort in his left elbow. He is iffy for Wednesday's start.

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Girardi to use A-Rod differently (0:29)
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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi says he is going to "do something different" in his use of Alex Rodriguez, meaning A-Rod won't play against a lot of righties in the near term. Rodriguez had been the regular DH, but his OPS against rightiesis just .584, while vs. lefties it is .837. A-Rod said, "You havent' heard the last of me." A-Rod has been benched for the second straight game. He will start against a lefty on Tuesday, but after that it is uncertain how much he will play.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

In (at least) three in the past eight turns of the Mets' rotation, Steven Matz has dealt with some sort of elbow issue. This would be four in nine.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Rangers vs Yankees lineup for the first game of a 4-game series starting tonight at Yankee Stadium.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Reyes will move to Double-A Binghamton after Monday's game with the Brooklyn Cyclones, manager Terry Collins said.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets are not sure Steven Matz will make Wednesday's start. He has been examined by a doctor and there is no structural damage, but he has been uncomfortable.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Durant didn't want to divulge which teams he'd be meeting with in free agency. On the Knicks, he said, "'Obviously they have a good team now with D-Rose and Melo and Porzingis so I will talk to my team and we will figure things out."

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that Alex Rodriguez will start against a lefty tomorrow but was non-committal about A-Rod at DH against righties the following two days. The Yankees play in San Diego this weekend, meaning A-Rod, who is being benched for a second straight game tonight, will likely not be in the lineup for much of the next week since there is no DH in the NL park and A-Rod doesn't play the field anymore.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

A-Rod on being out of the Yankees lineup for a second day in a row: "I'm a little surprised. I've been here for a long time and I want to be out there every day and I want to contribute. All you can do is control your attitude and your work ethic, and I feel good about both."

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Monday's Mets-Nationals lineups

Here are the lineups for Monday's series opener between the Mets and Nationals at Nationals Park.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony thinks the Derrick Rose trade makes the Knicks a place for top free agents to consider this summer: "As far as (Rose) being healthy and me being healthy coming back into this season, Kristaps having a year under his belt, I think it does make it a destination spot for a lot of people to see the pieces that we have to try to create something."

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Melo's looking forward to playing with Rose

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony shares his thoughts on being a veteran presence on the USA basketball roster, how he feels about New York trading for Derrick Rose and his discussions on attempting to recruit Kevin Durant to the Knicks.

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.