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Will this year's draft have an impact on the NFC East? (1:52)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In his press conference earlier this month, Phil Jackson cited Joakim Noah's passion as a reason for optimism going forward. Jackson inked Noah to a 4-year, $72 million contract last summer and the veteran played less than half the season in '16-'17. Here is Jackson's quote on Noah: "He's 31, still relatively young, there's a great heart in this guy, he has got passion for the game,'' the team president said. "His combination with (Derrick Rose) seemed to be a perfect combination because they teamed well together..,, He expresses great dedication towards getting back to what he was and who he is as a basketball player. So I have to trust him in that."

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Great nugget from ESPN Stats & Info this morning: Of pitchers with at least seven career starts against the Yankees, Boston's Chris Sale has the lowest career ERA (1.25). Riffing off of that, of lefties with at least seven starts vs. New York, here are the top three, from and including some relief innings, which the previous stat does not: 1. Sale (1.17), 2. Harry Coveleski (1.57), 3. Babe Ruth (2.21). Ruth was 17-5 against the Yankees before he joined them in time for the 1920 season.

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Aaron Judge opened the scoring against Rick Porcello and the Red Sox with a 391-foot blast. Long home runs haven't been out of the ordinary for Judge since he got called up last summer.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

If the Jaguars pick QB Deshaun Watson at No. 4, as some are speculating, it could cause RB Leonard Fournette to tumble to the Jets at No. 6. That would put GM Mike Maccagnan's best-player-available philosophy to the test. Running back isn't a pressing need, but Fournette is one of the highest-rated players in the draft. I know of at least one team that has him No. 1 on their board. In that case, you take him and worry later about the depth chart.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Once he's deemed healthy by the team and the NBA, Joakim Noah will serve the remainder of his suspension for violating the league's anti-drug policy. He will miss the first 12 games of the season, assuming he's cleared for opening night. Willy Hernangomez, Kristaps Porzingis or Kyle O'Quinn are expected to start at center for the Knicks during Noah's absence - and possibly once he returns.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah had surgery Wednesday to repair his rotator cuff, the Knicks say. Jeff Hornacek said recovery time is approximately five months.

Judge, Severino lead Yankees past Red Sox (1:16)
Aaron Judge celebrates birthday in style (0:40)
Mets give up five runs in first to lose 5th straight (0:59)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Judge was given the ball of his 2-run shot tonight at Fenway Park. Today was also Judge's 25th birthday.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kobe Bryant doesn't think Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony's relationship is irreparable (even though most believe it is). "Not from what I've been through with Phil,'' Bryant said in an interview with the New York Post. "Michael had his rough times with him as well. The history is you get through rough times after you win a good amount of championships. We certainly had our rocky times, but we still stuck to it, we figured out our way through it and came out better because of it. I think the most important thing is sticking to it, being patient. Sometimes things work out. Sometimes they don't."

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

If the Yankees were to have scripted their first game of the season at Fenway, they very well might have put together a game in which Luis Severino, Aaron Judge and Greg Bird all starred. Severino threw seven scoreless. Judge hit a two-run homer and made a great catch. Bird had an RBI single. Meanwhile, Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman combined to do enough to preserve a 3-1 win over Boston.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis, away from the drama in New York, posts a photo on Instagram from a Lithuanian sauna. He seems pretty relaxed:

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