New York Teams

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In addition to playing at a quicker pace, the Knicks may use more pick and roll this season. Derrick Rose confirmed that they've been running pick 'a lot' of pick-and-roll thus far in training camp. It seems like this will emerge mostly early in the offense. The club will use the triangle in half court.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Good sign for team chemistry? Jeff Horancek and the Knicks wrapped up lunch yesterday at 1 pm and "the guys were still sitting there, talking to eachother until 2:30, a quarter to 3. We had to turnaround at 4:30 and have another praictce. So I think these guys really like each other."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Late in close games, Derrick Rose expects the Knicks to use a pick-and-roll to get a shot. "I don't think it's going to be the triangle. I think it's probably going to be 1-3 pick-and-roll or 3-1 pick-and-roll. Either me or Melo will have to create for someone to take the shot."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose said the triangle offense feels ‘foreign' thus far, but he's optimistic about it. "It's like 40 to 50 options on one side of the floor. It's like giving you your space for creativity. It's like if you're doing it the right way, you could do everything you want."


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Sasha Vujacic with a nice feed to Kristaps Porzingis, who finishes in transition:

Lineup: Yankees (82-76) vs. Red Sox (92-66)

  • 1. Brett Gardner, LF (L)
  • 2. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF (L)
  • 3. Gary Sanchez, C (R)
  • 4. Starlin Castro, 2B (R)
  • 5. Didi Gregorius, SS (L)
  • 6. Chase Headley, 3B (S)
  • 7. Brian McCann, DH (L)
  • 8. Aaron Hicks, RF (S)
  • 9. Tyler Austin, 1B (R)
  • SP: Bryan Mitchell, RHP
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History is on Jets' side vs. Seahawks

The Seahawks have been brilliant at MetLife Stadium (see Super Bowl XLVIII), but they haven't beaten the Jets on the road since 1983 (five meetings), per ESPN Stats & Info.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Somewhere in there is David Ortiz addressing the media one last time at Yankee Stadium.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants signed guard Jon Halapio to their practice squad, per source. He takes the spot of Michael Ola who was signed to Bills roster Wednesday.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Eli Manning's unadjusted QBR of 72 suggests that he has been one of the 10 most-efficient quarterbacks in the NFL this season. But Manning has faced by far the easiest set of QBR defenses (at Cowboys, against the Saints and against the Redskins). After the opponent adjustment, Manning's Total QBR falls about 11 points, and he currently ranks 15th in adjusted Total QBR.

Jovan Buha ESPN Editor 

Kevin Garnett (with the towel wrapped around his head) coaching the Clippers' rookie big men, Brice Johnson and Diamond Stone, at the team's third day of training camp at UC Irvine.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka came through a bullpen session fine and could start Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles. Tanaka missed his previous start with a slight forearm strain.

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Is Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. a distraction?

Odell Beckham Jr.'s sideline antics in the fourth quarter could amount to a distraction, but Giants teammates don't seem overly concerned.


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's video of a Derrick Rose mid range jumper from a feed from Joakim Noah:


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's video of the Chasson Randle steal off of Derrick Rose, which led to a Maurice Ndour finish on the other end to win a scrimmage today.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

In his second instructional league game in Port St. Lucie, Tim Tebow went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, one RBI, one walk and one strikeout on Thursday against Marlins farmhands. He again logged five innings in left field. Tebow went 1-for-6, with a homer on the first pitch, Wednesday against the Cardinals in his first formal game since his junior year of high school.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

After hitting his walk-off grand slam on Wednesday, Mark Teixeira is on the bench for the Yankees. Tyler Austin will start at first base.


Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

New Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, six days removed from a DUI arrest while playing for the Bucs, thanked Brandon Marshall for reaching out and assisting him to "get the help that I need."

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