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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Photo of Kristaps Porzingis shooting in the gym in his Manhattan apartment building, via Yaron Weitzman. Per ESPN sources, Porzingis is expected to be out at least 9 more months following surgery to repair his torn ACL:

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive end Josh Mauro will visit the Giants, per source. He's set to arrive Sunday. Knows defensive coordinator James Bettcher from time with Cardinals. Fits the scheme. Good 5-technique DE with 26 career starts in four years. He had 22 tackles and a sack last season.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

QB Teddy Bridgewater signed his one-year contact today. "I'm excited about the direction we're headed in," he said via the team.. "I'm excited to be a part of something that can be very special and I just look forward to getting to work with the guys and a great year." He joins a crowded depth chart that includes Josh McCown, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg.

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Yankees send rookie 3B Andujar to minors

New York Yankees rookie Miguel Andujar has come up short in his bid to win the starting third base role. He was optioned to Triple-A on Sunday, clearing the way for Brandon Drury to claim the spot.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees 3B prospect Miguel Andújar, the young, power-hitting infielder who had four home runs in one week earlier this spring, was sent down today. He was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. It's a sign that Brandon Drury, who the club traded for at the start of the spring, will be the Opening Day 3B. Andújar also today was named the 2017 Kevin Lawn Award winner as the Yankees' "Minor League Player of the Year." Along with Andújar, OF prospect Estevan Florian was reassigned to minor-league camp.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

One thing that's been consistent with Frank Ntilikina: he's said all year that he's confident that he'll be successful in the NBA. He says it's his responsibility to work hard enough to reach his potential. "I know I can do a lot of great things here," he said after scoring a career-high 15 points. Ntilikina has been inconsistent, particularly on offense, which is understandable given his age (19). But his defensive numbers are encouraging. With Ntilikina on the court, the Knicks allow 105.3 points per 100 possessions, which would be 11th in the NBA. With him off the court, New York allows 110.2 points per 100 possessions, which would rank 29th in the league.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina was asked if he agreed with Jeff Hornacek deciding against having him defend bigger players like Ben Simmons and Nic Batum. He answered the way you'd expect him to: "As a competitor I won't agree with that becauwe that would make myself be... I don't know how to say it English. But you know me, I just want to take every challenge. That's the coach's job and coach's decision to put whoever he thinks is the better matchup on the court. But as a player we all gotta be ready when he calls you. And I was ready when he called me (tonight) and that will be the (approach) every night."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek said defense - and Lance Thomas' defense in particular - was the key to the Knicks outscoring Charlotte, 42-17, in the third quarter on Saturday: "I think the biggest thing was they got after it defensively. I thought Lance was fantastic in the third quarter. He made some big plays. (Nic) Batum, played him great. He helped to slow him down."


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina: "I know I can do a lot of great things here."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago lost to Cleveland and the Knicks beat Charlotte tonight so New York fell a half-game behind the Bulls in the Lottery Standings. The Knicks (25-45) have the ninth-worst record in the NBA. They can move a half-game ahead of Chicago again if they lose to the Bulls on Monday.

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Ramirez outslugs Imam to capture vacant belt

In an action fight against his fiercest pro opponent yet, Jose Ramirez rose to the occasion and claimed a vacant junior welterweight belt Saturday night, outpointing Amir Imam by unanimous decision in the Top Rank ESPN main event.

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