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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Sam Darnold ended his preseason on a positive note, tossing a 2-yard TD on his fifth and final possession of the night. For the most part, it was a sloppy night, as the Jets struggled against the Saints' starters. The TD drive, which covered 65 yards, came against the Saints' backups. The big play was a 41-yard pass to Robby Anderson. Darnold finished 8-for-13, 97 yards, 1 TD. His final preseason numbers: 17-for-25, 211 yards, 0 INTs — a 120.6 passer rating.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, on what today showed him about a potential World Series matchup: "There's a lot of talent all over the field. Some veterans that can play the game the right way, and some young players that are gonna be the future of this game. It's a lot of talent. Two great, iconic, storied franchises. You can feel the emotion, the energy, from both dugouts, as well as the stadium."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

In an aside with Kenley Jansen, I read him Gleyber Torres' comments on his run not scoring. Torres: “I didn't see an umpire call time. I'm a little bit surprised I had to come back to third base. I don't know what's wrong with the umpires today.” Jansen's reaction: “Once I saw Muncy went down, I called time out right away. The home plate umpire gave me time. I didn't see when Torres took off. But I am not going to criticize the umpires. If things are not going my way, I am not going to criticize them, and if things go my way, it is what it is. They're doing their best out there.”

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Ultimately, the ninth-inning tying run was kept from scoring because Kenley Jansen put his arms up to signal timeout. Umpires ruled that he did it before the runner started; the Yankees disagreed. "He got hit pretty hard," Jansen said of Max Muncy, "and that's what you have to do for a teammate."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers 2B Max Muncy laughed and said he pulled something of a "soccer" move so the umpires could call timeout and prevent the runner from scoring in the ninth. "He still got me good, it still hurt, so it wasn't entirely fake. But there might have been a little acting class in there."

Jansen's clutch pitching sends Yankees packing (0:28)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Dave Roberts on the Brett Gardner slide: "It was a good baseball play."

Judge's homer ties MLB record (0:20)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Are the Jets interested in Jadeveon Clowney? Because of tampering rules, GM Joe Douglas couldn't answer a direct question about the Texans' star. But, asked if he'd trade significant draft capital for a player, he said, "We're in the business of making this roster better. If the right opportunity presented itself, I certainly wouldn't shut it down." A trade is worth considering, especially with the losses at linebacker.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Through 5, the Dodgers have a two-run homer from Justin Turner, his 23rd this season, but nothing else. The Yankees have only a solo homer by Aaron Judge. CC Sabathia and Tony Gonsolin are each out of the game.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets C Ryan Kalil is a late scratch from tonight's game, which certainly raises questions. Explaining the decision, GM Joe Douglas said they decided that four practices wasn't enough for Kalil to get ready for his debut. He said Kalil was involved in the decision. They certainly don't want to compromise QB Sam Darnold if they feel Kalil isn't ready for a game. Kalil, 35, came out of retirement on Aug. 1. The transition is taking a while.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Judge hits a monster shot to dead center for his 98th career HR. It's the 58th home run for the Yankees this month of August, tying the Major League record, done twice, by Baltimore in May 1987 (28G) and Seattle in May 1999 (27G).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Boone went to see the USC Football team this morning and talked to them about the special opportunity they have to be there and about how special USC is for him. Boone also sat in a few meetings ahead of practice, which he couldn't attend since it started at 11am PT.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Top storylines for Jets-Saints tonight: 1.) Sam Darnold & Co. are slated to play the first half and maybe a series in the third quarter. 2.) C Ryan Kalil will make his Jets debut. He will play about a quarter before yielding to Jonotthan Harrison. 3.) FS Marcus Maye, coming off shoulder surgery, will make his first preseason appearance. 4.) Saints QB Drew Brees and star wideout Michael Thomas are expected to play — a formidable challenge for the Jets' no-name corners. 5.) K Taylor Bertolet gets another shot after a couple of hiccups last week.

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