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Charles Johnson, former Colorado, NFL receiver, dead at 50

RALEIGH. N.C. (AP) — Charles Johnson, the former Colorado receiver who won a Super Bowl title with New England in his nine-year NFL career, has died. He was 50. The university confirmed Johnson's death Wednesday through Heritage High School, the Wake Forest school where he was an assistant ...

Thomas helps short-handed Sun beat Liberty 82-63

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Brionna Jones tied a season-high with 21 points, Alyssa Thomas added 18 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and a season-high six steals and the short-handed Connecticut Sun beat the New York Liberty 82-63 on Tuesday. Connecticut (17-9) was without Jonquel Jones, ...

Longtime Mets Spanish broadcaster Alicea dies at 85

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime New York Mets Spanish broadcaster Juan Alicea died Monday, the team said. He was 85. The Mets said Alicea died in his sleep at home in Florida. Alicea joined the Mets in April 1969, the season they won their first World Series championship, and worked in the ...

Castellanos, Johnson help NYCFC beat Red Bulls

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Valentin Castellanos scored a goal and Sean Johnson had four saves to lead New York City FC to a 1-0 victory Sunday over the New York Red Bulls. Castellanos' game-winner came in the 69th minute to seal the win for NYCFC (11-4-5). Santiago Rodriguez had an assist on the ...

Blazers beat Knicks 85-77 to win NBA summer league title

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brandon Williams scored 22 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to an 85-77 victory over the New York Knicks in the NBA Summer League championship game on Sunday. It was the third time Portland played in the championship game since 2017, and its second title since. The ...

Cole, Carpenter send Yanks over Red Sox 13-2; Sale hurt

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole hardly believes he's solved pitching to Rafael Devers. At least he doesn't have to worry about quieting teammate Matt Carpenter's bat. The rest of the Yankees are satisfied with concluding a memorable first half with two decisive wins over their longtime rival ...

Judge, Carpenter HR twice, Yanks pound Red Sox 14-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge homered twice to match Roger Maris' franchise record of 33 before the All-Star break, Matt Carpenter also connected twice and drove in seven runs, and the New York Yankees throttled the Boston Red Sox 14-1 Saturday night. The major league-leading Yankees had lost ...

Dominguez, Wallner homer in Futures Game, AL beats NL 6-4

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New York Yankees prospect Jasson Dominguez and Minnesota's Matt Wallner hit two-run homers in the third inning, leading the American League over the National 6-4 Saturday in the annual Futures Game of top prospects. Dominguez, at 19 the second-youngest prospect at the game ...

Alonso, Ottavino lead Mets in DH opener; Cubs 8th L in row

CHICAGO (AP) — Pete Alonso hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning after Adam Ottavino worked out of a tricky jam, helping the New York Mets beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Saturday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader. The Cubs lost their eighth in a row. Alonso, who also drove in New ...

Bogaerts scores on wild pitch in 11th, Red Sox top Yanks 5-4

NEW YORK (AP) — Xander Bogaerts took his lead off third and wanted to be extra aggressive. "I just had in my head I had to be ready," the four-time All-Star said. "As soon I saw it bounce, I just took a chance and went." Bogaerts slid across the plate with the tiebreaking run in the 11th as ...

Becky Hammon thriving in 1st season as WNBA coach of Aces

NEW YORK (AP) — When Becky Hammon knew it was time to leave the NBA last winter after being an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs for eight seasons, she was faced with a tough choice. She had to choose between the two WNBA franchises she once played for, and both lobbied hard to make ...

With Josh Allen at QB, expectations are high for Bills

BUFFALO BILLS (12-7) CAMP SITE: Pittsford, New York LAST YEAR: A mere 13 seconds separated the Bills from reaching the AFC championship game for a second straight year. Instead, Buffalo squandered a three-point lead in a heartbreaking, yet thrilling 42-36 OT loss in being eliminated by Kansas ...

Bill Miller to umpire behind plate in All-Star Game

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Miller will umpire at home plate in Tuesday night's All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. This will be the second All-Star Game for the 55-year-old, who worked right field at the 2007 game in San Francisco. Miller became an MLB umpire in 1999 and a crew chief ...

Mets-Cubs game at Wrigley postponed by rain: DH on Saturday

CHICAGO (AP) — The second game of the New York Mets' four-game series at the Chicago Cubs has been postponed by rain. Steady rain fell in Chicago on Friday morning, and it was expected to continue for much of the afternoon. The game was rescheduled for a split-doubleheader on Saturday. The ...

Hard-throwing Kumar Rocker ready for his second MLB draft

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Kumar Rocker is ready for a second go-round in the MLB draft. A year after he was the lone first-round pick to not sign with a team, the hard-throwing right-hander and former Vanderbilt star is fresh from a brief professional tune-up that has him on track to be selected ...

Devils thrilled to add Palat after missing out on Gaudreau

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — While thrilled to have signed two-time Stanley Cup champion Ondrej Palat in free agency, Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald briefly felt star attraction Johnny Gaudreau would be returning to New Jersey. It didn't work out that way. "Johnny Hockey" chose the Columbus ...

Yankees bring back INF/OF Tyler Wade in deal with Angels

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees reacquired utility player Tyler Wade from the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday for a player to be named or cash. The speedy Wade was assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The 27-year-old hit .218 with 22 runs, five doubles, a homer and eight RBIs in ...

Carrasco, Mets hand Cubs 7th straight loss, 8-0

CHICAGO (AP) — Carlos Carrasco pitched six sharp innings, Brandon Nimmo and Pete Alonso homered, and the New York Mets handed the Chicago Cubs their seventh straight loss, 8-0 on Thursday night. The Mets won for the third time in four games, maintained their 2 1/2-game lead over Atlanta in ...

Votto delivers, Reds surprise Yanks 7-6 in 10 to win series

NEW YORK (AP) — Raise your hand if you saw that coming from the Cincinnati Reds. Joey Votto lined a tiebreaking double in a three-run 10th inning for his second go-ahead hit of the night, and Cincinnati beat the New York Yankees 7-6 on Thursday to earn an unexpected series win. Last in the ...

Becky Hammon thriving in first season as coach of the Aces

NEW YORK (AP) — When Becky Hammon knew it was time to leave the NBA last winter after being an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs for eight seasons, she was faced with a tough choice. She had to choose between the two WNBA franchises she once played for, and both lobbied hard to make ...