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Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the lineup for today's game against the Blue Jays: Gardner 7 Ellsbury 8 Sanchez 2 Gregorius 6 Teixeira 3 McCann dh Headley 5 Williams 9 Torreyes 4 Pineda 1

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Understandably silent Yankees clubhouse this morning, everyone watching television coverage of the death of Jose Fernandez.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Brandon Marshall (knee, foot) is expected to be on a snap count against the Chiefs, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. It means he could be limited to third downs and red zone. They could use him as a decoy, hoping he draws coverage away from Eric Decker and Quincy Enunwa. It'll also mean more snaps for rookie Jalin Marshall. Weather may not be as much of a factor as initially thought. Any rain (it's sunny now) is expected to stop a few hours before the 4:25 ET kickoff.

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Mets rally comes up just short (0:41)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Noah Syndergaard has been slotted into the rotation on Tuesday. So it's Bartolo Colon then Noah Syndergaard the final two days of the regular season in Philly if needed.

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Taurasi, Mercury advance to semis with win over Liberty (1:05)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

They battled! The Mets came up short in a 10-8 loss to the Phillies, but they nearly pulled off the improbable. Once down 10-0, the Mets placed the tying runs on base in the ninth before Lucas Duda popped out and Travis d'Arnaud grounded out to end it. The Nationals officially clinched the NL East with the Mets' loss. But they had to wait a while to celebrate after winning against the Pirates earlier in the night.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Pinch hitter Jay Bruce snapped 0-for-15 drought with a pinch-hit homer in the ninth inning on Saturday. It was Bruce's first career pinch-hit homer. The slumping Bruce has been out of the starting lineup six times in seven games this week.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

How rare is overcoming a 10-run deficit, which the Mets are bidding to do on Saturday night? Well, not that rare. The Padres led the Mariners 12-2 after five innings on June 2, only to lose 16-13 at Petco Park in San Diego this season.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Gavin Cecchini's first major league hit came on an RBI double in the sixth inning Saturday against Joely Rodriguez that pulled the Mets within 10-5. Cecchini entered midway through the game after the Mets fell behind by 10 runs.

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Tavares wrister from slot gives Canada three-goal cushion (0:34)

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

Lastly, Kevin Garnett to me in 2014 on working with younger players and what he believes today's game is lacking: "The fact that I was able to help guys progress, I've helped guys become men. I've helped guys communicate and taught them how to communicate to others [who] didn't necessarily understand [them]. I think our game is lacking a bit of that. We seek approval from each other by being friends and guys work out together. If that's the times, that's the times. But true competition comes in, ‘There's a winner, and there's a loser.' And I don't know anybody who wants to be a loser, who's calling themselves a wimp…I'm not saying you've got to hate a guy, but if you do, I understand when you're between the lines. And 'hate' is a very strong word, so I would use the word 'dislike.' I get it. To me, that's alpha. That's leadership. A leader is going to show more in his actions versus his words."

Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer 

More from Kevin Garnett to me in 2014 on his philosophy and what he wanted to instill in his teammates: "I'll be honest, I'm old school, man. We're out here to beat these guys. We're not out here to be their friends. We're not out here to make any friends. Ain't no friends out here. I've played against two of my best friends in the world in that being Chauncey Billups and Tyron Lue. It don't get no more closer than that. And I'm out here trying to bust they a-- like they trying to bust mine. So coming in, we instill something, whether it's the coach [or me] and that's to compete and be the best. And being the best, that means you wasn't going to be liked by everybody and you wasn't going to be friends with everybody…If ain't nobody feeling that, then you know what? Be yourself. But this is how we're going to win…We didn't make any friends. You can be his friend after we're done…"

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