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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Masahiro Tanaka is not only trying to help pitch the Yankees into the playoffs, he is trying to make his opt-out decision difficult. Tanaka will start tonight after the Yankees took him off the DL following his recovery from inflammation in his right shoulder. At the end of the season, he can opt out of the final three years and $68 million of his contract. Right now, it is hard to see him doing that with an 8-10 record and a 4.92 ERA.

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Manning loses if OBJ misses time

Odell Beckham Jr. hasn't complained about the hit he took Monday that caused his ankle injury, but some of his teammates have voiced their displeasure. If anyone should be upset, it should be his QB, Eli Manning.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Plan is for Odell Beckham to undergo further tests on his ankle in a bit. There remains reason for optimism.

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Max: Starters should never play in preseason games (0:50)
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Impossible to replace Odell Beckham Jr.

OBJ accounted for 33.9 percent of his team's receiving yards last season, the highest percentage in the NFL. He could play an entire season without making a catch and still be the Giants' all-time leader in receiving yards per game, ahead of Homer Jones (66.4).

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Giants still safe in NFC East? (1:47)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In NBA.com's survey of 39 rookies, Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. was named most likely to win Rookie of the Year. This is sure to motivate Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina.

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Injuries huge hit to Giants' receiver depth

Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle), Brandon Marshall (shoulder) and Tavarres King (ankle) all suffered injuries in Monday's preseason contest. If OBJ and/or Marshall were to miss time, it would leave the Giants very inexperienced at the position.

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Liberty, Unity! (0:55)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets will play the Knicks at MSG on Oct. 9 in the preseason. Just a guess: Carmelo Anthony will be playing for NYK that night.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks announced their preseason schedule:

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

In just a little while, Rory McIlroy is gonna make more contact with a ball than Aaron Judge has in a while! That's not really fair. McIlroy will be hitting a golf balls along with a patient from St. Jude Children's Hospital at multiple targets from the 200 level at Yankee Stadium onto the field.

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Should Giants risk OBJ in preseason? (0:58)
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OBJ injury scares Giants (0:41)
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McAdoo on OBJ injury: It's a tough play for a DB (0:38)
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Beckham Jr. says he will be OK (0:55)
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OBJ leaves early as Giants fall to Browns (2:02)

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