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Sanchez has Yankees back in playoff hunt (0:53)
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Victor Cruz: 'You've got to respect the flag'

New York Giants WR Victor Cruz wouldn't have taken the route Colin Kaepernick did with the national anthem, as Cruz prefers to "respect the flag".

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Gary Sanchez giving Yankees postseason optimism

Powered by Gary Sanchez, who homered again in Saturday's win, the Yankees pulled to within 2 1/2 games of the Orioles for the second AL wild-card spot.

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Victor Cruz on Colin Kaepernick: "I think, personally, the flag is the flag. Regardless of how you feel about things that are going on in America today, and the things that are going on across the world with gun violence and things of that nature, you've got to respect the flag, and you've got to stand up with your teammates. It's bigger than just you, in my opinion. I think you go up there, you're with a team, and you go and you know you pledge your allegiance to the flag and sing the national anthem with your team and then you go about your business, whatever your beliefs are. Colin is his own man, he decided to sit down and that is his prerogative but on a personal standpoint, I think you have to stand up there with your team and understand and it's this game and what's going on around this country is bigger than just you."

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Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Victor Cruz came out "unscathed" after playing into the third quarter. Coach Ben McAdoo called it a "big step" in Cruz's comeback. Cruz had one catch in 30 snaps.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Eli Manning has no problem with Odell Beckham pulling up on pass. He says in preseason "no point in taking hits" under circumstances like this.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Eli Manning: "We have to play better. It is in no way good enough." Giants first-team offense has 4 first downs and 88 yards in 4 quarters of action.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets LB Davis Harris will go for additional tests tomorrow on his injured shoulder, per Todd Bowles. He said he doesn't know the severity.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Brandon Marshall didn't play because of a sore hip, per Todd Bowles. He said it's not serious.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants 21, Jets 20 (FINAL): A terrific performance by the starting defense was ruined by sloppy play from the Jets' QBs. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg combined for three turnovers. Geno Smith played, too. He had no turnovers, but he provided no spark. Basically, nothing was settled with regard to the No. 2 and No. 3 quarterback jobs. The biggest concern is LB David Harris, who left with a shoulder injury.

1927 Yankees diary

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