New York Teams

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Before today's national anthem at Steinbrenner Field, a moment of silence was held to honor those killed in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last week. All during pregame across MLB, players and coaches wore black hats bearing the school's "SD" logo.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

As the Yankees announced starting lineups for today's spring opener against the Tigers, Aaron Boone and Giancarlo Stanton received expectedly strong ovations.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Charles Oakley tweets that he wasn't taking a shot at Frank Ntilikina with his praise of Dennis Smith Jr.: "Not a shot at Frank - love his game! Just showing my support for Dennis."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Charles Oakley told Knicks draft pick Frank Ntilikina that he has a bright future when he met him at All Star weekend. This morning, he posted a picture with Dennis Smith Jr., the player NYK passed on in the draft, and said he would have been a great Knick. The guess here is that Oakley, who has a pending civil suit against owner James Dolan and Madison Square Garden, wants to get a rise out of Knicks or the organization.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

If Joakim Noah and the Knicks want to move on from one another (I'm almost certain they do), a key date to watch is March 1. That's the last date Noah can be waived and eligible for the playoffs. It will be interesting to see if either side comes off its negotiating stance. NYK doesn't want to waive Noah without the center giving up money in a buyout; as of last week, Noah didn't want to give up any money in a buyout scenario. He's owed $37.8 million over the next two seasons plus a portion of this season's $17.7 million).

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees fans coming to Tampa this spring will find several aesthetic and culinary changes at George Steinbrenner Field. One of the most subtle additions is this No. 4, recognizing the legendary Lou Gehrig. The team is slowly adding these monuments here to recognize past captains. Derek Jeter and Thurman Munson's numbers were already standing in the ballpark.

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BBTN: Predictions, Stanton & Judge, Giants Bucking The Trend

Before a rapid-fire conversation with CC Sabathia (39:19), Buster Olney and Karl Ravech discuss Karl's Spring Training observations (3:14), make their predictions for the season (15:45) and more. Plus, Pedro Gomez with a report on the Giants thinking differently (23:14) and a conversation with Jessica Mendoza (25:59).

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

You guys. There's baseball today.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees' lineup for today's spring opener. Luis Cessa on the mound.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Today's lineup for the Yankees' spring-training opener: Ellsbury DH Stanton RF Bird 1B Hicks CF Gregorius SS Torres 2B Romine C Andujar 3B Frazier LF

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Petry sneaks behind defense for tap-in goal (0:23)
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Trade grades: Grabner to the Devils

The Devils and Rangers franchises hadn't made a trade with each other since 1979. But they did so on Thursday, with speedy winger Michael Grabner headed to the Devils in exchange for future assets. Who came out ahead?

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

For those keeping an eye on lottery odds: the Knicks' win tonight moved them 3 games ‘behind' Chicago in the race for the NBA's 8th-worst record. They are percentage points ‘ahead' of the Lakers in the race for the 9th worst record. Competition for 9th worst record between NYK, CHA & LAL is tight. A team can fall no further than three spots back in the lottery.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The day before the Yankees' spring-training opener was about communication. During the morning workout, players went through defensive communication drills on pop ups and fly balls. In the afternoon, they participated in improv and communication games led by actor and comedian Steve Shenbaum. (photo courtesy the Yankees)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks snap an 8-game losing streak with a win in Orlando. Trey Burke led New York with 26 points on 12-for-22 shooting and tied Tim Hardaway for a team-high with six assists. Frank Ntilikina played 29 minutes and Emmanuel Mudiay started and played 22 as the Knicks began to look at their younger players. Veteran Jarrett Jack didn't play against the Magic.

1927 Yankees diary

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