New York Teams

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Early look-in at Jets practice: The good news is that RB Bilal Powell (turf toe) looks like he's ready to return to practice after sitting out a day. DE Sheldon Richardson (excused/personal) wasn't spotted for the second straight day. A number of key players are sitting out: DE Mo Wilkerson (ankle), C Nick Mangold (ankle), LB Darron Lee (ankle) and CB Buster Skrine (knee). Looks like WR Brandon Marshall (foot) will try to practice.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

After Tuesday's game, LeBron James took what seemed to be a subtle dig at Phil Jackson, who traded JR Smith & Iman Shumpert to Cleveland in 2015: "There's a few guys who feel like teams gave up on them in their careers,'' James said. "For them to come here and to prove not only to those people, but to prove to themselves that they are championship-worthy, means a lot to them."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Looks like Jets C Nick Mangold (ankle), LB Darron Lee (ankle) and CB Buster Skrine (knee), among others, aren't going to practice. DE Mo Wilkerson (ankle) may try to practice.

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Tim Tebow doubles in AFL action

Tebow picked up his first extra-base hit of the Arizona Fall League on a double to center field on Wednesday. After going hitless in his first four games, the former NFL QB has hits in three of his last four. Box score

Weber sends Canadiens past Islanders (0:24)
Pirri nets two goals in Rangers' win (0:36)

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeremy Lin in his Brooklyn debut: 18 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 28 minutes

Celtics hold off Nets to win Horford's home debut (1:15)
Crowder shows off offense and defensive skills in a hurry (0:33)

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nets lost 122-117 to the Celtics in their season opener. They made 15 of a franchise-record 44 3-point attempts. Boston shot 53.9 percent from the field. Brooklyn trailed by 23 points in the fourth quarter but used an 18-2 run to come all the way back before Justin Hamilton missed a 3 that could've tied the game late. Brook Lopez struggled, going 1-for-7 from the field. Kenny Atkinson's team played hard, but it will be interesting to see how Lopez, a plodding center, fits into the fast-paced, 3-point heavy equation going forward.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics 122, Nets 117: Boston didn't make things easy on itself, but emerge with a season-opening win. The Celtics showcased their offensive potential with a pass-happy offense that generated 36 assists on 48 field goals. Isaiah Thomas put up 25 points and 9 assists, while Al Horford registered 11 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds in his Boston debut. A late rally by the Nets spoiled an otherwise breezy second half and Boston, which led by as much as 23, had to re-insert its staters and sweat a bit in the final two minutes.

Brown's great bounce pass leads to Thomas layup (0:17)

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Brooklyn has cut a 23-point deficit to 120-114 in the final minute.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nets are on the verge of their third consecutive blowout loss in a season opener. And after looking uncomfortable in the preseason in Kenny Atkinson's system, things haven't changed for Brook Lopez in Game 1 of the regular season. He has five points on 1-for-7 shooting.

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Lin grabs preseason MIP vote

Jeremy Lin received one vote for Most Improved Player in our NBA writers panel's preseason predictions. Now in Brooklyn, Lin looks to impress as the full-time starting point guard. Predictions: Most Improved

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mets personnel believe Yoenis Cespedes will seek a five-year deal after opting out of his contract following the World Series. Cespedes is expected to vacate the two years and $47.5 million remaining on his current contract in order to test the free=agent market. The Mets are expected to still pursue Cespedes, but are pessimistic about their chances of landing him. Then again, they were pessimistic a year ago as well, and Cespedes returned.

1927 Yankees diary

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