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A rookie linebacker could have a major impact on the Giants defense in 2022

The New York Giants rebuilt their defense this offseason. They hired a new defensive coordinator in Wink Martindale and drastically altered their defensive personnel. The departure of many staters and the addition of new talents will lead to many position battles and opportunities for young players to make an impact. Rookie linebacker Micah McFadden is one of those young players that could have a major impact on the Giants’ defense in 2022.

Yankees stole spark plug from Texas Rangers: ‘he got shafted, pretty much, in Texas’

Offensively, the position has been a complete liability in the strikeout category. Treviño is offering the team a player we can get on base but also has underrated power. Treviño never really got the right opportunities to feature his qualities in Texas, playing a maximum of 89 games last season. He hit .239 with a 26.7% on base rate, but all Treviño needed was a bit of loyalty and commitment from his manager.

Yankees Injury Update: Great news as Aroldis Chapman clears first rehab hurdle

The New York Yankees have been facing a bit of adversity in the bullpen the past few weeks, but they are preparing to get back one of their best options in Aroldis Chapman. Chapman started a rehab assignment with Double-A Somerset on Friday, taking a big step forward in his return from Achilles tendinitis. The future Hall of Fame closer had a tumultuous May, posting a 9.53 ERA after allowing just two hits over 8.1 innings in April.

Knicks head into free agency trying to correct last summer’s mistakes

Kemba Walker’s ill-fated New York homecoming officially ended Thursday night at the NBA Draft as the Knicks dumped him to Detroit. It cost the Knicks an 18-year-old prospect who may become a future All-Star center in their buyer’s remorse. But even as they continually preach patience, they do not have the luxury of time to work on a project like Duren. They already have Mitchell Robinson, who is more of a sure thing at this point when they are chasing a playoff berth in a crowded Eastern Conference.

New York Jets: DE Micheal Clemons signs rookie contract

This afternoon, it was announced that the New York Jets signed rookie fourth-round pick, defensive end Micheal Clemons. According to ESPN’s Rich Cimini, the contract is worth $4.4 million with a signing bonus of $896K. As is the case with rookie deals, Clemons is under contract with the Jets for the next four years through 2025.

Jets News: 2022 training camp report dates released

The report dates for 2022 New York Jets training camp were just recently announced by the NFL. The report date for all of the Jets rookies is Tuesday, July 19th. One week later, on Tuesday, July 26th, all of the Jets veterans will report to training camp. As usual, Jets training camp will be held at the team’s facility in Florham Park, New Jersey, at The Atlantic Health Jets Training Center.

UFC Vegas 57 Preview: Neil Magny – Shavkat Rakhmonov

Tomorrow night in the co-main event of UFC Vegas 57, one of the best prospects in the promotion will face is stiffest test. Undefeated sensation Shavkat Rakhmonov (15-0) will take on 27-fight UFC veteran Neil Magny (26-8). Rakhmonov is the former M-1 welterweight champion. He made his UFC debut back...

One player the Yankees need to move at the trade deadline

The New York Yankees are coming off an incredible 9th inning comeback win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night, resulting in their 52nd win of the season. However, with the trade deadline quickly approaching, the Yankees have a few moves they can make to improve the roster. Right off the bat, outfielder Joey Gallo must be replaced. Even Aaron Hicks is turning things around, launching a clutch three-run blast to draw the Yankees and Astros even in the bottom of the 9th. This month, Hicks is hitting .300 with a 39% on-base rate, two homers, and 11 RBIs.

Yankees walk it off in style after electric 9th inning to beat Astros

Start spreading the booooos, but not for the New York Yankees, the Houston Astros, who blew a three-run lead in the bottom of the 9th inning. Houston entered the game with 43 wins on the season, eight games behind the New York Yankees. The game started off with electric firepower on both ends, with Houston launching a three-run blast courtesy of Alex Bregman in the top of the 1st inning, but Giancarlo answered shortly after in the bottom of the 1st, driving in DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge. The game was tied at three apiece until Yordan Álvarez stepped up to the plate in the top of the 3rd, launching a three-run blast to right field, driving in José Altuve and Bregman.

Knicks trade out of lottery for multiple first round picks

After failing to move up for Jaden Ivey, the New York Knicks traded out of the lottery and loaded up their draft capital for that big star trade down the road. The Knicks selected Ousmane Dieng of New Zealand amid boos from their fans hoping for Ivey. A few minutes later, Dieng was announced to be going to Oklahoma City Thunder for multiple first-round picks, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.