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July 24, 2016 - 4:27pm
16 min 36 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Carlos Beltran and Mark Teixeira hit early solo home runs and the New York Yankees beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 Sunday to complete a 6-4 homestand that likely was too little and too late to keep management from selling off players ahead of the Aug. 1 trade deadline.

Making his second start following a brief bullpen banishment, Eovaldi (9-6) carried a five-hitter into the seventh, escaping...

July 24, 2016 - 4:15pm
16 min 36 sec ago

PORTSMOUTH, England (AP) — British sailing star Sir Ben Ainslie clinched his second straight hometown America's Cup World Series victory with a win and two second-place finishes in Sunday's three races.

Ainslie's Land Rover BAR team finished with 82 points, one ahead of his former employer, two-time defending America's Cup champion Oracle Team USA.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge presented the trophy to Ainslie, who was knighted following the...

July 24, 2016 - 4:07pm
26 min 35 sec ago

MIAMI (AP) — Steven Matz pitched six innings Sunday for his first win since May, and the New York Mets took the rubber game of their series against Miami, 3-0.

Matz (8-6) allowed four hits, walked two and struck out six. Pitching despite a bone spur in his elbow, he had been 0-5 in his past nine starts with an ERA of 4.73.

Jose Reyes drove in the first run with a two-out RBI triple in the third inning. Yoenis Cespedes and James Loney contributed...

July 24, 2016 - 4:07pm
26 min 35 sec ago

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A sheriff's department official says Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler have died in a car crash in Wisconsin after coaching at a kicking clinic. Louisiana State's kicker was injured in the crash.

Waukesha County Lt. Thom Moerman said speed was likely a factor in the single-vehicle crash that happened around 11:45 p.m. Saturday night.

The 24-year-old Sadler, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was...

July 24, 2016 - 3:39pm
26 min 35 sec ago

TORONTO (AP) — J.A. Happ and three relievers combined on a one-hitter, Edwin Encarnacion hit a solo home run and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 on Sunday, avoiding a three-game sweep.

Happ (13-3) won his eighth straight decision and set a career-high for victories. The left-hander allowed Seattle's lone hit, a single by Leonys Martin in the third.

Brett Cecil worked the seventh, Jason Grilli pitched the eighth and Roberto Osuna...

July 24, 2016 - 3:38pm
26 min 35 sec ago

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Ken Griffey Jr. has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Griffey, the first No. 1 draft pick to be selected for enshrinement, played 22 big-league seasons with the Mariners, Reds and White Sox and was selected on a record 99.32 percent of ballots cast, an affirmation of sorts for his clean performance during baseball's so-called Steroids Era.

A 13-time All-Star selection and 10-time Gold Glove Award winner, Griffey...

July 24, 2016 - 3:28pm
36 min 33 sec ago

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice, Sacha Kljestan had a goal and two assists and the New York Red Bulls beat New York City FC 4-1 on Sunday.

Wright-Phillips poked a shot from the center of the box, off the pass from Kljestan, past a charging Josh Saunders in the 20th minute. Three minutes later, Kljestan found Ronald Zubar who gave the Red Bulls (9-9-4) a 2-0 lead.

Kljestan converted a penalty kick, after a hand ball in the...

July 24, 2016 - 3:14pm
36 min 33 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Adam Eaton's game-winning single in the ninth inning lifted the White Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, hours after they suspended ace Chris Sale for five days.

Scheduled to start this game on Saturday, Sale instead got sent home and punished by the team for destroying collared throwback uniforms the team was scheduled to wear. The game was interrupted three times by thunderstorms on Saturday before getting suspended after eight...

July 24, 2016 - 3:07pm
36 min 33 sec ago
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July 24, 2016 - 3:00pm
36 min 33 sec ago

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Mike Piazza has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Selected by the Dodgers in the 62nd round of the 1988 amateur draft with the 1,390th pick, ahead of only five other players, Piazza is the lowest-drafted player to reach the Hall of Fame. He made it in on his fourth try.

Piazza played 16 years with five teams and hit 427 home runs, including a major-league record 396 as a catcher. A 12-time All-Star, Piazza won 10...

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