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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Wilmer Flores again will attempt to swing a bat today. It's been 20 days since Flores injured his right wrist in a plate collision in Atlanta.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees have yet to decide if Masahiro Tanaka will start on Saturday against the Orioles, manager Joe Girardi said.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said he thought Reds manager Bryan Price got out there in time to challenge -- even if it was 15 seconds instead of 10 seconds or whatever is stipulated -- on the game-ending play in St. Louis on Thursday. He said he came away from that debacle believing his outfielders definitely need to know the ground rules for visiting ballparks "so we don't have to get ourselves in those situations."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said he kept Bartolo Colon on Saturday on standard rest to avoid getting "too cute." Collins said he cannot answer whether Colon would be available for the wild-card game if Noah Syndergaard has to pitch a full game Sunday.

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Who will win: Vikings or Giants?

The Giants will have trouble with a stout Vikings defense that shut down the Panthers last week. Everson Griffen may not be underrated for long if he has a big game against the Giants' young O-line. Our NFL Nation reporters make their picks. Week 4 predictions (Insider)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Joakim Noah on a lesson learned from Kevin Garnett, who greeted him with a curse word when Noah told Garnett he was his favorite player. "I'll never tell anybody that they're my favorite player in the league ever again," he said.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah told Kevin Garnett he was his favorite player the first time they played. Garnett greeted him with a phrase unfit for print. "For my whole career he's kind of been motivation to get in the gym in the summer," Noah said. "Playing against the Celtics, those were always games you circled on the calendar."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles is confident that Ryan Fitzpatrick will rebound. "Yeah," he said, "you can't play any worse." To be fair, Bowles also said he couldn't coach any worse.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Mets lineup for Friday's 7:05 p.m. ET series opener against the Phillies. The magic number is 2. Reyes 3B, Cabrera SS, Cespedes LF, Granderson CF, Bruce RF, TJ Rivera 2B, Duda 1B, R Rivera C, Gsellman RHP

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The Friday Mailbag

Kevin Pelton, Tom Haberstroh, BIG Wos, Ethan Strauss and special guest Myles Brown answer questions from Twitter. Most intriguing second year players, Warriors hate, more

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah on why he decided to skip the Knicks' dinner at West Point: "It's hard for me a little bit. I have a lot of respect for the kids who are out here fighting. But it's hard for me to understand why we have to go to war, why kids have to kill kids around the world. So I have mixed feelings about being here. I'm very proud of this country. I love America but I just don't understand kids killing kids around the world." More of his thoughts are quoted in a story on ESPN.com.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie safety Andrew Adams was fined $9,115 for his unnecessary roughness penalty on the blocked punt Sunday. He is appealing.

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Will Manning and Shepard still connect against the Vikings? (2:02)

Kieran Darcy ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Eric Decker says he first suffered shoulder injury when he fell on it during Week 2 game vs. Bills. Echoed what Todd Bowles said, he is "week to week." Shoulder feels better than it did at start of week, we'll see how it progresses.

Hunt for October: Where things stand

The Mets lead the Giants by one game for the top NL wild-card spot (the Mets hold the tiebreaker so they would host the NL wild-card game if the teams finish tied for top wild-card spot).Their magic number is two to clinch a playoff spot. What's at stake this weekend

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles is confident that Ryan Fitzpatrick will rebound. "Yeah," he said, "you can't play any worse."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Eric Decker has a partial tear in his rotator cuff and won't play Sunday, the team announced. Todd Bowles said it's a week-to-week injury. He didn't rule out surgery down the road; it depends on healing and rehab. This a big blow to the Jets' struggling passing attack.

1927 Yankees diary

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