New York Teams

Harvey unavailable for rest of NLDS

Mets manager Terry Collins said Matt Harvey won't be available out of the bullpen if there is a Game 5, but should be available for multiple starts if they make the NLCS. Harvey pitched 5 innings, getting the win, in Game 3 in his only NLDS appearance.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

For what it's worth: DE Sheldon Richardson is listed as the backup to rookie Leonard Williams on the Jets' updated depth chart for the media. It's hardly a surprise, considering Williams is coming off his best game and Richardson is returning from a four-game marijuana suspension. This doesn't preclude them from starting Richardson on Sunday, but it looks like he'll be eased into a full-time role.

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Kershaw looks to shake playoff woes

Down 2-1 in the NLDS, the Dodgers will send Clayton Kershaw to the mound on three days' rest. Kershaw has a 1-6 record in nine postseason starts. The Mets will counter with rookie lefty Steven Matz.

Jayson Stark Senior Writer, 

Rob Manfred says at Wrigley that protecting infielders is "high on our radar screen" but a rule will be challenging to word. "I think the way we had to work through the home-plate situation gives you a feel for how difficult it is to write that kind of rule."

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In a holding pattern

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Giants keep climbing

After bagging their third consecutive win, the Giants are atop the NFC East and climbing up our rankings. Where is Big Blue slotted this week? NFL Power Rankings

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Cubs favored to win NL pennant

Entering Tuesday, Chicago, up 2-1 on St. Louis in the NLDS, has the best odds of making it to the World Series out of the NL, according to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. The Mets, up 2-1 on the Dodgers, are close behind.

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Tuesday's Mets-Dodgers NLDS Game 4 lineups

Steven Matz will be the fourth rookie pitcher in Mets franchise history to start a postseason game when he takes the mound for Game 4 Tuesday.

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Mets' young arms excelling in debuts

Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey have all posted big strikeout numbers in their first playoff starts.

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Buccigross: Happy hockey new year

The hockey new year is upon us, so let's dive into predictions for standout rookies, how some intriguing teams look so far, early playoff projections and the top 10 college teams in the land.