With a new system and better supporting cast, Geno Smith could be a different quarterback than Jets fans remember.
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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer
Jenrry Mejia has resurfaced in the Dominican Winter League. Mejia tossed a scoreless relief inning with one walk and one strikeout and earned the win in Licey's 4-3 opening-day win against Escogido on Friday. Mejia was permanently suspended from MLB in February for a third positive PED test, but the suspension does not extend to winter leagues, including in his native Dominican Republic. Mejia is allowed to apply to commissioner Rob Manfred for reinstatement to MLB next February -- one year after the ban was imposed. Even if reinstated, which is no guarantee, he would have to sit out the 2017 season since the requirement is to be sidelined for a minimum of two years after a lifetime ban. Mejia's New York-based attorney announced in July an intention to sue MLB, but there was never a subsequent announcement of a filing.
Yoenis Cespedes likely will opt out of his contract and become a free agent, but the slugger market will be deep, allowing the Mets some leverage.
An NFL owner has called the Josh Brown situation an "embarrassment," sources told ESPN, as more information into the kicker's alleged domestic abuse has become public.
The Cubs were baseball's best team with 103 regular-season wins, but just two teams with the outright best record in MLB's wild-card era have won it all. Why does record mean nothing in October?
Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer
Kicker Robbie Gould officially added to Giants roster this AM in place of Josh Brown (exempt list). Also don't be surprised if LS Tyler Ott added as well later today, with Zak DeOssie's ankle hurting. Kicking operation likely to have two of three new parts. New pieces had chance to practice together on Saturday morning.
Giants guard Justin Pugh is top-rated at his position, but he's going to have to earn his accolades on Sunday against the Rams' Aaron Donald.
The Jets have invested heavily on their defensive front, but the group -- consisting of four defensive tackles -- hasn't been able to pressure QBs.
Can the Landry Jones-led Steelers hang with Tom Brady and the Patriots? Can the Vikings beat the Eagles to stay undefeated? We'll find out in Week 7.
Johnny Boychuk's short-handed goal early in the third period lifted the New York Islanders to a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night.
What is the exempt list exactly? What can -- and can't -- a player do on paid leave? What's next for Brown? Kevin Seifert has answers.
Torres, Andujar have solid AFL showings
Top Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres went 2-for-4 with a run scored for the Scottsdale Scorpions in Arizona Fall League action on Friday. Fellow Yankees farmhand Miguel Andujar went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and a walk. Box score
Sheldon Richardson was more interested in talking about the struggles of the Jets' defense than any conversations with Brandon Marshall.
The NBA is making "tremendous progress" toward avoiding any possibility of a work stoppage -- with an assist from Michael Jordan.
DE Muhammad Wilkerson misses practice Friday with a sore ankle and would be a huge loss if he can't play Sunday against the Ravens.
The NFL has fined Odell Beckham Jr. for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in last weekend's game, marking the fourth time this season that the Giants' star wide receiver has been fined.
Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer
The Nets waived Yogi Ferrell to get down to 15 players. They open the regular season on Wednesday in Boston.
Jets WR Eric Decker, who had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip and will later have shoulder surgery, says he'll be ready to play next season.
Kiper: Shepard a reliable third option
While his production has dipped in recent weeks, rookie Sterling Shepard has emerged as a terrific target for the Giants alongside Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz. Kiper's rookie big board (Insider)
Nets Waive Guard Yogi Ferrell
The Indiana University product signed with Brooklyn on Aug. 5 and appeared in three preseason games, averaging 4.3 points and 1.7 assists. The Nets' roster now stands at 15.
Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer
Odell Beckham was fined $24,309 for unsportsmanlike conduct Sunday vs. Ravens, per source, He took off his helmet during a TD celebration.
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