New York Teams

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets announce staff additions with former judicial law clerk Natalie Jay becoming a cap specialist and ex-Net Sheldon Williams being named a pro scout.

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36mEric Karabell

Closer report: Three Yankees to own

Eric Karabell reminds owners of the pending return for Aroldis Chapman, but don't cut Andrew Miller and Dellin Betances

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Giants will feed Shepard the ball

Rueben Randle was the second most-targeted Giant last year, but he's no longer on the roster. Enter rookie Sterling Shepard, a second-rounder whom Mel Kiper Jr. expects will see plenty of action. Kiper: Impact rookies (Insider)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

It's unclear at this point if the Knicks will have interest in Frank Vogel, whose contract has not been renewed by the Pacers. Worth noting here: Vogel worked as an advance scout for Jackson and the Lakers in 2006. Jackson has said he'd "probably" limit his coaching interviews to people he knows. Theoretically, Vogel fits this description.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets rookies start arriving today for rookie minicamp, their first exposure to professional football. The media will have access to practices tomorrow and Saturday. There might be a Christian Hackenberg story or two.

New York teams both win big

The Mets shut out the Braves 8-0 while the Yankees blanked the Orioles 7-0 on Wednesday -- the second time that both New York teams won by shutout and scored at least 7 runs in the same day, per Elias Sports Bureau. The only other instance was Oct. 5, 1986.

New York teams both win big

The Yankees shut out the Orioles 7-0 while the Mets blanked the Braves 8-0 on Wednesday -- the second time that both New York teams won by shutout and scored at least 7 runs in the same day, per Elias Sports Bureau. The only other instance was Oct. 5, 1986.

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Stephen A.: Barkley's no softy, but he's no Oakley (1:52)
Stats & Info

Matz moves on from rough start

Since his disastrous season debut against the Marlins on April 11, Steven Matz has been one of the best pitchers in baseball.

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3hTodd McShay

McShay: Way-too-early 2017 NFL mock draft

Todd McShay takes a preliminary stab at predicting the picks for the 2017 NFL draft, which could feature DE Myles Garrett, RB Leonard Fournette and QB Deshaun Watson coming off the board early.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson has tweeted photos from Sioux Falls, Iowa and Nebraska in the last two days. You don't need me to tell you that Jackson is on vacation at the moment. The interesting thing here is that league sources say that some involved in the Knicks' coaching search have been informed that Phil is away at the moment, meaning the search is on hold. This could be Phil's way of distancing himself from certain candidates, or he could legitimately be taking a break from the coaching search. Either way, it's clear that the Zen Master marches to the beat of his own drum.

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4hAdam Rubin

Series preview: Mets at Padres

The Mets kick off an 11-game trip West on Thursday night with Jacob deGrom due to start the first of four against the Padres in San Diego.

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6hAdam Rubin

Morning Briefing: Mets pack hot bats for Cali

Thursday's New York Mets Morning Briefing continues to laud the team's power bats and wonders if they'll continue to sizzle on the West Coast.

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Red Sox-Yankees rivalry heading back to New York (1:35)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ex-Knick Charles Oakley, famous in New York for his physical play, had some tough words for TNT analyst Charles Barkley on Wednesday night. "Charles Barkley, you better stop talking s*** about Cleveland you was never tough you hide behind TNT," Oakley tweeted on Wednesday. The Oak Man, as he was know in New York, competed against Barkley during his 19-year NBA career.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner is hopeful he can swing a bat on Thursday. On Wednesday, Gardner took a fastball off his right elbow. Even with a pad on the elbow, Gardner needed an X-ray on the elbow. It was negative. Gardner sounded more optimistic that he could be in the lineup sooner that manager Joe Girardi seemed to think.

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Sabathia, Yankees snap six-game slide (1:02)

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.