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Thursday's Cubs-Mets lineups

Here are the lineups for Thursday's 7:10 p.m. ET series opener between the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs at Citi Field.

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Cubs' rotation has stolen spotlight from Mets

Last year's NLCS was billed as a battle between the Mets' arms and the Cubs' bats, but it's Chicago's pitching that stands out as the teams meet again.

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T.J. Rivera, Travis Taijeron and Gabriel Ynoa will represent Las Vegas and the Mets organization in the Triple-A All-Star Game. Wally Backman will manage the Pacific Coast League team.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

One more note on Evan Turner: the Pelicans are among the teams who have strong interest in him, sources say.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are one of the teams that Evan Turner expects to meet with, per league sources.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mets make it official, promoting Seth Lugo and demoting Sean Gilmartin. Lugo will wear No. 67. Because he has been a starting pitcher, he can give the Mets' length if required.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah's meeting with the Knicks is set for tomorrow afternoon, sources say. Noah will have the opportunity to take phone calls from other teams starting at midnight tonight, which is interesting. The Knicks remain strong favorites for Noah, however, and people around the league would be surprised if the deal between Noah and the Knicks wasn't completed. The meeting time was earlier reported by the NY Post.

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Murphy latest to haunt Mets with homers

Daniel Murphy is the fourth player to homer twice in a game against the Mets after having played for the team in either the current or previous season, the Elias Sports Bureau reports

  • Frank Thomas with the Astros in 1965
  • Tony Clark with the Yankees in 2004
  • Mike Piazza with the Padres in 2006.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets and Sheldon Richardson have to be breathing a sigh of relief. After pleading guilty to resisting arrest, stemming from a high-speed chase with cops last July in St. Louis, Richardson could've been slapped with a multi-game suspension. He got off easy with a one-game ban. It'll cost him one game check -- $104,471. This will be the second straight year he misses the opener. He served a four-game suspension last year for a marijuana violation.

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Andrew Luck sets the bar... by a lot

Luck's new extension with the Colts included $87 million in guaranteed money, $22 million more than any other quarterback's current contract.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets DE Sheldon Richardson suspended for the first game of the regular season for a personal conduct violation, per NFL.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek went to Carmelo Anthony's gym in NYC to meet him. He also plans to meet Derrick Rose at some point in LA. Players say it's import at for a new coach to establish rapport with his group. It appears Hornacek, an ex player, is well aware of this.

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Gregorius joins short list with walk-off

In the last 70 years, the only other Yankees shortstops to hit walk-off homers are Mickey Mantle (1954 against the White Sox in a game he started in center field), Gene “Stick” Michael (1971 vs. Detroit) and Derek Jeter (2005 vs. Boston), the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

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Yankees' switch-hitters bring the power

Carlos Beltran and Mark Teixeira have the most home runs among active switch-hitters. Meanwhile, Nick Swisher, who ranks third, is also in the Yankees' system at the Triple-A level.

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Daniel Murphy has been a Mets killer

The Nationals second baseman has raked against his former team in their three series this season.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson is back in the gym at Summer League here in Orlando.

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Didi Gregorius completes the comeback

Gregorius picked a good time to hit his first walk-off homer, as his two-run shot capped off a six-run, ninth-inning comeback for the Yankees on Wednesday. The blast just cleared the wall at 365 feet, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker

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