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Hugh McElhenny, Hall of Fame halfback with 49ers, dies at 93

Hugh McElhenny, the elusive Hall of Fame halfback who starred in the San Francisco 49ers' "Million Dollar Backfield" in the mid-1950s, has died. He was 93. The Pro Football Hall of Fame said Thursday that McEhlenny died of natural causes June 17 at his home in Nevada, and that son-in-law Chris ...

NYRA suspends Baffert 1 year; eligible to return in January

The New York Racing Association suspended trainer Bob Baffert for one year Thursday for repeated medication violations, A panel credited Baffert for time served from an initial suspension that makes the two-time Triple Crown-winner eligible to saddle horses in New York again Jan. 26. The final ...

Cortes presents Kaat with Yanks award after ‘molester’ label

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Nestor Cortes presented broadcaster and Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Kaat with the franchise's Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday night, about three weeks after Kaat used an offensive nickname when talking about New York's breakout left-hander. The 83-year-old ...

Canisius recruit gets bail on gun charges; school drops him

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state supreme court judge on Thursday set bail at $100,000 for a Canisius College basketball recruit arrested for having two handguns, a shotgun and numerous high-capacity magazines outside the school's indoor athletic complex. Shortly after Judge Debra Givens ...

AP source: Kemba Walker trade to Pistons among Knicks’ moves

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks removed Kemba Walker and added no players in the first round of the NBA draft on Thursday. Walker wasn't around the Knicks late in the season and now he won't be with them at all after they agreed to deal him to the Detroit Pistons. That was among the ...

Alvarez, Tucker help Astros to 8-2 interleague win over Mets

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros manager Dusty Baker considered giving Yordan Álvarez another day off after he sat out one game with a minor hand injury. But the slugger told Baker he was ready, so Álvarez was penciled into the lineup Tuesday night. "And ready he was," Baker said. Álvarez hit a ...

Judge homers twice, Yankees come back to beat Rays 5-4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Judge hit his major league-leading 26th and 27th home runs, Jose Trevino delivered a two-run shot that put New York ahead in the eighth inning and the Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Wednesday night. Judge's 22nd career multi-homer game helped the ...

Alvarez, Tucker help Astros to 8-2 interleague win over Mets

HOUSTON (AP) — Astros manager Dusty Baker considered giving Yordan Álvarez another day off after he sat out one game with a minor hand injury. But the slugger told Baker he was ready, so Álvarez was penciled into the lineup Tuesday night. "And ready he was," Baker said. Álvarez hit a ...

Paredes’ 3 homers lift Rays 5-4, Yanks’ 3rd loss in 20 games

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Isaac Paredes homered in his first three at-bats and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Yankees 5-4 on Tuesday night, handing New York only its third loss in 20 games. Paredes combined with Harold Ramirez for back-to-back homers in the first off Nestor Cortes, then put ...

Mets recall Dom Smith from Triple-A after 3-week stint

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have promoted first baseman/outfielder Dominic Smith from Triple-A Syracuse, ending the popular 26-year-old's three-week stint in the minor leagues. New York called up Smith and put right-hander Seth Lugo on the paternity list Monday prior to a game against ...

Expecting new dad Peterson sharp for Mets; McNeil hurt

NEW YORK (AP) — The bullpen phone was a secondary concern for Mets starter David Peterson on Monday compared to the one sitting in the trainer's room. His cell phone never buzzed, and that was OK by him. Peterson will worry about his wife's delivery another day. Peterson pitched into the ...

Cole no-hit bid into 8th, Yanks beat Rays 4-2 for 50th win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Gerrit Cole took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning, Aaron Hicks hit a tiebreaking triple in the ninth as Manuel Margot slammed into the right-field wall and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Monday night for their 50th win. New York has won 17 ...

Bird’s late 3 seals Storm win in her New York finale

NEW YORK (AP) — Sue Bird admitted that it felt like a fairy tale. It was only fitting that her final regular-season game in her hometown of New York ended with her hitting the last shot. The league's all-time assist leader made a 3-pointer to seal the game and give the Seattle Storm a 81-72 ...

Jerar Encarnación slam in debut lifts Marlins over Mets 6-2

NEW YORK (AP) — Jerar Encarnación was called up to the major leagues, and Miami Marlins teammate Sandy Alcantara made a promise to the 24-year-old. "I told him if you get a hit or a homer, I'm going to buy something," the pitcher recalled saying on the way back to the team hotel Friday ...

Magno scores tying goal for NYCFC in 1-1 tie with Rapids

NEW YORK (AP) — Talles Magno scored the equalizer for New York City FC in a 1-1 draw with the Colorado Rapids on Sunday. Magno's tying goal came in the 72nd minute for NYCFC (8-3-3). Maxi Moralez had an assist on the goal. Michael Barrios scored the lone goal for the Rapids (5-6-4). NYCFC ...

Blue Jays rally from 5 down, end Yankees’ 9-game win streak

TORONTO (AP) — Lourdes Gurriel Jr. launched his fifth career grand slam, Teoscar Hernández hit a go-ahead, three-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to stop the Yankees' nine-game winning streak, beating New York 10-9 Sunday. Josh Donaldson, Anthony Rizzo, Gleyber Torres, Kyle ...

Walker dominates Marlins, Lindor homers as Mets win 3-2

NEW YORK (AP) — Taijuan Walker retired 18 in a row and pitched into the seventh inning, Francisco Lindor homered for the second straight game and the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 Saturday. The Mets have won three straight and five of six, earning their NL-best 44th victory and ...

Taillon, Hicks lead Yankees to 9th straight win, beat Jays

TORONTO (AP) — Jameson Taillon and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, Aaron Hicks lined a three-run double and the New York Yankees extended their winning streak to nine by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 Saturday. Taillon (8-1) allowed four hits and struck out eight in 5 2-3 innings ...

Mets host the Marlins, look to continue home win streak

The New York Mets host the Miami Marlins looking to continue a three-game home winning streak. Miami Marlins (28-35, fourth in the NL East) vs. New York Mets (44-23, first in the NL East) New York; Sunday, 1:40 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Sandy Alcantara (6-2, 1.68 ERA, .96 WHIP, ...

Mets meet the Marlins with 1-0 series lead

The New York Mets lead 1-0 in a four-game series with the Miami Marlins. Miami Marlins (28-34, fourth in the NL East) vs. New York Mets (43-23, first in the NL East) New York; Saturday, 4:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Braxton Garrett (1-1, 4.00 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 10 strikeouts); ...