New York Teams

Forte could stabilize Jets' backfield

The Jets' top three backs -- Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell and Stevan Ridley -- are pending free agents. With so much uncertainty at the position, Forte could be a nice option if the Jets can't re-sign Powell and Ivory. Where will Forte land?

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Stephen A. on Melo: 'He wants to be in NY' (0:59)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony said on Sirius XM Radio today on the possibility of getting traded: "I don't pay attention those rumors. I'm not going anywhere."

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Big trade rumors as deadline approaches (2:04)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Need to correct one thing from yesterday since someone well-meaning misspoke: Leagues in South Korea and Japan may very well honor the MLB ban on Jenrry Mejia, but they are not technically affiliated with MLB, so they are not by some agreement forced to do so. Regardless, Mejia would be free to participate in winter leagues while banned, including in the Dominican Republic.

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LaVine, USA win Rising Stars Game (1:32)
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Dunk of the Night: Parker posterizes Porzingis (0:31)

Rob Peterson ESPN.com 

Zach Lavine and Kristaps Porzingis are leading all scorers with 30 points. US up eight with 1:57 to go.

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Will Jenrry Mejia ever throw another MLB pitch? (2:16)
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Kings get wild win over Rangers in OT (1:10)

Rob Peterson ESPN.com 

Kristaps Porzingis could play in a Canadiens jersey and still get cheers here. (Maybe...) The crowd loves him.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jenrry Mejia added to Dominican sports journalist Hector Gomez in Spanish: "It is not like they say. I am sure that I did not use anything."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jenrry Mejia told Dominican sports journalist Hector Gomez in Spanish: "I'm going to appeal. Lose or win, I have great faith. I have to clear my name. I will take this case to the ultimate consequences."

Rob Peterson ESPN.com 

Dunk counter so far: Two for the World from Andrew Wiggins, one on a nice dish from Emmanuel Mudiay, who has a dunk and Zach Levine.

Rob Peterson ESPN.com 

There's a buzz in the Air Canada Centre anytime Kristaps Porzingis touches the ball.

Rob Peterson ESPN.com 

Huge cheers for Canadians Trey Lyles and Andrew Wiggins during intros. Also huge cheers for Kristaps Porzingis, who is not Canadian.

Rob Peterson ESPN.com 

Playing in Sevilla for three seasons prepared Kristaps Porzingis to do this interview for Spanish television.

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Yankees, Chapman settle arbitration

The club and Aroldis Chapman have settled the arbitration case for $11.325M on a one-year deal, sources tell ESPN's Buster Olney.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

MLB suspensions are honored by affiliated leagues in other countries, such as in Japan, South Korea and Mexico. However, suspended players are allowed to compete in winter leagues, such as in Jenrry Mejia's native Dominican Republic. Independent leagues are not compelled to honor MLB suspensions but may choose to do so.

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MLB permanently bans Mejia for PED violations (1:43)