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Elder shuts out Nationals 8-0; Braves within 1 game of Mets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Elder threw a six-hit shutout for his first career complete game, and the Atlanta Braves defeated Washington 8-0 Monday night to close within one game of the first-place New York Mets in the NL East and hand the Nationals their 100th loss of the season. Matt Olson and ...

New York Liberty, WNBA players populate World Cup rosters

SYDNEY (AP) — New York has long been known as a melting pot, a city of diversity. That moniker also works for the city's WNBA franchise, the New York Liberty, which has seven players competing in the women's World Cup for five different countries. Overall, there are 27 players in Sydney who ...

Durant, Irving try to move on after Nets’ turbulent summer

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant asked to leave, though figured he wouldn't. Kyrie Irving wanted to stay, but feared he might be gone. As the chaotic Brooklyn Nets' offseason was unfolding, even the key players struggled to make sense of things. "It's awkward," Irving recalled thinking. "Very ...

Frustration shows after Bills come up short in South Beach

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Forget the excuses of the Buffalo Bills being undermanned and overheated in the South Florida humidity. If there's one moment encapsulating the frustration of Buffalo's first loss of the season, it came via a 7-second CBS video clip showing offensive coordinator Ken ...

Wilson’s return could be spark, but Jets need more solutions

NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Wilson is on his way back to leading the New York Jets' huddle. It could be this week, or maybe next week — Robert Saleh wasn't sure yet what the doctors will say. But the key thing is it's soon, and that's good news for everyone in the franchise. "I think it's going ...

Knicks looking to build with newly signed Brunson, Barrett

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — It is a new day for the New York Knicks. That was the collective message by the Knicks on Monday during media day at the team's training center. Coming off a 2020-21 season in which New York compiled a 41-31 record and qualified for the playoffs for the first time ...

Burrow leads Bengals to 1st win of season, 27-12 over Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Joe Burrow played it cool all week, urging Bengals fans to not panic. Cincinnati's quarterback then started rolling quickly and gave them something to cheer about. Burrow threw three touchdown passes and the defending AFC champions got their first victory of the ...

Dolphins halt Allen, survive ‘butt punt’ to beat Bills

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Thomas Morstead stepped into the middle of Miami's end zone, swung his powerful right leg and booted a punt. Right into the backside of blocker Trent Sherfield. Nearly the butt of a bad joke ending, the Dolphins held on for the last laugh against the reigning AFC ...

What’s in a ‘C’? NHL teams put value in having a captain

After more than three years of debate about who should be captain of the New York Rangers, they reached the Eastern Conference final and got within six wins of the Stanley Cup without one. Players never discussed who would have hoisted the Cup had they won it. "We would have figured that out, ...

Alonso sets team RBI mark; Scherzer, Mets top A’s, hold lead

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Pete Alonso homered, doubled and drove in five runs to set the team record for RBIs, Max Scherzer pitched six sharp innings and the New York Mets routed the Oakland Athletics 13-4 Sunday to hold their NL East lead. The Mets remained 1 1/2 games ahead of Atlanta. New ...

Pitsenberger powers Yale to 38-14 victory over Cornell

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Freshman Joshua Pitsenberger caught a touchdown pass and ran for two short scores — all in the first half — and Yale breezed to a 38-14 victory over Cornell on Saturday. Nolan Grooms passed to Pitsenberger for a 5-yard score to stake Yale (1-1) to an early lead in the ...

Flacco’s time as Jets’ top QB winds down, Wilson on way back

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Zach Wilson is getting closer to playing again for the New York Jets. That means Joe Flacco's time as the starting quarterback is coming to a close. It could be next week. Or maybe a few weeks. Either way, when Wilson's knee is totally healthy, he'll be back under ...

Szmyt’s 5 field goals help Syracuse overcome Virginia 22-20

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Andre Szmyt knocked in five field goals, including the 31-yard game-winner with just over a minute left, and Syracuse held off Virginia's second-half comeback to beat the Cavaliers 22-20 on Friday night. Syracuse led 16-0 at halftime, but Virginia recorded three ...

Mets beat Athletics 9-2 to extend division lead over Braves

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Eduardo Escobar has found his hitting stroke at just the right time for the New York Mets. Escobar hit a grand slam, Chris Bassitt pitched eight sharp innings in his return to Oakland, and the Mets extended their lead in the NL East by beating the Athletics 9-2 on ...

Cowboys and Giants renew NFC East rivalry on Monday night

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants are going to renew their NFC East rivalry on Monday night, —and this one might be an indication of whether the times are changing. The Cowboys, the defending division champions, have owned the Giants the last five years. ...

Milestone balls leave fans with a choice: Return it or sell?

If Aaron Judge passes Roger Maris, some lucky fan might become this generation's Sal Durante. As a 19-year-old in 1961, Durante caught Maris' record-breaking 61st home run. The story of what followed — Durante sold the ball for $5,000, and it was returned to Maris as part of the deal — ...

Undefeated Bills, Dolphins face off in AFC East showdown

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Two games into the season, the Super Bowl appears to be an attainable goal for the Buffalo Bills. The Bills returned mostly the same offense that fell just short against Kansas City in a divisional-round thriller last year and retooled their defensive front with ...

Jets rookie Garrett Wilson breaks out, wants to be ‘great’

Garrett Wilson has watched the replays of his two-touchdown breakout performance in the New York Jets' victory last Sunday at Cleveland. Good stuff, of course. But the rookie wide receiver has focused even more in the film room on the plays he didn't make. "You don't even want to watch the ...

Undefeated Bills, Dolphins face off in AFC East showdown

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Two games into the season, the Super Bowl appears to be an attainable goal for the Buffalo Bills. The Bills returned mostly the same offense that fell just short against Kansas City in a divisional-round thriller last year and retooled their defensive front with ...

Judge falls just short of 61, Yanks clinch playoff berth

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge fell a few feet short of a record-tying 61st homer, hitting a 404-foot drive caught just in front of the center field wall, and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Thursday night on Josh Donaldson's 10th-inning single to clinch their sixth straight ...