New York Teams

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets are concerned about WR Eric Decker, who aggravated a shoulder injury in the game. He's expected to have an MRI. Decker didn't tell the training staff about it until yesterday, according to Todd Bowles. Decker didn't practice today and wasn't seen by the media. This is an injury to watch. Sounds like it could be serious.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles on whether he has any reservations about adding TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who was arrested last week for DUI: "I don't have any reservations because I haven't met him yet. As I get to know him, obviously with the situations he's been in, he's going to sink or swim on his own. We brought in a player and he's got a chance to clean his act up. We'll see what happens."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek says he has the freedom to tweak the triangle as he sees fit. "We talked a lot about it over the summer. Phil's given us the ability to run it anyway we want, how we set it up. We (have) what we feel is a good working way to run it with different options."

Lineup: Yankees (81-76) vs. Red Sox (92-65)

  • 1. Brett Gardner, LF (L)
  • 2. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF (L)
  • 3. Gary Sanchez, C (R)
  • 4. Brian McCann, DH (L)
  • 5. Starlin Castro, 2B (R)
  • 6. Didi Gregorius, SS (L)
  • 7. Mark Teixeira, 1B (S)
  • 8. Chase Headley, 3B (S)
  • 9. Mason Wiliams, RF (L)
  • SP: Bryan Mitchell, RHP

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony appreciated Joakim Noah's intensity after his first workout with the Knicks. "He's going to bring it. If you're not on his team, you're an enemy. I think that mentality, that's going to kind of trickle down to every body else," Anthony said.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah had a measured response when asked about Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf saying he's not a front line player anymore: "It's alright. He's entitled to his opinion." Noah added that felt it was a 'low blow' but he's proud of his time with the Bulls and has 'no regrets" about his CHI tenure.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Since Bartolo Colon only threw 47 pitches on Monday in Miami, Terry Collins told reporters Colon may come back on short rest on Friday in Philadelphia. That would put Colon on the proper rest for next Wednesday's wild-card game if Noah Syndergaard is unavailable. Syndergaard is due to pitch the regular-season finale on Sunday in Philadelphia. Syndergaard would be limited to only 25 pitches if the Mets already have clinched and then pitch the wild-card game. But he'll go far longer if the Mets need that game.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah didn't make any bold proclamations here but says beating LeBron James & the Cavs is "definitely the goal." "That's got to be the mindset. We all know what it is. Right now it goes through him. It goes through that guy. For us to get where we want to get to we've got to beat that guy."

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Left-hander John Kilichowski, who was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 11th round out of Vanderbilt University in June, reacts to surrendering a homer on Tim Tebow's first swing in a formal game since the ex-quarterback's junior year of high school.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie says there is no tear in groin. Has already done light running. Thinks there is chance to play Monday vs. Vikings.

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Giants' playoff odds are slipping

New York has basically been an average team so far, which would be fine if the NFC East was as bad as in 2015. But it's not, leaving Big Blue's playoff odds at 34.6 percent, per Football Outsiders. Playoff odds (Insider)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets CB Darrelle Revis walked through locker room with tape on right ankle. Hurt it today in practice.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the Mets lineup for Wednesday's 7:10 p.m. ET rubber game at Marlins Park: Jose Reyes - 3B Asdrubal Cabrera - SS Yoenis Cespedes - LF Curtis Granderson - CF Jay Bruce - RF T.J. Rivera - 2B Lucas Duda - 1B Rene Rivera - C Seth Lugo - RHP

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are back in West Point for the third straight year. Carmelo Anthony says his new teammates will understand the importance of the setting in the coming days when they interact with cadets. "They'll get a better appreciation of where we're at and why we come here."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are back in West Point for the third straight year. Carmelo Anthony says his new teammates will understand the importance of the setting in the coming days when they interact with cadets. "They'll get w better appreciation of where we're at and why we come here."

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Tim Tebow reacts after homering in the first at-bat of his first game since his junior year of high school. He finished 1-for-6 against Cardinals farmhands.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah said his shoulder and knee are feeling well after his first practice with the Knicks. Noah was limited to just 29 games last season due to shoulder surgery.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks haven't learned much of Jeff Hornacek's new offense yet, but Carmelo Anthony just wants his coach to be comfortable with the system -- whatever it turns out to be. "As long as Jeff is comfortable with what he wants to do and what he wants to run, we're going to buy into that," Anthony said.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo hopes the Cavs re-sign J.R. Smith soon: "I don't even know what's going on over there with that. I just hope they don't prolong the situation. He helped them win that championship. He was a major part of that team and I hope they can get something done."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek says he likes what he's seen from Derrick Rose: "I think he's getting he's legs back. Just watching him last year when we played them, it didn't look like he was as explosive as maybe he is now," the coach said Wednesday. Rose impressed coaches during today's scrimmage.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees lineup vs the Red Sox and Clay Buchholz tonight: Gardner 7 Ellsbury 8 Sanchez 2 McCann dh Castro 4 Gregorius 6 Teixeira 3 Headley 5 Williams 9 Mitchell 1

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets KR/PR Jalin Marshall (shoulder) will be out a couple of weeks, per Todd Bowles.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Tim Tebow's day is complete in his first professional baseball game. Tebow, who homered on the first pitch he saw, finished 1-for-6 in the instructional league game. He logged five innings in left field. On his lone fielding play, Tebow cut off a grounder toward the line and held the Cardinals batter to a single.

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Outsiders: Jets' playoff odds falling fast

By Football Outsiders' measure, no QB has had a worse game than Ryan Fitzpatrick's on Sunday since at least 1989. The loss leaves the Jets with a 12.2 percent chance at the postseason, third-lowest in the AFC. Playoff odds (Insider)

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