New York Teams

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis donated 50,000 Euros (approximately $57,000) to his youth coach, Edvins Sprude, in Latvia yesterday. (Photo via Andrejs Silins)

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez said he was hoping to avoid the DL, but you can't fool an MRI. "The machine doesn't lie."

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez also revealed the team had a meeting prior to last night's loss in which he told his teammates that there is no reason they can't score five runs per game.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

"I'm obviously very disappointed," Alex Rodriguez said of landing on the DL. "I was just hitting my stride."

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Matz handles Braves easily (0:32)

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez avoided injuries all of last year. When he returned after his PED suspension, he declared that the year off was a blessing in disguise for his body. This year, he missed two games with an oblique injury and now is on the DL with a hamstring strain. At 40, with two hip surgeries and PED use under his belt, he already has been more unlucky than last season.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

With Alex Rodriguez on the DL, Yankees manager Joe Girardi has Carlos Beltran batting third and as the DH. Aaron Hicks is in right so with A-Rod's injury, the Yankees improve defensively.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

A-Rod fue colocado en la lista de lesionados por lesión de la corva derecha; el relevista zurdo James Pazos fue subido al plantel activo.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez is headed to the 15-day DL with a hamstring strain. A-Rod, 40, is hitting .203 with five homers and 12 RBIs. He hurt the hamstring running to first base on Tuesday. In his place, the Yankees are calling up reliever James Pazos. Rodriguez is in the second to last season of his 10-year, $275 million contract. He is being paid $21 million this year and next.

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Duda is automatic against Chacin (0:45)

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

How much trouble are the Yankees in? A lot! How many teams made the postseason after starting 8-16 or worse in their first 24 games? Only four - if you don't count strike years: The 1914 "Miracle" Braves, 1974 Pirates, 2001 A's and last year's Rangers.

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Wrong Apple for the Big Apple

Pro Football Focus' Steve Palazzolo doesn't see Eli Apple as a fit for the Giants' scheme. Taking Apple was a big risk, unless the Giants adjust to his strengths. Potential busts (Insider)

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What's wrong with the Yankees? (1:21)
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Jets reached in first-round

Pro Football Focus likes Darron Lee as a player but thought he should not have been taken in the first round. Lee's a good athlete, but that doesn't always translate to coverage ability. Potential busts (Insider)

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Isles-Lightning delivers the drama

The physical, fast-paced Islanders-Lightning clash -- with its gutsy goals, stellar saves, crushing hits and overtime thrills -- has been the most entertaining series of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

1927 Yankees diary

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  • Immerse yourself in the 1927 Yankees

    "The Diary of Myles Thomas" is an experiment in storytelling, a genre we're calling real-time historical fiction. Experience the Roaring Twenties through the eyes of a mediocre pitcher on the greatest baseball team of all time.