New York Teams

6mDan Graziano

Mel Kiper Jr. gives the Giants' draft a B-plus

Is it possible to like all of the players a team picked but not totally love its draft? Because I think that's kind of where I am with the New York Giants' 2016 draft a day later.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeremy Lin will probably never play for the Knicks again. But if the soon-to-be free agent signed with New York this summer, it would bring an added layer of attention to a club that already garners plenty of it. Is that a good thing? Landry Fields, Lin's close friend, weighs in: "If Jeremy comes back, great. I love Jeremy, I want him to succeed in whatever he does. For New York, I'm not sure that's the best fit. Simply because of the distractions," Fields told The Knicks Blog Podcast with Anthony Donahue and Moke Hamilton. "The media, being in the broadcasting world, I've see that people love to put a microscope on the Knicks, no matter how good or how bad they are. It's just that there's drama there, so this is what's going to sell and entertain fans."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Landry Fields on one of the few bright spots for the Knicks lately: "I love Carmelo now because of his shift in leadership mentality," Fields told The Knicks Blog Podcast with Anthony Donahue and Moke Hamilton. "When he first came to the Knicks there, wasn't much of a leadership role for him… but this past season and the one before it, we see kind of a new Melo, one who has really stepped into a leadership which us going to be crucial going forward. It's awesome to see, because I think he's really embracing that role."

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40mAdam Rubin

Sunday's Mets-Giants lineups

Noah Syndergaard gets the start for the Mets against Madison Bumgarner and the Giants.

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Jets' best pick: Darron Lee

The outside linebacker from Ohio State, drafted with the No. 20 overall pick, offers rare athleticism. Lee has the ability to cover both running backs and tight ends one-on-one. Todd McShay (Insider)

Giants' best pick: B.J. Goodson

Needing linebackers, New York snagged a good one in the fourth round. Although he had some durability issues in college, the Clemson inside linebacker always seemed to be around the football. Todd McShay (Insider)

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11hWallace Matthews

Yankees showing no signs of life

After another night with virtually no offense, it might be time for the New York Yankees to realize a harsh truth: Their time has passed for good.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Terron Beckham, a cousin of Giants star Odell Beckham, Jr, will attend the Jets' rookie minicamp next weekend on a non-roster tryout basis, according to his agent, Mike Celli. Beckham (5-11, 223) is a chiseled running back who has become in Internet sensation. Beckham, who didn't play college ball, reportedly ran a 4.47 40 in a recent pro day before a handful of scouts. The Jets spoke to Celli several times in recent days and extended the invitation.

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.