New York Teams

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez has been benched for a second consecutive game. Rodriguez, who has struggled against righties all year, has been replaced by Carlos Beltran at DH in Monday's lineup against Texas righty Chi Chi Gonzalez, just as he was Sunday.

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A wideout who earned Sherman's respect

Richard Sherman's brash personality is no secret, as many wide receivers have learned the hard way. But Odell Beckham Jr. caught his attention in a positive way as a rookie.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony agreed with Phil Jackson's assessment that Anthony's been 're-invigorated' by the Derrick Rose trade. Anthony said the moved showed him that the club is trying to win now, rather than rebuild.

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony was asked if he's "reinvigorated" as Phil Jackson has said. "Phil said I'm reinvigorated?" Anthony asked with a smile and chuckle. "I'm reinvigorated." Anthony does seem genuinely excited about the Derrick Rose trade and recent direction of Knicks but knows there's still more pieces that need to be added.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony says he's spoken to Kevin Durant about the Knicks and free agency. And Melo adds on the Derrick Rose trade: "I like it. I like it a lot... I'm a big fan of Rose."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony on the Derrick Rose trade: "I like that a lot."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony says he has spoken to team doctors concerning the Zika virus before deciding to play for Team USA in Brazil.

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Colon could be left behind for All-Star

Mets manager Terry Collins will definitely have his hands full when it comes to picking from the field of starting pitchers for his All-Star roster. With so many good arms to chose from, his own Bartolo Colon might just miss the cut. Olney: Potential All-Star snubs (Insider)

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How do rivals see the Eagles' QB group?

Philadelphia did more at quarterback this offseason than many teams do in a decade. Did the Eagles' moves make any waves around the division? Dan Graziano answers.

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Jets have a bargain in Brandon Marshall

Regardless of his quarterback, Marshall continues to produce, especially in the red zone. New York still has him under contract for two years and $17 million. Friendly contracts (Insider)

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Victor Cruz now a bargain for Giants

His health is a serious concern, but Cruz's contract is now easy to get away from if he can't return to form. But if the old Cruz re-emerges, New York has a steal. Friendly contracts (Insider)

Mets' offensive woes in perspective

Sunday's 5-2 loss was the 29th time this season that the Mets have been held to two runs or fewer in a game. Only the lowly Braves and Phillies have more such games, ESPN Stats & Info notes.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

2014 2nd-round pick Louis Layberie will play for the Knicks' Summer League team. Others on the roster include Ron Baker, Marshall Plumlee, Marvelle Harris and JP Tokoto, according to reports. Also, Souleyman Diabate, a 6-0 guard from the Ivory Coast, will play for the club in Summer League. The first summer league practice is scheduled for Wednesday.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Team president Randy Levine on suggestions that Yankees should become sellers at trade deadline: "I don't pay any attention to any of that. That's for you guys [with] nothing more important to write about that to write nonsense. When we decide to become sellers, if we decide to become sellers or if we decide to become buyers, you'll know. The difference is that most of you guys have never run anything and we have a lot of history here of knowing what we're doing. [We have] a lot of confidence in our baseball operations people. So, we'll see what happens. All the rest is just noise."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees President Randy Levine on team possibly being sellers at trade deadline: "You guys obviously have nothing more important to write about than to write nonsense about that."

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Diary of Myles Thomas: Coney Island

Alongside Babe Ruth, Waite Hoyt and our 1927 Yankees protagonist celebrate on Coney Island, ride the Cyclone and enjoy the rest of the Disney World of the Roaring Twenties.

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This week in the 1986 Mets (June 27-July 2)

The Mets kept winning and the bullpen kept contributing, specifically co-closer Roger McDowell and the somewhat-forgotten Doug Sisk.

1927 Yankees diary

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