New York Teams

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Darron Lee can do it all for New York

Positionless terrors on defense are the league's favorite new trend. Former NFL safety Matt Bowen has a name for them, and Lee ranks higher than all but two others among rookies. Ranking monsterbacks (Insider)

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Rosters were announced for the Brooklyn World Baseball Classic Qualifier and the team with the greatest Mets flavor is Team Israel. Among those on the team are former first baseman Ike Davis, former infielder Josh Satin and 2016 Met Ty Kelly. Davis is currently a free agent after a brief stint with the Yankees. Satin retired in June after time in Triple-A with the Padres. Team Israel plays its first game on Sep. 23 at MCU Park.

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Greatest defensive class ever?

Muhammad Wilkerson is one of the league's best defenders, but he's hardly the only defensive stud from the 2011 draft class. Is that group on pace to be the best ever? Bill Barnwell explores

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Series preview: Mets vs. Phillies

The Mets visit the fourth-place Phillies, who are now down to just Ryan Howard from their 2007 "team to beat" squad.

Isiah Thomas is against describing athletes as 'beasts' (1:44)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson says his biggest mistake as president of the Knicks was turning down the chance to trade for Jae Crowder in the deal that sent Ray Felton and Tyson Chandler to Dallas in the summer of 2014. "I liked Crowder but I thought he wouldn't get much of a chance to play behind Carmelo, so I took the pick which turned out to be Cleanthony Early," Jackson said in an interview conducted after the season that was published Friday by Today's Fastbreak. Crowder would have been a phenomenal fit for the Knicks, so this misstep certainly hurt the franchise. As a reporter, I appreciate Phil's candor here.

Carmelo goes shopping in custom robe (0:19)
Seth Lugo says his leg cramp is no concern and reacts to (0:50)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Seth Lugo says his leg cramp is no concern and reacts to his first major league win.

De Aza shines in Mets' victory over Cardinals (1:24)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Alejandro De Aza reacts to his five-RBI game that also included a catch at the wall in the first inning.

1927 Yankees diary

  • Robert Hunt
  • Immerse yourself in the 1927 Yankees

    "The Diary of Myles Thomas" is an experiment in storytelling, a genre we're calling real-time historical fiction. Experience the Roaring Twenties through the eyes of a mediocre pitcher on the greatest baseball team of all time.