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J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer 

Mike D'Antoni makes his Rockets coaching debut on ESPN tonight against the Lakers, with whom his star-filled rosters had a 67-87 record in 2 seasons. "There was a lot of reasons that we couldn't get what we wanted in L.A.," D'Antoni said. "Nobody's fault, a lot of good intentions, just injuries, people wanting to play a certain way...Not that I'm mad at them, that's just the reality of it. It just wasn't a good fit, for whatever reason."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Brandon Marshall dresses for the occasion, with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick back in the starter's role.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick said he doesn't regret his post-game comments about team brass not believing in him. He said the message he wanted to convey is that he believes in himself even when others don't. He said he spoke to owner Woody Johnson and GM Mike Maccagnan today at practice. All is well, he said.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills CB Nickell Robey-Coleman: "What gives me motivation is playing against Tom Brady, and beating him. And sweeping him. In 20 years, that ain't happened. That's what I'm trying to do. That's what gets me fired up. That's what motivates me right now: the fact that I got an opportunity to beat Tom Brady twice in one season, and lighten up my chances of getting to the playoffs."

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Dennis Schroeder and the Hawks have agreed to a four-year, $70 million extension, according to league sources


Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Brees said it's possible that Seattle's defense is the best he's faced in his career -- especially considering how good they've been for a long stretch of time. He said they basically invented the scheme that many other teams are trying to copy -- though he said it's hard to do without their personnel.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Terry Francona on the likelihood of Corey Kluber starting in Games 4 & 7: "He's all set to pitch (Game 4). That was probably Plan A.":

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Cory Kluber will start Game 4 on three days rest. Terry Francona said he took him out after 88 pitches with Game 4 in mind. Kluber threw six scoreless innings In Game 1.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets had 12 players who didn't practice. New injuries: Brandon Marshall (foot) and Bilal Powell (turf toe).

Liam Twomey ESPN FC 

It's half-time at the London Stadium where West Ham deservedly lead Chelsea 1-0, courtesy of Cheikhou Kouyate's bullet header. The home side are fluid and confident, while John Terry has looked rusty at the heart of Antonio Conte's back three.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Ready to take the tarp off

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Told Cavs sold hundreds of rings to fans last night. Price ranges from $299 to $12K. Only season ticket holders can get their name on ring.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Hue Jackson said that Josh McCown has been medically cleared from his broken left collarbone to play. Won't name him starter until week goes on, but sure sounds like McCown will be the guy vs. Jets. Cody Kessler still in concussion protocol.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who hasn't addressed his concussion since it happened until today, said it was kind of like he got "sucker punched."


Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Tarp still on field. Rain has subsided, cold has not as we prepare for a chilly uncomfortable Game # 2 of the World Series...Trevor Bauer vs Jake Arietta.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Andrew Miller threw 46 pitches in relief on Tuesday. The last pitcher to throw 45 or more pitches and then pitch the next day in the postseason was Keith Foulke in 2004, according to Elias Sports Bureau research. He threw 50 pitches in Game 4 of the ALCS and 22 pitches in Game 5. Indians manager Terry Francona was Foulke's manager on the Red Sox in 2004.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins tight end Jordan Reed says he feels 100 percent after missing the last two games with a concussion.

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked about recent mechanical issues, Eagles QB Carson Wentz says that it's related mostly to his footwork. "I don't think it's anything we really need to over-analyze or freak out about," he said. Wentz has completed just 54 percent of his passes over last two games.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said of Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, "what makes every quarterback uncomfortable is pressure. ... if the (Bengals) have a weakness it's their third down conversion rate."

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

If Matt Jones can't start for the Redskins vs. the Bengals then Rob Kelley would be the lead back. The Redskins love Chris Thompson in their third down back role and don't want to overload him for durability concerns.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins running back Matt Jones has soreness in his knee. He had some pain cutting so he did not practice. Coach Jay Gruden said he's hopeful that injured linemen Trent Williams (knee) and guard Brandon Scherff (shoulder) will play.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills CB Stephon Gilmore says Bills players will retaliate again if Patriots players run through their drills. "Of course," he says. "We're not gonna let nobody push us around. We gotta play smart. We know their guys like to try to get under your skin and make you react a certain way."

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton spoke for approximately 23 1/2 minutes, or 22 minutes longer than his press conference after the New Orleans loss.

Charles Moynihan ESPN 

Inside the Cubs dugout, both monitors are tuned to the local weather. The rain has temporarily subsided.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Cold and dreary day in Cleveland. First pitch moved up to 7:08 ET with heavy rain expected later; weather already threatening to cancel batting practice.