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NHL Draft preview

The Capitals have the Stanley Cup and the other 30 NHL teams are trying to take it from them. Former NHL executive Craig Button joins Don La Greca to preview the NHL Draft.

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Jets' Anderson settles final charge from arrests

Robby Anderson pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor reckless driving charge and received six months of probation, settling the final charge remaining from two arrests that he initially had faced four felony counts.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The Yankees today placed righty reliever A.J. Cole on the 10-day DL retroactive to Wednesday with a left neck strain. To take his place, the Yankees have returned Luis Cessa (oblique) from his rehab assignment and reinstated him from the DL.

Stephen A.: Knicks have to get draft pick right (1:50)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

About 14 hours after Giancarlo Stanton walked them off to a win over the Mariners, here's the Yankees' lineup in the finale with Seattle. Clint Frazier starts it off: Frazier CF Judge RF Stanton LF Gregorius SS Torres 2B Andújar DH Bird 1B Romine C Walker 3B Severino SP

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The current Knicks regime under team president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry seemingly hasn't had to fight the same perception issues that New York dealt with during Phil Jackson's presidency. Some young players were turned off by what they'd heard about the Knicks in recent seasons; one of the top point guards in the 2017 NBA Draft was dead set against working out for New York because he didn't want to run the triangle offense, per sources. This Knicks contingent doesn't seem to be handcuffed by those same negative perceptions - at least not to the same degree as the past regime.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

It's hard to overstate just how important this draft is for the Knicks' rebuild. It's also the first draft for the executive duo of Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry. From an outside view, it seems as if Mills, Perry and the Knicks front office has done its homework for this draft. Like all NBA teams, the Knicks have either hosted – or traveled to – workouts for many potential picks. They've had representatives – assistant general manager Gerald Madkins, who overseas the scouting department, and others - at hundreds of college and international games throughout the season. This is what competent NBA teams do.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Let's assume that neither Michael Porter Jr. nor Wendell Carter Jr. is available to the Knicks when they select at 9. It could come down to Kentucky's Kevin Knox, Villanova's Mikal Bridges, Michigan State's Miles Bridges and Miami's Lonnie Walker. I've heard that Knox, Mikal Bridges and Walker all have had support within the Knicks front office in the weeks leading up to the draft. If I had to guess at the time of this post (9:30 AM on Thursday), the Knicks would go with Knox in this scenario.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Assuming the Knicks don't trade up or back, they should have plenty of players to choose from at nine. The big question, of course, is how far Michael Porter Jr. falls. If he's available at 9, the Knicks will have to think long and hard about the risk/reward of taking Porter Jr. If Wendell Carter Jr. somehow falls to 9, I'd expect the Knicks to take him even with Porter on the board given the risk involved with the Missouri star.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Depending on how things unfold over the next few weeks, Kawhi Leonard could be available in free agency in the summer of 2019 as well. Leonard's advisers view New York as a potential destination for the Spurs star. So it would make sense for the Knicks to try to draw Leonard as a free agent rather than try to trade for him; any trade for Leonard would almost certainly have to include Kristaps Porzingis heading to San Antonio.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks hope to have enough space to pursue a top free agent that summer. It's worth noting that Kyrie Irving will likely be a free agent in 2019. Irving had the Knicks on his list of trade destinations last summer. It's impossible, of course, to talk with any certainty about potential landing spots for Irving more than 12 months away from his free agency. Plenty can change between now and next July. But people around the league expect New York to remain a desired destination for Irving if he hits free agency next summer. And if Irving is interested in New York, you can be sure that the Knicks will be interested in Irving.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Per ESPN's Jonathan Givony, the Knicks are one of several teams to talk to Memphis about a trade involving its No. 4 pick. The Grizzlies have insisted that any team that acquires its pick take back Chandler Parsons, and the nearly $50 million he's owed over the next two seasons. The Knicks have told some agents that they are strongly opposed to signing any free agents to long-term contracts this summer. The idea, it appears, is to preserve cap space for 2019. So it wouldn't make sense for the Knicks to take back Parsons in a trade because his contract would clog their cap for the summer of 2019.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

If the Knicks – or any other team – wants to move up in the draft, it will cost significant assets. So it's hard to see New York executing a deal to move into the top five on Thursday night. They could include future first-round picks in a trade, but team president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry have placed a high value on those future firsts and don't seem inclined to include any in a trade.

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Stanton walk-off HR caps Yankees' comeback win

Giancarlo Stanton, who has been struggling at the plate in home games, blasted a walk-off home run to give the Yankees a major league-leading 23rd win when trailing at any point in a game this season.

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Greg Wyshynski and Arash Markazi of ESPN on the best and worst of the NHL Awards at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas.

Stanton's HR caps Yankees' comeback (1:46)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle O'Quinn has opted out of his $4.8 million contract, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowksi. If Enes Kanter picks up his $18.6 million player option, the Knicks will not have significant cap space to spend in free agency this summer. New York open to bringing O'Quinn back on a short-term contract, per sources, but the club is unlikely to offer O'Quinn a contract that would significantly compromise its cap space in 2019.

Stanton bashes 453-foot walk-off dinger (0:46)
Sanchez crushes 14th long ball of the season (0:28)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Boone on Giancarlo Stanton's 453-foot walk-off homer: "I mean, that ball was killed."

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