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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the Mets clubhouse celebration.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Marshall Plumlee, an Army reservist, says Joakim Noah's anti-war stance hasn't distracted the Knicks and that he has no problem with Noah skipping a team dinner with cadets. "I just want to stress how great of a teammate he's been... I hold Joakim Noah in a very high regard," Plumlee said.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks center Marshall Plumlee, who is a member of the Army Reserve, was asked about Joakim Noah's anti-war stance. He says he respects everyone's beliefs. "They may not necessarily be my own. But that doesn't give me the right to dismiss them," Plumlee said. "I support (Noah) just as he supports me."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mets celebrate on the field.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Phillies congratulate the Mets on their wild-card berth.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Accuweather says the rain should hold off for today's Orioles/Yankees game. That's a win for both teams. Unfortunately, the win won't count in the standings, where the O's need a W (plus an L by either Toronto or Detroit) to clinch a wild card berth.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Uncork the champagne. The reigning National League champs are returning to the postseason. And this berth may be more of an accomplishment than a year ago, even though it comes via a wild card rather than division crown. Decimated by injuries, the Mets nonetheless clinched a wild-card berth Saturday with a 5-3 win against the Phillies. The Mets (87-74) will host the Giants or Cardinals on Wednesday. It marks the second time in franchise history the Mets will appear in the postseason in consecutive years. They earned consecutive wild-card berths in 1999 and 2000.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Derrick Rose on why he thinks this was the best training camp of his career: "I look at it as the years that I've played on the league, this the most focus I've had knowing the situation -- what I'm getting myself into, the big year we have ahead of us."

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Loney pumped up after go-ahead homer (0:24)

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees C Gary Sanchez -- in a 1-for-26 slump -- is getting a day of rest Saturday given a day game after a night game, manager Joe Girardi said.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi mentioned competition -- young players pushing older players for spots -- in a chat with his team Friday.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi says Aaron Judge's strikeouts are a concern, and he hopes going into the offseason that the young outfielder, who is currently recovering from injury, will make more contact. According to Girardi, Judge struck out 42 times in 84 plate appearances.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants decision on Monday night may be whether to dress Rashad Jennings (thumb) in case of emergency or a third quarterback. 6 others may be unavailable.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah reiterated that he didn't mean any disrespect to cadets at West Point when he skipped Thursday's dinner. He says he was uncomfortable due to his anti-war views.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees' lineup Saturday vs. Orioles

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose says this is the best training camp he's been through. "This is the most focused I've been." He adds that he's in 'great condition' entering the season.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

CB Eli Apple (hamstring) is doubtful vs. Vikings. CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (groin) and RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) are questionable. Nat Berhe, Darian Thompson, Marshall Newhouse and Robert Thomas are out. Giants are going to be thin in secondary.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Slumping rookie sensation Gary Sanchez is not in the Yankees' lineup Saturday vs. the Orioles. Starlin Castro is batting third.

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