New York Teams
A year after hitting bottom with a DUI arrest and job loss, a committed and thankful Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins wants to be an example for others.
Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer
In a blog written on a company website, Knicks GM Scott Perry described how his background as an athlete, coach and executive shapes his views and approach as general manager. He offers some insight into his thoughts on the future of the Knicks. "There are no shortcuts," he writes. "Reshaping the Knicks as a championship contender will be a step-by-step process, and along the way, the plan will demand patience, as our young core of Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Willy Hernangómez, Frank Ntilikina and Ron Baker mature. But allow me to add a twist. I don't view my job as an either-or proposition. A general manager — especially in today's world of free agency and player movement — must always have his antenna up for all possibilities." Perry didn't mention any other Knicks in his blog, including Carmelo Anthony, whom the Knicks have hoped to trade.
Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer
Looking to bolster their edge pass rush, the Jets have signed DE David Bass, who was released earlier this week by the Seahawks. He played 25 snaps in two games for Seattle, recording one tackle. He also played with the Titans and Bears (5.5 career sacks). Bass could be a nickel rusher for the Jets, who have only two sacks. To make room, they waived LB Freddie Bishop.
Yankees continue success vs. Twins
The Yankees completed a three-game sweep of the Twins with an 11-3 victory on Wednesday, bringing their record to 78-31 (.716) vs. Minnesota since the start of the 2002 season. That is by far the highest winning percentage by a team against a particular opponent, with a minimum of at least 25 games, over the last 16 seasons. The next-closest is the Red Sox's .681 mark (32-15) against the Phillies. (Elias Sports Bureau)
Aguilar takes home honor of longest HR
Brewers' Jesus Aguilar bested Angels' Freddie Freeman but one foot for the longest home run on Wednesday at 437 feet. Gary Sanchez wasn't far behind with a 432-foot blast.
Lions TE Eric Ebron took exception to the play of Giants safety Landon Collins on Sunday, and their verbal spat has continued on Twitter.
When you've won four rings in the Bronx, you know all about baseball's biggest stage. And the former Yankees skipper believes in the Baby Bombers.
The 0-2 Giants are far from throwing in the towel, but they know Sunday's game in Philadelphia is pivotal for their season.
Before chatting with Astros manager A.J. Hinch, Buster Olney talks to Keith Law and Jon Sciambi about fan safety, the Dodgers' bullpen woes, Jake Arrieta's health and more.
Buster Olney recaps Wednesday's MLB action, including a terrible moment at Yankee Stadium, Chris Sale's 300th K and the battle of attrition in the NL wild-card chase.
The relationship got off to a rocky start when Phil Jackson said in 2014 that he "wasn't losing any sleep" over the possibility of Carmelo Anthony leaving New York in free agency. And things only got worse from there.
Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer
Two days after waiving PR Kalif Raymond, whose muffed punt loomed large in the loss to the Raiders, the Jets have re-signed him to the practice squad. This is a curious turn of events. So much for sending a message. Maybe coach Todd Bowles doesn't like his replacement options on the current roster, Jeremy Kerley and Elijah McGuire.
Mets GM Sandy Alderson says it is highly unlikely the Mets won't bring back struggling right-hander Matt Harvey.
Liberty associate coach Katie Smith breaks down the WNBA Finals, sheds light on her relationship with both Cheryl Reeve and Brian Agler and weighs in on what she expects in New York for the upcoming season.
Todd Gurley's bounce-back season. Eli Manning's historic sack rate. Kareem Hunt's incredible big-play start. Which early-season outliers will keep pace -- and which are just too crazy to stretch to 16 games?
William Weinbaum ESPN
The frightful Yankee Stadium episode Wed. in which a little girl was injured by a foul ball calls to mind the ongoing concerns of Mandy Coolbaugh, whose husband Mike -- a minor league first-base coach -- was killed 7/22/07 on a liner that struck him in the neck. She says when she and their two toddler sons attended Mike's games, he insisted that they stay in an area with protective netting and that she advocates extending netting at ballparks.
The Jets reached out to Jay Cutler when he was a free agent. But he's better off in Miami, and the Jets are better off with Josh McCown.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
The Dodgers had a chance to clinch the NL West on Wednesday, but instead suffered a third straight loss to the lowly Phillies, who will go for the series sweep on Thursday. The Dodgers are 5-20 over their past 25 games and their magic number remains at two. The Red Sox did clinch at least a wild-card spot with their win and the Angels' loss. Other magic numbers: Red Sox: 8 (to win AL East) Cubs: 8 (to win NL Central) Yankees: 3 (to clinch wild card) Diamondbacks: 4 (to clinch wild card)
The Giants are 0-2, thanks in large part to a sputtering offense that needs a tune-up. So what are some of the moves that could be made?
With owner Woody Johnson in London as U.S. ambassador, younger brother Christopher is putting his stamp on the Jets and even eating lunch with players.
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