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New York Mets' Michael Conforto, right, is greeted by teammate Pete Alonso after hitting a solo run home run against the Miami Marlins in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
August 08, 2019 - 11:16 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors today: UNEXPECTED IN THE EAST The Nationals and Mets begin a three-game series in Queens with surprising significance considering both teams have been more than 10 games below .500 this season. Washington now leads the NL wild-card race, and New York is...
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August 08, 2019 - 9:34 pm
ELMONT, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state board responsible for economic development has approved a $1.3 billion project to build a 19,000-seat arena for the New York Islanders hockey team at Belmont Park. Newsday reports the six members of the Empire State Development board voted Thursday in favor of...
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale delivers to the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 08, 2019 - 6:42 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale righted himself and struck out 13 over eight two-hit innings, Sam Travis hit a two-run homer and the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-0 on Thursday night. Sale (6-11) had allowed 14 runs over nine innings during his previous two starts, both against the rival...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2019, file photo, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross speaks in Davie, Fla. Ross, a billionaire New York investor who is hosting a high-dollar fundraiser for President Donald Trump also has a financial interest in the president’s business empire. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
August 08, 2019 - 3:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A billionaire New York investor and owner of the Miami Dolphins who is hosting a high-dollar fundraiser for Donald Trump on Friday also has a financial interest in the president's business empire — including his iconic Manhattan tower. Shortly after Trump's election, Stephen M...
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August 08, 2019 - 1:26 pm
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive end Robert Quinn has been suspended for the first two games of the regular season for violating the NFL's ban on performance enhancers. Quinn was acquired in a trade with Miami in the offseason. The league said Thursday the ninth-year player is...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson (29) warms up before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, in Cleveland. The Browns have traded disgruntled running back Duke Johnson, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, to the Houston Texans for an undisclosed 2020 draft pick. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
August 08, 2019 - 9:58 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Duke Johnson got his wish, and the Browns got more than expected for him. Cleveland traded the disgruntled running back to the Houston Texans on Thursday for an undisclosed 2020 draft pick. A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press that the Browns are getting a...
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August 07, 2019 - 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Illinois' two senators have urged Major League Baseball to be more transparent about fans who are injured by foul balls, saying the lack of data is creating confusion about the extent of the problem. Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth said in a letter to baseball...
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Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez watches his two-run home run off Texas Rangers starting pitcher Ariel Jurado with Rangers catcher Jose Trevino during the seventh inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader in Cleveland, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
August 07, 2019 - 12:54 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — José Ramírez's two-run homer in the seventh inning — just Cleveland's third hit — sent the Indians to a 2-0 win over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday in the first game of a doubleheader. Ramírez connected on a 2-0 pitch from Ariel Jurado (6-7), who had blanked the Indians on two...
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New York Mets' Pete Alonso (20) and Mickey Callaway (36) celebrate the team's 5-0 win over the Miami Marlins in a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 06, 2019 - 8:22 pm
A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: METS ON THE MOVE The Mets go for their 13th win in 14 tries and a four-game sweep when lefty Steven Matz (6-7, 4.60) faces Miami's Jordan Yamamoto (4-2, 3.94) at Citi Field. The hard-charging Mets are 58-56, a sharp turnaround since losing...
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New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 06, 2019 - 7:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Zack Wheeler ground up Miami over eight innings, Wilson Ramos and Pete Alonso homered, and the New York Mets beat the Marlins 5-0 Tuesday night for their 12th win in 13 games. The hard-charging Mets improved to 58-56 a night after surpassing the .500 mark for the first time since...
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