New York Teams

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Blue Jays are making a touching pregame gesture before the game by playing a 1993 recording of 'O Canada' by the later musical theater star Michael Burgess. Burgess, who portrayed Jean Valjean and Don Quixote among others on stage, was famed for his rendition of the anthem at Jays and Leafs games. He died of cancer at age 70 on Sept. 28. Bobby Orr, Darryl Sittler and Paul Coffey were among the NHL stars who attended his funeral mass on Monday.

Double Check: 49ers-Giants (1:00)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Victor Cruz says he can feel a difference already from PRP to calf. He has to wait 10 days after PRP before he can even talk to doctors about what he can do next. But he he's convinced he will play this season and play at a high level again.

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Yoenis Céspedes has found winning chemistry with the Mets

Yoenis Cespedes has embraced playing in New York -- and is all smiles about the Mets' chances -- but he still feels the pull of his connection to Cuba.

Herm Edwards' relationship advice for athletes (2:14)

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcus Stroman. Toronto's Game 2 pitcher, on ovation Jays players got at last night's Leafs game: "It's been unreal, the love that we've been getting from Toronto, from all of Canada has been unbelievable. I feel like we feed off that energy that the country brings us and we're excited to get out there and kind of put the country in our back and play for an entire nation. So the boys couldn't be more hyped, excited to get going here."

Gordon Edes ESPN Staff Writer 

Can't give you the visual, but here's the Jays lineup: Revere LF, Donaldson 3B, Bautista RF, Encarnacion DH, Tulowitzki SS, Smoak 1B, Martin C, Goins 2B, Pillar CF, Price LHP

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Big money bogging down the Yankees?

Led by five players set to make more than $20 million next season, New York has more money committed to 2016 than any other team.

Stephen A.: Derek Fisher has to be the bigger man (2:00)

Brooklyn to be short-handed vs. Pistons

The Nets will be without Jarrett Jack (rest), Joe Johnson (rest), Markel Brown (oblique), Andrea Bargnani (hamstring), Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle), Thomas Robinson (wrist), Willie Reed (quad) and Sergey Karasev for Thursday’s preseason game against Detroit, the team announced. Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young, Rondae-Hollis Jefferson, Wayne Ellington and Shane Larkin will start, the New York Post reports. (via Mike Mazzeo)

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Ryan Fitzpatrick on preseason Jets drama

Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick dishes on traits the perfect NFL QB would possess, doubting himself during his career, his intelligence, his reaction to Geno Smith's broken jaw and playing with Brandon Marshall.

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How do you pitch to Yoenis Cespedes?

Yoenis Cespedes was one of the most dangerous hitters in the NL earlier this season. Here's a breakdown of how to pitch to the Mets slugger.

Rose: Need more info on Barnes-Fisher incident (1:12)