New York Teams

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks rookie Kevin Knox, speaking at an event for Subway, on the possibility of the team making the playoffs this season: “Oh yeah. I feel like that 8th seed is kind of still up in the air in the East. You've got a lot of good teams in the East that are playoff teams. But that eighth seed can really be up in the air,” Knox said in an interview with ESPN on Thursday at an event to promote new Subway sandwiches. “You're going to have to win some games in order to get it but I feel like that's something we can do with LeBron (James) leaving (for the Los Angeles Lakers). So I feel that that's opened up more room for teams to make that playoff push. I feel like we can be one of the teams that makes that push for the playoffs, especially with the young guys that we have and new coaching staff with (David) Fizdale. I feel like we can really make a push for that eighth seed.”

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

James Bettcher used Patrick Peterson to shadow top receivers in Arizona. Expecting the same here with Janoris Jenkins and the Giants. Jenkins will likely follow Texans star WR DeAndre Hopkins. That would leave BW Webb on Will Fuller on the other side with Eli Apple (groin) likely out.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Projecting the Jets' inactive players for tonight's game: S Marcus Maye, TE Neal Sterling, LB Josh Martin, CB Derrick Jones, DT Folorunso Fatukasi, G Dakota Dozier and CB Juston Burris. Analysis: Burris was a healthy scratch last week. If it happens two weeks in a row, he'll be on the endangered list. With Sterling (concussion), they're down to three tight ends/fullbacks.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Mills, speaking generally about trading draft picks for players entering free agency: "We're committed to following the plan and not just shifting, pivoting, because we see something that is attractive and might fast track something. I've seen that happen and go wrong too many times."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

‪Asked about the Knicks saving $10 million in 2019 cap space by waiting until next summer to sign Kristaps Porzingis to an extension, Scott Perry declines to get into specifics of talks w/Porzingis' camp. Steve Mills says the Knicks will make sure Porzingis always knows he's a franchise cornerstone.‬

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks president Steve Mills, when asked indirectly about trading for Jimmy Butler, reiterates that the club won't skip steps in developing the roster. So the Knicks remain unlikely to trade major assets for a player they feel they can sign in free agency.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks GM Scott Perry declines to talk in detail about Kristaps Porzingis' extension but says Porzingis is a a very important part of NYK's future. Porzingis is eligible for a 5-year $157 million extension.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks GM Scott Perry says he hopes to come to a resolution that works for both Joakim Noah and the Knicks prior to training camp. Says he's in touch regularly with Noah's representatives.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

‪Knicks president Steve Mills says Kristaps Porzingis was at the team practice facility yesterday, along with more than a dozen other Knicks who were working out. ‬

BBTN: Dodgers Surge, Red Sox Stumble, Shulman, Numbers Game

Buster talks to Keith Law about the Dodgers coming together at the right time, the level of concern over Boston's stumble & more (:33). Plus, a conversation with the great Dan Shulman (23:32), Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (35:23) and Josh acts out the dialogue of the guys who found the Red Sox's AL East championship banner (15:26).

William Weinbaum ESPN 

A girl soon to turn 2 was struck in the head 9/20/17 by a foul liner at Yankee Stadium, had skull fractures & brain bleeds and was in the ICU with a feeding tube & seizure monitors. Exactly a year later, her father Geoff Jacobson told ESPN: "Progress has continued. While some things will be monitored for years to come, my daughter gets to go about her days like your average toddler. It's been a long and stressful year, but my wife and I got to hug our daughter tight this morning, so it's hard to feel anything less than blessed." Unlike the minors & colleges, all 30 MLB parks now have safety netting to at least the far ends of both dugouts. "I'm not quite sure how the events of a year ago didn't inspire ballparks at all levels to extend netting and evaluate safety," Jacobson said. "It was our hope that my daughter would be the last of these injuries, but sadly, stadiums across America continue to roll the dice."

The Giants And Seahawks Lay Eggs In Week 2

Doug Kezirian looks ahead to Week 3 with John Murray of the Westgate. They discuss some unusual spreads, such as the Browns as favorites (6:40) and the Bills as 17-point underdogs (14:38). Plus, both try to bounce back in "Baby Bankroll Bonanza"(40:00).

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Before greeting grandparents, parents, siblings and friends in the tunnel after Wednesday's game, Justus Sheffield admitted he was still trying to calm his nerves. He's still excited about his MLB debut. He even heard the Bleacher Creatures chant his name in the middle of his ninth inning. "That's how you know I wasn't really locked in," he joked. At points, he was so nervous he thought his hand was shaking and he was balking. As for the long Mookie Betts foul ball, he's known Betts (who gave him a head nod before the AB) a while. He definitely didn't want to give up a homer to him in his debut.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Voit on this series with Boston: "We don't want them to clinch here. They're our rival, and we're going to try to do everything we can. We've been cold as a team, and we haven't been our New York Yankees ... (With improving health) it's scary how good this team's going to be, and we're looking to do some damage when we get to the playoffs." Added Luis Severino: "It doesn't matter what the score says. They're going to win 100-something games, we're going to be behind them. We're going to grind until the end. Every game from here out, we're going to fight until the end."

Voit tees off for 2 homers off Price (1:03)

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Sept. 20 in MLB history: 6 no-hitters (Larry Corcoran 1882, Nixey Callahan 1902, Nick Maddox 1907, Frank Smith 1908, Hoyt Wilhelm 1958, Bob Moose 1969), Grover Cleveland Alexander's 300th win (1924), Mickey Mantle's 536th & last HR (1968), Mickey Morandini's unassisted triple play (1992) & the end of Cal Ripken's 2632-game iron man streak (1998).

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