New York Teams

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony on training camp: "The level of focus we had, what we wanted to implement this first week, what we wanted to get out of it, as far as getting a chance to jell with one another, play with one another, learning about each other out there on the court, I think this week was kind of a crucial week."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose believes that if he were to miss time while attending the trial, he would remain physically fit. "I do penitentiary work outs, bro. (I'm) in my room doing pushups, sit ups. I got it from Lamar Odom," Rose said. "…. When I'm in my room, it's stretching, working on my body, flexibility."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose reiterated that he thinks he'll be proven innocent in the civil suit against him alleging sexual assault: "I'm sensitive to the subject & the topic but in my mind I feel like I didn't do anything wrong so I can't waste a lot of time thinking about it. I have a great (legal) team handling it."

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Manny Machado just went deep for his 37th bomb of the season. That's two more than the career-high he set last year. The homer snaps an 0-for-17 skid for Machado, and gives Baltimore a 3-0 lead over New York in the third.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Some observers believe the triangle offense is ill-suited for Derrick Rose, but the point guard seems optimistic about the Knicks' approach: "It's open.... They allow me to play the way I know how to play and that's an up-tempo game. And to attack, downhill." NYK will use the triangle in half court sets this year.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose said coaches have been impressed by his stamina, which is tracked by wearable technology: "The training staff went into depth about how hard I go and how much distance I cover and the impact of how I just play. And they have to kick me off the court here and there cause of how hard I work."

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Sandy Alderson reacts after the Mets earn a postseason berth.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Joakim Noah's on patriotism: "Flags, patriotism and all that, I'm not really into that. I come from a lot of different places. I don't feel like one country is better than another one or that I'm ready to die for a flag or a country. I'm not like that. I've never really been into, never really understood patriotism but at the end of the day, I understand."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are some of Derrick Rose's thoughts on Joakim Noah's anti-war stance: "The last thing he wants is to make a certain group feel a certain way.... His heart, how careful he is & how thoughtful he is about people, I just don't want to people to paint an image of him who he's not. He's a caring guy, a loving guy, and the last thing he wants is the attention that's coming to him."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said Noah Syndergaard, who will start the wild-card game, may not face the Phillies on Sunday. He may just have a bullpen session instead. Yoenis Cespedes and Asdrubal Cabrera will be off Sunday.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony said he was fine with Joakim Noah skipping the team dinner in West Point, as he cleared it with the team first. "For him to take the stance that he took and really say it publicly and really mean it and really feel then he'd have to really believe in that."

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Michael Bourn continues to be a difference-maker for the Orioles. Acquired in late August, Bourn just hit a two-out, two-run single to put the O's up 2-0 on the Yankees in second inning.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah says he understands why West Point would be upset with his decision to skip the Knicks team dinner. "They opened up their home to us for us to have a camp....So I understand where they're coming from. I don't mean no disrespect. It's just I didn't feel comfortable in that environment."

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mets head onto the field to celebrate with their fans in Philly.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah said he spoke to Phil Jackson in the wake of his decision to skip a team dinner at West Point due to his anti-war stance. "Phil just told me just stay focused on basketball. That's what I was brought here to do. But also stand for what you believe in."

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the Mets clubhouse celebration.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Marshall Plumlee, an Army reservist, says Joakim Noah's anti-war stance hasn't distracted the Knicks and that he has no problem with Noah skipping a team dinner with cadets. "I just want to stress how great of a teammate he's been... I hold Joakim Noah in a very high regard," Plumlee said.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks center Marshall Plumlee, who is a member of the Army Reserve, was asked about Joakim Noah's anti-war stance. He says he respects everyone's beliefs. "They may not necessarily be my own. But that doesn't give me the right to dismiss them," Plumlee said. "I support (Noah) just as he supports me."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mets celebrate on the field.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Phillies congratulate the Mets on their wild-card berth.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Accuweather says the rain should hold off for today's Orioles/Yankees game. That's a win for both teams. Unfortunately, the win won't count in the standings, where the O's need a W (plus an L by either Toronto or Detroit) to clinch a wild card berth.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Uncork the champagne. The reigning National League champs are returning to the postseason. And this berth may be more of an accomplishment than a year ago, even though it comes via a wild card rather than division crown. Decimated by injuries, the Mets nonetheless clinched a wild-card berth Saturday with a 5-3 win against the Phillies. The Mets (87-74) will host the Giants or Cardinals on Wednesday. It marks the second time in franchise history the Mets will appear in the postseason in consecutive years. They earned consecutive wild-card berths in 1999 and 2000.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Derrick Rose on why he thinks this was the best training camp of his career: "I look at it as the years that I've played on the league, this the most focus I've had knowing the situation -- what I'm getting myself into, the big year we have ahead of us."

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