EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Before the New York Giants even arrived at MetLife Stadium on Saturday night, they knew. Their Week 1 opponent, the Dallas Cowboys, had lost their starting quarterback for an extended period of time.
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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.
A big strikeout game, the return of Gary Carter and a World Series preview made for an eventful week.
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.
With the most important week of the preseason complete, we salute the play of Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater but aren't buying in on the Jaguars yet.
Yankees can't find the brooms yet again
With Sunday's loss to the Orioles, the Yankees are now 0-7 this season when going for a sweep in the finale of a three-game series, ESPN Stats & Info notes. They've been outscored 43-7 in those seven games.
It's possible the Jets will go with quantity over quality behind Ryan Fitzpatrick. Elsewhere, there's a good competition on for the last WR spots.
Andre Williams appears to have secured a spot, as the Giants are likely to keep five running backs. Victor Cruz figures to be one of six receivers.
The Mets have decided to skip Jacob deGrom one turn. It may be a sensible decision. It also could end up haunting the organization.
Tony Romo's back and Benjamin Watson's torn Achilles lead our NFL Week 3 preseason injury report.
Checking in on the New York Mets' minor league affiliates.
Jose Fernandez has fared much worse on the road this season, but in three starts against the Mets he is 2-0 with a 1.42 ERA.
Jets linebacker David Harris underwent an MRI on his injured right shoulder Sunday and is expected to be ready for the season opener against the Bengals, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Despite rattling off six wins in seven games, the Mets' 5-1 loss to Philadelphia renewed concerns about the team's health for the rest of the season.
Flores proves looks can deceive
Wilmer Flores, 24, has spent a third of his life as a member of the Mets' organization after the team signed him at age 16. Despite his youthful appearance, Flores played like a veteran in helping the Mets win the NL pennant last season. Baby-faced big leaguers
Placing Devin Smith on the PUP list means he isn't eligible to play for the Jets until Week 7.
The Yankees didn't gain much ground in the race for a playoff spot, but the progress of rookies Gary Sanchez and Aaron Judge is more important.
Patrick Reed picked up two victories in one day. He won The Barclays to assure himself a shot at the $10 million bonus in the FedEx Cup, and he secured a spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team.
Needing a result of third place or better at The Barclays to claim one of the eight automatic spots on the Ryder Cup roster, Rickie Fowler will hope for a call from U.S. captain Davis Love III.
Undrafted rookie placekicker Ross Martin ended his tenure with the Jets on a high note by nailing a career-long 55-yard field goal against the Giants.
A.J. Ellis got a big hit in his Philadelphia debut, breaking a seventh-inning tie with a two-run double Sunday that sent the Phillies to a 5-1 victory over the New York Mets.
Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer
The Jets released 11 players and placed WR Devin Smith (knee) on reserve/PUP list. It means he's shelved for at least six games. No surprises among the 11: K Ross Martin, G Jarvis Harrison (5th round pick, 2015), WR Kyle Williams, G Jesse Davis, C Kyle Friend, LB Deion Barnes, DT Shelby Harris, DE Helve Matungulu, RB Lache Seastrunk, RB Terry Williams, TE Jason Vander Laan. The roster stands at 78. They have to make three moves by Tuesday.
Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer
Despite making a 55-yard field goal last night, the Jets' Ross Martin is out of a job. The undrafted rookie was released today by the team, a source confirmed. It means incumbent Nick Folk has withstood another challenge. Martin should attract interest from other teams. He impressed in practice, but had a couple of hiccups in the first two games. (First reported by NJ.com.)
Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer
Steven Matz will actually pitch Thursday, not Wednesday, according to Terry Collins. That makes a ton of sense, since rosters expand Thursday and it will spare a roster move.
"The Diary of Myles Thomas" is an experiment in storytelling, a genre we're calling real-time historical fiction. Experience the Roaring Twenties through the eyes of a mediocre pitcher on the greatest baseball team of all time.