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Harvey apologizes for missing mandatory workout (2:52)

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Girardi benches his $153 million center fielder for tonight's one-game season against the Houston Astros tonight

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Which A-Rod will the Yankees get?

Will Alex Rodriguez carry New York to a memorable postseason run like he did in 2009 or struggle mightily at the plate like he did from 2010-12?

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Who is the top fantasy closer?

Is it Mark Melancon of the Pirates or Jeurys Familia of the Mets? Melancon led MLB in saves, but Familia had more value to owners after being undrafted in most leagues. Fantasy awards (Insider)

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A team grows in Brooklyn

After losing stars like Kevin Garnett and Deron Williams, the Nets are struggling to find their identity. One thing is for sure -- it's going to have to be a team effort. Brooklyn's highest-ranked player in our fantasy rankings is Brook Lopez at No. 33. Top 200 fantasy rankings

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Bills accuse Beckham of throwing punches

They say he did it after plays in the Giants' 24-10 win in Buffalo Sunday. LB Preston Brown said, "That's what he does. He'll get away it. He's the 'golden boy' of the league. He's on the cover of Madden. Sometimes, you get away with stuff like that." (The Buffalo News)

Nets Markel Brown to miss preseason

An update with be given on Brown (left oblique strain) following the completion of the preseason, the team added. Andrea Bargnani (hamstring), Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle), Thomas Robinson (wrist) and Willie Reed (quad) also did not practice Tuesday. Brooklyn next faces the Pistons on Thursday.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is Matt Harvey saying "I screwed up" for missing mandatory workout. Did not state reason or take questions.

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Harvey skips pre-NLDS mandatory workout

Mets ace Matt Harvey missed a mandatory team workout Tuesday at Citi Field, GM Sandy Alderson said. Harvey's absence was not excused. "Until we find out a little more about his absence, I prefer not to comment," Alderson said. Story

ESPN Chalk: Joe Peta on the AL wild card (1:39)

Giants try to stop MRSA after diagnosis

The Giants are taking precautions to prevent the spread of infection after tight end Daniel Fells was ruled out for the rest of the season because of MRSA, a source told ESPN's Dan Graziano. Full story

Carlos Gomez expects to play wild-card game (0:51)

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Rutgers acting coach Norries Wilson says he has no comment on wide receiver Leonte Carroo's status. Asbury Park Press reported earlier today that Carroo's lawyers expect assault charges to be dropped.

Giants put Fells on IR with staph infection

The Giants have scrubbed their locker room and training room following news of TE Daniel Fells' season-ending staph infection. A Giants' spokesman said: "We are working with infectious disease specialists, and we have defined protocols that we are following in consultation with the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network and local infectious disease specialists. Those protocols are being followed carefully."