New York Teams

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Victor Cruz played 26 snaps. Roger Lewis played 29. Cruz wasn't even targeted. Was clearly frustrated after the loss.

NFL 

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Baseball America released its top-10 Mets prospects Monday. Here's their list: 1. Amed Rosario, ss; 2. Dominic Smith, 1b; 3. Justin Dunn, rhp; 4. Desmond Lindsay, of; 5. Brandon Nimmo, of; 6. Gavin Cecchini, 2b/ss; 7. Robert Gsellman, rhp; 8. Thomas Szapucki, lhp; 9. Gabriel Ynoa, rhp; 10. Tomas Nido, c

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

There was optimism last night with JPP's injured groin that it was not anything serious. MRI on Monday though.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The qualifying offer (& 1st-round pick attached) is having a big impact on Edwin Encarnacion's market. The Astros' & Yankees' deals this weekend with Carlos Beltran & Matt Holliday took 2 of Encarnacion's prime suitors off the board. And he's no longer a priority for the Blue Jays after their signing of Kendrys Morales. Encarnacion's agent, Paul Kinzer, is still projecting confidence and telling teams he has interest from "2 or 3 teams" whose identity hasn't surfaced. But Encarnacion is becoming a textbook case for why the union made eliminating first-round draft-pick compensation such a top priority in these labor talks.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants allowed their first 100-yard rusher of the season Sunday. Le'Veon Bell ran for 118 yards on 29 carries. Hefty workload.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

After the Knicks' win over Sacramento, Derrick Rose offered the kind of perspective that the coaching staff probably appreciates. "We can't be content with where we're at," he said. The Knicks (11-9) haven't been two games over .500 this late in a season since 2012-13. But Rose, who had another strong night (20 points, 6 rebs, 6 assists), understandably says they're 'far away' from where they want to be.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony has no problem deferring to Derrick Rose, Brandon Jennings or Kristaps Porzingis: "That's a comfort level that we have to have.... If it's a stretch where Derrick has it going or Brandon tonight has it going, we put the ball in their hands. That's what they're here for and we play off of that."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony thinks the Knicks, who have eight players in their first year in NY, are starting to figure one another out after a slow start. The club has won 8 of 11 – the best record in the Eastern Conference over that span. "I think we're becoming more comfortable with one another and understanding each one of our abilities," Anthony said.

NBA 

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah on DeMarcus Cousins after the Knicks' win over Sacramento, which featured a few flare ups between the two big men: "Boogie's tough. No question. He acts like he's your friend one minute, then one minute he gets a tech. He's an emotional roller-coaster." Noah delivered that last line with a laugh and added that Cousins is one of the best centers in the NBA.

NBA 
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Knicks are in rarefied air (for them)

New York is 11-9 following Sunday night's win over Sacramento. The only other time that the Knicks have been two games over .500 since winning the Atlantic Division in 2012-13 was when they were 8-6 on Nov. 21, 2015.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle O'Quinn on his recent offensive rebounding prowess (10 in the last two games): "You just wanna play. You'll do anything."

NBA 
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Carmelo clutch down the stretch in Knicks win (0:50)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek, a baseball fan, says the Knicks' win against Sacramento was ugly but "it's a line drive in the scorebook, right?"

NBA 
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Odell critical of officials after Giants' loss (0:40)

1927 Yankees diary

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  • 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.