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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose said he didn't mean to slight Chicago when he said recently that he gets more 'love' in NY than CHI: "In Chicago, I think they just got used to seeing me.... That's no knock against them. I can't get mad at them.... All I can do is just work on my game & hope that they continue to look."

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Is it right for Yankees to honor Ortiz? (1:48)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mets officials have suggested that Steven Matz's mechanics were being closely monitored after the elbow issue was diagnosed, and he did not alter his motion and trigger a shoulder problem. Still, a link cannot be completely discounted.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Brandon Marshall presented a $100,000 check on behalf of the Jets and the NYC Department of Education to the city's Public School Athletic League. The donation will pay for the reconditioning of helmets and the formation of a new football program at a Manhattan HS. Marshall announced the launching of "Project Prevent" -- mental training for young athletes through his foundation, Project 375, and Lucid, a mental training and mindfulness app.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka could still make his final start of the year this weekend against the Orioles. Tanaka missed his last start because of slight tightness in his forearm, closer to his wrist. The Yankees' team doctor, Chris Ahmad, cleared Tanaka to play catch on Tuesday, which he did successfully. On Wednesday, Tanaka will throw long toss. Even if the Yankees are eliminated, Tanaka would like to make his final start. He currently leads the American League with a 3.07 ERA.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Timberwolves have hired Scott Roth, who tutored Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez in Europe, as a pro scout. Roth, who coached Porzingis and Hernangomez in Spain, is well know and respected overseas. He also coached 11 seasons in the NBA and on four national teams. Seems like a great add to the Timberwolves' Pro Scouting department.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Timberwolves have hired Scott Roth, who tutored Kristaps Porzingis and Willy Hernangomez in Europe, as a pro scout. Roth, who coached Porzingis and Hernangomez in Spain, is well know and respected overseas. He also coached 11 seasons in the NBA and on four national teams. Seems like a great add to the Timberwolves' Pro Scouting department.

Lineup: Yankees (80-76) vs. Red Sox (92-64)

  • 1. Brett Gardner, LF (L)
  • 2. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF (L)
  • 3. Gary Sanchez, DH (R)
  • 4. Starlin Castro, 2B (R)
  • 5. Chase Headley, 3B (S)
  • 6. Didi Gregorius, SS (L)
  • 7. Aaron Hicks, RF (S)
  • 8. Austin Romine, C (R)
  • 9. Tyler Austin, 1B (R)
  • SP: Luis Cessa, RHP

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

BREAKING: Source tells ESPN that Steven Matz imminently will have surgery to remove the bone spur in his pitching elbow. No shoulder surgery will be required, although the impingement remains an issue. The Mets have estimated a three-month recovery time for the elbow surgery. Matz has not pitched since Aug. 14.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

There are no specifics yet, but it appears Steven Matz is done for the season. We're waiting for more information on whether he will simply have the bone spur in his pitching out now, or if the shoulder impingement that recently hindered him needs to be addressed as well.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

CB Michael Hunter re-signed by Giants. He takes the roster spot of Shane Vereen, who is placed on injured reserve. Vereen remains eligible for designation to return. Hunter is needed with Eli Apple and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie struggling with injuries.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Wilmer Flores has been shut down for the next couple of days. He again tried to swing a bat Monday and felt discomfort in his right wrist. Flores originally suffered the injury in Atlanta on Sept. 10.

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Collins reflects on Monday's emotional night (0:41)
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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

A day later, Terry Collins reflects on Monday's emotional night at Marlins Park.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets are all signing the Jose Fernandez jersey that was hanging in their dugout the past two days. They plan to present it to the Marlins.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo on Jeff Hornacek: "He wants us to run, he wants us to get up and down the court, he wants to play at a faster pace. I think we have a guy like Derrick (Rose), it kind of forces you to play faster. It forces you to run." The Knicks ranked bottom 10 in pace in each of the last three seasons.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Mets lineup for Tuesday's 7:10 p.m. ET game at Marlins Park: Reyes 3B, Cabrera SS, Cespedes LF, Granderson CF, Bruce RF, TJ Rivera 2B, Duda 1B, R Rivera C, Syndergaard RHP

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