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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. ...

For Giants QB Daniel Jones, it’s a make-or-break season

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — While there will be plenty of New York Giants players, coaches and front office personnel under the microscope heading into the season, no one is going to be watched more closely than Daniel Jones. The 25-year-old quarterback is heading into a make-or-break year ...

Bills QB Allen stays true to his roots as his NFL star rises

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A young Josh Allen couldn't wait to clamber into the front seat of his father's Chevy Silverado for the 20-minute ride to school each morning, knowing he'd have an opportunity to regale an imaginary TV audience with his latest sports exploit. With his left hand on the ...

Mets plan deGrom return next week after latest rehab start

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets ace Jacob deGrom pitched four innings Wednesday for Triple-A Syracuse, finishing strong after a shaky start in what's expected to be his last minor league rehab outing before rejoining New York's rotation. "The plan right now if everything progresses well is to pitch for ...

Jets switch Mekhi Becton to right tackle from left side

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Mekhi Becton and his pancake blocks are being flipped to the right side of the New York Jets' offensive line. Coach Robert Saleh announced Wednesday after the team's first training camp practice that Becton will be the starting right tackle this season. The 2020 ...

Yankees get OF Benintendi from Royals for 3 minor leaguers

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees acquired All-Star outfielder Andrew Benintendi from the Kansas City Royals for three minor league pitchers on Wednesday night in what could be the first in a flurry of moves ahead of next week's trade deadline. The AL East leaders sent right-handers ...