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Stenson has 3-shot lead in LIV Golf debut at Trump National

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Henrik Stenson overcame a double bogey on his third hole Saturday with a long eagle putt and enough birdies for a 2-under 69 at windy Trump National Bedminster and a three-shot lead over Dustin Johnson in the LIV Golf Invitational. Two weeks ago, Stenson had just ...

Jets’ first-round trio passing early tests in training camp

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sauce Gardner was relaxing on the plane ride from the NFL draft in Las Vegas to his new playing home in New Jersey when the magnitude of what was happening really started to sink in. The former Cincinnati cornerback was the No. 4 overall pick by the New York Jets. ...

Judge hits grand slam for 41st HR, Yanks rally past Royals

NEW YORK (AP) — There's no sorcery to Aaron Judge's recent success, although it looks that way, even close up. "Just takes the magic wand and does his thing," Yankees ace Gerrit Cole said. No doubt, this is Judge's show. He added a new trick Friday night, too — making someone else's homer ...

Marte’s 3 hits, Nimmo’s go-ahead HR lift Mets over Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — Starling Marte homered, tripled and drove in three runs, Brandon Nimmo broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run shot and the New York Mets overcame two early deficits to defeat the Miami Marlins 6-4 on Friday night. Nimmo finished with three RBIs from the leadoff spot and Marte ...

Yankees’ Aaron Judge 1st in majors to 40 home runs

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge became the first player in the majors with 40 home runs this season with a two-run drive for the New York Yankees against the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. The 6-foot-7 Judge robbed a home run from MJ Melendez to begin the game, then hit an estimated ...

Giants WR Toney showing positive signs after bad rookie year

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Kadarius Toney's rookie season with the New York Giants is best described as one great game, one good one and couple of flashes. It wasn't what the Giants needed from the first-round draft pick from Florida in a year where expectations were high. The wide ...

Vandersloot sparks Sky to 89-81 victory over Liberty

CHICAGO (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot had 23 points and nine assists to help the WNBA-leading Chicago Sky beat the New York Liberty 89-81 on Friday night. Vandersloot made a 3-pointer with 1:27 left, turning a two-point advantage into an 84-79 lead. She hadn't scored in double figures in eight ...

Naquin goes to 1st-place Mets from last-place Reds

MIAMI (AP) — Tyler Naquin went to the first-place Mets from the last-place Reds and was on the bench for Friday night's series opener at Miami. New York acquired the left-handed-hitting outfielder and lefty reliever Phillip Diehl from on Thursday night in a deal for two teenage minor ...

Jets sign veteran LB Kwon Alexander for depth on defense

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Kwon Alexander is reuniting with Robert Saleh and providing the New York Jets' linebacker corps with a veteran presence. The 27-year-old Alexander signed a one-year deal with the Jets on Friday, a move that came after the team worked him out during the ...

Benintendi won’t say whether will get vaccinated with Yanks

NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Benintendi wouldn't say whether he will get vaccinated for COVID-19 now that he's with the first-place New York Yankees rather than the last-place Kansas City Royals. A day after New York acquired the 28-year-old All-Star from the Royals for three minor league ...

Judge’s 3rd walk-off HR of year lifts Yanks over Royals 1-0

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge is turning walk-off home runs into a routine. Judge hit his major league-leading 39th home run for his third walk-off long ball this season, lifting the New York Yankees over the Kansas City Royals 1-0 Thursday night. New York was held to one hit before Judge ...

Mets get Naquin, reliever from Reds for 2 minor leaguers

NEW YORK (AP) — The first-place New York Mets acquired outfielder Tyler Naquin and left-handed reliever Phillip Diehl from the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night in a trade for two teenage minor leaguers. Cincinnati received outfielder Hector Rodríguez and right-hander Jose Acuña. Naquin, ...

Rangers agree with winger Kaapo Kakko on 2-year contract

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with forward Kaapo Kakko on a two-year contract worth $4.2 million. The deal with the No. 2 pick in the 2019 draft carries an annual salary cap hit of $2.1 million. General manager Chris Drury announced the agreement Thursday. Kakko ...

Belmont Park to construct tunnels allowing infield access

NEW YORK (AP) — Belmont Park will hold its fall meet at Aqueduct during construction of vehicle and pedestrian tunnels that will allow access to the track's 45-acre infield. The New York Racing Association said the 28-day "Belmont at the Big A" meet begins Sept. 15 and runs through Oct. 30. ...

USA Luge doubles slider Jayson Terdiman retires, will coach

Jayson Terdiman is done with sliding. He's not done with luge. The two-time Olympian has been hired as a junior national team coach, USA Luge announced Thursday, while also making his retirement from competitive racing official. Terdiman said last December that he was retiring and didn't ...

Jets QB Wilson showing ‘pure confidence’ in huddle in Year 2

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The biggest difference Connor McGovern sees in Zach Wilson is what he hears in the huddle. A year ago, Wilson was a wide-eyed rookie quarterback for the New York Jets trying to digest a new playbook while adjusting to life as the anointed next savior for a franchise ...

Barkley believes the potential is there for another big year

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Saquon Barkley strode to the podium in the New York Giants field house in a pair of white socks and wearing his trademark No. 26 necklace. The seemingly ever-present smile was quickly visible. He was the same as always on Thursday on the second day of training ...

Mets’ Drew Smith goes on IL with strained right lat muscle

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mets reliever Drew Smith was put on the 15-day injured list Thursday because of a strained lat muscle in his right side. The move was retroactive to Monday, a day after Smith allowed an RBI double to San Diego's Eric Hosmer in the sixth inning. Smith got the win when ...

2-year-old colt trained by Baffert euthanized after accident

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — An unraced 2-year-old colt trained by Bob Baffert was euthanized after an accident at Los Alamitos, becoming the 10th horse to die at the Southern California track this year. Officials at the track in Orange County said Rapacious had completed his morning workout ...

MLB average salary up $1K after arbitration decisions, deals

NEW YORK (AP) — Recent arbitration decisions and settlements have lifted Major League Baseball's average salary by 6% from the start of the 2021 season to $4,415,275, according to a study by The Associated Press. When the AP first published the study on April 14, the average was $4,414,184. ...