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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek said Derrick Rose is getting an MRI to confirm that there is nothing structurally wrong with his back.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose will not play tonight due to a sore lower back.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets' injury report is lengthy -- 10 players didn't practice. C Nick Mangold is in a walking boot and unlikely to play. Newly re-signed Khiry Robinson still is a recovering from a broken leg, but he's not that far away, per Todd Bowles. When healthy, Robinson could return punts and kickoffs.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets' 40-man roster is full, and Sandy Alderson acknowledged the Mets have no intention of selecting a player in Thursday's Rule 5 draft -- at least in the major league phase. The Mets were reviewing potential selections for the Triple-A phase, which doesn't require the player being at the MLB level.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Sandy Alderson all but acknowledged the Mets' payroll would go DOWN from where it is now, which he estimated at about $150 million. That's because the outfielder the Mets subtract, making $13 million to $15 million, probably won't be fully reinvested in the bullpen. Alderson said the primary motivation, though, is not decreasing the payroll. It's more about having an outfield that has pieces that fit better playing-time-wise. The Mets, right now, are heavy in corner outfielders at the expense of center fielders.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Sandy Alderson's Wednesday update on state of Mets trades:

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Wiley says Bowles not informing Fitzpatrick of benching is status quo (1:33)
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Is Jets' QB of the future in 2017 draft?

The Jets just drafted a major project in Christian Hackenberg, and the jury's out on Bryce Petty. Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay discuss where the Jets should take another QB, such as Clemson's DeShaun Watson, early in the draft. 25 NFL draft questions

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

QB Bryce Petty, slated to start the final four games for the Jets, called this an "awesome opportunity." He believes these games could be a springboard to the permanent gig in 2017.

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LeBron's feud with Jackson goes deeper than the word 'posse' (2:32)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Brandon Marshall said the locker room remains united despite the losing. He said the locker room was "100 times worse" with the 2014 Bears. He said Chicago was a divided locker room.

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Could G-men use Leonard Fournette?

Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay discuss what teams in need of a good running back could potentially draft the transcendent LSU star. The Giants, despite their 8-4 record, lack a good running game. 25 NFL draft questions

ESPN Stats & Info

Giants' wild card chances mostly secure

Both Football Outsiders and ESPN's FPI give the Giants better than a three-fourths chance to take one of the wild card spots in the NFC playoffs -- but keep an eye on the Bucs, Packers and Redskins. Playoff odds (Insider)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles finally got around to talking to QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. Asked how Fitzpatrick is taking the demotion, Bowles said, "Anytime you bench a competitor he's going to be pissed off. I'd be pissed off if he wasn't pissed off."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets C Nick Mangold, who aggravated his ankle injury on Monday night, is back in a walking boot. Could be done for the season. Todd Bowles said they're discussing options.

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Chris Sale trade no fun for Yankees

Sale will now have more opportunities to face a team that he has dominated at a historical rate throughout his career.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees have made the Matt Holliday signing official. He'll DH, while also backing up in the outfield and first base.

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King James, Melo renew rivalry

LeBron James owns the head-to-head career advantage (15-12) against his friend, Carmelo Anthony. James is 4-1 against Anthony since returning to Cleveland.

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