New York Teams

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Against the Raiders, the Jets had no sacks, no quarterback hits and only three QB pressures, per ESPN Stats & Info. They blitzed on only eight of Derek Carr's 28 dropbacks. Why didn't they blitz more often? Why couldn't they generate any pressure? The reason is because Carr got rid of the ball in 1.94 seconds on average, the quickest time in the league in Week 2.

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What happens when 30 NBA owners can't share $24 billion?

The NBA's new $24 billion TV deal was believed to be a potential solution for the league's revenue disparity, but the Nets still find themselves netting an alarming amount of income less than teams like the Lakers and Warriors.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Interesting snap count notes: TE Jerell Adams played 1 snap and had a 38-yard reception. Fullback Shane Smith played just 4 snaps.

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Which 0-2 team has the best playoff chances?

The Giants are the lone team from last year's playoffs to start this season 0-2, and no winless team is underperforming its preseason projection more. How likely is a rebound?

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Beasley says he's looking forward to playing with Carmelo Anthony and believes the Knicks have enough talent to make the playoffs as a No. 5 or No. 6 seed in the East. "If Tim Hardaway Jr., Carmelo Anthony, Kristaps Porzingis and myself (are on the roster) – those are four guys that can score 25 points per game....I think we've got a position to be not only a playoff team but a five, six seed team if we do it right." New York has missed the playoffs for three consecutive seasons. Beasley may not get his wish to play with Anthony for long. Both Anthony and the Knicks would like to find a suitable trade partner for the veteran forward.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jarrett Jack says he's talked to Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek about a number of topics during informal workouts at the Knicks training facility, including a transition to new offense for the Knicks. Jack was asked if there have been any principles of the triangle offense - which the Knicks ran last season under Phil Jackson - in Hornacek's new offense. "If there are he hasn't implemented them yet," Jack said. "So far it's a lot, (a) much more fast-paced style offense. Moving, cutting. A lot more ball movement. But from what I understand that's going to be the crux of it right now."

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James Blake testifies that cop didn't ID himself

Former pro tennis star James Blake testified at a police department disciplinary trial that Officer James Frascatore never identified himself before throwing Blake to the ground and handcuffing him.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Beasley says he changed his diet recently and has lost about 20 pounds since last season.

ESPN Stats & Info

A wild fight to the finish

The AL wild-card race takes center stage Tuesday as the top three teams are all in action on ESPN (Twins at Yankees, 7 p.m. ET; Indians at Angels, 10 p.m. ET). The Yankees have a five-game lead over the Twins and are a heavy favorite to make the playoffs. Meanwhile, the Angels need all the wins they can get.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Beasley says Knicks' associate coach Kurt Rambis 'had a lot to do' with him landing in New York. Rambis coached Beasley in Minnesota.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Beasley says Carmelo is a mentor and that he's looking forward to playing with Melo. He says management hasn't talked to him about a Melo trade.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

For fans of 0-2 teams already looking toward 2018: the Jets are the current favorites to land the No. 1 pick in next year's draft, though there are plenty of bad teams lurking behind them that have a shot.

ESPN Stats & Info

It's early, but playoff picture looks bleak for Giants

The Giants' playoff hopes don't look promising after losing their first two games of the year to the Cowboys and Lions. New York has been outscored 43-13 so far this season. That's the fewest points for the Giants through two games since 1947, when they scored seven.

1927 Yankees diary

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  • 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.