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Mets no piensan en una venganza

"No hay que preocuparse por tomar represalias. Hay que preocuparse por ganar", fue el grito de guerra del dirigente de los Mets de Nueva York, Terry Collins, de cara al crucial tercer partido de la serie divisional contra los Dodgers de Los Ángeles. ESPN Deportes

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.

8mDan Graziano

Jason Pierre-Paul's next check-in could come within the next week

There hasn't been much noise lately on the Jason Pierre-Paul front recently. The injured New York Giants defensive end hasn't even tweeted since Oct. 4, when he weighed in on social media to wish the team first luck and then congratulations on their game in Buffalo.

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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.

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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

The Jets were on bye this week following a win over the Dolphins in London. Did anyone leap them in our rankings? NFL Power Rankings

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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

Eli Manning clearly enjoys playing fast (1:03)
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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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2hAdam Rubin

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.

Encouraging signs in Daniel Fells' MRSA recovery (3:13)
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7hJohn Buccigross

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.

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New York's bats put up record numbers

The Mets' 13 runs against the Dodgers in Game 3 on Monday set a franchise record for a postseason game.

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Mets in right place to clinch

New York's record in series-clinching games has been much better at home than on the road. The Mets (up 2-1 in the NLDS) host the Dodgers at Citi Field in Game 4.