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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks president Phil Jackson live-tweeting his road trip through Iowa and Nebraska during a time when the organization is searching for a coach is further proof that he couldn't care less what any of us think about him.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees' CC Sabathia's troubles with alcohol came fully to light on the last weekend of 2015 season here in Baltimore. So it might feel a little extra special for Sabathia that his best performance of the 2016 has occurred at Camden Yards. Sabthia pitched seven scoreless innings and left with a 7-0 lead in the eighth on Wednesday. Sabathia's ERA dropped from 5.06 to 3.81. He has begun looking more comfortable as he has reconciled with his reduced velocity and more reliance on his change-up.

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Yankees put A-Rod on 15-day DL

Alex Rodriguez was placed on the DL with a strained right hamstring he suffered while running to first base Tuesday. He's hitting .194 with five HRs and 12 RBIs this season.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

CC Sabathia has pitched excellent tonight. With the last place Yankees trying to break their six-game losing streak, Sabathia has thrown six scoreless innings as the Yankees lead 3-0 in the seventh against the Orioles.

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A Familia Matter: New walk-out tune for Dominican closer (3:35)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Conspiracy theorists had a field day with Phil Jackson's tweet Wednesday from Sioux City, Iowa. One prevailing theory had Jackson en route to Indianapolis to interview Pacers coach Frank Vogel. Not so, according to Siouxland News. Reporter Chris Neyenhouse said Phil Jackson and his brother, Chuck, stopped in Sioux City en route to Idaho, where Chuck lives. Sorry to disappoint, Knicks fans.

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Yanks approaching dangerous territory

If New York loses again on Wednesday night, it will tie the franchise record for most losses through the first 25 games of a season, per Elias Sports Bureau.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

As far as glowing endorsements go, this wasn't one of them. Yankees manager Joe Girardi was asked about the possibility of calling up Nick Swisher to replace Alex Rodriguez. Of Swisher, Girardi said, "He is doing OK." Swisher is hitting .306 with an .801 OPS for Triple-A Scranton. There is a question if he can still run well enough to play the outfield. He could possibly play once a week at first base and DH, but at this moment Girardi doesn't seem that interested. The Yankees called up reliever James Pazos because they are in the midst of playing 20 games in a row. A-Rod doesn't play the field so he didn't really need to be replaced externally.

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Were the Islanders robbed in Game 3? (1:10)
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Yankees offense needs a boost

The struggle is real in New York for the Yankees, who are ranking near the bottom of the league in three key offensive categories. The loss of Alex Rodriguez won't help, either.

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Begley: Knicks would have interest in Vogel (2:41)
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Rodriguez injury is bad news for Yanks

In regards to Alex Rodriguez's hamstring injury, which will send him to the disabled list, Yankees manager Joe Girardi had this to say: "It is definitely worrisome." And based on these numbers, we can see why.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi and Carlos Beltran both downplayed the urgency of the meeting the team held prior to Tuesday's loss. Alex Rodriguez had revealed that he told his teammates they could score five runs per game. Beltran said A-Rod made the statement during the team's regular hitters' meeting that occurs before each series to go over the opposition's pitchers. Girardi emphasized to his hitters to stay positive during the session, according to Beltran. While not declaring the contents of his message, Girardi agreed that the team should be able to average five runs per game.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi went to his patented, "It is not what you want," as he spoke about Alex Rodriguez's injury

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez said that the timing of his injury could not have been worse, while Yankees manager Joe Girardi said there is never a good time to lose your No. 3 hitter.

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Zippity-Duda kind of day

Lucas Duda had himself quite a day at Citi Field, smacking two homers out of the park over center. His first whopper was 413 feet and his second fell a little shorter at 398 feet.

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Severino heading in wrong direction

OK, so Luis Severino may not be having the hottest start to 2016, with no wins yet and a doubled ERA. Then again, it is still early in the season -- don't panic yet, Yankees.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis donated 50,000 Euros (approximately $57,000) to his youth coach, Edvins Sprude, in Latvia yesterday. (Photo via Andrejs Silins)

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez said he was hoping to avoid the DL, but you can't fool an MRI. "The machine doesn't lie."

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