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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony reiterated on Friday that he hadn't spoken to Phil Jackson during the club's coaching search. "Nah," Anthony said while attending Friday's Mets game, according to Newsday. "I let them deal with that one." The Knicks are expected to announce the hiring of Jeff Hornacek next week. Anthony had stated a desire to share his opinion on potential coaches, but that didn't happen. Anthony also said Friday that he expects to be involved in the club's pursuit of free agents this summer. "Pretty sure," he said, according to Newsday. "When that time comes, we'll do the work."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks' Carmelo Anthony chats with reliever Jerry Blevins during batting practice Friday at Citi Field before the Mets face the Dodgers.

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Lenny Dykstra gagged during '86 weekend

Lenny Dykstra won't be able to give any interviews this weekend on orders from the publisher of his memoir, which comes out June 28.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

It turns out Mark Teixeira will not take BP before tonight's game. The plan tonight is treatment only and if the cortisone shot takes effect he might give it a shot tomorrow. The earliest he could play again is Sunday's series finale but that is very much up in the air.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

VIDEO: Not sure this is exactly riveting, but here's Matt Harvey throwing to Alejandro De Aza and Matt Reynolds before Friday's game on the main stadium mound at Citi Field. Harvey is scheduled to face the Chicago White Sox on Memorial Day in Queens.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Teixeira, who had a cortisone shot in his neck yesterday, is listed in one of the BP groups before tonight's game, which could be an indication that he's getting better. But we'll see if he actually hits.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Julio Urías will wear number 78 in his MLB debut tonight at Citi Field

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Masahiro Tanaka will open the Yankees three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays, facing RHP Chris Archer, who has been struggling this season. Here's the lineup: Ellsbury cf, Gardner lf, Beltran rf, McCann c, Rodriguez DH, Castro 2b, Gregorius ss, Headley 3b, Ackley 1b, Tanaka

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers will have Yasmani Grandal behind the plate Monday to catch the debut of 19-year-old starter Julio Urias. With fellow starter Alex Wood pushed back to Monday because of triceps soreness, the Dodgers will have their top prospect make his major league debut against the Mets.

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Friday's Mets-Dodgers lineups

Jacob deGrom gets the start for the Mets in Friday's series opener against the Dodgers.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The beginning of "Juliomanía"? Julio Urías debuta esta noche en Citi Field

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Wilmer Flores will not be active on Friday night for the Mets. He remains on a rehab assignment with the Binghamton Mets and will be in the lineup for a fourth straight game on Friday with the Double-A club. Flores had been eligible to be activated for the series opener against the Dodgers. He was hitless Wednesday and Thursday with the B-Mets. Flores is on the DL with a left hamstring strain. He nonetheless should be activated shortly.

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Doug Sisk explains absence from '86 weekend

Former reliever Doug Sisk says a work commitment will make him one of the few '86 Mets who won't be at the 30th anniversary celebration.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks plan to acquire a pick in June's draft. The best-case scenario would probably be a late first-round pick but second-round is more likely. The club has shown interest in several players in recent weeks, including Indiana guard Yogi Ferrell, who has a workout scheduled with the club next month. New York also interviewed Kansas guard Wayne Selden at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago and has expressed interest in him as the draft approaches, according to league sources. Selden, a 6-6 guard, would fit the mold of the big guards Phil Jackson used in his Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Laker teams. Ferrell, a 6-0 guard, has impressed in workouts, according to sources, and was the only point guard last season to average 17 PPG, 5.5 assists and shoot at least 40% from 3. The Knicks have also expressed interest in St. Bonaventure guard Marcus Posley and will likely be one of many teams at the agency-hosted workouts for Seton Hall's Isaiah Whitehead and Syracuse's Malachi Richardson. They also attended the agency-hosted workout for Kansas' Cheik Diallo, according to

CC Sabathia moves up southpaw K list

Sabathia struck out seven Blue Jays on Thursday, tying Chuck Finley for the fifth-most by a left-handed pitcher in MLB history, per ESPN Stats & Info.

  • Randy Johnson - 4,875
  • Steve Carlton - 4,136
  • Mickey Lolich - 2,832
  • Frank Tanana - 2,773
  • CC Sabathia - 2,610
  • Chuck Finley - 2,610
  • Tom Glavine - 2,607

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Fitzpatrick among best available

Though Ryan Fitzpatrick hasn't been signed by another team, he still holds a lot of value for the Jets. John Clayton believes there's only one better free agent still on the market. Best remaining FAs

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