New York Teams

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Todd Bowles said he may play three QBs on Thursday -- Bryce Petty, Christian Hackenberg and perhaps Geno Smith.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The expectation is Robert Gsellman will move to the bullpen once he recovers from Sunday's start. Assuming Steven Matz starts without difficulty on Thursday, it would seem Seth Lugo would remain in the rotation to join Matz, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Bartolo Colon.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said the presumption was all three banged up position players would be ready on Monday, so that's why the Mets were comfortable demoting T.J. Rivera. Collins only learned about 10 minutes ago that Asdrubal Cabrera and Neil Walker would not be ready.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jacob deGrom will return to the rotation on Friday with four extra days of rest. Noah Syndergaard will pitch after deGrom, on Saturday against the Nationals.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Yoenis Cespedes returns to the lineup on Monday, but Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) and Neil Walker (back) remain sidelined.

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Sanchez makes AL Player of the Week history

Yankees C Gary Sanchez is the first rookie in MLB history to win consecutive Player of the Week awards. Sanchez hit .522 (12-for-23) with seven runs scored, five home runs and nine RBI over six games for the period ending Aug. 28.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Marlins lineup for Monday's 7:10 p.m. ET opener against the Mets at Citi Field:

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

T.J. Rivera has been demoted to clear the roster spot for Rafael Montero's spot start on Monday against the Marlins. Las Vegas' season ends next Monday, so at a maximum the demotion should last a week.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Asdrubal Cabrera is the National League Player of the Week. He hit .545 for the week, plus had three homers in a two-game span. Cabrera departed Sunday's game in the first inning with a recurrence of left knee discomfort. Gary Sanchez of the Yankees won the AL award.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Early look at Jets practice: David Harris (shoulder), Brandon Marshall (hip), Mo Wilkerson (leg), Jordan Jenkins (calf) among those not practicing. It's probably precautionary with Marshall and Wilkerson. Also appears that Dee Milliner, Jace Amaro and Kenbrell Thompkins won't practice. No sign of Bruce Carter. Quincy Enunwa, coming off a concussion, is wearing a red jersey.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben McAdoo says he'd "be disappointed" if any Giants players decided not to stand for anthem. He views it as an honor to those in service. McAdoo did say players have a right to freedom of speech.

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Is Christian Hackenberg already a flop?

As Football Outsiders' Aaron Schatz writes, it's a bad sign that Hackenberg is stuck at No. 4 on the Jets' depth chart. And his poor mechanics aren't closed to being fixed. Insider predictions

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Mets drop in Power Rankings

The Mets fell one spot despite taking two of three from both the Cardinals and the Phillies. Yoenis Cespedes, Neil Walker and Asdrubal Cabrera are all dealing with nagging injuries and listed as day-to-day this week, which begins with an important series against the Marlins. Power Rankings (Week 21)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets are back on the practice field to begin the final week of the preseason. They still have to make three roster moves before tomorrow's 75 deadline. The expectation is that Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg will be the quarterbacks on Thursday against the Eagles.

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Yankees hold steady in Power Rankings

It was a solid week for the Yankees, as they took two of three from both the Mariners and Orioles. The rotation is holding up its end for the time being, and Gary Sanchez has put the offense on his back with a historic start to his MLB career. Week 21 Power Rankings

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Not practicing on Monday for Giants: John Jerry, Leon Hall, BJ Goodson, Jonathan Casillas, Nikita Whitlock, Matt LaCosse, Darian Thompson, Will Johnson, Keenan Robinson, Jasper Brinkley

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants first-team WRs today were Odell Beckham and Sterling Shepard on the outside with Victor Cruz in the slot. Don't expect that to change barring injury.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Jennings shared his thoughts about the value of winning an NBA title - and performing on the league's biggest stage - in building a player's legacy when he tweeted that he'd sign up for Robert Horry's career over Reggie Miller's. "A lot of people don't think winning is important," Jennings tweeted over the weekend. This may be in reference to DeAndre Jordan saying an Olympic gold medal is "above" an NBA title." Jennings certainly brings up an interesting point in a debate that will likely continue for years to come. On the Knicks, Jennings added, "Winning a ring in NYC will be the biggest thing since the Lakers won in 00. But bigger!" New York last won a title in 1973.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In case you were wondering, Madison Square Garden CEO and Knicks owner James Dolan has no plans to sell any part of his ownership of the team. MSG president Doc O'Connor was asked on an earnings call if Dolan had any plans to sell a monitory stake in the Knicks. "We have no plans to sell minority stakes in any of our teams at this time," O'Connor said, according to a transcript provided by business site Seeking Alpha. With valuations of NBA teams at an all-time high, Dolan could probably sell a piece of the team for a high price. But, according to O'Connor, that's not under consideration.

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AL postseason race is wide open

The Indians and Rangers have firm grips on the AL Central and AL West, respectively, but the AL East and wild-card race are tightly bunched together.

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