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A-Rod saves his best for his birthday

In 14 games played on his birthday, Alex Rodriguez has slugged six home runs, giving him a rate of at-bats per homer that is much higher than his career norm.

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Putting N.Y.'s spending spree in context

The Giants doled out $105.3 million in guaranteed money to Olivier Vernon, Damon Harrison and Janoris Jenkins in free agency. That's $20.2 million more than they spent in free agency the previous five seasons, per ESPN Stats & Info. Top stats to know

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Vegas doesn't doubt New England

No Tom Brady, no problem, at least in Las Vegas. Even with Jimmy Garoppolo set to start four games, New England is heavily favored to win the AFC East by the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets are obviously trying to control the news on Day 1. Five players were made available to the media, and none of them were named Geno Smith, Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker. Marshall and Decker have been Ryan Fitzpatrick's most outspoken supporters. Matt Forte said players were told to defer Fitzpatrick questions to Todd Bowles, who won't be available until tomorrow.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets LB David Harris, one of the most respected players on the team, clammed up on the Ryan Fitzpatrick situation.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets C Nick Mangold said he spoke to Ryan Fitzpatrick yesterday. He said they didn't talk football or contract. Mangold doesn't believe the Fitzpatrick distraction will be a distraction to the team.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt Forte, Erin Henderson decline to discuss Ryan Fitzpatrick situation. Hmm, sounds like a company line sent down from above.

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Tom Brady's opener streak will end at 14

No quarterback has started more consecutive season openers with his current team than Brady, whose streak began in 2002. Eli Manning will take over as the new active leader due to Brady's suspension.

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A pair of Giants on all-retirement team

Justin Tuck and Jon Beason both earned spots on our star-studded squad of players who called it quits this offseason. All-retirement team

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Ferguson among best to hang 'em up

D'Brickashaw Ferguson earned a spot on our squad of the best players to call it quits this offseason. Hypothetically, he'd be blocking for Peyton Manning and Marshawn Lynch. All-retirement team

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Cabrera finally comes through with RISP

Before his third-inning double to drive in Alejandro De Aza from second on Tuesday, Asdrubal Cabrera was hitless in each of his last 32 at-bats with runners in scoring position. He fell five such ABs short of matching Gregg Jefferies' franchise record for position players set in 1990, the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

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A-Rod has history of birthday bashes

Alex Rodriguez turns 41 years old on Wednesday. He has six career home runs on his birthday, most in MLB history, ESPN Stats & Info notes.

  • Alex Rodriguez - 6 birthday HRs
  • Al Simmons - 5
  • Derrek Lee - 5
  • Todd Helton - 5
  • Chipper Jones - 5

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Syndergaard settled in too late Tuesday

Noah Syndergaard labored through his first three innings against the Cardinals before cruising through his next three. However, the damage was done, as St. Louis held on to win 3-2.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Odell Beckham's latest venture after his emoji app is this limited edition "Giant Shark" backpack from Sprayground. He helped design the $75 bag which was released Wednesday.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Brandon Marshall checked in at 224.8 pounds, about 10 pounds lower than his 2015 playing weight. Six weeks ago, he was 244. Todd Bowles told him to get under 230, so Marshall went on what he calls "The Todd Bowles Diet." It worked. Maybe Bowles can market it.

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1927 Yankees diary

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    "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.