New York Teams

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi expects to have Didi Gregorius back at shortstop this Friday. He hasn't played yet this year because of a shoulder issue.

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Suzuki's 3-run blast pads Atlanta's lead (0:26)
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Cespedes injured legging out double (0:27)

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants officially picked up the fifth-year option for WR Odell Beckham Jr. This was the obvious. They can rescind it if necessary and it's guaranteed for injury only.

NFL 

ESPN Stats and Information  

On Wednesday, OF Aaron Judge became the first Yankees player to hit a home run on his birthday at Fenway Park since Roger Maris on Sept. 10, 1966, per the Elias Sports Bureau. (Photo: Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sportsj

MLB 

Brian Franey ESPN Producer 

Jets source tells Sal Paolantonio that Alabama TE O.J. Howard looks like "an immediate Pro Bowl level player." Howard, Jets coaches believe, can make an impact in the offense of new offensive coordinator John Morton, who came from the Saints, who featured former TE Jimmy Graham. Howard could be the pick at 6, Paolantonio reports.

Brian Franey ESPN Producer 

Sal Paolantonio just talked to Jets' GM Mike Maccagnan. When asked if he was one of those front office executives who spoke with Ohio State CB Gareon Conley, he replied, "We are doing what a lot of other teams are doing right now. We are doing our due diligence."

ESPN Stats and Information  

When Masahiro Tanaka takes the mound on Thursday for the 80th time as a Yankee, he will be going for his 42nd career win. That would be the third-most of any Yankee pitcher whose career began in 1945 or later over his first 80 games.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked about the atmosphere in the Knicks' locker room, Kristaps Porzingis mentioned that Joakim Noah's leadership was missed at times. Noah played less than half of his first season in New York due to injuries and suspension.

NBA 

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

A bad day for the Mets gets worse as Kurt Suzuki hammers his first home run of 2017, a three-run shot that gives the Braves a 6-2 lead and knocks Matt Harvey from the game in the fifth inning. The Mets are in danger of falling to 4-10 at home.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis said earlier this week that he learned lessons about leadership during the Knicks' struggles this season:

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Oh boy. Yoenis Cespedes lines a double in the gap, but pulls up lame into second base and limps very slowly off the field with some help. Doesn't look good. He had recently missed a few games with a hamstring injury. This is on the heels of Noah Syndergaard missing his start today with a dead arm.

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ESPN Staff  

Which player will the Jets take at No. 6? Here are the final projected picks from Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay, plus the players Louis Riddick and NFL Nation would select: Kiper/McShay – O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama; Riddick/NFL Nation – Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State.

NFL 

ESPN Staff  

Which player will the Giants take at No. 23? Here are the final projected picks from Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay, plus the players Louis Riddick and NFL Nation would select: Kiper – David Njoku, TE, Miami (Fla.); McShay/NFL Nation – Garett Bolles, OT, Utah; Riddick – Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In his press conference earlier this month, Phil Jackson cited Joakim Noah's passion as a reason for optimism going forward. Jackson inked Noah to a 4-year, $72 million contract last summer and the veteran played less than half the season in '16-'17. Here is Jackson's quote on Noah: "He's 31, still relatively young, there's a great heart in this guy, he has got passion for the game,'' the team president said. "His combination with (Derrick Rose) seemed to be a perfect combination because they teamed well together..,, He expresses great dedication towards getting back to what he was and who he is as a basketball player. So I have to trust him in that."

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