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Before Game 2 of the ALCS in Houston, we got the rare opportunity to ride the iconic train that runs above left field at Minute Maid Park. Well, there's a pretty iconic train that runs beyond right field at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. It's called the 4.

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Lineups for HOU at NYY

The Astros start Evan Gattis at catcher and Cameron Maybin in left field, with Marwin Gonzalez moving to first base and Yuli Gurriel to DH. Alex Bregman and Josh Reddick flip-flop in the batting order from Game 2. The Yankees' lineup remains the same as on Saturday.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Explaining the decision to cut WR Jalin Marshall, Jets coach Todd Bowles said they needed a backup slot corner against the Patriots. That's why they signed CB Xavier Coleman from the practice squad. He backed up Buster Skrine. Darryl Roberts and Juston Burris are perimeter cornerbacks. So was Marcus Williams, who was cut last week. To make room for Coleman, they cut Marshall because he was an "extra receiver," per Bowles. He didn't rule out re-signing him at some point.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

If there is an ALCS Game 6, Luis Severino will start for the Yankees, according to manager Joe Girardi. Girardi lifted Severino after 4 innings in Game 2, believing Severino might have a shoulder issue. Severino said he was fine. Doctors have agreed with the Severino's assessment.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Vía Astros: Alineación para el segundo partido de la Serie de Campeonato de la Liga Americana en Yankee Stadium.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Vía Yankees PR: Alineación de Yankees contra Astros para el tercer partido de la Serie de Campeonato de la Liga Americana.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles was in no mood to rehash the controversial fumble. "I don't give two shakes about it," he said. He added, "That wasn't the reason we lost the game. We've moved on from that. It doesn't change. We're not gonna cry about it all week. We have to go play Miami."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Both Leonard Williams and Steve McLendon said they believe the Jets are good enough to contend for the playoffs. But McLendon added, "In order to have a playoff team, we have to beat Miami" this week.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets QB Josh McCown took the high road on the controversial fumble, saying it's time to move on even though he's still not sure why an apparent TD was over-turned: "The league is putting a lot of resources into trying to get those things right. Ultimately, when you bring in replay and send it to the league office and everybody is looking, you hope all those eyes on it make the best decision. ... Obviously, when it doesn't go your way, there's a human element that's very frustrated."

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Yankees in familiar spot

After coming back from a 2-0 deficit to win the Division Series, the Yankees now face another 2-0 hole in the ALCS. Only two teams in postseason history have come back from 2-0 multiple times -- and no team has done it before advancing to the World Series.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek has been impressed with Frank Ntilikina's feel for the game, which is probably advanced at this point because the rookie played professionally in France: "Usually for a young kid like that, you've got to spend a lot of time explaining plays, explaining NBA sets. yYou're not able to go to all the little tricks and all those things for a while," Hornacek said. "With Frank, you can talk about them already. So that's great."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina still expects to be fully healthy for the Knicks' season opener Thursday. He didn't participate in the scrimmage at practice Monday but said the team is being 'careful' and that he will increase his activity leading up to Thursday's game against OKC. Jeff Hornacek said he's been impressed by a Ntilikina's ability to learn his craft even while not playing. Ntilikina said that while he missed games he "did the maximum to keep my mind in there with the guys, talking to them even if I wasn't out on the court, building the chemistry. I talk a lot with my teammates on trying to know how they feel on the plays, trying to know what they prefer, how they're comfortable. So I did the job off the court." Ntilikina also said he's excited about potentially facing Russell Westbrook in the opener. "Every point guard in the league, they're talented. It's a very talented league. Westbrook is the MVP. It's going to be fun."

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Officiating czar stands by call to nullify Jets TD

Al Riveron, the NFL's head of officiating, stood by his call to overturn Austin Seferian-Jenkins' touchdown catch against the Patriots, saying it was "clear and obvious" that the Jets tight end fumbled the ball.

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NBA Power Rankings: Where do Nets debut?

The Nets have won fewer than 25 games in five of the past eight seasons, while no other team has more than three such seasons over that span. Perhaps 30 may be within reach for Brooklyn in 2017-18.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina (knee) participated in contact portions of practice today but is not participating in scrimmage. Everyone else practiced.

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