Gregg Williams to be defensive coordinator for New York Jets

The New York Jets are finalizing a contract with former Cleveland Browns interim coach Gregg Williams to be their defensive coordinator, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday. Williams becomes the first big hire for new head coach Adam Gase, who was formally introduced on Monday. The Jets targeted Williams at the start of their head-coaching search but Gase was on board with the hiring, Schefter reported. Williams, 60, became available when he wasn’t re-hired by the Browns, despite a 5-3 record after replacing Hue Jackson at midseason. Jets…

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50 years later, Joe Namath & Co. still relish win that changed it all – New York Jets Blog

The man who made a career of delivering the ball to Joe Namath still prides himself on the center-quarterback exchange. Just like old times, John Schmitt is the initiator, especially when the calendar says Jan. 12. Instead of snapping, he’s yapping. “Every year, I always call Joe and say, ‘Hey, remember this day?’” the old center said with a laugh that shook his entire body. He’s referring to Jan. 12, 1969, and, yes, Namath remembers. On that day in Miami’s Orange Bowl, the AFL champion New York Jets — mocked…

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New York Mets, Jacob deGrom agree to $17 million, 1-year contract

NEW YORK — NL Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets agreed to a $17 million, one-year contract, a record raise for an arbitration-eligible player from his $7.4 million salary. The deal was agreed to Friday before the pitcher and team were to exchange proposed salaries in arbitration. It also set a mark for a pitcher eligible for arbitration for the third time. Boston’s Mookie Betts, the AL MVP in 2018, will make $20 million next season, which sets a new arbitration-settlement standard for players with…

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DJ LeMahieu reaches deal with New York Yankees

DJ LeMahieu has reached an agreement with the New York Yankees on a two-year, $24 million deal, league sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan. LeMahieu will join the Yankees after seven impressive seasons with the Colorado Rockies that included two All-Star selections, three Gold Glove Awards and the 2016 National League batting title. The 30-year-old ranked as one of the best defensive players in the National League in 2018 and led all major leaguers — at any position — in defensive regression analysis. Offensively, 6-foot-4 LeMahieu is known as a slap…

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Jed Lowrie agrees to two-year, $20M deal with New York Mets

6:19 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” The New York Mets have reached a two-year, $20 million deal with free-agent infielder Jed Lowrie, league sources told ESPN on Thursday, adding a versatile veteran to an overhauled team that hopes to compete in the loaded National League East this season. The 34-year-old Lowrie is coming off the best year of his career, setting highs with 23 home runs, 99 RBIs and 78 walks as the…

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QB Sam Darnold convinced New York Jets made right coaching hire with Adam Gase

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold, who spoke directly to multiple candidates during the team’s head-coaching search, is convinced the Jets hired the right man in Adam Gase. “It was a tough decision, but I think Gase and the things he’s able to do, the way he’s able to lead, I think is the best thing for our team,” Darnold said Thursday in a phone interview with ESPN. The Jets couldn’t beat him, so they hired him — and they’ll bank on Adam Gase getting his mojo back after a…

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Pristine Long Island Golf Club’s Future In Doubt Following Judge’s Ruling On Development « CBS New York

WOODMERE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A court decision to finally resolve what will happen to a South Shore country club that has polarized a Long Island community was rendered Thursday. As CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported, the ruling should jump-start a stalled solution. Homeowners in the hamlet of Woodmere passionate about preserving their century-old golf course were dismayed to learn of a judge’s ruling that lifted the moratorium on developing its 120 pristine acres. “We’re all really stunned because, as you can see, it’s beautiful, and it’s just amazing to look at.…

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Jets gamble future on Adam Gase’s ability to recapture his McVay-ness – New York Jets Blog

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets joined the new craze in the NFL, hiring their version of Sean McVay. Actually, their new coach is an older, dented version of the Los Angeles Rams‘ so-called genius. Say hello to Adam Gase, who was McVay before McVay. In 2016, Gase was a 36-year-old offensive whiz kid who, in his first season as an NFL head coach, led the Miami Dolphins to their first playoff appearance in eight years. Now he’s a recycled coach, coming off two losing seasons and fighting…

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New York Mets, Travis d’Arnaud agree to $3.5 million deal

NEW YORK — Catcher Travis d’Arnaud got a $40,000 raise from the New York Mets to $3,515,000 despite missing nearly all of last season following Tommy John surgery. D’Arnaud, who turns 30 on Feb. 10, has been on the disabled list in five straight seasons as injuries limited him to 366 major league games, an average of 73 per season. He was 3-for-15 (.200) with one homer and three RBIs in four games last year before feeling tightness in his right elbow during pregame drills in Miami. He was sent…

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New York Mets, Hector Santiago agree to minor league contract

NEW YORK — Left-hander Hector Santiago has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets. Santiago would get a $2 million salary in the major leagues if added to the 40-man roster as part of the deal announced Tuesday. He would be able to earn $400,000 in performance bonuses: $100,000 each for five, 10, 20 and 25 starts. The 31-year-old had a 4.50 ERA and two saves in 42 relief appearances and seven starts last year for the Chicago White Sox. He struck out 103 in 102…

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