New York Teams

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer will meet with the New York Knicks on Sunday, per league sources.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees starter Sonny Gray spent part of this week working on a small mechanical tweak that was intended to help prevent him from overthinking between pitches. It seemed to work in an efficient, 10-pitch first inning. But it didn't work much beyond that Friday. He was pulled in the fourth after having thrown 73 pitches. Gray finished the night having allowed five runs and walking four. He induced just two whiffs on 25 swings. It was the second-fewest swing-and-miss total of his career. He also didn't strikeout a batter for the second time in his career.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Giancarlo Stanton has been slowly putting it together at Yankee Stadium this week. After going hitless in the two-game series vs. Miami early this week, he now has two hits in two games against Toronto this week. His third-inning two-run homer Friday was the surest sign that he's easing out of his home slump. The blast with a 110-mph exit velocity went out to right field. When Stanton headed back out to play in RF the next half inning, he got a loud ovation from the fans out there.

Stanton breaks 50 at-bat HR drought (0:23)
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Sources: Knicks to interview Blatt next week

The Knicks are meeting with David Blatt in Europe next week about their head-coaching job, and plan to interview Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer and Spurs assistant coach James Borrego, sources said.

Austin goes the other way for 2-run shot (0:20)

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants are close to acquiring punter Riley Dixon, per source. It will be for draft pick compensation. Dixon averaged 45.6 yards per punt last year. He replaces Brad Wing, who was cut earlier this offseason.

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Woody Paige predicts the future

Tony Reali and the national panel weigh in on Joel Embiid's performance Thursday, acknowledging that Woody Paige's prediction was correct. They then recap Anthony Davis' performance against Portland, and discuss if Kristaps Porzingis will stay in New York.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Giancarlo Stanton is still batting cleanup in today's Yankees lineup, and he'll be playing the field, too: Gardner LF Judge DH Gregorius SS Stanton RF Sanchez C Hicks CF Austin 1B Andújar 3B Torreyes 2B Gray SP

Disappointing debuts?

Are fans put off by the lack of competitive games in the first round of the NHL playoffs? Plus, Don La Greca looks ahead to the weekend and the Hurricanes head in a new direction.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

High praise from ex-Knicks great Charles Oakley for Sixers center Joel Embiid: "We haven't seen anyone like Joel Embiid since Wilt Chamberlain," Oakley wrote on Twitter.

Brian Burke ESPN Analytics 

Travel distances can have a slight effect on team fortunes. This season, Oakland, Seattle, and the Chargers each travel about 30,000 round trip miles. At the other end of the spectrum are Carolina, Atlanta, Cincinnati, and the Jets who each travel fewer than 10,000 miles.

Brian Burke ESPN Analytics 

The NFL has done a much better job evening out the pain with the schedule this year. Indianapolis has the worst net rest differential with a net of 11 less days of rest than their opponents and 3 games vs. opponents coming off their byes. Last season the Giants had -22 days with 4 opponents coming off byes.

BBTN: Boston's incredible start, Jays' Atkins, Harvey's status

Buster and Tim Kurkjian discuss the distance the Red Sox are putting between themselves and the rest of the AL East, Matt Harvey's future and more (1:34). Plus, Jessica Mendoza on the contenders in the most trouble (19:02) and Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins on superstition, Curtis Granderson's impact and more (32:21).

Adam Silver joins Get Up

Adam Silver joins the crew to discuss the state of the NBA, tanking, and gambling. Darren Woodson joins to talk Dez, Odell and NFL schedule. Sean Elliott joins to talk Spurs

Graziano: Dez to Giants unlikely (0:59)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets daily draft nugget: One of the biggest heartbreaks occurred in 1997, when they owned the No. 1 overall pick and Peyton Manning decided to stay in school. Citing league rules, Bill Parcells never made an effort to sway Manning into turning pro, but he certainly could've sent a message through his father, Archie. Parcells wound up trading down twice, picking LB James Farrior with the eighth pick. He was a solid player (two Pro Bowls with the Steelers), but Parcells passed on two future Hall-of-Fame tackles — Orlando Pace (first) and Walter Jones (sixth).

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Harvey defiant after loss: I'm a starting pitcher

Mets right-hander Matt Harvey was roughed up for six runs in six innings Thursday night against the Braves, and afterward manager Mickey Callaway said he wasn't sure whether Harvey would make his next scheduled start.

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