Wide receiver Eric Decker #87 of the New York Jets makes a catch as free safety Chris Conte #47 of the Chicago Bears defends during a game at MetLife Stadium on September 22, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Jets Wide Receiver Eric Decker ‘Planning’ To Play Vs. Lions

Eric Decker is ready to play again. The New York Jets’ wide receiver hopes his ailing right hamstring allows him to.


Rutgers running back Paul James (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Paul James, Rutgers’ Top Rusher, Done For Season With Torn ACL

Coach Kyle Flood announced on Sunday that James tore the ACL in his right knee when he took a Navy player’s helmet to his knee.


Martin Prado (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Martin Prado Has Appendectomy, Will Miss Rest Of Season

Prado has been a solid performer for the Yankees, posting a .316 batting average with seven homers and 16 RBIs in 37 games since being obtained from Arizona on July 31.


Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees warms up in the bullpen before pitching in a simulated game on September 15, 2014 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Tanaka Throws 5 Scoreless Frames, Could Rejoin Rotation This Weekend

Masahiro Tanaka pitched five scoreless innings against minor leaguers in an instructional-league simulated game Monday, perhaps the final step before the injured Japanese pitcher rejoins the Yankees.


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Giants Punter Steve Weatherford Expects To Play In Home Opener Against Cards

Torn ligaments in his left ankle seemingly aren’t going to prevent Steve Weatherford from punting for the New York Giants.


Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Tanaka Could Return To Yankees’ Rotation After 1 More Simulated Game

“If he pitched in a big-league game or two and felt good, you wouldn’t do surgery on a guy that felt good,” Girardi said. “That’s the bottom line.”


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David Wright Left With ‘Sour Taste’ After Shoulder Injury Ends Season

General manager Sandy Alderson, though, defended Wright’s performance in a down year: “David did what captains do. He persevered, he gutted it out.”


Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Tanaka To Throw Bullpen Session Saturday; Is A Game Next?

The Yankees plan to have Masahiro Tanaka throw another bullpen session Saturday and say the injured star must pitch in some sort of game setting to determine whether he can avoid elbow surgery.


Head coach Rex Ryan greets Dee Milliner during the Jets’ game against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium on Dec. 1, 2013. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Jets’ Rex: Dee Milliner’s Status ‘A Concern’ As Opener Nears

If it were up to Milliner, he would be manning his usual spot in the Jets’ secondary in the season opener. His left ankle, though, might keep him on the sideline.


Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees looks on from the dugout before a game against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium on August 23, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Ace Masahiro Tanaka To Throw Bullpen Session This Week

Masahiro Tanaka plans to throw a bullpen this week, the next step for the injured New York Yankees ace as he tries to overcome a recent setback.


Daniel Murphy (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Mets Place Daniel Murphy On DL, Call Up Prospect Dilson Herrera

The New York Mets have put second baseman Daniel Murphy on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right calf and promoted infielder Dilson Herrera from Double-A.


Geoff Schwartz #74 of the New York Giants is carted off the field during the second quarter of a preseason game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on August 22, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Giants Confirm Geoff Schwartz Has Dislocated Right Toe; Guard Out Indefinitely

New York Giants left guard Geoff Schwartz has a dislocated right big toe and will be in a walking boot for a week to 10 days.


David Wright #5 of the New York Mets tosses his bat after striking out to end the top of the seventh inning with the tying run on third base against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on August 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Palladino: David Wright’s Nightmarish Season Continues

Nobody is ever going to blame yet another lost season on Wright alone, but there is no denying he’s had some major problems throughout this 61-70 catastrophe. And now he’s hurt again.


Geoff Schwartz #74 of the New York Giants is carted off the field during the second quarter of a preseason game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on August 22, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Geoff Schwartz’s Foot Injury Has Giants’ O-Line In Flux

With two weeks to go until the season opener at Detroit on Sept. 8, the unit is undergoing a major change in the wake of guard Geoff Schwartz’s foot injury.


Wide Receiver Shaq Evans #81 of the New York Jets runs after making a catch during the first day of rookie minicamp on May 16, 2014 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Jets Place Rookie WR Shaquelle Evans On Season-Ending IR

The New York Jets have placed rookie wide receiver Shaquelle Evans on season-ending injured reserve after he underwent shoulder surgery Tuesday.