New York Teams

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

CC Sabathia had some interesting things to say about the Colin Kaepernick situation before tonight's with the Royals: "It's his right as a citizen. There's a lot of stuff going on that's not right; it's just something that he chose to do. It's his right. I think it's a good, non-violent way to try to get some change." Although Sabathia said his brother-in-law is in the military and has served in Iraq, he did not consider Kaepernick's protest as a slap at the military. "I'm kind of indifferent on it; it's weird," he said. "I understand where he's coming from. Obviously being an African-American, raising two African-American boys, it's scary. It's something that's going on and something we need to change. Like I said, it's his way, his opinion of trying to non-violently – not hurt cops or anything like that or hurt anybody – way of getting his point across." Carmelo said a couple months ago that athletes need to come together "I think people have. With what went on with D-Wade and his cousin, him being at the thing in Chicago, or was thinking about going to the town hall meeting they had on ESPN, I think it's a good way to hopefully get some change."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Mets lineup for Monday's 7:10 p.m. ET game against the Marlins as Neil Walker (back) and Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) sit: Jose Reyes – SS Alejandro De Aza – CF Yoenis Cespedes – LF Kelly Johnson – 3B Curtis Granderson – RF Wilmer Flores – 2B James Loney – 1B Travis d'Arnaud – C Rafael Montero – RHP

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets post-practice injury update: LB David Harris (shoulder) has "a bad bruise," Todd Bowles said. He said it's "too early to tell" if Harris will play Week 1. Oft-injured CB Dee Milliner sat out with a tight hamstring. Bowles doesn't think it's serious. Rookie LB Jordan Jenkins (calf) won't play Thursday. TE Jace Amaro (groin) returned to practice. LB Bruce Carter is nursing a shoulder injury. Several players, including Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker and Mo Wilkerson, got a rest day.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants waived/injured TE Matt LaCosse (knee) and FB Nikita Whitlock (foot). They will revert to IR if unclaimed as expected. WR Myles White and LS Tyler Ott also waived.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles said its "too early to tell" if David Harris (shoulder) will be ready for Wk 1.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Todd Bowles said he may play three QBs on Thursday -- Bryce Petty, Christian Hackenberg and perhaps Geno Smith.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The expectation is Robert Gsellman will move to the bullpen once he recovers from Sunday's start. Assuming Steven Matz starts without difficulty on Thursday, it would seem Seth Lugo would remain in the rotation to join Matz, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Bartolo Colon.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said the presumption was all three banged up position players would be ready on Monday, so that's why the Mets were comfortable demoting T.J. Rivera. Collins only learned about 10 minutes ago that Asdrubal Cabrera and Neil Walker would not be ready.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jacob deGrom will return to the rotation on Friday with four extra days of rest. Noah Syndergaard will pitch after deGrom, on Saturday against the Nationals.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Yoenis Cespedes returns to the lineup on Monday, but Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) and Neil Walker (back) remain sidelined.

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Sanchez makes AL Player of the Week history

Yankees C Gary Sanchez is the first rookie in MLB history to win consecutive Player of the Week awards. Sanchez hit .522 (12-for-23) with seven runs scored, five home runs and nine RBI over six games for the period ending Aug. 28.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Marlins lineup for Monday's 7:10 p.m. ET opener against the Mets at Citi Field:

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

T.J. Rivera has been demoted to clear the roster spot for Rafael Montero's spot start on Monday against the Marlins. Las Vegas' season ends next Monday, so at a maximum the demotion should last a week.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Asdrubal Cabrera is the National League Player of the Week. He hit .545 for the week, plus had three homers in a two-game span. Cabrera departed Sunday's game in the first inning with a recurrence of left knee discomfort. Gary Sanchez of the Yankees won the AL award.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Early look at Jets practice: David Harris (shoulder), Brandon Marshall (hip), Mo Wilkerson (leg), Jordan Jenkins (calf) among those not practicing. It's probably precautionary with Marshall and Wilkerson. Also appears that Dee Milliner, Jace Amaro and Kenbrell Thompkins won't practice. No sign of Bruce Carter. Quincy Enunwa, coming off a concussion, is wearing a red jersey.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben McAdoo says he'd "be disappointed" if any Giants players decided not to stand for anthem. He views it as an honor to those in service. McAdoo did say players have a right to freedom of speech.

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Is Christian Hackenberg already a flop?

As Football Outsiders' Aaron Schatz writes, it's a bad sign that Hackenberg is stuck at No. 4 on the Jets' depth chart. And his poor mechanics aren't closed to being fixed. Insider predictions

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Mets drop in Power Rankings

The Mets fell one spot despite taking two of three from both the Cardinals and the Phillies. Yoenis Cespedes, Neil Walker and Asdrubal Cabrera are all dealing with nagging injuries and listed as day-to-day this week, which begins with an important series against the Marlins. Power Rankings (Week 21)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets are back on the practice field to begin the final week of the preseason. They still have to make three roster moves before tomorrow's 75 deadline. The expectation is that Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg will be the quarterbacks on Thursday against the Eagles.

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Yankees hold steady in Power Rankings

It was a solid week for the Yankees, as they took two of three from both the Mariners and Orioles. The rotation is holding up its end for the time being, and Gary Sanchez has put the offense on his back with a historic start to his MLB career. Week 21 Power Rankings

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