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History on Yankees' side in ALCS

The Game 5 winner of a best-of-7 postseason series tied 2-2 goes on to win the series 70.7 percent of the time (41-17) entering 2017, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Thunder coach Billy Donovan, who coached Joakim Noah at the University of Florida, on Noah's frustration during his first season in New York: "Just in conversations I've had with him - he's a very very prideful guy and I think that based on him coming back to New York, growing up there, his love for New York, I think it really bothered him deeply that he didn't get himself healthy. I think he wanted to contribute a lot more, I think he wanted to help the team a lot more. I know being around him, when I was around him, he's all about winning. He's a total team guy. He's unselfish, he's a leader. But when you're in the position physically he was in last year, even talking to him after our game in New York, I know he was frustrated. He wasn't frustrated with the organization or his teammates or his coaches, he was frustrated with the fact that he couldn't help his team. And I think that really bothered him. And I know with the suspension right now, he's put a lot of work in this summer to get himself healthy and try to contribute to the best of his ability."

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Yankees have to get through Justin Verlander

When he's been in the postseason, Verlander's second-half prowess has extended into October. The starter has a 1.77 ERA over his last 10 postseason starts (dating to the 2012 ALDS).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets DE Mo Wilkerson (toe, shoulder) missed practice for the third straight day and is listed as questionable. He will be a game-time decision. He missed practice last week and still wound up playing 53 of 68 snaps on Sunday. Coach Todd Bowles admitted they've considered sitting him for at least a game to give him a chance to get healthier. Rookie Jordan Leggett was declared out after his balky knee swelled up after yesterday's practice. He will have tests on the knee.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mindaugas Kuzminskas on what he gained from playing for Lithuania this summer in the European Championships: "I think this summer gave me a lot of self confidence because I was playing against players from the league (and) I think I did pretty well, we did pretty well so that gave me extra self confidence to go through the season," he said last week. Kuzminskas, who averaged 15 points and four rebounds in the Euros (re FIBA.com), isn't worried about possibly starting the season out of the regular rotation. He was inactive for the Knicks opener. "I think the season is long and we'll have a lot of things (that happen) during the season. What I learned from the first season is that you've got to be patient and just do your job. Your playing five minutes, your playing 7, your playing 30, you can always bring some benefits." Kuzminskas wasn't always a part of the rotation last year but produced well in stretches when he played.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Sterling Shepard (ankle) is questionable. Olivier Vernon (ankle), Jonathan Casillas (neck), Weston Richburg (concussion), Calvin Munson (quad) and Paul Perkins (ribs) are OUT.

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Stephen A.'s World Series wager with Magic Johnson (1:24)

David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

Current price on tonight's ALCS Game 6: Yankees (+128) at Astros (-138).

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The world's best teams for watching hockey prospects

Given how the hockey world is set up, one can find teams at all different levels that are loaded with prospects, from the top minor league farm teams to European pro clubs to the junior ranks to the NCAA. Here are 10 particularly notable ones for 2017-18.

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Quick fixes for broken teams

The Edmonton Oilers and Montreal Canadiens are among the teams that are off to disappointing starts. Luckily for them, we have a few suggestions on how they can turn it all around.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony on his 'walk through hell' tweet: "I mean, it wasn't no subliminals. I don't take subliminals. It was just how I felt, kind of past couple months, past year, past two years. I felt like it was a lot. So if I had the opportunity for people that watch me go through that, to watch the other side of that."

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Moore hits the game winner in overtime (0:18)
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Hischier scores first two goals (0:35)

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Yeah, you could say Derek Carr, a lifelong Dodgers fan, celebrated the Dodgers winning the National League pennant with the comeback win against the Chiefs. Someone, Carr would not say who, told him during the Raiders game that the Dodgers had closed out the Cubs. Carr is also friendly with Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, with whom he was at Fresno State at the same time.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Willy Hernangomez said Jeff Hornacek talked to him at shootaround about improving on the defensive end, which seems to be the reason that Hornacek kept the second-year big man out of the rotation. Hernangomez acknowledged that he needs to improve on defense and said he wasn't concerned about being out of the rotation in the Knicks' opener. "I have to wait for my moment, my chance to be on the court…. When the team needs me, I'll be there. So I just have to keep working and waiting for my moment. Just like last year: first couple of moments I didn't play a lot, but I think this year is way different. So I have to keep working." Hornacek said Enes Kanter and Kyle O'Quinn earned spots in the rotation in preseason but nothing is set in stone at the moment.

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.