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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Matz's surgery to remove bone spurs in his pitching elbow will he performed Tuesday in New York. Matz confirmed that he needs no surgery for his shoulder impingement, although he will receive a platelet-rich plasma injection in the area during his elbow procedure.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins insists the Mets are focused in the moment and have not even discussed a postseason roster. Still, Collins did allow that Eric Campbell and Ty Kelly would be strong considerations to start at first base against a left-hander such as Madison Bumgarner over lefty-hitting Lucas Duda or James Loney.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Lucas Duda asked not to play on Saturday. Duda is having difficulty playing back-to-back days as he returns from a four-month absence without rehab games. It is nothing specific to Duda's lower back, Terry Collins said. Instead, Duda simply is experiencing general soreness from ramping up in activity.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said he expects Bartolo Colon will bounce back on Saturday against the Phillies after he allowed seven runs in 2 1/3 innings in Miami in an emotional game in his last start. "Monday night was a difficult scene for anyone at that game," Collins said, alluding to the Marlins' first game after Jose Fernandez's death. "We're going to write that one off."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Mets lineup for Saturday's 1;05 p.m. ET game against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park: Jose Reyes - 3B Asdrubal Cabrera - SS Yoenis Cespedes - LF Curtis Granderson - CF Jay Bruce - RF T.J. Rivera - 2B James Loney - 1B Travis d'Arnaud - C Bartolo Colon - RHP

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Mets rookies dress as players from 'A League of Their Own' (0:29)
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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mets rookies dressed as players from "A League of Their Own" to board the bus en route to Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Saturday.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Nimmo and other Mets rookies boarded the bus in Philadelphia on Saturday in "A League of Their Own" garb. Video coming soon.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose working on his shot with Knicks coaches after practice on Friday.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek says forward Maurice Ndour has done a nice job helping on defense and finishing around the basket: "He's that guy that provides activity. I really like the way he moves without the ball, cuts to the basket. He rolls and catches. That's really what we want with him."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek is confident that new players will be able to learn the triangle. "You know, it's complicated in a sense that guys have a lot of options to do and it's a read…. The general setup of it is not complicated. It's just a matter of those guys understanding without the ball what's going to happen."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Jeff Hornacek's label for the portion of his offense that uses triangle. "I think we call it something else - triangle aspects." Hornacek will use aspects the triangle – the offense Phil Jackson has had coaches run in NY – in half court to space the floor. But he'll insert his own elements into the offense.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek says he doesn't want the Knicks to shy away from mid-range shots – as long as they are quality attempts: "We have shooters who, if they get an open 16, 18-foot look, they'll shoot 60 percent. It's just the fact that I think a lot of guys take bad mid-range shots."

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Morning Briefing: Happy clinch day (maybe)!

The Mets have a chance to secure a spot in the postseason for the second consecutive year, sending Bartolo Colon to face the Phillies.

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O's dominate Yanks, take top AL wild card spot (1:04)

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees' Mark Teixeira plans on learning to play guitar in retirement. Prior to tonight's game, Twisted Sister gave him a guitar. For years, Teixeira has walked up the plate to, "I wanna rock!"

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