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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

In four days, Jets teammates Matt Forte and Demario Davis will face each other in training-camp drills -- running back vs. linebacker. Today, they squared off on the tennis court -- a charity event at the site of the upcoming U.S. Open. Here, Davis serves to Forte, who smacks a forehand winner. The tennis wasn't sharp, but it was all in fun ... and for a good cause.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets RB Matt Forte, speaking to reporters at a charity event at the Billie Jean King USTA National Tennis Center, scoffed at the dire predictions for the team. "Everybody is saying tanking and all that stuff. A lot of people are jumping ship before the season even starts, but I welcome that," he said. "All y'all can jump ship if you want to. It shows you were never on board in the first place." Forte beat teammate Demario Davis, 6-love, in a tennis match for charity.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

When asked on what team A's starter Sonny Gray will be on a week from today, an MLB executive said, "Not Oakland." Will he be in the Bronx? The A's continue to send top scouts to the Yankees' Double-A affiliate in Trenton. The way the A's Billy Beane usually works is he tells teams who he is looking for as the central figure in a trade and then works his way down from there. Since there is not much pitching on the market, Beane is aiming high. Gray has two years of control so he is expected to cost teams prime prospects. The Yankees are very deep at shortstop. At Double-A, Jorge Mateo has played very well recently.

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Rose looks to rebuild with Cavs (1:00)
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Renfroe breaks out tape measure in two-homer game (0:53)
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deGrom delivers against Padres (0:26)
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Keith Law ESPN Senior Writer 

Mets callup Chris Flexen, scheduled to start Thursday, has had a bump up in velocity this year to 92-95 and will show four pitches including an above-average changeup. Unranked to start the year, he's become one of the system's top starting pitching prospects with his newfound stuff.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

After Phil Jackson was fired, the Knicks had minimal contact with free agent Derrick Rose, who agreed to a deal with the Cavs today.

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Rose's deal shows his commitment to Cleveland (1:16)
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Liberty's Charles makes everyone around her better

The Liberty have had their ups and downs this season, but Tina Charles is as steady as ever. This season's three-time Eastern Conference player of the week never lets herself off the hook -- which helps everyone be at their best.

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Judge's BP sessions are a sensation (1:24)

1927 Yankees diary

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  • Immerse yourself in the 1927 Yankees

    "The Diary of Myles Thomas" is an experiment in storytelling, a genre we're calling real-time historical fiction. Experience the Roaring Twenties through the eyes of a mediocre pitcher on the greatest baseball team of all time.