New York Teams

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets are, in fact, bringing in free-agent RB C.J. Spiller tomorrow for a workout, as others have reported. Spiller was cut recently by the Saints. The Jets studied Spiller when he was a free agent in 2015.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

On a night of poignant, personal tributes, devastating emotions and indelible images, all of the Miami Marlins are wearing number 16 jerseys emblazoned with Jose Fernandez's name. Left-handed hitter Dee Gordon led off the bottom of the first inning by taking the first pitch as a righty, in tribute to Fernandez, who was a right-handed prodigy. After taking a second ball as a lefty, Gordon swung at Bartolo Colon's next pitch and struck a towering home run to right field, his first of the year in more than 300 at bats. He cried as he rounded the bases. And as he embraced his teammates in the dugout, Mets broadcaster Gary Cohen, who had been in tears during the pregame -- as had his SNY TV booth mates Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez -- said, "I don't care who you are, who you root for or how badly you want the Mets to be in the postseason, THAT was phenomenal."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Courtney Lee said Jeff Horancek told him that he needed to work on conditioning because the Knicks are ‘going to run a lot' this season. NY ranked in the bottom 10 in pace the past three seasons. Seems like Hornacek hopes to change that. Hornacek's Phoenix teams pushed the pace.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Jennings says this year feels like a ‘new beginning' - in part because his Achillies injury is fully healthy. "I'm back to looking like my rookie year again, skinny - which is okay with me…. I feel like this is an opportunity for me to prove myself again & come back. Be Brandon Jennings again."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis is excited about the return of Lance Thomas: "I told him at the end of the season, 'Don't leave us, you've got to stay with us'.... He's not the guy that everybody adores but he's going to do the work and he's there every night." Thomas was re-signed to 4-year, $27 million deal.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony is in better shape than he's been ‘in a long time' due to playing in the Olympics. "That gave me an opportunity to come into training camp ready." NYK hopes to ease the scoring burden on Anthony, so it's reasonable to expect his assists to increase from last year's career high of 4.3

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis had a fresh approach to weight training this season: "Last offseason, we made a little mistake that all I did was work upper body and try to get bigger. This offseason, I really focused on my lower strength, my legs, core, make sure that it's strong."

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

Wow, Dee Gordon probably just hit the longest home run of his life, into the upper deck. Looks like he's crying as he gets hugs in the dugout. We may all be Marlins fans tonight (sorry, Mets).

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Jose Fernandez honored with emotional tribute (1:16)

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Baseball is ONE Family

Jim Witalka ESPN Producer 

10 minutes before game time. Incredibly subdued. No music. Almost eerily quiet.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Why does this year feel different for Derrick Rose? "I have a lot more options. I have shooters & I can play through someone almost the entire game. (It could be) Melo or it could be KP. This whole time we've been playing pickup, they want me to attack and me attacking opens (things) up."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose hopes to improve his dribble efficiency this year, trying to take a page from Kobe Bryant. "Every one of his dribbles leads him up to a great shot or puts him in a position to take a great shot," Rose said. Rose shot 49% off of two dribbles last season & 45% off of 3-6, per NBA.com.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose missed the playoffs last season for the first time in his career, which could be a blessing in disguise for the Knicks. Rose said today that he's had more time to workout and relax this summer and feels refreshed coming into the season.

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Dealing with your underachievers this season (1:41)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

To make room for TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, the Jets waived LB Julian Stanford.

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Céspedes: José era el mejor pitcher derecho en Grandes Ligas

El jardinero de los Mets dijo que le hubiera gustado no haber enfrentado en su carrera a José Fernández, a quien consideró el mejor pitcher derecho de Grandes Ligas. Leer

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets' decision to claim TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins on waivers doesn't add up from a risk-reward standpoint. They don't feature the tight-end position in their offense, so why take a chance on a player with two DUI arrests? The most recent arrest was last Friday, which got him fired from the Bucs. He has $677k remaining on his contract this year, plus another $1.1M next year, none of it guaranteed. Maybe they think he can solve their red-zone issues. Doubt it. Hope he likes to block.

1927 Yankees diary

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