How the Jets really feel about OC Morton after Week 1 clunker

Before we pull out the shovels, dig a ditch and craft our eulogies for the 2017 Jets offense, consider that new play-caller John Morton isn’t exactly dealing with ideal working conditions. Sure, nothing is perfect in the NFL. Nobody’s going to shed a tear for the first-time offensive coordinator, but the inherent challenges might be too much to ultimately overcome. ...

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Jaime Garcia appears upset with Joe Girardi after getting pulled

Jaime Garcia got an early hook — and he wasn’t happy about it. Garcia admitted he was upset with Joe Girardi after the Yankees manager pulled his nine-year veteran lefty with two outs in the fifth inning of Wednesday’s 3-2 victory over the Rays at Citi Field. “I don’t think I’ve ever been pleased when a manager takes me out,” ...

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Yankees bullpen staggers, but ultimately hangs on for 3-2 victory

The Yankees managed to score in only the second inning, but the Bombers’ early three-run burst was just enough to beat the Rays, 3-2, Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field. Jaime Garcia was unable to pick up the win, but held the Rays in check before allowing the bullpen to do the rest. Garcia, who has yet to win a game ...

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Yankees Insider: Girardi hopes Bird can return to lineup Friday

Greg Bird missed his third straight game Wednesday. Bird, who has been sidelined since Monday with back spasms, had hoped to play in Wednesday’s afternoon game against the Rays at Citi Field. Joe Girardi said he decided to take a cautionary approach and leave Bird out of the lineup. “I was under the thought it would be a couple days,” ...

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Eli Manning isn’t counting on Odell Beckham Jr. being healthy

Odell Beckham Jr. walked through the locker room with pep in his step on Wednesday, but until the Giants hit the practice field on Thursday there won’t be any sign of whether he’ll play in Monday night’s home opener against the Detroit Lions in Week 2. Eli Manning said as much when he admitted he hadn’t expected Beckham to play ...

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Todd Bowles still hasn’t settled on who Jets’ backup QB will be

Todd Bowles might have settled on a backup quarterback, but he isn’t revealing that information to the public. For the second straight week, Bowles is refusing to name a No. 2 signal-caller. The Jets face the Raiders in Oakland on Sunday. Christian Hackenberg served as the backup in the Jets’ season-opening loss to the Bills, but a source told the ...

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Banner hung at Fenway Park: ‘Racism is as American as baseball'

Racism has once again become a topic of discussion at Fenway Park. Fans at Wednesday’s Red Sox-Athletics game in Boston decided to unfurl a controversial banner that read “Racism is as American as baseball,” prompting the umpires to ask security to remove the fans and their banner, according to multiple reports. It wasn’t clear exactly what message the fans were ...

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Why Mets should consider picking up Asdrubal Cabrera's option

CHICAGO — Asdrubal Cabrera has been making his case. The Mets veteran infielder who demanded to be traded when he was moved off of shortstop in June, is looking to prove he is a viable infielder for next season. He’s been steady at third base, pretty good at second base and his bat of late is speaking volumes. Cabrera was ...

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Mighty Quinn: September 14

“Let’s Walk, Let’s Talk. Stepping Together to Prevent Suicide on Sunday, Long Beach Boardwalk, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. “This year marked the 24th anniversary of my brother’s passing at the young age of 23, an anniversary I am now left to acknowledge on my own. I will be walking in memory of and to honor my brother Daniel Casey ...

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Jay Bruce: Trade to Indians saved me from ‘least fun’ Mets

Jay Bruce is much happier now that he’s not on the Mets. On Aug. 1, Bruce seemed resigned to making the best of a bad situation. The outfielder who the Mets had shopped around for basically nine months watched the non-waiver trade deadline go by and no teams had made a deal for him. He’d thought he’d be on a ...

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