New York Teams

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Dodgers avoided an embarrassing four-game sweep in Philly with a 5-4 win, cutting their magic number to one. The Diamondbacks are off tonight, so the Dodgers can clinch the NL West on Friday with a win at home against the Giants or a Diamondbacks loss to Miami. Other magic numbers: Yankees: 3 (to clinch wild card) Diamondbacks: 4 (to clinch wild card) Red Sox: 8 (to clinch AL East) Cubs: 8 (to clinch NL Central)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets DL Leonard Williams (wrist) was downgraded to "limited" with what he's calling a bone bruise. It's a preseason injury that was initially called a sprain. Williams said he's having "ups and downs with it. It's been bothering me at times." He has been experiencing post-game swelling. This sounds like something he'll have to play through this season.

Forte's thoughts on Mortons comments for three-man backfield (0:23)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Fantasy owners, take note: Jets offensive coordinator John Morton said he'd like to continue with a three-man backfield -- Matt Forte, Bilal Powell and rookie Elijah McGuire, who made his debut last week. Forte shares his thoughts on the switch.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Explaining why they re-signed PR/WR Kalif Raymond to the practice squad after his costly muff on Sunday, Jets coach Todd Bowles said they wanted to keep working with him because he's "got some tools to develop." He was referring to Raymond's receiving ability, not just punt returning. Bowles ruled out the possibility of signing Raymond to the roster and using him on Sunday. They have a "handful" of candidates to return punts and kickoffs, per special teams coach Brant Boyer. Jeremy Kerley and Elijah McGuire are thought to be among the candidates.

Giants' offensive struggles not a surprise (1:05)
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Judge inches closer to rookie HR record

After homering in Wednesday's win over the Twins, Aaron Judge is now four home runs shy of tying Mark McGwire's all-time rookie record for a season with 10 games left to play.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Robby Anderson (knee) practiced on a limited basis. As expected, DE Mo Wilkerson (shoulder) and RG Brian Winters (abdomen) didn't practice. DE Leo Williams still is experiencing soreness from a preseason wrist injury and was limited in practice.

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Future Power Rankings: Knicks inching upward

The Knicks could have cap space in the summer of 2019, and they have all their own first-round picks. So assuming they can repair their relationship with Kristaps Porzingis, there appears to be hope.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Early look-in at practice: DE Mo Wilkerson (shoulder), WR Robby Anderson (knee) and RG Brian Winters (abdomen) are sitting out for the second day in a row. Anderson, wearing a brace, did some running off to the side.

Eagles can control line of scrimmage against Giants (0:51)
Dolphins-Jets could be 'closer than people imagine' (0:52)
Woodson puts onus on McAdoo to fix Giants O-line issues (0:53)

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.

Max pleads with McAdoo, Giants to salvage season (1:52)
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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)

1927 Yankees diary

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