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Rookie tag aside, Bills CB Elam sets sights on starting job

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Kaiir Elam isn't big on labels. The cornerback didn't consider himself a freshman at Florida in 2019, when he became the 10th Gator since 1996 to have at least three interceptions in his first season. And the Buffalo Bills' first-round draft pick certainly doesn't ...

Taylor knows his role with the Giants is to back up Jones

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tyrod Taylor signed with the New York Giants, knowing the only way he would start at quarterback would be if Daniel Jones played poorly or got hurt. It's as simple as that for the well-traveled 32-year-old who is entering his 12th NFL season. Jones has been the ...

Confident Jets aim to go from worst to first on defense

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sheldon Rankins is not one to sugarcoat things or mince words. Like, ever. So when the New York Jets defensive lineman was asked what he expects from the defense, he was straight-up honest. "I think the expectations, to a man, have to be (to) be the best defense in ...

Vogelbach’s slam, Alonso’s HR send Mets past Nationals 9-5

WASHINGTON (AP) — Daniel Vogelbach hit a grand slam and Pete Alonso connected for his 28th homer, helping the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 9-5 on Wednesday. New York won for the eighth time in nine games and opened a 3½-game lead over second-place Atlanta in the NL East. The ...

Ionescu helps New York rally past Los Angeles 64-61

NEW YORK (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu scored eight of her 20 points in the final 2:18 and the Liberty rallied from a 15-point deficit in the third quarter to beat the Los Angeles Sparks 64-61 on Wednesday night. The Liberty (13-18) earned two wins over the Sparks (12-19) in the span of 24 hours, ...

DeGrom dazzles in return, bullpen costs Mets in loss to Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nerves lasted longer than usual for Jacob deGrom. He was perfectly fine with that after waiting so long to get back on the mound. Making his first major league start in more than a year, deGrom looked almost back to his Cy Young Award self, allowing one run on three ...

Haggerty hits pinch homer and M’s hang on to beat Yanks 8-6

NEW YORK (AP) — Pinch-hitter Sam Haggerty opened the seventh inning with a go-ahead homer, Andrés Muñoz escaped a bases-loaded jam in the ninth and the Seattle Mariners hung on for a 8-6 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night after blowing a four-run lead. The switch-hitting ...

Gallo sent to Dodgers by Yankees after strikeout-filled year

NEW YORK (AP) — Joey Gallo's unproductive tenure with the New York Yankees ended when he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday for minor league right-hander Clayton Beeter. The 28-year-old outfielder was acquired from Texas on July 29 last year and hit .159 for the Yankees with 25 ...

Giants QB Daniel Jones still making mistakes early in camp

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — When Brian Daboll was hired to be the New York Giants coach, there were hopes his offensive wizardy would rub off on Daniel Jones and make him a much better quarterback. In four seasons as the Buffalo Bills' offensive coordinator, Daboll did a masterful job of ...

AP source: Bills safety Poyer hyperextends left elbow

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills starting safety Jordan Poyer hyperextended his left elbow and is expected to miss several weeks, a person with direct knowledge of the injury confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday. The person added Poyer should return before the start of the ...

Rebuff favored in $1 million Hambletonian at the Meadowlands

CREAM RIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Rebuff, who won one of last week's two elimination races, drew the No. 1 post and was made the 9-5 morning-line favorite in the $1 million Hambletonian at the Meadowlands on Saturday. Jiggy Jog S, who won the other elimination and is one of two fillies in the race, ...

Yankees get OF Bader from Cardinals for LHP Montgomery

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees acquired Gold Glove-winning center fielder Harrison Bader from the St. Louis Cardinals for left-hander Jordan Montgomery ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline, a surprising deal aimed at improving defense. A speedy 28-year-old from Bronxville, New York, Bader has not ...

Ionescu, Howard help Liberty cruise past Sparks, 102-73

NEW YORK (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu scored 31 points on 11-of-16 shooting, Natasha Howard had 24 points and 11 rebounds and the New York Liberty beat the Los Angeles Sparks 102-73 on Tuesday night in the first of back-to-back games between the teams. The Liberty (12-18) and Los Angeles (12-18), ...

Mets get Ruf from Giants, Givens from Cubs before deadline

NEW YORK (AP) — Determined to keep their top minor league prospects, the New York Mets made incremental upgrades to the lineup and bullpen at the trade deadline. Without a big splash, they hope that's enough to sink Atlanta in the NL East. The first-place Mets acquired designated hitter ...

Trending? Jets’ Wilson deletes social media apps before camp

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Zach Wilson knows what comes with the territory of being an NFL quarterback, especially one in the New York area. With such a large media presence and massive fan base, every throw on the field — even in practice — and each move off it is scrutinized. So how ...

Judge hits 43rd HR, Yanks beat Ms 7-2 for winning home mark

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge hit his major league-leading 43rd home run, Jose Trevino had his first multihomer game and the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 7-2 Monday night in a series opener between teams bulking up for the postseason. Anthony Rizzo started the onslaught with a ...

Mets win 7th in a row; Soto homers in possible Nats swansong

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Alonso and Francisco Lindor homered, Max Scherzer defeated his former team, and the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 7-3 Monday night for their seventh consecutive victory on the eve of ace Jacob deGrom's season debut. Washington slugger Juan Soto homered ...

Montas to Yankees, Mancini to Astros ahead of trade deadline

NEW YORK (AP) — The trade market got busy ahead of Tuesday's deadline, with the New York Yankees acquiring pitcher Frankie Montas from Oakland for four prospects. As contenders bulked up ahead of stretch runs and possible postseason appearances, San Diego got All-Star closer Josh Hader from ...

Alexander gives Jets D ‘Coke with a little something in it’

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Kwon Alexander flew around the field in his first practice with the New York Jets, making plays and popping pads. "It felt legendary, man," the veteran linebacker said with a smile Monday. And it was certainly a solid first impression for Alexander, who had his ...

Yankees acquire reliever Scott Effross in trade with Cubs

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees acquired rookie reliever Scott Effross in a trade with the Chicago Cubs on Monday. Effross, a sidearming right-hander, is 1-4 with a 2.66 ERA and one save in 47 games this year. He made his big league debut last season, going 2-1 with a 3.68 ERA in 14 ...