New York Teams

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

For those wondering if Jeff Hornacek pays attention to analytics: he said today that a 'big key' for the Knicks this season is their effective field-goal percentage. Last year, New York ranked 28th in effective field goal percentage, which is a field goal percentage that adjusts for the value of 3-point shots.

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Yoenis Cespedes up, Jonathon Niese down

Expected to exercise his opt-out clause, Cespedes figures to strike it big in a weak free-agent market this offseason. Meanwhile, Niese's value is essentially gone after an all-around terrible 2016 campaign. Bowden: FA value watch (Insider)

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Is Decker's injury a serious concern? (1:05)

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Nat Berhe complained of headaches and was placed in concussion protocol. Giants really short on safeties. Only Landon Collins and Andrew Adams healthy.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's a photo from one of the Knicks' scrimmages. Several personnel combos used today, including Rose, Porzingis and Anthony on the same side.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Jennings stole the ball from Derrick Rose and Maurice Ndour had a putback at the other to seal Jennings' team's win in a scrimmage.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (groin) and Eli Apple (hamstring) did work on side with trainers. Nat Berhe (n/a), Marshall Newhouse (calf) and Darian Thompson were not at practice. Giants really short on safeties. RB Rashad Jennings tried working with what appeared to be a wrap instead of a cast.

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The rarity of Familia's 50-save season

Jeurys Familia is the fourth pitcher with at least 50 saves in a campaign within his first five MLB seasons, per the Elias Sports Bureau. The others:

  • Bobby Thigpen - 57 saves for White Sox in 1990 (fifth season)
  • Eric Gagne - 52 for Dodgers in 2002 (fourth season)
  • Craig Kimbrel - 50 for Braves in 2013 (fifth season)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Early look-in at Jets practice: WR Eric Decker (shoulder) is not practicing for the second straight day. CB Darrelle Revis (ankle), who sat out yesterday, looks like he'll practice. Obviously, WR/KR Jalin Marshall (shoulder) is out. New WR/KR Jeremy Ross is on the field, as is new TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins.

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Orioles' win keeps Tigers, Mariners at bay

Detroit and Seattle both won on Wednesday, meaning Baltimore needed to win to keep hold on the second wild card. The O's did just that, coming back against the Blue Jays in the ninth. The Yankees and Astros are still technically in the hunt, but their odds are less than 1 percent a game away from elimination.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Eric Decker (shoulder) is not practicing. He's at the field, but he didn't even participate in stretching.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets have placed rookie DL Lawrence Thomas (torn labrum) on IR. Tough break for promising player.

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Is Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. a distraction?

Odell Beckham Jr.'s sideline antics in the fourth quarter could amount to a distraction, but Giants teammates don't seem overly concerned.

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Yankees are still alive, technically

After Wednesday's walk-off win, the Yanks just need to go 4-0 while the Orioles go 0-4 and the other wild-card contenders all falter as well in order to make the postseason. So you're saying there's a chance? What we learned Wednesday

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets are re-signing WR/PR Jeremy Ross, source confirmed. Replaces Jalin Marshall (torn labrum). CBS first reported.

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Mets pull away in wild-card standings

The Mets' magic number is down to two after they beat the Marlins on Wednesday while the Giants and Cardinals both lost. San Francisco and St. Louis will finish series against Colorado and Cincinnati, respectively, on Thursday.

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Teixiera ends things in grand fashion

Mark Teixiera's walk-off grand slam against the Red Sox on Wednesday helped the Yankees stave off postseason elimination. The clutch blast traveled 409 feet, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.


David Ortiz's first Yankee Stadium HR

On September 1, 2000, David Ortiz hits his first career home run at Yankee Stadium for the Twins off Yankees pitcher Orlando Hernandez.

1927 Yankees diary

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