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Outsiders: Jets' playoff odds falling fast

By Football Outsiders' measure, no QB has had a worse game than Ryan Fitzpatrick's on Sunday since at least 1989. The loss leaves the Jets with a 12.2 percent chance at the postseason, third-lowest in the AFC. Playoff odds (Insider)

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Bradford trade delivers on the playoff predictor (0:58)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Tim Tebow's day is complete in his first professional baseball game. Tebow, who homered on the first pitch he saw, finished 1-for-5 in the instructional league game. He logged five innings in left field. On his lone fielding play, Tebow cut off a grounder toward the line and held the Cardinals batter to a single.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Eric Decker wasn't seen during the open portion of practice. He missed some practice time last week with a shoulder injury, but wound up playing every snap on Sunday. KR/PR Jalin Marshall (shoulder) is present, but not practicing. WR Brandon Marshall (knee) is on the field and likely will practice. LB Erin Henderson (foot) appears ready to return to practice.

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The roller coaster ride of a ballpark proposal (1:57)
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What's ahead for NL wild-card teams?

Every game matters for the Mets, Giants and Cardinals, who are all still tightly packed together in the standings. On paper, the Mets might have it easiest by ending their season against the struggling Phillies.

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Sanchez ties record for 20 homers

It only took 51 games for Gary Sanchez to hit 20 home runs, tying him with Wally Berger, who accomplished the feat in 1930, for fewest games to reach that mark.

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Time running out on Cardinals?

Although St. Louis won on Tuesday, so did New York and San Francisco, meaning the Cards' playoff chances look bleaker as the end of the season approaches.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Newly-acquired Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins isn't arriving until today and won't practice until tomorrow. He was acquired on waivers Monday, three days after being cut by the Bucs following a DUI arrest.

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With Jennings and Vereen out, who will step up? (1:40)

Jets' FPI rating falls significantly

The Jets' rating in ESPN's Football Power Index dropped into the negatives after an ugly loss to the Chiefs. New York is now in the league's bottom half. FPI Rankings

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Tebow homers off of Vanderbilt pitcher (0:39)
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Didi Gregorius quietly makes history

Gregorius hit his 20th home run of the season on Tuesday. He's the third player born in Europe (Amsterdam) to have a 20-homer season in the major leagues, per the Elias Sports Bureau. The others to do that were Bobby Thomson (born in Glasgow), who had eight 20-homer seasons, and Mike Blowers (West Germany), who did it once.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah said he missed the past couple of days due to the birth of his daughter.

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Derrick Rose shoots at training camp (0:33)
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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose shooting around after the second day of Knicks training camp:

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Just like his days at the University of Florida, Tim Tebow is still beating up on Vanderbilt athletes. This moment was storybook, too. On the first pitch of his first organized game since his junior year of high school, Tebow sent a 91 mph fastball over the left-center wall for a home run. After circling the bases, Tebow was greeted at the plate by his teammates, who had poured out of the dugout. Tebow had quietly taken those teenagers out to dinner Monday and to a movie on Tuesday after intrasquad games. The crowd, announced by the Mets at 269 for the instructional league game, also erupted as Tebow connected and circled the bases. The long ball came off 6-foot-5 left-hander John Kilichowski, who was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 11th round out of Vanderbilt University in June.

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Tebow homers on first pitch as a professional baseball player (0:28)

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

RB Shane Vereen had surgery on torn triceps. Normal recovery time is in 3-month range. That puts him well into December. Only chance at return appears late season or for playoff run.

1927 Yankees diary

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