New York Teams

Jets' FPI rating falls significantly

The Jets' rating in ESPN's Football Power Index dropped into the negatives after an ugly loss to the Chiefs. New York is now in the league's bottom half. FPI Rankings

Tebow homers off of Vanderbilt pitcher (0:39)
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Didi Gregorius quietly makes history

Gregorius hit his 20th home run of the season on Tuesday. He's the third player born in Europe (Amsterdam) to have a 20-homer season in the major leagues, per the Elias Sports Bureau. The others to do that were Bobby Thomson (born in Glasgow), who had eight 20-homer seasons, and Mike Blowers (West Germany), who did it once.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah said he missed the past couple of days due to the birth of his daughter.


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose shooting around after the second day of Knicks training camp:


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Just like his days at the University of Florida, Tim Tebow is still beating up on Vanderbilt athletes. This moment was storybook, too. On the first pitch of his first organized game since his junior year of high school, Tebow sent a 91 mph fastball over the left-center wall for a home run. After circling the bases, Tebow was greeted at the plate by his teammates, who had poured out of the dugout. Tebow had quietly taken those teenagers out to dinner Monday and to a movie on Tuesday after intrasquad games. The crowd, announced by the Mets at 269 for the instructional league game, also erupted as Tebow connected and circled the bases. The long ball came off 6-foot-5 left-hander John Kilichowski, who was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 11th round out of Vanderbilt University in June.

Tebow homers on first pitch as a professional baseball player (0:28)

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

RB Shane Vereen had surgery on torn triceps. Normal recovery time is in 3-month range. That puts him well into December. Only chance at return appears late season or for playoff run.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Tim Tebow swings at his first pitch as a professional. And it's a home run to left-center. His teammates go wild.

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Sox seeking first Yankee Stadium clinch

With the Red Sox a win away from clinching the AL East, the Elias Sports Bureau notes that they have never locked up a postseason berth with a win at Yankee Stadium. They did clinch the AL pennant in 1904 at Hilltop Park, the then-home of the Yankees, however.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

It's the preseason, but the Knicks are already in midseason form when it comes to complaining about calls. Plenty of chirping at refs in their scrimmage today.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Porzingis and Carmelo's side beat Rose and Noah's team in a scrimmage that was clinched by two Porzingis free throws (after fouls drawn by Porzingis, who was guarded by Maurice Ndour). Derrick Rose wasn't happy about losing the game on free throws.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's a look at the Knicks scrimmaging. Rose, Noah & Lee are in one side. Porzingis & Melo are on the other:

Tebow takes BP before instructional league debut (0:43)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah is participating in his first training camp practice as a Knick today. He was away Monday and Tuesday due to a personal matter.

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Is Marcus Williams a star in the making?

Based on Bill Barnwell's research, he sure could be. On a per-snap basis, nobody has intercepted passes like Williams since the start of 2015, and his role is growing during a contract year. Small-sample-size studs

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Gary Sanchez joins Yankees' 20-HR club

Sanchez became the third current Yankee to hit 20 homers this season on Tuesday, but it took him considerably less time to get there (49 games). Starlin Castro (21 HRs in 148 games) and Didi Gregorius (20 HRs in 149 games) are the other two.

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Yoenis Cespedes get all of one

Cespedes launched a 440-foot blast off Tom Koehler on Tuesday that marks the longest homer by a Met at Marlins Park in over three years, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

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Austin sure knows when to hit them out

Like his first three homers, No. 4 of Tyler Austin's career was a go-ahead shot for the Yankees off David Price on Tuesday. The blast traveled just 347 feet to right field, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

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Tuesday's longest home runs

Miguel Cabrera hit yet another home run that traveled over 440 feet, but he was bested on Tuesday by a player with just six homers in 100 games this season -- Eduardo Escobar. Yoenis Cespedes also reached 440 feet on his blast.

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Yankees won't be losers this year

They might not make the postseason, but the Yanks will run their streak of non-losing seasons to 24 after beating the Red Sox for win No. 81. What we learned Tuesday

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