New York Teams

Greg Wyshynski ESPN 

Through seven games, New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh has made some uncharacteristic and glaring errors. None have been more glaring than his turnover to Phil Kessel to set up Evgeni Malkin's overtime winner for the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night, which was a sprig of holly away from being perfectly giftwrapped. But coach Alain Vigneault says McDonagh, while pressing during the Rangers' underwhelming start (1-5-1), can turn it around. "Everyone looks at the last game, and what happened there, and you've gotta turn the page and move on and focus on tonight," he said ahead of Thursday night's home game against the Islanders. "Mac, like always, puts a lot on himself. There's probably a couple of decisions here and there that are not Mac-like. He's always been very dependable. Like some of our other guys, he's trying real hard to get this going in the right direction. But he's only one or two really solid plays away from being real good." For what it's worth, McDonagh is a minus-2 and doesn't have a point at even strength, but emphatically leads the team with a plus-32 in Corsi – over double that of Mika Zibanejad, who is second (plus-14). Which, again, might say more about the Rangers at this point than it does McDonagh.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks executives Steve Mills, Scott Perry and Craig Robinson are all with the team in Oklahoma City. Perry said he wants to be with the team on the road regularly to properly evaluate things.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Adams asked if he can confirm or deny that he told Enes Kanter a pregame elbow was coming: "Next question."

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins recalls the crossroads moment of his career -- last Christmas Eve.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets practice report (early version): Another day on the sideline for DE Mo Wilkerson (toe, shoulder). RB Bilal Powell (calf) and WR Robby Anderson (ankle) worked on the side during the media window. Maybe Powell will practice; he has missed four straight practices.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Eli Apple is back at practice. He was excused Wednesday as he dealt with a personal matter. Apple is coming off his best game of the year vs. Denver.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Did not see practice: Olivier Vernon, Weston Richburg, Jonathan Casillas, Calvin Munson. Vernon and Richburg weren't even outside during open media portion.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Brooklyn currently has $3.4M in cap space to use but would need to create a roster spot. Brooklyn will not receive any roster relief but has up until January 15 to apply for the Disabled Player Exception for Jeremy Lin. The exception if approved would be $6M.

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BBTN: Young Yankees Emerge, Cubs Surviving

Buster Olney talks to Jon Sciambi (3:00) and Jessica Mendoza (37:17) about the Yankees' roll and the Cubs' survival. Plus, Astros players react to Yankee Stadium (19:30), Jesse Rogers talks about the future for the Cubs (21:50) and more.

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New era of Knicks basketball set to begin (1:14)
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A-Rod tricks Ortiz into wearing Yankees jacket (0:24)

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Odell Beckham Jr. was at the Giants facility Wednesday (I believe) for the first time. He had bulky boot and crutches, was released from hospital last Friday.

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The verdict is in, Judge delivers (1:03)
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Fans witnessed vintage Tanaka against Astros (2:36)
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Sanchez is most dangerous in Yanks' lineup (0:49)
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Pacers defeat Nets in high-scoring affair (1:20)

1927 Yankees diary

  • Robert Hunt
  • 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.