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Revamped Knicks improve by... 3 wins?

Kevin Pelton writes that ESPN's real plus-minus awards New York only that much of an improvement despite the spate of high-profile offseason personnel changes. RPM questions Derrick Rose's value and the strength of the Knicks' bench. Projected W-L records for 2016-17 (Insider)

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

With his first inning homer, rookie Gary Sanchez now has nine homers in 70 at-bats. Alex Rodriguez hit nine homers in 225 at-bats this season.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The NBA D-League expansion draft was held today and here's whose rights the Long Island Nets acquired by round: 1 Gary Forbes, 2 Carrick Felix, 3 Jamaal Franklin, 4 Akil Mitchell, 5 Peyton Siva, 6 Alex Kirk, 7 Austin Freeman, 8 Kendall Gray, 9 Lazar Heyward, 10 Dwyane Poole Jr., 11 Matt Bouldin, 12 Lewis Jackson.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The NBA D-League expansion draft was held today and here's who the Long Island Nets round by round: 1 Gary Forbes, 2 Carrick Felix, 3 Jamaal Franklin, 4 Akil Mitchell, 5 Peyton Siva, 6 Alex Kirk, 7 Austin Freeman, 8 Kendall Gray, 9 Lazar Heyward, 10 Dwyane Poole Jr., 11 Matt Bouldin, 12 Lewis Jackson.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Rashad Jennings arrives with a "Howdy?" Then proceeds to ask the media if we've ever participated in a rodeo. Jennings said he's rode a mechanical bull.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets rookie LB Jordan Jenkins (calf) and WR Quincy Enunwa (concussion) not spotted at practice. TE Jace Amaro (groin) in injury area.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Could this be the order of the Jets' QB depth chart? From front to back: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg. In case you're wondering, Geno Smith never stretches with the QB group. Odd.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan said the Giants are not going to hit the panic button on backup QB Ryan Nassib despite the preseason results. Nassib has four turnovers in the first two games.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked if he intended to opt out after the season, Yoenis Cespedes told the Bergen Record through an interpreter: "I have it in my mind to stay three years." Cespedes signed a three-year, $75 million contract last winter, but has the opportunity to opt out after earning $27.5 million this season.

Lineup: Yankees (64-61) at Mariners (67-58)

  • 1. Brett Gardner, LF (L)
  • 2. Didi Gregorius, SS (L)
  • 3. Gary Sanchez, C (R)
  • 4. Mark Teixeira, DH (S)
  • 5. Starlin Castro, 2B (R)
  • 6. Aaron Judge, RF (R)
  • 7. Aaron Hicks, CF (S)
  • 8. Tyler Austin, 1B (R)
  • 9. Ronald Torreyes, 3B (R)
  • SP: Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
  • Daily lineups

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked if he intended to opt out after the season, Yoenis Cespedes told the Bergen Record through an interpreter: "I have it in my mind to stay three years." Cespedes signed a three-year, $75 million contract last winter, but has the opportunity to open out after earning $27.5 million this season.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Victor Cruz had another solid day of practice. He caught passes on his first three snaps of live team drills. He also caught a touchdown pass in a red zone drill later in practice. Cruz appears on pace to play against the Jets on Saturday.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Gary Sanchez is back behind the plate for the Yankees. He was the DH last night.

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Boeheim's comments a criticism of Melo's supporting casts (2:01)
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A rare feat for Robert Gsellman

Making his MLB debut on Tuesday, Gsellman relieved an injured Jonathon Niese in the first inning and earned the win with 3 2/3 scoreless innings. The only other pitcher in the modern era (since 1900) to earn a win in his MLB debut as a relief pitcher who entered the game in the first inning was John Montefusco on Sept. 3, 1974, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

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August is CC Sabathia's month

With the win on Tuesday, Sabathia improved his career record in August to 49-18 (.731). Per the Elias Sports Bureau, only two pitchers in MLB history have a higher career win percentage in August than him (min. 50 decisions): Tim Hudson (43-12, .782) and Lefty Gomez (39-14 .736).

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Gooden: 'I'm feeling great' (0:27)
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Luke Weaver plays monkey see monkey do with teammates (0:15)

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

John Mara says accusation made against Giants they made blackmail attempt disappear is "completely ridiculous."

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

John Mara addressing the Josh Brown situation. He says Giants were in fact aware of allegations and arrest. Nothing has happened since to change their opinion on this since he was re-signed.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Also new at MetLife Stadium for Jets games: There will be a larger-than-life Joe Namath bobble head on display at one of the plazas outside the stadium. It will depict the iconic image of Namath jogging off the field at Super Bowl III, waving the No. 1 sign.

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.