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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 ...

Ouch! Mets set MLB record with 106 hit batters in season

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The New York Mets set a major league record with 106 hit batters this season when Mark Canha was plunked twice and Luis Guillorme once in Wednesday's 6-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. New York has been hit one more time than the 2021 Cincinnati Reds. "It's like a broken ...

Brosseau slam lifts Brewers 6-0, Mets set hit batter record

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pinch-hitter Mike Brosseau greeted Drew Smith with a grand slam in the pitcher's return from two months on the injured list, and the New York Mets squandered a chance to boost their NL East lead with a 6-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday. Willy Adames hit a ...

Judge stuck at 60 HRs as Yankees rout Pirates 14-2

NEW YORK (AP) — A sellout crowd of 46,175 groaned as Aaron Judge left the batter's box in the first and fifth innings. "Fans packed it out to see us win a ballgame and see some homers," he said with a widening smile and a twinkle in his eyes, "so I think I got to cut out this double stuff, I ...

Aaron Judge hits 60th homer, within 1 of Maris’ AL record

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge hit his 60th home run Tuesday night, matching Babe Ruth and moving within one of Roger Maris' American League season record. The New York Yankees slugger drove a 3-1 sinker from Pittsburgh's Wil Crowe 430 feet to the left field seats leading off the ninth inning. ...

Montas gets shoulder injection, may not start in playoffs

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Frankie Montas received a second cortisone injection in his ailing right shoulder and went on the injured list Tuesday, putting his rotation position in doubt for the postseason. Montas mentioned the shoulder issue to the Yankees after Friday's start in ...

Bills CB Dane Jackson avoids major injury, out of hospital

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A photo of cornerback Dane Jackson smiling alongside safety Micah Hyde as both players left the hospital was all it took to ease the mind of Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott on Tuesday morning. "Nate sent me a picture as I was heading home," McDermott said, ...

Bills showcasing their overall depth in 2 lopsided victories

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — One of the remarkable things about the Buffalo Bills starting the season at 2-0 is the manner in how they've steamrolled opponents while missing several key players in addition to the lopsided margins of victory. The Bills' secondary, minus star cornerback ...

Bills OL Hart suspended 1 game for swing at Titans player

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The NFL suspended Buffalo Bills backup offensive lineman Bobby Hart for one game on Tuesday, a day after he took a swing at a Titans player and instead struck a Tennessee coach in the head following a 41-7 win. Hart was suspended without pay for unsportsmanlike ...

62 and 700: Judge, Pujols closing in on home run milestones

Aaron Judge and Albert Pujols could make this a milestone week for home runs. Judge hit two more Sunday, raising his season total to 59, two shy of Roger Maris' American League record. Now the slugger returns to Yankee Stadium, where New York plays its next six games. Pujols, meanwhile, is ...

Jets could set tone for season with stunning comeback win

NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe Robert Saleh and the New York Jets were on to something. A week ago, the coach made headlines when he boldly declared he and the team were "taking receipts" on all those who continuously mock the franchise. Things will change, he insisted, and they'll be happy to "shove ...

Mets have top payroll, Dodgers drop with Bauer suspension

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets are on track to have baseball's highest payroll for the first time since 1989, among a record-tying six teams set to pay a penalty for spending. The Los Angeles Dodgers, who started the season as the top spender, fell into second due to Trevor Bauer's ...