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Which NFL team has improved most this offseason? (1:59)

BBTN: Acuna's Effort, Sale's Injury, Cap Talk

Buster talks to Tim Kurkjian about Brian Snitker's decision to pull Ronald Acuna Jr., the severity of Chris Sale's elbow injury and the Yankees' ongoing feud with umpires (14:36). Plus, a quick interview with Anthony Rizzo (35:00) and "Cap Talk" with Todd Radom (38:02).

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Jets' Gase blames self for Williamson's torn ACL

Jets coach Adam Gase blames himself for playing Avery Williamson late into the second quarter of Thursday's preseason game. After Williamson suffered a season-ending injury, Gase decided running back Le'Veon Bell won't play in the preseason.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

C Ryan Kalil, who signed Aug. 1, made his practice debut Sunday night before a few thousand fans at MetLife Stadium. Kalil, who worked with the starters, had a couple of bad shotgun snaps. Kalil admitted he's not in football shape and still has a lot to learn about the terminology.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets injury update: S Marcus Maye (shoulder) practiced fully for the first time and is "trending" toward making his preseason debut on Saturday, per Adam Gase. LG Kelechi Osemele (pec) and RG Brian Winters (shoulder) will sit out this week. RT Brandon Shell (knee) is not seriously injured. He should return soon. CB Trumaine Johnson (hamstring) is targeting Week 1. Not an injury, but RB Le'Veon Bell won't play in the preseason, Gase announced.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach Adam Gase expressed regret for the Avery Williamson injury, saying, "It's on me." Give him credit for owning it, but also know this: In a situation like this, a coach is mindful of the locker-room temperature. You can bet some players were questioning why Williamson, a popular player, was the only starter in the game so late in the first half. Clearly, Gase wanted to take the bullet. And he did.

LeMahieu and Urshela crucial to Yankees' great season (1:21)

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

No yellow jersey for Sterling Shepard (fractured thumb) on Sunday. It's the next step in his healing process. Just about a lock to be ready for Week 1 vs Cowboys. "We believe so, yeah," coach Pat Shurmur told reporters. "Absolutely."

Alonso sets rookie record with 40th homer (0:29)
Conforto hits tape-measure home run (0:19)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Pete Alonso smashes his 40th home run -- a new National League record for rookies, breaking Cody Bellinger's mark set in 2017. Next up: Mark McGwire's 49 from 1987 and then Aaron Judge's record of 52, also set in 2017. He's also one away from tying the Mets' franchise record of 41, shared by Todd Hundley and Carlos Beltran.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

LB Albert McClellan is a depth signing for the Jets. His forte is special teams. In seven games for the Patriots in 2018, he played only eight defensive snaps but had 123 on special teams. In the postseason, he had the sixth-most special teams snaps (55) on the team. The Ravens, his team from 2011 to 2018, used him the same way last season before cutting him — a heavy emphasis on "teams." Don't expect him to be an immediate replacement for LB Avery Williamson in the lineup; he hasn't played since the Super Bowl and will need time to get in shape and get acclimated. He was a defensive regular in 2016, but he wasn't the same after ACL surgery in 2017. GM Joe Douglas overlapped with McClellan in Baltimore. There's the connection.

1927 Yankees diary

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