New York Teams

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets daily draft nugget: Does hand size matter for a quarterback? A lot of NFL people think it does, especially in cold-weather cities. GM Mike Maccagnan declined this week to say how much value he puts on hand size, saying he doesn't want to tip his intentions. If he picks Baker Mayfield (9 1/4 inches), we'll know it doesn't matter much in his opinion. Sam Darnold (9 3/8), Josh Rosen (9 7/8) and Josh Allen (10 1/8) have bigger hands than Mayfield.

Bruce drills it to center to win it for NY (0:34)
Cespedes blasts 3-run homer to left (0:22)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Seven times this season a Yankees player has had a multi-homer game (Gary Sanchez had two HRs tonight after having another two-homer game earlier this season). That's the most individual multi-homer games in major league history for a team through its first 22 games.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Didi Gregorius drew some high praise from CC Sabathia after tonight's win:"What he's done in taking over for arguably one of the best shortstops to ever play — and we don't even bring him (Derek Jeter) up anymore because Didi has been that good — you've got to give him credit in what he's been able to do taking over in that spot. He's the anchor of our team."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

James Johnson receives a technical and a personal foul for his takedown of Marco Belinelli. An 8-point Sixers lead balloons to 11.

Yankees use long ball to crush Twins (1:26)
Judge connects on seventh homer of season (0:28)
Sanchez crushes two long balls (0:57)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Didi Gregorius is on a stupefying tear at the start of the season. In just 22 games, he has eight homers and 27 RBI (as of this posting, Tuesday's game is only in the fifth inning). Those eight HR and 27 RBI are the most for a shortstop in major league history. Gregorius' eighth of this season game in the fifth when he crushed a 401-foot shot into the second deck down the right-field line.

Gregorius slices homer just inside foul pole (0:24)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Meek Mill is seated courtside opposite the Heat bench next to comedian Kevin Hart and Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin.

Torres records first career RBI (0:29)
NFL Nation Mock Draft: Giants go with Barkley at No. 2 (1:59)
NFL Nation Mock Draft: Mayfield goes to the Jets (1:44)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

If the Giants draft Saquon Barkley with the No. 2 overall pick, he'll need to be one of the league's very best running backs right away to justify his compensation. If drafted at that spot, Barkley would be the fourth-highest-paid running back in terms of average annual value (AAV), according to draft slot contract information from OverTheCap.com. By comparison, Bradley Chubb would be the 21st-highest-paid defensive end in terms of AAV, and a quarterback at that No. 2 spot would be the 25th-highest-paid QB assuming the Browns select a quarterback first overall.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

In terms of the Yankees' current manifestation of the the middle of the order, Aaron Boone smiled and said: "I like how it looks right now. I like the feel of it." This is the lineup that features Didi Gregorius No. 3, Giancarlo Stanton No. 4. Boone isn't sure if this is why it seems his players 1-9 have had more quality at-bats of late, but he does like what he's seen out of this order.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Boone wants to get through tonight's game before putting anything in stone, but with a Yankees day game coming Thursday after Wednesday's night game, his current plan is for Austin Romine to catch Sonny Gray tomorrow. Gary Sanchez will catch Thursday.

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