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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Nimmo and other Mets rookies boarded the bus in Philadelphia on Saturday in "A League of Their Own" garb. Video coming soon.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose working on his shot with Knicks coaches after practice on Friday.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek says forward Maurice Ndour has done a nice job helping on defense and finishing around the basket: "He's that guy that provides activity. I really like the way he moves without the ball, cuts to the basket. He rolls and catches. That's really what we want with him."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek is confident that new players will be able to learn the triangle. "You know, it's complicated in a sense that guys have a lot of options to do and it's a read…. The general setup of it is not complicated. It's just a matter of those guys understanding without the ball what's going to happen."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Jeff Hornacek's label for the portion of his offense that uses triangle. "I think we call it something else - triangle aspects." Hornacek will use aspects the triangle – the offense Phil Jackson has had coaches run in NY – in half court to space the floor. But he'll insert his own elements into the offense.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek says he doesn't want the Knicks to shy away from mid-range shots – as long as they are quality attempts: "We have shooters who, if they get an open 16, 18-foot look, they'll shoot 60 percent. It's just the fact that I think a lot of guys take bad mid-range shots."

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Morning Briefing: Happy clinch day (maybe)!

The Mets have a chance to secure a spot in the postseason for the second consecutive year, sending Bartolo Colon to face the Phillies.

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O's dominate Yanks, take top AL wild card spot (1:04)

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees' Mark Teixeira plans on learning to play guitar in retirement. Prior to tonight's game, Twisted Sister gave him a guitar. For years, Teixeira has walked up the plate to, "I wanna rock!"

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Wilmer Flores' wrist again did not cooperate when he tried to swing Friday. "I don't think you think you'll see him," Terry Collins said. Flores has now been incapable of swinging for three weeks.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets are not sticking around to watch the conclusion of the Cardinals-Pirates game. As for a celebration, "there will be another day this weekend I hope," Terry Collins said.

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Granderson motors to make tough catch (0:28)
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Fly ball bounces off first base, Mets score (0:29)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

And now the wait to see if the Mets have clinched a postseason berth. Surging Jay Bruce drove in three runs and the Mets took care of their business on Friday, shaving their magic number to one by beating the Phillies, 5-1. The Mets officially will secure a second straight postseason berth if the Pirates beat the Cardinals later Friday. The Mets (86-74) moved a season-high 12 games over .500. They only had five batters reach against Phillies right-hander Alec Asher, but four of those came on consecutive two-out singles in the fourth and decided the game.

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Bruce blasts solo homer to left (0:20)

1927 Yankees diary

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