WR Sterling Shepard (ankle) was a limited participant in practice this week and might suit up for the Giants, who are desperate for pass-catchers.
New York Teams
Myles Turner, the Pacers' young star center who scored 21 points in the first game of the season, has a concussion and will miss at least two games.
The Jets will make another game-time decision on Muhammad Wilkerson, who is dealing with shoulder and toe injuries and has been ineffective.
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."
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.
Xavier Coleman had plenty of support in the stands as he made his NFL debut last weekend against the Patriots.
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.
Before hearing from Game 5 hero Enrique Hernandez (28:09), Buster Olney talks to Bob Nightengale (:56) and The Fireball Express (12:51) about the Dodgers' October run, how the Astros can extend the ALCS and more.
The league loosened its rules surrounding celebrations this season, leading to plenty of fun through six weeks. Which has been your favorite thus far?
Buster Olney recaps Thursday's MLB action, including the Dodgers' win over the Cubs to advance to the World Series, Game 6 preparations for the Yankees and Astros and more.
David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer
Current price on tonight's ALCS Game 6: Yankees (+128) at Astros (-138).
After three straight wins at home, the Yankees are one win away from a trip to the World Series. But can they find the same success on the road in Houston?
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.
Evan Engram has impressed since the Giants drafted him No. 23 overall, but with a decimated WR corps the rookie tight end has stepped to the fore.
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.
The Jets have shown more grit than their more talented opponents, which was embodied by Josh McCown's hustle in their first matchup against Miami.
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."
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.
The choice between the Astros and Yankees is a tough call because the two AL combatants present very different sets of challenges for the Dodgers.
"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.