New York Teams

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Without including Kristaps Porzingis, the Knicks would have been hard pressed (to say the least) to come up with a package like Boston's for Kyrie‬ Irving. Irving had been telling friends that he was open to playing in New York.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees' Gary Sanchez's first inning two-run shot was the second longest in baseball this year, according to StatCast. Sanchez' shot went 493-feet. Aaron Judge hit one earlier in the season that was estimated at 495-feet.

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OBJ, Marshall injuries big concern for Giants (1:13)
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Forte speaks about returning to the field (0:24)
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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets RB Matt Forte, who returned after missing three weeks of practice with a pulled hamstring, explains the importance of getting preseason action. He hopes to play Saturday and says there's "no doubt" he will be ready for Week 1. His son, Matt, has a reporter's tape recorder as he listens to dad.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Like all MLB teams, the Yankees will wear alternative jerseys this weekend, meaning they will have names on their backs and no pinstripes. Commissioner Rob Manfred, who grew up a Yankee fan, said, "Modern civilization is going to probably survive."

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Two weeks after ripping former Jets teammate Brandon Marshall, Sheldon Richardson was a man of few words today when asked about facing Marshall on Saturday in the annual Jets-Giants game. No doubt, he was instructed to avoid commenting on Marshall, who has a shoulder injury.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets injury update: RB Matt Forte (hamstring) participated in team drills for the first time since July 31, albeit on a limited basis. He said he hopes to play Saturday and he's confident he'll be ready for Week 1. This isn't as severe as last summer's hamstring injury, which he said involved a tear and required an injection. CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder), TE Jordan Leggett (foot) and LB Darron Lee (illness) sat out, but the injuries aren't believed to be serious. DL Anthony Johnson (stinger) also didn't practice.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

If you arrived from outer space and landed at today's Jets practice, you'd draw this conclusion about their quarterback situation: They have no clue as to who will start. Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty split the first-team reps, with presumptive starter Josh McCown barely getting on the field. This looks like a Hackenberg vs. Petty day. Enough experimenting; it's time to settle on a lineup.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Some developments at Jets camp: RB Matt Forte (hamstring) is taking part in team drills for the first time since July 31. Mind you, this isn't a live practice; it's game plan-related so far. Also, all three quarterbacks have taken reps with the first-team offense. Notably not practicing: CB Morris Claiborne (undisclosed reason).

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Forte takes reps in return to practice (0:12)
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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets RB Matt Forte, who hasn't participated in team drills since July 31 because of a pulled hamstring, is running routes in positional drills. The sense I get is that he'll be ready for Week 1.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Masahiro Tanaka is not only trying to help pitch the Yankees into the playoffs, he is trying to make his opt-out decision difficult. Tanaka will start tonight after the Yankees took him off the DL following his recovery from inflammation in his right shoulder. At the end of the season, he can opt out of the final three years and $68 million of his contract. Right now, it is hard to see him doing that with an 8-10 record and a 4.92 ERA.

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Max: Starters should never play in preseason games (0:50)
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Giants still safe in NFC East? (1:47)
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Liberty, Unity! (0:55)

Michael Collins ESPN Senior Writer 

In just a little while, Rory McIlroy is gonna make more contact with a ball than Aaron Judge has in a while! That's not really fair. McIlroy will be hitting a golf balls along with a patient from St. Jude Children's Hospital at multiple targets from the 200 level at Yankee Stadium onto the field.

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Should Giants risk OBJ in preseason? (0:58)

1927 Yankees diary

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